15TH CENTURY GARDEN HOME NEAR PONTE VECCHIO

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
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15TH CENTURY GARDEN HOME NEAR PONTE VECCHIO

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Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, on the “Oltrarno” side of the historic center of Florence, this lovely and elegant home provides all of the comforts of the modern world combined with the rich history of the 15th Century.

This home used to be the "Forni Reali" or royal bakery serving the Medici and later the Italian royal family when they occupied the Palazzo Pitti. It comprises 130 square meters (approx. 1,399 sq. ft), and has 3 bedrooms, each with private bathroom, a large living room and fully-equipped modern kitchen, small study and additional half bath. The apartment sleeps 6-8 people, and wraps around a lovely courtyard garden adorned with flowers, fountain and goldfish. Decorated both for comfort and charm, the home contains an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furniture.

The apartment has its own separate entrance on the ground floor, only one step up from the street, and is equipped with all necessary amenities, including central heat and air conditioning, satellite t.v. and DVD/VCR player, Internet connection, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, and washing machine. One of the owners is an artist who splits his time between Florence and New York City, and many of his original artworks are exhibited in the home, including large oil paintings in the living room, and frescoes in the bedroom.

The apartment is located on a pedestrian-only street just off a charming piazza. There you will find a famous restaurant and delightful cafe. Just 3-4 minutes away you will find the Ponte Vecchio, and you can walk to the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria in 5-10 minutes. A parking garage is located 1 minute away, and local bus stops servicing all parts of the city are also just minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your lovely apartment in Firenze.

The apartment and neighborhood were just what we were looking for, and

exceded our expectations.



Guest during April 2008
May 2008
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5
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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect Apartment in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Our family (4 adults and 2 children) had an absolutely wonderful time in Florence in large part due to our experience with this home. It is beautiful and perfectly located in the Oltrarno quarter of Florence. Good restaurant options abound and a quaint gelato shop is only a few doors away. The staff made it easy to rent, check-in/out, and booked our taxi reservations for the return to the airport. Everything a tourist would want to see in Florence is just a short walk away. We highly recommend this apartment and will look to book here again on our next trip to Florence.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
Atlanta, GA
5

Extraordinary Location and Property

  • 5 of 5
I don't write reviews, but our stay at this property was simply extraordinary - so I feel compelled. The location is second to none. It is close to the hustle and bustle, yet removed sufficiently to exude privacy. The property is large and comfortable. It is also conveniently located to all major attractions - truly walking distance. You are essentially a neighbor to the Medici palace. The owner and the onsite support are delightful and extremely helpful. A good friend, long time Florence resident, came to visit us and even he was impressed by the location and the property. Another nice plus, the property is very nicely appointed, including very nice, original art created by the owner. I look forward to returning to Florence, not only for the gelato (and incidentally a gelateria is basically right outside the door of the property) and the other obvious attractions, but to stay at this property yet again. I can't say enough about it. Safe travels to you all.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Center Florence
5

best place to stay in Florence!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this fabulous apartment with our family including 2 toddlers, 9 of us in total in April. We had the most wonderful time & it is in the perfect location, the Oltrano which is mostly populated by locals, we felt very welcome. The apartment is clean & well equipped with all the essentials & more. Just across the Ponte Vecchio from all the action, but a 5 minute walk to be in the town center, it was our first time in Italy & we had no problems getting anywhere we wanted. This home has a wonderful little piazza steps from the door with a coffee house, restaurant & gelato bar. Marco at the coffee house serves a wonderful quick breakfast & cafe morning thru mid-afternoon, in the afternoons & evenings it becomes a cocktail & small plates stop off.
Alkan was very prompt & helpful in his communications with us. We were greeted at the apartment by warm & wonderful Katerina, who made us feel so welcome. She was very helpful with recommendations for restaurants & shopping needs. She spent plenty of time with us to make sure that all of our needs were met when we checked in as well as when we checked out. She also connected us to Veronica who we hired as a tour guide for a half day. Veronica was also extremely nice & gave us a fabulous tour of Florence including a few places that we would never have stopped in to visit.
We would stay here again in a minute & can only hope that we return soon!
Lennie & Susie Ciufo
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Center Florence
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation visiting with our college age kids on spring break! The apartment was very comfortable, spacious, very clean, looked like the pictures and had everything we needed. Great location, central to everything with a great bakery, restaurants and grocery store near by. It was enjoyable to be able to come back to the apartment at the end of a full day and relax, drink wine and plan our next day! Booking the apartment, check in and check out was a breeze and everyone was very helpful and and answered all our questions. Would recommend to family and friends and hope to return one day!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
New Iberia , LA, USA
5

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed in this garden home for five nights. It was great! We were three couples. It is in a really great location, surrounded by locals, wonderful restaurants, the best natural gelato you will ever eat and a pastry shop steps away. It is just a few blocks from the shopping bridge. It is an easy walk to everything you will want to see in Florence. I would definitely stay there again!
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Center Florence
dallas, texas
5

great home, within walking distance of main sights

  • 5 of 5
The owner was easy to contact and able to provide recommendations and answer our questions. His house managers were the same, providing good information. Loved this house. What a perfect location with the Piazza della Passera steps away! Pitti Palace only a few minutes away and restaurants to eat at, little cafe to have cappuccino and croissants each morning (with occasional Italian lesson thrown in!) and gelateria to have gelato in the evening. We had not realized that there was also a jazz festival happening at the same time as we were there - just another benefit of the great location. If you wanted to eat in there is a supermarket within 5 - 10 minutes walk where you can get fresh bread, cheese, meats, olives, wine and anything else you can think of.

The house was great, with more than enough room for our needs. The bedrooms and bathrooms were just what we needed. Master bedroom is the biggest, of course, but the other bedrooms were a good size with own bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are accessed from the patio area. We had several nights playing cards on the inside patio since it was warm. Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and everything you would need to eat in included. No tumble dryer so clothes drying is outdoors on racks but it was warm so did not matter. Everyone loved the idea of staying in an 800 year old house that has so much history related to the Medicis.

The local house manager was very helpful, especially on the first day when I think I drove past the piazza three times before she was able to tell me where I was and how to get to the garage to park the car. Yes, I drove into Florence since we had a car on leaving Rome and had driven to Cinque Terre before coming to Florence. The streets near the apartment are narrow but driveable although you might need to relax with a glass of wine afterwards. All a great experience though! The local house manager gave us great tips on what to do and some of her favorite places - we ended up going to San Miniato church on her recommendation and it was a marvelous view of the city. As a part time runner, I like to run in the cities where I stay and Florence at 6.30 in the morning was a perfect place to run and get an idea of where everything was. Everything is within reasonable walking distance so this is definitely a great location. We all would recommend this to friends as a place to stay and I hope we will be back there soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Parking Garage
Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Passera
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking Garage

Cooking lessons or private catering can be arranged.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • €160-€200/nt
  • Euros
  • High Season .. March 15 - Oct 31 and Holidays.. €200/night, plus utilities.
  • Low Season ... Nov 1 - Mar 14 not including Holidays .. €160/night, plus utilities
  • Additional charge for 6 or more guests.
  • Prices do not include utilities and €80 for final cleaning upon check out.
  • Security Deposit Required. 5 night minimum, with exceptions permitted.

Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed convertible to double bed in Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Notes:
All bedrooms with private, en suite bathrooms

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