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Packed with art, culture, delicious food and beautiful architecture, Florence is an inspiring spot for a city break. So pack your paintbrushes and bring a healthy appetite. In true Italian style, it’s also oh-so-chic, offering designer stores, top-notch window-shopping and world-class people-watching. 

Perched on the edge of the historic city centre, Ruby Bea's within strolling distance of Piazza del Duomo and the city's museums and galleries. Grab a coffee and go exploring…

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Ruby Bea
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Set in a grand building overlooking a tree-lined square, Ruby Bea draws inspiration from the artists, thinkers and writers of the Italian Renaissance. In fact, Bea takes her name from Dante Alighieri's inamorata, Beatrice. Inside, classical forms meet fresh perspectives, while lots of the building’s original features have been lovingly preserved.

  • Great for: an inspiring stay in an artistic city
  • Local favourites: strolling into the city, stopping for coffee and exploring pretty gardens and piazzas on the way
  • Nearest station: Piazza della Libertà bus stops
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Ruby Dante

On the top floor of Ruby Bea you’ll find Ruby Dante, our stylish shared workspace – complete with its own private roof terrace. 

As well as free, unlimited highspeed WiFi and a generous printing allowance, there’s bottomless barista coffee and organic tea. Set up at a desk or book meeting rooms and private offices for a day, a week, a month or more.

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Perched on the edge of the historic city centre, Ruby Bea is within strolling distance of Florence’s museums, galleries and beautiful architecture. To hit the main sights, follow your nose south west to the city, down cobbled streets flanked by Neoclassical buildings and sunbaked, shuttered Tuscan homes.

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The city centre is dotted with stunning churches and pretty piazzas. Pick your favourite view, then settle in to watch the world go by, caffè in hand. Piazza Della Repubblica and Piazza del Duomo are impressive spots that deserve a stop. If you’re visiting the latter, pop inside the Duomo di Firenze (Florence cathedral) and – if you’ve a head for heights – climb to the dome for a close up of the frescoes. For more heavenly art, make a beeline for the banks of the Arno and the Uffizi Gallery. Here, you’ll find Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, along with works by da Vinci and Carravagio. Galleria dell’Accademia is another must for art-lovers, with Michelangelo’s David the main attraction. 


When you’ve had your fill of culture, it’s time to try some Tuscan treats. Florence is home to myriad delicious restaurants, so just follow your nose to one that looks good. Local dishes include wild boar pappardelle or tagliatelle with truffles, followed by crunchy almond cantucci dunked in sweet dessert wine. Refuelled and raring to go, it’s time to hit the shops. 


As the home of Gucci, Florence isn’t short on style. For everything from designer names to independent boutiques, head to Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli. If it’s jewellery you’re after, Ponte Vecchio is lined with luxury stores, and you can stop off for a classic Florentine photo while you’re there. 


To end your stay in style, cross the bridge to Oltrarno and strike out uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo for beautiful sunset views over the city.

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