The front part of the palace now occupied by the Casci was once composer Rossini’s Florence digs. This affordable, central hotel has been a Frommer’s favorite for 2 decades, and the recent partial pedestrianization of Via Cavour makes it an even more attractive base. Rooms follow a labyrinthine layout, split between Rossini’s old piano nobile and a now-joined former convent to the rear, where the bigger rooms are located, including a couple of spacious family units. Rooms are simply decorated and some can get a little dark, though a rolling program of modernization has installed new, light-toned furniture to counteract that—now in 16 rooms and counting. The welcome from some of Florence’s friendliest family hoteliers is a permanent fixture.
Via Cavour 13 (btw Via dei Ginori and Via Guelfa)
Our Rating Neighborhood Near San Lorenzo & the Mercato Centrale Transportation Bus: C1 Phone 055-211-686 Prices 80€–170€ double; 100€–210€ triple; 120€–250€ quad. Valet parking 25€–27€ Amenities Bar; babysitting (10€ per hour); concierge; Wi-Fi (free) Units 25 units URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/casci.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Casci Other Rates include breakfast. Closed 2 weeks in Dec
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