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In The Heart of Florence

Great location, near Santa Maria Novella and all major attractions

Walking Distance from the Station

Just a short walk from the main train station and all major sites in Florence, our hotel is a gem sitting in the heart of the city – yet slightly off the beaten path.

Historic Center Location

Everything there is to see and do in Florence: the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, etc.; as well as shopping, dining, convention centers and more, are within easy walking distance.

Friendly Hosts

One thing that makes staying here a unique experience is the owners, Carmel and Pino. They make you feel like a visiting friend.

Peaceful Terrace

All guest have access to our terrace, an oasis after a busy day of shopping and sightseeing

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Terrace

What they say about us

  •   This is the second time I've stayed here. Carmel and Pino really go the extra mile to make your stay special. The hotel is charming and small. The terrace is beautiful! Espresso on the terrace is a great way to start the day. There's a fancy coffee maker in the room that makes outstanding espresso. They also leave a little donut or danish which is a really nice touch. The location couldn't be better. It's an easy walk to everything. The train station is a short five minute walk. There's too many excellent restaurants within a five minute walk to list. I would never consider staying anywhere else in Florence. I can't wait to return! More

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    1/15/2020

      We arrived with 3 adults and 2 children. It was easy to find right out of the train station. Carmel was friendly and so accommodating. Our room had three beds, two single and a king. The bathroom was quite large, and VERY clean. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go, and never used transportation the whole 5 days we were there. Food was available within a block, but please, root out the small, family owned places; it’s worth it! We bought meats, cheeses, fruits, and wine and ate out on the homey and comfortable terrace. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I felt at home. More

    thumb Barbara P
    5/25/2019
  •   I don’t get the bad reviews, we had a lovely stay. The owners are available if needed, but not overbearing. The home is sparkling clean and stunningly retains its features from a time gone by. The eclectic mix of art is superb. It’s easy to throw open the shutters and windows, and be mesmerised by the comings and goings below. Yes, the streets are cleaned early, is that not a good thing! I take earplugs wherever I stay, it just makes sense. The indoor food market is only round the corner, it’s fantastic and upstairs the variety of restaurants are top notch. Will I stay here again- Definitely.

    thumb mouritzbell
    1/01/2020

      My husband and I stayed three nights at Il Bargellino. We had never been to Florence, so most of our stay involved being away from the hotel. The location is perfect, you’re walking distance to every attraction. Carmel and Pino were great hosts - always providing helpful information and available to call a cab. I felt safe and secure in the establishment. The room is a good size but the bathroom was small. However, for the price, I really shouldn’t complain. Our room was always clean and the patio was nice - I did my makeup outside every morning. If you’re a light sleeper, such as myself, bring earplugs because while the chirping of the birds is a wonderful sound, it is less wonderful at 4 AM. More

    thumb vnjb1223
    5/27/2019
  •   Just a short walk from the train station lies this quiet little property near all the major attractions that Florence is famous for. The rooms are clean and updated, some offering a rooftop terrace, and a chance to meet Cleo the owner's bird as she suns herself outside on nice Tuscan days.

    Everything you would want to see - The Duomo, the Uffizi Galleria, The Academia, are easily accessible from this location. The location also is close to the train station which houses many tour opportunities for those who can't walk easily.

    But what makes this hotel a special gem are the owners, Carmel and Pino. Their hospitality makes you feel like a visiting friend. If you want to experience the charm and character of Florence, this quaint hotel is the perfect introduction to the city.

    Best to book directly with the owners instead of through a travel site. You will get the best personal service that way.

    thumb Alessa A
    11/23/2018

      I recently stayed here for 3 nights in room #2 on the main floor (shared bathroom upstairs). This place was such a treat!! Fantastic hosts, lots of character. This was a great room for solo traveler on a modest budget. Grazie mille!

    thumb Ebablevart
    10/18/2018
  •   Stayed at the hotel for one night. Hotel was situated in very good location near to the railway station and. Room was clean and comfortable. Received good service, checking in and checking out was easy.

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    6/10/2019

      A very clean functional room with daily room service and very quiet too. The large patio was a big bonus...a beautiful spot to relax with a glass of wine or snack after a long day of sightseeing. Carmel was very helpful in any manner that we required. The location was perfect, minutes to restaurants, coffee shops, and local historical sights.
    We had 5 enjoyable nights and would recommend this cute hotel.

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    10/03/2019

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