We stayed 5 nights in the red room. Very comfortable bed, effective air con, lovely big bathroom, all very clean. Very pleased with the room.
Edo was an excellent host, and could not have been more helpful throughout our stay. he also provided a map with the bus numbers to go to Saint Marco which is the limit for traffic (thankfully) Choice of bus every 20 mins at most, bus stop 50 meters away, or outside the house coming back. tickets 1.20 euros anywhere, valid for 90 mins. We had Firenze card+ which includes the buses, and you do get priority entrance for all the museums which was great for us with the 40 degree heat when we were there.
We took No 7 bus (stop just across the road) up the hill to Fiesole (15 min ride and well worth it for the great views over the city and the roman remains with excellent museum)
We used local café for breakfast at local prices, and being in this neighbourhood, using the buses etc and the shops, felt more 'in tune' with the locals who were all forgiving of our poor Italian.
Can recommend PIzzaman for a good meal, buy bus tickets from the sop opposite the house, and water and wine from the little shop almost next door.
Can recommend Il Giglio d'oro (highly)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHARMING GUESTHOUSE WITH GARDEN IN THE CENTRE OF FLORENCE, HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND SEND US A E MAIL TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY!!!!Edo and Celia are delighted to welcome you in their typical tuscan home recenlty renovated and is situated close to the historical center of florence. This brend new guest house typical italian style, offers its guests warm and elegant hospitality at very advantageous prices, just few steps away from the town center. The building has been completely renovated strictly following the rules of tuscan old craft's style and Its charme can be recognized in the red tuscan tiles, the pietra serena staircase, and the intimate walled garden. The bedrooms, furnished in delicate pastel colours, terracotta tilling, and the original doors, are all euqipped with en-suite bathrooms, Colour Tv, Wi-fi internet acces, and full bath & bedlinen's set. Edo and celia will be glad to inform guests about monuments, sites of interest and florence surroundings, as well as on the schedule of all events exhibitons, shows and concerts. "Giglio d'oro" as your own private home in florence, gives you the freedom of come and go 24 hours a day. Please inform us on your arrival time and will be glad to welcome you and leave you both the room and the front door key. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Giglio d`Oro Bed And Breakfast
- Il Giglio d`Oro Hotel Florence