1865 Residenza d’Epoca

Bed & Breakfast

Impeccably, impossibly chic is this delightful couple’s B&B - beautiful breakfasts, dancing frescos, laundered linen


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Named after the era when the city was Italy’s capital, this residenza is Florence at her best – authentic, graceful, and uncompromisingly chic. Michel and Cinzia (who, it’s no surprise to learn, is a historian) have combined the elegance of 19th-century Florence with the comforts of 21st-century living. It works, beautifully. Frescos dance overhead, dark-stained floorboards gleam underfoot, chaise longues and other antique pieces sit comfortably alongside contemporary three-legged floor lamps, and there’s fresh white linen on custom made beds – some with white cushioned headboards that stretch the length of the wall. Big marble bathrooms are state-of the-art and filled with gorgeous smellies. The five bedrooms are named after writers who visited Florence in the 1800s – Dostoevsky, Henry James – adding to this B&B’s quietly cultural air. There are bits that catch you by surprise too – like the breakfast room with walls dressed in ruby red fabric. No outside space but open the windows for the green views and birdsong of the beautiful Wilson-Gattai gardens. Florence’s treasures lie at your feet!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €125
5 Doubles
From €125



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