This hotel is a gorgeous gem in the heart of Florence. It has been refurbished recently in clean, modern colors of cream and soft grey with beautiful marble and natural stone throughout. The rooms and bathrooms are exquisitely furnished and appointed with modern fixtures, the ceilings high, with tall windows that let in the light. Best of all, its location, every major piazza is a stone's throw from the front door. You can throw open the windows and look down to the street to see the weather and the activity below. And there are wooden inside shutters to close against the noise. It's simply perfect. Coming home to it at night after a bustling, crowded day exploring Florence was like coming home to a spa.And breakfast is very robust--with eggs, cooked ham, cereals, cheeses, cold cuts, fruit, etc. Cant recommend more highly.