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claudia Morace

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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Dear Claudia,

from the guest book:

We have lived in five different apartments in Florence over the last six years, and “Pinti 1” is easily our favorite; we lived there for over three months last year. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished, it’s stylish, and it clearly shows the love and care of its owner, Mrs. Claudia Morace. Borgo Pinti is a quiet, mostly pedestrian street. It’s off the “tourist track,” yet within easy walking distance to the historic center of the city. San Ambrogio market, the best market in Florence, is about seven minutes down the street. The apartment is on the top floor of a quiet building, up manageable flights of stairs. It has two floors: the top floor contains the master bedroom and bathroom and a small, quiet alcove for reading or other pursuits. The main floor contains the kitchen, dining area, living room, large bathroom, and guest room. Morning sunlight pours through the large living room window. There is a big dining room table – we seated eight for Thanksgiving dinner – and an abundance of dishes and pots and pans. The apartment is supplied with many quality bed linens and towels; there are three televisions, one in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room, and there’s a good desk where one can work at the computer; the apartment is wired for the internet. Easily our greatest surprise was that the apartment has screens, a luxury in Florence where mosquitoes seem to thrive year-round. A wonderful domestic, Marta, seems to know everything about the apartment, and if she can’t answer your questions, Mrs. Morace is only too happy to help. Speaking of Mrs. Morace, we have never met a more pleasant and accommodating landlady; the instant we met her we were struck by her warmth and friendship. We never felt that our relationship was “strictly business.” She and her beautiful apartment remain one of our happiest memories of Florence – where we hope to return very soon.

John and Susan Rogers

325 Meadows Road

Newville, Pennsylvania

17241

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You are invited to discover your own exceptional private oasis right in the center of Florence. After an exciting and fun filled day of sightseeing, shopping, museums and theatre you can escape from the fast pace and find peace and quiet...just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

You'll start to relax when you enter your apartment, Have a glass of good wine or a cup of coffee.

This tranquil sanctuary is on an old street, partially closed to the traffic, with easy access to just about all you want to see and do.

Take an easy walk to Mercato di S. Ambrogio (2 minutes), to Duomo (5 minutes), to S.Croce (3 minutes)and to other famous

sights and monuments.

The two flats are delightful, wander inside to enjoy the charm of exposed brick walls, plank floors and original oil paintings.

The Relais is located on the Borgo Pinti, an enchanted street of shops,stores, and lovely restaurants, and home to artisans and artists.

The two flats have been recently restored to a very high standard and represent the opportunity to enjoy luxury living in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Pinti 1 and Pinti 2 are on the top floor (second European floor)above the noise and traffic of the street

There is no elevator, but the climb is worth it. The steps bring you to a beautiful sunlit entrance to the flats.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Insider Tips: VRBO in Florence, Italy

Panorama of Florence, Italy, taken from the Piazza de Michelangelo.

?This travel tip comes from my friend Shelley in San Diego, California, who stayed in a three-bedroom apartment - a 'dream in the heart of Florence' - in December. When she told me how perfect it was for her family, I couldn't resist sharing her comments with you. I love that it's in an upscale area and close to good neighborhood restaurants. It sounds like a great deal and someplace you might want to consider for the next time you travel to Italy.

Vacation rentals are great for authentic travelers who want to connect with the community and the local culture. In my opinion they are better than hotel accommodations for 3G (three-generation) family vacations.

Shelley:

'We had the pleasure of staying in Claudia's beautiful apartment while visiting our daughter who is studying in Florence. We arrived on Christmas day, which we expected to be less than convenient, but Claudia was gracious enough to let our daughter store some food in the kitchen and provide her with a key in advance so that we did not need to disturb anybody's holiday with our arrival. Additionally, the kitchen was stocked with water, juice, coffee, a fresh fruit basket, and wonderful olive oil that Claudia bottles herself. The apartment was spacious enough for the 4 of us to not feel crowded. It was well furnished, with comfortable beds and linens. WiFi, heat, and hot water were all in excellent working order. We were even able to comfortably prepare meals in the kitchen. The location was fabulous...convenient walking distance to everything in Florence, and a true upscale residential neighborhood. Neighborhood restaurants and shops were all very nice. We look forward to staying at Borgo Pinti again on our next visit to Florence.'

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Claudia, I wanted to write a note about our experience at your lovely

2 apartments in the great city of Florence. During our visit, we had stopped in 3 different points of Italy. Florence, Rome, and Positano. At each City, we had rented 2 apartments and by far the accommodations were the finest at your Pinti 1 & 2. It started before we even arrived in Italy, that you were there for all our questions and gave us wonderful advise. When we arrived, we were greeted by your helpful staff and surprised with some essentials that were left for us. ( milk, water, fruit, coffee and of best of all the homemade olive oil ). The biggest difference which was evident was how well appointed each apartment was.

You had completely updated bathrooms, comfortable beds and furniture, ample linens and towels and just a home like feel. When we come back to Florence, we definitely know where to stay. Thanks you for your wonderful hospitality.

Bill
Jul 2011
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claudia Morace

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My name is Claudia Morace. I am 69 years old, I have a daughter, she is a pianist and two sons lawyers as my husband was.I have also seven grandchildren.

I love taking personally care of my house and of my apartments in Florence.

I love flowers, nature, people and life

claudia Morace purchased this apartment in 2002

I had to sell a wonderful family property dated 1880 in Austria.

Just to try to save money for my children, I decided to buy a small apartment in Florence and to make it a very special place where to stay.

I think than better than me, some comments from the guest book, can describe the apartments.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Historic Center Florence
Everett WA
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5
August can be hot in Firenze, and our stay was no different. The location of this apartment is very convenient, to many of the sights, sounds, tastes and feelings of Firenze. Just a few blocks away from the Duomo, it is also convenient to mini-markets, a big supermarket (Conad), and many restaurants. The four of us, including 2 teenaged children stayed here for 5 nights. Claudia was a most generous hostess providing juice, fresh fruit, coffee, olive oil and many other special treats. We were also provided with an Italian mobile phone which helped tremendously in making arrangements. The apartment is very much as described and is well represented in the photos. It is on the 5th floor, and there is no life, so pack your bags accordingly. It is also a great value. We did take advantage of the air conditioning given the heat, which did cost extra. We also took advantage of many great restaurants right down the street including the bistro across the street and Ristorante La Giostra a short walk away. It was fabulous, and I highly recommend it. I would also highly recommend the 500 Touring Club as well which is just outside of Firenze. Again, thank you Claudia for a wonderful stay. You were correct, 5 days is not enough to visit Tuscany. We will have to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill.
I hope you will be back again.
Love
Claudia
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Historic Center Florence
5

Location, Charm, and Amenities

  • 5 of 5
Even before our visit, we got to know Claudia (the owner) by frequent emails. When our family of 5 arrived at the apartment, we were greeted immediately by her charming assistant, Ketty, who showed us how to operate everything and gave us a detailed, map-based "tour" of the city. The apartment was very clean and orderly, and nicely decorated. There was a basket of fresh fruit on the kitchen table, milk in the fridge, condiments in the cupboard -- everything, including detergent and dishwasher soap. The apartment is located very close to the Duomo, and just a quick walk to the Uffizi and Accademia. Ponte Vecchio is a slightly longer (but easy) walk. The restaurant across the street is a nice "family" restaurant, and the one down the street is a little more upscale. Both were extremely good. If there was a downside, it was that the apartment required quite a bit of stair climbing, but we just looked at it as an opportunity to work off some of the calories consumed each day. We will absolutely stay there the next time we visit Florence.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Center Florence
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5

Fantastic in Firenze

  • 5 of 5
Thank-you for a wonderful time in Firenze and Panzano! The apartment we rented on Borgo Pinti was beautiful, well furnished and clean. Claudia welcomed us with a bowl of fresh strawberries and bottle of her olive oil that she makes at her home in Panzano. This apartment is within an easy walk to the Uffuzi museum, the Accademia, and a little bit further the central market. Claudia was a wonderful host and extremely helpful booking tours and other activities. She arranged a cooking class for us at the apartment. We would definitely stay there again when we return to Firenze.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
We actually spent one night in the owner's other apartment (165586, which was not available for the length of our stay), and six nights in this apartment (right across the hall), and both were charming, comfortable and in an ideal location for visiting Firenze. Claudia was very personable and always accessible when we had an occasional question, and made our stay (5 adults) delightful. Her thoughfulness in providing milk, juice and water, a sample of her newly pressed olive oil, along with those beautiful fresh strawberries, got us off to a great start. There were even umbrellas available for the rainy days, and a bookshelf full of guidebooks to Firenze and Italia. The location is convenient to all the "sights" and all manner of food, whether groceries or already prepared. Our most delicious find nearby was Vestri Chocolateria, a world renowned chocolate shop nearby at Borgo degli Albizi 11. Be sure to ask for samples!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Center Florence
seattle washington
5

Florenze Apt

  • 5 of 5
This place is awesome. GREAT location and a bright and clean home. Very helpful check in and lots of communication,We would highly recommend for couples or a family.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Center Florence
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

Great Apartment - Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
Claudia was so easy to work with and her apartment is charming, comfortable and conveniently located. We are a family of four with two adults and two college-aged children and traveled to Florence in the heat of the summer. Despite the weather, we were very comfortable in the air-conditioned and spacious apartment. We enjoyed breakfast, late afternoon breaks and evening card playing in the well-appointed kitchen and living room and had plenty of room to spread out with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Our arrival was flawless - Claudia's assistants met us, just as promised, and oriented us to the apartment. We were greeted with peaches, milk, coffee and olive oil which was a lovely touch. All the major attractions are within easy walking distance of the apartment and there are charming shops and restaurants nearby. Claudia provided guidebooks, maps and suggestions for where to buy groceries and for some fabulous restaurants. We absolutely would stay at Borgo Pinti again and thank Claudia for her kind hospitality and for sharing her wonderful home.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
santa maria novella
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
a1
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Punta Ala
Nearest Barpub
3 Metres
across the street
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
abetone
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
ugolino
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
across the street Accadi
Car: not necessary

it is possible to arrange special wine tasting tours

Oil tasting

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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
€200
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€4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €350
Notes A bank remittance with a deposit on reservation.
Balance 30 days prior to arrival or cash on check in
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hunting
Notes:
SAT TV, Internet Fast Connection, American Coffee Machine, Cooking Utensils, Air Dryer in each bathroom, Gas BBQ
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