Bespoke Firenze Number Nine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Bespoke Firenze Number Nine Boutique Hotel and Spa is located next to the Medici Chapel in the historic quarter of Florence.  It is a 10-minute walk from both the picturesque Piazza della Signoria square and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The hotel is located in a restricted-traffic street which will ensure lower noise levels, while paid public parking […]

Il Salviatino: 15th century palazzo luxury hotel outside Florence, Italy

If you are going to Florence and want truly sumptuous and memorable place to stay, consider Il Salviatino, a luxury hotel located in a restored 15th century villa on the hillside of Fiesole, with views of Florence and the rolling Tuscan landscape. Staying in Fiesole offers calm and tranquility as Florence can be noisy and […]

Very special travel guides from The Little Bookroom

Are you tired of the same mass-market guides that send you to places where tour operators also take their clients? Check out The Little Bookroom’s splendid travel guides which reveal secret places in Italy and France (and elsewhere) that most guide books never mention. I love the dreamy photos and illustrations, the gorgeous layout and […]

Floroom opens second stylish bed and breakfast in Florence

Floroom, a luxurious B&B in Florence, has just opened a second location called Floroom 2. Floroom 2 is on the via del Sole, between Piazza Strozzi and Piazza Santa Maria Novella. It has stylish apartments that combine traditional Tuscan design elements with modern technology. There is free Wi-Fi in every apartment (plus satellite TV and […]

Hotel Una Vittoria: stylish, high-tech wonder in Florence

Visitors to Florence spend days marveling at the glories of the Renaissance: the stunning 15th century palazzi, Michelangelo’s sculptures, the paintings in the Uffizi Gallery, and the imposing Duomo. But when it comes to accommodations, most people are strictly 21st century. If you like ultra-modern decor, gorgeous Bisazza mosaics and high-tech amenities, check out the […]

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 […]