Offering free Wi-Fi and friendly service, air-conditioned rooms and a central location, Hotel Calzaiuoli is 2 minutes' walk from Florence Cathedral on Via Calzaiuoli, which runs through some of Florence's best sights.
Located in Florence's most exclusive shopping area, the Calzaiuoli is just steps away from some of the city's most famous monuments and historic buildings. The Uffizi and Accademia art galleries are less than 10 minutes' walk away.
Rooms at the Calzaiuoli Hotel come with satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Some offer views across the city's rooftops.
Start the day with a generous breakfast of traditional Florentine pastries and Tuscan savouries in the characteristic breakfast room. Breakfast can also be served in the comfort of your own room.
The Calzaiuoli also has a reading room, where you will find Italian and international newspapers and magazines.
The Via Calzaiuoli is one of the most famous streets in Florence. It connects the spiritual heart of the city, the Piazza Del Duomo, with the political, the Piazza Della Signoria, and like much of the old city it retains all its historic charm and elegant ambience. It serves the very same function today as it always did too, as one of the best shopping streets in the city. This is the heart of Florence, not just in terms of access to to the great historic sights and galleries but also its commercial centre as a vibrant contemporary city. The perfect location then to find a great Florence hotel, and the Hotel Calzaiuoli is just such an establishment.
Set behind an original medieval façade, the hotel blends seamlessly into the architectural fabric and visual appeal of the street, and just as many of the old buildings offer up-scale contemporary shopping, the interiors of Hotel Calzaiuoli offer truly modern living in a very old city. The importance of the street is immediately evidenced by the number of commemorative plaques found along its length. Among them is a plaque denoting the site of the original Roman wall, another dedicated to a passage from Dante's Inferno, and at no. 97 a plaque marking the laboratory of Donatello and Michellozzi.
In spite of all the queues and crowds for the city's most famous galleries, it is often said of Florence that one only need look around to immerse oneself in its greatest riches. In this respect Via Calzaiuoli is the ideal place to start a more personalised and authentic Florence adventure. See the Duomo of course, it is after all just a short walk away, but spend some time too, shopping or just discovering the story of Via Calzaiuoli, a story which begins right on the doorstep of the hotel which shares the name.