Casa Rovai is only a few steps away from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the beautiful church of Santa Croce (with the incredible frescoes of the Pazzi Chapel), the Jewish Temple, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, and the Medici Chapels.
The incredible Ponte Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor, Teatro Verdi and Teatro la Pergola are within easy walking distance.
The neighbourhood of Casa Rovai B&B
Our neighbourhood, the ancient San Pier Maggiore, is an excellent location to start visiting the city.
Strategically located, the b&b is just a few steps away from Piazza Ghiberti where you can find the ‘Mercato delle pulci’ (flea market) and the ‘Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio’, a 19th century food market and antiques market.
The neighbourhood is animated day and evening by pubs, cafés, restaurants and markets. We will be happy to suggest six restaurants where you can taste authentic Tuscan cuisine.
The two main theatres, Teatro Verdi and La Pergola, are within walking distance of the guest house.
The Oltrarno at a stone’s throw
The Oltrarno in Florence is a little-known area of the city. In ancient times, it was the countryside for those who lived in the city centre. A walk of about 30 minutes will take you to the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, a Romanesque church built on two levels that gracefully climb the top of the hill. From there, a breathtaking view of the city! Casa Rovai will show you the easiest way to walk through the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and then stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to reach the Church of San Miniato a Monte.
Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli Garden, Giardino dei Boboli, Giardino Bardini and Forte Bevedere are some of the marvellous places on the other side of the Arno.
Imagine a holiday in Florence in a Bed and Breakfast in the historic centre, choose the ideal period and contact us to create a good tailor-made “all inclusive” offer, or browse current offers and write to us!
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Casa Rovai is located in the historical centre, 5 minutes walk from the Duomo, in Via Fiesolana 1 blu, next to the Garage. Ring the bell where it says ‘Casa Rovai’ and go up to the first floor where our staff will be waiting to welcome you.
If you reach us by car, it is important to know that you can park your car outside the ztl zone, the nearest being the Sant’Ambrogio car park. Alternatively, you can reach us comfortably below the B&B, but beware, the historical centre is closed to traffic, so to get to us, in Via Fiesolana 1 blu, you must cross the ZTL crossing in Via dell’Agnolo, turn into Via Verdi and go straight on taking Via Fiesolana. You will have to go to the City Parking Fiesolana at number 17 red Via Fiesolana which will keep your car during your stay at a cost of 25€ per 24h. Upon your arrival it will unload your number plate, i.e. it will be put on a white list that will allow you access (but not circulation) to the historical centre (and subsequent exit) avoiding a fine!
*Please note that you are our guest for a guaranteed parking space. For any needs please contact us.
GOOD LUCK and we look forward to seeing you in Florence!