In the very heart of Florence, there is a Bed & Breakfast teething with the history of the Santa Croce neighborhood, describing its places, people, legends and traditions. A sophisticated environment and attentive hospitality are the starting point to admire the marvels of Florence and discover this historical neighborhood. More about the history of Canto degli Aranci
Canto degli Aranci is located in the heart of the Santa Croce neighborhood, one of Florence’s historical four quarters. In the 13th century, this area grew up around what was called the ‘Arno island,’ because two branches of the Arno River surrounded what is today Piazza Santa Croce. Here you can find a magnificent Franciscan basilica, and this is also the piazza where for over five centuries the historical Florentine soccer game has been played among the city’s four quarters. Around the basilica is a maze of little streets with historical names that tell the story of the neighborhood and its inhabitants: patrician palaces, small museums with great masterpieces, craftsmen’s workshops that continue the ancient trades of once upon a time. In the evening, the same streets become the destination for Florentine nightlife with lively pubs, meeting places and events. The Santa Croce neighborhood is the crossroads between the medieval roots of Florence and its contemporary culture.
ROOMS & SUITES
Choose from among our classical and comfortable rooms, and elegant and spacious suites: everything was refurbished in 2017 with great attention to detail. Breakfast is always included and prepared personally by us.
Welcoming and comfortable, our living room is at your disposal to drink something and relax, to read a book or consult a guide of Florence, to chat with us or other guests, and to find out about events and news in the city.