Pietro Pastorelli

4 surprising spots in Florence you didn’t know about

Little secret: I’m partly Florentine. My grandpa was from Florence so I’ve been in this city countless times, since I have family here. Last time I visited I really wanted to check out spots I’ve never seen before. After a careful research I found these four. I loved them so much that I wanted to share with you! Enjoy! 1.    Grand Hotel Minerva This hotel is situated directly in Piazza Santa Maria Novella (very close to the train station), very easy to find. You can enjoy an incredible view of Florence sitting by the hotel’s outdoor pool. We had a great time sipping our mojitos that came with finger food. Very relaxing.  Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16, 50123 Firenze 2.   Grand Hotel Cavour The view from the Lounge Bar of Terrazza Michelangelo is just stunning (unfortunately no pool though!). My friend and I had our “aperitivo” looking at the sunset…