Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Florence budget hotels but often includes Florence bed and breakfast accomodations. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos reviewed budget hotels or bed and breakfast accomodations. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Santa Croce, Florence budget hotel.
The Santa Croce neighborhood is located southeast of Florence’s historic center. This historic area dates back to the Middle Ages. As its name indicates, it centers on the Gothic Santa Croce Basilica which houses the remains of many of the greats such as Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, and Niccolò Machivelli. Just so you don’t get disappointed the monument to Dante does not contain his remains which repose in Ravenna. Here are some neighbourhood hotels. For your convenience we have listed them in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The Albergo Losanna Hotel.
The Albergo Losanna is a bed and breakfast with prices to match. There are only 8 rooms of which 3 have a private bath but the price is right and the location is central. I’m told the street is noisy. Did I mention that there is no TV? The hotel address is Via V. Alfieri 9, Santa Croce. The Albergo Losanna website is www.albergolosanna.com
The Morandi alla Crocetta Hotel.
The Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta is a former convent dating back to the early Sixteenth Century. It has a long history that can be found on the hotel website. This a three star hotel next to the Archaeological Museum and a few steps from the Academy of Fine Arts. There are only ten rooms and unlike many other hotels, breakfast is not included. The hotel address is Via Laura 50, Santissima Annunziata. The Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta website is www.hotelmorandi.itAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Tuscany or other Italian wines.
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Great Santa Croce Hotels in Florence, Italy