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Traditional tower penthouse of the 15th century

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Santo Spirito Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Loft with 2 bedrooms and 4 beds, near 100 metres from Ponte Vecchio

Traditional tower penthouse of the 15th century, floor area of 70 m2 (750 sq.ft), situated in the characteristic historical centre of Florence, 'Passera's Square', 'Canto ai Quattro Pagoni'; between 'Ponte Vecchio', 'Palazzo Pitti' and 'Santo Spirito' area. This Top floor flat overlooking the picturesques Florence's roofs is very bright and welcoming.

Our house has:

- one double penthouse bedroom;

- one twin bedroom with two single beds;

- 4 pieces bathroom/shower;

- Living room;

- Kitchen.

Accommodation and facilities:


Stereo / hifi, independent heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, air-conditioning, internet

Kitchen and washing:

Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, washing machine

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Alessandro Santini
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016


based on 16 traveler reviews

Traditional tower penthouse of the 15th century
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Cool old building in a great neighborhood. Five restaurants outside your front door.And Alessandro was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathryn! You will be welcome in our apartment when you will return in Florence!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Alessandro's penthouse. It was very conveniently located within walking distance to all main tourist attractions, and above a charming piazza complete with gelateria and restaurants. It is an historic tower building, so be prepared to climb narrow staircases. The apartment was very clean, cosy and spacious for a family of 4, with all modern amenities we needed including much appreciated air conditioning. We would be very happy to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Sandrine. I'm very happy that you have a nice experience staying in our flat, discovering the characteristic neighborhood and enjoying Piazza della Passera. You will be welcome whenever you want to return!
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Dublin Ohio

Charming, comfortable apartment in the best neighborhood in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 12 days in Florence with this darling apartment as our home base. We love the neighborhood having stayed around the corner before. It's walking distance to practically everything yet you are off the main roads, tucked away in a charming, small square off the beaten path where it is not uncommon to hear musicians on the steet below.

Everything you need is close by: grocery store, fruit/vegetable stands, bakeries, post office, pizza, and of course gelato. We really felt like a local!

The apartment has wonderful character with wood beams, amazingly thick walls and lots of light. I personally love the shutters on all the windows which are so darling and also allow you to control street noise and sunlight for sleeping.

The kitchen has all of the basics for cooking as well as some spices and other supplies. We used the washing machine several times and had fun hanging our clothes on the line high above the street. So Italian!

We had very few problems or needs, but when we did Alessandro was quick to respond and worked quickly to assist us. We were 3 adults and 1 teen and were very comfortable in the apartment. There were plenty of bath towels and dishes. Be aware that the shower is literally in the corner of the bathroom and you are standing directly on the bathroom floor which gets slippery.

Florence remains one of our favorite cities and we would definitely stay in Alessandro's home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Lisa! I'm glad that you felt like a local discovering the main characteristic things of the neighborhood and our flat. Whenever I read your words I think that you caught perfectly which is the spirit to live in Piazza della Passera! I'm really happy and proud. Whenever you want to return in our flat, the doors will be always open for you and your family.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lovely walkup apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment with lots of room and special details. Wifi was good and Florence itself is a place with lots of history and museums. The location is good for access to everything. I would love to stay here again.Only problem is the couch in the living area could use replacing, it sags quite a bit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diana! We will wait your return!
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Auberry, California, United States

Stepping back in time, but keeping the comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location. Walking distance to all the sites. The building was built in 1400"s but you wouldn't know it by the modern interior. In the pictures it looks small, this is deceiving because there is plenty of room to spread out in the apartment. There are wonderful views of the roof tops and the neighboring building out each window. Alessandro was great, very nice young man. When I come back to Florence I will stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice stay in Florence - Séjour très agréable à Florence

  • 4 of 5

Hi, we had a great stay in Alessandro's flat in Firenze. Alessandro is very available and will answer to all your requests very quickly! (thank you very much Alessandro). The flat is nice and closed to the main touristic places in Firenze (by foot). The area is also very pleasant and quiet.

Appartement agreable et calme près à pied des principaux points d'intérêts touristiques, il permet d'explorer les recoins de Florence avec facilité tout en étant dans un endroit preserve du bruit. Alessandro est d'une extreme gentillesse et à l'écoute. L'appartement est ideal pour un couple seul ou un couple avec des enfants de plus de 7 ans (il y a des marches mais pour nous ce n'était vraiment pas un probleme).

Merci pour tout, Grazie Alessandro!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christophe. You were kind and precise guests. When you want to return you will be welcome!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Firenze, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Linate (Milan)
Nearest Ferry
122 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Fiumicino (Rome)
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Malpensa (Milan)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
5 e Cinque, Il Magazzino, 4 Leoni
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
102 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Just 10 minutes walk from the central station, our house is located in the other part of Arno (the river) called 'Oltrarno' ( )precisely in Passera's square. This zone is the most characteristic of the centre of Florence because you can find art, museums and craftsman at the same time. The street at the front is connected with a pedestrian area, therefore: very quiet and hard to reach by car!


Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September - October
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Breaks
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $109
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santo Spirito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , all marble
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Door of the 15th century
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , handmade ceramic antique stove
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis

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