Grand Hotel Baglioni

  • City Breaks, Italy, Florence

  • 4

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The Grand Hotel Baglioni's been around for over 100 years, first opening its doors in 1903. The hotel has loads of old-time character with antique furniture and warm colours. Being just a short walk from the main Florentine sights it's the best place for sightseeing. Spend your days admiring the Duomo, gazing at the Palazzo Vecchio and sauntering round the Uffizi Gallery and in the evening come back to a delicious dinner at the hotel. 

The hotel has one of the best restaurants in Florence. B-Roof is located on the terrace and the views from here are spectacular. Pull up a chair and admire the rooftops of Florence and its iconic Duomo. Throw in a bottle of wine from Chianti and you’ve got the perfect Florentine evening.

Transfer time: approx. 25 minutes by private car from Florence airport or approx. 1 hour 15 mins by bus & train or private car from Pisa airport.

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24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers


Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo, the Medici clan… a whole roll call of famous names lived in the city in the 15th century. These thinkers, artists and political theorists sparked a flurry of art and ideas that we now call the Renaissance. Walking holidays in Florence uncover a work of art around every corner, from the cathedral’s magnificent Brunelleschi Dome to footpaths that lead to sculptural gardens. You can still feel that vital spark here, too – especially when people spill out onto the streets on warm summer evenings to put the world to rights over a glass of Chianti.

Discovering Florence on foot

The streets of Florence are a walkable work of art, with the Piazza del Duomo a great starting point. From here, roads run parallel to the Arno, framed with world-famous galleries, restaurants, wine bars, churches and shops. Ponte Vecchio, with its medieval wooden-shuttered shops and arches over the river. From there, it’s a climb up to Palazzo Pitti, and up again to the Boboli Gardens for views over the city below. Walking tours led by local guides are the best way to learn about the Florentine past and present, revealing just how the Renaissance transformed Europe.

Eating out: feasts alla Fiorentina

Regular refuelling is required to get you around all those galleries and beautiful streets. It’s a good thing, then, that Florence is piled high with hole-in-the-wall bars, pizzerias, Michelin restaurants, family trattorias and markets. City specialities include supersized steaks (bistecca alla Fiorentina), arancini, bread salad (panzanella; more delicious than it sounds) and thin-crust pizza.

As for a digestif, sweet vin santo is served with cantucci – the Florentine edition of biscotti. Crema Fiorentina gelato is a must-try too, whipped up for a Medici wedding in the 17th century and flavoured with a generous glug of honey. For a more hands-on approach, sign up to a cooking class headed up by a local chef who’ll teach you the tricks of cooking up a Tuscan feast

A window into the world of Tuscan wine

Florence makes itself at home in the heart of Chianti country. Visit a wine estate in the hills to learn all about the history of the first named wine region in Italy. Back in Florence city centre, almost 200 wine windows (or buchette di vino) are ensconced in walls around the city; originally used to sell drinks and food at the time of the plague. Seek out the functioning few, some of which were revived at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Negronis are the cocktail of choice in Florence, sipped in a sun-warmed piazza or at the pop-up beach bar that emerges like a mirage on the banks of the Arno each summer.

Exploring Tuscany

It’s hard to believe that anyone can have their fill of Florence, but if you’re curious about what lies beyond the city limits then there are plenty of easy explorations to hand. In the north, streets zigzag into the green hills stacked behind the city, past churches, grand villas and panoramic picnic spots. Sedate strolls come courtesy of the riverside walking and cycling path along the Arno, which wanderers can trace east to Girone. For a complete change of scene, Pisa and Lucca and Montecatini are within day-tripping distance by train or coach, as well as dreamy Tuscan hilltop towns such as Montepulciano.

Why book a summer holiday in Florence with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Florence's best activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Florence include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 192
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €7 per person per night is payable locally.


Standard Rooms are ideal for a short stay and sleep up to three people. These rooms have a minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer.

Deluxe Rooms are more spacious and sleep up to three people. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Executive Rooms sleep up to three people (two adults and one child). They have a cosy sitting area so you can spend more time relaxing in your room. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 11.250644
Latitude: 43.775031

  • Central location in Florence
  • 150 metres to Santa Maria Novella Basilica 
  • 350 metres to Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station
  • 500 metres to the Duomo
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking is available at a nearby garage (payable locally at approx. €35 per day)

B-Roof Restaurant is on the fifth floor of the hotel with gorgeous views over the Florentine skyline.This is where you'll have your continental breakfast every morning. For dinner, the restaurant serves proper Florentine dishes and produce, such as Bistecca Alla Fiorentina and fresh fish from San Lorenzo market. In the summer, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace.

American Bar is a really relaxed place to go for a drink or two. Throughout the summer, the bar opens on the rooftop and is a popular place for an aperitivo.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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