Let NH take you to Tuscany

By admin | 18:10

Always fancied visiting Florence but never got round to it? Well now is the time to go; with so much going on in 2010 it’s the ideal time to discover the Tuscan capital.

This year Florence is hosting a whole range of events throughout 2010. So no matter when you go there will be something going on. There are of course the ‘usual’ tourist attractions to visit, after all Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Florence in the coming months, what not to miss….


Estate Fiesolana festival from mid-June to the end of August; a festival with a fantastic array of events including: music, arts, drama, dance and film.

The Roman Theatre of Fiesole where many of the events take place

The Roman Theatre of Fiesole where many of the events take place


Bareback horse racing – This event takes place in Siena (approx 70km from Florence) and is one of Tuscany’s most famous events watched by thousands of people and first recorded in 1283!

Siena's bareback horse race

Watch the exiting bareback horse race in Siena


Estate Fiesolana festival still running throughout the month of August.


Festa della Rificolona – 7th September, children from all over the area congregate at the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, carrying candlelit paper lanterns to honour the eve of the birth of the Virgin.

Lanterns at the Festa della Rifico

Magnificent lanterns at the Festa della Rifico


The friends of the music concert season running from October to April.


Festival dei Popoli running from November to December, this is Tuscany’s most important film festival and is open to everyone, showing films in their original languages with Italian subtitles, at the Piazza dei Congressi.

Photo from the 7th Festival dei Popoli

Cinema goers queuing at Florence's 7th Festival dei Popoli


The Burning of the Tree, 24th December an immense bonfire of evergreen branches burns, accompanied by the bell of San Giacomo.

3 NH Hotels in Florence:

For history lovers the NH Porta Rossa is the place for you. The hotel is a work of art in itself, built in the 12th century and one of the oldest hotels in Italy. You are sure to have a truly authentic stay in Florence.

NH Porta Rossa – Collection

NH Porta Rossa is a distinguished piece of Florence’s history built in the 12th century and one of the oldest hotels in Italy. The hotel is perfectly located in the pedestrianised historical centre, just a few steps from Florence’s main attractions, such as the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.The city’s historical centre boasts a considerable number of Renaissance buildings, gardens, churches, museums, art galleries and ateliers.

The impressive Duomo Cathedral

The impressive Duomo Cathedral

Florence’s immense artistic heritage includes some of the world’s most important art masterpieces. NH Porta Rossa is a perfect balance between the luxury of a past age and modern comforts. Past and present, tradition and innovation symbolize the hotel’s history. As a result of the recent renovation, NH Porta Rossa has now recreated its former beauty. All furniture and facilities have been carefully chosen to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, while certain guest rooms are decorated with extraordinary frescos. NH Porta Rossa incorporates the Monalda Tower, a wonderful 12th century tower with a staircase leading to spectacular views over the beauty of the cityscape. The hotel’s 72 rooms, combining classic and stylish furniture with a fascinating historical atmosphere, are guaranteed to ensure that guests will enjoy an authentic stay. All the rooms are unique, some endowed magnificent frescos.

The impressive interior of the NH Porta Rossa

The impressive interior of the NH Porta Rossa

NH Anglo American

Recently refurbished, the ample and elegant NH Anglo American reflects history and the fascinating age of the city Città del Giglio (City of Lirio). Its decor boasts antique furniture and impressive paintings from the Florentine school of 1800, creating a private and elegant atmosphere for our clients. The Il Granduca Restaurant is intimate and distinguished, offering a varied breakfast buffet as well as more traditional dishes from Tuscanian and Mediterranean cooking. The congress centre, equipped with a wireless internet connection, has 3 function rooms, the biggest of which has the capacity to hold up to 90 people and has a theatrical set up.

Relax on the terrace at the Anglo American

Relax on the terrace at the Anglo American

NH Firenze

The NH Firenze, offers 152 comfortable beds, all ideally located. The hotel can be easily reached from Santa Maria Novella, which is just 1km from the historical centre, and the Basso Fortress. The location is a peaceful residential zone can be easily reached by car.
The hotel restaurant offers quality Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine with a modern twist added by our head chef. The hotel offers a rich breakfast buffet; the perfect way to start your day. The hotel also offers a modern Congress Centre, which can accommodate up to 160 people.

Sleep in style at the NH Firenze

Sleep in style at the NH Firenze

  • posted by Ang | 10 June 2010, 16:52,

    Did u say dance in june? IM THERE !!!!!

  • posted by colly | 10 June 2010, 16:53,

    wow the hotels look amazing

  • posted by geraldine | 10 June 2010, 16:58,

    looks amazing, really pittoresque

  • posted by Sabrina | 15 June 2010, 9:48,

    you may have lost your psychic ability, NH, but you still make an internesting blog, thanks! 🙂


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