Hotel Alba Palace
Travel Blogs from Florence
Another hot day and we went on the Express train, via Roma to Firenze. The train got up to 293k - again very smooth. There were a lot of tunnels in the stretch from Roma to Firenze so Simon got some blogging done. We arrived just before 1pm and it was 33degrees. We got a taxi to hotel as it was so hot. Susan's lymphodema is doing really well in the …
... on two wheels, luckily the thing seems to do most of the balancing and after a very wobbly start you soon get the hang of it , bend the knees , shake the hips and your off. As long as you don't use the handle to push and pull which is the natural reaction you are fine. Over the next three hours we toured around all the major sites of Florence with a running commentary via headsets ...
... around and seeing everything. After lunch, we went to another museum that had a ton of beautiful pictures, especially of Mary and Jesus, and wonderful sculptures. We tried to go to Galileo Museum after this, which we all thought was going to be super cool, but sadly it was closed by the time we got there. So instead we went and used our tickets to get up the dome. This was a super long walk which killed our feet, but the view was killer and 120% ...
... city. Like Rome people wandered over the inner city streets mixing with scooters, bikes and the occasional car. Fascinating to see the bikes negotiating the large number of people, the rider on the mobile phone and/or holding an umbrella.
Slept alright but you could hear some noise from the piazza below. The noise on the weekends was quite loud though; the windows did reduce it but it was surprisingly noisy for being on the 5th floor.
... looking forward to being home for the holidays with my family and roasting in front of my dad's fireplace, Florence has done a fantastic job of making this dream feel true the last few weeks I am here. I have a little over 2 weeks to live it up before all reality hits me when I return back to the United States. Dani's family is here for the week and have been treating us to dinner. Today is Thanksgiving, unfortunately the Italians dont celebrate it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Alba Palace Florence
Nice little hotel
Good, central location, within walking distance from all of Florence's main sights. The rooms are small, but quiet and clean. The dining room staff could use a little friendliness assistance, but were okay. The desk staff was nice.
My husband and I stayed at the Alba in October, 2003. It was a short walk from the Florence Rail Station (but you may need to ask directions!) We found it conveniently located to the central area of the city and also the tour buses left from near the rail station. The room we occupied was not as small as eg in Paris and it contained a small fridge. There were restaurants closeby.