SUNNY ROOFTOP APARTMENT OFF VIA TORNABUONI, 5 MIN FROM PONTE VECCHIO

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Nicky Swallow

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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SUNNY ROOFTOP APARTMENT OFF VIA TORNABUONI, 5 MIN FROM PONTE VECCHIO

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment in central Florence near the river sleeps 2/4

The flat is situated on the 4th floor of an old, typically Florentine building on a narrow street just off chic Via Tornabuoni and a block north of the river. Please note that there is no lift. It is an ideal size for 2 people, but quite for adequate for 3/4. It is comfortable and bright with pictures on the walls and books in the bookcase to make you feel at home. The flat is within a traffic-limited zone, so it is quiet. The view is of typical Florentine rooftops with the odd roof garden, and there is plenty of natural light. We re-decorated the kitchen in January 2013 and fitted beautiful solid wood counter tops and a new gas hob. It is well stocked with pots and pans.

The bedroom can be made up with a double or two single beds (with feather duvets) and there is a large wardrobe with lots of hanging and shelf space.

The sitting room has a table that allows four people to eat in comfort, a comfortable double sofa bed, TV, DVD and stereo system with ipod dock. There's a library of books (mostly in English) and lots of tourist information and guide books about Florence, Tuscany and the rest of Italy.

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

Nicky Swallow

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I am English but have lived in Florence since 1981. I'm a musician by training (I came here to play in the opera orchestra) but now I run a music festival in southern Tuscany and am also a travel writer. Luca, my Florentine partner, is a photographer:this was his flat until he joined me across the river in the Oltrarno. Downtime is spent in our olive grove just outside the city.

Nicky Swallow purchased this apartment in 1960

Luca's family have lived in this area of Florence for several generations.

A stay in our flat offers a typical Florentine experience while being within easy walking distance of just about everything you will want to see and do in the city.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 26 reviews
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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447940
+39 055216334
Historic Center Florence
Warwick
5

Perfect apartment - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
In short, I thought Casa Luca was wonderful. The location is just perfect – come out of the front door of the apartment building, look left and you can see the Arno at the end of the alley, and Ponte Vecchio is only a few minutes’ walk away.

The apartment has everything you could need and a wonderfully authentic feel about it. I loved the fact that it was on the top floor; this made for a very light and airy living space. The 80-odd stairs would be a problem to anyone infirm but I was in Florence to run the marathon so they made an excellent cool-down after the race!

Picking up on what a previous reviewer said about equipment in the flat being “basic and sufficient but no more”, that may be true but why would you want state of the art mod cons anyway when you should be out enjoying all that Florence has to offer? I was on my own for this particular visit but the apartment would definitely accommodate up to 4 comfortably.

Nicky provided excellent information and was a perfect host. I would thoroughly recommend Casa Luca and definitely hope to return soon. Thank you Nicky, for sharing your apartment.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447940
+39 055216334
Historic Center Florence
5

Warm and welcoming apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This apartment is located in a great location in central Florence, and makes reaching all the local sites possible on foot. Nicky provided excellent service in helping us get the key, despite our evening arrival, and provided some great recommendations for food and fun. The apartment is located on the 4th floor of a traditonal and older style apartment building, so lots of stairs up, but the height translates into a quiet and bright space in a very livable little apartment. The kitchen has a great breakfast bar/eating area for gathering and enjoying cooking together, and had a good selection of quality kitchen items and gadgets. While our stay was brief, this apartment is a great choice in quality and value, and we could easily see ourselves returning and staying for several weeks.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed staying at Casa Luca and appreciated the upside of lots of stairs! Hope to see you back here one day...
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447940
+39 055216334
Historic Center Florence
Rural East Yorkshire
5

A great pied a terre in Florence's historic centre

A great pied a terre in Florence's historic centre
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The flat makes a wonderful base for a visit to Florence and offers excellent value for money. Forewarned about the apartment's location on the top floor we were prepared for the stairs (eight flights!) and, within a couple of days, had increased our fitness levels to the point where we hardly noticed them - but be warned that they would present a problem to anyone with limited mobility or respiratory/heart problems.
The accommodation is compact and, although the shower is perhaps a little basic, everything that might be required for a comfortable stay for two people is provided and readily to hand. In addition there is generous storage space and an excellent library of books, local guides and maps.
The key advantage of the flat is undoubtedly its location on a quiet street so very close to many of Florence's main attractions. There are numerous local bars and restaurants providing excellent food and drink at a range of prices to suit all pockets.
Finally, Nicky is the perfect host - helpful, friendly, unobtrusive and extremely knowledgeable with lots of advice to ensure an enjoyable visit.
All in all this flat doesn't qualify in the "luxurious" category but it is very neat, well equipped, clean and perfectly positioned - the ideal base for anyone wishing to experience Florence without breaking the bank. We loved it!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447940
+39 055216334
Historic Center Florence
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Wonderful stay in beautiful Florence

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in Nicky's apartment. The property is ideally located in central Florence (walking distance to everything!) and had everything you could want on holiday. It was very clean and just as described in the listing. Nicky was very friendly and accomodating and gave us great advice on things to see and do around Florence and Italy. We would reccomend this apartment to any who like a convenient location and some home comforts while on holiday.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sunny rooftop apartment off Via Tornabuoni, 5 min from Ponte Vecchio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447940
+39 055216334
Historic Center Florence
5

great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Great location, good space, well equiped, could not dream better place. Many thanks to N. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour. L'endroit est tres bien situé de jour comme de soir. Le logement est coquet, lumineux. Nous avons apprécié y préparer nos repas, la cuisine est bien équipée.
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The apartment is located just west of chic Via Tornabuoni (now a pedestrian area) and a block north of the river. The position could not be more central; the 'centro storico' of Florence is tiny and most of the principal sights and galleries are within easy walking distance. The apartment lies within a traffic-limited zone, so it is quiet. Its very central position means that there are banks, food shops, a post office, restaurants and bars close by as well as bus stops for other parts of the city. The train station is a 10 minute walk. Just across the river is the 'Oltrarno' district, Florence's Bohemian 'Left Bank' which centres around pretty Piazza Santo Spirito. The central food market, a must for foodies, is a short walk away.

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Availability & Rates

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 Minimum Stay
 
Mid season
Mar 29 2014 - May 2 2014
€75
€520
3 nights
 
 
High season
May 3 2014 - Jul 11 2014
€85
€570
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 22 2014
€75
€520
3 nights
 
 
High season
Aug 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€85
€570
3 nights
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€68
€480
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€75
€520
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A deposit of 30% of the total rent is required in order to secure the booking. There is a 40 Euro final cleaning charge and central heating (gas) and air conditioning are charged extra according to metre readings. These rates are based on an occupancy of two people.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bed can be made up as a double or two singles
  • There is a double sofa bed in the living room. We provide summer and winter weight duvets and feather or synthetic pillows. There is plenty of hanging and cupboard space in the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
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