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Villa Merlo Bianco (TOF116)

Florence Tuscany
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House of the Suore di San Giovanni Battista

Villa Merlo Bianco offers warm and homely hospitality in a magnificent guest house and surrounding garden. With easy access to the historic center, this is a memorable Tuscan experience not to be missed.

Located just outside the city centre of Florence in a lovely suburb with facilities at hand and easy access to the historic sights of Florence. The greatest attraction is the house and gardens of this magnificent property.
 
Rated 4.6 out of 5
We were very impressed with the beautiful garden and grounds and the elegant grand rooms. Breakfast included freshly baked croissants, make by the Sisters especially for the guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and went to Mass at the church across the street. The Sisters are gracious hosts and it is easy to use the local buses to get to the center of town and all of the wonderful sights of Florence. I highly recommend staying at this peaceful, romantic setting. I plan to return again.
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Services

This convent is operated by the Suore di San Giovanni Battista.

A stunningly restored and beautifully maintained Renaissance villa in true Tuscan style. Period furnishings, high vaulted timber ceilings throughout the opulent hallways and sitting rooms.Each guest room has fine individualised style. Large windows open onto a magnificent surrounding park of trees, statues and paths.

Sunday mass available at 6.45am and 8.00am.

Breakfast is included in the price. There are many dining options within walking distance of the venue.

Property Services

Basic Breakfast
Internet
Ironing facilities
Parking Onsite
Dining Room N/A
Safe Deposit Box
Tea and Coffee facilities
Tourism Advice
Vending Machine

Room Services

Fan Cooling
Linen Cleaned
Crib available
Hairdryer
Heating
Towels
Refrigerator N/A
Telephone
Toiletries

Local Services within 500m

Cash Machine
Cafe
Forex Services
Hospital N/A
Laundromat
Grocer/Market
Dining Options

Features

The ceilings of this beautiful villa, are adorned with the period fresco paintings and 18th century lighting reflecting the brief era when Florence was the capital of Italy.

Property Features

Chapel
Children's Area
Stairs
Fire Detectors
Gardens
Common Room
Wheelchair Access

Room Features

Private Bathroom
Chair and Desk
Fire Detector
No Disabled Rooms
Windows

Getting Around

South-east of the historic center of Florence. City with easy access. Bus and train stops for local and surrounding locations.
General Transport
Bus
 

History

This grand estate has been a residence for hundreds of years. The property was bought from the Baron Del Pugliese, then by Quercioli and finally from Pacchioli. The house was requisitioned during WWII, finally used as local Allied command. Left in a state of disrepair it was aquired by the Sisters and lovingly restored to it's Renaissance grandeur, incorporating their local primary school and nursery in the adjacent property.  

Customer Reviews

We were very impressed with the beautiful garden and grounds and the elegant grand rooms. Breakfast included freshly baked croissants, make by the Sisters especially for the guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and went to Mass at the church across the street. The Sisters are gracious hosts and it is easy to use the local buses to get to the center of town and all of the wonderful sights of Florence. I highly recommend staying at this peaceful, romantic setting. I plan to return again.
- CA, United States (July 2019)
In this stay, I felt like I was living well. The entire house is beautiful and the room was spacious and clean. The sisters treated us like guests in their home. I highly recommend this stay.
- OH, United States (May 2019)
Highly recommended. Our room and bathroom were spacious, clean, and nicely appointed. The sisters were hospitable and they run a good operation. Breakfast was a great start to the day. We enjoyed exploring the building and the grounds and found it easy to walk or use public transit to arrive at our tourist destinations.
- AE, United States (January 2019)
The Villa is beautiful and has a lovely garden area. The Sisters are friendly. The beds were good. The breakfast is marginal.
- CA, United States (June 2018)
Villa Merlo Bianco is a marvelous place to stay when visiting Florence! There is safe/off-street parking where we left our rental car. We walked just a few blocks to take the bus into the center of Florence. The Villa itself is beautiful and very well-kept. There are lovely gardens, and the hospitality of the sisters there was above and beyond. We will certainly visit again!
- NY, United States (July 2017)
We loved the garden on the property, and the fact that it was right on the edge of the city - a ploughed field through the back gate. We appreciated the fresh croissants on the weekends, and the yoghurt.
- Victoria, Australia (June 2017)

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Villa Merlo Bianco (TOF116)
Open All year round
Checkin 11:00am-8:30pm
Checkout 6:00am-10:00am
Curfew N/A
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  •  Breakfast is included in the price
  •  Private Bathrooms
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