The Johlea bed and breakfast offers a welcoming and elegant atmosphere in a quiet residential area of Florence's historical center where it is possible to relax and rest after a day of sightseeing.
The b&b has been furnished with particular care to recreate the feeling of visiting a friend's home. The period furniture comes from an ancient aristrocratic home in Florence, while the private bathrooms have marble decorations or artisan made tiles.
All of the rooms have a private bathroom and, among the various services, have air-conditioning, television and in-room mini refrigerator.
The Johlea residence is located in via San Gallo, a few minutes walking distance from Piazza San Marco and close to all of the main historical monuments and museums in Florence.
The bed and breakfast is right next to the splendid Palazzo Pandolfini, one of the most beautiful buildings built during the late Renaissance in Florence.
The b&b Johlea can help organize excursions in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of Florence, as well as cooking courses and wine tastings in Chianti.
The b&b can also organize guided tours of Florence and hot-air balloon rides over the 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 encourages 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, Johanna II, Residenza Johlea, 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 guests to each of the bed and breakfasts as if it was their home.
We await your visit in one of our homes!
~ Lea Gulmanelli & Johanan Vitta