Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, Florence, Tuscany, 50125, Italy | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Florence

Rome to Florence & the Red Garter

A travel blog entry by kgbshaw on Jul 22, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... to hotels within the main areas or close too them. So we arrive way too early, just before 7am. The breakfast area doesn't open until 7:30 & we don't really feel like a rushed continental buffet so I purchase a hot chocolate & we wait for the bus. The other couples that stayed in Rome start arriving in taxis. The bus leaves just after 8am & we don't arrive in Florence until about 4:30pm. Bit later than scheduled. We do a surprise ...

Welcome to Italy

A travel blog entry by jlb43409 on May 24, 2014


... was calm, serene, quiet...Florence was loud, crowded and chaotic. Ken tried to convince me to walk or try the city bus, but with our huge-ass suitcases, I was not in the mood to wander through the city where we weren't familiar. We caught a cab and took the short ride to the hotel, but after seeing the route, we were both glad we had taken that option as while it wasn't far, it was a bit of a convoluted route.

We rang the doorbell to the IL Bargello ...

Wanna be Italiano

A travel blog entry by karen1750 on Mar 07, 2014

3 comments, 4 photos

... olive oils and the differences between the aged balsamic vinegars. Who knew!! Of course everything was taste tested and a glass of wine was also included - 10:30 in the morning and we were having wine! Life is grand. Giovanni the tour guide then took us to the test kitchen. There the group made from scratch tiramisu and 2 pastas along with their sauces. We ...

Florence — Day 2

A travel blog entry by robertsinton on Nov 15, 2013

... of the moment for their last full day here. We ask them about their wine preferences, which turns out to be "red, and whatever their parent have in their cellar"! Both are in their twenties, and are well aware that traveling and wine drinking are about to get more expensive for them now that they have left home. Our first stop is a piazza on the hill looking down over Florence, with a fantastic view of the city. Our guide Vitorrio gives us some basics about the wines of this ...

At Least I Look Good

A travel blog entry by brendasjoy on Oct 04, 2013

2 comments, 14 photos

... br> I have finally figured out the ATMs, how to order "still" water, how to spot and avoid tour groups, and that Italian men are true to their reputation. The Italians in general are so hospitable. I love that the beauty here is nonstop; every block has dozens of architectural details, gorgeous doors, and well adorned people to appreciate.

The highlight of my day yesterday was visiting ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the South Florence area of Florence, is near Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti), Via Faenza, and Porta Romana.
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