My husband and I just spent a wonderful weekend in Florence. When deciding on where to stay, we reviewed a number of B&B websites. We chose Fiorenza mainly because of its setting with a beautiful restful garden. It was also affordable and in a good location: not in the middle of things yet not too far from the center. We found there was easy bus access to il centro historico (3 lines with stops close by) or a scenic walk.
Our hostess, Elena, was very accommodating. We had an arrival earlier than check-in and asked her if she could hold our luggage for us as we toured, but our room was all ready when we arrived.
The room we were given had an en-suite bathoom, was clean, large with a garden view. Unfortunately, the window screen was ripped which allowed mosquitoes to enter, but we just closed the window and put on the air conditioning. The bed was firm. All the rooms (total of three) were up stairs.
This B&B is good for independent souls; we were oriented to the house and area, then given the hostesses’ cell phone number, keys and a map so we could come and go as we pleased.
Breakfast was simple and delicious: fresh coffee and milk, juice, bakery croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal. We had scrambled eggs one day, and ham & cheese the next. Guests have use of the kitchen and fridge. Soft cheese, yogurt, crostini and teas are always available (though few herbal selections). We took advantage of the fridge and bought a roasted chicken and sides from a local rosticceria for one dinner.
We saw our hostess at breakfast where we discussed the day's plans and itinerary. I had already researched dining options so we didn’t need guidance in that area. When I mentioned I was going to look for embroidered baby clothes for a special gift, she recommended an outlet on the way to the city center where we were able to find a great bargain.
Elena gave us a small gift upon leaving, to remember our Florence experience. When we travel to Florence again, we will definitely stay at Fiorenza.
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- Also Known As:
- Fiorenza Bed And Breakfast
- Fiorenza Hotel Florence