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... to Astor! We met the club owner, who was from Chicago, so we got free drinks while we were there! We then went with a group of people up to a club called "FLO". It was a 10 minute taxi ride up a mountain side, where it overlooked the city of Florence! The views were breathtaking at night, it was unexplainable! There was an hour wait line, but the people we were with knew the VIP members so we got right in ...
... The facial expressions and flexing muscles created an intended tension, as Michaelangelo wanted the viewer to feel the emotions of David in tending to his flock, and farther on his is life facing Goliath, and finally as king. We ogled for a long while, but at long last we left the museum.
The rest of our day was very low key, which we spent watching Jeopardy, eating Italian ...
... are like this, even in Italy. I bravely ventured forth this morning with my umbrella. I am from Portland after all. I can handle a little rain! I checked out Santo Spirito church and visited the Brancacci Chapel. Still raining. I found a cafe and sat with a macchiato and pastry and read my book for awhile. Still raining. I decided to get a sandwich and salad to-go and head back to my room for awhile. ...
... With the sun still peaking through soft mashed potato clouds we made it back to town within 2.5 hours.
It will go down as one of my favorite hikes ever... only because I had no idea what to expect before hand... and was surprised at what the terrain had to offer as far as variety!!
We stopped in at a small cafe for a bite to eat and a delicious glass of Chianti and some amazing vegetable lasagne. We headed to the bus stop, then the ...
... that would make even Michelangelo proud, and then notice what the man is holding in his hands, high above his head - it's a compressor rotor! Ah, the memories ... we all got a good laugh out of this one, of the Renaissance meeting the 21st Century, with its juxtaposition of man's technological achievements displayed high above man's junk dangling down below! But perhaps our tour guides were even more entertained than we were, laughing at us childish little ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ungherese Florence
We spent two nights at Hotel Ungherese in early July and had a wonderful experience there. Sabrina and her husband are warm and helpful, and went out of their way to welcome us and make our stay pleasant. Some examples of their hospitality include an offer of breakfast the morning we arrived (even though we weren't entitled to breakfast until the next morning), interesting chats in the back garden regarding current affairs in Italy, on target recommendations for good restaurants in the neighborhood, and a late night escort to the pharmacy for medicine when I was very ill. Other attractions of this hotel: a wonderful buffet breakfast, air-conditioned rooms available, and easy access to downtown by bus (convenient for us, as we had a car and didn't want to deal with downtown traffic). I highly recommend the hotel and hope you have a great stay in Florence.
Hotel Ungherese provides a beautiful, quiet refuge to come home to after taking in the many sights in Florence. Bus stops are located just around the corner and service is frequent and direct. For those arriving by car, parking is available and is both reasonable and easy to access. Sabrina and Leonardo were always available throughout my stay to answer questions, provide extra tips that only the locals would know and ultimately to make my stay extra special! Don't miss this extraordinary vaule when visiting Florence!
Catherine Jones Memphis, Tennessee USA
My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days this last weekend and were really impressed by the service. This hotel is owned by a young Italian couple who really know how to treat their guests.
We had a memorable three-night stay at the Hotel Ungherese in May, happy to be a short bus ride away from the city centre, and glad to have made the acquaintance of Sabrina and Leonardo. We echo the positives from others in these reviews. Note that the parking is no longer free street parking, however, for those who arrive by car, as we did. Leonardo will park the car and make sure it is moved on street-cleaning nights (to avoid large fines), but the city has imposed a charge. The hotel has the required parking passes and also sells passes for the bus system.
DA LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIIA
una piacevole sorpresa questo piccolo hotel, nella mia cittÓ natale, dove ritorno di tanto in tanto. Situato in zona calma della cittÓ. e facilmete accessibile. Condotto con simpatia e eleganza, efficienza e pulizia. Ci si pu˛ sentire como in casa propria, con una atmosfera di raffinatezza e buon gusto. Ottima relazione qualitÓ prezzo.
A Hotel that feels like a Bed and Breakfast
We had a lovely stay at the Ungherese this past May. Sabina and Leonardo made us feel as though we were part of their gracious home. The breakfast and coffee were wonderful and the back yard a little paradise within a city. Sabina was very helpful and provided great directions to any of the sites (the bus # 11 and 17 were very close and easy to use) and we were glad we did not have to drive in the the city center. We will definately stay at the Ungherese again!
We just returned on May 1, 2006 to New York after spending three days at the Ungherese. The hotel is in a suburb, only a few minutes bus ride to center city, located in a quiet, residential area surrounded by local Italians who were charming, polite and friendly. Upon entering the hotel we were greeted by the friendly smile of the owners who do their best to pamper you and make you feel special. Even Peggy, their cat, seems to smile at you when you arrive - - unbelievable! Our room was majestic with immaculate, crispy linens in addition to a full view of the impressive renaissance style terrace. A full breakfast in the morning included cereals, yogurts, croissants, selections of cheeses and fruits and fresh juices plus an out of the world capuccino which frankly was probably the best one that we have tasted in our many trips to Italy. The owners were absolutely wonderful and so helpful as we had a busy schedule filled with appointments that they were happy to help us book, schedule meetings and coordinate transportation and other special requests that came up as they are fluent in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. Our stay at the Ungherese was the highlight of our trip to Florence as we found the owners to be professional, hospitable and friendly and upon departing we left with the feeling that we were leaving a piece of our hearts with them at the Ungherese. This was certainly our home away from home and we strongly encourage others to visit this property to enjoy the hospitality and royal treatment of a couple of Firenzes who are truly exceptional hosts.
Having visited Florence before and remembering quite well the ongoing buzz of endless streams of tourists, scooters and other urban sounds coming through my hotel window, independently of the time of day, I this time decided to avoid the center and find a calmer, perhaps even more 'Italian' location to spend my days.
una vacanza piacevole a buon prezzo grazie all'accolglienza, disponibilitÓ ed attenzione
I stayed at Ungherese last month, with my sister-in law. We had a great experience there, our room was wonderful, large, very clean and with a very nice view on the quiet garden of the hotel. Breakfast was excellent and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Location is a few minutes far from the centre, but everything it's easily joinable by bus (the bus stop is 10 metres from the hotel door!!!). We would certainly stay there again!!!!