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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, on the “Oltrarno” side of the historic center of Florence, this lovely and elegant home provides all of the comforts of the modern world combined with the rich history of the 15th Century.

This home used to be the 'Forni Reali' or royal bakery serving the Medici and later the Italian royal family when they occupied the Palazzo Pitti. It comprises 130 square meters (approx. 1,399 sq. ft), and has 3 bedrooms, each with private bathroom, a large living room and fully-equipped modern kitchen, small study and additional half bath. The apartment sleeps 6-8 people, and wraps around a lovely courtyard garden adorned with flowers, fountain and goldfish. Decorated both for comfort and charm, the home contains an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furniture.

The apartment has its own separate entrance on the ground floor, only one step up from the street, and is equipped with all necessary amenities, including central heat and air conditioning, satellite t.v. and DVD/VCR player, Internet connection, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, and washing machine. One of the owners is an artist who splits his time between Florence and New York City, and many of his original artworks are exhibited in the home, including large oil paintings in the living room, and frescoes in the bedroom.

The apartment is located on a pedestrian-only street just off a charming piazza. There you will find a famous restaurant and delightful cafe. Just 3-4 minutes away you will find the Ponte Vecchio, and you can walk to the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria in 5-10 minutes. A parking garage is located 1 minute away, and local bus stops servicing all parts of the city are also just minutes away.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and the apartment was beyond our expectations.Our vacation included Rome, Florence, Venice and Paris. Florencewas by far our favorite location. The city, the local café and deli and theapartment were all amazing. You have a great property manager inFrancesca, she was a great help! We have already recommended theapartment to our friends.Guest during March 2008
May 2008
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Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed convertible to double bed in Master Bedroom
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
All bedrooms with private, en suite bathrooms


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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio
average rating of 4.921875 based on 79 reviews

Fantastic location - could use some maintenance

  • 3 of 5

The location of this home is fantastic. It is just over the Ponte Vecchio near the Patti Palace. It is a perfect place to make your base while in Florence. The home itself is also very nice. The issue we had with the home was the maintenance of it. We had to sweep and mop the floors when we arrived since they were dirty as well as wash the shower curtain because it had mold on it. There is a nice courtyard, but it was not very inviting since all of the plants were dead. We were never able to use one of the bathrooms since the water did not work and we were told that they were not going to attempt to fix it during the week we stayed there. If the maintenance issues were fixed, I would have no issue with rating this 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoy the location,I do apologies that some of the issues you faced during your stay, did allow to fully enjoy the house .Our guest comfort is our priority , and will work ASAP to take care of all of them , Best regard
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

When I booked this location I was a little worried it might be far from all the sites and restaurantes, but I was wrong, we were within minutes of everything and right outside our door, were 2 cafe's, two restaurants and a gelato shop. Large apartment with room to move around for 5 adults. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly as promised! The house was big and beautiful and the staff went the extra mile to be helpful. An excellent experience!!


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay and won't stay anywhere else when in Florence!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique and interesting apartment.

it is spacious, right on a fabulous square and next to the best gelatoria in Florence!

The bedrooms are lovely and the kitchen is excellent so you can eat in or stay out. There is also a lovely internal garden. The apartment is between the Ponte Veccio and Pitti Palace and perfectly place for a fabulous stay in Florence!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in the middle of the action

  • 4 of 5

What a great house with history and character for a group of 7 dear friends to spend time in Florence together. Clean and well appointed. The location was PERFECT for our needs. Literally 10 steps to inexpensive cappuccino, pastries and food. You are located right on a square that has 4 small restaurant/pubs, a pizzeria and a very good gelato shop. A 2-minute walk to Ponte Vecchio (with a slow walking group) a 3-minute walk to Santo spirito square. We had 2 fantastic meals at the restaurant Ricci (spelling?) in Santo spiritual square with the best waiter and service so far in Italy.

A few bumps in the apartment with a burst pipe in the wall of one of the bathrooms leaving one couple to use the 1/2 bath. It was inconvenient for them but nothing that the homeowner could do about it during our stay. Veronica saved the day with booking two cabs early the morning of our departure. If you don't speak Italian well the cab company will hang up on you!!

All in all a great stay. Thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, great piazza!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. Loved that it was close walking to all places we wanted to go and on the "locals" side of the Arno. 3 1/2 baths was great! One toilet leaked, but they will fix it. Great gelato place next door and great cafe across the street. Also great restaurant in the little piazza. Loved the inner courtyard at this beautiful old bakery building. Market close

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Parking Garage
Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Passera
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking Garage

Cooking lessons or private catering can be arranged.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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