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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian

15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Santo Spirito Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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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  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian

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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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio
average rating of 4.96 based on 65 reviews
New York

Wonderful Clean Apartment in the Perfect Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 adult couples with two teens. We rented this apartment on and the rental process was smooth and seamless!!! The location was the perfect Trifecta with one of the best Gelato places in Florence next door to the apartment, trattoria 4 Leoni (awesome restaurant) on the corner, and the cafe/ wine bar across from the apartment. The apartment was easily walkable to the main attractions in Florence, but also far enough to not be in a touristy area, which we absolutely loved. We visited the local farmers market, were around he corner from the pittaipalace and the ponte vecchio, near the super market and other cute local artisan shops. The apartment was exactly as pictured on the website (three bedrooms with four bathrooms, lovely living room, beautiful courtyard, and ample space).

Mr. Nallbani, was great to deal with and extremely responsive. When we arrived we met Veronica. She was extremely helpful and accommodating. She recommended great places to see, visit, and eat and explained the places nearby in detail. She made the check-in/ check-out process extremely easy. I highly recommend this apartment. When I go back to Florence, this will definitely be my top choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Outstanding location and property

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples celebrating 'big' birthdays. The location was outstanding... 2-20 minutes from ALL of the major attractions. The main ensuite was superb. The 2 other ensuites have shower challenges (curtains are useless and floor was constantly soaked), but otherwise they are great. 3 of the best local restaurants are a 10 min walk. The courtyard is lovely (needs updated furniture). Really a fabulous location and it looks exactly as photographed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Vacation in Firenze!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are three adult couples who have recently returned from a vacation throughout Italy. We began the vacation with five incredible days and nights in Florence.

We rented this apartment on and absolutely loved it!!!

The location is superb... two minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio. The apartment was exactly as pictured on the website... three bedrooms with four bathrooms, lovely living room and beautiful courtyard!!!

The apartment's history fit in perfectly with Florence. It was once a bakery for the Medici family. The room where the bread was baked is still in tact!

The owner, Mr. Nallbani, was exceptional... wonderful to deal with, prompt with his replies.

We recommend this apartment for any group desiring a great experience in Firenze!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable apt with history and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This apt was perfect for our family of 6. It was spacious, comfortable and convenient! It was walking distance to everything and we enjoyed the shops and restaurants nearby. The history attached to the apt made our stay more fun and interesting. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Historical Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment suited our family and extended family perfectly. We enjoyed the outside courtyard everyday at breakfast with fresh goods from a nearby bakery. The location was perfect as it allowed us to walk to everything...restaurants, museums, shops, etc. We appreciated the history of the apartment as it set the tone for the entire Florence visit. Management was very professional and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Hudson Valley, New York

A great "home base" for a wonderful month in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent May in Florence and we loved this apartment. It was quiet, convenient, and well-equipped. What a surprise to find that the rental agent, Veronica, actually taught Italian at a college near us! The local square is lovely and lively and we ended up eating at restaurants throughout Oltrarno.

Each week we had new guests for the 2 extra bedrooms and everyone loved the ambiance of the apartment and the location. We used patio area extensively to relax and catch up on the day. I did a fair amount of cooking in the apartment and shopped extensively at the local grocery and open air market. I wish that my gas range top at home worked as well as this one!

Owners and agents were very responsive and accommodating about requests. All in all ... a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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.


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Santo Spirito Apartment Rental Rates

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High Season
Mar 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
Mar 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

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Santo Spirito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
All bedrooms with private, en suite bathrooms

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