Pros

  • Historic 19th-century Tuscan villa setting with large rooms
  • In a quiet neighborhood, away from crowds of tourists
  • Included breakfast exceptional hot and cold options
  • Huge, marble-lined, en-suite bathrooms with contemporary fixtures
  • Loaner bicycles free for guest use
  • Pets allowed with advance notice
  • Free Wi-Fi throguhout
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Cons

  • Removed from historic central Florence
  • TVs in rooms are small
  • Fee for evening check-in and restrictions on late check-ins
  • Some marble floors in bathrooms are cracked
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Bottom Line

The six-room Relais Villa Antea is a three-pearl bed and breakfast that fully embraces its historic 19th-century villa setting. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the villa has been in the owner’s family for over a century, and the antique furnishings, classical art, and marble floors exude old-fashioned glamour. Breakfast is exceptional and bathrooms are bigger than in most European hotels. It's located in a laid-back, low-key neighborhood, but the walk to the historic center of Florence can be a bit long. Slightly less expensive, though equally grand, rooms can be found at B & B Emozioni Fiorentine right in the heart of the city.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

Relais Villa Antea

Scene

Grand 19th-century Tuscan villa with Baroque Revival accents

Housed in a historic 19th-century villa, everything about this bed-and-breakfast evokes old-world splendor. An ivy- and tree-lined courtyard, antique furniture, marble floors, high ceilings, and classical paintings in the lobby and breakfast room, add to the villa's romantic ambience. As it's tucked away from the crowds of central Florence, it attracts couples and other tourists who want a quiet Tuscan-style getaway within easy access of the city's attractions.

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Location

In a quaint neighborhood outside historic center, and walks to some sights can be long

The Relais Villa Antea is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood north of the city center. Two historic public gardens are within a few blocks of the bed-and-breakfast, and there are plenty of bakeries, cafes, and shops in the area. However, most of Florence’s major historic sights involve a bit of a walk. The Accademia Gallery, the Central Market, and Fortezza de Basso Conference Center are 15 minutes away on foot, while a 20-minute walk leads to the Duomo. The Uffizi Gallery and the Arno River can take half an hour to reach. Several public bus lines stop nearby and make trips to Florence’s historic center in about 10 minutes. Santa Maria Novella Train Station can be reached in 10 minutes by car, and a taxi to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci International Airport takes about 15 minutes (45 minutes by public bus). 

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Rooms

Large rooms with huge marble-lined bathrooms and antique charm

Guest rooms are large, with elegant decor that matches the grand furnishings in the rest of the hotel. Rooms have green satin curtains and fringed valances, hardwood floors, antique furniture, and historic etchings of Florence on the walls. All rooms have king-size beds (or twins upon request), small desks, safes, and dressing areas, while Executive Rooms have bureaus and upholstered lounge chairs. Slippers, safes, and individually controlled air-conditioning and heat come standard, but the flat-screen TVs are small. All rooms have huge en-suite bathrooms with enormous walk-in showers and contemporary fixtures, though some of the marble tiles are cracked. Executive Rooms have separate bathtubs.

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Features

Excellent free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free loaner bikes, and pets welcome on request

Breakfast is included with every booking and includes eggs made to order, Italian pastries, meats, and cheeses. Guests with special dietary requirements can request special meals ahead of time at no extra charge. The breakfast room is furnished in the same old-fashioned style as the rest of the villa, and guests can take the morning meal on a small balcony when the weather is nice, or in their rooms. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the villa and there are free bicycles for guests to borrow. The front desk can book excursions, sightseeing tours, and cooking classes, but it is not staffed 24 hours a day, and there are fees for late check-ins. Pets are allowed with advanced notice and parking is available on-site.

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Things You Should Know About Relais Villa Antea

Also Known As

  • Villa Antea

Address

Via Francesco Puccinotti 46, Florence 50129, Italy

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Relais Villa Antea

Scene

Grand 19th-century Tuscan villa with Baroque Revival accents

Housed in a historic 19th-century villa, everything about this bed-and-breakfast evokes old-world splendor. An ivy- and tree-lined courtyard, antique furniture, marble floors, high ceilings, and classical paintings in the lobby and breakfast room, add to the villa's romantic ambience. As it's tucked away from the crowds of central Florence, it attracts couples and other tourists who want a quiet Tuscan-style getaway within easy access of the city's attractions.

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Location

In a quaint neighborhood outside historic center, and walks to some sights can be long

The Relais Villa Antea is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood north of the city center. Two historic public gardens are within a few blocks of the bed-and-breakfast, and there are plenty of bakeries, cafes, and shops in the area. However, most of Florence’s major historic sights involve a bit of a walk. The Accademia Gallery, the Central Market, and Fortezza de Basso Conference Center are 15 minutes away on foot, while a 20-minute walk leads to the Duomo. The Uffizi Gallery and the Arno River can take half an hour to reach. Several public bus lines stop nearby and make trips to Florence’s historic center in about 10 minutes. Santa Maria Novella Train Station can be reached in 10 minutes by car, and a taxi to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci International Airport takes about 15 minutes (45 minutes by public bus). 

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Rooms

Large rooms with huge marble-lined bathrooms and antique charm

Guest rooms are large, with elegant decor that matches the grand furnishings in the rest of the hotel. Rooms have green satin curtains and fringed valances, hardwood floors, antique furniture, and historic etchings of Florence on the walls. All rooms have king-size beds (or twins upon request), small desks, safes, and dressing areas, while Executive Rooms have bureaus and upholstered lounge chairs. Slippers, safes, and individually controlled air-conditioning and heat come standard, but the flat-screen TVs are small. All rooms have huge en-suite bathrooms with enormous walk-in showers and contemporary fixtures, though some of the marble tiles are cracked. Executive Rooms have separate bathtubs.

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Features

Excellent free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free loaner bikes, and pets welcome on request

Breakfast is included with every booking and includes eggs made to order, Italian pastries, meats, and cheeses. Guests with special dietary requirements can request special meals ahead of time at no extra charge. The breakfast room is furnished in the same old-fashioned style as the rest of the villa, and guests can take the morning meal on a small balcony when the weather is nice, or in their rooms. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the villa and there are free bicycles for guests to borrow. The front desk can book excursions, sightseeing tours, and cooking classes, but it is not staffed 24 hours a day, and there are fees for late check-ins. Pets are allowed with advanced notice and parking is available on-site.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Room Service

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