Antica Dimora Firenze
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We are in bella Firenze! The tickets we booked for the train were correct, but it was a good thing we left extra time at the station to find our train.... It was close. We'll just chalk it up to a learning experience. The train itself was interesting, travelling up to speeds of 250 km/h.
Our B&B is an easy walk from the train station, …
... also snacked on the most amazing bruschetta and took so many pictures. The ride back home was a riot and also a slightly blurry memory. We stopped next to a hill for a bathroom break and most everyone got out of bus, climbed the hill and ******. I myself just climbed to the to say I made, but I didn't actually use mother natures restroom. So many people were falling ...
After settling in to the Piccolo, (well not really as we don't feel like unpacking here), we set out to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, or as it is more commonly referred to…Il Duomo di Firenze (the main church of Florence).
I had tried not to look at too many pictures while planning this trip, as I did not want to feel as if I had already been everywhere when I arrived. In hindsight, I should ...
... We can only afford to eat out once a day. I am finding that Italy is equal to Canada. It is not cheap here. Meals are just the same price. That was something I learned and so now we have to budget ourselves every day. I am doing pretty good with it so far. Especially since hostels cost more than we thought, we have to spend between $20-30 bucks a night and we thought it would be between $10-20. We are planning to spend a few more days in Florence because we love Tuscany! We are ...
... in the direction of the train station and stopped for some information on the way.
We walked back from the rental car location (across to the South side of the Arno River). Our apartment has the perfect location. It is away from the busy, touristy area on the North and to the East, but it is an easy walk to the center of town. Florence is a small enough city that it is easily walkable…but, you will have some tired ass ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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A Wonderful Apartment in Florence
On our first trip to Italy we were lucky enough to find the Casa di Via Tornabuoni, an apartment in Florence's renown shopping district. The apartment is in a great location, close to all sights and was certainly large enough for the 4 of us, all adults. The master bedroom and bath was very large and the second bedroom and bath was also great. The kitchen was fully equipped, including a washing machine! When we had questions we called the office number and was graciously aided immediately. If you need an apartment while in Florence this is a great choice.
We stayed in one of Antica Dimora apartments -- the Tornabuoni apartment -- and found it to be an excellent choice for my husband, baby and parents. This apartment is large, central to many sights in Firenze and comfortable. It even has a washing machine! If we are traveling with family, we would definitely stay here again.
Antica Dimora Firenze - a hidden jewel
We were very lucky to find Antica Dimora Firenze for our stay in Florence. It's less than a 10 minute walk to the main sites but is on a smaller side street away from all the chaos. There's a nice sitting area where tea, coffee, sherry and biscotti are available after the sumptious continental breakfast is complete. Our room was wonderful but the staff is the star here. They go to great lengths to be helpful, to make you feel very welcome and special. The whole experience here made for a very wonderful and relaxing stay in a beautiful but busy city.
Beautiful rooms, quiet, ample breakfast, good coffee
Very helpful staff, beautifully decorated rooms with an intimate bed and breakfast common room for breakfast from 8 to 10am. Every evening lovely wine and biscuts, fruit and hot tea and coffee, left out for the weary traveler. Very comfortable beds and cot for the triple. We had a back room with lovely bright light from two windows with light blocking drapes with vines looking out on a courtyard. Very clean first class bathroom and hot shower. Personal shampoo, soaps and body wash. Safe box with personal code combination.
We arrived by train. Our luggage is carryon but it was smart for us to take a taxi to the pensione. Florence streets and maps are a challenge for the best of us navigators. I brought the email directions and map from their website. I do not speak Italian and the taxi driver did not recognize the name of the hotel but with the map and street address he knew exactly how to get there. A bit of a walk, about 12 min from the main center, Duomo- slight trade off for a quite place to sleep. Very safe even late at night, however, would prefer to walk with company.
Staff very helpful to set up tours. We took the an afternoon tour which took us first to a perch on the hills to see Florence, then down to Santa Croce and Uffizi museum. Absolute must! No lines to get into the museum, wonderful guide, lots of information. Wine tasting tour to Chianti was just ok, scenery wonderful. Long lines for the Academia to see David, tip- make a reservation from the hotel.
The streets of Florence are a maze however, just relax enjoy the day and what it will bring- use the Duomo as a guide. People will gladly point you in the right direction if you ask. I would most definitely go back to this lovely spot. However, if I go with someone who tires of walking easily I might prefer to stay in their special apartments closer to the center of town, The Market House near Santa Croce. You can book your tours with the hotel staff via email before you leave home. Bon voyage! Ciao
In ideal place to stay for long weekend in Florence
We visited Florence for a long weekend in March. Antica Dimora is perfectly placed within the city; close enough to get to the 'sights', but on a quiet street. Uta was the lovely lady who welcomed us on the intercom; the rooms are on the second floor from the street. There is a lift, but it's good exercise to walk - the best ice cream I have ever tasted made that a necessity! Our room was very comfortable, with antique furniture & lovely cotton sheets. No English language TV was the only gripe. Satellite TV & DVD, but no news for four days - what am I moaning about?!
Do try Ristorante da Mimmo on the opposite side of the road, but try the jugs of house wine. We tried a bottle from the table without asking the price, instead of €8 a jug it was €25. Bit cheeky not displaying the prices, but we should've asked. Great food though & sitting close to people encourages chatting. Hope the people we sat with found the club they were looking for! All in all, a perfect home from home for a weekend in Florence.
A wonderful and charming hotel; the staff did a teriffic job. The hotel is small enough for personal service, and the rooms were fantastic. Wireless computer access too. Will definitely visit again.
An oasis in a busy city
Gorgeous little hotel in a great location. Beautiful rooms individually furnished- we had a tiny balcony - but beware the mosquitoes..they are worse than the midgies in Scotland! Staff were really helpful and it was nice talking to other people at breakfast and getting all the gen on Florence. There is also a great little trattoria up the street (Tito's) not in the direction of the town, which doesn't look much from the outside but very friendly staff, good food and nice mix of students, locals and tourists. Would stay here again, no problem - loved it
Wonderful Boutique Hotel
We spent four wonderful nights at the Antica Dimora Firenze. Each room is individually decorated and very well maintained. We had a large king room on the street side with great amenities in the small bathroom. Although there was not a large selection at breakfast, everything was very tasty and varied from day to day. The sitting room was comfortably furnished and there was music playing quietly in the background. The location is great... about a 15 minute walk to the Duomo. There were plenty of restaurants and green areas around the hotel (more like a B&B). The manager was very welcoming and helpful. With just 6 rooms, it provided a quiet respite after a hectic day of sightseeing. We would definitely stay here again.
Spent one glorious night at this smashing little hotel nestled in the heart of Firenze. Good location being a few blocks from the Accademia, within a quiet neighborhood close to neat little cafes. Our room was decorated in antiques with a four poster canopy bed as the center piece! Very relaxing reception lounge with Cantuccini and Vin Santa as a special treat in the evening. Breakfast consisted of gourmet cakes and jams. Would definitely return to this hotel as it was also a very good value.
While there be sure to visit the Ristorante da Mimmo which we found by accident on the same street. Great food (excellent Filet Mignon and Carpaccio) and super atmosphere to end a perfect Florentine evening.