FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR RENT IN THE CENTRE OF FLORENCE

Baba

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR RENT IN THE CENTRE OF FLORENCE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedrooms, 1 full bathrooms, sleeps 4

Casa Luce in San Lorenzo is located in the spacious Piazza del Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo, at number 27, in the heart of Florence. It is within 5 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and within 10 minutes walking distance from the Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

Casa Luce can easily be reached by car and agreement can be taken for the parking. Nevertheless a car is not needed: the main train station is 5 minutes away and all the city centre is within walking distance. Bicycles can be easily rented and sightseeing buses stop at 5 minutes of walk from home.

The flat, on the second floor of a XVI century building, is completely renewed not only in its structure, but also in its elegant and refined interiors. It has been furnished with ancient furniture and it is well equipped as we ourselves often come to enjoy Florence, sometimes with a couple of friends.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: The location is another strong point. In the very heart of Florence, Casa Luce is located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and within 10 minutes walking distance from the Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

CAR OR TRAIN?

The apartment can easily be reached by car but it is very convenient also if you plan to stay without. The main railway station of Santa Maria Novella is only five minutes walk away and it is connected with the airport with 2 shuttles every hour.

Bicicles can be easily rented, and sightseeing buses stop five minutes away.

SIGHTSEEING: Casa Luce is ideally situated to explore central Florence from its heart, without the need to use a car or public transportation, as most of the city center is prohibited to traffic.

The apartment is very near to Michelangelo’s Medici Chapels, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Medici Library, the Riccardian Library and the Marucellian Library.

Here some information for you. I'll be glad to help you in your needs.

The Cappelle Medicee (Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, open: first, third and fifth Sun of every month: 8:15am - 5pm, weekdays: 8:15am - 5pm, closed first and third Mon of every month).

The chapel is an adjunct of the greater church, theBasilica di San Lorenzo (Piazza S. Lorenzo, open Sun from March to Oct: 1:30 - 5:30pm, weekdays: 10am - 5:30pm.)

Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is best known as the Duomo (Piazza del Duomo), Sun: 1:30 - 4:45pm, Weekdays: 10am - 5pm, Thurs: 10am - 4:30pm, Sat: 10am - 4:45 pm

EATING IN FLORENCE: Right in Piazza del Mercato Centrale there are many restaurants and trattorias where you can eat. During the mild season it is pleasant to eat at the outside tables. I will be pleased to give you information and suggestions on the ones I prefer.

For grocery shopping nothing is better than the typical colored banks of fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, milk, meat and cheese located inside the nineteenth century building of the Mercato Centrale, right in front of you. (Mon-Sat 7am-2pm, Sat 4pm-8pm). There is plenty of fresh produce, cured meat, and local cheese to be sampled and purchased from a variety of vendors.

You can also consider that in Via Ginori there is a market which is open everyday until 7:00 p.m., even on Sunday.

Contact me for any information you may need!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Baba (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, french, italian

About Baba

Of Florentine origin, I left my home town for love and adventure. I'm an art historian and I live in Montevarchi (Arezzo), a small town in the Chianti area, not too far from Florence.

Baba purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Baba chose Historic Center

I bought Casa Luce because I grew up in Florence and I love my town so much. I didn't buy it only for rental purposes: I often come to Florence myself-alone or with friends- for a relaxing weekend, for a special dinner or to visit an art exhibition.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A cozy, neat, well appointed hideaway in the heart of San Lorenzo, Casa Luce is elegant and comfortable.

The hosts of this lovely apartment are warm and hospitable and make sure that their guests are taken care of well.
Mar 2010
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Furnished Apartment for Rent in the Centre of Florence
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect location, beautifully renovated!

  • 5 of 5
The beautiful apartment is exactly as described, renovated with ancient furniture yet it has all modern amenities that you would not expect. The apartment is centrally located but not so noisy. We truly enjoyed exploring the central market which is just a few steps from the apartment. We were able to enjoy an authentic Florence experience by staying in this apartment.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Victoria, British Columbia
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5
My husband, 12 year daughter, 14 year old son and I really enjoyed this small but comfortable and clean vacation rental. The price was reasonable and the apartment was centrally located making it easy for us to walk to all the site we wanted to visit. Several restaurants such as Za Za's are near by. There is also a huge indoor market making grocery and suveneir shopping easy.

The owner met us personally and ensured we had everything needed for a pleasant say including a map of the area.

The only thing to be mindful of are the many stairs to the apartment. Not a problem unless you have mobility issues.

We would stay here again. Thanks Barbara helping us make some fabulous memories!!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Historic Center Florence
5

Great location, great apartment in the center of F

  • 5 of 5
We had a bit of trouble finding the location of the apartment, but once we did everything was perfect. Barbara was extremely helpful and pleasant, and the location was fantastic. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Furnished Apartment for Rent in the Centre of Florence
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+39 -347 528-6380
Historic Center Florence
5

Amazing stay in Florence!!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in Florence and met the owner Barbara at the door. She is the sweetest woman and walked us through everything about the apartment and let us know if we needed anything to call right away.

The apartment. It is a very cute railroad style layout. 2 twin beds that can be put together for a king. Two huge windows in your bedroom open up to the central market and cafés outside. Kitchen and bathroom are very nice with a bidet and washing machine with a supplied drying rack. Barbara also gives you detergent and fabric softener!!! Awesome lady. It is a 2 flight walk up the stairs with no elevator which was no big deal for us.

This apartment is right near everything you need to see and the central market is across the street for your meat and veggie and fruit needs. Take my advice and avoid the tourist trap restaurants which is like 75 percent of them. There is a restaurant called Za-Za right below this apartment that was out of this world good. If you eat there every night for your whole trip you won't be disappointed.

All in all great place, great location and great owner! Don't hesitate to book.
Thank you again Barbara!!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Dearest Joe and Ellen, your warmest words give me a deep sense of happyness. Infact, I always try to do my best having people from all over the world and sometimes it is very hard to undestand all the needs required, trying to mantain the best quality to an honest price. I am glad that you enjoyed Zà-zà. I cannot recommend any of the restaurants of the square but many people comment just as you said....I have never been to New York, the big Apple as we say, but I am very proud to have met you, the first wonderfull couple... "niuiorchese" at Casa Luce!!!! I will always have you in my thoughts and hearth...Please, accept just this a few lines to thank you so much for your kindness. I wish you all the best, happyness and joy, yours barbara xxx
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Historic Center Florence
Edmonton, Canada
5

Wonderful Florence apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible time staying in this awesome, clean, well set up apartment! The most convenient location to excellent restaurants, the central market (which is fantastic!!), and all of the amazing sights and scenes in the heart of Florence! The host, Barbara is a lovely and very friendly woman and look forward to returning for future visits!!

*As this apartment is situated above a restaurant which sets up their outdoor dining area early every morning and plays live music late into the evening, sound travels easily, so pack earplugs or be prepared to listen to Woderful Italian tunes all night!!

Five out of five :)
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Historic Center Florence
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Loved the Apartment

  • 5 of 5
Many thanks to Barbara for the use of this apartment for one month in November. We loved Florence and we loved her apartment. Making arrangements on-line with Barbara was easy. We appreciated being met at the unit and shown through. We found the apartment well priced and it contained everything we needed for a fun and comfortable month's stay.

"Casa Luce" is located very centrally, easy to walk to major attractions and to the train station. The apartment is very close to everything. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the cozy duvets. The kitchen had everything we required to cook most of our meals including a good size refrigerator and freezer. Anyone requiring absolute quiet to sleep may have a problem with is apartment due to the restaurant below. We did not have any problems with excess noise.

Being a stones throw away from the central market was a treat. We spent many a day shopping for our daily fruits, veges and fish. There were many choices of restaurants nearby.

We plan to return to Florence again and hope that we will be able to stay in Barbara's apartment.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

Monument View: You look over the square of the San Lorenzo Central Market, right in the centre of Florence.

The panorama is enchanting, with a splendid view over the large square of the remarkable nineteenth century building of the Mercato Centrale, one of three covered food markets built when Florence was the capital of Italy post-unification in 1860, a rarity for Florentine Renaissance standards.

The apartment is in the very center of Florence, perfect for art touring. Just few minutes walk to Michelangelo’s Medici Chapels, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Medici Library, the Riccardian Library and the Marucellian Library, Ponte vecchio.

Interesting shopping from famous jewellers, antique furniture restorer and italian fashon shops.

Day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Portofino and Liguria are easy with a car or by train.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €65 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Mar 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€75
€1,200
 
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€75
€1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€65
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €45
Notes Monthly rents are also available with reductions according to season availabilities. You can choose between a 'montly all inclusive rate' and a 'montly rate with separate utilities' calculated and charged at the end of your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 queen or 2 twins
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , convertible sofa sleeps two (200x160cm)
  • Crib available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
You will find: Independent central heating Air conditioning system Electric stove and oven Dishwasher Washing machine TV and DVD player Wireless internet Kettle, toaster, hair-dryer, and more!
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