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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
The Villa is beautiful and has a lovely garden area. The Sisters are friendly. The beds were good. The breakfast is marginal.
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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

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)
The ambiance was beautiful and peaceful. Lovely views from our window. The Sisters were so loving and helpful. I loved the chapel on site. I enjoyed being slightly away from the crowds and a 30 minute walk from all the attractions.
- WA, United States (May 2017)
We had an amazing time at Villa Merlo Bianco. The sisters gave us a very warm welcome and showed us the rooms. The beds were very comfortable, our rooms were very clean and we had this beautiful view over the large garden. It was such a great property in a peaceful surrounding, just a little bit outside of town, but very easy to reach by bus and we loved it. The breakfast were lovely with a great variety of cold meat, one day cheese platter, different fruit juices, yogurt, different type of bread, tea & coffee or hot chocolate etc. We (3 people from Switzerland and 2 from Australia) were having the best holiday together. The local restaurant in walking distance was very good value and the food was very delicious. The sisters were very caring and friendly and looked after us. It was hard to say good bye after 5 days. I am sure we will be back one day. The Villa Merlo Bianco offers you a memorable stay we can highly recommend this peaceful house.
- , Switzerland (August 2016)
The Sisters were very helpful and kind. My room was lovely, comfortable with a big window that I loved, looking out on wonderful grounds. Bathroom was great. The room was quiet and I slept wonderfully. I would definitely stay there again when I go to Florence. As a woman traveling alone, I felt very comfortable, safe and well taken care of at Villa Merlo Bianco.
- CA, United States (June 2016)

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Open All year round
Checkin 11:00am-8:30pm
Checkout 6:00am-10:00am
Curfew N/A
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  •  Private Bathrooms
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