Property: 10 |
Cleaning: 10 |
Host: 10 |
Location: 10 |
| Breakfast: 10
This B&B is located only 2 train stops away from central Florence, a train that runs every hour, from 6am till about 10pm. The price and location were great.
The house is located in Lastra a Signa, an ancient village surrounded by an almost intact wall that dates back before the 12th century. Just outside the front door of the well-maintained palazzo are cafés and bars, green grocers and shops. The adjacent piazzetta is located in the shadow of Medieval stone tower - very scenic place!
Do yourself a favor -- save some time to stroll around this village and sample its food and historic scenery. The village is about a 4-5 minute walk up a slight slope from the train station, which is modern, well-lit and wheel chair accessible. The owners have a listed of (with walking distance) local dining spots, so ask.
We were greeted by Alberto, the owner's father, who graciously picked us up and dropped us off at the train station, so we wouldn't need to lug our bags by hand. Alberto speaks English and is charming and warm and friendly. The hallways, kitchen and rooms are filled with antique wooden furniture, including a beautifully-preserved upright grand piano in the hallway, which is lined with tasteful paintings and framed, indigenous handcrafts, etc.
There's a mix of rustic country furniture in the well-equipped kitchen and throughout the house. The shower was new and modern, the shared bathroom frequently cleaned and airy. The bed as large and comfortable, and the wooden wardrobes ample, while not showy or ostentatious. There was a mini-fridge stocked with chilled mineral water waiting for us. Alberto left breakfast voucher cards that we redeemed for lovely fresh croissants and steamy cappuccinos at the nearby Tango bar.
We felt safe and secure and pampered, including the set of clean cotton matching dressing gowns hung in our wardrobe. We slept quietly and we woke to church bells and the smell of baking bread -- what else could anyone ask for on an extended weekend visit to Florence?
This little gem was reasonably priced, quiet and clean. We definitely will be back, very soon!
stayed from 09/28/2016 to 10/01/2016