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The Foresteria is a pleasant, quiet, dorm-like hostel that exists to help support the Institute Gould's work with troubled teens. While my wife and I would stay there again (we stayed 3 nights then visited Siena and returned for our last night in Italy), I...More
I stayed at the Gould for 2 months one summer and loved every minute of it. It has a quaint charm and really became my home. It is clean and the people are friendly. Loved the Gould and will stay any time I return to...More
We stayed here for our one night in Florence in May of 2011.
The accommodations are basic but clean, comfortable, in a good location and we only paid 62 euro per night for the two of us. Best of all, the revenues raised go to...More
We stayed at the Instituto Gould (Foresteria) hostel in Florence, Italy July 28, 29 and 20, 2009. We are grandparents who brought our two granddaughters to Italy for their graduation (ages 19 and 17). We were at the hostel for three days and in those...More
I stayed with my partner for one week in this wonderful hostel housed inside a 17th century Palazzo. The hostel is run by the Anglican Church and the price is very inexpensive. The location is great, you can walk to the train station as well...More
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.