Antica Dimora Johlea

Bed & Breakfast
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A roof terrace is the spot for breakfast or sundowners or nightcaps - the classic panorama of Florence is thrilling. Welcoming and friendly


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A cross between B&B and hotel – no room service but a friendly face on reception all day – the residenza idea is perfect for the independent traveller. The owner has got her residenze down to a fine art and what’s special about this one is the roof terrace. Weave your way past antiques tucked under sloping ceilings and up to a wide, sun-flooded, pergola’d space for breakfast and sundowners with a classic panorama of Florence – thrilling at night! The entire top floor of this restored 19th-century palazzo feels bright, light and inviting. Furnishings are colourful and fresh, bedrooms – some lofty, some more intimate – have beautiful silk-canopied four-poster beds, delicate prints on walls and mozzie-protected windows. Extras include WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV and  an honesty bar for drinks snacks in the upstairs breakfast room. Michelangelo’s David is at the Accademia round the corner, the Duomo is a ten-minute walk.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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
7pm, please get in touch for late check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant nearby.


Nightly price
from €65
2 Doubles
From €90
2 Twins
From €90
1 Single
From €65
1 Triple
From €100



Away from the streams of people in the proper centre, Antica Dimora Johlea offers a slightly off-central location with rewards of less noise and a more authentic Florentine neighbourhood flavour and plenty of lesser-known restaurant selections. Alessia and Daniele are on hand to suggest off-track choices. Breakfast or an aperitivo at sunset on the roof terrace is the highlight!

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

Very comfortable, relaxing and quality accommodation, like staying with friends. Extremely kind staff who helped to make our stay as enjoyable as possible and advised on tours, visits and transport. Good location for exploring the city on foot.

Shirley, Northwich, Cheshire

Fabulous B&B! Charming room (air conditioned) decorated in traditional Tuscan style with Florentine textiles/colours and dark wood. Excellent en-suite bathroom. Good Continental Breakfast with a range of dishes and drinks. The Reception is staffed all day and they were very friendly and helpful. Apart from the Reception area there is a Breakfast Room and Lounge, all decorated in the Florentine style. Last but not least there is the Roof Terrace with views across Florence and the surrounding hills. We stayed for five nights and it was perfect.

Sharon & Mike, Wiltshire, England

It's a rare find to stay in a place that enhances your visit. Divine Firenze shone even more thanks to Antica Dimora Johlea. Great location if you want to walk to the town center or take a bus. A pampering room for body and soul. Beautifully decorated with an artistic eye for details. The lounge upstairs with a soft sofa, art books, music and a coffee machine and cakes were an ideal place to wind down. And above all, excellent staff. Forget Tripadvisor and all the other guides, and take Gordana's advice on where to eat and where to go. We had 7 wonderful days and already plan our return.

Yehuda, Jerusalem

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alessia Spinelli

  • You cannot park in central Florence; on booking ask about garage with special price for our guests
  • In every room biscuits and tea/coffee making facilities
  • FREE hot drinks
  • Ask about special packages
  • Ask about reservation for restaurants and all museums in Florence