All I knew was that the hotel was close to both the Duomo and the Galleria d'Accedemia. I indicated in my reservation request "a room with a view if possible." This is the room we had reserved for us. All I could say when we entered was, "Are you kidding me?" I teach Art and Architectural history - my daughter and I were traveling though Europe together and spent the evening talking about art and architecture while looking at the Brunelleschi's dome. Priceless.