APARTMENT IN A 13TH CENTURY PALACE IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE

Fabrizio

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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APARTMENT IN A 13TH CENTURY PALACE IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE

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2 bedrooms apartment sleeps 5 in Central Florence, near Duomo, Santa Croce

Unusual, romantic apartment full of atmosphere in one of Florence's oldest areas - that once occupied by the Roman amphitheatre. Indeed, the street takes its name from one of the principal entrances into the arena. Just 50m from the church of Santa Croce Church, 200m from Piazza Signoria, 100m from Piazza del Duomo, 200m from the Uffizzi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, and 10m from Vivoli, Florence's best known ice cream parlour!! The apartment offers 2 double bedrooms (one with a French bed - 140x200 cm ), a fully appointed kitchen, a marble dining table for 6. It is tastefully furnished with the owner's personal belongings and is equipped with a TV, DVD and CD player, stereo, WI-FI, dishwasher, washing-machine, air cond

Just walking through the central courtyard of this beautiful Palazzo is a journey to the heart of historic Florence. Centrally located, it is perfect for sight seeing, shopping and food markets, discovering cosy trattorie and bars, as well as artists' and artisans atelier

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Fabrizio

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Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

Excellent. Great location and value for money.

  • 5 of 5
Agree with all that's written here. We had a great week, family of 4, 2 student-age children.

Fabrizio was an excellent host, met us from the airport and gave us a brief tour of the city centre which was very helpful orientation. We didn't take him up on the day trip suggestion, preferring to do our own thing, but have no doubt that it would be very well organised and worth the investment.

The location is central, super convenient, and quiet. Santa Croce is a minute's walk, the Duomo about 10 mins. There is an excellent Conad supermarket 5 mins away with a huge range of good quality stuff. We shopped there and experimented making interesting things.

If you want full-on aircon in your accommodation then this might not be for you. There is a good aircon unit in the dining area and fans elsewhere which kept the temperature fine for us.

Agreed with previous reviewer that you don't want to drive into Florence, especially to a central location like this one. Everything you would want to see in the city is an easy walk, train travel is not expensive (we did Pisa and thought about Venice (2 hrs away) but were having too much fun wandering around Florence to make it worthwhile) and you can hire a car/bike/take a tour if you want to get off the beaten track.

Highlights include the Medici Chapels and the Stibbert museum (quite unlike anything you will see anywhere else).

Great week, ideal location for everything in the city. We had an excellent time. Very good value for money, would come again to the city and to this apartment.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

Location, Location

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough. Fabrizio met us at the train station and gave us a quick tour. The apartment was everything I expected. I want to say that I had scheduled this apt. last Oct 2013 and had to cancel at the last minute and Fabrizio was wonderful to work with. Fabrizio also scheduled and did the Siena tour with wine tasting for us and it was a wonderful day and great food. I will book this apt again when I return.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank very much !! You are very kind !!
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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

Wonderful apartment and host

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was ideally located and sized for our family of 4. We especially enjoyed the layout and decorations in Fabrizio's apartment. It was a unique modernization of a historic space, providing a cool counterpoint to the historic preservation we experienced at every museum. We also engaged Fabrizio as our tour guide through Tuscany for a day. He selected a perfect Tenuta for lunch and wine tasting at an outdoor table in an olive grove. Wow. We also felt the nightly rate was a fantastic value, considering the central location, amenities like a dishwasher and washing machine, and Fabrizio's flexibility as our host. I highly recommend both the apartment and Fabrizio as a tour guide.

Be aware that the A/C vent is located in the dining area and because of the unique layout A/C circulation was not super-efficient, though there are fans in the bedrooms to help. We were always comfortable, but if you are a person or family who wants a powerful A/C feel in the heat of summer, you might be disappointed, especially in the loft bedroom.

One traveler tip - if you were considering driving into Florence, DON'T. We made this mistake, thinking the flexibility of coming and going from the city to and from our other destinations would be worthwhile. Because the apartment is so close to city center, there are many restrictions about where you are permitted to drive, and obviously many one-way streets as well. No GPS can possibly navigate you through it accurately. There is also no street parking available for non-residents (this is the only point that Fabrizio didn't make clear in our earlier communications) so you must park in a garage for around 25 euro per day. Take our advice and DON'T DRIVE.

Enjoy Florence! And thanks again Fabrizio for a lovely stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

At home in Florence

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this great apartment for a week late April into early May. Perfect location, large apartment with eclectic decor. Fabrizio was wonderful, kind & so helpful. He gave us great suggestions & took us on a full day tour that included Sienna & a winery. You can settle into the neighborhood, feel safe, walk everywhere & feel right at home. We will definitely stay here again if we return. Thanks for everything Fabrizio.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

Review

  • 5 of 5
My mother-in-law and son stayed in the apartment for 3 nights in April and had a wonderful time. I had been working with Fabrizio to set up their stay and to make sure that he could pick them up (for a fee) at the airport on their arrival. He was very thoughtful to acknowledge me of their arrival and to see to their needs. She is 83 and very healthy but nervous about travel. He then took them on a car tour of Florence to get them familiar with the layout of the city/sites. The accommodations were great; she reports that the her bed was very comfortable - I didn't ask my son since he can sleep anywhere. They both noted that the apartment was in a great location and so close to many of the things they wanted to do.
Thank you very much Fabrizio for taking such good care of her/them. It was perfect.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437934
+39 339 6199070
Historic Center Florence
5

Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the best place we have stayed at so far! We are traveling Europe for 3 weeks, this is only our 3rd stop and we never want to leave.

Fabrizio was great from the get go. As soon as we booked his apartment he offered to pick us up at the airport and take us to the apartment! And when Air France left one of our bags in Paris he was more than happy to drive us back to the airport the following morning to pick it up. Also upon leaving he booked a cab for us. We did minimal effort, it was great!

WiFi was a little iffy at times but 98% of the time it worked perfect. Which was a huge plus.

Beware - there is a washing machine but no dryer. The washer also doesn't spin out the clothes all the way so that got a little tricky, needless to say frustrating.

The area is absolutely great. Right smack dab in the middle of everything. I would definitely recommend The Diner if you're craving an all American breakfast. They serve brunch all day and have a good burger selection. Get their vanilla ice coffee.. to die for. 2 minute walk from the apartment.

Overall, Fabrizio made our stay here in Florence amazing! We are definitely coming back.

Thanks so much!!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Firenze (Peretola)
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autostrada A 1
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio,Marina di Pisa
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Vivoli
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone (Pistoia )
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
Pallottino
Car: not necessary

The property is perfectly located for visitors who want to discover the essence of Florence. Situated between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, it is in the heart of Florence's historical centre. This area is full of local colour and is lively, even though the apartment is on a small quiet road. There are plenty of boutiques, bars and small, intimate restaurants in the area, as well as some of Florence's most noteworthy attractions

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Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer season
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€85 **
€550 **
€2,000
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90 **
 
 
Winter seasom
Jan 12 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80 **
€500 **
€1,700
 
 
Spring time
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90 **
€600 **
€2,300
 
 
Fall season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80 **
€550 **
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €80
Pet Fee €30
Final Cleaning €50
Wi FI internet ,utility € 5 per person per night
Notes THE PRICES ARE REFERED TO THE RENT FOR 2 PEOPLE . ASK FOR THE BEST OFFER FOR 4 PEOPLE

OR 5 PEOPLE .

Heating/Air Conditioning(utilities) : € 10,00 per day.

A caution/deposit is required for booking and it is not refundable if you cancel your trip , but you can use
for a different period .

Final cleaning : € 50,00

Pick up service from railway station or airport (Florence), if available
You will Pay the balance when I will give you the keys of the apartment .
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French bed 140x200cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single bed
  • The window of the second bedroom faces the sitting room. For using the cot or sofa/bed an extra charge of € 10,00 per night is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Driver service ( € 35,00 per hour ) and car rental ( € 60,00 a day all insurance incl.) at special prices on request. Wine testing tour ( Chianti area ) , Siena or Pisa (leaning tower ) tours (Full day € . 250,00 , half day € 140,00) I can book for you, on request , Galleria degli Uffizzi and Galleria dell'Accademia ( David ) Cost of the ticket € 15,00 each p/person p/museum . Horse - trekking in Chianti and light meal ( + wine testing ) € 75,00 each ( 4 hours )
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