Set within an historical building from the 17th-century, this modern hotel is located in the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo, the Dantes House, the Battistero and a few steps from the main railway station Santa Maria Novella. Just a short walk from the elegant fashion shopping district, Via Tornabuoni, the Sofitel Firenze is the ideal location from which to discover the key attractions of this magnificent city. When you are not exploring the sights you can enjoy the warm hospitality, gentle atmosphere and impeccable service of the hotel; sample the typical cuisine proposed by our elegant Restaurant Il Patio, or visit the Caf Bar Il Michelangelo, with its art-library, piano bar, harp and live music entertainment.Welcome, professionalism, care of details, cleanliness, personnel attitude are the qualities we are continuously improving in order to offer you services of high level standard.Art, History and Fashion are not the unique reasons to visit the City; during your stay you can not miss to dine at our restaurant Il Patio, an elegant ambience with courteous hospitality where our Chef offers a traditional Tuscan cuisine together with a national one, and our Maitre will guide you with the choice of the wonderful wines of this Region. The Caf Bar Il Michelangelo is an ideal place to read a book from its art-library, or to listen some soft live music of harp and piano bar in the evening. The Bar is open until midnight serving a wide choice of wines and Champagnes, aperitifs and fine cocktailsCentrally located in the very heart of Florence the Hotel is just a walk away from Florences key attractions, museums galleries, and fashion shops. The best way to visit Florence is walking around with almost all of the major attractions within the historical centre: the Duomo with its famous Chapel that dominates the city landscape; San Lorenzo Church; Santa Maria Novella Church; Dantes House; the Medicis chapel; Pontevecchio; Uffizi Gallery (the greatest museum of Renaissance art in the world). And if you want to rend softer your visit, 4 public electric bus lines that operates into downtown will drive you nearby all these major attractions and more, such as Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Garden, and the famous fashion street Via Tornabuoni, with the best fashion shops like Gucci, Prada, Bulgari Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and many more.