Our trip to Florence was our first break from baby. And although being away from your child is hard, I also kind of embraced it. Compromise has been the theme of holidaying with a little one – and finding suitable accommodation is much more of a challenge these days if you’re a boutique B&B type of gal like moi. So when faced with the prospect of choosing somewhere to stay in Florence, the old me went for it big time.
Hand picked pieces of vintage furniture? Oh yes. Completely un-baby friendly mezzanine bedroom? Deal me in. Stone staircases that would make a buggy weep? Just bring it on.
And my choice lead us to what was easily the most beautiful place we have ever stayed.
Situated in an old palazzo, Numero Venti is not just accommodation, but a creative space and artists’ residence – you can feel the soft buzz as you explore the building. And character? Well, it’s bursting with that staying in a real life art gallery kind you can only find in Italy. Have a look.
Pretty special, eh? And oh so grown up! I also feel I must mention that as I perused one of the Scandinavian interiors coffee table books one morning, I squealed a little with joy as I realised my own bedroom pendant light is a replica of an iconic piece! I knew I had good taste!
All in all, if you crave a bit of exclusive luxe (they only have 2 apartments) and fancy something different to a hotel, you should certainly check out Numero Venti when you’re looking for an apartment in Florence. It’s about a 5 minute walk from Piazza del Duomo and is within easy reach of all the major sights. We booked through booking.com and paid around £85 a night, but it’s also bookable via AirBnB (the link is on Numero Venti’s own website).