The B&B Antica Dimora Firenze is the most prestigious of the group Antiche Dimore Fiorentine (Old Florentine Homes) which brings together several unique lodgings in the center of Florence. The B&B is on the top floor of a prestigious building from the 19th century, located in the historic center of the city but away from the noise and traffic.
Antica Dimora Johlea is situated in the quiet street of San Gallo, a few steps from the lovely Piazza San Marco and the characteristic San Lorenzo market. The bed and breakfast boasts a central location perfect for those who want to easily reach the major attractions of Florence with a short, pleasant walk.
Among the surprises that Antica Dimora Firenze offers its guests and that we have to underscore is the beautiful terrace with a 360° view over the city where you can enjoy your breakfast or a drink before dinner after a day spent exploring the city.
Antica Dimora Firenze is not a hotel, yet it also isn't a classic B&B. In fact, the reception is open all day and here Gordana and Sandra will be at your disposal for every need, making you feel at home and giving you all the tips you need to live the city as if you were a real Florentine.
Included in your stay
During your stay you can enjoy the following free services:
- WI-Fi connection in the room and in the common areas
- Tray in your room with everything you need to prepare a cup of tea, herbal tea, coffee and biscuits
- In the living room and the breakfast room, to use 24 hours a day, you can find hot drinks (coffee, cappuccino, milk, tea), the sweet wine "vinsanto" to be enjoyed with cantuccini biscotti
- DVD player in your room and a small, common DVD library at your disposal
- Radio in your room
The bed and breakast has six rooms, all different but equally decorated with utmost care of even the smallest of details.
Furnished with antiques, the rooms at the B&B have elegant canopy beds adorned with oriental silk that create beautiful color contrasts with the walls painted with lime. The ancient terracotta floors, antique marbles and the cheerful bedcovers make all of the rooms warm and welcoming. Another pleasure for guests to discover and enjoy is that all of the bathrooms are decorated with Carrara marble or handmade tiles.
A delicious and colorful breakfast room and a lounge are at your disposal where you can enjoy the classical music in the background while reading a book, using the Internet access point or consulting our books and guides on the city that you will find everywhere.
Other guest services
Guests can also enjoy these additional services upon request: a private garage with pick up and delivery of your car or a supervised car park, bicycle rentals, cooking classes and spa treatments.
On request, the staff at the B&B can also organize bike tours or Vespa tours in the city or in the nearby Tuscan countryside.
It all started 20 years ago. We dreamt of opening an English style guest house in Florence which didn't exist in the city at that time, and when Johanan inherited a beautiful home in the historical center our first Residence was born. We had great success and thus felt encouraged to open other small bed and breakfasts, all in the center, and thus our small group of charming B&Bs called "Antiche Dimore Fiorentine" was born. Today, Johanna I, Antica Dimora Johlea, Antica Dimora Firenze, Casa Tornabuoni and Casa del Mercato are part of our group.
Everything in the residences was personally selected by us: the furnishings, decorations, colors and every detail. Our guests, who receive keys to the house, come to feel like guests in a home thanks to the wonderful hospitality offered by our staff, who welcome everyone to each of the bed and breakfasts as if it was their home.
We await your visit in one of our dimore!
~ Lea Gulmanelli & Johanan Vitta