COZY FLAT WITH COURTYARD, A/C, TV SAT, WIFI INTERNET. HEART OF FLORENCE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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COZY FLAT WITH COURTYARD, A/C, TV SAT, WIFI INTERNET. HEART OF FLORENCE

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, completely restored, quiet and bright. Ideal for couple

Lovely apartment ideal for couple - or single travellers - near San Marco and San Lorenzo. Very quiet and bright. Recently restorated and tastefully decorated. It overlooks a sunny courtyard, a very relaxing place to have breakfast or tea.

The flat is on the ground floor (no stairs), and consists of: living room with dining corner (table for 4 people) and comfortable sofa bed for two persons (bed: 200 cm x 80 cm), kitchen corner with fridge/freezer, gas stove with 4 burners, microwave, bedroom with double bed (150 x 200 cm), 2 wardrobes, desk and chairs, spacious bathroom with separated WC and bidet, shower in a stall.

Wi-fi Internet, TV sat, air cond. Up to 4 people. A full selection of English movies (together with a DVD player) and several Lonely Planet travel guides are available in the flat.

The spacious, sunny courtyard is shared with the owners. To access the apartment and its courtyard, the owner's house must be crossed.

In the very street where the flat is located - anciently called via Mozza - Michelangelo had his own studio. Here he worked and lived, and after his death here were found the 4 Prigioni (today at the Academia together with the David) and the Victory (today in Palazzo Vecchio). This part of town is known as the 'Medici quarter'.

From here the glorious Florentine family started its adventure for the conquest of power. Here they built their own Palace, Palazzo Medici, away from the old aristocracy’s dwellings. Here Cosimo il Vecchio erected the San Marco monastery (today museum) where he kept a cell for himself, painted by Beato Angelico, which can still be visited today. And here the Medici didn’t limit their ambitions to a family chapel, like everybody else: they had to have their own parish church, the basilica of San Lorenzo, one of the largest churches in the city, designed by Brunelleschi, embellished by Donatello, and also the burial place of seven generations of princes and princess (the Medici Chapels).

It was in San Lorenzo that Michelangelo engaged for decades in his last monumental effort before abandoning Florence for Rome, in 1534. The artist was commissioned to construct the facade of San Lorenzo, which he couldn’t manage to accomplish. Then he was asked to build the Laurenziana Library near the church, and a sepulchral chapel, situated to the extreme right of San Lorenzo, the New Sacresty, where Lorenzo il Magnifico is buried together with his brother Giuliano, his son Giuliano, and his nephew Lorenzo. In the Sacresty today we can admire Michelangelo's spectacular statues of Night, Day, Dawn and Dusk, and the austere, melancholic ‘Madonna with the child’, where baby Jesus hides his face into his mother’s breast…

All this can be reached within 5 minute walk from the Michelangelo’ studio apartment: a secret retreat to live the art experience and allure of a city unrivaled for its art, beauty and culture.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered

Dani

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We bought this house because we thought it was the perfect place to be: in the heart of Florence, but away from the main crowds.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
average rating of 4.851852 based on 30 reviews
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Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
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Excellent value for money!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Daniela and family were really nice and helpful. We found the apartment excellent value for money and hence the 5 stars. This place was great for our needs. There was ample room for just the 2 of us. The main tourist spots are just a few minutes walk away, and there are some nice restaurants close by, so we never wandered back into the centre in the evening for a meal. The local veggie is cheap and cheerful, and Garga was excellent. There is also a bakery and small supermarket nearby. Also try the gelato at Leonardo's. There is a hair dryer in the apartment which I don't think was mentioned in the listing.
business
Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The property was more than I could have imagined. Spacious, clean, everything one needs provided, and wonderful location. Perfectly situated: quiet and close to everything. Amazing restaurant on the corner and lovely café for morning cappuccino and brioche. Warm courteous hosts. Great courtyard to relax and bask in the sun. Does not get better than this. Highly recommend. I will stay here any time I am in Florence.
Owner's Response: Thanks Roslyn, come back soon...
business
Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

An art lover's haven!

An art lover's haven!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The studio was the most memorable and impressive of the four apartments we stayed in on our three week trip to Italy. Our four nights were fabulous. Daniela's knowledge of and passion for Florence meant we experienced a side of Florence not always seen by tourists and this made our holiday special. The studio was just as described, though I was even more impressed than the photos suggested. I loved the design, which meant the bathroom 'noises' were non existent, and the skylight above the bed allowed the natural lightning shows to delight at night!
I have recommended the apartment to my single woman friend who I know would love the security of the studio while being able to enjoy Daniela's young family if she felt alone.
What a wonderful place to stay and feel such a part of magical Florence! Thank you so much Daniela.
Ps the pastry shop four doors down is exceptional!
Owner's Response: Dear Anne,
I was born in Florence, but I guess I 'saw' it for the first time only when I came back from my 12 year travelling around the world... and I realized what privilege I had to be a citizen of this small pearl. I feel my duty to suggest to my guests WHAT is there for them to be seen, to be experienced (but of course only for those who ask me to)... So thanks for listening and sharing. I know you brought home with you a lot more than a picture with the David... And yes, Lucilla is making DELIIIIIIICIOUS pastries.....
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I stayed at the Courtyard in June of 2012 while visiting my daughter who was studying in Florence. The apartment was wonderful. It had everything I needed, was in a great location, and Daniela was always happy to help with anything I needed. I especially enjoyed the patio on the warm Florence evenings. My daughter and I also enjoyed talking with Daniela and her family, giving us a unique perspective of Florence and Italian culture. I would definitely stay at the Courtyard if I am lucky enough to visit Florence again.
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to post this... as they say, better late than never! The patio is blooming with plants, it's a real cozy, quiet, genuine place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Florence... I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Cozy flat with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi internet. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
Lancashire, UK
5

Perfect! Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What else to say! Not much to add to previous reviews.
We love Italy, and Florence and the Michelangelo apartment was the perfect base from our holiday. Spacious for 2, comfortable and all what we needed - and more! Very practical location not too far from the historic centre, but far enough! Supermarket and restaurants nearby. Loved the Veggie restaurant round the corner, although I'm not veggie (but my husband is). Daniela and her family made us very welcome and gave us great tips. Grazie mille! Hoping to come back soon! :-)
Owner's Response: What else to say?... just that the Veggie restaurant around the corner has been there for ages, and it hasn't changed a bit. The same family runs the business, everyday they buy ingredients the nearby Central Market and cook themselves, making BIG portions.. You just need to help yourself at the table, and queue with students. But great value for money. And if you feel you want to treat yourself... go for Bronzino, accross the street. Thanks Marion, you are welcome back any time...
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
S.Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nabucco Wine Bar, via XXVII Aprile
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Taverna del Bronzino
Car: not necessary

This cozy and new apartment is located downtown Florence, in the very heart of town, 5 min away from San Lorenzo (The Medici Chapels), Piazza San Marco (Academy Gallery with the David by Michelangelo), the Duomo area, in a quiet street with garages.

In this same street, anciently called 'via Mozza', Michelangelo had its own workshop. When he died in Rome, in this studio where found the 4 Prigioni (today at the Academia), the Madonna col bambino (at the Medici Chapels), and the famous La Vittoria, today in Palazzo Vecchio (the Old Palace).

The San Lorenzo market (handcrafts, gifts) is less than 5 minute walk. Newspapers, pharmacy, banks, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, churches, and all kind of shopping facilities are all around. The apartment is at 1 km distance from the S.Maria Novella rail and bus station, so it is very easy to make daily excursions to the main sites of Tuscany, including San Gimignano, Lucca, Siena.

The flat is also 5 minutes away from the park and Congress Hall of La Fortezza, the most famous exhibitions’ centre of the city (and also excellent site for jogging!).

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Availability & Rates

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€110
€600
3 nights
 

Notes

  • * Advance Payment: 20% of total amount on confirmation; balance on arrival.

    * Rates for 2 people include all utilities: Gas, Electricity, Wi-Fi Fast Internet Connection, linen, towels and final cleaning. NO hidden extra. For any additional person 10 EUR/day.

    * EUR 100 security deposit to be paid cash upon arrival.
  • Cancellation policy available when contacting the owner upon booking

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • In the living room the sofa bed is made out of 2 single bed (90cm) which can be joined and become a double bed. Crib or cot can be provided upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • library
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
The owner is from Florence: she and her family spent many years abroad and recently came back. They speak various languages. Since they live practically next door, they are willing to help their guests out and - upon requests - they are available for (free) Museum ticket reservation, restaurant reservation, advice on what's going on in town, cooking classes, baby sitting service etc.

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