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... The following day was a day of bad luck. We will not even write about it on here, it's a day we would rather forget!
After a day of bad luck we decided we had to do something to change our fortune. Jess and Christie are two girls we met on sail turkey and were in Florence. They told us about a statue of a boar and if you rubbed it's nose you would get good luck. We thought this was perfect, so well all went out for the day and first on our list ...
... started to walk towards he Main Street ..we went from hotel to hotel until we found accomodation at hotel spagnal ...I named it dodgy Joes ...we were very lucky at only 70 euro a night we did have clean sheets and towels ...we went out and looked t the wonders florence offered ..brought an gelato which formed part of our dinner also girth twistiies ( fonzies) and beer ...we -also had ...
... in June. Two men were practising flag waving.
We then headed to a winery on a hill where Giovanni let us taste 3 red wines, some aged balsamic vinegar with chickpeas and separately, ice cream, bread with olive oil, and cheese with honey. It was all delicious. In fact, I enjoyed the red wine, although I always thought I didn't like red wine! I guess Tuscan red wine is a different matter!
Following stopping for a quick view and some photos of the sunset, we ...
Now I sound like a real downer, don't I? Fact of the matter is that I was trying to recreate the past. And a past that has been made more romantic and wonderful by the benefit of story telling memories and time. And while lamenting my lost language skills or great-but-not-earth-shattering meals I was missing out on the best gift of all: the present moment.
I am in Italy! With Laura! And it's awesome! Who cares that it's been ...
... would be hungry that night…
2) A quick tour around Florence: Nadim made a perfect guide as we strolled through Florence together. The walk was fast and efficient, partly because Florence center is very small, and one can easily walk from one end to another in less than 30 minutes. We then walked up the hill on the other side of the river for a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Relais Il Campanile Florence
Comfortable, Clean and Central
When we booked (Dec. 2004) we had not read any other review and so it was reassuring to find the Relais Il Campanile comfortable, clean and central. It is located near enough all the must see sights yet remains relatively quiet. The staff are friendly and helpful to non-Italian speaking guests. We would certainly stay here again.
Just spent five nights here. It is excellent. 50 metres from the Duomo and no major attraction is more than 10 minutes walk away (also plenty of good value restaurants). Room with private shower and toilet was 93 Euros a night for a kingsize double in April (booked on the internet) and we could see the Dome from our bedroom window (by leaning out a little!). Owner is very polite and helpful. Breakfast is brought to your room when you ring down for it - basic but good enough to get you started promptly. Don't be put off to find Reception is up a fairly uninviting staircase behind a private front door. This is very common in Florence where most B&Bs seem to be above shops. Book here for good value, clean rooms and helpful service. (Station is an easy 10 - 15 minute walk if you want to avoid a taxi).
A Perfect Location !! My Fiancee and I stayed here in May 2004 for 3 nights and we loved it. It is a VERY short walk to both the Duomo and the Galleria del Accademia. It is also within easy walking distance to hte Uffizi gallery, Piazza del Signoria, the Straw market, and the Market near the train station. From the train station it is about an 8 block walk through a safe area. The entire city of Florence is very beautiful and the hotel area is very safe. We were never tenative around our hotel even very late at night and the hotel is in such a great spot that it is very easy to stop by in the middle of the day to drop off all the goods bought at the markets. The hotel was very clean and quiet. The rooms were big by European standards and the bathroom was typical for Europe (small) but very clean. Florence is fantastic ( not to mention pedestrian friendly) and we will always return to the Relais Il Campanile.
Me two friends and I spent a night at this Hotel in February 2005. It is a nice little hotel in an excellent location. The hotel is on a little street right by the Duomo and down the street from the Train Station which is very convenient. Everything is within walking distance. Both the room and the bathroom were very clean and of decent size. The owner was very helpful when ever we asked for anything and he spoke english very well. Overall our stay was wonderful and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
I am just back from six nights at the Campanile. It was hard to leave...
Great hotel, great location
Stayed here for 4 nights in September and had a great time. The room and bathroom were very spacious for european standards. The room was extremely quiet for its central location (double paned windows).
You can walk everywhere from this location and the best gelato in the city is just down the street (ask Leo the manager).
Breakfast was enough but nothing fancy. Staff was warm and helpful, ask Leo everything because he knows it esp. music, food. He'll also help make reservations for the Uffizi and Academy which are a must.
If we're there again, it's where we'd stay.
I found and booked this hotel over the internet. It's a few steps from the Duomo and on a side street that has acess to several other attractions in Florence. The room I was provided (single) was perfect for what I needed. There was a comfortable bed, plenty of storage space, a large bathroom and no shortage of hot water or towels. The staff brought me my breakfast every morning which was quite satisfactory. Some of my traveling friends shared a quad on the 3rd floor and they were not as pleased. One of their beds actually collapsed during the stay. There is also no lift, so all the bags had to be toted up a winding flight of stairs.
Charming, Good Location, Helpful Staff
I thought this place was lovely. It was clean, quiet and one block from the Duomo and on the same street as Accademia so the locate was great.
There are no elevators but your room would be either on the second or third floor anyway. There's air conditioning and breakfast at an extra cost.
The manager was very friendly and helpful - it was very freshing.
I would stay here again definitely! The price was good as well at 25 Euro per person per night for a shared room (two beds).
We stayed at the Relais Il Campanile for four days in April of 2004. The experience began when we called to request that we store our luggage there for a couple of days while we travelled to Cinque Terre (we had been staying elsewhere in Florence for a few days). The staff was very gracious and allowed us to park the luggage in their breakfast room. Upon our return the luggage was still there, undisturbed, which was very reassuring as my carry on luggage had recently been stolen on a train. Our room was large and bright as was the bathroom. We loved it! The window overlooked the street which can be quite busy as it is the street upon which the Academia is located but there was no noise with the double glazed windows. Leaning out the window you can see the Duomo as it is just a half a block away. The stairs were a challenge when we were tired from a day of sightseeing, but typical of Europe and worth the effort. The staff was very helpful in making reservations for the Uffizi and for arranging our taxi to the airport. They even packed us a snack for breakfast the morning we left as we had to leave before they would be serving! We will stay at Relais Il Campanile again.
Great Bed and Breakfast in Florence!
In March 2003, we stayed in a private room with shower. The room was small, but cozy. The bed was good, and so was the shower and toilet. Since it was not the busy season, the stay was excellent. It was a tad cold, but I guess the winter had been unseasonably cold. The manager Leonardo was very nice and personable. He was helpful in telling us about Florence and the major sites, with some helpful suggestions. The european continental breakfast was good. The location is just a block north of the Duomo, so a great place to stay. A great value for the budget traveler!