CANTO DEGLI SCALI
Canto degli Scali is a gently restored Florentine palace from the 14th century, with well-preserved Italian frescoes, antique terracotta floors and splendid furnishings produced by local craftsmen. The three rooms and four apartments complex divided into different floors is a testimony to how Renaissance history weaves its way through almost every aspect of Florentine life.
Brothers Marco and Alessio Ducceschi are the faces behind the business. They built strong ties with the local community during the restoration process by keeping the project as provincial as possible. Furniture refurbishment and lamp restoration were just some of the tasks managed by locals. Such work has contributed to the charming property that stands today. From the hearts on the gate on the lower floor to the guest notebook which is notes on a paper tree and the exhibition in the reception area, no space is untouched from a sense of care.
To reach our apartment we walked by way of Via de' Tornabuoni, a street characterised by the presence of high fashion boutiques belonging to Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Pucci and other designer brands. The property is a swift left at Piazza Santa Trinita and onto Via delle Terme, a beautiful narrow street that seems to be untouched for generations.
Our 53 sqm apartment was Canto alla Briga, paying homage to the corner of Via de’ Pepi and Via dell’Agnolo, an area known for its hustle and bustle. Adorned with elegant cabinets and wardrobes, pleasant hues of colour combinations and large decadent prints, it is effortless to settle in. The charming apartment is comfortable and carefully considered with just the precise amount of space needed to lounge around cosily.
The sounds of people going about their morning routines immediately immerse you into life in Florence. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the kitchen by the window, granting you the opportunity to see some of the day activity. It was in the kitchen, whilst starting the day with a biscotti and espresso, that we looked through the personal suggestions given to us by one half of the property owner Alessio. The apartment is equipped with: an electric kettle, coffee machine with plenty of Nespresso machine, toaster and oven, with these amenities you have all that you need to make the essentials.
No two rooms are the same at this Florentine guesthouse. Each has their own sense of character, which is led by the space they encompass and then lovingly brought to life with the decor. The Canto del Giglio Rosso, for example, boasts a four-poster bed, whilst the Canto Ramerino boasts picture walls and a decadent headboard in the main bedroom. Canto degli Scali embodies pure Florentine hospitality. Their units give guests visiting Florence the chance to experience city life in a beautifully restored palazzo. It's an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.
- Breakfast is included only for B&B guests staying in Giglio Rosso, Giglio Viola and Ramerino. Other guests can have breakfast upon request.
- Satellite television
- Fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette
- Kettle/coffee machine, coffee pot
- Daily cleaning service: towel changes daily and sheets changed every 3 days
- Bathroom amenities
- Home shopping: items in the rooms can be purchased simply by asking a member of staff
- Private airport transfers
- Central heating & air conditioning
- Complimentary cribs/infant beds
- Luggage storage
- Free high-speed WiFi throughout the grounds
- Onsite self-parking
Rate - Small apartment start in low season 130€ high season 190€ (like Canto della Briga)
Location - on Via delle Terme that runs between Via Por Santa Maria and Piazza Santa Trinita
Suitable for - couples, groups, friends and families
Tips - Shop your food, wine and grocery at Eataly