Villa La Sosta

Via Bolognese nr 83 , Florence, 50139 Italy (Show map)


"Villa La Sosta" is situated in the most charming residential area around Florence. It is surrounded by large gardens with cypress and fruit trees; the building itself is elegant and sober, enriched by architectural elements recalling the eclectic style of the beginning of the 1900s, like the main bow-window entrance and the tower-mansard which gives a view of the surrounding hillside. Fantoni brother and sister, have decided to use a part of this family villa, which dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, as a high class Bed and Breakfast. Furnished with period pieces from the 1800s. Independent entrance. The continental breakfast is served in the spacious and elegant hall in colder months and in the garden, under an ivy pergola, in the summer. There is also a billiard room and a suggestive and panoramic windowed attic where guests can relax, read, play cards, watch television or listen to music. Bookings for the Uffizi Gallery, Accademy Gallery and Palatina Gallery made free of charge. Informed suggestions on what to see and do in and around Florence. We are glad to arrange for our guests a family day in the wine country (see our specials). Villa La Sosta is certainly the ideal place for visiting Florence and its surroundings, enjoying an invaluable atmosphere of tranquillity and harmony.

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Innkeepers: Antonio and Giuseppina Fantoni



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Outstanding B&B

4.6 on December 12, 2011

Very nice people, fantastic acommodation, great facilities, lots of room. Absolutely everything provided, tea, coffee, wine glasses, fridge, cutlery. Great internet free of charge, warm, cosy and easy to get to. Faultless!

Our home away from home!

4.8 on November 19, 2008

Villa La Sosta is a wonderful place and innkeepers Antonio and Giusy are the best. They are warm, welcoming, and most willing to share their stories of life in Italy. Our first trip to Villa La Sosta in 2007 was so much fun we returned for another week in 2008. Plan to stay for several days and be sure to go on a wine tour with Antonio...

Great place and location.

4.6 on September 13, 2008

Our hosts at Villa La Sosta were the best around. They were very helpful in many areas. Finding good places to dine, reserving museum tickets, organizing wine tour. You name it they helped. With 9 women in our group it was no easy keeping up with us. I would recommend Villa La Sosta for hospitality as well as location. If I ever get back to Florence, I know were I will be staying.

Want a B&B in Florence, then stay here

5 on May 06, 2008

The Villa which is surrounded by beautiful gardens is just 10 minutes from all the main sites, but after a long day of sight seeing and the hustle and bustle of Florence it's a wonderful place to return too and relax. Giusy and Antonio can't do enough to help you and the Villa is wonderful, clean, spacious and with WiFi and all other mod cons what more could you want! When we return to Florence we'll be coming back to Villa La Sosta.

We are going back!!

5 on January 23, 2008

Perfect place. Really interesting Villa. Clean and comfortable. Toni could not have done enough for us. Across the road from NYU's La Pietra where our daughter is studying for the year. Really a true Italian experience.

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Rooms & Rates


Questa era la camera di Giusy in età adolescente. E’ rosa ed è per eccellenza la camera più romantica della villa, ideale per le coppie in viaggio di nozze o per i cuori romantici. E’ l’unica a disporre di un balcone, allietato da gerani nei mesi caldi e dai ciclamini nei mesi più freddi. E’ arredata con mobili di pregio in ciliegio, mescolati a soprammobili esotici e quadri d’epoca. Il bagno, con vista sui verdi dintorni, dispone di una vasca a vetro con doccia.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 150

Mamma e Babbo

Questa era la camera dei nostri genitori. Questa camera è caratterizzata da un autentico letto matrimoniale in ottone fine Ottocento. Oltre all’aria condizionata è fornita anche di pale rinfrescanti A richiesta si può aggiungere un letto singolo. Il bagno, con vista sul giardino, dispone di due ampi lavandini con rubinetteria in ottone e di una cabina doccia.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 150


Questa era la camera dei nostri nonni. E’ di tonalità verde, caratterizzata da mobilia di fine Ottocento, alleggerita da tessuti floreali chiari. Il bagno dispone di una vasca-doccia. E’utilizzabile, in occorrenza, anche come camera matrimoniale. Può trasformarsi in comoda camera tripla su richiesta.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 150


Questa era la camera-studio di Antonio in età adolescente. E’azzurra ed è caratterizzata da alcuni soprammobili di sepiolite somala su mobilia fine Ottocento. Oltre all’aria condizionata è fornita anche di pale rinfrescanti Può ospitare comodamente 3 persone. E’utilizzabile, quando occorre, come camera a due o tre letti singoli. Il bagno, con vista sui verdi alberati dintorni, dispone di cabina doccia.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 150


Questa che mutua il nome dalla primogenita di Giusy, era la camera-studio di Giusy. E’ di color salmone ed è la camera più grande. Dotata di un letto matrimoniale e di 2 letti singoli, può ospitare comodamente dalle tre alle quattro persone, è ideale per le famiglie più numerose. Oltre all’aria condizionata, ci sono pale rinfrescanti. Il bagno è dotato di vasca con doccia.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 150

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Location Type

Historic centre of Florence at 10 minutes walking, Piazza della Libertà, panoramic hill of Florence, Downtown


Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 3 miles

Directions to property:

From the railway station Firenze S.M.N. take nr. 25 bus. Get off at the bus stop about 800 metres after Via Bolognese begins, just after the Fina petrol station: "Villa La Sosta" is on the left hand side and is recognisable by its wide cast iron gates. If you come off the motorway at Firenze Nord/Firenze Sud follow the road signs for Viali di Circonvallazione/Centro and go towards Piazza della Libertà. Once there follow the signs for Via Bolognese.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Parking, Radio, TV, Telephone, iPhone docking station

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Golfing, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00/8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking inside of the bedroom.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Upon request
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 day minimum stay required
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card details (Visa , Mastercard, Eurocard, JCB). We will not charge your credit card. By cheque or bank swift transfer 20% of total amount required
  • Cancellations: If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of No-Show, 100% of the first night will be charged. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, JCB.
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Antonio and Giuseppina Fantoni

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Travelling, trekking, gardening, reading, music, pool table, sports, wine's collectors.

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  • Time Served: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: In the garden, under an ivy pergola, in the summer, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Senza glutine

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