Charming and quiet bed & breakfast Casa Rovai Guest House Firenze in the heart of the city with six spacious rooms in a large, quiet apartment located on the first floor of an historical palace (no elevator).
The property is just a few steps away from important sites like the Duomo, the church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi Museum and the Accademia Gallery, as well as boutiques, restaurants, cafés and markets. Casa Rovai is a family run B&B in a Florentine palazzo that has been in the family since the beginning of the 1900′s.
Completely restructured in 2005, the apartment offers single, double and triple rooms (each with private bathroom), a large breakfast room, and a relaxing lounge.
Casa Rovai bedrooms are tastefully decorated with original 19th and 20th century furniture, and each room is equipped with private bathroom (inside the room or just outside), air conditioning, TV-SAT, free wireless connection and a safety box.
Breakfast and free Internet (available via wifi and on the communal computers) are included in the price.
We also provide reservation services for museums, restaurants, tours and more! Quality service of a hotel with the charm of a small B&B!
More services for family and groups:
Are you travelling with your family and looking for a special place to stay that provides you with creative activities, guided tours and other fun visits for you and your children?
Casa Rovai guest house staff is courteous and available for full assistance and suggestions to create a pleasant and entertaining stay for you and your family.
If you are planning to come with friends, we will be more than happy to accomodate all of you in the entire house!
Quick tour on neighbourn:
Our bed & breakfast is in the historic center of Florence, thus all of the main museums, libraries and shops are at walking distance.
One of the newest libraries in the city, the Biblioteca delle Oblate, not only has a breathtaking view from its roof-top terrace, but is frequently busy with events and activities for crowds of all ages. Best of all, it’s located within less than five minutes from Casa Rovai, and has free admission!
Chiari bookshop is right next to our b&b. Your children will really enjoy taking part in their reading workshops and arts and crafts activities related to story-telling!
Libri Liberi Bookshop: this nice bookshop very close to the San Lorenzo area has a small theatre room where they offer shows, workshops, and markets for children.
Museums in Florence:
Florence State Museum offers at the Uffizi and other state galleries informational materials, guided visits and workshops in Italian tailored to teachers and students at all school levels, as well as to families with children and groups of adults in education programs.
Museo dei Ragazzi in Palazzo Vecchio, guided visit, workshops, simulations led by young people and actors, through Palazzo Vecchio and other palaces and museums. Discover an entertaining way to know how life was in Florence during the Renaissance! Bottega dei Ragazzi with its 500 square meters in the Museo degli Innocenti in SS. Annunziata Square, children (age 3 to 11) are welcome to take part in more than 70 creative workshops relating to Renaissance art, the history of Florence as well as children’s rights. Staff speak English, French and Spanish.
While your children will enjoy the workshop with the Bottega dei Ragazzi, you will be able to admire Florence sites on your own. Museo Horne offers guided tours and worskhops for family groups. After learning about the works collected in the museum, chidren take part in a manual or creative activity and adults can attend a very interesting lesson on Florence art history. We strongly recommend these workshops. Admission is free.
Museo Marino Marini (only on weekends) offers activities on contemporary art for mixed groups of adults and children. Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi offers special weekend workshops on the current exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi. For children aged 3 to 12 and for families. The workshop is free and held in Italian and English.
Museum of the History of Science will lead you in a special guige tour through the rooms of Palazzo Castellani by characters dressed in 17th century costumes. No reservation is required for the visit. It also offer four different laboratories on occasion of 2009, the International Year of Astronomy. Children will have fun learning how to make meteorological and astronomical measurements and how to use the astrolabe! Planetario, would let children and families take part in educational activities.
All of the above activities can be reserved in advance from our staff with no extra charge. Feel free to ask!