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“Another great stay with Vary and Edoardo” 5 of 5 stars
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Gourmet Giglio Bianco B&B
Via Romana 28, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #15 of 520 Florence B&B and Inns
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“Another great stay with Vary and Edoardo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We're so glad that we stayed with Vary and Edoardo again on our recent trip. They're always so nice and helpful, and Vary's dinners and breakfasts are excellent. This time, we brought 2 friends with us to stay in the second room, and they enjoyed it, as well. This is a quiet part of Florence, just across from the Boboli Gardens (entrance fee required) and only about 15-20 minutes to all of the major sights in Florence. You can take a walk up the hill behind the b&b to Piazza Michelangelo to see a wonderful panoramic view of Florence. You can either use wifi or their laptop computer for free internet access. Both of the rooms are very nice and comfortable. Since there are only 2 rooms, and since many people come to Giglio Bianco to taste Vary's excellent cuisine or take her cooking classes, you need to book in advance to make sure you can stay at this special place. We would happily come back here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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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
    • 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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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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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
    • 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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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
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Ranked #15 of 520 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Lily Gourmt B & B is the right choice if you're foodies! Our B & B was founded in 2005 and includes a cooking school managed and directed by Varinia (Chef. Chef Vary). We offer two comfortable and romantic rooms. Antique furniture and modern art from some of our families. The rooms are equipped with private bathroom with all the amenities you desire. Additional services espresso coffee (Nespresso) and tea 24 hours, phone calls to Italy, Canada and America free, high-speed Internet throughout the hotel, maps, guides in many languages. But if you have chosen is because you foodies! Breakfast offers 25 choices freshly prepared on your order includes specialties gluten free, vegetarian and vegan! we invite you to visit our website and to Vary chef! ... more   less 
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