Enjoy the wonders of Florence from this centrally located hotel that was once a Renaissance palace. This meticulously restored building was reopened as the Hotel Cardinal of Florence in 2004, and today offers guests a level of service and luxury that rivals that enjoyed by her original owners. Situated on one of Florence's oldest access roads, Via Borgo Pinti, just behind the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiori, guests can easily explore the sites and attractions of Italy's most famous renaissance city on foot. The afore mentioned cathedral is one of the city's most breathtaking attractions, and is not to be missed. The first stone was laid in 1296, and it was not until 1436 that the dome was completed, and was the first octagonal dome in history. The location and rich history of the hotel, makes it a superb choice for visitors wishing to experience the romance of the Tuscan capital.