La Fiesolana in the heart of Florence
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||40 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, City, Downtown, Town|
Description from the owner
Welcome to La Fiesolana, a beautifully furnished vacation apartment in the center of Florence; we have furnished this apartment with care and attention to detail which we hope will make your stay in Florence unforgettable.
"La Fiesolana" is a delightful studio of 40 square meters, located in a historic building, namely a former convent, whose origins date back to the fifteenth century documented. The property is important with exposed beams and a wonderful floor typical Florentine cotto of Impruneta. Equipped with all the comforts, offers customers an unforgettable stay immersed in the history of the Renaissance city.
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La Fiesolana in the heart of Florence
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The studio is located in the lively neighborhood of Sant'Ambrogio where you can relive the Florence described in the novels of Vasco Pratolini, with its hustle and bustle, sounds and flavors of traditional food and wine, the arts and crafts the most original. This part of town still retains the characteristics of the Tuscan tradition, which can be found in some local eateries, including tripe, in various food products and crafts market and nearby shops. Located within the ancient walls you will be immersed in the local culture, and with the nearby bustling market and its square crowded with people, ideal for sipping wine or a tasty appetizer in the most famous Florentine nightlife. Walking just two minutes you will be in front of famous landmarks like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, with the charming garden of Boboli and more yet. Alternatively, also the nearby urban bus lines 06 or C2 will take you to Piazza Santa Maria Novella station in about 15 minutes, and just a few meters away, located on the avenues, line 13, is reached the picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo where you can admire one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.
Sant'Ambrogio is definitely one of the most liveable neighborhoods in the city. From this district it's only a ten-minute walk to all the major monuments, squares and museums of the city. And yet, due to its location just outside of the most heavily-touristed areas - it hasn't been overrun by mass tourism.
Along the streets of Sant'Ambrogio it's still possible to meet many 'real Florentines' - walking, shopping or simply chatting on the stairs of a church, on a park bench, in a market, or amidst the narrow streets. Almost all of the area's streets are closed to traffic and this makes the district even more attractive for both tourists and residents. One of the most representative monuments of the district is the beautiful synagogue located in Via Farini, built in 1882 by Florence's Jewish community. Also interesting is the simple and harmonious Sant'Ambrogio Church, located in the most lively square and representing the heart of the district.
Florence Sinagogue Sant'Ambrogio is especially well-known among Florentines for its indoor and outdoor daily markets. Every morning in Piazza Ghiberti the 'Sant'Ambrogio' market is held, a great alternative to local supermarkets (both in terms of quality and prices), where you can find typical cheeses and meats, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as articles of clothing, whilst immersed in the very characteristic atmosphere of an authentic Italian market.
In Piazza dei Ciompi (100 meters from Piazza Ghiberti) the flea market is held (open daily except Sunday and Monday in winter) where it's possible to find all kinds of unusual antiques and collectibles at budget prices. And in this same square, on the last Sunday of every month, there's a high-quality (with prices to match!) 'Antique Market' that is very interesting to visit, even if only to browse.
The entire district is characterized by a long antiques tradition and, walking through the streets of Sant'Ambrogio, you'll be surprised by the quantity of beautiful antiquarian shops located on every corner.
NIGHTLIFE - Sant'Ambrogio is famous among Florentines for the quality of its restaurants (Cibreo, De Macci, Giova), pizzerias (Le Campane, Il Pizzaiuolo), and for the presence of very cool and trendy bars like Caffé Sant'Ambrogio (a great place to meet friends for coffee or a cocktail or linger while studying), YAG (a hip local gay bar) and Bar Le Murate (Set in the open space of a former women's prison. Absolutely to visit. Open only in spring and summer).
A special mention must also be made for the local cafés: Café Cibreo and Café Piansa have been ranked amongst the Top Ten Italian Cafés thanks to their excellent coffee.
Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
And something about Florence..
Florence is an Italian city within the Tuscany region. Not only is this city the capital of the region, but it can also be named the Renaissance capital of entire Italy. This is perhaps the Italian city with the riches cultural heritage, if you cherish the fine arts than you will love this city because it is the major art center of Italy as well. Florence is also a city with an extraordinary history. This city has been a tourist center, economic center and cultural center for centuries. Today, there are thousands of people from all over the world who visit this magnificent place. The intriguing Renaissance buildings of the city, the breathtaking monuments and all of the other beautiful attractions of the city are worth exploring. So are the local vineyards and olive groves along the shores of the Arno river. The places of interest within and around Florence are countless, not only is this city the most important one in the beautiful Tuscany, but it is also one of the major tourist destinations in all of Italy.
The history of Florence is a very exciting and vivid one. It is an interesting fact that the tourism industry in the city dates back to the 1700s. During that time your aristocrats traveled through the major European cities in order to receive their education. This has been the beginning of the Florentine tourism industry. Through there have been some downs with the tourism in the city, today the industry is flourishing, and there are thousands of visitors throughout the entire year. The number of visitors a year is several millions, this is no surprise since the vivid history and cultural heritage of the city are major attractions. Florence is a destination which is visited throughout the entire year, even during the winter, when skiing at the local mountains is a popular activity. The peak season of tourism is in mid-summer. If you are not a fan of large crowds, then you should perhaps visit the city during the spring.
No matter when you choose to visit the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence, you will be surrounded by numerous attractions. Strolling at the downtown area of the city will reveal plenty of interesting sites such as historic buildings, religious monuments and many art exhibits. Start exploring the magnificent city with the scenic Piazza della Signoria, this is the main part of the city's historic center and there is an intriguing open art exhibit you can visit. The Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus are famous monuments which you can also visit while strolling through the piazza. Your next stop should definitely be the Duomo cathedral, perhaps the most popular attraction in all of Florence. This is the fourth largest cathedral in the world; it is a building so remarkable that it was constructed for almost two centuries. There are numerous other churches, cathedrals and other Renaissance buildings all over Florence, the city will amaze you with how many cultural and historical monuments it holds. Aside from them, you will also be amazed by the remarkable museums and art galleries around. Even the original statue of David by Michelangelo can be seen on Florence. The city is definitely the art center of Italy, therefore some of the most remarkable museums and galleries can be found there.
Of course, you should spare some time to taste the exquisite Tuscan cuisine at one of the many fine restaurants in Florence. And there should definitely be some time left for shopping, since this city will offer you the most exciting shopping experience in Europe.
Location Type City, Downtown, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$87 - $114||$114 - $201||$603 - $790||$1,340 - $3,350||1 night|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
Summer in Florence
|Sep. 15 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
Autumn in Florence
|Dec. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014
Winter in Florence
|All Other Dates||$114||$114||$790||$3,350||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $34 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Honeymoon in Italy
The apartment had a great location with a short walk to the Duomo, museums, and a happening bar all close enough to enjoy. Daniela was there waiting for us when we arrived, showed us everything in the apartment, and left a bottle of wine for us. The wifi worked great and Daniela even offered us a moble hotspot to use as we explored the city. The apartment is on the ground floor and the street does get a little loud once in a while, but a pair of ear plugs would have fixed this. Other than that, the apartmetn was great and I would certainly stay there again.
All I expected from reading previous reviews - I wasn't dissappo
The apartment was very clean and had lovely character.It had everything you would need, plenty of utensils (if required. The beds were extremely comfortable. Daniela was excellent and made it all very easy. The apartment was very convenient to all the attractions and Daniela's excellent directions left no difficulty in finding the apartment. If you are a light sleeper and because the apartment is right onto a street(not extremely busy or noisy)it may be a difficulty. I would have no problem in recommending this property should you wish to visit Florence.
Porto Alegre - Brasil
A minha estadia em Firenze oi maravilhosa
Fiquei muito satisfeita com a estadia, o apartamento é ótimo, limpo, bonito, organizado, a localização é excelente e a proprietária foi extremamente atenciosa. Recomendo e quando voltar a Firenze tentarei ficar no mesmo lugar.
Response from Daniela Filippi - 06/06/2013
Great hospitality and centrally located
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this spacious residence that is only a short walk from Florence's spectacular cathedral and other sights in the city.
The hosts left us a bottle of wine and coffee for the espresso machine, which they taught us how to use. We were comfortable and I would definitely stay here again if I were to visit Florence another time.
Response from Daniela Filippi - 05/30/2013
Thank you Deborah!
Here the weather is still terrible, but it's all ok
Hope to hear still from you
Charming, comfortable and spacious
My husband and I recently stayed here with our 7 month old baby. We misread our itinerary and turned up a day early so our experience was not typical of staying here. As the apartment was free Daniela met us that day and we stayed an extra night. She was very accommodating and cleaned the apartment while we went out for a bite to eat as it had only recently been vacated.
We found the apartment spacious, comfortable and warm. Despite being a sofa bed the bed was very comfortable!. The heating was excellent. The kitchen was stocked with basics and there was a supermarket and great shopping area about 100m away.
Daniela provided a cot and linen for the baby and we loved having so much space for him and all of his stuff.
Unfortunately I was sick and spent a few days inside but I didn't feel like I was missing out as the apartment was so beautiful it was a pleasure to stay in and enjoy it.
What a gorgeous studio -- so elegant , so refined. Exquisite antique furniture-- so rare in a rented apartment. Everything of such high quality from the amazingly comfortable sofa bed that must have cost a fortune to the terrific orange juicer - really powerful. The charm and style of the owner, who has invested so much time and effort in having the studio not only perfect but so comfortable is wonderful and she was so efficient in handling our booking and with any questions we had. Such a pleasure to meet her.
The kitchen area in fact is much bigger that what I imagined from the photos. In fact the whole studio is bigger than what I imagined from photos. Everything worked. And on the ground floor if climbing stairs is an issue and very very secure. And spotlessly clean. We just loved staying here so near all the sights. Walked everywhere. And a big supermarket Conad nearby. And good restaurants.