This convent is operated by the Suore Figlie di S.Anna.
An elegant and typical Florence town villa presents a very clean, welcoming and peaceful guest house. Large, light filled rooms and common areas are all beautifully maintained.
Please note: this guest house can not accept bookings including children under 12 years of age. This is a policy of the Suore Figlie di Sant'Anna due to the cooperation of the guest house with visiting academics at the University.
Breakfast is not included in the price. There are many dining options within walking distance of the venue.
Dining Room N/A
Tea and Coffee facilities
Local Services within 500m
Ideally located in the center of town, with easy access to Florence train station and on foot to all the central sights.
Chair and Desk
The historic center of Florence. City with easy access. Bus and train stops for surrounding locations.
The nuns provide support to visiting academics of the University of Florence and welcome guests to their peaceful house throughout the year
Lovely friendly sisters. Quiet room facing courtyard. Comfortable beds and good sized room. Furnishings quite dated but in good condition.
Mary - , New Zealand (May 2018)
The sisters were so welcoming, they made our stay most memorable! The beds were very comfortable - for the price, this can't be beat! Would highly recommend.
Marguerite - PA, United States (April 2018)
I arrived quite early by night train and tried and asked if I could already come in. Sister Anna Maria opened the door to a very warm and welcoming stay at the monastery. With gestures and google translator she made sure we would always understand each other. Everybody was very kind, everything was tidy and clean, I slept great and enjoyed the room with garden view. I loved that there is a little kitchen for the guests to use. Great stay. I will love to come back there another time.
Mirjam - , Germany (February 2018)
The nuns couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful.
Elizabeth - VA, United States (December 2017)
Absolutely fantastic stay here. The sisters were lovely and very welcoming. They don't speak English but with my limited Italian and Google translate on their phone we were able to understand each other. It was only about 10 minutes walk from the main train station and an easy walk into the main part of town. The room was quite large and we had a balcony that overlooked the garden. Having a lift to go up and down from the second floor was also great. Very quiet. There was also a kitchenette we could use and space allocated in the fridge for each room so groceries didn't get mixed up. There is a Laundromat nearby and an American style diner nearby if you want something other than pizza or pasta.
Fiona - QLD, Australia (October 2017)
A lovely, quiet place to stay, with a wonderful welcome from lovely and helpful nuns. It is really close and convenient for the station or airport bus, but the area is residential, safe and pleasant. There is a lovely large and peaceful garden that our room looked out onto, and a kitchen to make tea and food any time with a fridge shelf to keep milk or food to cook. This more than makes up for no breakfast included, as you feel really at home making what you want when you want. It is an easy 10 minute walk to the Duomo through streets full of fun restaurants. I just love Monastary Stays which are simple, clean and practical, with authentic history too - so much more fun than Hotels.
Elizabeth - Hampshire, United Kingdom (October 2017)
I loved staying here. The nuns were extremely helpful and accommodating despite our language barrier. They made me feel completely at home. The room was clean, spacious and well equipped.
Cathy - NSW, Australia (September 2017)
Size of room was just right and room was cleaned everyday. Location is very near the train station and all the major sites. But the place was very quiet in the evening and the beds were very comfortable so we had a very good sleep throughout our stay. Sister Maria and the other nuns were very friendly and helpful even with the language barrier.
Cecile - METRO MANILA, Philippines (September 2017)
This place was excellent! Sisters were extremely helpful and kind. I really enjoyed my stay at Istituto Figlie di Sant'Anna and would strongly recommend this place to my friends.
Kuan-Yin - VIC, Australia (September 2017)
Staying at this location was a great decision. I was able to come and go easily and find places to eat that were budget options. I walked to all of the major attractions in Florence. The Sisters don't speak English and I don't speak Italian but Google Translate worked well. I felt very at home in my immaculately clean room and the atmosphere was very calm and quiet. Perfect for a vacation. I also used the kitchen for making a few meals in to save money and a grocery store was close by. I was a solo female traveler and felt safe and comfortable. Many thanks to the Sisters!
Karen - FL, United States (September 2017)
Wonderful stay!! Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Location was so convenient to train station and walking to everything I needed. Would stay again without hesitation.
Katherine - WA, Australia (September 2017)
It was very good value for money. It was very conveniently located; in a quiet area but within easy walking distance of most sights and experiences. Also very close to the Santa Maria Novella railway station.
The room was a good size with a small balcony. There was air conditioning which was very welcome as it was quite hot in Florence while I was there. I also had access to a kitchen so didn't have to eat out all the time. There was a small supermarket close by and no shortage of bars etc.
The sisters were lovely.
Christine - SA, Australia (August 2017)
Clean, comfortable and peaceful. Lovely sisters. Nice chapel. Good WiFi. Walking distance to train station and most monuments. It was a great value. Thank you!
Casilda - CA, United States (July 2017)
This convent was just what we needed. The room was austere and immaculately clean. Good for our souls. It was very quiet and the a/c was a welcome relief from the heat. The location was five minutes away from the station and we were able to walk all over the city. Sisters Maria Louisa and Antoinette were gracious and accommodating.
Susan - VT, United States (July 2017)
Great location, at walking distance from the historic center of Florence and the railway station. Room was very clean and comfortable. Small kitchen and dining area (with refrigerator and stove) on our floor was very useful. We had breakfast and dinner there. But most of all, is the warm and friendly welcoming of Sister Anna Maria! Our stay at Istituto Figlie di Sant'Anna was like being home. Thank you!
Ottima posizione, a pochi passi dal centro storico di Firenze e dalla stazione ferroviaria. La camera era molto pulita e confortevole. Piccola cucina e zona pranzo (con frigorifero e fornelli) sul nostro pavimento era molto utile. Abbiamo fatto colazione e cena. Ma soprattutto, è l'accoglienza calorosa e cordiale di Suor Anna Maria! Il nostro soggiorno all'Istituto Figlie di Sant'Anna era come essere a casa. Grazie!
Très bien situé, à distance de marche du centre historique de Florence et de la gare. La chambre était très propre et confortable. La petite cuisine et coin diner (avec frigo et cuisinière) à l'étage était particulièrement pratique. Nous y avons pris nos petits-déjeuners et dîners. Mais avant tout, c'est l'accueil amical et chaleureux de Soeur Anna Maria qui nous a comblé! Notre séjour à l'Istituto Figlie di Sant'Anna c'était comme être à la maison. Merci!
Jacques - QC, Canada (June 2017)
The sisters were lovely, really friendly and helpful. I had a lovely stay.
Judith - Western Australia, Australia (June 2017)
Sisters very accommodating,we missed first night and they did not charge for it. no English but used a translation app that worked very well.Only down side no access to early morning coffee.
Gary - GA, United States (June 2017)
The nuns were so kind and helpful, and it was a wonderfully peaceful place to stay. Staying at the convent really enhanced my visit to Florence, and I would definitely use Monastery Stays again. Thank you!
Sylvia - , United Kingdom (May 2017)
The nuns are lovely. They speak no English but translator apps on our phones got us through just fine. The rooms are clean and large. It is a bit of a walk to the center of town but that makes for a quiet place to sleep.
Allison - MI, United States (May 2017)
It felt like we were at home: comfortable, welcoming, quiet, uncomplicated, and exactly right. Our stay was two weeks in May.
John - VA, United States (May 2017)
The nuns went out of their way to accommodate me .We were able to communicate ok by my little bit of Italian . Great location .
Paul - Victoria, Australia (May 2017)
We were treated so well by the sisters, we loved staying here, all of it; the location, the place itself, the fact that magic happened after our stay. It is an unusual, special,spiritual, wonderful place to stay and I can only recommend it highly.
alan - BOURGOGNE, France (April 2017)
It was a delight to stay here, quiet, convenient, clean, and the nuns were very welcoming and friendly
Roger - , United Kingdom (April 2017)
Sister Anna was very helpful and a wonderful host and such a warm and loving person. The location was excellent and easy for me to walk to from the train station even with lugging my 25kg suitcase. The room was very spacious and balcony overlooking garden was so relaxing. The kitchen is basic but clean. Would be nice to have a microwave and kettle for heating food and boiling water. I enjoyed the quiet and peaceful surrounding and would stay there again.
Trina - , Singapore (April 2017)
Very nice and peaceful sanctuary in the middle of busy Florence. Pretty garden and beautiful sounds of birds. Walking distance to train stations, attractions, eateries and supermarket. Sisters are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful chapel and mass every morning.
Tan - , Singapore (March 2017)
The Sisters were so sweet and kind and made us feel so welcomed. It was by far our favorite place to stay during our 4 week trip. Without hesitation, we would recommend these sweet sisters.
Teresa - TX, United States (December 2016)
The sisters were very warm and welcoming and made my visit very enjoyable. They were always on hand to help out and as it was particularly cold in Florence in November, brought me extra blankets. They also allowed me to print out my boarding pass. I chose the the convent because it is within very easy walking distance of trains and coaches and I wanted to make the most of my day and a half in Florence. It proved very convenient and an excellent choice. There is also a small kitchen equipped with pans and plates to cook a simple meal in the evening and space in the refrigerator to store food. I also liked it because it didn't include breakfast and I wanted to get out early to reach the museums by 8.15. Altogether I was very happy with my choice and would go back again. If I had one reservation it is that the internet connection was rather slow but perhaps that is the case in much of Florence. The room was very spacious with a balcony overlooking the garden and an excellent shower. Highly recommended.
Sarah - London, United Kingdom (November 2016)
Sister Ana Maria was really welcoming and was always checking on us.
I enjoyed chatting with her about what I did that day.
Maniya - , Singapore (October 2016)
The Sisters of St. Anne (only 4 of them left) were delightful. Even though I spoke only a little Italian we were able to communicate. The place was spotless, quiet and having a shelf in a refrigerator and a full kitchen to use saved me money. Where else can you get good-bye hugs when you are checking out? A+ all around!
Barbara - GA, United States (October 2016)
This is an outstanding place with the most lovable 4 nuns ever!!! although they didn't speak English the Google translate on iphone was easy and fun. I was not ready to leave after 6 nights, I felt I was at home. They were so very caring and the other women boarders who work in Florence were very welcoming. I felt I was in a very safe caring place. My room was huge and a balcony onto the garden made it seem like I was on a farm in the country. Birds, gorgeous fruit trees peace and quite!! A must stay and only blocks to the public market, Duomo and rail.
Diane - British Columbia, Canada (October 2016)
Sr. Anna Maria was warm and welcoming. We enjoyed meeting the sisters. The accommodations were more than satisfactory.
Karen - MA, United States (October 2016)
We would definitely come back and would recommend Istituo Figlie di S. Anna to any of our friends. We felt "at home" from the minute we were welcomed at the door, and were sad to leave the wonderful sisters at the end of our visit.
Mary - TN, United States (September 2016)
I really felt like home and being welcomed by my real sisters.
I stayed there before and after my hike to Assisi and upon my return, I was expected like a son.
What more can one say?
Denis - Quebec, Canada (September 2016)
The sisters were so very welcoming throughout our 3 night stay. They were all so loving and cheerful. We will remember them all, especially Sister Anna Maria, forever. They left a mark on our hearts.
Patricia - NV, United States (September 2016)
My storey was very nice. Everyone in the monastery were very kind and welcoming. The sisters were very helpful and warm. I am very grateful for everything I have experienced during my stay!
Siu - NEW TERRITORIES, Hong Kong (September 2016)
If looking for relaxed environment , this is it.
Amir Ali - British Columbia, Canada (September 2016)
Sister Anna Maria is like a mother to us! Always with smile. This convert is filled with love reflected in the sisters living their true vocations! They are very welcoming, warm and hospitable! We feel very safe and love staying with the sisters that make it like a home! Grazie, Thank you!
Rudy - , Singapore (July 2016)
The place is tranquil with a beautiful courtyard. Florence is a very busy city with lots of tourists during summer. So it is good place to be away from such noise.
Ito - , Japan (July 2016)
Huge room with a balcony. Very clean. Close to the train station (6 minute walk) and a 10-15 minute walk to downtown. Streets are always busy at night so I felt very safe walking back alone at 11 for 11:30 curfew. The nuns do not speak English but use a translator app with which I had no issues. I could not be more thrilled with my stay.
Alexandria - IL, United States (July 2016)
About 10 minutes by walk from the railway station. The four sisters are very nice and helpful. There is a pleasant garden at the back. The reason why I rate 10 the sleep quality is that the room was air-conditioned, which was pleasant considering the hot temperature during night.
There is no breakfast in the Istituto, but several cafés open by 8 am on Via Nazionale, a 5 minutes walk from there.
Gerard - , France (July 2016)
I really appreciated my stay at Istituto Figlie di S. Anna. The place is well located at a walking distance from the railway station and near the historical center. I received a very warm and friendly welcome from the sisters. I don't speak italian but we spoke spanish.My room was spacious,simple, very calm and clean with silent air conditioning.Beautiful simple chapel where I could attend the mass.If I were to return to Florence I will return there. I recommend this place.Thank you to the sisters !
Odile - , France (July 2016)
Very good hospitality.
Mark - British Columbia, Canada (June 2016)
We felt very welcomed by the sisters into their home. The accommodation was simple but perfectly clean safe and quiet. We even had a balcony overlooking the garden. We don't speak Italian but it was no problem as Sister Anna Maria used a translator app on her phone to explain everything on our arrival. We would definitely stay again if we returned to Florence.
Gregory - Victoria, Australia (June 2016)
Good location and convenient.
Brendan - , Singapore (June 2016)
Outstanding. The best value of any of my stays in Florence. Ideal location, warm reception, gorgeous view, efficient kitchen, private bathroom. I will definitely book again for my next stay.
Linda - NY, United States (June 2016)
Very welcoming. Did not speak English but used a phone app to communicate when necessary. I had a large single room with a balcony.
Extremely quiet location, near to bus stops and a short walk from the train station. I used the kitchen to cook some meals. Good budget accommodation.
Sheila - Avon, United Kingdom (May 2016)
We were a bit late arriving, as we got lost.The sisters were so welcoming and embraced us warmly. They are beautiful ladies, full of warmth and kindness. They are very proud of their lovely house and garden, and rightly so.
We loved being there, with Sister Anna Maria using her iPhone to translate, thus overcoming the language barrier.
We had a balcony which overlooked the garden and was very private. Just be sure to shut the screen door, or the mosquitoes will eat you alive.
Helen - Victoria, Australia (May 2016)
Highly recommended. Very much enjoyed my stay. Sisters welcoming, helpful and lovely. I can't speak Italian, but able to communicate via Translate app on Sister Anna Maria's phone. Beautiful simple chapel. Beautiful clean room with ensuite bathroom and balcony overlooking garden. Kitchen with fridge, stove, coffeemaker. Location only a few blocks walk from main train station and able to walk to main centre and attractions. Several eating places nearby and small supermarket 2 blocks away. Florence is a beautiful city, so much to see, experience and enjoy. I would love to come back.
Julie - Nepal, Nepal (May 2016)
Also, the gardens were a much-appreciated respite area. And, the Sisters made us feel very welcome at daily Mass.
Lisa - CO, United States (April 2016)
We very much enjoyed our stay. The Sisters were very helpful and accommodating. We were treated like family. They spent the time upon our arrival helping us settle in and this was greatly appreciated. If we return to Florence we will definitely go back there to stay.
Ann-Maree - Queensland, Australia (March 2016)
Great venue. Nuns very friendly but little or no English but we managed.
Monica - KZN, South Africa (October 2015)
I had a very pleasant stay in Figlie di S.Anna. Easy to find from the train station and 10 min walk to piazza del Duomo.
Siv - , Denmark (October 2015)
The sisters made the stay very beautiful.
Anthony - CA, United States (July 2015)
The nuns were wonderful!
Gerald W - MI, United States (May 2015)
Lovely warm welcome. Patience and fun overcame language barrier. Location terrific for exploring Florence. I was ill while there and the nuns werer absolutely fantastic in getting me to medical help.
Richard - South Australia, Australia (May 2015)
The rooms on the yard side are very silent regarding traffic noise. At around 6 o'clock in the Morning you can hear some noise from the kitchen and the corridoor when the long term inhabitans are leaving for work. There is a small balcony in each room towards the garden. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and safe.
Ylva - Finland, Finland (October 2014)
I received a very warm welcome from the sisters. It was like I had arrived home. Great place to stay.