Antica is a very small B & B in a newer section of Florence. The day we arrived in Florence, we took the longer way to our B&B with our luggage and it still only took about 15 minutes. A straight shot from Santa Maria Novella station would be Via Luigi Alamanni to Via Guido Monaco to Via Belfiore. Marcella came out to the street to flag us down. It's not hard to find but with luggage rolling down the streets, it was kind of her to make this easier.
Antica looks just as it's pictured here - small and charming. What it is NOT was important to us. It is NOT a large American hotel with gym or restaurant and lots of other Americans looking for gyms and restaurants. Marcella delivers a breakfast of hot coffee or tea with a warm croissant and packaged toast (not my favorite) and fruit juice. It was certainly enough to start the day and we watched Italian TV while we had our breakfast.
The rooms were very clean, the bathroom was modern and immaculate. The furniture is
sort of eclectic - it gets the job done. At the end of the stay, Marcella totalled our bill, printed out a copy for us and explained the 2 Euro city tax. There were no surprises in the bill - always important to those of us who don't speak much Italian. After we checked out, they allowed us to store our luggage in the hallway and there was a bathroom available before we started the return trip to the station.
Marcella was very warm and helpful, drawing maps, making recommendations, and explaining the bus system. Ciao, Marcella!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B&B antica Posta is located in Florence Center at only 500 meters from the central station of Santa Maria Novella.Our 5 bright and large rooms, are fine furnished according to the tuscan charm.Each room is provided of private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning, color TV, mini-bar ... more less
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