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Istituto Suore di Santa Elisabetta (TOF117)

Florence Tuscany
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House of the Suore di Santa Elisabetta

Istituto Suore di Santa Elisabetta is nestled amongst grand villas where guests enjoy warm and homely hospitality. Ideally located with easy access to all parts of the city, this is a perfect place to experience a Monastery Stay in Florence.

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 and just below the Piazzale Michelangelo offering stunning views of Florence.
 
Rated 4.6 out of 5
This was absolutely our favorite place we stayed in Italy! It was so clean and convenient to everything you would want to see in Florence. You could walk if you wanted to, but it was also close to the buses. The Sisters were fabulous. They didn't speak much English, but went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome, and used Google translate when needed. I was travelling with my 12 year old son and they put out chocolate milk for him in the mornings, which was just so sweet, and they were so kind to him (he thought they were just great). Their breakfast was more than ample, and the sister that served us was beautifully cheerful. I am not a morning person, but she made the mornings refreshing. They have a chapel which is open for people to use for prayer, and you can attend morning Mass and evening Vespers if you like. I will stay here again when I return to Florence, which I inevitably will, as it is the most charming city I have every been in.
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Services

This convent is operated by the Suore di Santa Elisabetta.

An elegant villa with beautifully maintained guest rooms and sitting areas. Period furniture throughout with modern bathrooms. Set over several floors with windows over the peaceful garden. On-site parking ensures avoiding big parking bills when driving through Tuscany.

Mass is held every day at 7:15am.

Breakfast is included in the price.

Property Services

Basic Breakfast
Internet
Parking Onsite
Dining Room N/A
Safe Deposit Box
Tourism Advice
Vending Machine

Room Services

Fan Cooling
Linen Cleaned
Crib available
Hairdryer
Heating
Internet
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 venue has a lovely pond in the well maintained garden. The guest house has undergone several transformations, yet maintains it original fascinating features including grand stain-glass windows and stone staircase.

Property Features

Chapel
Stairs
Fire Detectors
Gardens
Common Room
Wheelchair Access N/A

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

The house was bought by the nuns in 1939 and due to floods in 1966 was completely renovated. Most parts of the house and gardens have recently been renovated again.  

Customer Reviews

This was absolutely our favorite place we stayed in Italy! It was so clean and convenient to everything you would want to see in Florence. You could walk if you wanted to, but it was also close to the buses. The Sisters were fabulous. They didn't speak much English, but went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome, and used Google translate when needed. I was travelling with my 12 year old son and they put out chocolate milk for him in the mornings, which was just so sweet, and they were so kind to him (he thought they were just great). Their breakfast was more than ample, and the sister that served us was beautifully cheerful. I am not a morning person, but she made the mornings refreshing. They have a chapel which is open for people to use for prayer, and you can attend morning Mass and evening Vespers if you like. I will stay here again when I return to Florence, which I inevitably will, as it is the most charming city I have every been in.
- WA, United States (September 2019)
Very pleasant. Grateful to the sisters and all for a pleasant stay.
- MD, United States (March 2019)
Lovely welcome from the sisters, nothing too much trouble. Very pleasant, green area about 15 minutes walk along the river to the centre. (Or 5 mins by bus) Excellent local restaurant about 200 yards away, and a really good rosticceria at the bottom of the hill.
- Somerset, United Kingdom (October 2018)
Lovely friendly welcome from the two sisters. Good to have daily early morning Mass in the house.
- CO DUBLIN, Ireland (September 2018)
I stayed at the convent on a very hot night. A fan was provided but there were no screens on the windows and the convent had MANY MANY mosquitos. This alone made sleep very difficult -- I had to choose between sweltering and being eaten alive. I also felt as though I was imposing on the suore by being there.
- ON, Canada (July 2018)
The rooms were spacious and clean. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was just what we enjoyed to start the day. The sisters were friendly and helpful despite our language barrier. Would not hesitate to stay there again.
- WA, Australia (April 2018)

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Istituto Suore di Santa Elisabetta (TOF117)
Open All year round
Checkin 11:59am-11:00pm
Checkout 6:00am-10:00am
Curfew N/A
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  •  Breakfast is included in the price
  •  Private Bathrooms
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Benefits of Booking with Monastery Stays

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  • Ongoing online service and support
  • 10+ years - Trusted since 2006
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