Travel Blogs from Florence
... was nothing much going on so we just hung out at the undercover seated area where we could charge all if our electronics. Our first full day in Florence we did a quick self guided tour through the small city, visiting the main attractions which included mostly churches and cathedrals as well as a main shopping strip famous for jewellery and a local market. We also stopped at the Palazzo Michelangelo which was close to our campground and provided ...
What has been Mark's favourite thus far...we did a half-day tour riding classic Vespas. Classic old scooter from the 1980's. We had a test run in a narrow lane of Florence. after we four riders were deemed safe....it was a pretty light assessment...off we went. Lucky that it was Sunday with little or no traffic in the morning. Gave us a chance to hone our skills. The only downside was that, because Mark and I were both riding ...
... the automated ticket machine, we finally settled onto our train and were back to Firenze by 2:30. The rest of the day was spent hiking to the Piazzale Michelangelo through a gorgeous rose garden. We made friends with a local man's dog and a little lizard boldly hopped onto the backpack we brought. We ended the day with more gelato and a final stroll around Florence. We headed back to the room to pack up for our departure to Venice. - Ev and ...
... footage they captured a large plume of smoke and people scratching at their eyes and throats. YIKES!
I'm sure Tim awoke the next morning assuming the worst was behind them. Laura and I were going to head to Italy and he and the kids were back to home for work/school via NYC. When Laura and I woke up, he informed us that, "there is a bit of a situation developing." Delta had canceled their NYC - KC flight and so had also canceled their ticket for Paris to NYC. ...
... strikes my interest, as it is highly comparable to rice in Asian countries. It is somehow similar to broken rice (Cơm Tấm), as the grains are very small; yet the taste is chewier.
Next entry – Venice – coming soon!
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― Lao ...
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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!