serene location of the Hotel Columbus Florence makes it an
ideal starting point for anyone looking to explore the magical
city of Florence on a budget. Situated on the picturesque
banks of the River Arno that flows through the city, the Columbus
Hotel’s positions makes for a thoroughly relaxing environment
while still allowing easy access to the city centre on foot.
Click on the Interactive Map of Florence below for a better
idea. Just so you can get your bearings, the Uffizi Gallery
– the pride of Florence and one of the most famous Art
Galleries in the world - is about a half an hour walk along
the spellbinding river banks.
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On the other side of the River Arno you’ll find the
legendary Piazza Michelangelo – a wonderful picnic spot
with evocative views of the city as well as the surrounding
valley. A typical walking tour in toward the centre from here
would ideally bring you to Ponte Vecchio – Europe’s
oldest stone bridge and Florence’s most sublime landmark.
Nearby is the aforementioned Uffizi and in the historical
centre you’ll find such national treasures as the Palazzo
Vecchio and Brunelleschi’s unmistakable Duomo which
dominates the skyline.
The simplest way to arrive at the Columbus Hotel Florence
from the airport (Amerigo Vespucci) is to take a taxi directly
to the hotel for about €20. Alternatively you can take
one of the many public transfer links into Florence Santa
Maria Novella Railway station and take a taxi from here for
If coming by car, use the route planner facility on the map
above, which will give you directions from anywhere in the
If arriving on foot, without much luggage, a picturesque
stroll through the city then along the river banks is highly