Simona Tofani

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedroom apartment with terrace in historical centre of Florence

In the area of Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. At the second and unique floor, in Via Vinegia n. 2, a small and very quiet road in a pedestrian area, these two lovely and particular apartments have been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have. Home parfumes, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding and share a private entrance from the road, in front of the magnificent stonewall of the medieval S. Remigio Church, in one of the oldest and most famous area of Florence. The location is so central that you can easily get back home any time of the day for a quick rest or a bite and go out again to visit this magnificent city, With all kind of shops just around the corner and Piazza della Signoria at 1 minutes walk, these property are really in the centre of the centre!

Both with two confortable bedrooms, sitting room and kitchen and a 5th bed in the sitting room.

Simona's apartment has got a cozy and secluded terrace full of plants and partially covered. With a coffee table and 5 comfortable seats, it's perfect for breakfast, tea time or a glass of wine..

Francesca's apartment has two brand new contemporary bathrooms with big and comfortable showers, antique wooden high ceilings but NO terrace!

Via Vinegia 2: a very strategic position! You can look at the tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria from Simona's terrace or from Francesca's kitchen .

Simona's apartment has been entirely restored and redecorated with taste at the end of 2008. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Perfumes d'ambience, extra-virgin olive oil of our own production.. LCD TV with decoder.. Antique furniture.. A house prepared with love to give you a place to relax after a full immersion in the beauties of the city!

Francesca's is our new apartment, completely restored at the end of september 2011: it has its own personal taste with the same attention to details: wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, antique furniture and contemporary confort: two bright new full bathrooms with extra large showers, kitchen fully equipped, a relaxing sitting room..

Both apartment have their own heating and a/c, our guests can easily set them as preferred

History and leisure: The entire historical centre of Florence has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and Via Vinegia is just in the middle of it! All the major sites are within walking distance: Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte vecchio, The Duomo, The magnificent church of Santa Croce: everything is just around the corner.

And if you like to try the very best food you have a choice of restaurants and, most of all, you are at 10 min. walking from one of the oldest and most famous market in Florence, The Sant'Ambrogio market where you can buy the most exquisite traditional food.. and as far as ice-cream is concerned, Vivoli (the most famous one) is at 3 min walking

Via de Neri, the road at 20 mt from Via Vinegia is full of all kind of shops: groceries, take away, chemistry, fruiters, ice-cream, bakeries, mini market, bars, laundry...

Anything you may need is just around the corner!

Car: The centre of Florence is closed to car with specific rules. We suggest you NOT TO ARRIVE WITH A CAR if you can. You won't need (and you won't be allowed too) to use it during your staying in the city. But in case you should have it, we will be glad to give you all the informations you may need for entering and parking in this area. Please take note that since June 2013 the area around the property is going to be Pedestrian so there is no way to reach the apartments with a car

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Details for Simona 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, a dining area with the kitchen side, a sitting room with a sofa that becomes a single bed and two comfortable chairs A private terrace partially covered with seats for four and a little round table completes the property. A/C and Heating are on the exclusive use of the apartment and can be easily controlled as prefered by our guests.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Every thing was fine...a very hearty stay in Florence and so near to all the city sights. We can recomend. Carola & Eric
Feb 2011
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Simona Tofani

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I am a florentine in love with Florence! But I also love to travel and always look for places that can make me feel home away from home. So I prepared these properties asking myself what I, as a traveller, would have loved to find in a rental property and try to do my best to accomplish this goal. That's why you'll find tea and coffee available on your arrival or the home fragances to welcome you at the property.

Simona Tofani purchased this apartment in 2005
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Simona
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
5

BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT LOCATION, GREAT AMENTIES

  • 5 of 5
My husband, my sister, and myself stayed in the Simona apartment for 8 nights in January. The apartment is beautiful, well maintained, has great amenties including a dishwasher, washing machine, linens, and wifi. More than enough room for the 3 of us--we tended to congregate around the large dining room table. The rooms were so quiet at night and wonderfully dark so you could get a great night's sleep.

The location could not have been more perfect. It is a VERY short walk to ALL of the main attractions in Florence and a very quick 10 min walk to the train station if you want to make day trips.

Simona is wonderful and provided bottle water, lots of fresh fruit, and chocolates when we arrived. The owner was incredibly accessible via email to answer all questions we had.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your really kind review, it's a great pleasure to receive so many appreciations
I really hope to meet you soon again!
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION, CONDITION AND OWNER

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent 9 nights in the Simona apartment in May. The description of the apartment on the web site is completely accurate. The apartment was clean, very well maintained and had everything we needed. Simona was very responsive to questions before and after we arrived. The location is great - right in the historic center but not on a busy street.
The double bedroom has a comfortable bed with 4 nice pillows, a wardrobe for clothes and an A/C unit that we only needed to use one night - it worked very well. Wooden shutters on the windows block out any light at night. The bathroom had plenty of hot water, the fixtures were all in good shape and we were given an ample supply of towels. Unlike many apartment rentals in Italy we were also supplied with plenty of toilet paper and laundry detergent. The one aspect of the apartment I was concerned about from the photos was the comfort of the sofa and chairs in the sitting room - they were great. We also had plenty of outlets to plug in computers, phones, etc. We didn't cook at all but the kitchen seemed well stocked. The outdoor terrace is small but big enough for us to sit at the table and have a glass of wine or put out the laundry to dry. It's also great to be able to walk out and feel the temperature before deciding on clothes for the day or evening.
Our charge for electricity after 9 days where we ran the A/C all night one night was only 7 euro. I visit Florence twice a year for a week to 10 days each time. This is the best apartment I've found. I would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
Little Rock, AR
5

WELL APPOINTED AND ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYTHING IN FLORENCE

  • 5 of 5
Four of us (two sisters, my mother and her friend) stayed in the Simona apartment over the holidays and fell in instant love. You never know how to true to life photos are but this apartment is everything you see and better. Simona obviously invested significantly to create a well designed, modern and comfortable apartment in the heart of the ancient part of the city. The location is unbeatable too...Florence is fairly compact and walkable but this apartment is within a few blocks of most of the major sites. Our stay in Florence was too short and we plan to go back and stay in this apartment again in the future. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
5

TRAVELERS OASIS

  • 5 of 5
The Simona apartment is the perfect place to end your day. We stayed here for two weeks and the apartment was extremely enjoyable. The photos and description are just the way you will find it. It is situated in a perfect location in the heart of the city, but on a very quiet street. Just around the corner you will find a shop where home made pasta is made daily. There are grocers and a pharmacy and anything else you need all within walking distance. A few steps down the street are two of the very best restaurants in town. The apartment is well equipped with anything you will need. The beds are comfortable and it is very clean.
Simona and her sister Francesca are wonderful hosts and will help you with anything you need. They left fresh fruit, water and other treats for our arrival. The terrace is a wonderful spot totally private and lush with beautiful plants. I can't say enough about what a wonderful stay we had here and we plan to stay here again when we return.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 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
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
Brooklyn Park, MN
5

A WONDERFUL STAY IN FIRENZE!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful apartment and location! Simona was so good to work with. She was waiting for us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the apartment and the amenities. She was available with quick responses via e-mail both before renting with questions and while in Firenze. The wi-fi worked perfectly too. The apartment is centrally located to the Piazza Santa Croce and the Palazzo Vecchio. It was an easy walk in either direction. The apartment looked exactly as it did in the pictures on the web site. Beautiful! It was furnished with everything we needed for our stay. There were plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. Easy shopping for wine and groceries as we usually had breakfast in the apartment. It was someplace to call "home" when away from home. I would definitely stay again. Thanks Simona for a wonderful stay!!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Simona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420459
+39 0558724449
Historic Center Florence
5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in both the Simona and the Francesca during our week in Florence, as the Simona was not available for our entire stay. Both apartments are wonderful.

The Simona has a slight edge based on its lovely terrace. We ate a couple of our dinners out there, home-cooked with fresh pasta that we bought right around the corner. Both apartments are SPOTLESS and so beautifully decorated and comfortable.

There were three of us and there was plenty of room for us and all of our stuff. The Francesca is a bit bigger than the Simona, and has an extra bathroom. They both have everything you would need, and all of the beds are very comfortable with beautiful linens.

Simona was wonderful to deal with, and so helpful and friendly. The neighborhood could not be better -- you can walk to absolutely anything in Florence (and we did). There are lovely restaurants and shops in the neighborhood, and best of all a gelato shop right around the corner which we visited every night!

You can't go wrong with either apartment. I whole-heartedly recommend these apartments and if we ever visit Florence again I would not bother to look at other apartments -- I would stay at the Simona or Francesca in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1/A11
Car: not necessary

The property is located in a quiet small road, Via Vinegia 2, between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the medieval walls of St. Remigio church. We are in a pedestrian area in the very heart of the historical center of Florence. Every famous artistic site can be reached in a few minutes: piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Palazzo Pitti. The area around the property is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, internet point and wireless cafè and any services needed (supermarket, laundry, pharmacy etc..) This area is known as ZTL (limited traffic area) and from June 2013 it will be pedestrian.

No cars are allowed to reach the property in no case (apart from taxis) so in case you plan to arrive with your car in Florence, there are special instructions. We'll be glad to provide them

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Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high season
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
€180
From
€180
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
low season
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
 
 
high season
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300.00
We kindly ask our guests to get in touch and we'll be glad to provide all the booking details
Please take note that a security deposit is required ON ARRIVAL and it will be given back on departure
We do not need our guests to transfer the security deposit in advance
Notes Please take note that the rates do not include electricity/heating and final cleaning.
Heating: 5 euro per day
Electricity Euro 0,35 x kw (average consumption per week euro 15 in winter, 40 euro in summer)
Final cleaning 60,00 - for renting longer than 8 days final cleaning will be inscreased
IN CASE OF 2 SPARE NIGHTS BETWEEN TWO RESERVATIONS WE ARE GLAD TO ACCEPT 2 NIGHTS STAYING
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , real single bed
  • Baby cot available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • churches
  • library
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Iron and ironing board, toaster, moka coffee maker, hairdryer, washing machine. Home perfume in every bedroom and sitting room. Selection of tea and coffee at your arrival for complementary. A bottle of olive oil of our own production will wait for you. We remind you that smoking is not allowed inside the apartment but it's permitted outside in the loggia (Simona's apartment) Please take note that there are only 14 steps up from the road to the apartment.
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