Hotel Relais il Cestello is a gem of in the Florence 3 star category thanks to its unusual layout and position on the south side of the River Arno. For many years, the building was a telegram centre or post office which incorporated stables for the preferred form of transport of the age - mules! The charming building exhibits some of that old world charm yet thankfully, does not still smell of equines!
An ideal accommodation for families with children, this stylish 3 star hotel is both cosy and spacious at the same time and enjoys a great location slightly off the beaten track yet an easy walk into the city centre.
In the immediate vicinity the staff can recommend several great restaurants, serving real Florentine cuisine at value for money prices, while Ponte Vecchio, one of Florence’s most famous landmarks and possibly the oldest surviving bridge in Europe, is not far away, leading into the exquisite and magical historical city centre.