Antica Dimora Johlea Luxury B&B - Antiche Dimore Fiorentine
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.
Top 3 reasons you'll love Antica Dimora Johlea
An exclusive B&B for its furnishings and comforts, with an attentive staff available to help guests throughout the day
TERRACE WITH A VIEW
Enjoy your breakfast or a drink, relax reading a book or take a photograph of a truly exceptional view over rooftops of Florence
Your stay will be made even more enjoyable by the many services available for guests at no extra charge
Don’t Settle For Anything Less
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. The bed and breakfast suites at Antica Dimora Johlea, one of the three spectacular b&b under the Antica Dimore Fiorentine trademark, is furnished in a manner reminiscent of the grandeur which once distinguished many family manors within the Florence city walls. From the choice of the fabrics ranging from pure linen to precious oriental silks, and the very wall colors, giving a warm and welcoming tone to the bed and breakfast, it is easy to see why guests rave about the decor and the service.
The classical style and warm welcome decor, to includes canopy beds made by Florentine craftsmen, the antique furniture, decorative accents, paintings, and even the clocks sparse throughout the accommodations. Modern accessories are considered an important part of your stay, like the WI-FI in your room and in common areas, as well as privately controlled AC units in each bedroom. All bedrooms feature an en suite bathroom, and a well supplied tray to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee. If you prefer a bit of company then you can wander to the living room, where you will find hot drinks (coffee, tea), vin santo and cantuccini biscotti. There is also a DVD player in the living room with a varied DVD library at your disposal.
At home in Florence
The bed and breakfast Antica Dimora Firenze has six beautiful double rooms, each one with a unique floorplan and personality. The owner hopes that at her guests feel as if they have wandered into one of her private rooms in her home, where they will find home decor accents - like the antique clocks in each room. The colors and fabrics were chosen with criteria, and the walls are painted with natural pigments much like years ago. Even the bathrooms, all ensuite, deserve a note: they are either painted with oil paints or decorated with precious marble of Carrara, a real touch of class!
Breakfast, served in the common room features indoor and outdoor seating., is comprised of baked goodies as well as a platter of savory delights. Simple, hearty and fresh - this is the perfect way to start your day before exploring the city streets and museums. Ask your hosts at the front desk for information regarding tickets, helpful hints for restaurants and tours - they are well versed in the classic sites as well as a few of their personal favorites to get you close-up to the beauty of the city.
At the B&B you may spend time reading the books and guides you find in the common areas of the Dimora, use the computer freely, enjoy delicious biscotti dipped in Vin Santo, or prepare a coffee or tea all while enjoying the faint background sound of classical music. The goal is to make you feel as if you were in the comfort of your own home.
An adventure to be had
The area is calm and tranquil, practically all residential, yet at the same time less than 5 minutes by foot to the main bus hub for traveling to Piazza Michelangelo or Palazzo Pitti. You can easily walk to the many monuments and museums within the city center - absorbing the romantic vias and viales (streets and roads) filled with boutique shops, leather stores, restaurants and picturesque cafes.
There is a private garage and supervised car park nearby where guests can enjoy special rates, ideal for guests who are planning on visiting Tuscany, and its amazing landscapes as well as the Renaissance City. For those who prefer not to drive, you can walk to the Florence train station - a major hub for visiting Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo and even further away like Rome, Bologna and Venice.
Meet Lea & Johanan, the owners of Antica Dimora Johlea
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