This is 'our' hotel in Florence and we have stayed twice previously. People have been resident on this site for two thousand years but the present building is nineteenth century. It is currently undergoing a renovation of all rooms, one by one. Rooms are of moderate size but with all conveniences. The beds are comfortable. The heating and cooling work efficiently. The bathrooms are compact but fully-fitted. Staff are very helpful and provide everything you need. We needed an argument with Air France reservations, and the concierge did this for us in high speed full-strength Italian. The breakfast room is fine and the food substantial. The glory of the hotel is its Galillean pin-point central location in Florence. Via Calzaiuoli - with four vowels in the middle, it is easier to say than to spell - is the half-mile street which connects north-south between the Duomo, its battistero and campanile, and the Piazza della Signoria. So the hotel is a very short walk from all attractions in Florence and is in the central shopping, eating and drinking district: Coin is alongside, Furla opposite and La Rinacentre round the corner: what more does a girl need? The city abounds with restaurants, caffes, bars and historical attractions of World status. Why would you not be here?