Travel Blogs from Florence
... an hour and 40 minutes. While waiting, we were entertained by gypsies begging for money, an accordion player and people selling cheap sunglasses, scarves, and prints of paintings. It was during this wait that we discovered the cherub painting over our bed at the Piccolo is actually a painting by Raphael…lol. (Art history experts, we are not). Many people were trying to sell large copies of it and it was also on postcards. To pass the time I listened to my ...
... favourite so it is good that each place is better than the next. Florence is the capitol of Tuscany with a sea of burnt orange roofs. It is a very young city, I think a lot of people come to school here from all over, it seems very international and hip! There are many cool things to see: statue of David, the castle where Quasimodo (sp?) from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame was jailed in the tower. We took a walking tour to learn about the history of the Mezzini family, a family ...
... eat the first words out of our mouths are do you have free WiFi...so instead of socializing we all sit on our phones trying to be with the rest of the world. From here on out I want to try and be better about this. I know that my only form of communication with friends and family is social media and there is a time difference but I want to be conscious on not relying on my technology and instead enjoy and indulge in the culture I am living in right now.
Left Monterosso this morning on a train to Pisa. At Pisa I checked my baggage at the train station and jump on a city bus to the Duomo. That's the name for the large basilicas in Italy. At Pisa they have an enormous basilica, baptistery and bell tower. The bell tower is the famous one that leans. Beautiful day weather wise but, way too many people. Ugh! After a quick visit, a coke ...
... apartments/hotels. The fourth side (where we hung out) is a sort of covered stage that was filled with about 10 copies of statues. The sides of this stage had steps you could sit on and rest, but not lay down. When Kyle laid down to stretch his aching back, an guard came and said "no sleep". Hannah was getting antsy, so we started towards the Bargello museum. We got there and it had just closed. Hannah was thinking of other things to do ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alloro B&B Florence
Davvero molto accogliente!!!!!
Sono rimasta molto colpita č stata un ottima esperienza, ero molto curiosa di vedere com'era dato che era la prima volta che soggiornavo in un B&B e ne sono rimasta piacevolmente stupita. VERY VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!
Alloro is one of the best b&b I ever stayed at. Highly recomend for anyone traveling to Florence.
After reading the great reviews about the Alloro Bed & Breakfast on TripAdvisor, we decided to stay there for 6 nights during our honeymoon in Florence last month. This was the best decision! The Alloro B&B was BETTER than we expected. The room was really big and very clean and so was the bathroom. It was also uniquely decorated with a painting on the ceiling! The owner and his son took great care of us during our stay. They greeted us with a map and some great recommendations for local restaurants which were all great -- especially La Spada. They brought breakfast to our room every morning -- juice, milk, coffee, bread/croissants, cheese and jam. The location is great -- only a short walk from the train staion. There are many great restaurants and gellaterias right outside the doors of this B&B. We only paid 110 euros per night -- which was much less than you would spend on a 4 or 5 star hotel in the area but you wouldn't get the coziness and truly unique experience of this B&B. We would stay here without hesitation on our next trip to Florence.
Was very happy with Alloro! The room was large and very comfortable. The location was perfect..very near the train station and the San Lorenzo market and the staff was extremely helpful!! Also, the breakfast was great!
Breakfast in the sun
We spent here 5 days in May 2006 and we loved it. We had the room with a balcony and every morning we had our perfect breakfast in the sun. It was more than we expected.
Not only the people, the breakfast, the sun, the spacious room and a good bed, but also the location of this B&B is perfect. I will recommand it to everyone I know that is visiting Firenze. I also hope to visit it again myself. Mille grazie and arreverderci from Corina and Arianne from Holland.
Ottimo!!!! Hotel ALLORO super consigliato !!!!
In pieno centro cittā, a pochi passi dalla stazione di S. Maria Novella e a meno di 5 minuti dal Duomo.
Camera bellissima e servizio eccellente.
Gestori cordiali e simpatici.
Small, comfy, and close to everything!
This B and B, on the 3rd floor of a city building in Florence, was everything we were hoping for. It was small (only a few rooms) but the room was huge, clean, and charmingly Florintine (we had paintings on our ceiling). They served breakfast to us in our room, which was really nice. We had a balcony (not a great view but the breeze was nice) and the B and B was about 2 blocks from the central train station, the Duomo, etc. Great location, service, and rooms for the price!
How to stay in a very comfortable past....
How to stay in a beautiful antique palace of Florence with the maximum comfort... I was in this lovely b&B for one nigth for a romantic trip. Absolutely appreciated room, large and comfortable, marble bathrooms, elegant furniture. Very quiet, we slept like babies and in the morning, breakfast in the room with no extra charge with home made yogurth, not so easy to find in the heart of Florence! Definitely a beautiful experience, at a reasonable price. To be repeated as soon as possible
Marina Baumgartner, Milan Italy
BEAUTIFUL B&B - Highly Recommend
We were travelling around Europe for 6 weeks and this was without a doubt the best place we stayed in. The rooms were large and appeared newly renovated. It was immaculately clean and the owners were friendly and helpful, lovely and fresh continental breakfast. Great location between the station and the Duomo. Everything was in walking distance. I will definitely return!
Between Duomo and Santa Maria Novella
A lovely room in central Florence
We stayed in Alloro B&B in February 2006. The room was beautiful, the bathroom the nicest we'd found in Italy- with good towels and soaps etc and a big bath. Everything was kept very clean.The owners were unobtrusive but friendly. It was central and very good value.It doesn't have a view but you can hear the bells of the Duomo and despite being close to the Railway station it is not noisy. It was like having one's own appartment in Florence. We highly recommend it and intend to return.