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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.

Janine Dickinson

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Janine Dickinson

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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

San Giovanni-Duomo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous Apartment 800 years old with all mod-cons: WiFi Aircon Dishwasher

Location. Location. Location. CONVIVIO APARTMENT is your our home in Florence, surrounded by the most famous art treasures of the world, right at the door. Live in a 12th century building, in the historic heart of the city. The apartment is charmingly furnished, with every modern convenience: WiFi,reverse cycle air-conditioning, cook's kitchen with dishwasher & double sink.

Free local phone, maps, TV, books, music & DVDs. It is 2 minutes from the Uffizzi Gallery, the famous Duomo, the Pitti Palace, the famous Straw Market, the Gold Market on the Ponte Vecchio. The little street gives onto Piazza della Signoria, but is closed to traffic & therefore is calm & quiet.

You are surrounded by every service -- cafes, bars, restaurants, cinema, food shops and more. We also have someone to meet you on arrival and explain all about the apartment -- keys, heating etc. and to be available for any other queries you may have.

Live like a Florentine: Amenities: 18 ft paneled and vaulted ceilings. Large sitting-room with sofabed with innerspring mattress, a large three-seater sofa & two arm-chairs. Huge master bedroom with comfortable King bed which can be made up as two singles, 2nd bedroom/study with comfortable sofabed, dining room seats 6, furnished with an elegant blend of modern and traditional, and with beautiful crockery, glassware etc. kitchen with marble bench tops, dishwasher, double sink etc. White tiled bathroom with new fixtures and washing-machine. Serviced before and after each guest or weekly for longer stays.

Tariff is all-inclusive, with no seasonal variations and no extras of any kind. Rates can be as low as Euro 100 per night, depending on the length of stay.

PLEASE CONTACT JAN DICKINSON FOR AVAILABILITY

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janine Dickinson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Janine Dickinson

Jan Dickinson: I live in Sydney Australia. I have lived between Australia & Italy for twenty five years & I am delighted to share my knowledge of Italy in helping you with trip-planning & all aspects of your holidays, to make your trip special. This is part of our service at no extra charge.

See http://florencerentalapartment.blogspt.com

See also, Testimonials http://conviviotestimonials.blogspot.com.au/

Janine Dickinson purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Janine Dickinson chose San Giovanni-Duomo

My dear friend Josie & I bought this apartment in 2000 because we fell in love with Florence over many years & finally realised our dream to live a Florentine life. Over this time we have been thrilled to share the feeling of being a Florentine with our guests, who come back time & again. Some of our guests come every year & many truly feel it is theirs too.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the things I love most about the apartment are: the sense of belonging - when the tourists go home at night the city is yours. I love being able to put my head out the bedroom window, look to the right & see Cosimo de Medici on his great charger, in Piazza della Signoria. I love Daniela's glorious fruit shop right at our door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan,

We are back home after spending two wonderful weeks in your apartment. We had a great time in Florence. Thank you for all the useful information you provided to make our holiday so memorable.

We did so much in those two weeks. We went to the markets at Scandicci and met an Irish girl who owned the bottle shop. Had an interesting cooking class with Francesca that started at 9 am at the markets and finished at 5 pm.....very full and satisfied with the delicious meal we cooked and shared with her. Lots of eating in wonderful restaurants and our daily coffee and breakfast/lunch at ChiaroScuro in the Corso.

All in all a wonderful trip.

Thank you for providing our accommodation it was just what we wanted.

Hope to stay there again if ever we return to Florence.
Sep 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 24 reviews
5

The perfect base to explore Florence

  • 5 of 5

The Convivio apartment was reccomended to me by an Italian friend who had stayed several times. It is a generous sized one bedroom apartment just off the Piazza della Signoria so is right in the centre. In a quiet street with great food shops close by, one directly opposite the front door. The apartment is well furnished and has an very well equipped kitchen, though I did not do much cooking as I was travelling alone. The arrangements for arriving and leaving were very clear and helpful and the flat was very clean. I wanted to visit as many of the wonderful places Florence has to offer and, because of the central location, this was very easy. I bought a Firenze card which allowed access to all the main sights and that was helpful. I ate in various trattorie, but my favourite, alos recommdend by friends, was the Trattoria Casalinga not far from the Pitti Palace - great food, full of locals, ceyr food service, and not expensive. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for good traditional Italian. And I would definitely recommend Convivio Apartment as they place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Pittsburgh
5

magical

  • 5 of 5

I have come through Florence in the past but never had the opportunity to stop and steep in it like this. Convivio apt. is in the heart of it all: museums, shops, restaurants, piazze, life in the streets. It it is right at home in the center of the old city and reflects so beautifully all that surrounds it. If the walls could talk, they'd have many a tale to tell. The apartment has everything one could need to feel at home, even as a guest. It is absolutely magical! Dante would be proud to have the name "Convivio" associated with the place. This won't be the last stay for us. Thanx for sharing it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks J. And thank you for the lovely note in the Visitors' Book too. It was a pleasure to have you and I do hope you will be back. I loved the reference to Dante - that is of course, why we chose 'ConVivio.' Complimenti! Jan
Berlin
5

Join the locals

  • 5 of 5

Everything that was promised turned up trumps - a spacious, clean, homely place in a building going back centuries, enabling you to blend into the bustle of Florentine life. The location simply can't be bettered, and is a boon for tired tourist feet since you can always retreat for a rest before the next museum/church/palace. The owner is very helpful and friendly, as are the people who administer the property. No hesitation at all in recommending it.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Convivio Dream

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, this is no ordinary rental property.

Convivio apartment is like being in someone's gracious and lovely home. We had everything we could have needed and even were able to entertain friends there as it was so roomy and well laid out. Lovely, comfortable furniture (the king bed was especially nice) and warmly decorated. The kitchen is especially well kitted out. The apartment is ideally located within steps of all of the most important sites in Florence. Jan was especially helpful during all of our planning, answering a million questions and giving wonderful recommendations (we ate at Paoli twice). Her local agent Rosemary was also invaluable, especially when our bags did not arrive the day we did ! We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks H. It was a pleasure to have you stay and as I said to you, I love knowing that people often pass important moments and have wonderful experiences in Convivio. It makes us all part of the lives lived there over 800 years. All the best Jan
5

Honored guests in magnificent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We felt like honored guests at this magnificent apartment. It was absolutely in the center of Florence, between the piazza Della Signoria. and the Duomo.The 12th century apartment was beautifully furnished and had every possible thing that you would need to cook or relax in amazing comfort. Several ,

Markets were within a block and it was a shoppers dream location. Most of all, we felt so well received and comfortable, that we wanted to stay forever.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Bonnie, for the lovely review. I am so glad your stay was happy. I do hope you will be back one day. Warmest good wishes for this coming year. Jan
5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Although we're now home, we're daydreaming about our time in Florence and this wonderful apartment. It's conveniently located to everywhere you want to go and Jan is a pleasure to work with. She provided lots of information before we left, including restaurants and even a place to have wine bottles filled with delicious local wines (at great prices too!). The apartment is clean, comfy and well maintained, with a wonderful bed (and trust me, I'm picky!). It's supplied with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable, including the kitchen basics, such as coffee, tea, sugar and spices. Next time we're in Florence, this is where we're staying.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marilynn. It was a great pleasure to have you at Convivio Apartment & I have a feeling it will be the first of many stays. I love sharing the joy of seeing Florence from such close quarters. All the very best. Jan

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Gorgeous medieval surroundings. The Uffizi is only 50m away. Gallleries, museums, cafes, restaurants & bars. No traffic.

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Rates & Availability

From €125 Per night

San Giovanni-Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Notes From Euro 730 weekly / Euro 120-160
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Minimum stay, 3 nights.
Refundable security dep of Euro 150.
Rates are all-inclusive and do not vary throughout the year.
There are NO extras of any kind.
Please contact owner for availability
May pay in Australian dollars
Weekly from Euro 730 Nightly from E 120-160.
At certain times we can offer 4 nights for the price of 3; and 8 nights
Talk to owner. Payment can be made securely through PayPal by Credit or Debit card or by PayPal account. For short bookings made close to the time of the visit, we have a facility for paying in cash on arrival if you wish to do so.
Australian guests can also pay by direct bank transfer.
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Amenities

San Giovanni-Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Quality towles & soaps etc supplied
  • Washing-machine Hair-dryer Towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has a King bed which can also be made up as two singles. The sitting room has a 3 seater sofa + two armchairs as well as a double sofabed with innerspring mattress. The study has a sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
The is a telephone for local calls.

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