Budget: Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind in the ideally-located Hotel La Fortezza, tucked away in a quiet, residential neighbourhood. A stone’s throw away from the historic centre of Florence, this comfortable three-star hotel offers a complementary breakfast buffet, in-room refrigerator and optional superior rooms with balcony.
Viale Giovanni Milton 95, 50129. Phone: +39 055 463 9101. From £50. Mid-range: After a busy day sightseeing, sit back and relax with an aperitivo on the rooftop terrace of Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. Offering outstanding views of Florence and the surrounding hills, the threestar hotel’s elegant decor features antique furniture, paintings and frescoed ceilings. Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125. Phone: 00 39 055 062 1176. From £85.
Luxury: Lounge in the lap of luxury in the opulent 19th century surroundings of fivestar Hotel Villa Cora, originally built by a baron for his baroness in the 1870s. With a classically-designed interior featuring original frescoes and sculptures, the hotel offers picturesque views overlooking The Boboli Gardens. Recline in the open-air pool and spa or enjoy a chilled bottle of wine on the roof terrace.
Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125. Phone: 00 39 055 062 1320. From: £286.