An ancient Franciscan convent dating back to the 15th-century which has been fully-restored and converted to a unique and luxurious hotel. Guests of the Best Western Hotel Rivoli will enjoy comfort and luxury a far cry from the austerities endured by her original Franciscan guests, with elegantly appointed rooms and suites, fine business and recreation facilities and the warm, genuine hospitality that Tuscany is well-known for. Located on Via della Scala in the heart of the city, those arriving by rail at the Santa Maria Novella Rail Terminal, need only walk five minutes before arriving at the hotel. Exploring the wonders of Florence is easy, with all of her ancient wonders easily reached on foot. The city itself is truly one of Europe's most amazing destinations, and has been a center of learning, arts, and philosophy for literally centuries. Ask the friendly hotel staff for a map, some directions, and enjoy!