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Last fall I had the good fortune to stay at a B&B
right next to the Villa Viviani on the outskirts of FlorenceóB&B Desiderio.
I learned of it from Tsuyoshi Ishihara in the course of his enjoyable Elmira conference
paper on the two Clemens villas in Florence. In fact, a Japanese map of
Florence was still in the B&B room when I visited. 

 

B&B Desiderio has no website of its own, but two Italian
tourism sites link to it:

http://www.italiadream.it/it/4034_bed_breakfast_desiderio_firenze_toscana.htm

http://www.bed-and-breakfast.it/pagina.cfm?id=25903&idregione=16

The friendly proprietor is Ms. Franca Drago, whose
English is excellent. (She and her husband are retired physicists who taught
for a time in the U.S.) Her email address is [log in to unmask] 

 

There are some idiosyncrasies to the B&B that you
might want to learn about. If your travel plans ever point you to Florence, drop
me a note and Iíll be happy to send you further information.

 

David Carkeet

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