Useful Florence Information

Florence Museums and Sites
Florence Tourism and Events
Current Exhibitions
The Florentine – English speaking bi-weekly newspaper geared toward the Anglo-american community in Florence
Florence is You - Online news blog in English and Italian
Florence Daily News - Local news online in English

Where to stay
Via Dei Medici, 6 50123 Firenze (FI)
Tel. 055 2396802
Singles from €30; doubles from €50; breakfast included. Clean, comfortable and located between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Repubblica. A great terrace on the roof. Highly recommended for visiting parents.
Piazza Santo Spirito, 9 50125 Firenze (FI)
Tel. +39 055 2658376
Singles from €90; doubles from €120; breakfast included. Enclosed in the sober elegance of a Renaissance palace from the 1500s, is one of the most refined 3 star hotels in the historic center of Florence, in the Oltrarno area, the heart of the artisan community.
Via Nazionale, 14 50123 Firenze (FI)
Tel. +39 055 261501
Singles from €80; doubles from €100; breakfast included. Hotel Corona d’Italia 3 star, located in the historical city center of Florence, awaits you in an elegant early 19th-century palazzo. The rooms, spacious and bright, are equipped with all modern comforts and decorated with precious materials, such as Florentine terracotta and Tuscan marble. Located in the district of San Lorenzo, the heart of the historical center, and less than 100 meters from the Santa Maria Novella train station, you will enjoy the convenience of being near the monuments and museums of Florence and close to the Fortezza da Basso convention center, popular destination among business clients.
Singles from €120; doubles from €140; breakfast included. 4 star hotel in Florence, the Hotel Pierre awaits you in a fascinating Gothic style residence, in the splendid artistic and architectural context that has made Florence one of the world’s capitals of culture. Just a short distance from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Pierre is the ideal choice for elegant accommodations in Florence.
Where to eat - Restaurants near the Study Center
Trattoria La Casalinga
Tel.: 055 218 624
Address: Via de’ Michelozzi, 9r
Quarter: Santo Spirito
Closed: Sundays
Lunch: 12 noon - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00p m - 10:00 pm
Price Range: Inexpensive / Moderate
Trattoria i Raddi
Tel.: 055.211.072
Address: Via D’Ardiglione, 47
Quarter: Santo Spirito
Open: Lunch & Dinner
Price Range: Inexpensive / Moderate
Gusta Panino & Gusta Pizza
Tel.: 055.285.033
Tel.: 055.285.068
Address: Via de’ Michelozzi 13/r
Address: Via Maggio 46/r
Quarter: Santo Spirito
Closed Mondays
Price Range: Inexpensive

Il Latini
Tel.: 055.210.916
Address: Via Palchetti, 62
Quarter: Santa Maria Novella
Closed: Monday
Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Dinner: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Price Range: Expensive

Other restaurants in Florence

Zà Zà
Address: Piazza Mercato Centrale, 26r
Quarter: S. Lorenzo - Piazza Mercato Centrale
Closed: Sunday
Lunch: 12 noon – 3.00 pm
Dinner Summer: 3.00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dinner Winter: 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Price Range: Moderate
Osteria dei Pazzi
Address: Via Lavatoi, 3r
Quarter: Santa Croce
Closed: Monday
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Price Range: Moderate
Antico Noe
Address: Volta di San Piero, 6r
Quarter: Santa Croce
Closed: Sunday
Lunch:  12 noon –3:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Price Range: Moderate
Acqua al Due
Tel.: 055.284.170
Address: Via della Vigna Vecchia, 40r
Quarter: Bargello
Open: Seven days a week
Dinner: 7.00 pm – 1.00 am
Price Range: Moderate
Da Garibardi
Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 38r
Quarter: S. Lorenzo – Mercato Centrale
Open: Everyday
Hours: 11.30 – 11pm
Price Range: Moderate

Most pizzas in Italy are thin-crusted, but the authentic pizza from Napoli is thick-crusted and much more hearty. For a “thicker-crusted” pizza try any of the following:
Il Pizzaiuolo
Tel.: 055.241.171
Address: Via de’ Macci, 113r
Quarter: Piazza Sant’ Ambrogio
Closed: Sunday
Lunch: 12.30 noon – 3.00 pm
Dinner: 7.30 pm  – 1.00 am
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations required.
La Dantesca
Address: Via Panzani, 57r and an entrance from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 24r
Closed: Wednesday (October to March)
Lunch: 12.00 noon – 3.00 pm
Dinner: 7.30 pm – 12.00 am
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations recommended.
Address: Via Il Prato, 81r
Closed: Open every day
Dinner Only: 7.30 pm – 12.00 am
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations required.
Trattoria Santa Lucia
Address: Via Ponte alle Mosse, 102r
Quarter: Piazza Porta al Prato
Closed: Wednesday
Dinner Only: 7.30 pm – 1.00 am
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations required.