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Prestigious property in S.Maria Novella square (WIFI) - UNIT 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights




This elegant apartment is on the second floor within an historic building (with lift), has just been finely restored and furnished with antiques and nice pictures, according to the traditional Florentine style. It consists of an entrance hall, one big bedroom with twin beds and wardrobe, another bedroom with double bed and wardrobe, a bathroom with shower, kitchen (with table for 6 people, dishwasher and microwave oven) , living room and study with big sofa-bed and tv. It is very quiet and peaceful which is very rare for the center of Florence. In a few minutes you can reach the Duomo, the Old Bridge, Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and San Lorenzo outdoor market. We just started renting this unit, we own also UNIT 1 of property 11939, with more than 30 positive reviews!

About the property

2 units with total 3 bedrooms 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchen, entrance

This elegant apartment is on the second floor within an historic building, finely restored and furnished according to the traditional florentine style. It is situated in the hearth of Florence so that in a few minutes walk you can reach the Duomo, Old Bridge, Piazza Signoria, Uffizi Gallery ad all the main musuems and monuments. It consists of an entrance hall, and 2 separate units:

UNIT 1: One studio apartment has three large windows where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and its square,it has a bedroom with twin beds and wardrobe, a bathroom with shower, a living room with table, sofa bed for 2 people and the kitchen.

UNIT 2: The second unit that has been recently restored and furnished, consists of a corridor with several valuable pictures, a living room with antique sofa and chairs, a Tv room with a confortable sofa bed, 1 bedroom with double bed and small wardrobe, 1 bedroom with twin beds and big wardrobe, kitchen room with dining table, bathroom with shower.

Nearby you will find antique dealers and the most famous italian and international fashion stylist’s shops.

The property is situated 100 metres far from the Railways Station and the main Bus stations, so you don’t need to take a taxi when you arrive.

CHECK-IN from 14:00h to 23:00h

CHECK-OUT from 7:00h to 10:30h

When it's possible we always give the opportunity of entering/leaving the apartment at the time requested (or leaving the luggage in the entrance hall of the apartment for free)

More Details

Chiara Benvenuti
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had previously stayed in a smaller apartment on the same floor, rented by the same family. Our stay in that (1 bedroom) apartment was so special, we were happy to see this larger apartment (3 bedrooms) was available this year when we had a larger group.

The apartment is newly refurbished, both in structure and furnishing, and is as elegant in person as it is in the pictures. The windows are large and thick, and open up into an interior courtyard. While we did enjoy the view into the square from the smaller apartment, the interior location kept the apartment very quiet despite it's close proximity to the square and the train station. The beds are very comfortable, and can easily sleep 6. The day bed in the tv room has a trundle bed underneath it. The water is consistent and hot, the wifi is strong, and the apartment is very secure. You must unlock 3 doors before entering. The kitchen has all the amenities you will need to cook, including salt, oil, etc. There is a small lift, if you need one. Lastly, the air conditioning works very well!

Most importantly, the Benvenutis are a wonderful family, who are the living expression of their name. Benvenuti means welcome, and Sergio, Ana Maria, and Chiara are such a welcoming and helpful family that I feel lucky to now know them and can't wait to return!
Jun 2014
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CHECK-IN from 14:00h to 23:00h
CHECK-OUT from 7:00h to 10:30h
When it's possible we always give the opportunity of entering/leaving the apartment at the time requested (or leaving the luggage in the entrance hall of the apartment for free)


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom contains washbasin with golden mirror, bidet, toilet and shower cabin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , double bed with small wooden wardrobe nicely decorated
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds, wooden wardrobe and chest of drawers with mirror
  • The bedrooms are finely decorated and furnished with exclusive and valuable old furnitures.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment stands in the beautiful Santa Maria Novella's square. In a few minutes you can reach the Duomo, the Old Bridge, Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and San Lorenzo outdoor market. Via Tornabuoni, Via Roma and Via Calzaiuoli are also 5 minutes walk far and there you will find the most famous and beautiful shops of the greatest italian and international fashion stylists. The apartment is 200 metres far from the Railway Station, so you don’t need to take a taxi when you arrive. If you come by car I can give you suggestion and information about finding a suitable parking place. Santa Maria Novella square is located in a pedestrian zone so cars are not allowed during the day if not properly authorized. In the apartment you will find the Guide of Guests which contains our recommended shops, restaurants and our touristic suggestions. Will also find our selection of tuscan red wines bottles at good prices.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
Cary, NC USA

Solid apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 people just concluded a stay here. Apartment in excellent location. Maybe 100 yards from the train station so easy access to trains and great location right in the square of the Piazza San Novella. Short walk to the Duomo and most key sites in the city. Lots of restaurants around. Unit was clean and organized and had a nice master bed and two twins in the second room plus a large couch that could easily be another twin. 5 adults could stay in this unit without issue although of course has only one bathroom. Nice kitchen. Bit of a wasted area that I'd call living space but still plenty of room to move around. Unit is on 3rd floor and there is a small lift to help with bags. Doesn't hold many people though so use the stairs! Need three keys to get in and out which is a bit tricky. Might be better if owner goes to some sort of key pad for everything beyond the main floor door. Only issue we encountered was a recurring loss of water pressure that impacted the entire unit on multiple evenings of our 4 night stay. We contacted the owners who did respond quickly and informed us was a city issue of some sorts. I'm not sure that was true but at times we had literally no running water in the unit sinks, shower, toilet or otherwise. It didn't last long and seemed to come back but it was annoying when it happened. Maybe was an isolated thing or some sort of neighborhood issue so don't want to be too disparaging about it but can't give 5 stars because of it. Overall the unit was clean. A/C worked fine in hot Florence summer weather. Location in San Novella square very attractive although the unit has no views of anything out the windows. Owner manages a sister unit across the hall which has great views. We loved Florence so hard to say much if anything negative about a magnificent city and friendly owners and a clean nice sized apartment! Washer in the unit would be a great addition!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review and suggestions. Water pressure in Florence is usually very low especially in summer, that's why we installed a big water tank with a pump to avoid any lack of water in the apartment. We were contacted by guests only once at 11pm and we gave them our prompt assistance. Just needed to reset the water pump to solve the problem in a few minutes. The Unit 2 doesn't have the view on the square, but on the inner courtyard of the building. The apartment is very quiet and peaceful which is very rare for the center of Florence. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Florence and we hope to see you and your family again in the future. Grazie e a presto! Chiara e Sergio
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Would rent again

  • 5 of 5

This unit is very quiet, has AC to block out noise and create a nice cool environment, and is great for those just arriving with jet lag and need some extra sleep at odd times. We also loved the convenient location: short walk from train station, short walk to all sites. Never had to use a bus. It made our stay in Florence much nicer. The TV room can easily be used as a third bedroom. The owners were very nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Eilee for your nice review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the apartment. We hope to see you and your family again in Firenze. Kindest regards
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Fort Mill SC USA

Pretty Apartment with Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

This apartment and owners, Anna Maria and Chiara, are how I pictured Italy; elegant, beautiful, warm and friendly. Anna Maria was at the apartment when we arrived and showed us everything about the apartment and spent a lot of time telling us about her city and all of the wonders that we should see. She mapped out restaurants and lesser sights to see. Make sure to visit her favorite chocolate/pastry store.

The apartment is in a prime location right on the square and in walking distance to the train and any of the sights in beautiful Florence. It is decorated with elegant furnishings so that you feel like you are in Italy.

Our regards to both Chiara, who was very helpful and responsive in the booking, and also Anna Maria. We hope to be back there someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We are very glad to hear such a nice words. It will be a real pleasure for us to host you in our apartment again. A presto! Chiara
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Perfect location, lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to a flight delay we arrived late but were met outside the apartment by the smiling owners. Despite the time 23.00, they were only too happy to explain everything and then to help us with the map of Florence, and what to see and do. The larger of the apartments does not have the views of the square that the small one does but don't let that put you off. The apartment is big and bright with lovely furniture and paintings. We had a great stay and recommend this apartment to anyone wanting somewhere central to everything and within five minutes of the main rail and bus station. If you find yourself there on a friday you must find the biscuit stall at the little market that appears in Santa Maria Novello square, just outside the apartment. They are to die for. Word of warning, buy more that you think you need!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra for sharing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and we really hope to see you again in Firenze! A presto! Chiara
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4 1

Elegante appartamento nel centro di Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Ho soggiornato nella Unit 2 per un viaggio di lavoro e mi sono trovato benissimo. L'appartamento e' elegante e spazioso, arredato con gusto e curato nei minimi dettagli dalla proprietaria, che ci ha accolti al nostro arrivo. L'aria condizionata funziona bene, il wifi e'ottimo e veloce, i letti comodi. Inoltre la casa pur essendo in posizione centralissima (piazza smnovella) e' molto silenziosa perche si affaccia sulla grande corte interna del palazzo. I proprietari sono gentili e sempre disponibili. Consiglio a tutti questo appartamento, noi ripeteremo sicuramente in futuro. Grazie e a presto!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Alessandro per la recensione, speriamo di potervi ospitare nuovamente presto nel nostro appartamento. Thank you so much for your positive review, we hope to see you again soon in Florence.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Irish pub
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Leghorn (LIvorno)
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Firenze Circolo Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Restaurant
2 Metres
Ristorante Vincanto
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Florence is famous in the world for its medieval city centre. The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is the oldest church and is a real museum full of very old frescoes and paintings. Every building has his own history and when you are there you can really feel this special atmosphere. Even the surroundings of Florence are unique: Fiesole is a very nice old town overlooking the city centre with a fantastic panorama; Chianti hills are very famous for wines and the olive oil but also for their special landscapes and for their typical small old towns.

Other Activities: Museums


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