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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria - Simona

Simona Tofani

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Simona Tofani

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria - Simona

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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..

My sister and I take a high pleasure to ensure our guests the best staying by taking care of you since your very first enquiry to your departure.. We own and manage personally both apartments so you'll always be checked-in by one of us and we'll be avaialble for you any time for any question, help or need you may have..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding dated back to the XV century 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!

With some of the best restaurants, ice-cream, fresh pasta, street food an coffee bar just around the corner you'll be able to enjoy your staying with no efforts trying to find out where you can have the best ice-cream of Florence!!

Both with two confortable bedrooms, with high-quality linen and duvet, 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

More Details

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simona Tofani (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Simona Tofani

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

Why Simona Tofani chose Santa Croce - Uffizi

From the very first moment we, my mom and me, visited the apartment (the actual Simona unit) we realized it was special.. Even if it had to be entirely restored (believe me, it was terrible!!) we felt it was very special..

The terrace and the view on these 800 years old stone walls of San Remigio chuch, the tower of Palazzao Vecchio so beautiful at any time of the day.. the calm and tranquility while just a stone away from everything, a few steps and you get to the crowded and lively Via de neri.. The apartment really needed to be updated but the display was gorgeous.. All moved, perfectly designed to have a sleeping area and a daily area, the ancient ceiling in the sitting room.. A house of carachter..We fell in love at a the very first sight!!!

The same happend when we were able to purchase the property beside (the actual Francesca unit) which has its own carachter too.. Again we entirely restored it but what a result!

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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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 49 traveler reviews

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Simona
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 50 reviews
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!
5

Lovely, well kept apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Florence. The apartment was perfect and well situated. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful apartment, centrally located and very professional owner!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment for a week after my daughter's wedding. The location is perfect, as it is wonderfully central to the Palazzo Vecchio as well as Santa Croce. A quick walk across the bridge and you are at the Uffizzi! The owner was wonderful to work with. She met us at the apartment and explained everything in perfect english. We had a quick question about the wifi after she left, and she responded immediately. There are about 14 steps, but they are very easy. The bathroom was a good size, and the balcony very cute. While we did hear some street noise late at night, it wasn't much, and the street is very quiet. It was cool, so we didn't use the air conditioning. You pay for the electricity you use, but it only cost us about 10 euro for the week. All in all, it was a great stay and I would highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We saw this property on the VRBO with nothing but high ratings. Family after family praising the location, charm, upkeep and overall experience. They were all spot on!

Our experience in Simona's apartment made our first trip to Florence very special. It's within 10 minutes walking distance of all the major attractions, and the layout and amenities were perfect for our family of 4. There is a nice master bedroom with a super comfy king sized bed, and a second bedroom with two twins that was perfect for our 13 and 15 year old kids.

The kitchen is small but very functional, and the living room in the back was the perfect place to hang out and make plans.

Simona was there to meet us at the time we arrived and explained everything in fluent English.

She takes very good care of the apartment which made us feel like we were in our own second home.

Overall, I highly recommend this apartment. Our experience could not have been better!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Expectations surpassed

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. One always expects, even with what turn out to be good apartments, to be slightly underwhelmed on arrival. But in this case the opposite was true - Simona (in which we stayed - there's another) looked even better than in the photographs. Spotlessly clean and professionally run. Balcony a bonus! We were met on arrival and help throughout our stay was only a phone call / email away. One or two previous reviews mention noise - occasionally street noise does come through, but not intrusively as the windows/shutters are good quality and the street is not too busy; in fact the street is notably quiet, given the very central location. For food and drink, we enjoyed Ditta Artigianale (hipster coffee/bar/tapas joint just around the corner) and L'Osteria Di Giovanni (more old-school). Both food markets - Sant'Ambrogio and Centrale - awesome, the former for the 'authentic' factor and the latter for the upstairs restaurant scene. Thanks Simona for such a nice stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Charmin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here 3 nights. What a charming place! The space is comfortable and beautifully updated. It is also very clean. The location is excellent. All the sights are an within easy walking distance. Simona was lovely to work with. Do bring earplugs or a noisemaker. While the apartment is on a quiet street, even with the shutters closed, we could hear street noise, people talking at night, etc. Florence is a wonderful city and this apartment will make your stay all the more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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Rates & Availability

From €150 Per night

Santa Croce - Uffizi 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 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
medium sesaon
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
€2,800
 
 
high season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
€3,200
 
 
LOW SEASON
Jan 10 2016 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
€150
€800
 
 
medium
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
€160
€900
 
 
high season
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300.00
final cleaning €60.00
Stay tax €2.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.
Notes We'll be glad to provide all the required info about our reservation policy once you get in touch
The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure
Rental price up to 4 pax
Our rates ARE DISCOUNTED from the 4th NIGHT on and accordinlgy with the lenght of your stay, please ask for a quotation
Heating/Electricity are on consumption
The check-in is always on APPOINTMENT
check-in 3.00-7.00 pm
check-out 10.00 am
For departure earlier than 8.00 am you'll be checked out the day before

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Croce - Uffizi 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:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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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