Floroom: Florence Bed and Breakfast offers a stylish cozy alternative to hotels

One of my complaints about Florence is the relative paucity of chic, stylish B&Bs. You’ve got small hotels, big hotels or frumpy B&Bs with worn-out furniture and flowery curtains. Fortunately, the tide is turning. This week, I found out about Floroom, a B&B owned by Giacomo Fantini and Francesca Pecci. Floroom is located on the […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Florence

Florence is one of the most atmospheric cities in the world with art, history, fashion and design crammed into a very small place. The city has become unbearable during the tourist season so it’s best to visit in the winter. Hotels charge a lot of money for rooms, but if you are willing to do […]

Mapplr's favorite restaurants in Florence

Florence is one city I love to visit because the food is divine. From luxurious dinners in chic restaurants to simple trattoria lunches, I’ve always managed to find places that serve simple but amazing dishes. Unfortunately, over the years Florence has become overrun by tourists. Even the off season is not safe anymore. But visiting […]