Florence is a romantic and timeless city, rich in historical and cultural significance. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello (no, not the Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtles -- the famous artists from the 1400's) all help put Florence on the map. For hundreds of years, the city was a cultural and economic powerhouse known for its artwork. Nowadays this city is one of Italy's most romantic destinations and a must for all couples traveling to Tuscany. For all those traveling with their favorite furry family members, these are the most romantic pet-friendly hotels in all of Florence.
Centrally located in one of Florence's most historic and beautiful neighborhoods, many of Florence's best-known tourist attractions are only a few minutes walk from Grand Hotel Minerva. Of course, as the hotel itself is immaculately furnished with modern elegance that makes it near impossible to leave, good luck seeing any of these sights. You will be too busy basking in the view from the sixth-floor terrace with a cocktail or going for a swim in the elegant pool.
The hotels in Florence tend to either have a classical or über modern theme and furnishings, and Hotel Londra is a prime example of one of the latter. Everything about this hotel will have you savoring the modern Florence and all it will be in the future, instead of tripping down memory lane.
For those looking to escape some of the crowds and find a nice quiet hotel, look no further than Hotel Albani Firenze. Tucked away in the northern part of Santa Maria Novella, the Albani is conveniently located near the train station while still being within walking distance of Florence's most celebrated sites. Plus the hotel staff is more than happy to help arrange pet-sitting services for any guests that wish to explore the city on their own.
Calling this hotel "grand" is like calling the Grand Canyon just a "valley." The Grand Hotel Baglioni is in fact nothing short of breathtaking. It was once the home of a prince and still maintains a strong and luxurious royal elegance throughout the property. The rooms, however, have been given a slightly modern touch, including the availability of anti-allergy rooms.
Located near the Arno river, the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi is one of the most affordable boutique four-star hotels in Florence. In addition to being romantic and pet-friendly, it is only a short stroll to Florence's most iconic attraction, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore -- otherwise known as The Duomo.
Internationally known as one of Florence's most luxurious and romantic hotels, many do not realize that the Firenze Number Nine is also pet-friendly. Here guests are treated like kings, and no request big or small goes overlooked. If you want to experience the best Florence accommodations available, the Firenze Number Nine should be your only choice.
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