My husband and I stayed at Le Cannelle for three nights while visiting Florence and absolutely loved the place and the owner Sara. The room we stayed in was large and very clean. (We stayed in a front room at the top of the first flight of stairs.) The restoration of this old home, formerly a convent, was very well-done by Sara's family, and each room has been decorated very simply and tastefully by Sara herself. Sara was kind enough to show us the rest of the rooms on the one day that we were the only ones staying there, and they are just as nice. Sara was very helpful with directions and restaurant recommendations and was always very cheerful when serving us breakfast in the morning.
Le Cannelle and Fiesole are extremely convenient to Florence by the bus, just a 2 minute walk from the B&B. There are a handful of very good restaurants in Fiesole, all in or near the town square. Our favorite was La Reggia up on the hill on the way to San Francesco - make sure you have enough room for dinner and dessert! It is a very steep hike, but well worth it! We sat outside and had a view of Florence from our table. There are also several tables inside by the window from which you can see the view.
One thing you must know about Le Cannelle is that it is on a small, busy street, which is the main street in Fiesole, so it is kind of hard to park your car (in a parking lot down the street) then lug your bags up to the B&B if you have heavy or many bags. If you take a taxi, then they might be able to drop you off right in front if there is a free space across the street. In my opinion, it is a small inconvenience for the comfort you get at the B&B once you are settled, but something to be aware of. The breakfast room looks out onto the street, but it's a great vantage point for observing the locals walking by on their way to work.
I highly recommend staying at Le Cannelle and spending some time in Fiesole during your next trip to Florence. A room there is cleaner, newer, homier, and more spacious than anything you can get in Florence for the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your home away from home in the heart of the ancient town of Fiesole. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Cannelle Fiesole, Province Of Florence, Italy