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On a mainly pedestrian street close to many of Florence's attractions, including Galleria dell'Accademia and the iconic Duomo cathedral
Located along the mainly pedestrian street of Via di Mezzo, the hotel is near a McDonald's and a clothing boutique, and less than a 10-minute walk from numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars. The city's cultural hot spots are also nearby, including the Galleria dell'Accademia and the iconic Duomo cathedral.
Florence is extremely pedestrian-friendly, and is one of Italy's most beautiful cities -- it's more compact, and less gritty, than Rome. The Duomo is the most iconic sight here, but other popular attractions include Michelangelo's "David" at the Galleria dell'Accademia, the works of Botticelli and da Vinci at the Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, which dates back to the 1300s. The Piazza della Signora is a popular tourist hub, and many hotels are located near it.
The Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is definitely distinctive, from its cheery yellow facade to its boldly decorated interior spaces. An extensive collection of contemporary art brings modern flair to the classically Italian public spaces and rooms, which feature coffered ceilings, exposed brick, and ornate furnishings. Guests seeking quiet surroundings should avoid street-facing rooms, as they are prone to traffic noise. The hotel offers a great base location for scouting Florence's tourist sites, as many are within walking distance. Before heading out for the day, guests can grab a bite to eat at the cozy breakfast lounge. For lunch and dinner options, the pretty Il Dresco bistro offers tasty Italian fare made with local ingredients.