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

Dani

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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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:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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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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 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 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

Convenient location, nice and peaceful apartment

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the courtyard apartment in July and Daniela and Roberto were wonderful hosts during our stay. The apartment is nice and cozy. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage girls and we had a great time in Florence. Roberto and Daniela were really nice and helpful to us. Just as an example, Roberto mapped out some routes for our day trip one day when we weren't sure of the bus routes and Daniela was extremely helpful when my wife was not feeling well. Dani called her personal doctor and then the pharmacist and arranged for us to meet them and we got proper care right away. The only downside to the apartment is you have to enter through the main apartment. However, we never felt any issues with this as we have gone in and out multiple times daily and come back many times very late especially on our way back from Cinque Terre.
We found the apartment to be very good value for money. Daniela is very knowledgeable about arts, she herself traveled a lot and recommended a lot of hidden gems in Florence to us other than the obvious ones like Academia and Ufizy. The Santa Maria Novella train station and most of the main tourist spots are just a few minutes walk away. I would highly recommend this place to small families and couples visiting Florence.

Grazie Roberto & Daniela.

Abey
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Cozy cottage with courtyard, A/C, TV sat, Wifi. Heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1010313
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Historic Center Florence
Newbury, MA
5

oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5
This was absolutely the most charming stay in Florence and I feel so lucky we were able to rent it. Our hostess, Dani and her family made us feel part of their family. The cottage was delightful and had everything you would want for an extended stay. It is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. It is convenient to local stores and wonderful restaurants. All of Daniela's recommendations were excellent, including the ballet performance we attended!
Everything was perfect and if you rent this cottage you will not be disappointed, you will be lucky!
I will recommend this to anyone I know who is spending time in Florence, it will be a magical experience.
Thank you Dani, I hope we can return!
Mary Ann
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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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 wonderful time in the heart of Florence.

  • 5 of 5
What a brilliant place to stay! This was our first time in Florence and we stayed here for 10 days. The location is perfect for a short walk into the heart of Florence and all it's incredible attractions. Daniela and her family are lovely, inviting and welcoming. She took the time to speak to us about our stay and passionately informed us of the best places to visit, eat etc and gave wonderful and insightful context to the vast history of the city. Our residence was comfortable, clean, tasteful and spacious with all the modern amenities you could want or need. During the warm days of Florence it also remains wonderfully cool and provides a haven should it get a little warm outside. It made a perfect base for us during our stay, it quickly became a home from home. The courtyard outside is secluded and private and gives a rare opportunity to relax in the sun privately. I cannot be more complimentary of the rental property or Daniela, she made our stay so fulfilling with her extensive knowledge of the area and its history. If you are considering a holiday in the city and want to immerse yourself in true Florence, stay here.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Joanne, by now you know Michelangelo is the real man of my life (with my husband's agreement, of course) so thanks for listening to my stories!
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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
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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
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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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Map

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

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€110
€600
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
€110
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
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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