Too bad there aren't more stars, I would give this absolutely wonderful B&B as many stars as possible! Staying here was a very special experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. Start with a superb location around the corner from the Duomo, and within an easy walk to anywhere in Florence you would want to go. Using a quirky yet oddly pleasing entry system in a building that couldn't possibly be your hotel, you enter a tastefully and elegantly designed oasis. The building dates to 1850, but the B&B was created within the last 10 years. Our room, right off the entry corridor, felt like an Italian villa, with high ceilings, a beautifully appointed (and large) bathroom, and giant windows we joyfully threw open onto the street each morning. The breakfast room was charming and the other four rooms were off the breakfast room. The B&B's very best asset on a long list of wonderful assets, however, was our host Alessandro. This charming and lovely man could not have been more gracious, helpful, attentive, or kind. He fixed my husband a cappuchino several times, offered to send me off with a pastry when we were heading out to sightsee, made recommendations that were excellent and exactly what we wanted, let me use the office computer when mine died, and was altogether the reason our stay was perfect. We hope he will call *us* when he comes to New York again!
My only word of caution...We asked for a room with a view, and as a result, the room was on the street. It was, as another reviewer noted, a little noisy. To us, street sounds are so much white noise, and it bothered us not at all. If you require silence, inquire about other rooms.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and thank Alessandro for his work creating the B&B several years ago, and his gracious hosting last week!
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