Hotel Gioia

C Cavour 25, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, Italy | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $118.00

Travel Blogs from Florence

A taste of Tuscany

A travel blog entry by mitchdee07


... This sloping, fan-shaped public square is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall), with the unmistakable Torre del Mangia, a 300-foot-tall tower rising by its side.

Twice each year, for the past 600-years, the peace and tranquility of this square turns into mayhem, when the Palio di Siena is held. Ten horses and bareback riders, dressed in the appropriate colors of the city ward (“contrada”) each one represents, make a mad dash around the square in ...

Religion, Food and Art

A travel blog entry by nannakez


... but using his amazing organizational skills he managed to have us all walk up the Main Street to the duomo and catch the public mini buses down to the coach. We were all a bit wet as it was raining but it was worth it to see that magnificent duomo. Dinner at our hotel tonight......full as a goog!! Way too much food today! Forgot to tell you about Andrew getting up in the middle of the night a few nights ago and instead of opening ...

Florence - Day 2

A travel blog entry by scottandmel


... island off the coast of Darwin, where Stacey is a teacher. Our tour guide, Eliza was really friendly and made the day so much fun. First we drove to Siena which is a beautiful medieval city. We had a walking tour there with a local lady, the highlights of which were seeing the Piazza Del Campo (where the famous Palio Horserace is held), the old town hall and the incredibly beautiful Duomo of Siena (cathedral). We then had a short amount ...

Duomo, Art, Great Food and People

A travel blog entry by ranlo


... of the day starting at sunset of the previous day--the way the beginning of religious festivities is calculated. Four heads of prophets at the clock's corners suggest that this "real time" of the Church looks toward another time, a future in which the meaning of the present will be fully revealed.


Wednesday is a rainy day!

A travel blog entry by vannstravel


... re here. The problem is you can't get there from here...well you can...but it's a 45 minute bus ride and a long walk to the castello gate. I found a tour online that actually went there...not too expensive, so we were booked....who knew it was going to rain...all day! However, on reflection, what better way to spend a rainy day than on a bus and then wine tasting at a 900 year old castle. The original family lost their property...and their lives when ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the San Marco area of Florence, is near Accademia, Galleria dell'Accademia, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, and Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure.
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