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B&B Al Canto di Linda O' Brien, Firenze

In the Tuscan dialect “Canto” means “in the corner” and it is also refers to the famous poems of Dante.

B&B Al Canto is in a quiet neighbourhood in the southern part of Florence. It is only a three-minute walk from the Arno River Park; a five-minute walk to the metropolitan rail line taking into the heart of the city in minutes; three minutes from the bus stop, which will take you into the centre of the city in 15 minutes; and only 5 minutes from the south access to the motorway.

There are five large rooms with en-suite bathrooms, TV and air conditioning. Four of the rooms look on to the central courtyard and garden. There are also a couple of studios with fully equipped kitchens for longer stays. Free parking is available nearby.

Your hosts are Franco, an architect, and Linda, a Canadian art historian.

She will be happy to assist you in organizing your visit to Florence and other sites in Italy as she is familiar with many of the secret wonders of the city and the art treasures that Italy has to offer.

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Breakfast included


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Based on 3 reviews

The owner and her son could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable. We arrived late but was greeted with wine and full details on buses to catch, where to eat and what to see, plus had full use of kitchen to make drinks. Rooms were good size and very clean and well equipped. Garden was gre...


We had an excellent experience at Al Canto di Franco Madella, Firenze!! the location was easy walk to the bus and train and in fact a great walk along the Arno right into Florence. The accommodations were great and our hostess spoke English which was terrific. HIGHLY recommend thi...


Linda is an outstanding host who went above and beyond to ensure we had an excellent visit. If she offers to tour you at the Uffizzi - take her up on her offer. Worth every dollar you spend. I will definitely return and definitely recommend.

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Facilities & information


13th century buildings (or older)

17th century buildings

19th century buildings

Breakfast included

Public parking nearby (free)

Child friendly


Free broadband access (wired)

Shared gardens

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Children's cots

Children's games

Children's highchairs


Book library

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Central heating


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Arrival information & directions

Address: Via Aretina 340, Firenze, Florence50136, Italy

Check-in: 12:00. Check-out: 12:00 (or upon arrangement).

By car: from the motorway A1 exit Firenze Sud and follow signs to Florence centre. After crossing over the Arno river, stay in right-hand lane and turn right at the stop light. At the next stop light turn left onto Via V.E. Orlando and drive to the next stop light and turn right in Via Aretina. We are 340 Via Aretina, just after a red IMA sign.

There is free public parking.

From Florence and Pisa airport: take a bus to Santa Maria Novella Station and then the bus 14, which brings you to a stop near the B&B Al Canto. 

Please note that tourists visiting the city of Florence will be requested to pay a Tourist Tax of €2.00 per person per night, for a maximum of 10 consecutive nights. This tax is not included in the price of the room and must be paid directly at reception upon arrival.

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