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, …
How could you top Venice you say? Florence of course!
The home of the Renaissance and birthplace of our modern world. So we said goodbye to Venice and boarded an ESA (high speed) train from Venice to Florence. The train station in Venice was easy to get to via Vaparetto and the station was easy to navigate. Glad I made my reservations on …
... line to the right and a priority entrance for Firenze Card holders on the left. We got in line and waited about 15 minutes for them to open the doors. We made it in the doors to find out you need a ticket, but wait….you have a Firenze card? Yeah, that is what we thought too. So after much confusion we found the unmarked ticket office. (Who has an unmarked ticket office. So terrible Florence…get your act together.) We went in, got tickets and headed back ...
... the Pantheon in Rome (the one with the hole in the top), but.......there was not enough timber in the whole of Tuscany to build the scaffolding and formwork, so he couldn't use those techniques. Like all cathedral builders in his day, he relied on intuition....and I thought only women had that! Can you imagine lifting 37,000 tons of material including 4 million bricks, building an inner and outer dome and then going home to his wife and saying: "If my gut ...
... be topped by 18 spires and a 560-foot tower. Words can't really describe this place, other than to say it blew us away with it's unusual beauty and the feeling of serenity while inside. Katie, Ken and Anika, you know exactly what we're trying to say, after having been inside.
We jumped back on the bus (we loved these hop-on-hop-off buses for getting around the city), and enjoyed touring around to some of the other sights such as big ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Antica Dimora Firenze Florence
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.
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 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?!
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.