The excellent 2* Hotel Orcagna is within walking distance of Florence`s major sites, in one of the city`s central, yet more distinguished and quiet districts. Close to the Lungarno ( the Arno River promenade), and a mere 10 minutes stroll from the famous square and Church of Santa Croce, the hotel is also a good choice for guests arriving by car as, not only does the hotel have private parking spaces (chargeable), the area also offers street parking possibilities. All 18 rooms feature a small balcony and are air-conditioned with private bath, TV and telephone. A continental buffet-style breakfast is available to all guests who, on balmy summer evenings can also enjoy an aperitif from the hotel bar in the calmness of the small terrace garden. Bicycles are also made available for clients - but be sure to request them in advance to avoid disappointment.