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Situated along a quiet, tree-lined street that is a bit far from major tourist sights
The Hotel Kraft stands along a quaint, tree-lined street near dozens of restaurants and shops. It's a less touristy area than other parts of the city, and most main attractions are not within easy walking distance.
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.
This 77-room hotel sits in a quiet locale that's a bit removed from Florence's main attractions. A major draw is the rooftop terrace with small, seasonal pool and bar that overlooks the Tuscan hillsides. The rooms, however, are a mixed bag -- some have a bland look with generic furniture, while others feature bright accent walls and stylish adornments such as gilded mirrors. Flat-screen TVs add a modern touch, but some furnishings are showing signs of wear and tear. Overall, this hotel is a decent value, with perks such as free daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi.