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Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

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Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

Hi there- My mom and I are travelling to Rome and Florence (our first time in both places), in June and I was wondering if anyone could help me choose where to stay in Florence? Which is better- Johanna I or the Johlea? any help would be most welcome! Thanks in advance..

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1. Re: Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

I have not stayed at either, so I cannot comment on the facilities or services of either place, but since they are run by the same people, presumably they are somewhat comparable.

What I do know is the two locations.

The Johanna I is in a Via Bonifaccio Lupi, which is a nice street in a quiet neighborhood just at the northern edge of the historic center, which has a mixture of late-19th century offices and apartments. I know the building it is in, which is largely - if not mostly - used for offices.

The Johlea is in the Via San Gallo, maybe 5 to 10 minutes walk closer to the center of town. At its northern end, that street is largely residential and very quiet. As you get further south, it becomes very lively, with a number of buildings belonging to the University of Florence and a terrific variety of shops and restaurants. At its southern end is the magnificent, ancient Medici palace and the Medici church of San Lorenzo.

Just on the basis of location alone, I would lean towards the Johlea.

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2. Re: Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

Better is subjective - what are you looking for? Will your Mum able to master stairs ? I don't know if there are, but if so, it would be better to enquire in advance.

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3. Re: Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

Thanks for your inputs. I guess something that is closer to the city centre is better, and upto two flights of stairs is not a problem for my mom.

Can you gusy suggest something that is central and good value for money?

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4. Re: Residenza Johanna I or Johlea: which is better and why?

Pensione Alessandra is a good central choice. Hermitage too if it fits your budget.

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