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Giglio Bianco B&B
Via Romana 28, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 508 Florence B&B and Inns
Arlington, VA
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“Best food we had in Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Chef, and B&B owner, Vary, made the best meals we had during our 10 day stay in Italy. I HIGHLY recommend staying here. Vary and Edo will be long-time friends by the time you leave. The location is is perfect, right in the heart of Venice. You can walk to all the sights. We won't stay anywhere else on our next visit!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Giglio Bianco is a cozy B&B found within minutes of the train station, an easy walk to the city center featuring adorable rooms and hosts with most! Tucked away in what seems like a random alleyway, this gem featured everything a honeymooning couple could want. Vary and Edoardo welcome you with open arms, explain how to get around and show you a spotlessly clean room with rare (for Italy) comfortable mattresses, a roomy bathroom and shared area with cozy chairs and comfort. We splurged for the dinner cooked by Chef Vary and it was probably the best food we ate on our entire Italian trip. She customized everything to our tastes and cooked an absolutely incredible meal for us. This is a great B&B that I cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a great place to stay....so charming and great location. Your hosts couldn't be more helpful or friendly, definitely treat you like one of the family. The room was cozy and inviting and the bathroom was fairly large and spotlessly clean. With all that, the best part are the meals....Chef Vary cooks an amazing breakfast to order and definitely GET the dinner... it was incredible and definitely worth every cent! We will definitely stay here again if we are ever in Florence. I can't say enough good things about it!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Edo and Chef Vary run this B&B to the highest of standards. I highly recommend the cooking class and the dinner as it was the best meal I had in Italy. The daily breakfast is delectable and served in a room that has a beautiful view into the Boboli Gardens. The location is very convenient for all travelers. The hosts also have the best recommendations for food and especially gelato. I would definitely stay here again if I am fortunate enough to be in Florence.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon.
The house is very nice. The room has everything you could think of to make your stay comfortable. The location is great, right in the heart of florence but in a quiet location. The owners, Vary and Edo are very friendly and very outgoing. They are also always around to give you advice and make sure everything is good.

The special meal cooked by Vary, one of the owners, was outstanding! Each course was better than the next and they also accomodate vegetarians. I would definitely stay there again, next time I would take the cooking class as I am already trying to reproduce the recipes at home :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very charming place. Edo and vary make you feel like you're visiting relatives. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Everything you need for a safe,relaxing and carefree stay. It is located just outside of the city hotspots but it is a very short and interesting walk to just about everywhere in florence. The host Vary and Edo are extremely friendly and knowledgable. The food that Vary cooks will make you want to stay inside and eat all day and nite !!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at Giglio Bianco last September for 4 nights, it is really a great B&B with wonderful hosts. Vary & Edo on arrival sit you down in the living room where you are given the low down on Florence & provided with maps, ticketing advice & what to see & how to get there. Giglio Bianco is very central but just outside the tourist area, so its quite but very close to the Boboli Gardens just accross the road, 5 mins to the Pitti Palace & 10 mins to the Ponte Vecchio. Edo provided a mobile phone incase we got lost, but we never used it. The room with ensuite was excellent, very clean & well mantained, it was airconditioned & also a bar fridge is provided in the room. Free WIFI is provided with good signal. Filtered cold spring water is provided daily. The special dinner cooked by Vary was superb, 5 star restaurant quality, as were her daily breakfasts with pastrys, toast etc & you can have eggs cooked anyway you wish. They gave us great help in organising travel to the Ferrari factory & museum as well as organising a rental car for us for our next leg to Siena & Tuscany. Highly recommended & good value.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Romana 28, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 508 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Foodies? This is the B&B for you!!! If you like enjoy the best food in the city, the customized services we're the right place for you! We're passionate of our job so we dedicate all our energy for make your stay unforgettable! Only 2 rooms in one the most quiet areas in the center of Florence. Our fornitures come from our family so we take a care of every single details. But the main reason for stay at Giglio Bianco is for "revel" in the amazing dishes prepared to your "Personal chef" Chef Vary. Not only traditional food prepared with fresh and organic ingredients but also incredible food for vegetarian, vegans and celiacs. So we wait you !!!!! Vary and Edo ... more   less 
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