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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO

Claudia Pirazzi

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, german, italian, Bavarian
Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


San Marco Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Three suites for 5 pers+2 children with garden and pool

This unique apartment with garden, pool and air condition in the very historical centre of Florence offers a sophisticated home to everybody who is interested in visiting Florence. Three suites, each on two floors are composed of study on the ground floor and bed gallery because the original height of the ceilings allowed this architectural composition of great taste and chic, sophisticated lifestyle.

Three bath rooms each with a shower on the ground floor and one with a jacuzzi bath tub on the top level for the master bed room only.

The double living area is spacious and reflects the original building and history of the house offering even entertainment space with a Piano. In addition there is an extra TV room to enjoy films with the family and/or friends with the option of 'chaise longues' , armchairs with the possibility to put up your legs.

Each bedroom has an integrated study on the ground floor with a desk and a place to chill, while on the upper part are walk in closets and spacious bed rooms.

A perfect combination and successful playing with the heights. The very central location, the garden with enough outside space for a dinner party and the extraordinary existence of a pool in the heart of the historical centre of Florence makes this apartment so special and unique. It has been designed by a couple of two young architects who made the concept for their family with two children and a maid, with a perfect mix for all ages and combinations, with refined materials and colours. It is a very representative apartment of which one can be proud of living in it.

It´s special touch shows that the owners were always in touch with historical architecture, love art and design and made a harmonious mix in their apartment in Florence down town.

Summary of rooms :


TV room

3 bathrooms with shower on the ground floor

1 bathroom on the first floor

4 bedrooms of which 3 are suites with

3 studies and desks

1 huge double living room with an open fire place and piano forte with exit to the garden

1 dining room with view onto the garden

1 kitchen with exit to the garden

1 garden with a terrace and a pergola

1 pool

Luxury Apartment in the heart of Florence on the top floor is the 'Panorama Hotel', a fine Art Hotel in case you should have more guests than you can host in the apartment.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claudia Pirazzi (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, german, italian, Bavarian
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Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015

About Claudia Pirazzi

We are a family of three now and the children study abroad. We were both architects and I am very busy with my work. We love art, design and historical buildings, we love to travel and learning about culture and cultures.

Claudia Pirazzi purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Claudia Pirazzi chose San Marco

This apartment with it´s crossed vaulted ceilings, it´s garden in the centre of Florence and it spacious height gave us immediately the impression of what we could do here and we did. We could not believe it that we managed to the the permit for the pool here!

What makes this apartment unique

The location which is an AAA location with a garden and a private pool, it´s space and size and the cut, which gives each member a suite and not only a bed room. A luxury apartment so close to all museums and churches allows you also in the hot summer to enjoy Florence as you can refresh yourself even between one visit and another in your own private pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

An oasis of calm and peace, the place to explore Florence from. Thank you for an incredible experience. James S.

A beautiful home in a magical place. - Thank you Fawe .

The photos on internet are not showing the real beauty and you underestimate the size. Gary
Apr 2014
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Bedrooms 4
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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Gem with Pool

  • 5 of 5

My first impulse, when I saw the pictures of the flat was: This can not be real. Fortunately, it is!

It is in a fantastic location, just behind the convent San Marco, about 500 metres from the cathedral.

The interior is amazing. The description just does not do it justice. Really amazing is the quality of the bathrooms (four of them), all nicely done, and the immense closet space.

This was our first vacation rental with enough space for everything and, in particular, enough sideboards and build in closets in the bathrooms.

Kitchen: We never ever had so many glasses, knives, pots etc in a vacation home.

The pictures are all accurate - but in reality the apartement is even better. It is an apartmentent which was clearly not planned as a vacation home but as a family home. It is perfect for parents with two older kids and a third


The property was well maintained. We arrived rather early and the pool was just in the process of being cleaned. The rest of the apartement was already done.

The poperty manager was very, very helpful; showed us around and helped with the first orientation (supermarket etc).

I already recommended this property to my friends, as it is such an outstanding property. If you don't mind the lack of room service it is clearly as good as a 5Star Hotel in Florence, but with more space and your very own private pool.


1) Rent a bicycle if you have meals in the house. The nearest biggger super market (Esselunga) is just about 5 minutes by bike. Close by are smaller super markets and other shops.

2) Departure by Plane: Do not leave valuables in your suitcases if you fly out with Lufthansa.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A fantastic home to stay in in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay in Firenze.

The home is an architectural gem - great living room for relaxing, professional quality kitchen, loft bedrooms over studies, incredible bathrooms. The pool was a boon in the hot weather - good for both laps and soaking. The home was immaculate when we arrived and we were able to arrange to arrive a little early. The air conditioning worked great during a hot spell and was very reasonable.

We had a family vacation that had been planned for 5 years - it was a perfect fit.

The location was perfect for a walking centered visit to Firenze.. Two blocks to the Academia and an eight minute walk to the Duomo.

Our host was gracious and very helpful - great suggestions when we asked and made us feel right at home.

I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting in any session.

Some of our favorite places in Firenze -

The Academia and the David

The Doumo and climbing to the top of the Campanile

Talking the #7 bus from Piazza San Marco to Fiesole to have dinner overlooking Firenze from the north.

Taking the #13 bus from the train station to Piazza Michelangelo to see the classic view of Firenze from the south with a glass of prosecco.

Shopping in the leather market near San Lorenzo.

The San Lorenzo Mercato - excellent shopping for food until 1400 in the lower level. Second floor open until late - great causal dining, wine tasting.

Uffizi Galley - Birth of Venus and the rest of an amazing collection that doesn't end

View and the shops on the Ponte Vechio

Day trip to Pisa and Sienna - rented car at Avis downtown - worked well - could return up until 2 am.

Gelato everywhere!

Restaurants we enjoyed -

Trattoria Sostanza - only two sittings - get reservations

Trattoria di Tito

Resturante il Borghetto - just off the Ponte Vechio on the way to Pitti Palace.

The Mercato Centrale

Great trip, great home base. Having this home to come back to made all the difference.


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Spacious, fresh, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, walk everywhere. The apartment is huge, very spacious and welcoming. Piano, garden, good size and very refreshing pool. Very nice details throughout. Newly done, clean bathrooms. Very good stove, functional and well equipped kitchen. There is an office space nicely done above the dining area. Three Bedrooms have two floors each, also nicely done loft type. The fourth bedroom, which we did not use is in a separate section. Claudia was a great host. We rented a car for a couple of days, but the area is restricted and no parking is allowed or found in this area, so I had to park by the Piazza Liberta for free until 8am and walk five blocks home. Mercato centrale is a great place to buy fresh food to cook at home, and it is at walking distance. I found the Despar supermarket down the street too expensive, so for other things I walked north all the way to Esselunga. We did not use the air conditioning because we found it unnecessary even though we are used to air conditioned home in Florida. We just followed Claudia's instructions to keep the house fresh. The pool was a little dirty with leaves and a little algae but we used it anyway, it was cool and refreshing. I did not like that they only took cash for the final payment. The deposit was refunded full. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Una piacevolissima settimana a Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Con mio marito e le mie 2 figlie abbiamo trascorso una piacevolissima settimana a Firenze.

L’appartamento è in posizione strategica per raggiungere a piedi i principali monumenti e si trova a pochi passi dai mezzi di trasporto e da negozi di ogni genere.

Le visite culturali sono state intervallate con momenti di relax in casa, molto confortevole per stare tutti insieme ma dove ognuno poteva avere il proprio spazio di studio o di riposo.

Tutti appassionati di cucina, abbiamo potuto dedicarci al nostro hobby nella cucina professionale ben attrezzata.

E grazie alle belle giornate di questo inizio anno, ci siamo goduti anche il piacevole giardino.

Una vacanza molto riuscita, grazie!

Alessandra C.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Ein Zuhause in Florenz

  • 5 of 5

Wir (4 Kollegen) waren zu einem Konferenzbesuch in Florenz und haben statt einzelner Hotelzimmer diese fantastische Wohnungen gemietet und waren begeistert. Die Wohnung ist riesig und sehr stilvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. Man merkt, dass dies ein Zuhause von einer Familie ist und wir haben uns als private Gäste gefühlt. Uns hat es an wirklich nichts gefehlt: Jeder hatte ein eigenes Bad, die Internetverbindung war ausgezeichnet und selbst ein Bügelbrett haben wir vorgefunden. Die perfekt augestattete Küche haben wir leider nur wenig benutzt, da wir keine Zeit zum Kochen hatten und dann doch lieber außer Hauses essen waren. Ansonsten haben wir den Garten genossen und wenn es kühler wurde noch lange Gespräche im Wohnzimmer geführt. Die Lage der Wohnung ist perfekt. Man ist ein wenig weg vom Touristentrubel der Innenstadt, kann aber noch alles in wenigen Minuten zu Fuß erreichen. Wir können diese Wohnung nur wärmstens empfehlen und bedanken uns ganz herzlich für alles.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Firenze Tuscany, Florence, FLR, 30min
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno, Pisa Tuscany Italy
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino, the first Golf Club in Italy since 1889
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.- Florence main station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1 Florence Rome, Bologna-Firenze-Roma
Nearest Ski
87 Kilometres
Abetone - Skiing
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Migliarino and Marina di Pisa a lovely day trip
Car: not necessary

The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia, which are all within 10-15 minutes walk from the apartment. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the 'newest' area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors.It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. Florence city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

Florence is known as the 'cradle of the Renaissance' (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights. The dome, 600 years after its completion, is still the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world. In 1982, the historic centre of Florence (Italian: centro storico di Firenze) was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The centre of the city is contained in medieval walls that were built in the 14th century to defend the city. At the heart of the city, in Piazza della Signoria, is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune (1563–1565), which is a masterpiece of marble sculpture at the terminus of a still-functioning Roman aqueduct.


Rates & Availability

From €264 Per night

San Marco Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 2 2015 - Sep 25 2015
6 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2015/2016
Nov 28 2015 - Feb 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
Final cleaning €120
Notes The final cleaning is due to be paid at arrival and the amount for this is 120 Euro independent from the length of the rental period is for 5 persons. For any additional person will be charged 45 Euro. For heating will be charged (usually from the 1st of November to the 1st of April) upon consumption. In summer air condition will be charged based on consumption. We have installed seperate meters.
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San Marco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Silver Bathroom - toilet , shower , Complete bath on the ground floor
    Seewater Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , With two sinks and basins and one big shower
    Green little Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Essential small bath with shower in the corner
    Master bath - toilet , jetted tub , A SPA bath in harmonious tones and mirrors
  • The master bath is an optical game and offers all you need for a comfortable and intimate bath. The spa like master bath incorporates tone in tone glass mosaic walls, marble top and mirrors to fit in mosaic frames. The master bath is a master piece of architectural design and solution.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Suite - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom for one or two persons with studio
    Orange Suite - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Desk on the ground floor, bed and wardrobe upstairs.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Studio with night part upstairs and ensuite bath
    4th Bedroom for single Persone with own bath - Classical place to hit the sack with own bath and shower
  • The master-suite is distributed on two floors which share one huge beautiful window. On the ground floor is a library, the golden desk and the computer connection and on the first floor the bedroom space. A small iron staircase leads to the gallery where is placed the king size bed and drawers, a walk in wardrobe and a silver and wistaria tone in tone with darker lilac bathroom with a jacuzzi- bath tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
If you should want cleaning service, we are happy to provide this for you. The apartment is 170 m² on the ground floor and the galleries of another 70 m² which have a hight of 2 m.

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