We spent 4 nights in Florence/Firenze and it was a big disappointment !
Palazzo Vecchietti is a very nice hotel, close to downtown, good concierge who took very well care of us !
Room was very good, cleaning as well, breakfast strange (1 big table for all guests), poor (for this price/level and on the last morning the lady could not make me an omelette (???)...
But Florence itself was not nice...
No car free area's, dirty, bad roads, unorganized, chaos...OK, historically it's a dream (probably), but as a city-trip...never again and I don't advice anybody ! Eventhough it's crisis in Italy, the service in Florence in general is bad, the people are not willing to work/help/sell (if not automatically)...
I was never a big fan of tourism in Italy, but now I am sure...they are the prototype of spoiled people because of tourism !
But if you go...try the countryside as well ! That was our best part of the trip !
Our concierge booked a private car and with them we did Siena (1 hr drive...amazingly nice...even their cathedral is much more nice then the one in Florence !!), San Gimignano with it's towers (very nice, clean, special little city) and Monteriggioni (50 km...even smaller) is much more fun to be then Florence ! This "medieval commune" is very small, but authentic, clean and very special !
Tip: lunch/dinner at Ristorante da Remo/Il piccolo castello...lovely place, good service and great food !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Vecchietti is an elegant and cosy design home in Florence. Now you can enjoy complete luxury and a real personalised service at Palazzo Vecchietti. Relaxing and warm atmosphere, where you may find all that you need. Inside this Luxury House guests are followed by a Butler, who becomes the host for itself or for landlords efficient Personal Assistant and a Director of the House. Step out of Palazzo Vecchietti and find yourself in one of Florence’s most exclusive shopping streets and just a short walk from the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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