Florence and surroundings
Piazza della Repubblica 450 m - 6 min walk
Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower: 450 m - 6 min walk
Palace of Congresses and Business Palace: 550 m - 7 min walk
Piazza della Signoria: 800 m - 10 min walk
Accademia Gallery: 850 m - 10 min walk
Uffizi Gallery: 950 m - 12 min walk
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore
The Paris Hotel is situated in the centre of Florence, close to the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, opening a view on its dome and the pedestrian square around it, which constitutes one big museum giving access to the Cathedral, the Dome of Brunelleschi, the Bell Tower of Giotto, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Museum of “Opera del Duomo”.
The latter one, recently reorganized and reopened to be more magnificent and interesting than before, contains 750 sculptures (such as statues and medieval reliefs) of 720 years of history, among which are hosted masterpieces of the best artists from Florence: Arnolfo di Cambio, Andrea Pisano, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiuolo, Andrea Del Verrocchio, Michelangelo Buonarroti.
From Hotel Paris, with a short walk it is possible to reach all the crucial artistic places of Florence such as Ponte Vecchio, emblem of Florence, full of ancient shops of goldsmiths with typical wooden doors and showcases, where a romantic view on the city and the river Arno is opened.
From the bridge it is possible to admire the beautiful Vasarian Corridor which connected Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti.
The Uffizi Gallery, at a short walking distance from our Hotel (our staff can reserve tickets with the priority entrance at fixed time), is one of most famous museum in the world for the exceptional artistic heritage. The gallery hosts artworks by Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Raffaello and many other artists from XII to XVII century.
Large part of the exposed material, which constitutes the present collection of the Uffizi Gallery, was donated at the Duchy of Tuscany by the last descending member of De Medici family: “So that works remain for the ornament of the State, for the public utilities and for attracting the curiosity of foreigners”.
Piazza della Signoria
Situated in the historical centre of Florence, Piazza Signoria, connected to Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, is reachable from the Paris Hotel with a ten minutes walking.
In the square, it is possible to admire the monument representing Cosimo I De Medici by the artist Gianbologna, the fountain picturing the God Neptune by Bertolomeo Ammannati, a copy of the Marzotto by Donatello, one copy of the David by Michelangelo, symbol of the city and a statue from Baccio Bandinelli. Many other crucial sculptures, as the Perseo by Benvenuto Cellini, are exposed in the Loggia dei Lanzi, situated on the le side of Palazzo Vecchio.
Similarly to Piazza Signoria, at a short walking distance the Accademia gallery is reachable. Famous for including artworks of one of the most important artist of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, such as the Prigioni, the San Matteo and the magni cent sculpture of the David, it hosts also masterpieces by famous Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea Del Sarto, Alessandro Allori and the Orcagna.
Our staff will be happy to reserve for you the priority entrance for the gallery at fixed time.