The large Santa Croce square outside this apartment in the center of Florence is a bustling hive of students, locals, shopkeepers and tourists to gather. The Santa Croce church is one of the most important destinations in Florence, and the best gelato shop in the city is located close by! This accommodation in Florence is located in a beautiful palazzo right on the pedestrian-only square, which is lined with shops, restaurants and wine bars. You are perfectly located for visiting all that the city has to offer, as well as having a comfortable vacation apartment in Florence to rest and unwind. You will love the time spent on your very own terrace sharing stories of the day and sipping a glass of Chianti.
This landmark Renaissance-style apartment building has been beautifully restored yet retains its historic character. The palazzo has thirteen apartments, many with views of the Piazza Santa Croce and the interior garden. Although there is no public parking nearby, a paid parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza Santa Croce. The price varies according to car size: 20/30 euros per day.
(107 m2/1151 ft2)
Fourth Floor (with lift): This stunning and bright penthouse apartment is located on the fourth floor of the palazzo and is reached by elevator. The living/dining room, with a working fireplace, retains the structure and the columns of the Palazzo's Renaissance loggia. The living area opens onto a large private terrace overlooking the piazza Santa Croce. The terrace is furnished with a table and chairs, perfect for dining alfresco. From this vantage point enjoy stunning views of the architectural treasures and of the surrounding hills. This apartment has views from every window. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven and washer/ dryer. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed (160 cm) that can be divided to form twin-beds. This bedroom overlooks the piazza and has an en suite bathroom with tub, sink and WC. The second bedroom has twins beds (80 cm) that can be joined to form a queen-size bed. There is a second bathroom with shower, sink and WC near the living room. The apartment has independent central heating and central air conditioning.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Housekeeping: 13 Euros per hour
* No public parking nearby. A pay car parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza S. Croce. Price varies according to car size.
* The courtyard garden is for the private use of the Contessa and is not open to apartment renters.
* Rental includes the use of the Palazzo's private gym.
Additional amenities include: city centre, iron and board, cd, elevator (in building), outside area - private, balcony/terrace, air conditioning - whole house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, american coffee maker....Read more
About the manager
4.6 / 5.0based on 2,826 reviews and 641 properties
Left on 09/30/2007 for a stay in September 2007 | Mitch
I would go back there in a minute. I never needed the staff at the place as everything is self-sufficient. Take a map and it's easy to get around if you are walking.
The view from the terrace and the location
Ronald's review of Piazza Santa Croce - Fiesole
Left on 09/30/2006 for a stay in September 2006 | Ronald
The owner provided a cooking class that was out of this world.
The view...... location...... the management.
Really nothing. It was perfect. Eating cheese, bread, olive oil and drinking wine on the balcony was incredible.
Florence - the food, perfectly located.
Kurt's review of Piazza Santa Croce - Fiesole
Left on 05/31/2006 for a stay in May 2006 | Kurt
I would definitely rent this particular property. It was well appointed, well located, and the views were awesome. Aside from the noise and the mosquites, a phenomenal apartment and a phenomenal Italy experience!
The spacious floor plan, roof top terrace and location with in the city of Florence
Santa Croce becomes "Party Central" starting at about 1:00pm and continues until sun up. Bongo drums, soccer games, partying and screaming. We couldn't figure out how to turn on the AC until the last 3 days. Once we did that, the problem was solved. Also, lots of mosquites. Again, closing the windows and turning on the AC solved the problem. Be sure to ask how to operate the AC and where the units are located.
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