I recently took a trip to Florence by train with my daughters. They had booked a concert and I went for the ride.
The journey was fairly smooth with one short delay but we arrived in a sweltering Florence in the early afternoon ready to check in and hit those Italian sales.
The hotel, Due Fontane (Two Fountains), named after the two fountains in the piazza SS. Annunziata where the hotel was situated was very comfortable. The checkin was very smooth, we’d asked for a room overlooking the piazza and we were given one! There was a lift which we took up to the fourth floor where our room was which was brilliant for us with our suitcases and bags.
The room was a triple with ensuite, the amazing view down onto the ancient piazza and very comfortable.
We hit the sales and bought a few things but on the way from the hotel along the road from it to the centre we picked a couple of restaurants for our dinner later in the evening. The road, Via dei Servi I found out, dates from the 12 century and it is dominated by the duomo. The history was amazing and crazy. So old it was hard to comprehend and with a wonderful atmosphere which was perfect for the concert later in the evening.
Here’s a video of my Florence experiences which I hope you will like.