Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta ★★

A room at the Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta, Florence
A frescoed room at the Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta, Florence

Your own frescoed room with a private home feel in Florence, Italy

Checking into the Morandi is like stepping back in time to an elegant pensione of yesteryear. It's owned by an Irishwoman (though, in her nineties, she no longer runs the place), and the home-like rooms are installed in the wood-beamed—and, in a few spectacular cases, frescoed—chambers of a 1511 Dominican convent.

When I stayed there, my bed was surrounded by a painted choir of singing nuns. It was glorious (though I did live in mortal fear of bumping against the wall and damaging the precious fresco).

It's also one of the quietest hotels in all of Florence, away the most tourist-trammeled streets yet just a block from Piazza SS. Annunziata (a five-minute walk from The David in the Accademia Gallery).

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Via Laura 50 - A block east of Piazza SS. Annunziata
tel. +39-055-234-4747

Bus: 6, 14, 19, 23, 31
Hop-on/hop-off: Pazza Donatello (C), Dontatello (A)

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English (Inglese) Italian (Italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah
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Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta
★★ Via Laura 50 - A block east of Piazza SS. Annunziata
tel. +39-055-234-4747

Bus: 6, 14, 19, 23, 31
Hop-on/hop-off: Pazza Donatello (C), Dontatello (A)

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