Characterized by cobblestone streets, red rooftops, and sweeping views of the nearby Tuscany hills, Florence charms visitors from the moment they enter the city. Continue to be swept off your feet while visiting the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance at these lovely boutiques: 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.