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Hotels, Airbnb Suggestions, Please!

Hello, again! Family of 4 looking for comfortable and nice accommodations in safe areas, our sons are ages 18 & 21 so we’d like some space to keep the peace. We won’t have a car in Florence or Venice so we’d like the ability to walk around…

Florence - advised to stay near the Arno, Oltrarno areas?



Many Thanks!

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One of our favorite hotel stays was at family owned and run Hotel Grones in Ortisei, in the Dolomites. They have a parking garage and we left our car there the whole time. We walked to the gondola and funicular that took us up into the stunning mountain vistas for beautiful hikes. We even had lunch up there. The hotel staff gave us lots of information on hiking. And the hotel’s chef was terrific! We ate our dinners there too.

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The small inn where we stayed in Venice might work for your family, if your sons don't mind sharing a bed. The location was wonderful--not too far from St. Mark's square, but on a quiet little canal.

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We’ll be there right before you! Temps historically range from 40’s to 70’s in June, so ac probably isn’t needed. I don’t even think it’s available in many places.

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Our family of four stayed at prince apartments, booked via for our stay in Venice. We would stay there again. It was a quick walk to the Arsenale vaporetto stop and the owner/manager was very responsive. It has a/c which was definitely needed in June.

We stayed in a quad family room at Hotel il Bargellino in Florence, with ac, and are staying there again this fall. The room we stayed in had a/c, but not all rooms have it, so if you investigate this option, be sure to check.

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I think folks have said air conditioning is very rare in places like Ortisei. I think you'd be OK at altitude. In the unlikely event it gets really hot, it would probably be for only a few hours in the middle of the day.

The valley cities like Bolzano and Bressanone are a totally different story. I spent four days sweltering in a non-air-conditioned Bressanone hotel back in 2015. Bolzano was no cooler, but there I had a/c.

I'd be cautious about planning relatively low-altitude hikes in that area in the summer.