Best Things to Do from AC Marriott Hotel in Florence
If you are planning to spend some days in Florence and you are looking for a both practical and modern accomodation, we suggest you to stay at the AC Hotel. Here, you will find some useful information and the Best Things to Do from AC Marriott Hotel in Florence. Moreover, we will tell you about the possible tours you can join in town to visit other popular destinations in Tuscany.
Useful info about the Hotel
The AC Hotel Florence is an ideal accomodation if you wish to explore the old town. Indeed, it is located near the Porta al Prato Station and the Leopolda Station Exhibition Centre. Moreover, the Santa Maria Novella Train Station and the historic centre are only 10 minutes walking or 5 minutes by tram from here. This hotel is very modern and it boasts nice rooms equipped with in-room safety-box and minibar. There are also suites with terrace, private jacuzzi or turkish bath. You find here a sophisticated Lounge with a selection of international dishes by the chef Vincenzo Crapa. A big space is at disposal for seminars, business meetings, conventions, and other kinds of events. From the hotel terrace, you can enjoy a great view over Florence. Guests can benefit from a free Wi-Fi network throughout the hotel.
Private transfers to AC Marriott Hotel in Florence
If you are coming from another Tuscan city or you are getting to the airports in Bologna, Pisa or Fiumicino and you wish to get to the AC Florence, we can help you. In fact, we can organize a private transfer and pick you up there to bring you to your accomodation. The Amerigo Vespucci airport in Florence is also very close to the hotel. It is only 10 minutes by car. Otherwise you can easily reach the hotel by train and get to the Leopolda Railway Station, that is only 10 minutes away on foot. On the website Trenitalia, you can check the train schedule to reach Florence from other Italian areas.
What to do and what to see
We could talk about what to see and what to do in Florence for days, but we will try to mention the most popular attractions in what is known as the Cradle of the Renaissance. Everyone spending his/her holidays in Tuscany should pay a visit to Florence for its historical and cultural richness. Moreover, we would like to give you some ideas about the possible tours you can join to visit other Tuscan destinations from Florence.
Points of interest from AC Hotel in Florence
The whole historical centre of Florence belongs to UNESCO for the beauty of its monuments and building. When in Florence, you can find art everywhere. From Piazza della Signoria, with the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Neptune’s fountain, the David statue by Michelangelo and Palazzo Vecchio, to Piazza del Duomo. Here, you will love the stunning facade of Santa Maria del Fiore with the huge cupola by Brunelleschi, Giotto’s Tower and the Baptistery with its marvellous bronze doors.
You can walk on Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town, and take pictures 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. On Ponte Vecchio runs the famous Vasari Corridor, connecting Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. This structure originates from the Medici’s will to reach the new residence without being noticed. All of this, is only few minutes away walking from your hotel.
Possible Tours from AC Marriott Hotel in Florence
The area around Florence is rich in history, art and landscape. Indeed, you can easily reach the Chianti wine districts and admire the suggestive countryside with its typical green rolling hills, romantic farmhouses and cypress trees. You can join unique wine tastings or go discover other Tuscan gems in the heart of Tuscany. The historical villages of San Gimignano and Volterra are about one hour away. From Florence, you can also get to Pisa and the coastline. 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 organiz from Florence. We can pick you up at your hotel and bring you to many interesting destinations to make your holidays unforgettable. Have a look below to get an idea of the most popular tours.
Private tour to Cinque Terre from AC Hotel Florence
It takes about 2 and a half hours driving to get to the marvellous National Park of Cinque Terre. The beautiful environment in this area is surely worth a visit. Indeed, the five small villages (Cinque Terre) of Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore belong to the UNESCO’s World Heritage. Also the southern villlage of Portovenere, together with three tiny islands off its coast (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) are inscribed in the UNESCO’s list. On our Private Tour from Florence to Cinque Terre, we will reach the Ligurian Coast by car or minivan. Once within the park, we will travel by ferryboat (in case of bad weather conditions, it will be necessary to travel by train from one village to the other).
Wine Tours from Florence
If you are staying in Florence, you should not miss to try some good wine in the Chianti area. The area in the south of Florence is full wine districts and local 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 well known for a dry white wine called 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.
Private Tour to Pisa
From Florence you can get to Pisa in less than 1 and a half hour. Pisa is worth a visit not only for the world wide famous Leaning Tower. Indeed, it offers much more than that. The spectacular Campo dei Miracoli belongs to UNESCO as well and includes marvellous monuments such as the Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Camposanto. If you wish to visit Pisa and add a nice experience to your tour, you can join our Pisa, Pasta and Chianti Wine Tour from Florence. In fact, you will also visit a typical pasta factory and join a wine tasting with a light lunch in the Chianti area.
From AC Florence to San Gimignano and Volterra
If you are passionate about art and history, an ideal destination is represented by the villages of 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 ad the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. The reason 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 froom Florence is our San Gimignano and Volterra Private Tour.
Visit Siena and San Gimignano from Florence
Another Tuscan city you should not miss while in Tuscany is the city of Siena. This is a medieval town world wide famous for an historical horse race called Palio. Thousands of visitors come here from everywhere to see the race that takes place twice a year in the beautiful shell-shaped square Piazza del Campo. 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.