Our history

We were one of the first B&B to open in Florence: our first Residence, Johanna1, opened in 1994.

Residenza Johlea – that later became Antica Dimora Johlea – followed in 2002, and Antica Dimora Firenze in 2005. We have always believed that reception should be founded on hospitality, warmth and informality. As for furnishing, we favour the typical Florentine style, but we also like ethnic colors and fabrics.

We have always supervised every detail personally: from the clocks positioned in each room to the fine fabrics of the beds, and the pictures hanging on the walls.

Each of our residences was greeted by excellent reviews on the main international guide books, both paper and online.

We believe that tourists coming to Florence – whether it is for business or pleasure, for one day or for several weeks – should feel better than at home: enjoying the comfort and the autonomy of a family, but also taking advantage of all the services a hotel can offer.

In mid-2015 we redesigned our website, adding some artistic short films that present our residences through “well-known” characters.

Below, you can find some backstage shooting … Enjoy!