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(3 Star Hotel)

Hotel founded in 1888 and since owned and operated by the Balestri-Wittum family. Splendid location in the historical center of Florence on the bank of the Arno river, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi gallery. All tourist attractions within easy walking distance. 95 beds, rooms with air conditioning, bath/shower/toilet, satellite TV, direct guest dialling for international calls. Lounges, meeting room, coffee shop, elevator, garage. Breakfast buffet.

The Hotel Balestri is located on one of the edge points of the ancient roman and medieval Florence. Two hundred years ago rose here a river-port to Pisa and to the sea. Here hang out clothes the workers of "Arte della Lana" (Art of Wool). In one of the sitting-rooms of the Hotel is a copy of a painting by Belotto that represents the "Porticciola" (small door on/anchorage) on the Arno, the stairs going down to the river and the washerwomen rinsing clothes.

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