We pride ourselves in finding our way around and walking or using public transportation but, since it was at night and we were unsure of the bus routes, we took a taxi to the Galileo 2000. Thank goodness we did and thank goodness we had a great taxi driver. Our driver took us through the maze of tiny streets as only an one knowledgeable about the city could. As we walked away from his car, we considered which lane to walk down to find the Galileo. He called us back and pointed to one of the large doors in a building the size of a city block - we didn't see a sign and were confused. He kindly got out of his car and walked over to point at the small list of name plates to the right of a big door (we don't speak Italian and he didn't speak English). The Galileo is listed but we would have SO missed it! Since the door is kept locked, you then press the buzzer next to its name and the owner remotely unlocks the door. The B&B is on the second floor - you can take the stairs or ride the tiny elevator. After check-in, you get a key so you can come and go as you like. We took a walk around the Duomo that night which is a great idea as there are no crowds to wade through. I can't imagine a better location. The bed was comfortable enough. The room was spotless. We only met one owner - he was very nice and speaks English. We bought coupons for a breakfast in the bar downstairs (I don't know if this is what is common for this B&B or if it was because only one owner was there). The breakfast was nothing special but okay. The common area was very nice and if the owner is at his desk, he will happily tell you where to go - he is very knowledgable. We will make sure to stay at the Galileo again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lovely Bed and Breakfast Galileo 2000 is located in the heart of historic Florence, in a picturesque XIV century palace, totally renovated with fascinating views to the Piazza di San Firenze, and the Palazzo del Bargello (National Museum) and the Church of St. Filippo Neri.This unique and strategic location allows visits to all the museums and monuments on foot. ... more less
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