A surprise, finding a charming hotel in Florence
Hotel della Signoria
When traveling in Italy for two or three months I often change hotels within one city. Critics tell me this is a stupid idea. It can take time to change hotels but it is possible to cut hotel costs by up to 30% by taking advantage of last minute prices. Best of all I often can stay in a better hotel or try another hotel to be added to my list of ‘great places to stay’.
This is a small hotel just off the main pedestrian street a few blocks from the Ponte Vecchio A great location for major sites, the train station and shopping.
“In the historic center of Florence, the Hotel della Signoria awaits you just a short walk from Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, with an exclusive view overlooking Piazza della Signoria, among the splendid palaces and museums that have made our city unique for centuries. “*
I was lucky on this trip, two of my hotels had roof top features. The rooftop of Hotel della Signoria is glass enclosed and is the breakfast room. You can enjoy the roof top view while sipping cappucino.
I had asked if I could come up and take photos later. This was agreed to but the manager would need to unlock the room. I did not want to bother her, maybe next time.
It is exciting when the room is large, the bed is NOT a single (I travel solo) and extra basic.
After so many years returning to Florence, I had never found this hotel before.
The room had been renovated with a great bath, strong shower and lots of space
I had a full desk, a flat screen TV, mini bar and strong wifi signal
Via delle Terme, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Note: I had a room in the front on a lower floor. Ask for a room in the back or on a higher floor to avoid street noise
Some of the abov copy is from the hotel web page*