|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Campuccio apartment, originally was a single housing unit, now divided into 2 independent units (Campuccio1 and Campuccio2), which can be rented together for a maximum of 7 people.
The largest part of the apartment, called CAMPUCCIO1, is about 65 square meters (700 square feet) and it faces the inside of the building. It consists of a very bright, large sitting room with a double size sofa bed and chair-bed. The dining area overlooks a lovely quiet courtyard. It has a double bedroom (with 2 single beds or 1 double), fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a window, tub and a shower, it also has a washing machine in an enclosed closet (no dryer). Sleeps max: 5 people.
The smaller part, called CAMPUCCIO2, is approximately 30 square meters (350 square feet), overlooks the road that, however, is not busy, and consists of a full kitchen, a double room (with 2 single beds or 1 double) and bathroom with a window and shower. Sleeps max: 2 people. PICTURES 13/14/15/16/17/18/19
The apartments are on the second floor of a building without an elevator (40 steps).
I am 51 years old, married with Alessandra and we have a son 16 years old Mattia.
Alessandro Finardi purchased this apartment in 2002
Oltarno is a great area to stay in, It is full of interesting streets with local artists and craftsman. It is also very close to the Pitti palace and the Boboli Gardens. Other areas of Florence, including the railway station are easily accessible on foot, although not recommended to walk with your suitcase! Customer service excels in this establishment - a nice welcome and orientation to the apartment and time spent recommending various local restaurants etc. We tried most of them and were so glad we did. The apartment is bright and airy, well equipped and really comfortable. It has a nice homely feel which is so much appreciated after a day of playing tourist. There are a lot of stairs to negotiate with your suitcase and at the end of the day, but this was not a problem for us. Overall, we appreciated the welcome, enjoyed the apartment, the location and love Florence.
Very comfortable apartment. Small, but no smaller than what you would pay for a hotel room. Nice little kitchen that we used to sample some wonderfully fresh produce from the local markets. Only two small downsides. The apartment is right on the street, so it can be loud, but nothing worse than a similar city. Also, Internet access was spotty. The router worked fine a I was always connected to the router, so perhaps the Internet provider itself was experiencing problems.
The rental process was easy and the people with whom we dealt very friendly. I'd recommend this property to anyone. They also have a unit hat sleeps five.....same owner, so if you have. Larger group, give that one a try.
My husband and I are mid 60's, youthful seniors, and have just spent a marvelous week in Campuccio 1 - April 29 to May 7 2013. Daytime weather mid 60's sunny most of the time, a few light showers.
This is a large, extremely fine apartment and I would encourage anyone to the same decision: make this your home for a Florence/Tuscany trip. Very good value. We like to travel using an apartment to have our 'own home' and immerse ourselves in the local scene. I spend days ! searching for just the right location, amenities, safety, and price. Campuccio 1 meets all these features. I would highly recommend it and encourage anyone reading this who wants to enjoy this beautiful city to make this their choice of accommodation. Eleanora met us on arrival - spoke perfect English -grazie - lovely young woman- very well informed on the local scene.Take her advice on places to eat and visit. We did and were well rewarded. We love to eat with the locals - much more entertaining and good value
I was hesitant to stay in the Oltrano - across the Ponte Vecchio from many of the big sites, but it was a perfect location to return after all the tourism on the other side of the river. Many great cafes, tratorrias nearby, quiet at night for sleeping.There are 50 or so steps to the apartment, but no problem, especially after climbing 463 to the top of the Duomo! Views from there are a 360 deg amazing must-do. We lined up 45 mins, ate gelato - divine treat - the time passed quickly. Reserved ahead for Uffizi and Academia - essential to do. Otherwise lines are v long. Alessandro most helpful with all questions before we arrived. Bus transport very cheap, easy to handle. Took a 30min bus to Fiesole - 1 euro 20 each -: amazing views of Florence and across the Tuscan hills. Etruscan ruins there too - beautiful day trip.Walked to Piazello Michelangelo & San Miniato - again, stunning views. Bought lovely original watercolor there for 30 euros.
Apartment well locked up. Felt v. secure leaving valuables (passport etc). Felt neighborhood was totally safe day and night. On arrival took cab from SMN station - not far -- 12 euros. Beds were v.comfortable, plenty of extra bedding, lots of cupboard, hanging space, Rooms exactly as shown in the photos. Spacious, clean. Cool tile floors. Modern bathroom. Nice kitchen with all basics. Lots of books, games,felt like home. Quiet neighbors. 5 min walk to Pitti Palace and.Ponte Vecchio..Sincere thanks to Alessandro. Hope to return one day.
We stayed in Campuccio 1 for 3 weeks in mid May – early June, and enjoyed it very much. We have visited Florence many times over the years, but usually stay out in the countryside and drive into town for a day or two at a time. This trip we wanted to experience Florentine culture more deeply, and decided to take up residence for a few weeks, without a car. Campuccio 1 provided the perfect neighborhood, and the perfect place to come home to.
We are a (young) couple in our 60’s, and the 42 stairs up to the apartment were no problem for us, but do keep them in mind. Also keep in mind that you are living in an Italian neighborhood, so you may hear some activities and conversations of your neighbors! As advertised, the apartment is light and spacious, the furniture comfortable, and the kitchen adequately equipped. Eleonora greeted us with enthusiasm and gave us a list of recommendations in the area, and Alessandro was very responsive when we had a question about the water heater.
We could get almost everywhere in Florence within about 20 minutes on foot, and it is only 10 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio and a wonderful supermarket. There are local bus stops close by, but we never used them. We could easily walk to all the main attractions, as well as to the station for day trips out of town by bus or train.
There is a washer in the apartment and a clothesline outside the window. We also found a self-service laundry 2 blocks away at Via dei Serragli 87r to wash and fluff dry everything within an hour. There is also a dry cleaner at Via dei Serragli 71r.
The wireless worked great. TV stations were very limited, but we brought a few movies on our computer. The pull-out sofa bed was okay for guests in a pinch, but we would not recommend it for adults for more than a night or two.
You will find most everything you need on your side of the river (Oltrarno), including some of the best restaurants with reasonable prices and a lot less tourists. We cooked in the apartment several times (the CONAD supermarket had everything we could wish for), and picked up roast chicken to go at La Mangatoia down the street a couple of times. Some favorite local restaurants were La Casalinga, Quatro Leoni (must try the fiochetti), Osteria Santo Spirito, and a place 5 minutes beyond the Porta Romana called Da Ruggero.
All in all, we would highly recommend Campuccio 1 as your home in Florence!
Marla and Terry Sutherland
We spent a wonderful week at this apartment in Florence and loved it. It's beautiful, open, very clean and spacious. We were really impressed with how well stocked the kitchen was and we actually ended up doing a lot of cooking. There's a great market very close by, and we enjoyed not having to go out to eat for every meal. There were five of us, including two teenagers, and because the apartment is really two apts, we felt very comfortable--everyone had their own space.
The location of the apt is also fantastic--on the other side of the river from the frenzy of tourism, but very close to the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio. Also, very near to lots of restaurants and little grocery stores. Every time we crossed the bridge back to 'our side', we felt like we were home.
Lastly, everything was handled very professionally by both Alessandro and Eleanora. We were greeted at the apt by Eleanora who spent a lot of time orienting us to the apt and giving us recommendations on places to eat, shop and visit. She really helped make us feel welcome and took the time to not only tell us places to try but show us on the map where to go.
We loved our time in Florence--we stayed in three different apts while in Italy, and this one was hands down our favorite. We will definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Thank you for all your attention and thoughtfulness. We felt very at home in your apartment and hope to return one day soon!
Retired, and in our Late 60's we travel off-season to avoid the heat and crowds. Spent a day in Florence in Fall and opted for a more leisurely week in mid-March. Campuccio-1 was ideal. It is on a safe, quiet street in easy walking distance of the train station, buses, shopping, and attractions. (Note: It is up a few flights--52 steps, if mobility is a problem). Because Florence is so compact, it was easy to return to the flat for R&R between excursions.
It was well maintained and spacious with a well equipped (if small) kitchen, and amenities for an extended stay. The bedroom was very quiet and comfortable (We did not try the-pull out beds in the living room). The Washing machine was a plus--But the dryer is the typical solar/wind version located conveniently outside the courtyard window.
Our hostess/agent, Eleanora, was a Godsend. She did a lot to relieve our frustration after a rather botched-up arrival (Google maps sent us to the wrong address, turning a 25 minute walk from the Railroad station into an hour. But Eleanora patiently got us oriented and settled, and provided a host of information on good restaurants, markets, etc..
(1) March is perfect for Florence: Temperature in Mid 60's F (16C), but not over-crowded except for the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.
(2) Museums: Beyond the Ufizzi there are other museums worth the time: (a) Modern Art Gallery at Pitti Palace: (Not what you think: "Modern" means post-Napoleon.). The gallery traces the link between the various art movements and the Italian movements for independence, unification and identity up to WWI. A great history lesson and art experience in one package. (b) Museo Marino Marini: An intimate yet striking display of the work of the 20th Century artist/sculptor. A nice retreat after a hectic day. (c) Galileo Museum of the History of Science: Devoted to the history of astronomy, navigation, medicine, etc., from the 15th-19th Centuries. Fascinating! (d) Museo Leonardo da Vinci Firenze: A small but fascinating museum devoted to Leonardo's inventions. Reproductions of his flying machines, aquatic devices, war machines, etc., with hands-on displays.
(3) Transportation is inexpensive and reliable, making it easy to visit Pisa, Lucca (Worth the trip!), Fiesole, etc.
(4) There are many great, reasonably priced restaurants away from the tourist zones. Ask Eleanora or look for contented Italians!
We recommend Campuccio-1 for a couple or a small family extended stay.
The apartment is located in the historic center of Florence in an authentic Florentine area, called Oltrarno. The name means beyond the Arno (compare to the Roman quarter of Trastevere), it is located south of the River Arno. It contains part of the historic center of Florence and many notable sites such as Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito church, Palazzo Pitti, Forte Belvedere and Piazzale Michelangelo. Oltrarno preserved until today a truly Florentine atmosphere made of art and artisans; squares, which are not only empty spaces but places where people meet and live together; these quarters welcome visitors with shops and unique workshops, cafes and restaurants, world-famous and lesser-known museums and monuments and a way of life you cannot find in other quarters of Florence.
From here, with a quick and pleasant walk you are able to reach all of Florence’s main attractions. In order to give you an idea of the apartments location it requires a 10 minute walk to get to Ponte Vecchio and Galleria degli Uffizi, while 15 minutes for the Duomo.
You can get the best out of your holiday in the city, discovering the cultural and historic beauty of the centre and of all interesting nearby villages.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest|
Final cleaning: euro 50
- 35 Euro extra charge for arrivals -
a. after 20.00 hours;
b. all day Sunday and International holidays (such as 25th December...).
No arrival later than 23.00 hours
At the reservation must be paid a deposit of 30% by paypal or bank transfer and the rest in cash on arrival.
From reservation to 30 days before check-in no penalty
From 29 days before check-in 30%
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.