La Residenza del Proconsolo
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Monday, October 14
Sad to leave beautiful Tuscany, but time for new adventures. Drove back to Chiusi, returned the car, hopped on train for a 3 1/2 hour train ride to Florence. A short taxi ride brings us to our lodging, La Residenza del Proconsolo, a B&B in a 15th Century Mansion that is two hundred meters from the famous Uffizi …
Today we left Rome and headed on the train to Florence. The train ride seemed very short and I read the whole time. When we arrived in Florence, we walked to our apartment and got settled in. We are very lucky to have gotten two nice places to stay at so far. After getting settled in we went out to lunch. I had been wanting straight up spaghetti so that's what I ordered. It was very good. Then, we had about an hour to walk ...
... to why we are here - LOL - then we will be off for a nice dinner out. Tomorrow will be another fun filled day.
Oh and I forgot to mention yesterday that we were totally thrown off by the
number of people who garbage pick at the Frankfurt airport and mostly
men!!! And not just top of the garbage picking, they really worked at
Florence is truly amazing!!!!!
Karen & Andy
... Uffizi. It was a long walk with many hills, but Jason and I were glad to burn off all the Italian food we have been eating!
The Uffizi museum houses some of the worlds most highly regarded art pieces from the Renaissance era. From The Birth of Venus by Botichelli, Adoration of the Magi by da Vinci, to many other famous works of art commissioned by the wealthiest family of the Renaissance: The Medici's. After spending several hours here, Jason and ...
... of the day made us all exhausted. Fun fact...Italians do not measure the amount of wine you taste...they are more about the experience and "feeling the moment." So we drank more than an exact amount of 2 ounces of wine for each tasting unlike the wine tasting restaurants in America. We had an amazing lunch of spaghetti. It was extremely different from American spaghetti and SO good! It was almost a sweet tomato taste. This was my first pasta of the trip. We have been eating a lot ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Residenza del Proconsolo Florence
The location is perfect for walking to all the major sites. A taxi stand is just a block away if needed. Breakfast served in room is nice perk.
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Residenza del Proconsolo Florence
Lovely hotel and great location
Have just returned from our first visit to Florence. Stayed at la residenza del proconsolo which was really lovely. The position was incredible with everything that we wanted to see on the doorstep. the duomo was a stone's throw away and the sound of the bells in the evening was just the best ever. the owners were discreet yet very helpful and our room Dante absolutely enormous although a little dark during the day, it looked out over the back of the building but that also cut out the noise from the street. The bathroom was great although the bath was a little difficult to get into . It certainly had Italian style. breakfast was brought to our room each day and the rolls were always warm. We would definetely stay again and recommend it highly.
Great location, lovely room
Had read the reviews so booked this hotel. Wasn't disapointed. We found it slightly hard to find though, walked up and down the street a few times before realising where it was (located at top of the street beside a snack bar). It just didnt look like hotel from outside, large wooden doors were closed. Charming man came down and brought up our suitcases up a long narrow flight of stairs. Showed us to our room and it was beautiful, large double bed, high ceilings, and bathroom was big and spacious. Breakfast was brought to our room at whatever time you want. Great location as well, right beside everything. Its only a 6-10 min walk to the train station as well. Highly recommend this hotel.
A Gem in a great location
My husband and I spent 6 nights, Nov 19 to Nov 25, and had a lovely stay. Paola and Roberto are gracious hosts and and the Residenza is beautiful. We stayed in the Leonardo room which has a view of the Duomo and I really enjoyed the tolling bells of the Campanile. The bed is large and comfortable and a very nice continental breakfast is served in your room. The location really can't be beat. Some may feel the rooms facing Via del Proconsolo are too noisy (I live in NYC on a main street so nothing seems noisy to me!)but I understand there are also rooms facing the rear of the building. The rooms themselves are soundproof - after all, the stone walls are centuries old! Even in the off season, I cannot believe the value.
Loved La Residneza del Proconsolo
If anything, the Trip Advisor reviews on this simple B&B understate its attractiveness. This place is wonderful. Paola and Roberto are always there and willing to help with any questions, and will insist on carrying your bags up and down the rather long flight of stairs between their lobby and the street. Forget the cramped rooms that most of Europe is famous for, my room (Brunelleschi) had a ceiling of at least 12 feet, was luxuriously large, with a proportionately large bathroom. Joel was there every morning, at exactly the requested hour, with a quiet knock and breakfast.
The location couldn't be better, a direct view of the Duomo from the balcony. Next time I'm in Florence, I won't think too much about where to stay.
Amazing location and room
I would have no hesitataion in reccommending this fantastic B&B the room we had (one with a balcony and view of Duomo) was perfect tile floors high ceilings whirlpool bath we were well looked after and brought breakfast in bed you wont be disappointed.
Stayed here on a driving/train trip from Rome to Amsterdam in June 2005. It is almost hard to believe this place, especially at the price.
Fantantic View and Room - Mini Suite
We stayed in the Brunelleshi - a view with a balcony----we would just relax and look out the balcony - it was very refreshing after our arrival in Rome a few days before.
I even had fed express delivery (and mail after we travelled on) and Roberto and Paola were kind enough to mail it to me in the States.
Arriving late, due to the strike, and museums closed on arrival...I felt so at home and couldn't wait to return to our room and sip wine- La dolce vita
Michele and Richard
My husband and I stayed Residenza Proconsolo Mar 13-17. It was the definitely the most wonderful place we stayed during our 11 day trip to Italy.
A friend and I just returned from an 7 day trip to Italy, 2 of those days were spent in Florence. We stayed at a great b&b located one block away from the Duomo, the Residenza del Proconsolo. I had found this b&b on one of many websites I had visited in researching the trip, and, boy, am I glad I found it! Roberto and Paolo were sensational to work with, and were so helpful. They made restaurant reservations and museum reservations for us and worked our reservation so that my friend, who hadn't been to Italy, got a "room with a view"....we stayed in the Leonardo one night, and the Bruneschelli the second night...it had a balcony! When we stepped out onto it, to our right we saw the Duomo and to our left the bell tower of the Bargello. The b&b is in a great location, 5 minutes to the Accademia, and 10 to the Uffici and the Pilazzo Vecchio. Breakfast was served in the room at whatever time the guest requests. The morning we left they stored our luggage while we took one last stroll around Florence before heading to the train station. The room was quiet and the beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were large, tiled, very clean....lots of hot water.