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La Locandiera

TopBnB Excellent 9.5 / 10 (17 reviews)
Via della Scala, 48 - Firenze (FI) - Area: santa maria novella | Map

Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • Near the station
  • In the city center
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Very new
  • Charming property
  • Near the metro
  • Cheap
  • The design of the property
La Locandiera is a little gem that welcomes you in the heart of Florence, the city of art par excellence and a UNESCO world heritage site. This delightful B&B is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station, just a 10-minute walk from the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. You can immerse yourself in the colors and lights of the shopping streets, appreciate the products of local artisans, discover traditions and cultures through food and wine itineraries, follow cultural events and exhibitions, immerse yourself in the tranquility of lush gardens and admire the splendid landscapes.

Nearby the property, you can find examples of our Florentine heritage and many tourist attractions, such as the "Basilica of Santa Maria Novella" just 350 meters away. La Locandiera is the ideal place for families traveling, for those traveling for work or for a romantic vacation in a discreet environment. The 6 available rooms are very cozy, tastefully furnished and equipped with warm parquet floors and large windows to enjoy natural light.

In each room, you will find a table for breakfast or for meals in intimacy and safety, a mini fridge with a complimentary bottle of water, an electric kettle and a tray with a wide selection of Twinings Teas, Twinings Infusions and Nescafe Coffee. Each room has a private marble bathroom (pink or gray) with shower and all the comforts you may need. Every morning you will be served a delicious breakfast in your room from 8:00 to 10:00, with a wide choice of sweet and savory dishes.

During your stay, we are always at your disposal to advise you on the monuments to visit, the parks where you can relax and where you can admire a wonderful view of the city. We can advise you on where to taste an excellent Florentine steak or a great gelato, book tours and guided visits or tickets for museums to avoid long queues. In short, if you let us guide you, you can spend fantastic days in Florence! Our commitment is to make your stay in our wonderful city unforgettable, bringing home a precious memory and the satisfaction of having chosen the right place.
Rooms and Rates
To accommodate the needs of all our guests, we regret that we cannot accept pets.
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 6
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 6

Size of rooms

  • Between 21 and 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Presents

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Metropolis - over 300.000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Historic centre
  • Shopping area
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
I serve the breakfast in the room, this is my special good morning for you.. stop, sit back, relax and enjoy the breakfast in the room calmly because every now and then stop is good for the soul and I think the breakfast in the room is a cuddle that you deserve before starting a new day in discovering Florence.

Breakfast is served every morning in the room from 8 am to 10 am and this is what it offers:
Fresh Pastry Croissants (no frozen!), Jam and Nutella, Yogurt (fruit/white), Cornflakes, Muesli, Butter, Honey, Toasted Bread (white or wholemeal), Italian Espresso Coffee, American Coffee, Caffellatte, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Orange Juice (yellow or red), Pineapple Juice, Green Apple Juice..and more Eggs (hard-boiled, scrambled or fried) Ham, Salami and Cheese.

And if you are allergic/intolerant to gluten or lactose, if you are vegetarian/vegan or you need a special food just ask in advance (before your arrival) and we will do our best to fulfil your requests.. !

Hey from Silvia

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"La Locandiera" is my dream. I have always worked in the hotel, 4 and 5 star hotels in Florence and abroad, as my father on the other hand, this work is in my blood and I love it, I really like this job and try to do it with passion and professionalism and so much sympathy. I love meeting people from all over the world, new cultures and new faces, people from so far away they decide to give me confidence and stay in my little gem, because this is for me..La Locandiera my little jewel!
My name is Silvia Brunori and I am looking forward to welcome you in Florence..!
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within a day
Check-in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Area Santa Maria Novella
The bed and breakfast "Locandiera" is located in Via della Scala 48, inside the old walls of Florence, walking distance from the station of Santa Maria Novella and in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition centre Fortezza da Basso and Palacongressi. In a few minutes can be reached on foot the major points of city interest, as Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio, besides of course the most important streets dedicated to shopping.

The Locandiera b & b is located on the first floor, you have to ring the bell (the second from the bottom) and push the door to enter.
*Distances As The Crow Flies


Overall Rating 9.5 / 10
17 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Silvia was great. Very helpful every time we asked her questions. Provides an excellent breakfast.
stayed from 12/23/2023 to 12/28/2023
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
I only rated the property lower than 10 because the area isn't the best. But that's Florence by the train station. I took a chance because it's a fairly short walk to the rental car location, and we only there 1 night. Our host, Silvia, was 1 of the most pleasant people I've ever met. The room was spotless and breakfast in the room was nice. There is laundry right next door. 5e to wash and 5e to dry. Bottom line, if we come back to Florence, we will stay here without hesitation. And hopefully Silvia will still be here.
stayed from 10/01/2023 to 10/02/2023
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 8
josette rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/28/2023 to 06/30/2023
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Fantastic... we really enjoyed staying at La Locandiera and Silvia is great.
stayed from 06/21/2023 to 06/23/2023
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
The structure 'La Locandiera' is very close to the train station and within walking distance to major tourist attractions. Breakfasts are very good, with delicious warm croissants, meats, cheeses, yogurts, and fruits. The shower stall was small. Our host Silvia arranged for the car transfer from the airport and allowed us to leave our luggage after check-out a few hours before we needed to catch the train.
stayed from 09/26/2022 to 09/28/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
We had a wonderful vacation. I highly recommend La Locandiera for the availability and kindness of Silvia, the owner, always ready to fulfill customers' requests, even with food intolerances, and especially for the strategic location a few steps from the central station and the city center. Excellent and healthy breakfast in the room.
stayed from 12/27/2021 to 12/30/2021
The answer from the host:
Gentile Francesca, grazie mille per la tua bella recensione, è stato un piacere avere te e la tua bella famiglia ospiti nella mia piccola locanda. Alla prossima volta, un abbraccio e buon anno a tutti voi. Silvia.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
I felt at home. Silvia welcomed me with care and attention. I recommend it because she is uniquely helpful and kind, and also for the very central location of her B&B; in fact, I could easily reach every place on foot without difficulty. I will definitely go back ❤️.
stayed from 12/27/2021 to 12/30/2021
The answer from the host:
Gentilissima Carla, è stato davvero un enorme piacere poterti ospitare nel mio B&B e mi auguro veramente tanto di poterti rivedere in un futuro non troppo lontano. Ti auguro il meglio che questo nuovo anno possa portarti. A prestissimo, spero! Silvia.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Everything great and Silvia wonderful.
stayed from 02/27/2020 to 02/29/2020
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
An ideal place for a pleasant stay in Florence. Convenient structure with all services, clean and well-kept. Availability and kindness.
stayed from 03/10/2019 to 03/12/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
I spent a weekend of work and pleasure with my daughter, I recommend this Bed-And-Breakfast for several reasons: 1) the structure is in a strategic position, very close to the station, close to the Fortezza, close to the center. 2) new structure with simple and refined furniture. 3) excellent quality-price ratio. 4) Kindness, friendliness, and availability of Silvia, the hostess. Oh, I was about to forget, clean.
stayed from 02/22/2019 to 02/24/2019
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
cristina rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 02/16/2019 to 02/18/2019
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
We appreciated the great availability, kindness, and friendliness of Silvia. When we have the opportunity to return to Florence, we will use the La Locandiera again.
stayed from 12/01/2018 to 12/02/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Everything very clean and fragrant, La Locandiera is managed by a very kind lady. The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and well-structured. Breakfast served in the room with Teutonic punctuality and a wide selection. We had a great time and definitely recommend it.
stayed from 11/23/2018 to 11/25/2018
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Paolo, è stato un gran piacere conoscervi e vi aspetto nuovamente a Firenze. A presto, Silvia.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Delightful Bed and Breakfast, located just a few meters from the Florence Station and the city center.\n\nThe owner will make you feel immediately at ease, she is very kind and helpful. The breakfast is good and plentiful, served in the room at the time you indicate on the menu (a great convenience).\n\nI highly recommend it, as if I were to return to Florence, I would undoubtedly choose to stay again in this structure!
stayed from 10/19/2018 to 10/21/2018
The answer from the host:
Gentile Maria Carmen è stato un vero piacere conoscervi e non so come ringraziarti per le belle parole spese per me e per la mia piccola locanda. Spero davvero tanto di rivedervi magari per un soggiorno più lungo. Grazie mille ancora e buona proseguimento. A presto, Silvia.
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Being greeted by a courteous and very friendly person like Silvia is always a great pleasure.
stayed from 10/19/2018 to 10/21/2018
The answer from the host:
Grazie Elisabetta, cerco di fare sempre del mio meglio per accogliere nel miglior modo i miei ospiti, spero di rivedervi presto. Silvia.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We highly recommend La Locandiera! The room was spacious for 3 people, we were given a menu for breakfast and given the option to choose the time we would like it served, it was very fresh, it was excellent! Very close to the train station and a nice walk to everything. A huge thank you to Silvia, she was so helpful, spoke very good English. A very kind person! She will go the extra mile to help you as much as she can. We will definitely go back!
stayed from 06/30/2018 to 07/03/2018
The answer from the host:
Dear Ornella, thank you so much for such a nice feedback, I really appreciate all you said about me and my B&B. It has been a pleasure for me meeting you and please fell free to contact me whenever you decide to come back to Florence, I will be more then happy to host you again. Warm regards and take care. Silvia.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Arriving at the station alone and reaching La Locandiera in a few minutes, immediately finding someone waiting for me who welcomed me showing the room, equipped with all the comforts that had been described to me, was reassuring. The room with bathroom, sky, wifi, kettle was so comfortable that it was a pleasure to come back in the evening after a long day of walking. Even the breakfast and the time that I was given the opportunity to choose the night before, was brought to my room very kindly and always punctually. The owner was available for anything, provided me with a map also indicating the streets to take to reach the tourist attractions; I always moved on foot without needing to use public transport because La Locandiera is just a few steps from the church "Santa Maria Novella".
stayed from 02/01/2018 to 02/04/2018
The answer from the host:
Gentile Marie Elisa, è stato un vero piacere ospitarti e sono contenta che ti sia sentita a tuo agio e abbia passato un ottimo soggiorno nel mio piccolo bed and breakfast, ce la metto tutta per far sentire i miei ospiti un po' come a casa propria. Spero di ospitarti nuovamente se deciderai di tornare a Firenze! Ciao e a presto. Silvia.