This was a repeat stay at Residenza Il Villino, separated by 5 years. The previous proprietor, Sergio, is no longer permanently associated with the B&B and while we had the opportunity to see him again, it was a chance meeting. We chose the same room (one flight up) with a terrace overlooking the courtyard and breakfast was included in the stay. Il Villino is within a 10 minute walk of the Duomo and surrounding sites and makes for an ideal, quiet location. The staff was new to us. Neri appeared to manage the desk during most of our visit and was helpful in making reservations at favorite restaurants. But it was Giovanni that was the greatest help with luggage, bus and walking directions, breakfast options and a smiling face. He said he graduated with a degree in biology and we hope he is successful in finding employment in that field, but it will be a big loss to Il Villino. The WiFi did not work in the room, but worked well downstairs in the dining area and courtyard. Nighttime temperatures in Florence were in the mid to upper 40’s (F) and we asked for the in-room heater to be turned on. We never did get the heat, but did get extra pillows when requested. Florence has an excellent bus system with stops only one or two blocks from the B&B, but Il Villino did not have bus maps available to help decide which routes to take for ad-hoc visits to Florence’s highlights. We were told that bus route maps are available at the Santa Maria Novella train station and we recommend that Neri obtain a few for use by his guests. Our one complaint 5 years ago was the mosquitos, but for this visit at about the same time of year there were none. Neri explained they worked hard to reduce that problem and apparently it worked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fiftheen Century Property located in the Historical City Centre,among Archeological Museum and Galleria dell'Accademia. Rooms are equipped with private bath with hairdryer, heating, A/C,refrigerator,free ADSL internet connection, and are facing the inner courtyard, far away from the street. Property directly managed by the owner family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Il Villino Hotel Florence