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Florence Travel Guide

Florence is the capital city of the italian region of Tuscany.A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. Florence is also famous for its magnificent art and architecture.

About Florence

Florence covers an area of 39 square miles (102 sq. Km) and is estimated to have a population of 430.000 people being one of the most visited cities in Italy. The historic centre of Florence was declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

Grand Hotel Minerva

Gaze over the cultural city of Florence, with panoramic rooftop views and rooms overlooking the cloisters of the church of Santa Maria Novella.

Situated in the central Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this hotel has been embellished by the restoration work of the architects Edoardo Detti and Carlo Scarpa, yet offers plenty of modern faciliities to complement your stay.

As one of the most prestigious and well-known hotels in Florence, The Grand Hotel Minerva provides a free internet and Wi-Fi point, a solarium, and a rooftop pool and lounge bar offering panoramic views. The hotel has good public transport connections, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the central train station.

The large restaurant, I Chiostri, offers traditional Tuscan cuisine and during the summer months, it spills out onto the piazza for al fresco dining.

Business travellers may benefit from the 6 available meeting rooms, accommodating up to 90 people.

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