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Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description
App 4 beds, kitchen, living room and bedroom in the historic center
Located on the first floor of the beautiful Palazzo Bardi, the first example of Florentine Renaissance palace. As you enter, you'll enjoy the feeling of the atmosphere typical of the Renaissance greeted by the spectacular Brunelleschi's cloisters. The apartment comprises a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with sofa bed, a double bedroom overlooking the cloister and a spacious bathroom.
We spent a wonderful, sunny week in Florence at the start of October staying in this tastefully decorated, beautifully appointed and impeccably clean apartment. We were welcomed by Roberta who was very kind and helpful, recommending restaurants to try and places to visit, including the workshops of local artisans. An intriguing fact about this apartment is that it is part of the Palazzo Bardi, which is apparently the first domestic building designed by Brunelleschi… It’s very well situated for exploring the city, being close to all the major attractions. Located near Santa Croce, it’s seconds away from the Arno and within a short walk of the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. It’s also very close to one of our favourites, the Museo Galileo. It was a real pleasure to retreat to the peace and calm of the apartment at the end of the day, or indeed any time we needed to rest our tired tourist feet.
Excellent in every way! Beautiful, very clean, warm and quiet, with plenty of hot water and good WiFi. We did not find any street noise, but we were there at quiet time of year. Very well located and close to everything with great little bars and food places very near by. We fell in love with porchetta at the All'Antico Vinaio around the corner on Via de Neri. Also Roberta left tips for good restaurants we enjoyed. We only hope we will be able to come back for another visit!
Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
Stayed: Feb 2014
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review! really makes me so pleased that you had a nice vacation and have had a good experience in my apartment, I always try to give my best and I am especially careful in cleaning.
I hope to have you as a guest again in the future....Best Regards
Inviting, comfortable, well-appointed, and well located!
5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Palazzo Bardi for four nights. I had stayed in this neighborhood in Florence a couple years ago, and knew it to be very convenient to restaurants, markets, museums, and the Arno. The owner, Roberta, greeted us kindly upon our arrival. The apartment has lovely vaulted ceilings painted with trompe l'oeil accents. Roberta had plenty of helpful business cards, maps, and restaurant and grocery recommendations for our use. She also had a couple DVDs about the Medici family history that we enjoyed watching one rainy evening - very fitting viewing for our time in this historic place. The kitchen is modern and well outfitted, and has a nice Nespresso machine for your morning coffee. The bedroom window overlooks the courtyard of the palazzo, providing a charming view and a quiet position. The WiFi worked well, very helpful to my husband for addressing business needs. Florence is a wonderful walking city, and it's so easy to navigate from this apartment's location - steps from the Ponte alle Grazie. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Florence, and the homey charm of this special little apartment certainly contributed to our experience.
Tip: It's a hike, but do visit San Miniato al Monte. The view is wonderful, and the cemetery, with its elaborate tombs and unusual, personal statues, is fascinating. The architecture, interior, and floors are beautiful - and - at 17:30 (5:30 pm) the monks chant vespers in the crypt - beautiful and mesmerizing! Do a google search before you go to learn more.
Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
Stayed: Jan 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
This apartment is truly charming with absolutely everything you could possibly need to make your stay in Florence the experience it should be. A night owl's paradise! WiFi did work well but not supportive of Skype. The bedroom, washroom kitchen and living room are perfect! Roberta and Stefano thank you, it was a wonderful time in Florence.
Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
Stayed: May 2013
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Denis and Sherry was a real pleasure to host you! A very nice and friendly couple who knew how to have an special focus on our apartment all in perfect order on departure. Grazie!!
What a stroke of good fortune it was for me to have found this beautiful and charming apartment on HomeAway! The owners, Roberta and Stefano, were such kind and gracious hosts who made sure my 3 week stay in Florence was pure enjoyment. The apartment was immaculately clean, with wonderful architecture and design, and well equipped with everything a traveler could desire. Its location in the historic district was perfect – within walking distance to all major attractions – close to the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, shops and restaurants, the Duomo, etc. Just a short walk from the front of the apartment building to cross the Ponte Grazie bridge also allows one to explore and dine in the quieter Oltrarno neighborhood, away from some of the more crowded touristy areas.
I highly recommend this property. If I ever have the pleasure of traveling to Italy in the future, I would most definitely return to this gem of an apartment.
Grazie mille, Roberta and Stefano for your warm hospitality! I enjoyed every minute of my stay!
Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
Stayed: Mar 2013
Owner's Response: Dear Sylvia,
not only you were lucky to find our apartment but we also to know a sensitive, good and grateful person like you are.
I consider you a true friend even though we've seen for a short time.
Thank you for the wonderful review that you left us, and I hope to meet you very soon.
Roberta and Stefano
Appartamento comodo, tranquillo, ben accessoriato, vicino a tutti i siti di interese culturale in una zona ricca di negozi e locali tipici.
Proprietari gentili e disponibili.
Torneremo sicuramente alla prossima occasione.
Palazzo Bardi is situated in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It was built in 1430 on behalf of the family Busini. The most interesting feature is the beautiful central courtyard designed by Brunelleschi, probably the first private courtyard elegant square in Florence, has round arches that give rise to a full on four sides with porch columns and Corinthian capitals. Typically, Brunelleschi is also the arrangement of the doors that open onto the courtyard. The apartment is on the first floor of the building, completely renovated, has all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, LCD satellite TV, wireless Internet access, air conditioning, heating, equipped kitchen. Located in the heart of the city is surrounded by historical buildings, monuments and museums. Only a few steps from Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce. Nearby are also major shopping areas with shops of jewelers, craftsmen and the most important signatures of Made in Italy. Good restaurants with typical Tuscan and international cuisine are easily reached on foot. Also nearby there, pharmacies, supermarkets and banks.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
The prices shown are per couple. For every additional person will be charged € 15.00 supplement daily. For children in the cradle, you will not be charged any additional cost. To confirm a booking you need to make a deposit equal to 30% of the total by: - ??bank transfer - Paypal (Paypal is to add 4% more) The balance due will be paid in cash to your reception, together with a deposit which will be returned upon departure. Once you have made the payment send us an e-mail confirmation of reservations book and remove from the period you reserved. We do not accept credit cards and checks. The reservation can be canceled up to 30 days before check-in without the loss of the deposit. Prices include gas, electricity, water, linen and towels.
We do not accept credit cards.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free (when using existing bedding).
The delivery of the keys will be made after 14:00 until 21:00 on the day of arrival the return of the same must be done by 10:00 am the day of departure to allow cleaning of the apartment by the staff . For arrivals after 21 hours. 00 will be an extra charge of € 20.00. Check-out times can be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, consistent with the commitments of the structure. To provide maximum warmth is required to communicate in advance, at least 24/48 hours, the time of arrival.