Best Things to Do from NH Hotel in Florence
If you are thinking about spending your holiday in Tuscany and Florence is the place where you would like to stay, we can recommend you the NH Hotel in town. This modern hotel is very close to the city center. At the same time, it is the perfect departure point for other excursions to popular Tuscan destinations for ts proximity to the railway station. In our article, you will find some suggestions about the Best Things to Do from the NH Hotel in Florence and much more.
Useful info about the NH in Florence
The NH Hotel is located in the area of Porta del Prato, one of the ancients wall gates. Moreover, the accommodation is close to the Cascine Park, the biggest green space in Forence. In about 20 minutes you can walk from the hotel to the Duomo and San Lorenzo shopping district along the river Arno. Otherwise you can take a tram and be there in 10 minutes.
If you are getting to Florence by train, you can easily reach the NH hotel by tram from the railway station. Indeed, the hotel is only one tram stop away from there.
The hotel boasts 152 recently renovated rooms. All of them are equipped with air conditioning, minibars, a modern flat tv and wifi connection. Among them, the Junior Suites have a panoramic terrace, while the Superior XL Rooms overlook the above mentioned Cascine Park (Parco delle Cascine).
In the hotel, you find a ground floor restaurant and bar, in addition to a rooftop pool cocktail bar open during the summer. From there, you can enjoy a great view over Florence and Brunelleschi’s Dome.
Private transfers to NH Hotel in Florence
If you are coming from another city in Tuscany or you are getting to Bologna, Pisa or Fiumicino airports, we can help you get to the NH. Indeed, we organize private transfers, that means we can pick you and bring you to your accommodation. Both the Santa Maria Novella Train Station and the Leopolda one are close to the hotel. On the website Trenitalia, you can check the train schedule to reach Florence from other Italian areas.
What to do and what to see
It goes wothout saying that there is a lot to see and discover in the so called Craddle of the Renassaince. If you are passionate about art and history, Florence is the perfect place where to be. We will try to mention the places you really must see in town, so that you get prepared about your vacation there. Moreover, we would like to give you some advice about what to see and what to do from the NH, in order to visit other incredible destinations in Tuscany and in the nearby region of Liguria.
Points of interest from NH Hotel in Florence
As you probbaly already know, the entire historical centre belongs to UNESCO for the beauty of its monuments and building. In fact, you can find art around every corner in Florence. From Piazza della Signoria, with the famous David statue, the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi, the Neptune’s fountain and Palazzo Vecchio, to the stunning Cathedral and Brunelleschi’s Dome in Piazza del Duomo. Next to the marvellous f
acade of Santa Maria del Fiore and the huge red cupola, you will see Giotto’s Tower and the Baptistery with its well-known bronze doors.
You can walk on the oldest bridge in town Ponte Vecchio and take photographs of the surrounding architecture. The bridge connects the old town to the other side of the river, where you can find Palazzo Pitti and Boboli’s Garden. The famous Vasari Corridor runs on this bridge and it connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. It was the Medici’s family who order this construction, so that they could reach their new residence without being noticed. From this area, you can walk along the Arno and get to your hotel in about 20 minutes.
Possible Excursions from NH Hotel in Florence
The area around Florence is rich in history and art. Moreover, it feautures a very suggestive landscape. Indeed, the Chianti wine district is close to town. There, you can admire the bucolic countryside with its green rolling hills, old farmhouses and rows of cypress trees. You can join unique wine tastings or discover other Tuscan gems in the heart of Tuscany. For example, the historical villages of San Gimignano and Volterra are about one hour away. From Florence, you can also get to Pisa and the Versilia Coast. If you wish, you can reach the world-wide famous Cinque Terre, located in the nearby region of Liguria. On our website, you find all the tours we usually organize. We can pick you up at the NH Hotel in Florence and help you make your holidays unforgettable. Have a look below to get an idea of our most popular tours.
Private tour to Cinque Terre from the NH Hotel Florence
To get to the marvellous National Park of Cinque Terre it takes about 2 and a half hours by car . The unique environment along the Ligurian Coast is worth a visit. Indeed, the Cinque Terre or Five Lands of Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore belong to UNESCO. Also the southern villlage of Portovenere, together with three tiny islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are in the UNESCO’s list. On our Private Tour from Florence to Cinque Terre is a good way to spend some hours in one of the most beautiful places in Italy. You will travel from Florece to Liguria by a comfortable car or minivan with our tour leader. Once within the park, you will travel by ferryboat from one village to the other. In case of bad weather conditions, it will be necessary to travel by train. We suggest you to have a look at our blog. There you can get more detailed information about the tours in the Cinque Terre and how to travel there.
Private Tours to Pisa
You can get to Pisa from Florence in less than 1 and a half hour. Pisa is worth a visit not only for the world wide famous Leaning Tower. In fact, it offers much more than that. The spectacular Campo dei Miracoli belongs to UNESCO and it includes the Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Camposanto. If you wish to visit Pisa and add a different touch to your tour, you can join our Pisa, Pasta and Chianti Wine Tour from Florence. Indeed, on this tour you will have the chance to visit a typical pasta factory. In addition, you will join a wine tasting and a typical light lunch in the renomated Chianti area. In our blog, you can find more about Pisa and how to discover it as a local.
Wine Tours from Florence
If you stay in Florence, you should absolutely try some good Chianti wine. In the south of Florence it is full of wineries where to join unique wine tasting and learn more about wine. All of this in the bucolic Tuscan countryside, that is today world wide famous. For example, on our Bella Toscana tour, you can combine the visit of Chianti to the one of San Gimignano, a medieval village today world-wide known for its dry white wine Vernaccia. Moreover, you can enjoy a Light Lunch based on excellent wine and delicious local products. Another interesting area is the one of Montalcino. You can get there on our Montalcino and Brunello Wine from Florence, that allows you to join a wine tasting in a local winery and visit the historical centre of Montalcino.
From NH Hotel in Florence to San Gimignano and Volterra
If you are passionate about art and history, you should not miss to visit San Gimignano and Volterra. In both of them, you will jump back to old times and admire historical buildings and monuments everywhere. San Gimignano is also known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. The reason of this name is in the 14 medieval towers within the walls, once symbol of power and richness. Volterra instead has Etruscan origins and it features old ruins and also Roman evidence. A possible way to visit them from Florence is our San Gimignano and Volterra Private Tour.
Visit Siena and San Gimignano from Florence
Another Tuscan city you should visit while in Tuscany is the city of Siena. Everybody knows Siena for the historical horse race called Palio. Indeed, thousands of international visitors come here twice a year to see the race in the beautiful shell-shaped square Piazza del Campo. The characteristic Torre del Mangia overlooks the square and the old narrow alleys hide typical restaurants and trattorias where to enjoy traditional dishes or an aperitivo. On our Private Tour you can combine the visit of Siena to the one of the above mentioned San Gimignano and even join a wine tasting in a local cellar in the heart of Tuscany.