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 a prestigious luxury residence where attention is paid to every singular detail. Ideal for spending memorable days directly in the centre of the city of Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. Located in a charming historical building, This luxury "home" offers top class comforts, in order to make you feel relaxed in a unique and refined environment, giving you the sensation of being "at home" thanks to the professional hospitality that you will be granted. Peaceful and quiet, Palazzo Vecchietti will be the setting for an unforgettable holiday in Florence: here our Staff will assist you and will become a fundamental part in the organisation of your days of relaxation with us. Thanks to all the staff at Palazzo Vecchietti you will be able to experience the suggestive atmosphere of our hotel. 14 Individual spaces honouring some of the most important Italian artistic figures, of which 5 suites and 2 apartments, on various levels. A unique location rendered by this historical palace in which it is located. Restructured by Giambologna in 1578 and finished off by the splendid work of the architect Michele Bonan, who was in part responsible for the furnishings and decor. ... more less
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