Articles Mentioning Florence Hotels

The 6 Most Luxurious Hotels in Italy and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como Between its culturally rich cities, charming countryside, appealing climate, and delicious cuisine, Italy makes a strong case for being one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. And when it comes to living the high life, the country’s vast array of luxurious hotels — from lakeside resorts to historic Roman villas…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…

You Could Be Fined for Snacking on the Street in Florence

Florence, Italy/Oyster Florence, a city that’s known for its food — pizza, pasta, gelato — is prohibiting tourists and locals from pausing and snacking on some of its most popular sidewalks, roads, and doorsteps in the historic center. Effective September 4, the ordinance impacts streets near the Uffizi Galleries and the Palazzo Vecchio, including Via…

11 Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Europe

Bed and breakfast — such a simple formula can help travelers feel at home in big, unfamiliar cities. Though B&Bs might conjure images of New England hideaways or stately Southern mansions with rocking chairs set up on screened-in porches, Europe, too, is filled with these quaint, intimate retreats. So, if your idea of a special…

9 Popular Tourist Destinations That Still Pack a Lot of Local Culture

One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, Bali and Cancun). Fortunately, there are many destinations that are able to attract millions of visitors each year while retaining the region’s way of life.…

Where to Stay in Italy’s Most Popular Destinations for Every Budget

There’s something for everyone in Italy — from art- and ruin-packed capitals for history buffs to seaside escapes and wineries for the relaxation-minded. Top tourist destinations include buzzing Rome and fashion-forward Milan, as well as the cliffside Amalfi Coast. Not only is there a spot perfect for each type of traveler, but there are also…

Top 5 Day Trips From Florence

Florence has more than enough Renaissance art and architecture, steak and Chianti, and designer boutiques. But should you want a change of pace, the city is also well positioned for day trips to a host of smaller destinations that are worth the drive or train ride. You can take your pick from cycling around a…

Where to Stay in Tuscany: Your Cheat Sheet to the Region

Tuscany is a place where every single stereotype checks out: the glorious Renaissance cities, the medieval villages hovering on hilltops, the rolling countryside that looks washed in a golden glow. There’s a reason why Tuscany has been a source of inspiration to travelers and artists, from Dante and Chaucer to Anthony Bourdain and Aziz Ansari.…

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

After months — or even years — of organizing, stressing, and saving for a wedding, couples finally get to kick back and relax during their honeymoon. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 1.4 million honeymooners per year, and in the last five years, 75 percent of newlyweds opted for vacations in the U.S.…