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“Love Accademia House and Marco Viti!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Accademia House
Ranked #249 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
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DeLand, FL
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love Accademia House and Marco Viti!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Accademia House is a great place to stay. We were there for a week in October of 2011 and then returned for another night later in our trip. Our room (the Studio) was large and the bathroom is new. We found the location to be excellent for our needs. The internet worked perfectly and we enjoyed having a kitchenette although we basically used it to keep cold drinks and fresh fruit. We loved the little balcony where we could watch the neighborhood activity. Marco provided excellent dinner recommendations throughout our stay.

Now a bit about Marco Viti. My hero! We arrived in Florence 6 hours late as our flight was diverted to Genoa due to bad weather. With no access to a phone we were unable to call Marco for a couple of hours to let him know our status. When we finally spoke to him he had figured it all out and assured us he would be available whenever we arrived.

After first fearing for our lives on a roller coaster plane ride, a long wait at the Genoa airport in an area without phone access, and a very long bus ride from Genoa to Florence we finally arrived jet lagged, exhausted and hungry. No problem! Marco was there to greet us, set us up in our room, and found us a nearby late night restaurant. Ahhhhhh. Then I realized – I had left my carry on in the dark cab. I didn’t even have a toothbrush. I always count our bags but this time had forgotten. Being so exhausted, I was almost in tears.

Here is the bit where you learn why Marco is my hero. Allora! No problem! Marco immediately got on the phone and the bag was delivered by the driver within 20 minutes. I am quite impressed with the calm and easy way he handled my little crisis. Marco is a very warm, open, big hearted man. He will tell you some great stories. He will make you laugh, and most of all – he will make sure you are comfortable. Marco Viti will see us again at Accademia House.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cassville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Best place ever! The people are super nice, the room was large, fresh and clean, it is in the best part of Florence, great breakfast, did I mention I loved this place? Oh, and it was very reasonable! And there is a great gelato place across the street. Stay here!!

Room Tip: We had the room in the very front. Private but could be noisy at times.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mill Valley, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

Accademia House was a find. Great location, excellent host, and wonderful rooms. This is a place to stay if you are not comfortable in big hotels. Great personalized service, good rooms, and on a quiet street that is so close to everything.

Marco Viti is big bonus. He was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. It was like staying with a family friend in Florence.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

First off - Marco was a great host, he gave us a detailed map when we arrived and marked down places and restaurants that were a must see during our visit to Florence. The place was clean, and we felt we were in a safe neighbourhood.
We stayed in the Studio on the top floor which was apparently a newer addition to the rental choices. The Studio had a kitchenette, which Marco asked us not to use ( however, we did use the fridge) I think he was trying to cut down on the cleaning that would be required if we used the kitchen, but our price for the studio was more expensive than the other units - and it was mainly because it did include the option of a kitchen!
The whole unit was very, very basic and plain. I say this because the photos on the site are for his other units which look more colorful and more decorated.
There were some photos that hadn't been hung up on the wall, they were just leaning against the wall and the bedroom was very sparse.
The bathroom was larger than some of the place we stayed at in Italy, but just had the shower. The shower unit was so small that turning around in it was a pain.
The wireless internet had a hard time reaching the 2nd floor and we only could pick up the internet when we were leaning up against the wall, right by the entrance. Not the most convenient location.
We stayed here for our honeymoon and found it less than what was advertised on their website. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank PureLady
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in November 2011. It's a low tourist season and maybe that's why we enjoyed our stay. We loved it thanks to the host, Marco, who is friendly, helpful, kind and fun to talk to. The hotel rooms are located in a 16th-century building, which adds charm and beauty to the overall experience. The room and bathroom were clean. The decor is simple yet elegant and reflects an ecclectic style of the host, who restored, repaired and re-decorated this place himself. It's quiet and cozy, located right near all main attractions in Florence. You get breakfast at a cafe accross from the hotel, which is a nice place where everybody knows each other. Coffee and pastries are incredibly tasty. Everything was great about our stay because we felt welcomed at the hotel. If we had any questions, inquiries or needs, we would go to the host, who gave us excellent suggestions and tips. Thank you, Marco! We are coming back and we will make sure that our friends will stay at your place.

Room Tip: Get in touch with the host Marco and tell him what you want. He is honest and will suggest you the...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anton_eya
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

My wife and i stayed 3 nights at Accademia house in October 2011. It is wonderfully located, just a few blocks from the main sights, grocery store a block and a half away, ditto for a great wine shop. The studio was clean and had all the necessities. Marco the owner/host is as good as it gets. Completely knowledgeable about the city sights, how to book tickets if you need to, what walking routes to take, and excellent advice on restaurants. A first rate experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keith d
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Bay Area
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

our stay here was great. we stayed in the studios and it was very nice. marco is very helpful and informative when it comes to figuring out what to do in florence. the studios were shuper big and the bathroom was nice and clean. i would highly recommend the accademia house to anyone visiting florence. i will stay here again on my next trip! thanks so much marco!

Room Tip: studios are like apartments. great size. with a living room and kitchen
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R R
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Property: Accademia House
Address: Via San Gallo 61, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
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Ranked #249 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Hotel Class:4 star — Accademia House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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