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Bed and Breakfast Panella's Residence - Florence

Via Della Pergola 42 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 90 .00
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Panella Residence is located in one of the most ancient streets of the historic center of Florence, in the famous Santa Croce district with the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and Piazza Signoria only a few hundred meters away. The distances are the same for top-of-the-range shopping, and the Residence itself is surrounded by restaurants, tearooms, and cafés. Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the railway station are only 500 meters (546 yards) away.

This ancient building dating back to the 15th century offers the charm of the old aristocratic homes of Florence. Each in its own style and furnished with antiques, the spacious bedrooms are extremely comfortable and hold a special fascination for instilling unforgettable memories. Several of the rooms are fitted with fireplaces offering an intimate and welcoming atmosphere during the cold winter months.

Please note that pets and service animals are not permitted in the hotel. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.4 Outstanding!
Based on 84 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

My four day stay at Panella's couldn't have been nicer. Panella, gave me a warm we...

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Breakfast at B&B Panella's Residence

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Panella's Residence

  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Limousine service

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.

Check-in: between 11 AM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Guests planning to arrive after 8 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. This property allows no check-in after 10 PM. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

B&B Panella's Residence is also known as

Panella Residence
Panella Residence Hotel Florence
Panella Residence Hotel

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Panella's Residence B&B reviews

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

weekend stay of 3 nights. B & B ideally located 5 minutes walk from the duomo. room (double deluxe # 43) very spacious charming with beautiful high wood ceiling. charming and welcoming hostess. we will return with pleasure.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I can't say enough nice things about Panella's and the owner Graziella. Where else do you get comfortable rooms with large showers, a quiet location a 3 - 15 minute walk from all the attractions, a great breakfast with fresh baked goods AND a hug from the owner when you leave.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

The restaurants recommend by owner are really fantastic!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Graziella is a most gracious and welcoming hostess, eager to help with all needs. The beautiful room was the most elegant and spacious of our three week trip to Italy. The breakfast was delicious with the best coffee of our trip! The B&B location was convenient to the Duomo and many sights and wonderful restaurants. Graziella helped us with sightseeing and restaurant suggestions and was most delightful - many thanks!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is an excellent option for those travelling with children. I give high marks to the facility and the staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The location was close enough to the center of town and some great restaurants, but on a much quieter street. My only issue was that the wi-fi was a little sketchy. Not a big deal.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My daughter and I spent a week at Panella's Residence in august, and had an wonderful stay. Our room was beautifully appointed, spacious, clean and elegant and included a/c and wifi. We enjoyed the small touches that made our stay even more comfortable. The morning breakfast was delicious, with fresh made cappuccinos, homemade cakes, prosciutto, melon, as well as juice, yogurt and cereals - all served with care and attention. The owners are gracious and available to help with anything that you may need while visiting Florence. My daughter and I felt like we were coming home each evening after our Florence adventures. I was sick for two days, and the owner brought me full tea service with home made cookies while I was resting- that was really nice! The hotel is convenient to the Duomo - and cabs are easy to find if walking at night makes you uncomfortable. We will definitely stay at Panella's again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

We loved staying at Panella's Residence! The room was large and furnished with gorgeous antiques. Alice was extremely helpful and really went out of her way to make us comfortable. The location was great and we walked every where we wanted to go. It couldn't have been better!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Panella's Residence is located right in the center of Florence, which makes it perfect for walking around the city and seeing the sites. The rooms are huge and comfortable, and pretty quiet for being in the heart of a city. The owner is a wonderful woman who is extremely friendly and helpful. I don't think our trip to Florence would have been anywhere near as enjoyable with out her assistance. When we come back to Florence, we will definitely be coming back here.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The couple was very nice and tried to help us all the possible ways to ease our stay... Never forgetting a question, trying to give us as much help as they could. Sometimes we were forgetting the questions asked that we had an answer the next day... Great people, great rooms and great stay... Thank you.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Warm service, wonderful rooms in ancient convent, 5 minutes from the center.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

rooms were spacious and xomfortable, Graicella was very helpful when it came to booking reservations for museums, tips for restaurants, breakfast was adequate but nothing special

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a great stay! The room was huge, especially the bathroom with double sinks and big soaking tub. The bed was comfortable, it was a quiet neighborhood, and breakfast was good. The young girl that checked us in was very nice and extremely helpful, as was Graziella, the proprietor. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to other people visiting Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Panella's Residence was a great choice and made our stay in Florence wonderful!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Panella's residence is true find for a traveller. Graziella Panella was warm and inviting and made us feel like we were part of her family. We emailed ahead and she made resevations for us at the Accademia and the Uffizi. When we arrived in Italy our bags were delayed in the States. It was a process to get the bags from Milan to Florence, Graziella told us to enjoy our vacation, she went above and making sure we received our luggage. She cooked fresh pastries for breakfast and made fruit salad. Her husband makes an excellent latte, espresso and cafe Americano. The room was quite and spacious and all the sites are within a 5-15 minute walk. I would recommend this hotel and stay there the next time I'm in Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great Bed and Breakfast. Wonderful Hostess! She was always so helpful. It was in a great location very close to the Dumo.For some the only draw back might be the stairs. We had to walk up 2 flights to our room and then one more flight to our bedroom,but we loved it. I would stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed Panella's Residence. The location was central to all the attractions and the rooms and service were wonderful. The only downside is the steep stairs, but the owner was very willing to provide assistance with luggage.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

What a wonderful place to stay in Florence. We traveled with 3 older daughters and they enjoyed Panella's residence as much as we did. Great hostess...easy parking.....walk to everything....live the history of the building! You have to love walking up steps but if you can manage that okay then this is the perfect place to stay in Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The warmth of the greeting and the level of hospitality in this small inn lift it well above the ranks of the usual bed and breakfasts in this part of Italy. The owners are very much in residence. The Panellas family have owned this town house for 7 generations. They are there to help at any point at which help is needed. Futhermore they even helped us with our bags--something we never encountered at other similar small inns. The rooms, while not large, are more than adequate, and are charmingly decorated. The inn is within a 5 minute walk of the Duomo and the heart of Rennaisance Florence. The Uffizi and the Acadenia were a short stroll away. We were able to walk everywhere. Breakfast were good and the special dietary requirements of one of our party were cheerfully accomodated.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Stayed in Florence for 3 days in October. Panella's was a great place to stay for the time we were there. The couple running the B&B were welcoming and helpful. The location is exceptional--close to the city highlights such as : Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia Gallery of Florence. Our room was spacious, very clean and made up everyday. The shower was larger than we expected. This was enough for my husband to enjoy his stay. He had been struggling with the shower sizes in the last couple of places we stayed in Rome and Siena. The breakfast was continental at best. The rest of the residence is quite clean and we hardly heard the other guests. Unfortunately, the temperature was way below average and heating was an issue. I don't think they are allowed to turn on the heat until November. Overall, Panella's Residence did exceed our standard.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I very much enjoyed my stay at Panella's. The location was perfect, near all the sites, yet off the beaten path enough to be quiet at night. The hosts were wonderful, chatted with me at breakfast, recomendations for restaurants were outstanding. The room was spotless, and comfortable. If they could get a safe for each room it would be nice too. Being in a residential area, there was a laundrymat nearby and a grocery store if you needed anything.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Simply delightful.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

We enjoyed our stay. The location to main attractions is very good. Graziella is an excellent hostess and made us feel very comfortable. The breakfast was also very good.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Traditional 15th century house on quiet backstreet, but within 3 minutes walk of Duomo and Art Academy. 10 minutes walk to Uffizi. This is a family run B&B and you will be made to feel part of the family. Ms. Panella is a delightful hostess, she speaks English and will look after you. Our room was an enormous suite and it was a long trek from the bed to the bathroom. Very nice breakfast in the old basement stable. You will have to haul suitcases up at least one long, steep flight of steps.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A real find in Florence with some of the largest rooms we have found. The owners Graziella and Guiseppe were always willing to advise and book tickets for the galleries and tours. Would highly recommend this one.We will definately be returning.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Garage payant en supplèment (25 e)et à300m de l'hôtel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

One of the best places we stayed in Europe. It was perfect for romantic Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a great B&B in Florence. We had an excellent stay in a great room. Our host was very gracious and most helpful during our stay. We also enjoyed the evening recieption. we highly recommend Pannella's for your stay in Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a great place to stay, and we would recommend it to anyone. Graziella was very friendly and accomodating. She served breakfast early when we had an early appointment. Breakfast was great, including rolls and cakes made by her mother.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent accommodation-very comfortable, very clean and plenty of room. The Panellas were very welcoming and helpful. We would stay there again. The only minus was that the shower was a bit erratic-water not always very hot or plentiful.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What an outstanding stay! We were graciously welcomed by Graziella and Giuseppe, who doted on us the entire trip. The only comment is that the website is not correct about the distance to the train station. It says 500 meters, and it's more like 1500--not too bad, until we decided to walk with all our luggage. All in all, I would highly recommend Panella's, and we will most certainly stay there again when we inevitably return to Firenze.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a wonderful place. Graziella & Giuseppe Panella could not have been more welcoming and helpful throughout our 5 night stay in Florence. They were so accomodating, Graziella even had telephone conversations with Italian friends of ours to be sure we were all set. We stayed in the 2 level suite (be sure you don't mind lots of stairs!) which was more than we ever needed but quite nice. Good sized bathroom, clean, super location. Would definitely stay here again.

6.3 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Graziella and Giuseppe are the inn keepers. They are very nice. Graziella speaks fair English, Giuseppe very little. They always make themselves present when a new guest arrives and extend a warm welcome. The home(inn) is over 500 years old and used to be a convent. The rooms are spacious by European standards, however, just average by American standards. It is just three blocks from the Duomo, five or six blocks to the Accademia (Statue of David. Dispite the noise on the street the room was very quite. The breakfast consisted of a cup of yogart and a slice of cake. I carried in my own granola. Florence is perhaps 20 by 20 blocks. You can walk from any location to the historical sites within 15 minutes. There really is no need to pay a premium price to be a few blocks from the Duomo. Shop around. I did not. I'm uncertain of other hotel rates but I'll be more savvy next time and consider staying a few more blocks away. We paid 160 Euros/night (about $215/night) Yes, I would go back to Panella's Inn if the other options were similarly priced.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This place was a real find! We are a couple in our early forties from California. We wanted to stay in Firenze and be close to all the sights, but have a quiet, comfortable, charming place as our home base. The location was excellent to see all the sights of Firenze. Just two blocks from the Duomo, half a block from the Symphony, one block from an internet cafe and a laundromat. Easy walking distance to the Uffuzi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens, etc. The place is very clean and in a quiet part of town. It is very old and has been beautifully converted into modern apartments while keeping all of its old world ambiance and charm. Graziella and Giuseppe Panella are a wonderful couple and were very helpful for us when we needed "concierge" help with bus arrangements or a suggestion for a nice restaurant, etc.. We stayed in Room 41, the one with the huge bathroom. It was perfect: quiet, comfortable bed, lots of hot water, little refrigerator, huge closet, and nicely furnished with special antiques. Breakfast was yummy and filling. We would definately stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Panella's are very welcoming and gracious hosts. We had a wonderful stay at their B&B. The room and bathroom was large, clean and well equiped. Location is great with walking easy to all sites. I would stay again without hesitation.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Graziella was the warmest of hostesses, we felt a very special bond with her. Our stay at Pannella's residence was one of the highlight of our trip. Tom and Marilyn HAmmarstrom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This property is lovely and close to everything! It is unique and charming! The couple who run it could not have been nicer.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

It was as exactly as we saw on others' reviews. We would definetly recommend it to others. The B & B is run by the nicest people possible, Mr. and Mrs. Panella; and the place is located right near the center, but not too center where it could be noisy. Finding the street is easy, but finding the B & B was not as easy. Look for No."42" on the wall right by the door. You will find a tiny plate saying, "Panella's" right under it. Mrs. Panella told me that they wanted the guests to feel at home as if they were staying with the family rather than staying in a hotel. This is probably why the sign is rather modest. Mr. and Mrs. were really generous. Mrs.(Graziella) reserved both Uffize and Academia Museums for us, as we told her of our interest in both places. The restaurant that Graziella recommended for us was great. The room was really clean and spacious. It seems that in a place like Firenze, where the buildings are standing right by each other, it would be difficult to find a room with a view, Panella's was not an exception. But what can you expect more, our stay in Firenze turned out to be a great one thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Panella.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

I can't recommend Panella's higly enough. The proprietor was welcoming and the service we received excellent. The premises are well located and easy to find. The rooms are spacious and the batrooms excellent.

7.8 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

the location is good - right in the center of the city and the room (double superior)we had is quiet and clean.it is overall a nice property. but we are not very satisfied in comparison with other two places we stayed during our Italian trip. we paid more than double the price we paid at Rome and Venice (the property at venice is as nice as this one) and thought this would be a special treat for us. but the bedroom is the smallest with basic furnitures among the three B&B. The bathroom is spacious with colorful tiles,which didn't help much when we wanted to have more room to move around in the bedroom. the fresh made cappuccino is good, but overall breakfast was very simple. we were surprised to have plastic packaged croissant served, while we were served fresh bakery at other two places ( we were also served with ham, cheese, fresh fruit at the other two places. at venice, we also had fresh flower, chacolate and small bottle of champion kindly offered by the owner when she learned it was our honeymoon). overall, our expereince is kind of dissappointed for the price we paid and the expectation of a luxory treatment, especially with comparison with other two places at a much less cost.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very charming B&B. Great location as well. Friendly owners added lots of charm. They were always available to assist with any question. Good english speaking capabilities as well. Huge room. Breakfast was decent. Highly recommended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We highly recommend Panellas'.The location is perfect for touring the sights of Florence on foot. Our room was spacious and comfortable and our hosts treated us like family. Would definitely stay here again.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

The front of the property truly hides what lies behind the doors. As the taxi dropped my sister and I on this rather deserted narrow street I was a bit concerned. Behind the door to Panella's is a beautiful, warm home, richly furnished with Italian antiques. Graziella and Guiseppe could not have been more welcoming and quickly relieved us of our heavy luggage and carried it upstairs to our room. The room was large, nicely furnished and clean. The bathroom was small but typical of Italian homes and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was limited to yogurt,fruit juices, muffins but the cappucino's Guiseppe made were delicious.We had to leave early in the morning to catch a train and Guiseppe got up early, called us a taxi and loaded our luggage into the taxi. The location is great, only a ten minute walk to the Duomo. Graziella recommended an unbelievable restaurant for dinner just around the corner (Il Gusto??). The food was out of this world and one of the best meals I had in all of Italy The only negative remark I have is that I had tried to modify my reservation before leaving Canada as my flight was changed. Venere does not permit you to modify and I did not want to take the chance to cancel the whole reservation and try to rebook. I sent Venere an e-mail but they did not reply until I had left Canada. I called Panella's when I got to Italy but Graziella could not do anything about it as I had to go through Venere. I had to pay for an extra night and was most unhappy about this.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My wife and I throughly enjoyed our stay at Panella's Residence. Giuseppe & Graziella Panella were so nice and helpful. The room was spotless and much better than staying at a hotel. The location is within easy walking distance of most major attractions. I highly recommend this property and would stay there again. Rick Reed

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic welcome! Great rooms with real character. Only a few minutes walk to the Duomo, and just around the corner from the Florence Jazz Club!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Wonderful people...excellent location near Duomo...huge room...loved this place!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Fantastic place to stay, I would definately stay here again. We stayed in room 41, the bathroom was amazing. Perfectly clean, and very quiet.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Thank you so much for beautiful days in Florence. Excuse me for answering so late. Thank you and best regards from Munich Martina Ley

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Perfect. Very convenient location. Spacious, spotless room, with nice decor. The owners are wonderful people. Would definitely stay there again on my next visit to Firenze.

7.9 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great rooms. Nice people. Good breakfast. A little expensive.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

A proximité du centre, ce ravissant "B&B" havre de paix pour touristes exténués, nous a séduit, tous âges confondus.La gentillesse, la disponibilité de nos hôtes a transformé notre séjour ( réservations de restaurants, itinéraires, conseils, suggestions...)sans jamais empiéter sur notre intimité. Le petit déjeuner, préparé à la demande est délicieux, les chambres sont spacieuses et d'un goût exquis, les sanitaires sont neufs et joliment agencés. C'est sans aucun doute le lieu idéal pour séjourner à Florence dans un cadre digne de cette ville.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really liked this hotel. It is in a convenient area near the Deumo. The rooms are exceptionally large for this type of hotel. The only drawback is that there is no elevator and it is 43 stairsteps to the three rooms on the top floor. The owners are very nice!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I turned the knob, not knowing what to expect.In Europe the bathrooms are normally very small and it takes awhile to get hot water in the shower - if you get any at all. However, Panellas place, which would be our residence for the next 7 days, seemed inviting from the beginning. The home had history dating back to the 1300s where the nuns from the convent would keep their horses in the basement stalls. Mr and Mrs Panella had been able to keep the history while adding modern efficiencies. The horse stalls were now quaint breakfast nooks, the bathrooms were large, and the water? AAHHHHHHHHH, the water was warm. Mr and Mrs Panella were extremely helpful and we were sad to have to leave when the time came.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved this place. You would never know it from the outside. The place was incredibly charming. We would not consider staying anywhere else when we return. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Arivederci

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely room. Very helpful and friedly people. Intend to stay agin!

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My son and I had a great time at Panella's. The room was gigantic (by Italian and US standards)and very clean. The bathroom was big, modern and very clean. The breakfast was very continental, but that is what we like so it was fine for us. If you want bacon and eggs you might have to arrange it with the owners the night before. Graciella and Giuseppe were really nice people and between our broken Italian and their English we managed to have a few conversations. The location was good albeit we had a front room and it was very noicy even late at night. We have already recommended this bed and breakfast to friends and plan to book again when we visit Florence in the future.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My wife and I ran the Florence Marathon on November 23. We were looking for a quiet, comfortable and relaxing B&B to accomodate our needs and found exactly that at Panella's. The owners were exceptionally friendly throughout our six night stay. They provided us with fantastic dinning recommendations and friendly conversation at breakfast. Our room (#42) was clean, comfortable, spacious and amazingly quiet - we were never disturbed by the buzz of Vespa's or other noise in the building. The location couldn't have been better - just a short stroll to the Duomo through pleasant neighborhood streets, with many shops, bars, restuarants and markets nearby. It's difficult to think of anything that could've been changed to make our stay more enjoyable - perhaps expanding the breakfast offering of rolls, coffee and juice to include fresh fruit and/or a selection of meats and cheeses? It was also a bit of a challenge to navigate the rather steep stairs after running the marathon but the comfort of the bed was well worth the effort. The rest of our vacation took us to a four-star hotel in Venice and a Hyatt in Paris - both of which cost much more than Panella's and didn't come close to matching our visit with Guiseppe and Gracella (Panella's owners). We not only highly recommend this facility to Firenze travelers but look forward to returning to Panella's again in the future. Anytime you get a big hug at the end of your stay from your hosts you know you've found a perfect spot!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a wonderful stay! Everything about Panella's Residence was outstanding. This was the warmest, loveliest place we stayed during our two weeks in Italy. Giuseppe and Panella were most helpful and we would love to visit Florence and stay with them again in the future.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

great place, nice proprieter!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

very nicely decorated rooms, i had the 2 level loft. !st level is large but almost useless due to the fact that the couch, table, chairs,bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs.Half of top floor has a ceiling height of 5 feet( the 2nd bedroom, table and chairs)The block they're located on is slighly dismal, but the whole neighborhood is this way for a few blocks.There is no need to fear this,this is just how some parts of italy was built some 400 year ago.You'll enjoy Florence just the same, its wonderful,everything is in a walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes.Breakfast can be skipped

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Belgium

nous avons été très content de ce séjour à panella résidence le seul ennui il manque un ascenseur!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We stayed in many places in Italy and this has got to be the best! It is an old, restored nunnery with alot of character, large rooms and in the heart of the city. Panella herself was most welcoming. Compare the price to the quality...you will be happily surprised.

7.3 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

The street where the residence is located is noisy during the night (music / cars / motorbikes). It was indicated that we could pay with the credit card, but the owner said us that the credit cards machine had a problem ... was it because of the commission? maybe ... in fact we had to pay cash, but we didn't believe that the machine had really a problem. It was difficult to find the residence's location. Hopefully we had a GPS... It was indicated on the website that the residence has got a garage for the clients, but we had to leave our car in the street in front of the residence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Excellent location, beautiful room, luxurious bathroom, very effective air conditioner (it was summer and hot in Florence), very gracious hosts. The breakfast was Italian basic-bread and coffee, but the coffee was the best we had throughout our stay. The location was very convenient. We would definitely stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This residence is truly a residence - we had our own front door key, it was literally just 5 minutes from the Duomo area, we walked all over Florence easily, the 1st room we stayed in was mansion sized! Beautifully decorated, heated flooring, the second room also very beatiful, cosier and welcoming. Graciela Panella was most charming, friendly and very helpful. Just a perfect place to stay if in Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Panella's made our stay in Florence very enjoyable. The residence is very clean, spacious and comfortable and only a couple of blocks from the historic center of town. They recommended some wonderful restaurants and helped us with any questions we had. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone visiting Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

If there was a category above excellent, I would use it across the board. The Panella's are charming, their property is exquisite, and the location is ideal. The room was beyond even the picture! It was terribly romantic. I have no idea how many other rooms were in use that night, because they were so attentive to us! Mrs. Panella was incredibly helpful with a dinner reservation. Breakfast the next morning was enchanting! What a perfect place to stay!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We truely loved Panella's Residence and appreciated Mrs. Panella's very warm welcome and her great hospitality. The rooms were just perfect, luminous, spacy and very lovingly decorated. Everything was perfectly clean and convenient. We felt like home away from home and will be happy to come back soon. Panella's Residence will defintely be our first choice, when it comes to staying in Firenze again in the future. I would also like to take the opportunity and confirm, that we had to leave 1 day earlier than planned, because of a family emergency in Germany.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

7.7 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

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9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

Panella's Residence offers 5 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Santissima Annunziata area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as direct-dial phones.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Panella's Residence Bed and Breakfast

How to get here

Firenze Nord highway:
Follow the directions to the Centro / Stazione Centrale / Fortezza da Basso, and once there turn right at the second traffic lights into v.le Lavagnini. Continue on and keep to the right until reaching the third square - Piazza Donatello - at the end of which there are traffic lights, turn right here into via Alfieri, continue on and turn right into via della Colonna, then take the second on the left into via della Pergola.
Firenze Sud highway:
At the traffic lights at the end of the loop (after exiting) turn left and continue right along the Lungarno (with the river on your right) until you come to another traffic light at the end of Lungarno del Tempio, where you are forced to turn right into v.le Amendola. Continue on until you reach the second square - Piazza Donatello. Keeping to the left drive around this piazza until the traffic lights where you turn right into via Alfieri. Continue on and turn right into via della Colonna, then take the second on the left into via della Pergola.
Airport:
By car: follow the directions as per point 1 above " Firenze Nord highway ". There is also a special shuttle bus which goes to the Central station.
Central station:
Go down via Panzani and Via dei Cerretani until reaching Piazza S. Giovanni. Drive around the Duomo and turn into via dell'Oriuolo, then turn left at the first street into via F. Portinai, then take the first on the right - via Sant'Egidio - after which via della Pergola is the first on the left.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Panella's Residence

La Pergola Theater - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Archaeological Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sinagoga - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Verdi - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Bargello Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Panella's Residence is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Bed & Breakfast Panella's Residence

  • Limousine service