Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Florence budget hotels but often includes Florence bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodations. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Florence Cathedral budget hotel.
The Florence Cathedral is also called the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or simply the Duomo. This majestic late Thirteenth Century to Fifteenth Century building defines the center of Florence. Don’t you dare miss this spectacular site. If you are in good physical shape you might try climbing the 463 steps to the top of the dome for a majestic view of Florence and its surroundings. Here are some hotels that you might consider which are located close to the Duomo. For your convenience we have listed these hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The Albergo Firenze Hotel.
The Albergo Firenze is located only a block from the Duomo. It is in the heart of Florence, between the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in all Florence. It has 57 rooms, many of which are suitable for three or four people. So if you book far enough ahead, especially in the off-season this hotel may be a relatively inexpensive option. The hotel address is Piazza Donati 4, Duomo. It has a breakfast room. The Albergo Firenze website is www.hotelfirenze-fi.it
The Hotel Aldini.
The Hotel Aldini is located a short walk away from the Duomo. It is located on the third floor of a historic building that was completely renovated in 2009. It has 14 rooms, singles, doubles, and triples. There is a breakfast buffet. The hotel address is Via dei Calzaiuoli, 13. The Hotel Aldini website is www.hotelaldini.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Tuscany or other Italian wines.
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Great hotels near the Cathedral in Florence, Italy