Bernini Palace by Baglioni Hotels

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Piazza San Firenze 29, Florence, Tuscany, 50122, Italy
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
67%
295
Very Good
23%
102
Average
4%
20
Poor
2%
13
Terrible
0%
4

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 115% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families93
  • Couples93
  • Solo96
  • Business76

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Take Time Out

by SabrinaSummerville

There is so much to do in Florence that you simply will not get to do it in a single day, as we foolishly tried.

Therefore, in order that you don't get sunstroke or art-fatigue, I would suggest that you take time out for a champagne cocktail at the wonderful Hotel Bernini Palace. Our guide wisely advised us that there are really no public spaces in Florence where you can stop and sit and eat a packed lunch and as we were entirely exhausted and in need of a restroom, so I guided my tiny group into the bar of the Bernini.

Immediately we were greeted with the most helpful and friendly of staff who hurried over to seat us, take drinks orders, and show us to the restrooms. They put us under no pressure to order a drink, and the fact that we were not hotel guests made no difference to them. You see, this is one of the things about a five star hotel - they treat everyone like royalty! It's only the budget places that run you out.

Bellinis were presented with charm, and were made with fresh peach juice and real champagne.

For two of these, plus one cafe Americano and an aqua frizzante it cost me Euro 29 but I thought this was pretty good value given the nature of the drink and the luxury of the venu. There were also some tiny biscuits, two types of nuts, and some crisps placed on the table at no additional charge. The surroundings are divine and the decor in gold and purple is just, well, rich.

Photos

Enjoying a Bellini in the Bernini Palace HotelEnjoying a Bellini in the Bernini Palace Hotel

Piazza della SS. Annunziata, Via dei ServiPiazza della SS. Annunziata, Via dei Servi

Santa Croce eclipses the Duomo's grandeurSanta Croce eclipses the Duomo's grandeur

Trattoria TrebbinoTrattoria Trebbino

Forum Posts

rome to florence by train

by MissThing606

hi,

Can anyone give me a rough figure for cost of a one-way ticket Florence-Rome. the treni-italia webiste lists the times but not the prices.

thanks! :)

Re: rome to florence by train

by Donna_in_India

Hi - it should be around $30-35 for 2nd class, and $45-50 for first class.

Re: rome to florence by train

by mccalpin

The trenitalia website will list prices, but often not more than 60 or so days out. If you were giving it a date too far in the future, try it again with a date sometime next week on the same day of the week as when you want to travel. Then click on the shopping cart icon. When you get the next page, you'll need to pick "standard" as the fare class (it's probably already set to this), and pick "1" as the number of adult passengers - the fare will then be presented...

Let me know if you have trouble doing this...note that there are several types of trains that make this run, and the duration can vary a lot - as can the fare...so a little exploring will be worth your time...

Bill

Re: rome to florence by train

by effeti

Bill, if you ever get tired of your actual job, i will suggest to the public relations branch of trenitalia to hire you!
Ciao
Francesco

Re: rome to florence by train

by mccalpin

You mean that someone might actually pay me for doing this??? That would be wonderful!!! Too bad the lira is gone...I always wanted to be paid millions per year ;-)

Bill

Re: rome to florence by train

by effeti

LOL, Bill And let me tell you here istead of that crowded tread i really appreciated your analisys of renaissence...
Ciao
Francesco

Re: rome to florence by train

by MissThing606

thanks everyone!

Travel Tips for Florence

Little chapel

by conny_bazen

On the Piazza del Limbo there's a little chapel to visit. It will cost you only 50 eurocents to switch te lights on for 2 minutes.
Right next to the chapel there's a nice little shop with olive oil and olive-related stuff....

Value Added Tax

by acemj

When you buy any merchandise in Italy that is more than 155 Euros, you can claim a VAT refund. Here's what you do. Make sure you shop at a store that has the appropriate paperwork to claim your refund (stores will have a sticker or sign displayed). Fill out the paperwork at the store because the merchant has to fill out part of it. Then, when you are ready to leave the country (not necessarily the city that you bought the merchandise), look for the VAT refund signs at customs. You must present the unused merchandise to the official along with the paperwork and he or she will stamp it and either give you the cash or you can collect the cash when you get home by mailing the form to the appropriate address (on the paperwork). I received a pretty nice check back for the leather jacket I bought in Florence.

Trains are frequent and...

by unigirl

Trains are frequent and efficent into Florence.
I found that Florence has a great bus system. This really only applies if you plan to go to the outskirts of the main part of Florence (which you should!) Take a bus ride into the suburbs--it's a great way to see where real Florentines live, you'll meet some interesting people, and get a sort of mini-tour if only by sight. A bike would be a great way to get around the main parts.

Traditional tuscan food - Trattoria Gozzi

by sniem about Trattoria Gozzi

Although I normally don't have lunch when I'm on holiday (I stand up too late) I break this rule for the Trattoria Gozzi. It's directly behind some booths of the always crowded San Lorenzo Market but luckily the tourist hords haven't found it yet. The reason might be that they don't have a written menue , the dishes change daily and the padrone tells you what he has today - so unless you are very adventurous in these things you should speak at least a bit Italian to understand what you order/eat. Ribollita - the traditional tuscan soup

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