Ottantotto is only a few minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio. The small boutique hotel, which was still a bakery in the 15th century, hides in a side street between charming restaurants and small galleries. In the nineties architect Fabrizia Scassellati took over the house and transformed it into a wonderful oasis. Fabrizia travelled all over Italy to find the right tiles for every bathroom and furniture for every bedroom. The result is a mixture of modernity and tradition – and in part looks like the backdrop to an unusual Verdi production. No wonder, Fabrizia also designs stage sets for opera houses. The heart of Ottantotto’s work is the summer garden. Jazz music echoes from the loudspeakers and the smell of freshly baked cornetti flies through the air. You may find it hard to believe, but the price-performance ratio is also right here. The room prices start at 120 euros.
88, Via dei Serragli
phone: +39 055 068 3669
price: double from 120 € incl. breakfast