Antica Dimora Johlea - Antiche Dimore Fiorentine

Bed & Breakfast

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


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. Lea Gulmanelli 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. Luxurious extras include radios, free WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV, there’s an honesty bar for drinks and polished tables for breakfast.  Michelangelo’s David is at the Accademia round the corner, the Duomo is a ten-minute walk.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
Restaurant nearby.


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


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 Lea Gulmanelli

  • 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