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

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

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

Lovely apartment ideal for couple - or families with children - 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
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Visiting Florence and at the same time catching a glimpse of real Italian life. I'm sure you can see from the other reviews how nice the property is, but that's not the best thing about it : it's Daniela and her family. This vacation was like visiting Florence with your family there to guide you. The owners make everything so easy for you, the best restaurants, where to find grocery's, how to get from one place to another. Always available if you need help. What a wonderful time my wife and I had... Thank You Daniela
Jun 2014
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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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Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. 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
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!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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.....
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

A RELAXING, MODERN RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we’ve stayed in this apartment. For both stays, the apartment and landlord were really fantastic.

The apartment is modern, very tidy, well appointed, and well maintained. A quiet and secure retreat to relax and enjoy. It was a great place to come and go from: really handy to Mercarto Centrale, Accademia, San Lorenzo, Duomo, and the Arno river; with its own neighbourhood of restaurants and cafes (without the hordes of tourists); a decent supermarket 100 metres along the street; rent-a-bike a block or two in the other direction; a 10 minute walk to Firenze Fiera (the Florence Congress and Exhibition Centre), next to the central station, which is about how long you need to clear your head of work.

Then there is the landlord. She was fantastic: gave us tips as to where to find some great places to eat; helped to sort out access to one of the local swimming pools (that was a cultural experience); helped make sure our travel plans for the next leg of our journey came together in time; even helped with our laundry. She and her family really made us feel at home. It was great.

We will be booking this apartment again!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Richard, for your third staying I'll prepare a special gift, I promise!
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

IT WAS LIKE HOME.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 9 days in Florence. (Never ventured outside the city, despite our intentions for day trips to Siena, Lucca, Pisa, . . . ) Daniela and her family made us feel right at home. We were treated like friends from out of town.
The apartment was conveniently located (a leisurely 15-20 minute walk from the Duomo) but far enough away from the touristy sections. The apartment itself was fine for two people. We ate in for dinner 4 times; the kitchen was well-stocked and functional. We ate EVERY meal (including all breakfasts) on the terrace.
Although one of us had been to Florence several times, Daniela introduced us to a side of Florence that we never would have discovered on our own: the bakery 4 doors down; the sandwich place at the end of the block; 3 excellent restaurants (Garga, Bronzino, Il Gusto) within 3 blocks; the cloisters at San Marco with frescos in each room designed by Fra Angelico; Michelangelo’s hiding place under the Medici Chapel (documented in a book that Daniela shared with us). The list goes on and on.
Perhaps it was Daniela who inspired us to vacation in a different way. Instead of rushing to the Duomo, then the Uffizi, then Ponte Vecchio, then Boboli Gardens, we slowed down. We strolled the neighborhoods. We spent a lot of time (and a little money) in the Mercato Centrale (where we bought our wine, cheese, fruit, and fresh pasta). We experienced the city – her city – rather than sightseeing.
Thank you Daniela, and to your family.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug and Wendy, it was easy to 'inspire' you, because you were eager to listen...

For those who are not happy to just get the picture with the David and run on, I like to propose unusual paths, unconventional things to look at, and the unexplored stories that made this city so special: I'm lucky enough to work in this field, and I feel my duty to share what I know and discover, with those who came all the way from around the world to experience my hometown... I guess I'm just a proud Florentine who feels citizen of the world.
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

COTTAGE IN FLORENCE MEETS ALL OUR NEEDS

  • 5 of 5
My wife, my son (4 years old) and me stay in this cottage for 3 nights. Daniela was really helpful even it was a last minute booking and we arrived quite late. The cottage is a hidden gem, within walking distance to all Florence has to offer. A nice little courtyard to relax in. It was very quiet at the end of long days of sightseeing, especially with a young kid. Our host Daniela and her family were very helpful and pleasant, providing information about nearby market, restaurants and a very interesting museum.

I would highly recommend the apartment for a trip to Florence if you prefer to have your own accommodation and space rather than a hotel.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Huan, the courtyard is indeed a good place, whether to have breakfast in the morning or to let kids run around and relax... I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
5

A THOROUGHLY COMFORTABLE AND PLEASURABLE STAY.

  • 5 of 5
Our host Daniela was very helpful and pleasant, making for us advance reservations for Uffizi and Galleria museums, providing information about neighborhood shopping, such as the Sunday flea market, and restaurants, lending us books and delighting us with information about Florentine history. She also recommended visiting some near-by smaller churches for their art. Her advice was always useful, such as about the Central Market upstairs restaurant which we enjoyed twice. We would also recommend Trattoria Tiberio where we also ate twice. Daniela's family is lovely, and living in the courtyard apartment, we had frequent contact with them which gave us a glimpse into the life of an Italian family, a glimpse we appreciated. The apartment is in a good location, very quiet, clean, comfortable, reasonably priced, and tastefully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. We always ate breakfast in, with bread and croissants from a bakery 30 yds. away. We would recommend walking up to the top of the Duomo for a glimpse of the frescoes and marvelous views of the city, as well as to the top of the Palazzo Vecchio tower. Strenuous, but worth it. As for the large churches, we followed Daniela's recommendations and were delighted. The old pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella is definitely worth a visit. Across the Arno, the Piazzetta Michelangelo has wonderful elevated views of the city, and the Church of San Miniato is a must, as is the Church of S. Maria del Carmine. We definitely recommend a visit to Florence with Daniela's advice while staying in her lovely apartment.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ojar for all this precious information, I'm glad you enjoyed your staying, come back!
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
+39 3333833457
Historic Center Florence
4

PEACEFUL OASIS IN FLORENCE

  • 4 of 5
A lovely well appointed cottage within walking distance to all Florence has to offer. A nice little courtyard to relax in. It was blissfully quiet at the end of long days of sightseeing. So central, yet away from hotels and tourists. I'd be happy to stay there again!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
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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
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
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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