The Hotel della Fortezza is an excellent choice for those visiting the city of Sorano in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany. This hotel welcomes children of all ages, those under 3 stay free using existing bedding and children under 2 years old are provided with a cradle for comfort. If necessary the hotel offers extra beds in the same room. It has cable modem internet in the rooms for the low price of 2 euros per hour and provides its guests with a complimentary continenal breakfast included in the room rate. The hotel offers free parking and admits pets.
Vivahotel Pitti Palace Al Ponte Vecchio is located next to the Ponte Vecchio and boasts a panoramic terrace on the top floor, where you can relax while enjoying a meal or a drink with views of the beautiful city of Florence. The building dates all the way back to 1200, and is in one of the most picturesque areas of medieval Florence, 100 metres from the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi Gallery. The hotel has a suite on the seventh floor with stunning views. In total, it has 73 rooms.
The ALESSANDRA HOTEL is a highly recommended two star hotel located in the city of Florence in a fantastic location, just a few paces away from the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and it's right next to one of the most posh streets, full of wonderful boutiques and businesses, Via Tornabuoni, is just 50 meters away. The hotel has been owned by the Gennarini family since 1970, and is in a building that was constructed in 1500 by Baccio d'Agnolo, one of Michelangelo's students. The hotel consists of all the current comfort features and comes highly recommended not only for its central location, but also for its good service. With a special rate you can book a room. A standard double room with breakfast and taxes costs around 70 euros a night, and if you book through MINUBE you can get the best fee. I recommend it.
The Fattoria Settemerli (Florence) is a historic Tuscan farmhouse with horse stables and is surrounded by gardens, olive groves and vinyards. The 14th-century farmhouse provides typical Tuscan accommodation. There is a restaurant that serves traditional Tuscan dishes and Chianti wines. Everyday breakfast is served with homemade products of the area. There are 5 bedrooms.
The House Salvatori Bonghi, from the XVI century, is the best accommodation we have ever been (and probably will be) in my life, including any other hotel, cottage or whatever. It is a spectacular experience, both for the house itself, which is huge, traditional, and full of surprises, like an ancient cave where you can be very cool even in summer and for the place, in a valley of Tuscany with lovely landscapes. One can and should take trips to the nearest towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Yes, the accommodation is quite expensive.
I loved Tornabuoni Becci Hotel! It's a small, quiet, cozy hotel in a Renaissance building and all the decoration is antique. It feels more like a private house than a hotel. We had breakfast at the table you see in the picture, bathed in the soft light that filtered through the curtains. The rooftop terrace was full of flowers and very romantic.
If Florence has one thing, it's hotels. I suggest Hotel Bonciani, although not great, but rather fine. The location is great, right next to the church of Santa Maria Novella and 5 minutes from the Duomo. This hotel has retained a classic Florentine style (as you can see in the entrance and reception). It has about 63 rooms, an American bar, meeting and conference rooms. The rooms have an individual bathroom. I tell you this because in many of the hotels or inns in Florence have a shared bathroom and that's nothing appealing. The room are single or double. If sightseeing is more desired, but as I say, going to Florence is rare that you remain in the room, so the use is minimal. The breakfast is not a thing of another world but not bad, enough to recharge and hit the city. The price of the room was about 137 € for the double and the single was about 115 € for 3 nights and 4 days. Not bad considering that Florence is not very cheap to stay. But yes, it is beautiful by herself.
This establishment is the perfect hotel in which to escape the world and lose yourself in the fields of Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards and animals. In addition to its magnificent rooms, there is also a spa and for those who like animals they have stables for horse breeding. It is perfect for those who like farms in addition to the proximity to the neighboring city of Siena. There is a terrace restaurant to satiate the appetite of the most demanding.
Camping Michelangelo is close to the center of Florence, which is really the only positive thing I can say about it. From the campsite, you can reach the city center in about 20 or 30 minutes walking while enjoying views of the city. However, the owner apparently use the location as their main selling point so they don't feel they have to keep the place clean or offer good service. Oh, and the icing on the cake: there's a nightclub next door so you can't sleep at all at night. All this for the modest sum of 40.00€ per night!
This charming hotel can be found in a dream land, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and in a villa dating back to the nineteenth century. The building has typical Tuscan architecture and is warm and welcoming.
On the island of Elba, the complex has views of the Gulf of Stella, opposite the island of Montecristo, just 19 kilometers from the town of Portoferraio, close to the towns of Porto and Capoliveri. Thanks to its central position, it has easy access to most of the beautiful beaches of the south coast. It features a large swimming pool and another for children which comes equipped with sun loungers and parasols for the guest's comfort. Guests can dine on a terrace that overlooks the sea. There they serve the best local recipes.
This charming hotel is set in a XIX century mansion that has been restored harmoniously combining the traditional with the modern. It's an excellent choice for those looking to explore the main attractions as it's in the historic center, surrounded by spectacular medieval buildings.
The Eurostars Toscana Hotel is a few minutes from downtown which has a lot of monuments and beautiful places to see, as well as a financial district where you will find most of the buildings of interest. It's only 50 minutes from Florence. It is an ideal starting point to explore the region and visit the local landmarks.
The Soggiorno Lo Stellino is a wonderful hotel located in the beautiful city of Siena in the Italian province of Tuscany. It has a unique charm, with just fifteen rooms, all recently refurbished, at great prices in a central location with good public transport connections.
The Hostal Corte of King Arthur is situated in the delightful city of Lucca. This unique and exclusive residence dates back to 1800. It is located just 300 meters away from the historic walls of Lucca. This magnificent building exudes character, which makes the place unique and unbeatable. All of its rooms are fully equipped to ensure the comfort of its guests.
Hotel La Pace is a lovely 3 star hotel with 65 fully equipped rooms that offer a high quality service and a unique staff. The staff treats you well and will advise you what is recommendable to see on your stay, as well as what there is in the surrounding areas. There is free wifi and parking.
The truth is that this hotel is very well publicized (the photos of the rooms are quite misleading, and they also say that it is an ancient Tuscan palace). The location is quite convenient as it is situated in a quiet riverside street (shame that is not looking over the river), halfway between the station and the tower square. But the room was meager and even the bathroom, with a minimal screen for the shower, a big person would have difficulty showering safely. Also the musty smell was evident, despite the profusion of air fresheners in the room. We must praise the fantastic breakfast, there is a small courtyard and car parking and a pleasant terrace for a drink, you always have a snack at the reception, or a free chauffeur to take you to the airport exclusively in the hotel´s minibus. These details make it worth a recommendation. In addition, the staff are more friendly and personal than in other larger hotels. PS: Perhaps the rooms facing the courtyard and on the ground floor are bigger, I know some have a bath, ask if you decide on this place.
Lovely Hotel in Tuscany, with a special charm, unique views, a full moon. Thanks for the service and the attention of the staff, the chef Enzzo is spectacular, professional and caring. Samuel and Franccesco Waiters made us feel like we were at home. I recommend it for anyone who wants to go to Italy and find the gems of Tuscany.
This is an old seventeenth century mansion that has been restored but that still retains the charm of the era. The typical Tuscan kitchen, for example, was once a very large area for the servants and today it has been restored to accommodate 30 guests.
The Hotel Torre di Calapiccola is situated in Monte Argentario, Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It's close to Etruscan archaeological sites, and near Giglio Giannutri and the islands. This idyllic residence is made up of villas connected by stairs and gardens, and offers an outdoor swimming pool. The reception is open 24/7 and guests can order room service. Conference facilities are available on site. The 48 guestrooms include minibars, phones and TVs.
I was staying in this hotel the week of April 23, 2009. It has outstanding customer service, very friendly and polite. They served us breakfast in the room. The service and cleaning were highlights, as well as the nicely decorated room. It's very near the centre and monuments. Really good ... thanks Filippo!
The Hotel Bastiani is located in the city of Grosseto, in the Italian province of Tuscany. It offers an excellent location in the historic centre, between old Medicean walls, near the Cathedral and the archaeological museum.
The Le Macinaie Hotel is situated in Castel del Piano on the top of Mount Amiata, which is an extinct volcano that dominates the Val d'Orcia in Siena. It's in the Maremma and Umbria Orvieto Verde Region. It is the ideal place for families and children, to share a nice holiday with friends or small corporate meetings organization.
I want to recount my experience in Pisa, since I had spoken ill of the Pisans. Nothing is further from reality. I went with my husband and 3 children, we stayed at the Pensione Renacente, or what in Spain we would call a hostel. When the door opened and I saw the entrance I thought we screwed up, but instead, when we reached the second floor, where the reception is, I found the lady of the house. Maja is more! An elderly lady, super friendly and playful. She explained that the hostel is an old Castelletto building from 1600. She instructed us how to get the car to our very door. The lady did not speak any Spanish, but she tried her best to be understood. Once installed, she recommended a place to eat and called to tell them to treat us as well. Tavola calda is a simple restaurant, but when you got there and said that we were staying at Pensione Rinacente we were treated like true kings. They served us at the table, treatment which we did not see any other client receive, they strove their best to explain everything and best of all, it did not exceed 35 euros! Each child ate a plate with soda, two adults and 2 courses with drinks and coffee. I certainly recommend that you go through this - Il Baroneto is on Via Cavalca, 62
The Hotel Relais Il Chiostro Di Pienza is a former 15th century convent. It's a charming hotel located in the heart of Pienza. It's fully air-conditioned and offers an oasis of peace and tranquility with 37 fully equipped, comfortable and spacious rooms. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, and free parking by reservation.
All of the rooms in the Ac Hotel Firenze have air-conditioning, bathrobes, a daily newspaper and a desk. It offers 24-hour room service, executive floor, elevator, bar and laundry service. Guests can use the hotel's recreational and entertainment services such as massage, gym, sauna, tennis courts, spa and squash courts.
Siena is a walled city built in the hills, so there are lots of ups and downs. It's a true trip back in time! It's known for the famous Palio di Siena, a horse race that takes place in July and August in Piazza del Campo, a square is in the heart of the city surrounded by bars and restaurants. It's an ideal place to enjoy a good glass of Chianti, the regional specialty. The city has a number of good hotels. When I was there, I opted for comfort and location and chose the Hotel Santa Caterina. It's a few meters from the Porta Romana and has comfortable rooms, a friendly staff and a breakfast that's above average for Italian hotels in this price range. Plus, the hotel has a beautiful terrace with a great garden and lovely views of the Tuscan landscapes. A single room costs about 65 euros and doubles go for 85.