If you want to be in the middle of Florence but don’t want to pay high-end prices, this is the place for you. Set on a busy alleyway in a 17th-century building just feet from the Mercato Centrale and San Lorenzo open flea market, this unassuming hotel is a perfect spot for budget-conscious travelers who love being in the heart of the action.
To get an additional discount – book directly on their site and pay the whole fee in advance. Just know that it’s non-refundable.
Simplistic rooms have hardwood floors or red carpeting and are replete with basic wood furnishings and light wood trim. Miniscule flatscreen TVs are typical and there are air conditioning units that operate in hot summer months.
YOU SHOULD KNOW If you stay on the second or third floor, there’s no elevator. Make sure to let the staff know if you have any issues going up or down stairs so you can get a first floor room.
Refurbished bathrooms have bidets and showers with no bathtubs. The chicly tiled floors are a nice touch, as are the Opera Naturae bath products.
The small lobby features a breakfast area with a bright red couch and pop art adorning the walls.
The hotel’s motto is “just ask”. The Viti Family operates the hotel and can help you get whatever you need in the city.
You’re right in the middle of the city and walking to just about every attraction in Florence is a breeze from this centrally located spot. The hotel is also conveniently close to the main train station if you want easy access to other parts of the country.
Don’t miss out on eating at Mercato Centrale (1-minute walk). Here you’ll find dozens of specialty restaurants for pizza, pasta, panini, gelato, and more. You can also take cooking classes inside. For something a little nicer, head over to the famous Eataly (6-minute walk) for perfectly cooked pastas.
If you want a raucous Irish pub to watch the game or just down some Guinness, head over to The Fiddler’s Elbow (7-minute walk). For a bevy of wine and beer options, just go to the Mercato Centrale (1-minute walk) and post up at a variety of options.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The best parts of Nuova Italia are definitely the location and the price. You’d be hard-pressed to find a cheaper, more centrally located option in Florence. Inside, there aren’t a ton of frills, but rooms are clean and cozy, breakfast is solid, and the coffee is wake-up-worthy. For budget-seeking tourists who just need something near great restaurants, bars, and attractions, Nuova Italia hits all the right spots.