Have you ever wanted to rent an apartment in Italy, but just didn't have the money or the time? Without looking, we landed in just the place. This was the view from the street of our hotel room in Florence. On our quick Rome, Florence, Venice hop through Italy, we were lucky to land this fabulous hotel room. We seriously felt like we had an apartment in Florence for three days. What gave it that apartment feel? The beautiful balcony adorned with gorgeous overflowing flower boxes. We later discovered it was the only balcony on the street side of the hotel and the only balcony on the block. How did Paul and I get so lucky? We’ll never know.
Due to the large door underneath our balcony, I think the people at the hotel across the street actually thought this was our apartment in Florence. But in reality, it was our standard double room at the Hotel Rivoli, owned by the Best Western brand of hotels. Yes, you read that right. This, my friends, was a Best Western.