I visited Florence for nine nights in October 2011. I wanted to be within walking distance of S.M. Novella train station, and I wanted to be in the Oltrarno section of Florence, as to me, it is the most interesting; and I wanted to be able to walk to all the museums+palazzos I intended to visit. This was my second visit to Florence this year, so I knew what I wanted...art, music, good food, and convenient location to all. San Frediano Mansion met all the geographical requirements and were prompt about their replies to my questions. But when I arrived there (10 minute walk from station) I knew I had found my 'home away from home' for my subsequent trips to Florence. Tiziana and Piero couldn't have been kinder, more cordial, or more pleasant. I was lucky enough to have one of the rooms with painted ceiling and view of the Arno (there are only a couple of these). You can't ask for better than this!!!
I am an American who lives in Europe, and I think it is fair to say that Americans are picky about cleanliness, the mattress, and the shower in our accommodations when traveling. San Frediano Mansion passes with flying colors on all three! The breakfasts are provided at a congenial cafe around the corner, with excellent cappuccino and an assortment of sandwiches and pastries. I also like fresh fruit and yogurt for my breakfast, so asked the B+B when I made the booking, if they had rooms with a small fridge, and was given one. This gave me just the breakfast I wanted to have enough 'fuel' for a long morning and early afternoon of sightseeing and walking. The cafe is two doors from one of the best gelaterias in Florence, and right next to the Ponte Caraia. It couldn't have been more perfect for me, and I look forward to returning to San Frediano Mansion on my next visit to Florence - which will be soon, I hope! : )
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