We stayed in the middle of the old town in an old building but the hotel was fully renovated and modernized, a lovely place with incredible views of the old town. It wasn't very expensive, we had a self contained room, huge enough for 3 people.
Reminds me of 'Room with a view', the only problem, it's the wrong city. This was Bologna, not Florence.
One of the due torre....
Old and peeling paint which makes it so quintessentially old Europe.
Imagine, instead of modern walk ways, all the shops have Renaissance buildings and arcades.
We took the bus all over town. I love Bologna, I can live there.