| Among the Hotels in Florence historic center the hotel is near the Duomo of Florence Santa Maria del Fiore
The Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is strategically located in one of the oldest streets in downtown Florence, a great place to start discovering Florence's artistic wealth, its magic and charm that still seduces millions of visitors.
The Galleria dell’Accademia, where you will find some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, including the statue of David, is just 100 meters from the hotel. Only a short distance away is the Piazza del Duomo, main religious center, dominated by the magnificent cathedral and famous Brunelleschi dome.
Next to it, the Giotto bell tower - whose towering 85-meter height offers a breathtaking view - and the adjacent Baptistery of St. John decorated by the "Gates to Paradise", bronze Renaissance masterpiece.
Just a few steps further and you're in the Piazza della Signoria, the city's political center, as well as outdoor museum with splendid sculptures created by the greatest Renaissance artists. The square leads to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important art galleries in Europe, and the acclaimed Ponte Vecchio, with its famous jewelry shops.
Florence offers elegant shops in Via de’ Tornabuoni and scenic strolls amongst period homes like Palazzo Strozzi and Palazzo Davanzati. You can continue shopping in the San Lorenzo market where you will find the basilica and famous Medici chapels.
A five minute walk will take you to the impressive Convention Center at the Fortezza Da Basso, where international meetings and expos like the International Crafts Expo, Pitti Immagine Uomo and others are held.
From the Santa Maria Novella train station - if you're not carrying heavy bags - the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is just a 15-minute walk away. As an alternative, take a taxi (a 5 minute drive) or bus 7 and 10 heading for Piazza San Marco (which drive down Via Cavour where our hotel awaits you at number 29).
The Amerigo Vespucci international airport is 7 km from the hotel (downtown Florence). We suggest you take a taxi or use the "Vola in bus" 20-minute shuttle to the Santa Maria Novella train station. From here, follow the directions under "By train".
From the south, exit at "Firenze Sud" and follow the signs for the center. Once you reach the traffic lights at the end of Lungarno del Tempo turn right. Drive towards Piazza Beccaria and then Viale Gramsci and Viale Matteotti towards Piazza della Libertà. When you arrive here drive around the square and turn onto Via Cavour which is the last street intersection on the right. When you arrive to Piazza San Marco, drive down Via Cavour for another 100 meters. The entrance to Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is on the right at no. 29.
From the north, we advise you to take the “Firenze Nord” exit and then follow the signs for the center. Once you arrive to Fortezza da Basso, turn onto Viale Lavagnini and continue ahead to Piazza della Libertà. Take the second right onto Via Cavour. When you arrive to Piazza San Marco, drive down Via Cavour for another 100 meters. The entrance to Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco is on the right at no. 29.
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Guided tours/Excursions/Wine and food tours
Discovering Florence and its surroundings is a thrilling experience. Here you are probably in the Italian region richest in culture, art, history and nature areas. Seize the opportunity and let yourself be guided by our staff's recommendations on tours that have made Florence and Tuscany the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
At the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco, we work with professional tour guides to organize private tours for even small groups that want to see the city (walking tour), or alternative trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa and the magnificent Chianti hills. Thoroughly enjoyable wine and food tours for gourmands.
As guests at our hotel, you'll have access to Florence's exquisite museums. Book your tickets well in advance for the Uffizi and Accademia at the front desk to skip the long lines at the ticket offices, especially in high season. We also offer free reservation services for shows, operas and ballets.
For additional information on museums and transportation, the Tourist Office is just 30 meters from the hotel.