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3 Star Accommodation Florence
Hotel Le Due Fontane Room Piazza della SS. Annunziata



The Hotel Le Due Fontane is located in the centre of Italy's fascinating Renaissance capital and many of the most famous sights are within short walking distance. From Il Duomo to Palazzo Medici, from Piazza della Signoria to the Ponte Vecchio, Florence will enchant all visitors.

Situated in the celebrated Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, in the historical centre, Le Due Fontane guests are assured to be fully immersed in art, culture and history. La Piazza della Santissima Annunziata takes its name from the church which was first built in 1250.
Via dei Servi links the piazza to Il Duomo, the most outstanding sight in Florence. Designed by Brunelleschi, the cathedral is noticeable by its polychrome marble exterior.

Another notable building in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata is L’Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocent). This was the first European orphanage and was one of the first buildings built in the Renaissance style. It was built in 1419 by none other than the famous architect Filippo Brunelleschi, mentioned above. The numerous cloisters, porticos, refectories and dormitories are of particular interest. An interesting detail is an inscription above a small closed window to the left of the portico (the arched porch). It is there as a reminder of the “wheel”, which worked until 1875, where mothers tragically placed their babies when they were unable to bring them up themselves.

At the centre of the piazza there is a statue of Grand Duke Ferdinand I by Giambologna, also known as Giovanni da Bologna. One of the greatest Renaissance sculptors, Giovanni da Bologna is most well known for his marble and bronze statues, in particular his Rape of the Sabine women. A copy of the sculpture can be seen in the Loggia dei Lanzi in the centre of the city.

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How to Reach Us

Travelling by train to Santa Maria Novella train station, the hotel is then a 10-15 minute walk. Exit the station on the left-hand side and walk along towards Piazza della Stazione. Turn left onto Via Nazionale and continue along this road until you reach Via Guelfa. Turning right onto Via Guelfa follow this street until it becomes Via degli Alfani. Pass the intersection with Via Ricasoli. Via dei Servi is the next street, turn left and the hotel is in Piazza Santissima Annunziata.

Numerous taxis can be found outside the station if preferred. Amerigo Vespucci airport is about 8 km away. You can then reach the hotel by shuttle bus or by taxi. Please enquire about our shuttle service when booking. We provide a pick up service which will promptly transport guests to the hotel.

For more detailed information click on the local transport authority webpage in our Useful Links section.

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