The Hotel dei Macchiaioli is perfectly situated in Florence, and within walking distance to everything! The hotel was clean and fresh, and our room was spacious, comfortable and very quiet. The staff were extremely accommodating in helping us find our way around Florence. The breakfast, which was quite substantial, was served in a comfortable room with a beautiful fresco'd ceiling. We arranged for Paolo to guide us through the Duomo, Baptistery and Accademia and were amazed by his knowledge! Without him, we would have floundered (especially at the Accademia which can be overwhelming). Instead he kept us moving, making sure we saw everything we wanted to see while telling us some incredible stories and history. We highly recommend utilizing his tour guide services!!