Stayed 2 nights in July. Being next to the Duomo which I think is the most beautiful building in Europe was awesome.Only negative was the apartment had a musty smell but we got used to it after the 1st day. Only 5 min from the main trenitalia train station. San Lorenzo market was also a 5 min walk . All the both high end and mid range shops were 15-20 min walk.Luckily we hit the sales and I bought from Luisa Spagnoli (a famous designer-Kate Middleton wears her designs) 3 beautiful leather coats/jackets. 2 of them were marked down from 450 Euro to less than 200 Euro! In Florence, 60-70% of leather goods are fake-tip: read tripadvisor for advice.NOI leather factory 20-30 min walk-supplies some big USA chains.Ponte Vecchio bridge 20-25 min walk.You can see the famous rows and rows of jewellery shops there and please stay and watch the sunset at Ponte Vecchio over the Arno river-breathtaking. there's a great gelato shop near there.Just look for the shop with the most locals lining up.We ate at least 2 gelatos everyday in our 8 days in Italy-especially the fruity ones like mango.Exercising like crazy now we are back in Australia but so worth it! Ask Marco,the concierge, where to eat.He told us about a great little place where the chef comes out and sings Italian songs with gusto.Food was great too.We were lucky that a contemporary dance production was staged free just outside the Duomo the 1st night.Loved it.The apartment has very spacious rooms and 2 bathrooms.The kitchenette had free condiments-oil,salt,etc if you want to cook.Lots of nice little cafes and restaurants nearby.We bought take away lunch and breakfast to eat in the comfortable apartment.Marco was so helpful -telling us what famous florentine dishes to order and even the good shops for clothes.Would stay there again,just to wake up next to the beautiful Duomo and the great location.Marco,you are the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- His property of luxury apartments and suites boasts an unrivalled and breathtaking location of the Duomo piazza, with Florence Duomo and Brunelleschi's dome almost within a touching distance. Palazzo Gamba offers apartments with view featuring charming Florentine style and all the latest comforts of home and beyond, including extremely clean and well equipped kitchens. Palazzo Gamba is designed to provide all the freedom of a private apartment, the comfort of full hotel services and plenty of space for individual and family vacations or group travellers. Palazzo Gamba apartments are surrounded by Florence's most beautiful attractions, romantic spots like Ponte Vecchio and some of the world's most important museums like the Uffizi Gallery, as well as internationally renowned boutiques, the most refined wine bars, restaurants, clubs and typical outdoor leather and food markets. Classic Apartments, for 2 persons, or Comfort Apartments, for 2-4- personsand Penthouse Suite 6 persons, all consist of a bedroom, a living room with kitchenette and bathroom. Apartments offer: Fully equipped kitchenettes with refrigerator, cooker, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Flat screen satellite TV (International channels available), Free WI-FI internet connection, direct dial telephones, air conditioning and heating, courtesy kit, bed linen and towels, air dryer and safe. Important information: the reception is open solely from 8 a.M. To 7 p.M. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Gamba Florence
- Palazzo Gamba Hotel Florence