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November 6, 2018
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Pet-friendly hotels in the heart of Florence

Pets sure do make life a whole lot more fun, but there’s one thing you can usually count on them complicating (or at least making much more expensive). We’re of course talking about vacation and travel plans: boarding pets is never cheap, but striking a bargain with a non-professional pet sitter is risky. What’s a […]
August 9, 2016
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6 peaceful hotels in Tuscany

Florence is a vibrant, dynamic city – that’s one of the reasons we love it so much. But sometimes it’s good to get away, to pack a bag and leave the hubbub behind. Some of the most tranquil hotel havens can be found in Tuscany’s countryside and smaller towns. Whether you want super luxury or […]
June 13, 2016
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9 hotels with pools in Florence

Nothing says “summer holiday” like lounging by the pool. With the temperatures heating up, our thoughts are turning to where to keep cool this summer. To ensure that your stay in Florence goes swimmingly, The Florentine gives you the city’s top hotels with pools, varying from rooftop to rock face.  Grand Hotel Minerva With dreamy sun terrace views […]
April 8, 2016
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7 hotels with gardens in Florence

The best hotel is one that provides an escape: a time-out from everyday tasks that allows you to just be. Sure, the decor, food and location are all significant when looking for a place to stay, but nothing will make you feel more relaxed than a gorgeous garden. The hidden gardens of Florence’s hotels are arguably […]
March 29, 2016
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Starhotels buys the Helvetia & Bristol

Florentine hotel chain Starhotels has announced that it will take over management of Florence’s five-star luxury hotel Helvetia & Bristol.     Located in central Florence, a stone’s throw from piazza della Repubblica, the 19th-century Helvetia & Bristol is a popular option with its original art nouveau features, superb service and timeless antiques.   The […]
March 18, 2016
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6 hotels for art lovers in Florence

Florence is universally acknowledged as one of Italy’s most captivating cities. The Tuscan city is home to the world’s finest artistic accomplishments, with marble statues, impressive architecture and intricate frescoes. If Michelangelo is your style, then why not have the accommodation to suit? While big-name hotels may have the location and budget hotels offer value, […]
December 1, 2015
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Starhotels donates 1M to clean up piazzale Michelangelo

Florentine hotel chain Starhotels has donated in excess of one million euro to restore piazzale Michelangelo to its former glory.   The decision comes from the hospitality firm to celebrate its 35th year of business and as part of the Art Bonus project, whereby Italian companies receive a tax break
July 16, 2015
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Six of the best boutique hotels in Florence

Intimate, centrally located and backed by hundreds of happy travelers, the best boutique hotels in Florence make living a little more dolce
May 28, 2015
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Expo Milano 2015 with Starhotels

  If you’re planning to visit Milan for Expo 2015, why not take advantage of a package that includes comfortable accommodation and tickets?   Starhotels offers the Expo Package with prices starting at 200 euro. The special rate includes: overnight stay in a double room for two people; buffet breakfast; 2 Expo tickets valid for […]
October 30, 2008
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Hard times for hotels,

The global economic crisis has touched Florence, hitting the tourism sector especially hard. Local hotel officials recently announced that, with a 15 percent drop in tourists, at least 3,000 hospitality workers will be out of a job as of November 2008. ‘Personnel cuts are the only way we