My wife and I stayed at the Garden Limonaia for three nights, and we still talk about how special our time was there. First, the property itself is absolutely beautiful! Pictures do not do it justice. It's situated about 5 minutes from the Duomo, but it is enclosed in a private (massive) garden, that feels like you're in a sort of secret VIP paradise. It's like having your own personal Boboli Gardens that you can retreat to after a long day of sightseeing.
The Limoniaia itself is visually stunning from the outside - intricate pebbled designs, breathtaking statues, The insides have been completely renovated by the owners, who we learned, specialize in turning unique Italian properties into livable modern homes. Everything has been decorated with care, and all the amenities you would expect from a five-star boarding experience are there.
We've toured a lot around Florence, and can honestly say there is no other place like the Garden Limonaia. The owners were so... Plus