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Villa Malavolta

Via del Podesta 69, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #232 of 563 Florence B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Selected as a quiet refuge to return to after busy days exploring Florence's many attractions. This B&B was located close to a main bus route, but away from the downtown. The private garden is splendid.

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed 3 nights nights in the lovely old property which dates back to 1478. Donatella the host was extremely helpful in providing advice with bus routes and places to visit. Breakfast was taken at a large table where we enjoyed conversation with other guests.

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having stayed in historic Florence twice before and traveling this time in a car caused us to search for something outside the city. That internet search led us to the historic Villa Malavolta, and the effusive reviews by those who have been here before us (BTW, all spot-on) prompted the reservation. As mentioned in the reviews, it was a bit... More 

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newtown square
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The B&B is conveniently located just outside of Florence with easy access by bus. Donatella & husband were excellent hosts, who have an amazing home from about the 15th century. The rooms nicely decorated and comfortable; the breakfast excellent. Will definitely stay here again.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

WE STAYED 2 NIGHTS, Donatella & husband were perfect hosts and very helpful with local info. The property is 15th century, our rooms were very comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful. bus to downtown was convenient. would definitely stay here again

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Bangor ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at the Villa Malavolta for 4 nights and enjoyed our spacious room and the airiness of the property. If we return to Florence we will stay here again if possible. The Villa Malavolta is on the south edge of Florence. We found that it was easily accessible by bus. One caveat--bus tickets can be bought at the local... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

On arrival we were greeted like long-lost friends...Donatella is such a gracious host. We were immediately comfortable and loved the Villa and the area. Bedroom and bathroom are well-equipped, every need has been anticipated. Tea and coffee-making facilities are above average with lovely china and silverware, and all rooms are so clean they shine. Access to Florence is easy, with... More 

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Murwillumbah NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Do yourself a favor and discover the REAL Florence and stay at Villa Malavolta. The experience is made all the more special by Donatella - a wonderful and gracious host. The villa is divine as are the gardens. To stay in a real Florentine street (well actually the villa is situated on the ancient road from Florence to Rome) and... More 

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Jewett City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Donatella's villa is a gem of Florence. The gardens and the villa are beautifully maintained and the hosts are without par. My daughter was married in the garden's grotto on October 11th, 2012. Donatella even supplied the wedding flowers. From the moment you enter the villa you will feel welcome. Bus service is a short walk away. Breakfast was delicious... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were so fortunate to find Donatella's beautiful villa on our first visit to Florence. Our hosts really gave you the feeling that you were a special guest in their home. For art lovers, you can't get any better than having an accomplished artist like Donatella to give you tips on what to visit in Florence. We had booked 3... More 

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