Antica Dimora Johlea has been completely renewed and upgraded in December 2006. The B&B is located between San Marco Square and Piazza della Libertà, directly north of the Duomo, reached in not even 10 minutes on foot. A small staff is on hand which makes this an appropriate choice for the independent traveler who enjoys good value for money. It is like having your own home in Florence with keys to the front door. The six bedrooms with four-poster-beds are all very cozily appointed in muted soft colors, with beautiful fabrics, Oriental carpets, paintings by the owner, and original tiled or parquet floors. The hostess Lea Gulmanelli has a real flair for decorating and, as in someone’s home, each well proportioned bedroom retains its own character. There is someone on duty all day (8:30am-8pm) to assist guests with their needs. A rich breakfast is set up in the tastefully decorated breakfast room. During the summer season guests may have breakfast on the delightful flower pottered terrace which offers dreamy views over Florence’s rooftops and the Cupola of the Duomo. The guests have free internet service, television, dvd plus. Wi-Fi access in each room and in the common area plus other amenities. Very tasteful and an excellent rate/quality rapport.