LIVE IN THE MEDIEVAL HEART OF FLORENCE. WIFI. NO TRAFFIC.

Janine Dickinson

Speaks italian, english
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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.

Historic Center 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Janine.

Well, we are back one week today and I am still day-dreaming about our wonderful visit to your apartment and Florence.

My husband and I did have such a wonderful time and I have shared positive reports about staying at your apartment as respects the convenience to the City, the Museums, the Train Station, etc., with so many friends and people I know.

I have been asked many times about "where will I travel to next" and my answer has been the same, I can't think of another place that could top this visit to Florence.

I did fill out a page (front and back) in the visitor journal that you keep in the apartment, so hopefully a future traveler can enjoy what we did.

My husband and I both purchased leather jackets (probably not surprising to you) and they were packed, shipped and received very quickly. I also purchased 6 handbags for friends and they too arrived with no problem. This was a good way to forward items that really we couldn't pack because we ran out of room in our cases.

Don't be surprised if you see a request for a future stay, from me.

I just loved Florence so much.

With thanks and best wishes, Denise
May 2014
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Janine Dickinson

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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

Janine Dickinson purchased this apartment in 2000

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305271
+61 419 025 996
Historic Center Florence
4

Very spacious and conveniently located

  • 4 of 5
As others have said Jan is a charm to deal with from the start. Rosemary, the Florence contact is also very helpful and even called to check in and offer assistance. The apartment is very spacious and as a 12th century building has a lot of character. The narrow stairway is a challenge with larger luggage but that is to be expected.

The location in relation to the main attractions is awesome, literally a 2 minute walk to the Duomo!

The biggest drawback is the bar on the corner. We were kept awake to the wee hours of the morning on Saturday night, and first thing in the morning the street below was lined with several piles of vomit:( if you are a sound sleeper, have earplugs, or want to join the people at the bar then do not hesitate to stay here. It was the most spacious apartment of our entire trip, the location is great, and Jan is awesome to deal with.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Garon. I'm glad you liked the apartment and I am very sorry it was marred for you by the behaviour from the corner bar. The bar has always been there and has never been a problem. It had a very mellow clientele and was usually closed by midnight or often earlier. However it appears that in the past few weeks, something had changed on weekend nights,as another of our guests also mentioned the noise.
Admittedly, in the very heart of a medieval city, there is always some noise and social activity and we cannot hope to control all of it, but I am sending a letter to the Florence City Council requesting that the bar be required to take responsibility for the bahaviour of its clientele at all times and asking for a review of the late-closing on weekends as we regard 3am as unfair and much too late.
All the very best
Jan
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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305271
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Historic Center Florence
4

As advertised

  • 4 of 5
First, communication with Jan was excellent. She provided information, not only for Florence, but also for the rest of our itinerary. Her contact person in Florence, Rosemary, was also excellent. We didn't meet in person, but she was readily available by phone or email.

The apartment itself was exactly as advertised. Up two flights of stairs, it was clean, extremely spacious, well- appointed and comfortable, especially the bed.

The location was excellent for all the main attractions, as well as for groceries for the apartment. The only downside of the central location was the noisy bar a few doors over. The loud activity continued until 3am.

Overall, this apartment is excellent value for the money - far better than you could find at any hotel.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305271
+61 419 025 996
Historic Center Florence
Huntingdon Valley
4

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5
This apartment was perfect and well appointed. We stayed for four nights in December. It is spacious and immaculate! However it was not perfect. There is a smell of sewage that is unpleasant. We were told the sewage tank is cleaned as suggested, but the smell lingers. Luckily we were not in the apartment for long periods during the day. Although everything about it is gorgeous, I would not stay there again if the smell was there.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am grateful to Fred for the very honest review. The sewage problem as it turns out, was not with our building but the adjoining one, as four buildings around a central, internal courtyard, share a septic tank. It is not, unfortunately, an uncommon situation in Florence. It has not recurred & we have had a plumbing inspection and have discussed it with the Comune or Florence City Council. I am very sorry that Fred's holiday was diminished by this problem and will be vigilant to see that it does not occur in the future. Jan
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Historic Center Florence
Sydney Australia
5

My home away from home

  • 5 of 5
I Have been staying at the Convivio Apartment for 7 years now and it really has become my home a way from home. I have everything at my doorsteps from the Uffizzi Palace to the Duomo not to menation all the wonderful little food and grocery shops just outside the front door. The shop keepers go out of their way to remember you and your name and will do anything to make my stay a memorable one - as it always is. The furniture in the apartment is always maintained in top condition as too the linen and kitchen utensils which are an important part of my stay as I love to cook and take advantage of the seasonal produce. The reverse cycle heating/air conditionng which has been installed recently is a fabulaous addition and the apartment is always toasty and cosy after a long day out. When I'm not in the mood for cooking, I love the fact that just outside my front door is a vast selection of very cheap restaurans serving local cuisine and local friendliness. What more could I ask for?
  • Submitted: May 26, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: 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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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305271
+61 419 025 996
Historic Center Florence
montreal,quebec,canada
5

my trip to florence

  • 5 of 5
My stay at convivio aptm. in Floence was wonderful. It is really located in the middle of where it is all happening. It is nicely furnished and has everthing one needs, incl. an umbrella!! My time during those 3 weeks was unfortunately not very sunny, but my reason was a culture trip so, it turned out perfect for me. The only drawback may be that it can be a bit noisy during the week-ends at night but, if one gets lucky, there maybe a great italian tenor amongst the "night ouls", what a plus that is!!
I would definitely recommend this apartment.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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3 night minimum stay
€120
€730
 

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
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center 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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Notes:
The is a telephone for local calls.
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