Residenza Johanna I

Via Bonifacio Lupi 14, Florence, Tuscany 50129, Italy

One in a group of three bed and breakfasts in this quiet neighborhood on the northeast side of the Centro Storico (city center), Johanna is a quaint and charming property with a warm and welcoming staff. Housed in a grand 19th-century palazzo with a beautiful courtyard featuring a giant tree, this tucked away spot gives guests a true sense of Tuscan living right in the heart of the city.

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No two rooms are alike in this rustic and homey hotel. Typically, you’ll find canopy beds (some without), wood floors, small flat screen TVs, and an occasional balcony.


Simple bathrooms all come with a bidet and there’s a mix of shower only or showers with bathtubs. Just ask the uber-helpful staff upon booking what you’d like.


There’s not much of a lobby to speak of, but there is a small breakfast room on the same level as the bedrooms. In the hallway, guests will find an honesty bar in addition to complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks throughout the day.


A buffet breakfast is included with every room, and the hotel offers gluten free options.


The honesty bar is merely a spot in the hallway where guests can snag some alcohol or beverages and write down the amount to be billed upon checkout.


Getting Around

Everything within the Centro Storico (city center) is relatively close and walking distance. That means all the major attractions are easily reachable. For sightseeing south of the Arno River, you may want to hail a cab.


Home-cooking Tuscan style can be found in the homey Ristorante Osteria Pepo (9-minute walk). If you need something for everyone – check out the Mercato Centrale (10-minute walk) which features dozens of restaurants for all kinds of Italian cuisine.


For a unique apperitivo with a Venetian Aperol Spritz, you have to check out Dorsoduro3821 (5-minute walk). Fans of live music should head over to La Ménagére (9-minute walk) which has live jazz along with strong drinks.


For a personalized experience with a warm and welcoming staff, Rezidenza Johanna I fits the bill for a quaint Tuscan getaway. Service is a premium at this B&B and the employees will go out of their way to ensure a great time in the city. There’s not much here in terms of frills, but the rooms are spacious and stylish, and the complimentary items – breakfast, snacks, coffee – are a welcome touch. If you want to stay in the city but be just out of reach of the tourist throngs, than you’ll enjoy your stay here.


10 rooms
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service No


Phones: 055-481896

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