- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps 15
Description from the owner
5 HOLIDAY HOMES TO RENT IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF FLORENCE, ITALY
Visit florenceholidayhomes.com and choose between our 5 elegant apartments in central Florence that provide you with all the comforts of a home away from home at low prices available from € 69 per night!
All of our apartments have WI-FI.
We Accept PayPal.
CASA SAN GIOVANNI, sleeps 4, second floor - € 88 / night + € 19 final cleaning
CASA SAN PAOLINO, sleeps 2, second floor - € 73 / night + € 19 final cleaning
CASA SAN GIOVANNI & CASA SAN PAOLINO sleep 6, second floor - € 161 / night + € 35 final cleaning
CASA SANTA C...ATERINA, sleeps 3, ground floor - € 73 / night + € 19 final cleaning
CASA S. M. NOVELLA, sleeps 3, ground floor - € 73 / night + € 19 final cleaning
CASA SANTA RITA, sleeps 4, ground floor - € 88 / night + € 19 final cleaning
How to Book:
1. Visit florenceholidayhomes.com and choose between our 5 elegant apartments
2. Check availability on our calendars
3. If you find suitable dates, email us to confirm
4. We require a deposit of €50 payable by Bank Transfer or PayPal
5. The outstanding amount is to be paid in cash upon arrival at the apartment
N.B. Your deposit will be returned in full only if you cancel your booking 10 days before your arrival. Should you need to cancel, please be sure to do so in writing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the owner
Paolo Scheggi +39 334 346 5655 Full profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: A few hours
Calendar updated: 2 months ago
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 113 reviews
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Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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Last updated on July 15, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $24 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Final Cleaning 19 Euros
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
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65 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
My friends and I had a wonderful stay at Casa Santa Caterina. The location was perfect for exploring the city and the accommodation was tidy and was spacious enough for the three of us.
Paolo is a fantastic and professional host, he took the time to provide us with maps and recommendations on what to see in Florence, which we really appreciated.
beautiful apartment near Ponte Vecchio
We had a fantastic time in Florence and our apartment was perfect! The building itself is 800 years old and the apartment was gorgeously decorated and only 2-3 blocks from Ponte Vecchio and the entrance to the old city. Our host, Paolo, have us excellent advice on restaurants, shopping, and the apartment was complete with a variety of guidebooks and other information.
wonderful stay in Florence
We love the apartment. The location is perfect, just few minutes walking from Santa Maria Novella train station. It has everything we need, from wifi internet, washing machine, even coffee. And the owner, Paulo, is so nice to us. He gave us a really good recommendation for eating out and sightseeing.
Clean place in a strategic position to easily reach the center o
We appreciated a lot the kindness and availability of the owner who gave us a lot of practical inications to move around city beauties. We had also the possibility to leave our luggage even after check out while waiting for the train to leave. the city is plenty of great places to visit : outstanding is the duomo 'cupola', offizi museum, 'ponte vecchio' and 'palazzo vecchio' and so on . We had the chance to simply move by foot without taking any public means because the house is close to the center where most of the amenities are concentrated.
Excellent stay in Casa Santa Caterina
Casa Santa Caterina is in an excellent location, just two minutes walk from the Vecchio bridge but in a very quite little street. The flat itself is lovely, perfect for a couple. It is well equipped but it doesn't have a washing machine and smells slightly of damp but I think that's only to be expected in the bottom of such an old building. Paulo was very helpful and gave us a map and many good recommendations for attractions and places to eat. We had an excellent visit and would definitely recommend it and would stay there again in the future.
Excelente ubicación cerca Ponte Vecchio, Firenze
La recepción que nos brindó Paolo, el anfitrión, fue excelente!, muy cordial y puntual. Tanto el check-in como el check-out fueron bien flexibles, acomodados a nuestras necesidades.
Todos los trámites y consultas previas con respecto al alquiler fueron claros y sencillos, con respuesta inmediata.
La propiedad alquilada, una construcción de mas de 700 años, ubicada en una de las más antiguas y empinadas calles de Florencia, en un entorno increíblemente bello y nostálgico, con un interior totalmente reciclado a nuevo, con todas las comodidades de una estancia moderna, bien decorada y equipada.
La proximidad al Ponte Vecchio, unos doscientos metros; con supermercado, tiendas y restaurantes igualmente cercanos, hicieron que nuestra estancia fuera sumamente cómoda y práctica.
Festejamos el "capodanno a Firenze", in la casa vacanze Santa Rita, trova in Costa de' Magnoli, y la hemos pasado maravillosamente bien.
Seguramente volveremos cada vez que retornemos a Florencia.
Florence apartment, beyond expectations!
Beautiful, well maintained apartment was beyond our expectations! We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived in Florence. This was our first but definitely not our last trip to Florence and we will use the same apartment again.
Io e la mia ragazza abbiamo trascorso tre giorni fantastici in "Casa San Paolino".E' ubicata in ottima posizione,a 5 minuti da ponte vecchio e tutto il centro storico.
Gode di ogni comfort possibile: termosifoni,condizionatore,comodo divano letto, cucina attrezzatissima, bagno funzionale e pulitissimo con un grande box doccia. Il proprietario è gentile, disponibile, simpatico e molto educato.
Consigliamo a tutti di soggiornare in questa stupenda casa per poter vivere, così come abbiamo fatto noi, giorni indimenticabili.
Sehr netter Service – gern wieder
Wir können die Wohnung wirklich sehr empfehlen. Alles ist sehr sauber und neben einer kleinen Küche sind selbst Fernseher und W-Lan vorhanden. Die Lage im Zentrum von Florenz ist super praktisch, da die meisten Sehenswürdigkeiten bequem zu Fuß erreicht werden können. Auch mit dem gebotenen Service sind wir sehr zufrieden. Paolo, der Vermieter, war echt nett. Selbst, nachdem wir erst recht spät am abend angekommen sind, hat er uns noch geduldig alles erklärt und viele nützliche Tipps zu Restaurants u.ä. gegeben.
New York, NY
Amazing host, Beautiful home: Perfect location in Florence
I can't say enough great things about Paolo. He is a gracious host, friendly and super helpful with local restaurant recommendations and tourist spots to explore. The apartment is beautifully furnished and immaculately clean. The neighborhood is safe, really cute and within walking distance to everything in Florence. Also, while arriving in a taxi to the apartment my friend left her brand new iPhone in the back seat. It was our only means of GPS navigation or calling home, so we were really upset and assumed it was long gone. But when I emailed Paolo he somehow tracked down the taxi driver and returned our phone the next day! Unbelievable!! He's the best. Would recommend Paolo and his airbnb apartments to anyone, and hope to come back again to Florence one day soon!
Cozy apartment with great hospitality!
Having stayed in Paolo's apartment was the best decision made in my Italy trip! Paolo has great hospitality and very friendly. He walked us to the apartment from train station, and help carried my suitcase! Paolo also made great places to eat, we went to one of his recommended restaurant twice, and had one of our best meal in Italy. The apartment is cozy, very clean, well equipped with all essentials you need for a good stay. The location is very closed to train station, and easy to get around the city. I will defiantly recommend it to everyone!
Sarasota, FL USA
Great apartment! Great Location!
We stayed in the Santa Rita apartment for four nights and the end of September. It was great place to stay and in a great location. It is located up a steep street but this proved to be good practice for all the walking we did on our trip. The apartment is close to everything but in a very quiet area away from the crowds! The proximity to the Ponte Vecchio means easy access to the centro storico. However, the Oltrarno is also a great place to explore with many great restaurants, bars and shops close by. There is a grocery store (Conad) right down the street and a wonderful gelateria artiginale (La Strega Nocciola) right by it. A great stop for dessert on the way "home". The street the apartment is on leads up to the beautiful Giardino Bardini (free), the Forte Belvedere and the back entrance to the Giardino Boboli behind the Palazzo Pitti. The views of the city from these are spectacular. The apartment is nicely furnished and decorated and had everything we needed. Paolo was very helpful and had good suggestions for us. Plan to arrive and depart by taxi if you have a lot of luggage!! We really enjoyed our stay here.
Good pick in Florence
We arrived for a first time in Florence on a Sunday afternoon; Paolo joined us within minute and opened the flat. The unit is a spacious open space bedroom with one kitchenette and a separate bathroom. It has been freshly renovated with some good taste. It is located at a second floor (no elevator) in the historic center of the city, within walking distance of Ponte Vecchio.
Paolo did not leave without delivering a lot of information, ranging from interesting walks to be taken in Florence, to informations about monuments, parking areas, shopping and selected local restaurants.
Casa Grande, AZ
Convenient, clean and fabulous service from owner
Stefano met us at the apartment, and from the first moment, we knew that he was an ideal host. The apartment is spacious, quiet, modern and conveniently located close to the train station and bus lines. Stefano spent plenty of time with us going over all that Florence has to offer. He keeps a book at the apartment with pages of helpful information, especially emergency numbers. He recommended several areas to visit and suggested how we would travel to the sites. We are so grateful because the recommendations were excellent (I'm so glad we didn't miss them).
The apartment is very clean, cheerful, wifi is excellent, small grocery stores are nearby. There are 2 flights of stairs to climb.
If we go back to Florence, it will be as much to meet Stefano again as it will be for the art and history. This apartment was a great find!
beautiful modern apartment with a good location
What we liked:
- fantastic service and hospitality! Stefano/Paolo provided us a list of all their favourite places to go and eat/drink, these are typical tourist places but instead places that locals go to. We really enjoyed the recommendations.
- the apartment is absolutely stunning. The boys obviously have great taste! the furnishing was modern but comfortable and very practical. Our room was large with air con, kitchenette, storage space, flat screen tv, toiletries/towels in bathroom.
- location about 5-10mins walk to Florence SMN and 15-20mins to centro area for all the tourist attractions. At first we thought the area was a bit run down and dubious but we came to really like it. After dark the area comes alive with funky places to eat and drink.
What we weren't sure about:
Our bed was a sofa bed which is fine but it creaked quite a bit at night when someone turned whilst sleeping. I'm a light sleeper so it was a bit of a problem for me.
Overall - highly recommended and fantastic value for money in Firenze
San Ramon, CA
5 star treatment in Florence
Our accomodations in Florence were wonderful. The owners, Paolo and Stefano's attention to detail is unmatched. I arrived as most travelers do with wringled shirts. No problem, they had a iron and ironing board for me to use. Their restaurant suggestions were terrific. We had lunch at Contidino down the block and it was terrific. The apartment location is only a five to ten minute walk from the center of Florence, and the historical sites. I would recommend this apartment, or any of the others Paolo and Stefano manage. Great guys, and very passionate about their properties, and Florence!
Thomas and Leslie
Halifax, NS, Canada
excellent location, amenities, service
Paolo gave good directions and information and was available when we needed more. Take his recommendations on restaurants; we went to the one just around the corner.
The place used to be a convent and there are only two windows which are high up, but if you're in downtown Firenze, are you going to stay in your apartment? The thick stone walls mean that it's quiet. You get a dining room, bathroom, tiny but functional kitchen and a large bedroom/living room.
The location is about 5 minutes stroll to Ponte Vecchio , but on a side street, off a small piazza. There are restaurants and a small supermarket very close. The Pitti Palace is just down the road; don't miss the Boboli gardens. You can walk to anywhere in the Centro Storico easily and we did. There is little car traffic.
If you just want to walk around Firenze, you aren't going to do better than this.
best holiday house ever!
This holiday house has everything!
The owner Paolo and Stefano are the best!
Stefano picked us up at the florence train station and walked us to the neighborhood to introduce us the area with super nice personality and most importantly! the location is just 5 mins away from station.
you are so close to everything in florence! you won't miss a thing!
When we walked into the room, we felt like home.
Cozy, clean, sweet and has a big mirror!! (girls would know how important this is )
The restaurant they recommended is the best meal we had in italy.
you will never regret and would go back to them again! we promise!
Thank you so much Stefano and Paolo!
We will come back soon!
best 4 night stay in Italy! we love florence!
It was a great place. Stefano made us feel very welcome.
He showed us around and shared a couple of great gelato places nearby. The place is in a key location, all the museums and landmarks that we wanted to see were just a few blocks away.
Thank you very much for making us feel like home.
P.S. The place has a wonderful bathroom.
This was a fantastic apartment. Roomy for two, clean, bright and supplied with all the necessary items for a pleasant stay, including plenty of items for preparing meals. Paolo also provided a very nice packet of information about sights to visit and places to eat, which was very helpful. Great location near the train station and all the major monuments. Paolo even helped us with our taxi reservation the morning of our departure. I would definitely stay here again!!
Woodstock, ON, Canada
We loved the quaint and tastefully decorated apartment minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace in Florence. Paolo was a wonderful host, with lots of tips and information, and immediately on site when we needed him. We felt really part of the history of the ancient city in this safe former convent renovated into apartments. The ambiance of the history is preserved, with a modern, clean facelift. Part of staying in the old part of Florence is low water pressure and some dampness which is handled well with a dehumidifier. The stone walls of this first floor apartment keep the rooms cool, a welcome relief when coming in from warm days. It was a pleasure to use the kitchen to make breakfasts and lunches when desired. The internet worked marvelously with the modem right in the apartment. We had no interruptions in internet service.
There is a piazza just at the end of the street, with a cafe that serves cappuccino with table service at half the price of the cafes just across the river. Highly recommended!
We highly recommend any of Paolo's vacation homes in Florence. His attention to guests is excellent. Thanks Paolo!
Great apartment, central location
Thanks very much for your apartment. We loved the location, only a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio, and the ambience! Really appreciated the extra few minutes you spent with us on arrival to go through the details, maps of the surroundings and suggestions while visiting Florence. Thank you!
Homey retreat in the Oltrarno
We enjoyed our stay at the appartamento Santa Rita in Florence primarily because it offered a break from the busy streets, it was roomy, and allowed us to fix a meal when we chose to. It was clean and well-furnished. The service was very good; when a lamp misfunctioned, Paolo came right over to fix it. One must climb a steep slope to reach the apartment, however.
Great location and comfy flat
Paolo's apartment was comfortable, well-furnished, and in a wonderful location! The advice his brother Stefano gave us on what to see and where to eat was invaluable. We had a wonderful visit, and hope to stay again!
Our stay at casa San Giovanni was great. Stefano met us at the train station and walked us to the apartment, which is very close to the station. He even helped us with our luggage. He was very nice, he gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants and cafes. The apartment was very clean, beautiful, modern, well equipped, and comfortable; everything you see in the pictures, and the WiFi works perfectly. I'm so glad we booked this apartment for our stay in Florence, this was definitely the best accommodation we had in our entire trip. We will definitely stay with them again if we return to Florence, and would definitely recommend everyone visiting Florence to stay at casa San Giovanni.
Fantastic experience with Paolo and Florence Holiday Homes!
My husband and I stayed at Paolo's Santa Caterina apartment recently in Florence. The apartment was even better than described and Paolo was a gracious host. The location is ideal for exploring Florence and good restaurants are nearby. We will definitely rent this apartment again when we return on another visit.
Great stay and good advice!
The stay at Casa San Giovanni was great. Almost felt like we were home =)
Stefano provided good recommendation for meals and routes to take for sightseeing. The lunch and dinner places recommended by him were among the best during our 14 days Europe trip.
Would definitely recommend everyone visiting Florence to stay at Casa San Giovanni =D
One more thing, the wifi connection was also one of the fastest we had =)
Great apartment, very clean, comfortable and well equipped, with
I would definitely book this apartment again, very clean, well equipped, and comfortable in a central location for all the sights and the train station. Paolo kindly met us at the station, and showed us to the apartment also he gave us helpful information on the sights around Florence.
Semana maravillosa en casa Paolino
Estudio monísimo , confortable, bien equipado y muy limpio!Pasamos una semana inolvidable! Casa Paolino es perfecta para una pareja, dispone de todo lo necesario!(excepto lavadora)Paolo y Stefano se portaron fenomenal con nosotros!
Lovely apartment in a central location
This is a lovely, clean apartment in a good central location for exploring Florence. It was a nice break from B&B;'s and hotels on our tour through Italy. We were met at the station by Stephano who walked us to the apartment and had some good recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. The little coffee shop recommended for breakfast was so good we did none of the planned cooking we intended to do! Highly recommend staying here although be warned there are a narrow, steep stairs to the apartment and no lift which didn't worry us but may be awkward for others.
Perfect apartment in Florence
My family and I recently travelled through Europe and stayed in Florence as part of our tour. The Casa San Giovanni of Florence Holiday Homes was fantastic accommodation, and exactly what we had hoped for upon booking. The lovely warm welcome, short tour and information provided by our host was just what we needed to help settle in. The suggestions and recommendations provided by our host of cafe's, restaurants, gelaterias, and walks to take through the city were well received and indeed excellent choices/recommendations. The apartment is perfectly located, was very clean, very well presented and included all the comforts of home. I think the best accommodation we had to date, and will be hard to top. Thanks again Stefano, and Paolo.
Dave and Bev
Dicky Beach Australia
The apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures very clean and comfortable. It's close to everything but still peacefull and quiet as well. We would recommend it to everyone we had a great time in Florence
the appartment is very nice, very good the location. you can walk until the Ponte Vecchio. when Stephano went to get us to the train station he was very nice and explained tu us every thing. very recommendable!!
Wonderful stay at this chic cosy flat
Paolo and his wife were most helpful and kind with our questions and doubts. Even before the stay he would always answer my previous questions immediately.
The flat is conveniently situated in center historic Firenze and is fully equipped with anything needed apart from the fact of being tastefully decorated.
I will recommend to all my friends and relatives for sure.
Excellent place, paolo is the better
We had an excellent service, everything works really good, we love the appartment and we totally reccomend it!
Melbourne, Victoria. Australia
An apartment with great character a short walk from the heart of
This apartment though not large had all amenities, a five minute walk to Stazione Centrale and easy walking distance to Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell' Accademenia (Statue of David) and every cultural point of interest in Florence. There were lots of great restaurants of all price ranges in the immediate area. If you wanted to shop for your own food all types of shops and a small supermarket were all within five minutes. Paolo the owner was an excellent host who provided us with lots of information about Florence and a very warm welcome on arrival.
Very nice trip with beautiful surroundings
Stefano was a very kind and friendly guy, he was very important for the image of this apartment, which was clean and new. The location near he bus and train station was perfect for our trip. Also the restaurants with very cheap prices and fantastic food were also close to the apartment. Probably we´ll come back.
Couldn't be better!
My parents, my partner and I stayed in the Casa Santa Rita in mid-July 2013. It was absolutely everything we could have hoped for in a holiday apartment.
The Casa Santa Rita is very clean, welcoming and comfortable. It had everything we needed and even a few extras (extra kitchen necessities i.e. oil, salt and pepper etc)
The apartment is in an excellent location, right in the heart of Florence and has all the typical Italian charm you could hope for.
Paolo is excellent, the booking process was easy and I felt very assured in booking this apartment. When we got to the apartment Paolo was there to welcome us, pointed out all the places we had to see on a map and even recommended some of his favourite restaurants for us to visit.
Will definitely be visiting again and be recommending this apartment to anyone we know planning to visit Florence.
Thanks for everything Paolo!!
Apartment with incredible character in a fabulous location
Incredible location ... One of best in Florence. The apartment has a lot of character and Paolo is a wonderful host from beginning to end. Only drawbacks are hot water for showering (inconsistent) and cool, moist air in basement ... The latter can be considered a positive in the summer (sans a/C). In addition the usual must-sees in Florence, I recommend viewing sunsets from above Florence in Piazza di Michelangelo (20 min walk).
Great place to stay!!
Casa Santa Caterina: Paolo is a great host. He's a pro, very nice to the point and helpful. The apartment is very unique and spacious; the bed mattress screams Ikea but its decent and I slept. The location is amazing, very quiet and great neighborhood yet super close to great places to eat not to mention its down the street from Ponte Vecchio.
My tips and advice: head's up there is an outside light that shines into the apartment at night so bring eye covers!! Also, the shower water temperature is very sensitive and can turn scorching hot or icy cold in seconds, beware!!
Victoria Radzak/Conrad Ross
Amazingly easy to live like a local!
Stephano met the 6 of us at the S.M. Novella Station and walked us to the apartments in just a few minutes. His outgoing, enthusiastic and fun demeanor set the tone for our stay in Florence! Spacious, clean, cool, centrally located, easy to find, great recommendations for eateries-our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
Herndon, Virginia, USA
Perfect place to stay!!
We loved our stay in Florence, Stefano and Paolo were extremely helpful and wonderful hosts. Stefano met us at the train station to walk us the few blocks to the apartment which has everything you need. Spacious (we had 3 people), walking distance to everything you would want to see and modern, upgrades throughout. Stefano gave us suggestions on places to eat, two of which were right down the street and fabulous! Local Italian cuisine, family owned, affordable.
We highly recommend this apartment, and if you should have a problem, Stefano and Paolo were very easily accessible. Loved it!
los dos departamentos que alquilamos estuvieron fantasticos, la ubicación es excelente y la limpieza y comodidad de los mismos es realmente muy buena, super recomendable!!! Paolo y Stefano nos recibieron muy bien, nos dieron mucha información util y como dije antes el departamente tiene todo para que la estancia en Florencia sea maravillosa, muchas gracias!!!
Limpieza, comodidad, decoración, conexion wifi servicio, etc etc todo perfecto!!!
It was great experience to stay Paolo's house. He picked us up to the train station and let me know how to use the equipment in his house. He was very kind and thoughtful! I would definitely stay his house again if I visit Florence. Thank you very much!
Rio de Janeiro
Paolo and Stefano, thank you very much for hosting us in Florence. Everything was great. Your studio is very comfortable, very well located. Your suggestions were very, very helpful. You know really how to receive travellers.
Tks and we do recomend your appartment.
Marco and Monica from Rio
Best experience ever!
The studio (Casa San Paolino), which was situated near the train station, made it easy to walk pretty much anywhere. It had everything we needed: a fridge, a double bed, etc., including air conditioning! Stefano (Paolo's brother) gave us many useful tips on what to see and where to eat (the Gelateria Santa Trinita is a must!). The whole package made our stay the highlight of our whole trip. I highly recommend this place to anyone going to Florence! I think the only negative side was the absence of elevator (if you have lots of luggage), but I garantee you that it will be a great stay nonetheless!
Great stay in Florence
We stayed in this apartment for 5 nights and we had a really great time! It's clean and well-located - right near the Ponte Vecchio. Upon check-in Pablo sat down and walked us through the map ie best places to eat and visit. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back!!!
Per un soggiorno semplicemente...perfetto
Io e il mio ragazzo siamo venuti a conoscenza di Casa San Paolino tramite uno dei pacchetti WonderBox.
Firenze è una bellissima città, ma a rendere confortevole il nostro soggiorno è stato l'appartamento: grazioso, accogliente e semplice.
Se cercate confort siete nel posto giusto!
La casa inoltre è situata in buona posizione, vicinissima al centro, ottima la pulizia e la disponibilità dei proprietari, che ci hanno subito accolto.
Voto 10! Consigliamo questa casa a chiunque...rimarrete soddisfatti.
Federica e Valentino da Teramo (Abruzzo)
Jie Sun (Rita)
Paolao is so nice guy and prepare almost everything in his warm and cozy apartment.
We had a great time in Florance and definitely will come back again.
Kirill & Kate
We really enjoyed staying at this Tuscan-style apartment. Apartment is super clean, tastefully decorated and equipped with all the necessary. We loved our stay and will definitly be back. Highly recommended!
Studio in Florence
We booked Paulo's studio on Via Palazzulo for two nights in May. It was the perfect place - v central location, newly renovated, immaculately clean and had everything you need. We were met at the station by Paulo's friendly brother Stephano who then walked us to the flat and showed us everything we needed to know including recommendations for bars and restaurants! I can't recommend this place highly enough - the perfect little place to stay in Florence!
Clean and comfortable
We stayed at one of the owner's accomodation called Casa San Paolino which is 5 mins walk from the train station, 2nd floor of the apartment. The studio unit is clean and wide enough for us. The shower room is bigger than other B&B; among the similar price range. The owner was kindly picked us up at the Firenze SMN station and explained about the sight seeing spot. Just be mind to bring own soap and shampoo and better try to open the lock of the unit from outside when the owner is around upon check-in.
Auckland, New Zealand
Words can't describe
This was the third stay we have had in Florence, and every time we have used Florence Holiday Homes.
They are centrally located, well stocked with everything you could possibly need and a wonderful host (nothing is too much trouble)
The bed is comfortable, the Santa Rita is located about a five minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, there are plenty of good restaurants and a great supermarket located just down the road.
It has tasteful and beautiful decorations and you walk in and feel right at home. We will certainly be back when we return to Florence and book this home if you get the chance.
Thank you Paolo for the amazing stay once again and we will be back!
Very good experience
Everything was perfect. Very clean apartment,recently renovated and close to the center of the city. The kitchen is fully equipped. It is a good choice.
Room is very clean and spacious.
Bed is very comfortable. Near the train station but easy to walk to everything. The suggestions of restaurants and gelateria to us were superb! We had a great time!!
Great apartment in the centre of Florence
Paolo was a great host. Location is really perfect, right next to ponte veccio. Apartment is small but very cute and everything you need. Only one problem with our visit is that there was only enough hot water for half a shower, not very pleasant if there are 3 of you! Other than this everything was great thank you!
Cozy apartment right in the middle of town
I met with Paolo's brother Stefano (they both run the business together) when we arrive at the train termini in Florence. The apartment is located 5 mins walk from the termini, on the second floor. It is a very cozy apartment, clean and has everything you need. Stefano was very helpful and friendly, giving us pointers like where to get prepaid phone data plan, best gelato in town, local italian restaurants with good food etc etc.
All in all, great stay!
Florence stay at Paolo Scheggi's apartment
We didn't meet Paolo ourselves but his brother Stafeno came to meet us at the train station and took us to the apartment (about 10 minutes walk). Stafeno speaks excellent English and gave us many recommendations and was very helpful during our stay. Make sure you try the steakhouse and pizza place he recommends, you must go to the pizza place (10 minutes walk) for lunch. It's 5.50 Euro and they give you a personalized pizza plus a beer (try the Merotti Rossa, great tasting beer, not serve everywhere).
We visited Paris, Firenze, Venezia and Roma and I must say, Paolo and Stafeno, you're my number one choice.
Great job! Ciao Stafeno!
Feels like home.
Visited 5 cities while touring Europe and i gotta say Paolo's apartment was the most comfortable one! Perfect little apartment for two! It's clean, neat, well equipped and well organized. And oh, the bed is comfortable too! Just a mere 5 - 10 mins walk from SMN station, the location is excellent. As it is a historical building, the several steps up the stairs is really steep, just be prepared if you are travelling with a huge luggage (like my bf and I). Paolo is one friendly host who took his time to give us a few tips for our stay in Florence. We didn't really like his restaurant recommendations though, but we will definitely stay here again!!
Roomy, comfortable, convenient and a super friendly host.
Located right by the famed Ponte Vecchio, Casa Santa Rita provides convenient access to just about everything. The apartment itself is filled with amenities, is very roomy and comfortable, and offers just the right amount of charm for a special stay in Florence. It also helps that Paolo is a remarkable host who is more than happy to help with anything that you need, including restaurant recommendations.
Marina del Rey, CA
The location was excellent. We were able to walk everywhere. Paulo was so helpful. He took the time to explain everything including the history of the house. The market for groceries was so close and the choices so great we decided to have our first dinner enjoying our apt and then going for a walk. The area made us feel at home and like locals!!! Highly recommend! The apt. Is charming!
Perfect place in Florence
Nice place to stay in Florence and it's plus to have Paolo as a host and his helpful informations!!!
A feast for the eyes and the stomach!
My mum and I stayed at Casa San Giovanni for a long weekend in april. The location is perfect and the apartment itself is beautifully presented, with everything that you need - a veritable home away from home! Paolo is the perfect host and with the help of his excellent recommendations, we gorged on everything that wonderful Florence has to offer.
A fantastic position in the heart of Florence. We walked to all the sights from here. The historical setting is unbeatable.
Great location- very nice apartment
Paolo is an excellent host and very helpful during our stay at the apartment. Very clean, easy walk to everywhere. A+++