Gift giving is sometimes difficult, but not at all so when you’re presented with the option of wrapping up an entire city under the Christmas tree. This year, Destination Florence present their Plus campaign, with some of the most-loved hotels in the city at once-off prices that have never been seen before. On offer until December 31, 2021, now is the chance to avail of the whole host of hotels available at truly exceptional prices. Whether it’s something stylish or a historic hotel you know your special someone would cherish, the range is endless meaning that wherever you choose, it’s bound to be unforgettable.
The perfect present
Once you’ve sorted out where they’ll stay, it’s time to figure out what to do while they’re here: Florence is undoubtedly fantastic at all times of the year, but there’s something special about the winter period when lights sparkle along every street, and a feeling of festivity accompanies you wherever you go. When you’ve booked a Destination Florence Plus hotel, you have the added bonus of up to 30% off the tours, tastings and experiences offered by Destination Florence. Here, we present you with just a few of the many options available to give you an idea of the spectacular seasonal gift you could give to your friends and family this Christmas to make it one of the most special ever.
Luxury is always a gift that’s well-received: nights at Hotel Villa Cora will be bound to amaze and delight. Situated in a centuries-old park just minutes from the city-centre, the Bellevue roof terrace will have you enchanted and charmed as the Renaissance city is laid out before you in all its seasonal shimmer. An extravagant dining room is fitting for the festive period as the glamourous surroundings and wonderful wellness centre will have your loved ones feeling pampered and relaxed. At some point, they might be able to extract themselves from the loveliness to explore the magnificent city. Wining and dining at an exclusive venue dating to 1914 is a must. Give them the gift of a four course meal at Sabatini, known to have hosted famous personalities, artists, and politicians such as Richard Nixon, Alain Delon, Fred Astaire, and Brigitte Bardot.
Go back in time
History lovers will be dazzled by the centuries-old tower house, the Antica Torre Tornabuoni. Located in one of the most renowned streets in the city, it dates back to the fourteenth-century and was owned by the Gianfigliazzi, a well-known Guelfa noble family whose emblem of a blue lion in a gold field is still visible. The terraces will leave you stunned by the jaw-dropping views where you can sip your morning coffee while gazing at Brunelleschi’s dome. Wake up in the Renaissance and continue the journey back in time with a guided tour of the Uffizi as an expert reveals the gallery’s splendours featuring masters like Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.