Regrettable stay due to the 2 night "clubs" or eateries on the piazza. Even with the window and exterior shutters and curtain closed I heard the boom, boom, boom of the music and muffled voices until 2:30 a.m. when the places closed. Apparently Piazza Carmine is night life place in Florence. I asked for a room facing the garden only to find out that the garden is not out back but sideways to the Piazza. The piazza is a parking lot and deceptively quiet during the afternoon upon check-in.
The only reason that I chose this accommodation was due to traveling with an elderly family member who is to put it mildly very fugal. Cheap it was and never again for me! My traveling companion who slept in another facing the piazza with the window open never admitted that the noise bothered. In the a.m. I met an ex-military man who said that he wasn't bothered by the night noise. Both men are ex-military men so I guess they can sleep anywhere.
With that being said, the price was right for a clean, comfortable place with adequate breakfast in an interesting old building which was an old palazzo a lot longer than it was a convent? There are sisters/nuns who run the place.
We stayed one night while traveling through. I especially like Florence in winter having spent 5 weeks here a few years ago.
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