After a long drive with hairpin turns, switchbacks, and snow, we arrived outside of Florence. We were looking for a place to stay on our way south. It was dark, we were tired, and we don't speak Italian. Well, we saw a hotel sign, or so we thought, up this dimly lit road. We stopped at a little grocery store-eatery to ask about local accommodations. The young owner with the help of an American woman living in the area (and fluent in Italian) located a B&B 'just up the hill'. Thirty minutes later including a return to the store to get new directions we arrived at this lovely hillside B&B.
We had purchased wine, cheese, bread, and salami. The owners immediately set a table for us and brought out wine glasses and opener. They refused our offer to join us for a wine wanting to give us our privacy.
Their son-in-law came into the dining room, and he spoke fluent English. We had a great conversation with him. Then his wife appeared with a little baby. They had just had twins six weeks previously! To make a long conversation short, it was wonderful meeting them.
The room was lovely and quiet with an attached bathroom. And, the views were beautiful. Talk about truly feeling you were experiencing an Italian villa.
Breakfast was continental with good coffee and local preserves - both excellent. Furthermore, the owner had asked us when we wanted it, so it was all on own schedule. Talk about service.
We left early the next morning saying this was one of those surprises (we didn't even know where we were... just on a hill outside of Florence...) which make a vacation memorable.
We will treasure our brief time at this B&B, thankful for this family's gracious and warm welcome for two weary American travelers who landed late at night on their doorstep.
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