Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Steps away from the Duomo
Walking distance from shops & restaurants
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
You couldn't find a hotel closer to the Duomo in Florence than Palazzo Niccolini if you tried! Owners Filippo and Ginevra Niccolini di Camugliano, members of one of the city's oldest families, have renovated the palatial building, transforming it into a rather lovely boutique hotel. And oh so central. The area surrounding the cathedral has become a pedestrian zone, making it one of the quietest and cleanest locations in Firenze.
Note: pets are permitted to stay, by prior arrangement.
Head to the impressive dining room for breakfast and admire the frescoes while sipping on a cup of coffee.
Pastries and hot drinks are available in the sitting room each day, and there's an honest bar if you're after something a little stronger.
There's no on-site restaurant, but Florence is filled with eateries ranging from traditional trattorias to Michelin establishments. We recommend exploring Oltrarno, across the Arno – don't limit yourself to the historic centre.
There are just a handful of en-suite rooms and suites, each individually and traditionally decorated. Choose Junior suite and be greeted by ornate original frescoes and stuccos; opt for a Deluxe suite and enjoy views to the Duomo.
The friendly and helpful owners and concierge service are more than happy to offer tips and advice, but really all you need to do is head out on foot and explore the city – it's imminently walkable. Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio are just a 10-minute stroll away, and David by Michelangelo is even closer. Do amble across the river to Giardino di Boboli too.
Massages and treatments can be arranged in your room on request, and private drivers can be organised for shopping trips or excursions to nearby towns and places of interest.
How to get there
When arriving by car to central Florence, you'll find a bollard blocking your way when you turn left from Via de Pucci into Via Ricasoli. Call #800 283 060 (Police) to lower it (guests are allowed to enter).
Santa Maria Novella station is just a 15-minute walk away.
Florence: 20-minute drive and the same amount of time by tram (the stop is directly outside the airport – alight at Unità and it's a 10-minute walk from there to the hotel).
Free parking is available.