CHARMING OLD CONVENT WITH TERRACE 1 MINUTE FROM PALAZZO VECCHIO

Remo Bellagamba

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CHARMING OLD CONVENT WITH TERRACE 1 MINUTE FROM PALAZZO VECCHIO

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Sofa , 3 Baths, 6-8 Sleeps

'La Terrazza' apartment is located in one of the oldest parts of the center of Florence, in the medieval triangle that leads from Piazza della Signoria and from the Uffizi Museum to Piazza Santa Croce, exactly one minute walk from Palazzo Vecchio and from the Bargello Museum and two minutes walk from the Uffizi.

The palace, though very old, has an elevator and the apartment, although it lies on a high first floor has a large and pleasant terrace of 25 square meters furnished with sofa and chairs and a tent for shelter from the sun in the summer .

The apartment is divided equally into common areas, consisting of a living room with two sofas and two armchairs that overlooks the terrace and has a beautiful decorated wooden ceiling; a kitchen with vaulted ceiling, fully equipped with all the conveniences of 20 meters that also overlooks and have access to the terrace, equipped with a bar and a dining table for 8 people; and a study, also with access to the terrace, with TV and DVD.

The master bedroom, very large and with a beautiful ceiling made with terracotta panels of the 16th century decorated with original gold and blu colors, has a double king bed and a bathroom en suite with a large shower and have direct access to the terrace.

The second bedroom also has a double king bed (160 x200 cm) and wood decorated ceiling as the living room and a bathroom with dual access from the living room and from the bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath tub.

The third bedroom is very spacious, in addition to the double king bed is also equipped with a private balcony of 10 square meters and a loft of 10 square meters with a sofa that converts to a comfortable double size bed (cm 195 x 140).

Possibly, in the small studio, there is also another sofa bed for only one person, for a total of 9 sleeps.

The apartment has a total of 130 square meters plus 35 square feet of outdoor living almost all year round.

The renovation has been completed recently, so the apartment is absolutely new and accurate in every detail.

Via del Corno was also mentioned from the famous italian writer Vasco Pratolini in 'Chronicle of Poor Lovers', his best book, where he tells stories of Florence between 1925 and 1926. The novel is almost entirely set in Via del Corno, located between the Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce,in the same street where the author had spent some years of his youth. The protagonists of the novel are the inhabitants, mostly working class and the author develops love affairs that involve the young people resident in the street. In the background, the scenery of Florence in the early years of Fascism, a city in the struggle for the assertion of conflicting values. In the small universe are well represented the many faces of Florentine life but also of the Italian reality.

This Pratolini's novel came to the attention of critics and in 1954 the director Carlo Lizzani directed a movie based on the book with actors as Marcello Mastroianni, Antonella Lualdi, Rowena Greek. The film, despite the problems of censorship, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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

Remo Bellagamba

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• Extremely centrally located, the apartment is minutes walk to all the major sites and touristic attractions of Florence, though is also very close to food shops and and markets and moreover it has a very pleasant outdoor space that can be used almost all year round.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442576vb
Historic Center Florence
London
5

Very nice indeed

  • 5 of 5
We are just packing up to leave this beautiful flat and we are sorry to leave. The flat is brilliantly located for all sights, some of which are almost on the doorstep. The streets outside are really very quiet for the location, and what noise there is, during the day, is local colour really. The aircon is very efficient, the kitchen good, the bathrooms excellent. The bedrooms are nicely spaced out and very private. The beds are very comfortable. The owner and her charming helpers have excellent english and are very responsive to email and phone. There is an excellent Supermarket just the other side of Ponte Vecchio so no more than five minutes walk. It was easy to get a taxi from the station, and the owners 'factotum' booked a taxi for us when we left. It could not have been a simpler or more enjoyable stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen,
first of all I want to thank you very much for the way you took care of my apartment.
Thanks for your attention and your care.
I am happy that my team contributed to your pleasant stay.
You mentioned the word factotum, I immediately think of an opera that I love very much, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" of Rossini and I am glad to share with you a part of it where the main character, Figaro, is the factotum of the city.. I hope you like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMM9i5hdXZA

Enjoy it!
Sandra
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
Olympia, Washington
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter reserved this apartment for our family of six plus a 15 month old baby. We we blown away with how nice, roomy and comfortable this apartment was. It was also so nicely furnished and neat as a pin! We absolutely loved our entire week here. Three very large bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms. It is in a great location. They also provided a Pack & Play for the baby The kitchen had everything we desired. We loved the terrace having doors to several of the rooms in the apartment. This was truly a charming, as well as beautiful apartment.This is truly a gem. I am hoping to be able to go back some day, and would definitely stay here! So many memories were made here with our family.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren,
your review is wonderful!
I really appreciate what you've written and I am happy that you loved the apartment and the city. We are always glad to offer a cozy home to our guests, especially when there are children.
So we hope again here.
All my best
Sandra
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
Paris
5

Perfect Florence Accommodation

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous apartment! This beautiful and perfectly located apartment was recommended to us by friends who had stayed here last year - and we were so pleased they did. This was our first trip to Florence for our family of four (my husband and I and out two children aged 9 and 10) and we could not have felt more fortunate. The apartment is located in a little street right in the centre of Florence - you can literally walk to everything. The apartment is located on the first floor and there is a small lift, if required. The three spacious and well appointed bedrooms all have their own bathroom and there is a kitchen, laundry, lounge and TV room as well as a central terrace. The property was spotless, warm and well maintained and surrounded by restaurants, shops and museums - the Uffizi is quite literally two minutes away.

All arrangements were smooth and professional - Sandra responded to all emails promptly and we were met on arrival by the charming Viola who showed us the apartment, provided maps and shopping advice and made arrangements for our check out. A bottle of wine was left for us which was very much appreciated - thank you!

This really is a gem and we can recommend it very highly...
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Janine,
thanks for your detailed and wonderful review. It 'been a pleasure to host you and your family in Florence. We remain at your disposal whenever you want to come to us.
I'm glad that you spent a good time here and that you enjoyed my home.
A warm greeting, see you soon,
S.
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 3 couples and 1 baby (14 months) stayed here and it was great. The apartment was exactly like the photos. We were met at the apartment by Sandra's assistant Viola, and she showed us how to operate everything. A bottle of red wine was left for us as well as a present for the baby. Viola was very friendly, and so helpful.

The booking process was easy, and with a young baby, I had to contact Sandra a few times. Sandra always replied quickly, and went out of her way to make sure everything was as requested.

All the bedrooms were spacious, with en suites for each bedroom. One of the bathrooms did not have a shower, but that was not an issue for us. The apartment was perfect as everyone could have space, but the big kitchen / dining room as well as the lounge was a great place to meet to decide our plans for the next day. It also gave the baby plenty or room to explore. It was great to sit in the terrace and relax with a book.

The location was close to everything, and we walked everywhere. You do not need a car if you stay here. There are dozens of coffee shops, bars and restaurants with walking distance. It was in a quiet street, and we had no noise disrupt our time there.

The kitchen was well equipped, and we cooked our evening meal several times with ease. You want for nothing in the kitchen. A high chair was available for the baby, as well as a cot.

I will be recommending this apartment to any of our friends, and will stay there when we return.

Thank you Sandra & Viola, you made our stay perfect and memorable.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your detailed review! It is really fantastic. I hope that you will come back soon to Florence to see again your family and your baby growing up.
A big greeting!
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
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Historic Center Florence
New Freedom, PA, USA
5

A slice of heaven in Florence

  • 5 of 5
We rented this apartment in July (2013) as a small group of 5 people. My husband and myself have traveled for years in Italy; however, the 3 people with us have not. From the beginning the owner of this apartment was truly amazing. Sandra was prompt in returning emails. She was always pleasant, responded quickly, and very helpful. My need to confirm reservations – multiple times, was unnecessary due to her efficiency. Viola met us at the apartment and provided us with information regarding the apartment, places to eat, and scheduled a time to meet prior to leaving. Thank you Sandra fro providing us with a bottle of wine. The pictures of the apartment on the web site are accurate, but the beauty of the apartment, the location, and the comfort was unbelievable and better in reality. This apartment was very clean and the bedrooms were perfectly spaced -which traveling for weeks in a group provided all with privacy. The bathrooms were clean and ensuite. Many meals were cooked in the large well-equipped kitchen and everyone was appreciative of the American coffee machine. The Street was quiet and there are wonderful restaurants and gelato shops close by. In the evening it was a pleasant stroll to the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, etc. The location was essential for those who were with us being the first time in Italy. With the Palazzo Vecchio’s tower as a reference – no one got lost! After a day sightseeing and walking in the hot July sun – opening the door to the air-conditioned apartment was heavenly. Our stay in this apartment exceeded all of our expectations. My husband and I travel to Italy every year and Florence is our favorite city. We are looking forward to returning and staying in this apartment. Thank you Sandra for making our trip and our memories wonderful. Thank you Viola for connecting with us, helping us, and your delightful conversations.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 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: Dear Robert and Ellen,

thanks for your kindness and sympathy. It 'very important for me to receive a comment so beautiful from two travelers like you!
Viola told me that you have come several times in Florence, and you know the city very well. So I really appreciate your expert opinion.
I hope to welcome you next time, maybe in my new apartment.

A warm greeting, Sandra.
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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442576vb
Historic Center Florence
5

Superb apartment in centre of Florence

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) stayed here for 5 nights in July while holidaying through Italy. Our entire experience with Sandra and Viola from making the reservation to staying in the apartment to checking out was excellent. It was a pleasure to deal with Sandra and Viola and the apartment was amazing. It was large, well appointed, very clean and wonderfully located for seeing the sights of Florence. We wished we could take the apartment with us on our travels as it was so beautiful and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone travelling to Florence and will book it again for our next holiday in Italy. Thank you Sandra for providing accomodation of such a high standard.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and family,

thanks to you to came in my apartment.
I am really happy to offer a great experience to my guests. I work a lot on it with Viola, and every time we try to create all the necessary conditions of well-being.
I wait for you again,
all my best,
Sandra
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Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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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
5 night minimum stay
€360
€2,400
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
5 night minimum stay
€260
€1,700
 

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Refundable damage deposit €300
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , with Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3/loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , mattress 140 x 195 cm
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , for a total of 9 sleeps
  • The 3 bedrooms have their own private bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
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