My husband and I stayed here for the last two nights of our three week trip to Italy. This B&B is in the perfect location to base your stay in Florence. Literally steps away is the Duomo, cafes, restaurants, and a quick walk to the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries. Getting to the B&B from the train station is walkable, but I would recommend taking a taxi if you have heavier luggage. The narrower sidewalks get extremely crowded with tourists because the location is so very central.
As is common with Italian B&Bs, we had to notify reception of our intended arrival time. We got there a bit early, so we checked in, left our bags in the room while it was being made up, and went to lunch.
Our room was very nice, clean, and pleasantly quiet. Our window looked over the busy, bustling sidewalks and despite this, we heard almost no street noise. I really wanted to love the bed, but my side of the mattress had a dip in it that made my back ache a bit. My husband's side was fine though. Maybe time to rotate it?
The bathroom was well-lit and roomy. The shower was another thing I would rate top notch if it hadn't been for a slight mishap with the shower head. At some point, the ceramic fittings around the shower head had cracked and was being held together with scotch tape. When I turned it on, the water pressure caused the fitting to pop off, taking the shower head with it. Water sprayed everywhere, but I was able to shut it off before it made a real mess. I was able to screw the shower head back on sans the ceramic fitting, and finish my (albeit great) shower . I left the fitting on the sink thinking when the room was cleaned, it would be taking care of, but it was still there when we got back. Not a big deal, as it was mostly a decorative aspect that broke, not the actual shower.
The breakfast was typical of what we had come to expect from a B&B. We only got to eat there the first morning, as our flight home was very early the second morning. Our host was very kind and prepared a bag of goodies for us to take with us instead. This gesture was very much appreciated!
Would I stay here again? Definitely. The location couldn't be better, and the price was actually very reasonable.
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