Historic Center - Downtown Vacations

Less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the northeast of Florence, is Historic Center - Downtown, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. If you are coming from the Peretola Airport in Florence, Historic Center - Downtown is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the southeast.

While you are in the area, be sure to spend a little time sightseeing in surrounding neighborhoods like Florence, Refredi and Gavinana.

The Statue of David, no doubt one of the country’s most popular attractions is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

Take the chance to see Florence’s city center and include a trip to Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. Find the treasures kept in the many remarkable museums such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sinagoga and Jewish Museum and Bargello Museum. For a great night out, pick up some tickets to the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Rifredi Theater and the La Pergola Theater, one of the region’s best-loved live concert venues. Enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Gallery of Modern Art, Palatine Gallery and Academy Gallery.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Florence, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Follow the paths through botanical displays, read a book, or just listen to the birdsong at the Florence Botanical Gardens.

Some of Florence's popular sights are within driving distance of the Historic Center - Downtown area, including the Piazza della Signoria, the Boboli Gardens and Piazzale Michelangelo. Wander back through Florence’s past by checking out nearby historic sites, such as Pitti Palace, Porta Romana and Strozzi Palace. See some places of worship such as Brancacci Chapel, the San Lorenzo Church and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the impotence of faith in Historic Center - Downtown.

See what is in fashion locally and do some people-watching in some of the nearby shopping venues such as the San Lorenzo Market and Pitti Vintage.

To really get to know Historic Center - Downtown, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Nh Porta Rossa, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, or the Hotel Laurus al Duomo.

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