I will be headed to Florence in oct and have been looking at places to stay. Does it matter where you stay. What I mean is if I compare to Rome..from one set of sights Ancient Rome to Vatican City I hear it is an hour walk..
BUT is Florence much smaller that it really doesn't matter.
We will be doing a few day trips out of Florence anyway.
1.5 day major sights in Florence
1 Day to Sienna
1 Day Bike Ride in Chianti