Thanks for the tip le Caggiole, I'll check it out for my next trip. I'd say
I'm more into comfort than expense as far as hotels in Florence. I can
recommend the Principe located on the Arno, near the Grand and Excelsior.
It's a smaller hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff. the rates are
not astronomical but not inexpensive either, I think we paid $200.00 per
night. The area is a little out of the center and therefore much quieter but
still in walking distance to everything. We were happy and would go back
there. Ciao! Msreb from Rhode Island