Travel Blogs from Florence
This morning we were up bright and early as Marco and Steven were going to Bologna for the night and we had tickets for Uffizi. This was something my Dad had wanted to do so I'd booked tickets for six of us on line to see the Birth of Venus. We had breakfast at the hotel and then decided to wander over to the museum. Billy and Ted were not joining …
First morning in Florence, we all went for breakfast which was a more formal affair than our last hotel. The hostess delivers coffee to your table and there is less variety but still a good breakfast by Italian hotel standards. Today we are catching the train to Pisa and after our cereal, yogurt and coffee we headed across the road to catch a train …
This is a part of the trip I have so been looking forward to for a few reasons.
1. I love Tuscany
2. I am returning for a quick trip to San Gimignano
3. My sister and I love San Gimignano and I get to show my parents this town we both adore
4. I get to show my traveling partners, Paula and Wendy, a part of Italy they'd never done …
Hello dearies- This weekend (Fri-Sun) I went on a fantastic trip with my Early Renaissance class to Florence and Siena. Allow me to brizzeak it down. My class of 44 students left early on Friday morning on a coach bus and spent the day in Siena. We visited San Domenico, Cathedral (Duomo), Ospedale della Scala, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (location …
... br> Another thing that surprised me was the scale of it all. Some paintings comissioned by the Medici were over 10 meters wide, and needed special rooms to be constructed for them. Some of the other pieces brought to the collection was also huge. Now I understand why many of the religious paintings are pointy at the top, that's where the ceiling was in the church! They would cover the entire end wall, 20 feet or more tall.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Boccaccio Florence
Wonderful experience here!
Our family visited Florence in July of 2003 and had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Boccaccio. We highly recommend this hotel for families. We found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel was spotlessly clean. Our room was quiet and protected from street noise by combination windows and shutters. The air conditioning kept the room tempertature comfortable despite very hot July weather. The location was so convenient. The furnishings were beautiful. The breakfast was large and delicious. Extra amenities included an internet access point in the lobby, and a reservation service for the major museums. We definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return there ourselves one day!
Very nice place and great breakfast!
I stayed in the Boccaccio hotel for 2 nights in july 2003, the room was clean and nice (including the most important part: the bathroom). The location is really convenient since it's very close to the train station and most of the touristic attraccions , great price (100 Euros) and very nice breakfast, out of the common for the kind of "breakfasts" you get most of the hotels in Europe.
I was actually booked in another hotel nearby Boccaccio hotel when I first arrived in Florence. The service offered was very poor especially considering the rate of the room. After asking around in a few hotels in the area, I decided to book at Boccaccio. I have to say I was highly impressed by the quality of service at Boccaccio Hotel. Not only was the staff very helpfull, but the rooms were very well maintained. We had AC (which is very important in the summer in florence), and the washroom was always clean. The hotel is also at a superb location in the heart of florence, and only a 5 minute walk from the train station. If you're looking for a good hotel in the heart of Florence, and don't want to pay a fortune for it, Boccaccio Hotel is the place to be. You will like it GUARANTEED!!
This is a super hotel
This is a super hotel located a few steps away from the train station and the bus station.It is a superb location for travellers using Florence as a base to explore Tuscany (Siena etc) using public transport.The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Very pleasant hotel
Great hotel. Close to Santa Maria Novella train station, easy to find. Off the main street, so pretty quiet. Beautiful flooring -- marble in the common areas, hardwood in the rooms. Very friendly staff, with good restaurant reccomendations. Room was tastefully decorated, and spacious by European standards (a bit small by American standards.) Good complimentary breakfast -- croissants, rolls, cereal and milk, yogurt, juices, and coffee. Easy walking distance to all the musuems and sites. No problems storing luggage for an afternoon after checkout. A very pleasant stay.
Friendly Helpful staff
We had a great stay here. The staff is the friendliest you will find in Italy. This hotel is very near the train station and it was an easy walk to all of the historic locations. This was a good value. We will stay here again.
GREAT STAY IN FIRENZE
We had a wonderful experience staying here. The reception staff coudn't have been more friendly - or helpful. For the most part everyone spoke better English than we did. Our room was spacious, very clean, and tastefully decorated. We appreciated the woodden floors and georgeous marble floors instead of the usual moquette. It's located near the Santa Maria Novella station and the city centre you can reach the main arts in few minutes walk. We spent a very pleasant stay in Boccaccio Hotel, we would recommend it to everyone.