Black Sheep B&B was one of the top highlights of my recent trip! First of all, the location canNOT be beat--an easy 5 minute stroll from the train station, then 5-10 minutes from downtown, close to restaurants, piazzas, a post office, and a small grocery store. Everything you need is close and convenient!
Our room was great--we had 2 single beds, a big screen TV, our own fridge, and a little sitting area. It was decorated flawlessly and perfectly comfortable. There was a common living area shared between the three rooms of the B&B that had a computer, big screen TV, kitchen area and living room.
There were times during my stay in Florence, when it was hard to decide whether I wanted to be out in the city, or just stay at the B&B and soak up its atmosphere. The owners, Donatello & Francesca, were lovely people who spent 3 years renovating this Florentine apartment into a beautiful and unique B&B. The result is a gorgeous, contemporary, cozy and modern domicile with fantastic and original decor. It felt so good to curl up on the purple sofa in the common living area and watch Italian TV, using the free wifi to Skype with my friends and husband back home. It felt a lot like getting to come home for a little while after a day of sight seeing. There is a desktop computer available for use, which could be used for printing boarding passes, looking up things like train schedules without having to use the tiny screen of my iPhone all the time.
Breakfast was amazing--coffee, juice, super yummy pastries from somewhere local, cereal, yogurt, etc. We enjoyed spending time conversing with Donatello about Italy and life in general.
My aunt became ill during our trip, and Donatello kindly picked her up some cough syrup and some special foods she requested, after I texted him what was going on. He really went the extra mile for her!
I would go back to Florence just to hang out at the B&B Black Sheep! It was a true home away from home, and I will definitely plan to stay longer next time!! I can't recommend it enough!