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CASA CATERINA, IN THE HEART OF THE OLD CENTER OF FLORENCE

Filippo

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Filippo

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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CASA CATERINA, IN THE HEART OF THE OLD CENTER OF FLORENCE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment - 2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa Caterina is 50m from the Dome square, in the heart of the old center of Florence, near all the most important monuments, museums, galleries and biblioteques. You can get to the main railway station S.M. Novella on foot in a few minutes. This area is accessible by car only by its inhabitants. There are 50m cash-garages for car-parking; Possibility to rent a bike or an electric car around the station. All the main shops are close in the neighborhood (internet-point, grocery, restaurants, clothing etc). The building was built in the 15th Century, and in the 19th Century were made big raising works, and recently the whole building was restored; particularly this apartment.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Filippo (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2014

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
business
Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
Somers, New York
5

Calm, Charming City Oasis

  • 5 of 5
My family loved this space, an oasis in the midst of the busy city. It sparkled, it's artistic, it's comfortable, and the location is absolutely central. The kitchen was equipped just enough, including sharp knife, good pots, tea kettle, and colander. There's also a big tub in the spacious main bathroom. We felt like this apartment was a real find!

[Note: I already submitted this review, minus a few details to the owner, who has posted it on the site, but I didn't think I should be penalized for promptness!}
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: thank you so much
business
Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
Minnesota
5

THE PERFECT STAY FOR A MONTH IN FLORENCE

  • 5 of 5
The train station, Ponte Vecchio, all museums, most piazzas--all within a 15 minute walking circle from CasaCaterina. The Duomo piazza is 2 minutes away. We walked everywhere only taking taxi's to and from the airport--15 minutes away. Best of all. we are within 4 blocks of a dozen gelato locations--a real after dinner treat for us and our visitors.

Within the walking circle is the great Florence Market open every day except Sunday with fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, bakery, cheese, herbs--direct from the farmers to us. We were there every day.

We took several tours of Florence: on Segways, on Vespas, and walking tours--all starting points are within the walking circle. Expanding our enjoyment of Italy, we took the train to Venice--two hours, a train to Rome--1 1/2 hours, and a bus to Cinque Terre--two hours. The trains are fast and on time. They served us well.

The apartment is perfect--besides convenient, it is large, clean and well appointed. We found the wifi to be excellent. Filippo and Caterina are delightful--very accommodating to our every request. When we return to Italy, CasaCaterina will always be our base.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary and Judy,

we have just to say thank you to you, for your kindness and for choosing us for this long rent. You are the best guests we can ask for and it was a pleasure to have you in our home.

we really hope to see you again in Florence!
have a nice day and (soon) Christmas holiday

ciao ,
Filippo and Caterina
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Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
Calgary, Canada
5

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic apartment! Perfect location, spotless, well stocked, (right down to the slippers!), good wifi, absolutely beautifully furnished and decorated. The owners were great to deal with, very friendly and helpful. Previous reviewers complained about the street noise and mosquitos, but it was not an issue if the windows were closed. This is one of the nicest places we have rented.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa,

thank you very much for this great feedback; I don't know what to say more than thank you, you are a great guest and we hope to have you again in our place in Florence.

ciao
Filippo and Caterina
business
Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
5

Home away from home in the heart of historic Firenze!!!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Caterina is a beautiful apartment in the heart of Firenze's historic district. The Duomo is at the end of the block, not 3 minutes from the front door of the apartment. Piazza della Signoria is less than 10 minutes walk and the Ponte Vecchio about 15 minutes away.

The apartment is really quite spacious - more than the photos would lead you to believe - and beautifully appointed. We felt as if we were in someone's home, not a vacation rental.

Beds were comfortable, the kitchen well appointed and the 1 1/2 baths (no tub or shower in the master bath) were clean and perfectly functioning. The apartment had a new clothes washer AND drier (something we missed in Rome and Venice) that allowed us to stay fresh throughout our stay.

To make the apartment perfect, the internet service should be upgraded. We found it mostly unusable during our stay and relied on 3G data on our phone. Also, it appears that the city mascot of Firenze in the late spring and summer is the mosquito. Since only the master bedroom is air conditioned, we kept the apartment windows opened and I was pretty bit up from bugs. Finally, street noise from tourists, ambulances and the owner of the downstairs trattoria make earplugs a recommended accessory if you're a light sleeper.

Having said all that, if we're ever lucky enough to get back to Firenze, I hope Filippo and Caterina will allow us to stay in their lovely home again!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Jay,

thank you for your beautiful review, we are really happy that you enjoy and love our place.

I checked the internet connection and I seems the router has some issue, but now it's fixed and we are going to change it (please remember that I'm always available to fix this problem, i just need a mail or a call).
We also understand the mosquito problem, it's the same in all florence, even in the suburb; because of that we provide every room with an electrical mosquito-repellent.

I Hope to see you again in Florence.

ciao,
Filippo and Caterina
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Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
5

A Florence Gem!

  • 5 of 5
My group of four adults spent two nights at Casa Caterina. It was perfect and even more spacious than we expected. Filippo and Caterina are wonderful hosts!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Brandy,

thank you so much for your review, it's very important for us to know that you have a good time in our place.
We hope to see you soon in Florence.

thank you
Filippo Caterina and Marco
business
Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169663
+39 -328 116-1186
Historic Center Florence
Maumelle, AR, USA
4

Wonderful location, clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5
Our first time in Florence, and we choose Casa Caterina for the exceptional location, just a block away from the Duomo. Exceptional shopping, restaurants and attractions within walking distance of this very comfortable apartment - which is exactly as pictured on their VRBO site. And with the Duomo as your point of reference, you will never get lost!

Purchase a good set of ear plugs, as the nighttime foot and motor traffic are not good for sleeping, but the location made it worthwhile. Also, while listed as having 2 bathrooms, it had only 1.5. But we made it work very easily, with 4 adults.

Outdoor grill was on the VRBO listing, but there was none. But with a full kitchen and appliances, we certainly did not need one. And having a washer and dryer after traveling 10 days before, was a true blessing!

Fillipo was always available via email to answer questions, and the initial run-through of the property was quick and easy. I would recommend this property, and would consider staying here again, if my travels ever take me back to Florence.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Patti,

we are happy that you love the house and our service.
It was my bad to leave the outdoor grill in the house in florence (we have it in chianti and anyway i think in the city it's not even allowed to grill!) but i'm sure we 'll meet again in our place if you'll return in florence!

hope to see you again!

ciao,
Filippo and Caterina

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Airport Vespucci
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
s maria novella
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Casa Caterina is located in the Heart of the old center of Florence in via dell'Oriuolo

- Duomo s. Maria del fiore: 50m

- museo opera del duomo: close

- galleria degli uffizi: 500m

Other Activities: Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 110 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
Laundry-Room with Washer, Planes and Supports.

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