Close to Florence City Centre
Only 2 stops from the Historic Centre and a few minutes on foot from Fortezza da Basso
Avoiding the noise of the tourists crowd and the chaos of the city, Hotel La Fortezza welcomes you in an evocative 19th Century building located in a quiet and elegant RESIDENTIAL AREA.
Right outside the hotel entrance, with a few steps you can take the TRAM to get in front of the marble façade of Basilica Santa Maria Novella.
The “STROZZI / FALLACI” tram stop of the new T1 Leonardo line is at just a 90 METRES / 100 YARDS distance !
In a heartbeat you’ll be ready to explore the HISTORIC CENTRE of Florence and its centuries of art history !
Discover the new Tram of Florence and its great ADVANTAGES for YOUR HOLIDAY at La Fortezza
If you enjoy walking and would like to experience an authentic itinerary in the Medici city, you can get to the Accademia Gallery and Piazza del Duomo in 15 minutes on foot.
At Hotel la Fortezza you will find top comfort even if you are stopping off in Florence on business and taking part in Exhibitions and Events.
Both FORTEZZA DA BASSO and the CONFERENCE CENTRE are only 800 meters far from the hotel, just a few minutes on foot !
EXHIBITIONS IN FLORENCE
Hotel La Fortezza is really close to the exhibition and conference area in Florence, which, with its 3 buildings Fortezza da Basso, the Conference Building, and Palazzo degli Affari affords an incredible complex of 100,000 m2. It is the ideal location to organize exhibitions, shows, conferences and meetings, and each year it hosts national and international events like the unmissable Pitti Immagine.
Located just 15 minutes on foot from our hotel Accademia Gallery in Florence is famous because it houses the most beautiful sculptures by Michelangelo. Built to house the original David, which was transferred here in 1873, it boasts other important works of art such as “I Prigioni” and “San Matteo”. In the museum and annexed buildings there are also extraordinary paintings dating back to the period between 1200 and 1500 as well as an important collection of Medici and Lorena musical instruments.
THE UFFIZI GALLERY
Designed during the Renaissance by Vasari and Buontalenti, the Uffizi building was turned into a museum in 1581, and today with nearly 5,000 works of art it is the most important gallery in Italy and one of the most renowned in the world. The building also houses a superb collection of inestimable works of art that come mostly from the Medici Family collections, which have been enriched over the centuries by bequests, exchanges, and donations. Here you can see the most important works by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Cimabue, Giotto, Raffaello, Titian, Tintoretto, and many more besides.
PIAZZA DEL DUOMO
A short walk from Hotel La Fortezza will lead you to the monumental Piazza Duomo which is dominated by the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Gothic Renaissance churches in Europe, which is capped by the Brunelleschi dome. The Giotto Bell Tower, with its amazing multi-coloured marble, and the Baptistery of Saint John make this square a fascinating place and a must for everyone.
The Ponte Vecchio is characterized by numerous goldsmith’s and jeweller’s workshops and by the suggestive view of the city that overlooks the slow flowing Arno River. When you cross the bridge, less than 500 m away, you will reach the entrance of the splendid Boboli Gardens, which are announced by the shape of the princely Palazzo Pitti, the prestigious site of the Modern Art Gallery and of the Palatina Gallery.
THE CENTRAL MARKET
The San Lorenzo Central Market is a glass and iron building which houses the city market. It has an upper floor where wonderful stalls of flowers, fruit, and vegetables are exposed to the light that pours through the skylights; the ground floor is dedicated to the enchanting flavours of the Tuscan cuisine: prized oil, wine from the Chianti hills, ham and salami and pecorino cheese are just some of the delicacies that are on sale.
Exceptional service and wonderful location
Traveling solo, I felt secure in the hotel and the neighborhood. Although the hotel was away from the main tourist area, it was an easy walk to the heart of…
Affordable, comfortable, great location.
Highly recommend for singles, couples, and friends. Great location, walkable to the best sights of Florence and to the train station. Small but efficient rooms with comfortable beds. GREAT breakfast.…
Great hotel, Good value for money!
Lovely hotel, very clean, good breakfast and very friendly staff. Hotel is small but had everything we needed - we would defo stay here again. Good location, attractions easily accessed…
The hotel was super clean, walking distance to train /tram stop which connects to main train station. Staff were very helpful and excellent. Able to speak English well. Breakfast was…
This was my second stay at La Fortezza and I enjoyed it just as much this time as the first
I was very happy with the comfy bed and the facilities at the Hotel. I loved the breakfast and the fact that I had a court yard to sit in…