Ritz in Florence for 8 days?

Jul 12th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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Ritz in Florence for 8 days?

I need help! Should we base out of Florence? Anyone ever stayed at the Ritz Hotel there? Or should we stay there 3 nights and then head out to The countryside and stay and make day trips? I am overwhelmed at this point. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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Well, not knowing who "we" is and not knowing when you are going and not knowing if you have traveled Tusacny before it is hard to answer.
I cannot imagine 8 nites in Florence. Get a car and get out of town to near Siena for 5 days of exploring. Good luck !
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Jul 12th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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I have spent many a happy week in Florence and am doing so again in 9 weeks. You do not say what time of year nor your personal likes and dislikes.

I like options so basing a 15-20 minute walk from the center is perfect for me. Daytrips are easy, I do not have to rent a car, and I am not a countryside kind of gal. I would take NYC over a rural locale any day so staying in the countryside is a personal decision based on likes and dislikes.

The Ritz 2 years ago was above a Chinese restaurant so lots of noise and cooking smells lik grease.

Think you can do better.
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Jul 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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hi, eshore,

i just googled the ritz, florence. I note that it mentions it's in a lot of guides, but the entries seem rather old. also the rates seem quite cheap for where they are and a 4* hotel [I got a quote of E99 for double room in July, but perhaps that's because they want to fill the rooms].

there are lots of recommendations on this forum for nice little hotels in florence.

I would stay in florence for 3-4 nights,[depends how much you like cities] then venture out into the countryside - again lots of suggestions here on where to stay and go.

good luck,

regards, ann
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Jul 12th, 2007, 05:56 PM
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Thank you all very much for the info. My husband and I will stay in Siena for 4 nights and then go to Florence for 4 nights. That seems to make the most sense. I have narrowed down the hotels to Hotel Europa, Hotel Laurus an San Gallo Palace Hotel. In Siena, Hotel Santa Caterina and Palazzo Ravizza. Would appreciate any comments.
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Jul 13th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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I have stayed at the San Gallo 4 times for a week each. GREAT hotel, well located for my tastes and wonderful value for Florence.
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