Travel Blogs from Florence
... the metro area you can sit on 200 most of the way. More comfortable, easier transition at the station, less cramped than a plane. I think Australia and South America without VFT's now...
Sooooo we get to Florence and the first impression is OLD. The city has either had an amazing level of forethought, a great recycling programme or really cheap property owners.
Almost the entire central city area is very old, but they are still ...
... we know. it was really funny that we were both there at the same time because we were on our phones and talking about that they were in Florence and then Sam came back from the bathroom and saw them in their room. It was just too funny. We also saw the same girl that we know over and over again walking around in Florence while we were there. We went to see the sunset and it was stunning, such a good view at the perfect time. So happy we were able to see it. We then got dinner, this ...
... have adjusted our plans accordingly. Spent the day wandering parts of the city we have not yet explored. Found the pricey shopping stores: Gucci, Ferragamo, etc. Interesting window shopping, people watching and seeing all the bicycles whiz by. Many, many bikes here constantly ringing their bell as one can't hear them coming as they weave through the crowd. Best find was English bookstore that buys used paperbacks - I have three to ...
... us enough time to walk the 20 minutes home before we were locked out. It was running a bit late though so the minute the encore was finished we gapped it and ran/walked through the (very well lit, safe streets I assure you Dad) streets of Florence to get home with a few minutes to spare. Our last day in Florence was a day trip to Venice, which was nice but so crowded with tourists! We then headed off bright and early to Assisi, on the way to Rome. It was a ...
... I was approached in the bar by a random female foreigner whose first and only words to me were "Were you the guy who kept yelling about orgies and getting teabagged last night?" I just hung my head and walked away (Hey Harper Lee...other people can write cyclically too) I flip back through what I read and realized that was only two days and I forgot a whole bunch of stories....this trip ******* ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Casci Florence
Home Away from Home!!
The Hotel Casci is the BEST hotel we have ever stayed at on our travels to Italy! It is spotless, the staff treated us like family, and the breakfasts were ample. Our room was terrific with great towels and a large bathroom. We were sorry to leave after a week's stay, it was like leaving family. We had to move on and stayed at four star hotels in Padua and Lake Como but they did not compare to our beloved Casci........We can't wait to visit again. ML and Skye Winter Park, Florida
My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon, and the Lombardi family was wonderful! We were greeted with chilled champagne and glasses in our room upon arrival. Our room was simple and clean with a modern bathroom, color TV, safe, mini-fridge, and a street view. Breakfast every morning was charming. Loved it!
Great Place to Stay!!
I stayed at the Hotel Casci for a couple of nights during the Summer of "03. What a charming place, but the highlight for me was the helpful staff and incredible breakfast. They helped us set up a walking tour and thus served as a travel agent for us. Breakfasts in Europe can be pretty bland, but this place does a very special spread. The hotel is located close to the main sites so it easy to look forward to the short stroll through the city center back to the hotel. Love those Fresco ceilings.
I will be back!!!
Great family-run place
My family stayed at the Hotel Casci for 6 nights from April 17-April 23, 2003. It was a well-run hotel and very accomodating with a great location. They booked 2 wonderful tours for us. The breakfast was all you could eat with freshly made cappucino, coffee, or hot chocolate. The room was small, but clean and had a refrigerator, safe, and cable tv. They were more than happy to help us with anything we asked for. We would definitely stay there again.
If you intend to stay at this hotel, be aware that it is upstairs from the main entrance,accessable by a 1person elevator or stairs! It was a chore to bring all our bags to their lobby. When we finished with the bags, the owner's mother was a bit annoyed that we had so many bags! The next day, we were going to do some last minute shopping prior to our flight. We decided to skip their breakfast and that seemed to be another cause for an attitude!! If i wanted attitude, I could have stayed home!! I will say the rooms were nice. Aside from that, they won't see any business from me again!
Thank you !
Thank you to the Lombardi family for making my stay in Florence last week so comfortable. This was my first experience of this fantastic city, and the hospitality and friendliness they showed made my visit even more memorable. I had a really lovely time and could have stayed for a lot longer! I hope to return to Florence sooner rather than later, and I would very much like to stay at Hotel Casci again.
nice breakfast spread (and nice cappucino/coffee maker), free internet service (a nice perk), gave orientation when we arrived including giving us a good map; great location midpoint between Duomo and Accademia; amazingly helpful staff (one of two high points of the trip hotelwise), good TV access (English language news), adequate room - overall amazing staff
The service at this hotel was just wonderful.. Free library of tour books, free Internet access, wonderful free breakfast, including yummy hot chocolate, and the most knowledgeable staff you could ever ask for.
The location is fantastic, too - We only had to take one bus in 4 days of sightseeing from our home base. We highly, highly recommend this hotel for it's very reasonable price and incredible service. If you decide on this hotel, send Paolo and his mom our very best (Chuck & Harriet)
Five Star Hospitality!
I spent one week at the Casci. The location is excellent (walk to just about everyting), the hotel is clean and comfortable (and charming), the price is nice and the hospitality is off the scale! I was traveling alone and felt very much at home in this family run hotel.