The Ritz hotel rests by the banks of the Arno river in one of the most exclusive areas of Florence. Most rooms offer superb views of the river or distinctive red tiled rooftops of the city stretching to the surrounding hills. The hotel walls are adorned with reproductions of Italian art from the Renaissance to Modigliani. The reading room and bar offer cosy areas to unwind after a day of sightseeing. The beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce resting place of Michelangelo Galileo Machiavelli and Rossini the Bargello Museum Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio are all within walking distance.