Our stay at Pensione Bencista was many years ago. I wanted to refer it to friends planning a trip to Florence. Checking out Trip Advisor to see if it was still in operation. So happy to read all these great reviews. This is what you want when traveling to Italy. Rome and Florence are so noisy and congested now. I would definitely stay outside all big Itialian cities now and day trip in. Venice stay on the Brenta Riviera. Bus direct to Piazza Roma. Trip advisors you rock! Great reviews of one of my favorite places ever to stay. Thanks.