Where I stayed in Florence
Italy is one of the most common destinations and it's on most people's travel list. So, when it comes to finding a place, the choices are endless.
I looked at many options in Florence until I found the lovely B&B Fifty Seven
It is a family owned B&B.The owner of the B&B, Lorenzo, took a risk and changed this long term renting property to a B&B. I think his bet is paying off! His mother and girlfriend have transformed the interior and chose everything personally. That's why the rooms are full of little personal touches. His mother comes every morning to make sure that everything is tidy and in place. It's true teamwork.
There are only four rooms in the flat with two shared bathrooms, a big open kitchen and a balcony, so the place never feels crowded.
It's truly a bed and breakfast because breakfast is provided with no extra cost. There is a choice of cereals, spreads and crunchy biscuits. The kitchen is fully equipped, so you can make more elaborate breakfasts if you like. The neighbourhood is really good, so the close by stores sell high quality things.
B&B Fifty Seven is tucked away from the tourists areas on the other side of the river.
It's a short walking distance from the famous Michelangelo Square (Piazzale Michelangelo). I found the whole of Florence to be walkable, so going from B&B Fifty Sevento the attraction could be walkable (20-30mins), but you can also get the bus from there. There is a direct bus to the station (Bus D) and that same bus stops at all the popular spots too!
My friend S and I totally loved this place. It was so pleasant and we felt at home. I think it added so much to our experience in Florence. Lorenzo and his mother were very hospitable and very helpful. It was such a nice find and I would highly recommend it if you are visiting.
To book this B&B:
You can contact Lorenzo directly via his website. If you do that you can receive a 15% discount!
Or you can book it via Booking.com . I contacted him personally and he was very professional and quick in his responses!
Over to you, have you stayed in Florence before? Was there a specific area you loved?
Disclaimer: This was a discounted press stay, but all opinions are my own.