Palazzo Ognissanti Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Maso Finiguerra 12r, (formerly Primavera Hotel), Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
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58
Average
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35
Poor
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9
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6

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  • Families70
  • Couples72
  • Solo69
  • Business58

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Forum Posts

Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by jlm2008

Hi guys,

Was wondering if anyone knows if buying an engagement ring on Ponte Vecchio is wise, is there anywhere anyone would recommend?

I just really want something different so we decided to wait and see what Florence had to offer. We were in Florence last year but I wasn't really looking then so don't know if the prices are extortionate!!

Many thanks,

Jane

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by cmcard2

to me the prices on the ponte vecchio are "molto costoso" - very expensive. I am not sure what country you are from, however the dollar does very poorly versus the euro. if you can obtain a better price, then you might consider taking it with you for the "sopresa"

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by TheWanderingCamel

The jewellery shops on the Ponte Vecchio do have lovely stuff but prices are high - you're paying a premium for the location, but then, is there a more romantic spot to go shopping for an engagement ring? Although the bridge is lined with jewellers, several of them are owned by the same families so if you don't see what you like at first describe what you're looking for and they may well have something in one of the other shops.

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by TheWanderingCamel

If you are a non-EU resident, you should also ask about tax free pricing or VAT refunds.

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by leics

It's certainly a romantic location (although horrendously crowded whenever I've been there, which rather takes the edge off). And you will pay for it.

So it would be a good idea to have a look at other jewellers' shops as you wander Florence (they aren't all on the bridge) and do a fair amount of pricing-up before you buy.

Unless money is no object, of course. :-)

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by royalempress

I agree with the rest! The prices are very inflated on the Ponte Vecchio and for the most part, I really only saw gold on display. It is kind of like visiting a tourist shop all over the world. You see one shop and all the rest are alike. Of course if you buy your ring in Italy it will be romantic, but Italy is not cheap.

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by Manara

I don't know if you already have an idea of the type and style you want.
Here is a webpage with links to the websites of several famous jewellers in Florence: http://www.perseoschool.it/links-eng.html
You will not find prices there, but you can get an idea of what you can find.

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by clareabee

what i would also say about the ponte vecchio is that the jewellers seem to sell the same things (perhaps that is because they are owned by same family) and found the pieces rather ostentatious for my tastes. I would second looking at some of the other jewellers in the city.

would also check the carat weight of the gold - i know in the states alot is 14ct where as most in europe - uk certainly is 18 or 9.

Re: Engagement rings on Ponte Vecchio

by lgault

Hi I just came back from Florence on my honeymoon and can tell you The Pointe Vecchio is NOT a good place to buy any jewelery. It is famous and fun to look at, but we found much more original and one of a kind items agter we crossed the bridge and went to the Pitti Palace side of Florence. There were several artistic jewelers their who made one of a kind pieces. I ended up getting a really beautiful pair of earing from a jeweller down by the end of boboli gardens. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the shop, but if you walk all the way to the end of Boboli gardens and then come out, then start walking back towards Pitti Palace it was the first jeweler on the right.

Travel Tips for Florence

Maximise your time

by Paisleypaul

The treasures of artworks - most famously Michelangelo's Il David, the misnomered Birth of Venus, Spring - like Rome whole tracts of the historic centre are a living breathing museum - Duomo, Campanile, Baptistery down to Piazza della Signore, the Loggia and theufizi gallery All of the above and 101 things more besides, although queues can be horrendous - 2 hours for the Galerria d'Uffizi in late August. Remember just about everything is bookable in advance - take a walk by the museum an hour before it closes and book for the next day

(Off to watch Rodley Scott's Hannibal again !)

Our first sightseeing stop was...

by Barbara2

Our first sightseeing stop was the Galleria dell' Academia and Michelangelo's DAVID. Apparently, there normally are lines but we had none. Must have been our timing. My Academia Travelogue will give you an idea of the beautiful sculptures you'll see there.

go on a daytrip to fiesole,...

by babeteaser

go on a daytrip to fiesole, the city that is much older than firenze with a nice duomo and a roman museum. you can easily get there with the bus leaving firenze's train station.
from fiesole you have a nice view over firenze.

Fun Club, but Hard To Find

by LostBoyPN about Full Up

After walking around for hours trying to find this club some cute American exchange student I met at the laundromat invited me to, the club turned out to be all right.

Hard to find, but fun. It's small. But the music was good and the crowd was all right.

Women: be prepared to be approached by any and all guys. Italian guys are forward, but not obnoxious. At least, from what I observed as a guy observing the pick up attempts. It was funny. They try to be slick. Don't remember.

What ever mood - Pizza or fine dining

by Roadquill about Boccanegra

This is really two tips in one. One evening we just wanted an easy meal so we ordered pizza, several of them in fact. Pear and gorgonzola, a caprese pizza and one with artichokes, sausage, and a few other items. Absolutely delicious. Two nights later we went back to the other side of the facility and enjoyed a fine dining experience, My veal cutlet was delicious and huge. The wine was excellent. Service great.

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Address: Via Maso Finiguerra 12r, (formerly Primavera Hotel), Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy