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11 Feb 2008

Florence Accommodation – Our experience

In Florence we stayed at Bed & Bed Peterson (BBP). We booked BBP through florenceby.com
Address: Via Guido Monaco 25, Firenze, Italy, 50144
Telephone: +39 3488428160
email: peterson@florenceby

BBP is located near the main Florentine railway station S.M. Novella around half a kilometre.
From main railway station S.M. Novella
: Leaving behind the train station, you take the right exit, you go down the stairs, turn right, than straight on (along railway line in the same direction where from your train arrived) (Via Alamanni) till the traffic lamp, cross the road and on the left pavement at nr. 25 you find B&B. This is next to Tabacchi shop which is in corner and bang on Bus stop. But careful this street is one way so you cannot catch bus from Railway station to reach BBP.
From Airport A. Vespucci (about 8 kms): There is a bus shuttle leaving every 30 minutes from the airport and in 20 minutes it takes you to the railway station of S.M. Novella
From highway (about 8 kms): Exit Firenze nord, than after the airport you will find a big road called Via di Novoli, than Via Redi and at the end of it Viale Belfiore, the first on your left is our street Via Guido Monaco.
Distance from main attractions:
BBP is in opposite direction from the historic downtown (Duomo, Uffizi etc.) which is I think aroung 2 km away however same is walkable and can be reached on foot (25-30 minutes walk) or by bus (stop is bang at the gate of the building.
Contact person: Peterson/ Chiara. Really nice people. In fact they were very prompt in answering our email/ queries and helped us in booking museums that is must for short well planned trips.
Our booking details to give an idea about cost etc. (We booked nearly one month in advance):
Accommodation / Bed Type: Double Room, En-Suite Bathroom, Double Bed
Service: Self Catering / Room Only
Number. Of Guests: 2 Adults, 1 Kid
Check-In: 24 May 2007, Any Time
Check-Out: 26 May 2007, Before 10am
Unit Price: 65,00 EUR Per Accommodation Per Day
These prices include all taxes
Includes : Air Conditioning, Daily Cleaning
Excludes : Extra Bed
Our recommendation: We found this very convenient and walking distance to most of the places. In fact we did not require any local transportation during our stay. Room was airy and lighted.
Only issue was availability of the food around. Better get your food before reaching B&B in night else there are not many places around. For quick bite, McDonnalds at Railway station is one option. For water and other quick supply store next to the station is what we used.
There is tourist office bang opposite to railway station across the main road but we did not find it open anytime.

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