Experiences

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, counts over 1.5 million inhabitants and is the most popular city of the region. The city can be described as an 'open air museum' with all its splendor and beauty such as museums, monuments, churches and other buildings. In fact, in 1982, UNESCO has declared the historic centre of Florence as a World Heritage Site. Originated as a Roman town, and later, after a period as a flourishing trading and banking medieval city, it became the birthplace of the Renaissance. From the 14th- until the 16th century it was politically, economically and culturally one of the most important cities in Europe.

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WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

Discover the state-of-the-art TechnoGym machines at our 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

RunWestin®

Westin has created a 5 and 8 KM running route that will guide you along with some beautiful sights Florence has to offer while working on your endurance. Let our Concierge introduce you to the Westin WORKOUT local Running Map, featuring a geographic sketch of the area together with personalized trails for your run.

Explore Florence

Benefit from the hotel's convenient central location and go discover the treasures from the Medici family, walk over the well-known Ponte Vecchio, admire the stained glass in the churches and rejuvenate in the breezy parks of Florence.

Local Area Rooftops Westin Excelsior Florence

Discover New Wonders With Westin Family

Westin Family opens young guests up to new experiences and challenges them to explore and reflect in the pursuit of feeling their best – excited, energized, motivated or celebrated.

Exterior

Live View of Florence

Discover iconic views from our rooftop and get inspired for your next stay at The Westin Excelsior, Florence.

Belvedere Suite - Terrace

The Pitti Palace was a design by architect Brunelleschi. When the Medici family gained ruling power over the city, the palazzo became the main residence for the Medici family and grew as a great treasure house with valuable art pieces.

One of the oldest and most famous art museum in the world, and hosting an extraordinary collection of masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th centuries with important pieces of Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, as well as the largest Botticelli Collection.

Dedicated to the Santa Croce, the Holy Cross, the Basilica is the site of famous tombs such as the one of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Foscolo. The church is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories. It is placed on its named after square Piazza Santa Croce.

Behind Palazzo Pitti, lies Giardino dei Boboli, a beautiful example of Italian gardens. An open-air museum, with fountains and waterfalls, false cave entrances, marble statues and sculpted trees.

The build of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore took 140 years with 5 architects involved. The Cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the baptistery and the Giotto's steeple, a magnificent tower standing right next to the facade.