Eridu is a place of art created by local artisans and artists who have transformed it into a unique and distinctive place.
Eridu is a country house, dating back to 1300, located next to a waterfall on the Arno river in the green countryside 8 Km from Florence.
The rooms include the following services: breakfast, tv, wi-fi, games, linen, parking.
Small children are not charged.
All rooms are ensite, parking, garden, and two common romms.
Eridu is a very hospitable house where you will immediately find yourself at ease.
You will appreciate the garden where you can cool down during the evening or take your breakfast in the shad of the gazebo. Otherwise you can take refuge in the "lazy room" soothed by the sound of the river: an ideal place to read or participate in games.
The house is decorated so that each room differs in its décor. The rooms do, however, all have the same overall style, the result of combining traditional Tuscan rustic furniture and decorations purposely created by local artisans and artists.
The kitchen-living area is the most important room in a farmhouse, it is here that all the guests can gather to meet the other guests or even talk to Marco, the host, who will be able to advise you on what to do and what to see in Florence. The kitchen is where we have breakfast or where you can spend your evening sipping a glass of red wine in front of an open fire.
Eridu can be reached by car, bus or train.
Train: the nearest train station is Compiobbi which is 1.5 km for the B&B. The train from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence (direction Arezzo or Ponassieve) takes less than 15 minutes.
Bus: there is a bus stop a few meters from the B&B. The bus leaves from the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence and the cost of the ticket is the same as for any other urban fare.
Car: exit the motorway at Fi-Sud (Firenze Sud) and follow the long exit road till you arrive at a set of traffic lights and turn right. Follow the road, Via Aretina, for nearly 7 km until you pass the sign indicating Ellera. A few metres after the sign you will find a set of traffic lights where you turn right, then take the first left and then the first right turn and you have arrived.
"When Kinship from heaven was lowered, the Kingship was in Eridu". These are the opening lines of the Sumerian Kinglist, written in cuneiform characters at the end of the third millennium B.C.
Eridu, according to Sumerian mythology and confirmed by archaeological discoveries, appears to be the earliest settlement founded in Mesopotamia near the mouth of the Euphrates River.
The meaning of the word Eridu, "your home, away from home", is the principle we follow when welcoming you to our B&B: a warm welcome to make our guests feel at home.