Lovely apartment ideal for couple - or families with children - near San Marco and San Lorenzo. Very quiet and bright. Recently restorated and tastefully decorated. It overlooks a sunny courtyard, a very relaxing place to have breakfast or tea.
The flat is on the ground floor (no stairs), and consists of: living room with dining corner (table for 4 people) and comfortable sofa bed for two persons (bed: 200 cm x 80 cm), kitchen corner with fridge/freezer, gas stove with 4 burners, microwave, bedroom with double bed (150 x 200 cm), 2 wardrobes, desk and chairs, spacious bathroom with separated WC and bidet, shower in a stall.
Wi-fi Internet, TV sat, air cond. Up to 4 people. A full selection of Lonely Planet travel guides are available in the flat.
To access the apartment and its courtyard, the owner's building must be crossed.
In the very street where the flat is located - anciently called via Mozza - Michelangelo had his own studio. Here he worked and lived, and after his death here were found the 4 Prigioni (today at the Academia together with the David) and the Victory (today in Palazzo Vecchio). This part of town is known as the 'Medici quarter'.
From here the glorious Florentine family started its adventure for the conquest of power. Here they built their own Palace, Palazzo Medici, away from the old aristocracy’s dwellings. Here Cosimo il Vecchio erected the San Marco monastery (today museum) where he kept a cell for himself, painted by Beato Angelico, which can still be visited today. And here the Medici didn’t limit their ambitions to a family chapel, like everybody else: they had to have their own parish church, the basilica of San Lorenzo, one of the largest churches in the city, designed by Brunelleschi, embellished by Donatello, and also the burial place of seven generations of princes and princess (the Medici Chapels).
It was in San Lorenzo that Michelangelo engaged for decades in his last monumental effort before abandoning Florence for Rome, in 1534. The artist was commissioned to construct the facade of San Lorenzo, which he couldn’t manage to accomplish. Then he was asked to build the Laurenziana Library near the church, and a sepulchral chapel, situated to the extreme right of San Lorenzo, the New Sacresty, where Lorenzo il Magnifico is buried together with his brother Giuliano, his son Giuliano, and his nephew Lorenzo. In the Sacresty today we can admire Michelangelo's spectacular statues of Night, Day, Dawn and Dusk, and the austere, melancholic ‘Madonna with the child’, where baby Jesus hides his face into his mother’s breast…
All this can be reached within 5 minute walk from the Michelangelo’ studio apartment: a secret retreat to live the art experience and allure of a city unrivaled for its art, beauty and culture.
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Dani purchased this apartment in 2004
We bought this house because we thought it was the perfect place to be: in the heart of Florence, but away from the main crowds.
Sipping tea or having breakfast on the courtyard, it feels like you are really inside an old, peaceful, green, typical Florentine place. You hardly find the will to get up and explore the city...
Visiting Florence and at the same time catching a glimpse of real Italian life. I'm sure you can see from the other reviews how nice the property is, but that's not the best thing about it : it's Daniela and her family. This vacation was like visiting Florence with your family there to guide you. The owners make everything so easy for you, the best restaurants, where to find grocery's, how to get from one place to another. Always available if you need help. What a wonderful time my wife and I had... Thank You Daniela
The studio was the most memorable and impressive of the four apartments we stayed in on our three week trip to Italy. Our four nights were fabulous. Daniela's knowledge of and passion for Florence meant we experienced a side of Florence not always seen by tourists and this made our holiday special. The studio was just as described, though I was even more impressed than the photos suggested. I loved the design, which meant the bathroom 'noises' were non existent, and the skylight above the bed allowed the natural lightning shows to delight at night!
I have recommended the apartment to my single woman friend who I know would love the security of the studio while being able to enjoy Daniela's young family if she felt alone.
What a wonderful place to stay and feel such a part of magical Florence! Thank you so much Daniela.
Ps the pastry shop four doors down is exceptional!
The apartment was all it was described to be and more. We would recommend this lovely property to anyone interested in being in a quiet neighborhood, but also close to the action, including the train/bus station, Central Market, Accademia and easy walking distance to almost anywhere in Florence. The cottage had plenty of room to relax and be comfortable, the bed was very comfortable, and afforded the space and conveniences you are not going to get in a hotel unless you are paying a great deal more. The courtyard was the perfect place to relax with a bottle of wine at the end of a long day. Daniela is a gracious and attentive host who welcomes you into her family and makes you feel like a friend who is visiting. She has a wealth of knowledge to share and provided us with many unique suggestions for things to do/or places to eat. Our vacation would not have been the same, had we not had the opportunity to stay at Michelangelo's Cottage. If you want to experience an authentic Florentine neighborhood and have a unique experience, don't hesitate to book your stay here.
We had a great stay in Florence and it was very much attributed to our stay here. Our luggage was delayed and Dani was amazing to acquire us some toiletries for the night and make us feel welcomed. The location is amazing and we enjoyed exploring on foot. We took all of her sight seeing and restaurant recommendations and couldn't have had a better time.
We also enjoyed a traditional annual parade with her family which made us feel like a true Florentine. We have such fun memories from the evenings activities!
If you are lucky enough to be in Florence, planning and trip and reading this, don't hesitate to stay here!
My Wife and I are great fans of the great city of Florence, this was our 5th trip to the city and by far our favourite trip so far. What made this our most enjoyable visit was this perfect cottage and its owner, the wonderful Daniela. The cottage location is perfect, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre with good facilities nearby. The cottage is very clean and comes equipped with all you would need to make your trip easy and comfortable. Daniela is the perfect host, sharing her local knowledge with us and making us feel perfectly at home. I would easily recommend this holiday home to anyone thinking of coming to Florence.
I'm not one to exaggerate or use hyperbolic language. Having written that, my wife and I were thrilled with our 13 night stay in this perfect apartment/cottage. Residential neighborhood. Utterly quiet at night. Very, very clean. Great WiFi. Easy walking distance to everywhere in the old city. The galley kitchen meant that we weren't compelled to eat every meal out. The owner (Daniella or "Dani") incorporated very fine finishes (tile floors, stunning beamed ceiling, gas stove, refrigerator build as part of the cabinetry, etc... i.e., this is a very cool place). Dani is a lovely person, and will give you ideas for restaurants, bars, and even museums not on any tourist's itinerary. When we return to Italy, we will stay here.
The cottage was exactly as described and it was a peaceful place to relax after sightseeing. Daniella was a gracious host and took time out of her busy schedule to get to know us and share about the history of Florence. Everything we needed was provided and we were quite comfortable. the kitchen was great for cooking our family meals and we loved the patio also! We highly recommend central market just down the street for affordable lunches. Thank you Daniella for making us feel at home!
This cozy and new apartment is located downtown Florence, in the very heart of town, 5 min away from San Lorenzo (The Medici Chapels), Piazza San Marco (Academy Gallery with the David by Michelangelo), the Duomo area, in a quiet street with garages.
In this same street, anciently called 'via Mozza', Michelangelo had its own workshop. When he died in Rome, in this studio where found the 4 Prigioni (today at the Academia), the Madonna col bambino (at the Medici Chapels), and the famous La Vittoria, today in Palazzo Vecchio (the Old Palace).
The San Lorenzo market (handcrafts, gifts) is less than 5 minute walk. Newspapers, pharmacy, banks, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, churches, and all kind of shopping facilities are all around. The apartment is at 1 km distance from the S.Maria Novella rail and bus station, so it is very easy to make daily excursions to the main sites of Tuscany, including San Gimignano, Lucca, Siena.
The flat is also 5 minutes away from the park and Congress Hall of La Fortezza, the most famous exhibitions’ centre of the city (and also excellent site for jogging!).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
* Advance Payment: 20% of total amount on confirmation; balance on arrival.
* Rates for 2 people include all utilities: Gas, Electricity, Wi-Fi Fast Internet Connection, linen, towels and final cleaning. NO hidden extra. For any additional person 10 EUR/day.
* EUR 100 security deposit to be paid cash upon arrival.
Cancellation policy available when contacting the owner upon booking