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Only steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station, Hotel Corona d'Italia boasts a privileged position in the heart of the San Lorenzo district, which for centuries has been the crossroads of the commercial and artistic cultures in Florence. Overlooking the via dell'Ariento, the hotel is the ideal place to stay for those interested in the true traditions of Tuscan cuisine. In fact, along the pedestrian street across from the Mercato Centrale (Central Market), is a host of grocers, butchers, fishmongers and florists. In this area you can find some of the most well-stocked shops in Florence where even take-out food is available, including specialties such as roast pork, lampredotto (boiled beef intestines) and tripe.
A short walk from the hotel takes you to the magnificent Duomo with the Giotto's Bell Tower and the Battistero (Baptistery), where you can admire the marvellous frescoes of the Cappella dei Magi in the Palazzo Medici Ricciardi.
The hotel is easily accessible by car, and a special area is reserved for arrivals and baggage unloading. Guests can also park their cars in associated parking lots.
All rooms are equipped with a bath, and are furnished with modern wooden furniture. The floors are tiled with Florentine tiles bearing traditional Tuscan designs.
Perfectly sound-proofed, all rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, satellite television, direct telephone, hair dryers, private safe and minibar, as well as modem connections. Room service meets the highest standards of professionalism and courtesy to ensure that each person feels like a true guest. Four rooms, accessible via convenient elevators, are designed for disabled guests.