SUGGESTIVE MEDIEVAL ATMOSPHERE - ONLY THREE MINUTES FROM PONTE VECCHIO !

Marco Bellagamba

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SUGGESTIVE MEDIEVAL ATMOSPHERE - ONLY THREE MINUTES FROM PONTE VECCHIO !

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

“Colombina” apartment stands in one of the oldest medieval streets of Florence:”Borgo S.S. Apostoli”. This name comes from the church in Limbo square, in front of the apartment. S.S. Apostoli church is one of the most ancient and historical churches of Florence, on its façade you can see a plaque showing the foundation year “..800 a.C. in the presence of Charles Magne”.

Many historic legends originate from this church (known also as “Old Cathedral of Florence”) because it had an important role in popular fairs, above all “the explosion of the cart parade” on Easter Sunday with the famous dove-shaped rocket (known as Colombina) that sets the cart on fire.

WHEN YOU’LL OPEN THE WINDOW OF THIS APARTMENT YOU FEEL AND BREATH THE MEDIEVAL ATMOSPHERE IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD !!!

Colombina apartment is on the first floor with elevator of an important palace with a great entry. Recently renovated, charming, quite, bright with a wide living-space, with two windows including an equipped kitchen wall with all appliances. A table for four persons and a comfortable sofa (convertible bed for 2 persons cm 160x200), a large bedroom with double-bed and two big windows and one bathroom with shower. All with high quality details.

The apartment is provided with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, DVD player and equipped with washing machine dryer, internet wireless, bed linen, towels, kitchen ware, microwave, pots, american/italian coffee maker, iron, ironing board, safety deposit box.

Borgo S.S.Apostoli street is also full of small shops as that one in front of our main door, selling fruits and typical products of Tuscany and the owner loves adorning her shop’s façade..to make it unique ...and many people stop and take picture too ! Crossing the alley, just round this lovely shop, you can reach the riverside “Lungarno” with Ponte Vecchio on your left.

Just few steps..and it starts one of the most beautiful and fashion streets of Florence: “Via de Tornabuoni” where you can find the most famous griffes worldwide known as Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Hermès and so many others. On the left side there is the seat of the prestigious maison “Salvatore Ferragamo”.

The strategic location allows you to reach any historical monument, museum or old town centre area you wish…just walking, for example: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral and its Giotto tower bell, Signoria Palace, Pitti Palace and so on…

Everything to let you have a suggestive stay in Florence…

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Marco Bellagamba

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In the middle of the town's medioeval area, the apartment is very calm and the street is suggestive. A small church with its archaic Roman forms is just behind the corner, in Piazzetta del Limbo. The church holds the flint that Pazzino de’ Pazzi brought to Florence on his way back from the first crusade (1099). The stone was used to distribute the sacred fire to the inhabitans of Florence in the traditional Cerimony of the Explosion of the Cart on Easter, to light the dove-shaped rocket (called Colombina) that hits the cart.

Around the corner you will find the palace of the famous fashion house Ferragamo and, in a few steps, you will reach Via Tornabuoni, which is overlooked by the windows of the biggest names in Italian fashion. In the historical center of Florence, thanks to many pedestrian streets, is pleasant to walk and discover the little details. You can feel the atmosphere of the Renaissance churches and palaces of the old families of the city.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.7
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Suggestive Medieval Atmosphere - Only three minutes from Ponte Vecchio !
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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DONNA NORTH CAROLINA

  • 4 of 5
Wonderfully located apartment. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable bed. Stephania was great! She was there when we arrived to greet us and explained how everything worked. She was also very helpful when I could not get the tv to work! Small grocery store across the street, restaurants along the street, charming Catholic church just a few doors away, and all major sites within a few minutes walking distance. For light sleepers though, I would bring ear plugs for the weekend. I would not let just those few hours of noise stop me from staying here again. My husband and I were very happy with this apartment. Thanks, Sandra and Stephania.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear Donna,
thank you very muche for you beautiful review!!!
I'is so kind of you. I hope to see you again in Florence!
Stefania, Sandra
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CHARMING APARTMENT NEAR PONTE VECCHIO

  • 5 of 5
We spent six wonderful days in Florence this autumn. La Columbina proved to be a very comfortable, very well located base for our visit. The apartment is on what Europeans consider to be the first floor, i.e., you can walk up about 30 steps or take the elevator.
The apartment itself was quite comfortable for my wife and me. The bed was comfortable. There was sufficient storage space for our clothes. The bathroom was roomy and modern. We did not make any lunches or dinners in the apartment (there were just too many good restaurants in Florence to eat at "home"), but the kitchen seemed more than sufficient to allow one to do so.

The apartment is wonderfully well located. It sits on Borgo SS Apostoli, a narrow, medieval era lane that runs parallel to the Arno, perhaps 50 meters from the river, and sees more pedestrians than vehicles. The street is lined with interesting shops and restaurants (we particularly enjoyed Ristorante Tuto, which featured the local Chiarina beef). At its east end, SS Apostoli (2 or 3 short blocks from the apartment) is perhaps 100 meters from Ponte Vecchio. We walked from the apartment to all of the tourist sites in Florence, and throughout Oltarno (the very interesting neighborhood just across the Arno), never using a bus or taxi.

Stefania, who represented the apartment management, was friendly and reliable. She was right on time when we checked into the apartment, and again appeared punctually to check us out of the apartment. She spoke flawless English. It was easy to contact her with questions while we were in town.

In summary, this is a very nice, comfortable apartment in an absolutely terrific location. We
enthusiastically recommend it.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review, it's so nice of you!
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BOB FLEMING AND BARBARA BABER

  • 5 of 5
This is a great apartment. It recently has been remodeled in soft shades of yellow. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The location is perfect for sightseeing.

The unit is on the first floor (up one flight) but the elevator makes that a plus. You are up above the street and can watch the passing parade

Directly across the street is a small vegetable and fruit market. You can also buy eggs and Coca Colas there. The sun sets every evening on the Ponte Vecchio a block or two away.

We would definitely rebook this location.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob and Barbara,

Thank you for your review, you have spent many days here and you really have had the possibility to appreciate the atmosphere of Florence.
That's true, sunset in Pontevecchio is great!

We will wait for you soon in the future.
Sincerely,
Sandra
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GREAT VACATION APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
I would recommend this apartment it is within walking distance to all of the historic down town. I was there for 2 weeks and never had to use a taxi. Less than a 5 minute walk to grocery store, 1 block from the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The apartment is very clean and has everything you need. I hope to go back to Italy again and will definately stay there. You wont find a nicer place for the money
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steven. You and your family are welcome again!
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PIACEVOLE SOGGIORNO

  • 4 of 5
ho soggiornato con il mio ragazzo in questo appartamento per il capodanno (3 giorni) e ci siamo trovati molto bene in quanto:
- la posizione è centrale, in una piccola vietta silenziosa ma ci si trova proprio in centro storico
- le foto rispecchiano esattamente come è l'appartamento: è nuovo, appena ristrutturato, pulito, dotato di tutti i confort
- la proprietaria, la sig.ra Sandra, mi ha sempre risposto alle mail, ho provato a telefonarle 2 3 volte ma non mi ha mai risposto, a firenze però siamo stati accolti dalla sig.ra Diana, molto gentile cordiale e disponibile
il prezzo a notte è un po' alto se confrontato con altre strutture a firenze ma l'appartamento è veramente molto bello, il bagno è nuovo, la cucina è dotata di tutto quello che serve, non manca nulla (c'è pure il ferro da stiro, lavatrice, forno, forno a microonde, ecc), c'è una sola camera da letto ma in salotto c'è il divano letto per altre 2 persone.
le uniche 2 pecche (se si devono proprio trovare) sono:
- la lontananza a supermercati (se si vuole mangiare in casa) ma in compenso, essendo in centro città, è pieno di ristorantini
- il riscaldamento parte e si spegne in automatico e alla sera avevamo un po di freddo (probabilmente c'è il modo per personalizzarlo ma noi non abbiamo voluto "metterci le mani")

in conclusione, se dovessi soggiornare nuovamente a firenze, ritornerei sicuramente su questa struttura e l'ho consigliata ad amici.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A JEWEL IN FLORENCE'S CROWN

A jewel in Florence's crown
  • 5 of 5
For those who wish to experience the very best apartment accommodation in Florence they can look no further than this wonderful property. My family of four stayed here in December and loved every minute. The apartment is so central. The Ponte Vecchio is literally a stones throw away and the central plaza and shopping precinct less than three minutes. The apartment is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and we were very sad to leave it. Sandra and Diana did everything to ensure that we were met and fully briefed on both the apartment but also Florence. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Stephen, thank you soo much for this wonderful review. We hope to see you again in Florence!
Your family was very polite and we had a nice experience with all of you.
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Car: not necessary

Between Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Via Tornabuoni, the main shopping street in the town.

Everything it is at short distance walking.

There is also the possibility to come by car and parking very close to the apartment, just in the street parallel to the apartment.

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
€130
€850
 
 
Winter off-season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
€110
€700
 
 
Special Price
Jan 7 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
 
Spring off-season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€110
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Min. stay 4 nts. Accepted shorter stay in June and July.
ALL INCLUSIVE, security deposit upon arrival €200,00.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , mattress 160x200 cm
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
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