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Find, book and then check in at your perfect Florence hotel and feel the magic for yourself...
This city is an art destination of enormous significance and a highlight of any trip to Italy. Of course, you must ogle at Michelangelo's David, plus a handful of other must-see artistic triumphs, but don't forget to savour the exquisite pleasures of life in Florence: taste delicious Italian cuisine, peruse expensive designer wares, stand for a morning coffee with the locals and join in when the city's numerous annual events swing into action.
And, of course, you're in beautiful, sun-drenched Tuscany, where the hills roll and the wine flows.
Whether you're looking for centrally located Florence accommodation, within mere steps of the city's top attractions, or you fancy a serene break amid the vineyards of Tuscany, you can find your ideal hotel at the best price by using the search tool on TravelSupermarket. We compare prices on hotels so that you don't have to.
So what can you expect of a hotel in Florence? Here's the lowdown on the city's hotels - it should help you to find your ideal room...
Florence hotels are varied in terms of style, and you won't find many big-brand international chain hotels, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, some of the international chains have properties in the city - look out for hotels from the likes of Best Western, Hilton, Starhotels, NH Hoteles and Novotel.
You'll find grand palace-style hotels, hip designer boutiques, family-run B&Bs, nearby hill-side hotels with a rural edge, and decent budget hotels - though prices for hotels in Florence are high compared with other cities of its size in Europe.
It's all about luxury and good living in Florence, and many visitors stretch to the best they can afford to sample the best of the Renaissance City. Car parking is at a premium, so budget this into your stay if you are arriving using your own wheels.
The historic centre (centro storico) is compact, and split by the river Arno, so getting about on foot is simple. There are lots of larger hotels located in the centre, so you can be close to attractions such as the Duomo, galleries and the Ponte Vecchio - one of the most photographed bridges in all of Italy.
If you prefer not to stay with the tourist throngs yet still desire to be close to the main attractions, consider hotels on the south side of the river in Oltrarno. There's more of a neighbourhood feel here, with good restaurants and bars where locals drink.
Things to look out for if you're staying in Florence in summer include air conditioning, balconies or a garden or terrace within the hotel - they'll be a source of relief when the heat of July and August swarms through the city streets.
Prepare to be spellbound by Florence - this city does high culture and it does it on a rather grand scale...
Top five attractions
Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore)
The life of this building began in the 13th century, and it is still the beating heart of Florence. The dome is striking and it's a good idea to use it as a navigation aid when sightseeing in Florence and enjoying a city break. Climb inside the dome if you have a head for heights.
Galleria degli Uffizi
See some of the world's most treasured masterpieces at this popular gallery; book tickets in advance to avoid lengthy queues.
There is plenty to see within this extensive attraction, but the crowds will be making for Michelangelo's David - the famed naked man. Once again, booking tickets in advance will save some waiting.
More paintings, plus plenty of other exhibits, make this gallery another popular attraction. Be sure to stroll around the sculptures of the Boboli Gardens.
Lined with shops and occasional gaps filled with tourists, the views are incredible and the sense of medieval Italy is intense.
Robin Hood of course features on Nottingham's list of annual events, alongside many other festivals of culture and all-out family fun!
Robin Hood Festival; August: You'll have to travel an hour north to Sherwood Forest for this annual event, but fans of the fabled outlaw won't mind. From woodland magic and music workshops, to evening merriment and jousting, this is one fun event.
Nottingham Caribbean Carnival; August: The city's large Caribbean population turns out in force to set the stage for one of the best events of the year. A riot of colourful costumes and beguiling dances entrance visitors.
Nottingham Goose Fair; October: A huge travelling funfair arrives at the city's Forest Recreation Ground and for a few days in autumn the excitement never stops.