Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

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Pros

Cons

  • Some complaints of noise from the restaurant and piazza below
  • Limited amenities
  • Staff not on-site 24 hours

Bottom Line

This intimate, family-run boutique is ideal for those seeking an authentic stay in Florence within easy reach of tourist sights. Built centuries ago as the home of a Florentine merchant family, this property was inherited through marriage by the Niccolinis in 1891. They have kept its historic charm intact, having preserved the wood-beamed ceilings and frescoed walls. Each guest room has a unique layout, but all are furnished with antiques, flat-screen TVs, and stocked mini-fridges. Many have large windows that feature stunning views of the iconic Duomo cathedral across the street. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi are great perks, but larger hotels nearby offer more amenities.

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 Location

Centrally located in Old Florence, across the street from the Duomo and walking distance to many tourist attractions

As its name suggests, the Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo is located in close proximity to the Piazza del Duomo -- the square surrounding the iconic cathedral church in Florence and one of the city's main attractions. The hotel is actually located across the street from this architectural marvel and guest rooms offer direct views of it, including the church bells that ring at regular intervals. The Palazzo Niccolini is in a perfect spot for visitors who are looking to tour the sights, as Florence's main attractions are within walking distance. Santa Maria Novella train station is also nearby, although a taxi is recommended if carrying large amounts of luggage.

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.

  • 19-minute drive to Peretola Airport
  • 1-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral across the street
  • 2-minute drive or 5-minute walk to the Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's famous David statue is housed
  • 4-minute drive or 11-minute walk to Santa Croce
  • 5-minute drive or 8-minute walk to Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 6-minute drive or 12-minute walk to Ponte Vecchio
  • 17-minute drive or 27-minute walk to Boboli Gardens
  • 10-minute drive or 12-minute walk to Santa Maria Novella train station

 Bottom Line

This intimate, family-run boutique is ideal for those seeking an authentic stay in Florence within easy reach of tourist sights. Built centuries ago as the home of a Florentine merchant family, this property was inherited through marriage by the Niccolinis in 1891. They have kept its historic charm intact, having preserved the wood-beamed ceilings and frescoed walls. Each guest room has a unique layout, but all are furnished with antiques, flat-screen TVs, and stocked mini-fridges. Many have large windows that feature stunning views of the iconic Duomo cathedral across the street. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi are great perks, but larger hotels nearby offer more amenities.

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Address

  • Via Dei Servi 2 Florence, FI 50123 Italy

Room Types

  • Blue Suite
  • Classic Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Double Deluxe Room
  • Double Standard Room
  • Double Superior Room
  • Duomo Suite
  • Empire Suite
  • Junior Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 10
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Province of Florence
Address: Via Dei Servi 2 Florence, FI 50123 Italy
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