The Relais Grand Tour and Maison Grand Tour are located in the same building in the heart of Florence's historic center, in the most vibrant area of this great city, between San Lorenzo Market, the Duomo and the Academy Gallery.
The B&B is an ideal place to stay also for those who come to Florence for shopping and Italian fashion: the Fortezza da Basso is located a short walking distance, and this is the venue of the man and woman fashion shows of Pitti Moda.
The very famous San Lorenzo Market, with its kiosks of clothing and the large indoor food market is only two blocks away, and represents the most lively area of the town, abundant with small, characteristic restaurants where the Florentines, lovers of good traditional food, go. In the same area, only 5 minutes by foot from the Grand Tour, it's possible to visit the Church of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels.
Boutiques like Armani, Prada, Gucci, D&G, and Valentino, are less than 15 minutes away between the Cathedral and the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, which is next to the Uffizi Gallery.
The Ponte Vecchio offers a romantic view of the city from the river, and you only have to cross it to see the Pitti Palace and its Boboli Gardens, besides the splendid Carmelites Church and its Brancacci Chapel.
Florence is an enormous museum and gallery, and it's easy to find art treasures turning any corner in the centre of town. After the Uffizi, after the Academy, the Duomo, the Bargello, Palazzo Pitti (www.firenzemusei.it) and Cathedrals like Santa Croce or Santa Maria Novella, our city also has other lesser-known sights.
Here we offer a short list of small places we love, where you will appreciate Florentine art and our way-of-life.