CLOSE TO THE CATHEDRAL, APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE WITH A PRIVATE NICE COURTYARD FURNISHED WITH PLANTS, TABLE AND CHAIRS TO RELAX AND EAT OPEN AIR
Our lovely and comfortable apartment is situated in the heart of Florence. This is a fantastic location, just a few hundred meters from the Cathedral, the Accademia Gallery, the Medician Chapels, the S. Marco Museum, S. Maria Novella Church.
Most of the city's amenities and attractions are within easy walking distance. The famous San Lorenzo Market, with its typical Florentine atmosphere and the “Fortezza da Basso" centre of exposure are very close (5 minutes on foot). You can reach every place of interest on foot.
The apartment is located in a beautiful typical quiet street (no traffic noise) at the ground floor of a XVIII° sec. building.
It is made up of: a small living-room with a double sofa bed (comfortable double mattress), a well equipped kitchen (kettle is provided), a double bedroom, a bath with shower/bath and a store-room. The bedroom, the living-room and the kitchen open to a private nice flowered courtyard (40 sq m). The whole apartment faces the inner private courtyard (not the street). So during the night there is no traffic noise even if the street is not busy. The apartment is tastefully furnished and it has been recently fully restored.
A SECOND BEDROOM is available on request paying an EXTRA CHARGE of 10 € per day on arrival. In this bedroom there is a single comfortable bed (80x190 cm), a wardrobe and a small desk. This room open to the private courtyard as well as the other bedroom, kitchen and living-room.
In the bedroom with the single bed, there is also a mezzanine with a double mattress bed above the wooden floor. There is a ladder to climb over so this last solution of the mezzanine is suitable for young persons.
PRIVATE GAS HEATING SYSTEM FOR WINTER TIME (gas heating cost will be charged according to consumption).
FREE INTERNET WI-FI in the apartment for our guest.
Being on the ground floor it is easy and comfortable to carry your luggage in. The location of the apartment allows our guests to come back home and having a break during the day, and sightseeing later... without taking any bus or taxi.
Arriving by train our guests can reach our apartment from the S.M. Novella railway station easily on foot (15 minutes) without taking any cab or bus, if they wish.
From SM Novella railway station our guests can get buses or train to easily reach (and without driving) all the most important towns of art in Tuscany (Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo).
Our apartment is ideally located, close to everything but in a very convenient and safe area away from the crowds! Restaurants, bank, pharmacy, bike rentals, every kind of shops are just close to our apartment. Next to our apartment there is a well-stocked supermarket (Carrefour express) and also a lovely local bakery/delicatessen we kindly suggest you to try.
A bike and scooter rental's is 50 meters far from the apartment
THE NATURAL AIR-CONDITIONING IN OLD TOWN:
Only who lived in an historical centre can know: thanks to the old building technique, walls are massive and thick; this makes indoor temperature spontaneously fresh, even in the hottest summer days. Anyway during the day or in the night the electrical fans can move the air to refresh it even furtherly. The result is that the apartment is naturally fresh and you feel comfortable anytime just using the fans in the rooms . You don't need air-conditioning that moreover is not healthy.
arrivals after 7:30 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday arrivals are possible paying an extra cost of 20 Euros to be paid on arrival.
Final cleaning will be charged 30 € to be paid on arrival.
We provide bed and bath linen. Extra change is 10 € per person.
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion
30% advance payment to confirm the booking.
Daily price 100 Euros
Minimum stay 4 nights
Price includes all charges except heating cost and final cleaning.
Bed an bath linen is provided. Extra change is 10 € per person.
Changeover day: flexible
Check in from 2:30 pm until 7.30 pm.
Check out by 10.30 am on departing day
Different time can be arranged in advance with the owner....Read more
Apartment in Florence Historical Centre Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Most of the city’s amenities and attractions are within easy walking distance. The apartment is located in a beautiful typical quiet street at the ground floor of a XVIII° sec. building. The famous San Lorenzo Market, with his typical Florentine atmosphere is very close (5 minutes on foot). Although situated in the heart of Florence there is no traffic noise in the apartment.
S.M. Novella railwaystation is only 15 minutes walk.
Supermarket and baker's at 50 m
Bike and scooter rental at 20 m
All kind of shops and restaurant at walking distance
More About This Location
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 28, 2015
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Left on 02/06/2014 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 6, 2014Stayed Aug 2013
Fabulous Florence apartment!
We had a fantastic stay in Rosy's lovely apartment. We couldn't have chosen better.
The plant-filled courtyard was really a bonus! It is a cosy haven in the heart of Florence with everything you need to feel like a local. The quiet street (bedroom facing the couryard) afforded the luxury of a good night rest which is not always the case in Italy!
Everything about the apartment was perfect. It was very clean, well decorated with well-equipped kitchen, peaceful and quiet. The pictures don't do justice to how spacious the apartment is.
The location, just ten minutes walk from the Duomo and from the station is ideal. All tourist attractions you may want to visit are within short walks. Conveniently located close to the markets and restaurants. The neighborhood feels very safe and the apartment feels like we were instantly at home. Being on the ground floor is so good when you have luggage!
We really enjoyed our holiday and would definitely recommend this apartment.
Left on 01/20/2014 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 20, 2014Stayed Aug 2013
We spent a wonderful week in Rosy's apartment which is
perfectly located, clean, nicely furnished and decorated and had
everything we needed.
Great location in a quiet street, near the train
station and bus lines (about 10-15 minutes walk) and all the major
monuments. We felt very comfortable walking at all times of day and
night to and from the apartment. The sofa bed in the living-room has a
comfortable matress and we appreciated it very much
The neighborhood is
safe, really cute and within walking distance to everything in
There are restaurants and a small supermarket very close.
The apartment is close to everything but in a very quiet area away from
the crowds! We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived in
The nice courtyard was a great bonus for beginning and
ending each day. We stayed in the apartment in august but the apartment
was fresh and we felt comfortable anytime just using the fans in the
rooms. The walls of the apartment are massive and thick and this makes
indoor temperature spontaneously fresh.
Rosy was very kind and provided
detailed instructions as well as a helpful booklet about the apartment.
Thanks for a great memory of our time in Florence!
Left on 11/02/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 2, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
I've stayed last week in Florence in this beautiful apartment with my girl and was amazing. I would had more days if wasn't so busy at this time of the year.
the location is perfect just in centre ... the court is perfect for when I wake up in the morning to have my coffee and all other stuff clean , perfect conditions and the host (owner) Rossella - Rossy was fantastic with all the indications we need and all the advices for newbies being in Florence.
Thank you so much and if I love something apart of my girl now is this apartment and Florence city!
totally recommended guys...
Left on 10/14/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 14, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We found this lovely apartment in central Florence perfect for walking to virtually any location (5 min from the central market, 10 min from the train station etc). The apartment itself had all the expected amenities but our favourite was the wonderful little courtyard which was perfect after many hours of walking. Also enjoyed living with Italian families and getting immersed in "real life" -our favourite being the lovely piano music from the lady above us. The quiet street (bedroom facing the couryard) afforded the luxury of a good night rest which is not always the case in Italy!
Left on 07/28/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 28, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
The apartment is very well placed for exploring Florence. We enjoyed picking lovely fresh food from the nearby market and also found some lovely trattorias nearby. Folder of information there was very useful. Comfortable stay, the apartment had everything we needed.
Left on 07/17/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 17, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Thank you so much for the use of your apartment, and to Denish for so warmly welcoming us. We so enjoyed the experience of living in what to us was a truly Italian environment. The playing of the pianist, the rattle of pans and the children playing were a part of life that you couldn't buy in any hotel. The location, just five minutes walk from the Duomi and ten from the station is ideal. the neighbourhood feels very safe. The apartment feels like we were instantly at home. It gave us four days of escapism. Our surprise was the discovery of the central market, so close and so fascinating. Thank you so much. À bientôt.
Left on 07/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Steph and ValReviewed Jul 15, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We were looking for a place that would give us a break from the typical hotel experience. This lovely apartment provided us plenty of space, a place to cook and relax. Sometimes you need to take a break from the hectic pace of vacation and this place provided exactly what we needed.
Conveniently located close to the markets, restaurants and the tourist areas. For the price and location it was a better experience than a hotel!
"Our stay in Florence was thoroughly enjoyable and eye opening."
Left on 06/14/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2013Stayed May 2013
The unit was presented beautifully. We met Rosy at the apartment where we enjoyed a very warm and friendly welcome. There was plenty of information and suggestions for our made available. The apartment was very clean and fresh with amenities in first class condition. The proximity of the apartment to the central city area is one of the greatest assets of the apartment. Easy walking distance. We highly recommend this outstanding apartment.
"It was a very Italian experience in a lovely part of Florence."
Left on 05/27/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 27, 2013Stayed May 2013
The apartment was very central to everything in Florence. Rosetta the owner has made a very comfortable place to stay with everything you could need. The apartment was very clean. The courtyard was very beautiful with lots of lovely pots to look at. If travelling by train it is a very easy walk from the station. There is a supermarket at the end of the road which stocks most things you would need.
Being on the ground floor is so good when you have luggage.
Thank you Rosetta for a great week and being so easy to communicate with.
Rosalind & Paul
"The apartment made our visit to Florence that extra bit special"
Left on 04/02/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Pat and ColinReviewed Apr 2, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
From first googling for an apartment in Florence, through the booking experience and then our arrival, everything was quick, easy and straightforward. Rosy and her daughter were at the apartment on our arrival, and we were given all the information we needed, and made to feel very welcome. The apartment is well-equipped, very comfortable, warm even in a cool March, and attractively decorated. There was plenty of storage and space. It was peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed the various ways we could choose to walk inot the centre of town, depending on our mood! We liked everything about the apartment and location, and hope to be back.
"A great wee bolt hole in the heart of the old town."
Left on 07/12/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | The BryantsReviewed Jul 12, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We had a most enjoyable stay in the apartment. It was close enough to the main attractions,station,markets etc so we could return for a mid day break and/or siesta. We had everything we needed and the neighbours were very friendly.
A guest book provided very useful information and Rosella herself gave us a warm and helpful welcome.
The cafe(Raniere) on the corner has delicious pastries and makes your coffee just as you like it! The pastry shop and deli on the left was also excellent(sweet and savoury)
The courtyard was one of the reasons we chose this apartment and we were not disappointed. Overall the accommodation was of very good quality with many extras provided for comfort.
Left on 07/12/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 12, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
The apartment is spacious and charmingly decorated - the plant-filled courtyard a real bonus. We could walk to all of the sights and there are great restaurants very close to the apartment, including our favourite, Antica Trattoria "da Tito" and Garga.The lovely bakery down the road and small supermarket are useful. Really we couldn't have asked for a better base for discovering Florence. Giulia was charming and welcoming.
One minus - the TV needs upgrading - it only seems to receive crackly Eastern European channels.
"A beautiful oasis right in the heart of Florence"
Left on 06/27/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 27, 2012Stayed Oct 2011
On our arrival at the apartment,which is only a short stroll from the station, we were greeted by Rossella who fully explained the workings of everything and she also pointed out good restaurants,shops etc. The apartment was fully equipped and handy to all the wonderful sights of this fabulous city.We walked everywhere as it is so central and is was always great to get back so we could enjoy a well earned beer in the outdoor garden area.There is a convenience store only 75 metres away which was very handy.It was our first trip to Florence made all the more enjoyable by this beautiful apartment so close to everything.We would certainly stay there again when we return to Florence.
Left on 11/17/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | ItalophilesReviewed Nov 17, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Everything about the apartment was perfect. It was clean, well decorated with well-equipped kitchen and there was even an extensive library of books about Italian art. Very comprehensive notes about the apartment and things to do in Florence.
Left on 11/15/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 15, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Rosy was friendly and helpful in the initial stages of our enquiry right down to our arrival and her reception was excellent. She gave us advice on how we might enjoy our stay.
We found the apartment to be even better than displayed on the website. It had excellent facilities and the outdoor area was a real bonus.
The location was perfect, a short walk to all the iconic museums,cathedrals and monuments. A supermarket close by plus restaurants and cafes. The area was quiet and away from noise but close enough to the trains that we were able to arrive and leave on foot.
Visiting towns like Siena and Lucca was simple by bus which was also near the station.
The apartment was so central we used no public transport to get around Florence. Walking was the perfect option and was easy to do.
The apartment was perfect, our stay in Florence was perfect,
thank you Rosy.
Left on 09/26/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 26, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Thank you so much for a wonderful time spent in Florence.
We had a lovely stay in this apartment,it was really gorgeous-and we loved sitting out in the courtyard,it was lovely!
We usually shopped at the Lorenzo Market and sat outside in the courtyard and had a fantastic dinner.
The apartment was so nice and located in a quiet street,so away from all the noise but just a few minutes walking distance away from everything important in Florence as well as the train and bus station for trips around Tuscany.
One further advantage is that it was a ground floor apartment.It was very clean and had every amenity we needed.It was located in a typical Florentine apartment block so we were actually living alongside the locals.
We were very close to a supermarket and cafes and within walking distance of every attraction in Florence.
We would highly recommend this apartment and we will certainly return.
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