Travel Blogs from Florence
... saved a chicken leg and they were already clearing plates. Oh well, eating is cheating anyway, right? This night will always be remembered as 'the night of the buckets'. And boy oh boy, does that about sum it up. $15 for a cocktail bucket, and boy were they generous. Upon pouring the alcohol into my bucket, the bartender ran out of juice, so left me to hold the bottle of Bacardi while he went to find some. By the time he came back, the bottle was empty ...
... m not gonna lie, I started to tear up a little bit. We hopped in a taxi and drove to their apartment they were going to be staying at. They got unpacked and it was time for the exploration to set sail. Stop number one was Via Santa Lucia, aka my apartment. Next, took them on a journey to the BEST pizza in the ENTIRE world, Gusta. Then finally to the BEST gelato place in all of Florence, GROM. We sat and ate it in front of the Duomo and were ...
... hours and included a 20 minute rest stop (bus drivers in Italy are mandated to stop for 20 minutes every two hours of driving) and a few back tracks as the bus driver didn’t really know where he was going and refused to follow the directions that the GPS gave him. A quick phone call to someone put us back on track…the same track as the GPS was indicating.
There was some interesting music happening during the trip ...
Today sees us have a leisurely morning before meeting our guide at the Academia Museum to admire the works of Bennicci, Da Vinci and of course Michaelangelo's gorgeous sculpture of David! After a brief lesson and tour we head out for a spot of shopping in more newly discovered markets, building an appetite for a yummy lunch in Vecchio Piazza. After lunch we again meet our guide For a tour of the Uffizi museum. This museum houses many ...
... in the centre is just aimed at tourists. There were lots of huge walking tours and with all the people and the horse pulled carriages it was just very pesky. We saw the main postcard sights like The Ponte Vecchio - which is the old medieval stone segment arch bridge which runs over the main river that runs through Florence - the Arno. We saw the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - (the huge cathedral of Florence) with its Duomo, which was like a magnet for every tourist within ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Relais Uffizi Florence
Charming little place, great location
As everyone here has already written, this is a charming and friendly small hotel with an outstanding proximity to most of the sites. Rooms are pretty well-sized, and on their own are relatively spartan. Our bathroom was huge and very nice, with excellent fixtures. The breakfast was standard, but the view from the breakfast room overlooking the piazza was great. Alessandro was very friendly and helpful, helping us reserve restaurants and museums (to avoid the long lines). Although our room was adjacent to the small alley way where there isn't much foot traffic, the walls are somewhat thin and we could hear motorcycles and talking on the street at night. Overall, great location and good value make this a good choice for Florence.
Perfect in every way
The Relais Uffizi was everything others on this web-site said it was. It was charming, quaint and very clean AND the location was superb. However, I must add that I have never encountered such helpful and friendly people in all my trips abroad. Everyone, without exception, at the Uffizi was so nice it was hard to believe. I could never say enough about this hotel; truly one of the best I have ever stayed in.
Wonderful Hotel, Relais Uffizi is a 'sure bet'
We spent 4 nights at this hotel at the end of Dec. It was truly wonderful. Our room was huge. 3 times the size of a normal Italian room. Large marble baths, towel warmers, canopy beds. The location is perfect and in the heart of Florence. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh. Hint: Ask for a room away from the reception area, as you may get some noise otherwise. Great hotel at an unheard of Florentine price.
Best hotel of the trip
Very accommodating, reasonable rate for July, wonderful staff, excellent location. Only the breakfast was a bit lacking. Highly recommended!
Found Relais Uffizi through Karen Brown website and I was not disappointed. Ideal location, walking distance to all key sites -- including a beautiful walk across the Ponte Vecchio, up to Fort Belvedere and Piazza Michelangelo for fabulous views of the city and a break from the crowds.
Relais Uffizi is on a small side street centrally located, while still providing a quiet nights rest, and the rooms were clean, roomy, and very comfortable. Not too lavish, but high quality for the rate. I would definitely stay there again!
The Relais Uffizi is a wonderful little hotel with a location that would be hard to beat anywhere in Florence. It's on a peaceful little lane that is off of the Piazza della Signoria. The Piazza is a gathering place that is complete with restaurants, shops, and places to rest your weary feet under statues that you studied about in your art history courses. Right around the corner from the hotel is the copy of "David" under the Loggia where you can sit and eat your lunch and people watch to your hearts content. The hotel's rooms are comfortable and the staff is one of the friendliest that we encountered in Italy.
wonderful boutique hotel! great location, staff, and huge rooms....
just make sure not to book a room close the the concierge desk due to the buzzer from the outside door.
Loved this place! Great value.
Chose the Relais Uffizi based on a Karen Brown review and was so pleased with the decision. Incredible location around the corner from the Uffizi Museum -- tucked away, so it wasn't too noisy. Small hotel ambiance. Clean & surprisingly large rooms. Very reasonable rates. Pleasant, helpful (but small) staff. Not ideal if you need a business center (though there's an Internet center across the Piazza) or lots of extra amenities. Breakfast included in a dining room off the living room -- which faces out over one of the most famous and lovely piazzas in all of Florence. This place is a real find. Karen Brown comes through again!