Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. For as long as I can remember, growing up in an Italian family the number 13 was considered a very lucky number and the expression fare tredici (“to do 13”) meant to hit the jackpot. I have to say I am not a firm believer in superstitions, but when it comes to us, I think there is some truth to this.
For many years we’ve dreamed of all the places we have longed to visit with Florence, Italy being at the very top of our list, but somehow life got in the way and despite our best efforts, we found ourselves what seems like everywhere around the world, but the one place we want to go most. So this summer after talking to a friend about his undying love for Italy, I decided to begin planning our long overdue trip to Florence for the following summer.
My husband and I aren’t the only two in our family dreaming of an Italian holidays, our daughter is just as ready to explore her Italian heritage and experience all the wonders and cultures Italy has to offer.
Dimora degli Angeli
Enough of our trusted friends have been to Florence ready and willing to give us both solicited and unsolicited advice on where to stay, what to do, when to go, and where to eat, but a part of me want this trip to be our special adventure. One night I couldn’t sleep and decided I was going to do this. Plan a trip to surprise my husband on our 13th anniversary. I wasn’t exactly sure where to start, but a happy accident lead me to stumble upon La Dimora degli Angeli which beautifully captured everything we could hope for on our first trip to Florence.
It was located in City Centre Florence, La Dimora dei Cherubini is close to the train station, Santa Maria Novella, and had a sister B&B La Dimora del Centro Florence nearby as well. But don’t let the word B&B fool you, these luxury travel accommodations have the most beautiful modern conveniences that even the most discerning traveler would applaud. Now comes the difficult part, which location to choose.
The en-suite rooms are absolutely beautiful and air-conditioned (thank goodness,) with refined furnishings, private baths, views of the Duomo of Florence, and I would be amiss not to mention complimentary wi-fi so you can share these views of a lifetime with your friends and family in real-time via Instagram “postcards.”
The intimate setting boasts the highest quality comforts and each of the 12 rooms has its very own style so no two are alike. From textured wallpaper, and sleek furnishings, the unique style ties together creating a modern home away from home with storybook views from every window allowing for the best of both worlds.
Speaking of views, the 19th century building is situated in the old quadrilateral of Roman Florentia, in via Brunelleschi 4. With windows facing piazza del Duomo and piazza San Giovanni, the location lends itself to the breathtaking views of the Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s dome, Giotto’s bell towers, and the San Giovanni baptistry.
What more can you ask for at #DimoraDegliAngeli?
A tea room. That’s right, La Dimora degli Angeli even has a complimentary tea room made available to guests 24-hours a day. So after a long day of taking in the sights and beauty of Renaissance Florence, unwind with a soothing glass of tea and plan for your return visit even before you check-out.
Have you visited Florence?
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