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Magenta Apt, Renzo's Apt, comfortable flats with private garden - Magenta Apartment

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 twin apartments: 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen

Each apartment has 2 bedrooms for two people each, a living room where other two people may sleep on a sofa bed, a kitchen, a bathroom and a wide entrance hall.

«Magenta Apartment», at a few steps from the ground floor, faces a private street, very quiet by night. On the rear side of the building, it faces an exclusive garden, a real joy for warm evenings: it will allow you to have a romantic candlelit dinner under a mimosa tree after a daily tour in town. Nothing has changed since the first decades of the last century when our beloved uncle Renzo was living there.

«Renzo's Apartment» is located on the other side of our street, at the 3rd floor (no elevator), and has two nice balconies. One faces north offering a beautiful panorama of the Fiesole hills, the other, faces south on the quiet alley. For further details and photos, about us, the flats and the simple automatic way to book your stay, please visit our WEBSITE. Drop a line to ask us the URL if you can’t see it in this page.

As said, we have a private website!

You can find further information, many photos, details of the property, details about us, a complete description of the villa and more information about pricing. You will find also the contractual terms and the simple and automatic way to book your stay! If you can't see the web link in this advertisement, please drop a line by email and we will send it. Alternatively you can google ''. The link in the circuit is at the bottom of the page, before reviews.

We manage also some other beautiful accommodations in Italy: see in Venice 'Nati's House' (#8044), in Florence 'Magenta apartment' and 'Renzo's Apartment' (#13546), in Bologna ‘Ca’ di Vale’ (#885480) , in Apulia a trullo with swimming pool (#81166).

Visit on Home Away all our properties using the given codes or ask us the web site link.

It would be convenient for you to plan your holiday accommodation with us, you can save time and money. Our aim is to provide our guests with a straightforward family approach.

You are welcome to Paolo's Facebook page (Devescovi).

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Details for Magenta Apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Comfortable flat in Florence with exclusive garden for your al fresco dining and private parking place (on demand). Some pieces of furniture are quite antique and the whole flat still has old-fashioned household items. Suitable up to six people is the perfect location for your stay in Florence. It is located at the ground floor far from any traffic noise and in the same complex building of our other twin apartment (Renzo's Apartment), so it is ideal for groups or two families travelling together.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Magenta Apartment
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
San Rafael, Calif, USA

Magenta Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for 2 weeks and it was really a treat to come back from walking miles in very rainy,cool weather to a warm comfortable home away from home. We loved the location. It was close to the train station and a short walk to the center of Florence. It was quiet and very well maintained. I loved the garden but the weather only permitted one sunny day in the garden.Paolo made the entire transaction easy and I have recommended this apartment to many of my friends.There were many wonderful restaurants near by and a very cute little grocery store not far from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant Ground Floor Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This elegant ground floor apartment with large rooms, high ceilings, and antique furniture is perfect for the long-term visitor who has visited Florence many times before. The location, while still “inside the walls,” is a 30 minute walk from the Centro Storico. The alternatives to walking are taking the local buses (C-2 and C-3 from either of two stops approximately two blocks away) or the radio taxi, ranging from 10 to 15 euro.

The local grocery store has now closed, but there is a wonderful deli (with a limited selection of wine) half a block away. You can buy meat at the local butcher’s shop next door to the deli. The travel agent on Via del Prato is excellent and can arrange your train tickets for destinations throughout Italy.

Staying in this apartment is a little like visiting your elderly great aunt. While the kitchen is chock full of pots and pans, and there is an oven, we still needed to buy a non-stick skillet to use for the stove-top. There was only one wine glass, albeit a very elegant one, so we needed to buy some of those as well. Same for coffee spoons.

The plumbing was last updated more than fifty years ago, so you need to be able to step over the high sides of the tub to use the phone style shower. You need to be familiar with the limits of an on-spot water heater (very hot for 2-3 minutes) and clever at mixing manually to get water that doesn’t scald your body. We took camp-style showers.

Mosquitoes are a manageable problem. Thankfully the landlord provides fans and mosquito repellant devices on request. That said, you need to bring (or buy) your own personal spray repellant and topical antihistamine if you are sensitive.

The landlord isn’t local, but is responsive when problems arise. If necessary, he will send a representative to work out the solutions.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful oasis in a wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with my partner and our 2 children (20 & 22)

The apartment is perfect, everything we expected and much more. The beds are comfortable, linen hotel quality, large bedrooms with fabulously high ceilings and loads of storage. All the rooms are large & spacious, the shower although over the bath was powerful and water is always hot. Kitchen is well equipped, large fridge with freezer. Although we didn’t cook meals, we did prepare breakfast everyday and a couple of lunches – escaping the heat to sit in the shade under the tree in the pretty garden. The interior of the apartment was always cool, the marble floors and shutters helped. My partner is Italian and he had wonderful memories of summers spent at his grandparents’ house. The décor is traditional with beautiful pieces of antique furniture.

Florence is a beautiful city and although the apartment is a 20/25 min walk from most of the major tourist spots, I only saw this as a massive advantage. It felt like you had escaped the crowds & could relax. For a real taste of Italian life, visit the other side of the river, we ate there most nights, lovely little restaurants, basic knowledge of Italian would be an advantage but not essential.

Florence is a wonderful place and Magenta apartment is the icing on a very beautiful cake.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn NY USA

I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful early April week in Florence with this apartment as a home away from home. The location is good: conveniently close to downtown and the train station, yet far enough from those things that it was quiet and neighborhoody. The apartment felt very Italian and old-fashioned (in a good way) with heavy dark furniture, cold marble floors, thick shutters to keep out noise and heat. We weren't home a lot because there is so much to see in Florence, but by far the most time we spent when at home and awake was in the kitchen, enjoying the prospect of the sunny garden with its beautiful tree. It's great to stay in a rental apartment with well-stocked kitchen equipment, including a truly sharp knife and a proper coffee pot! (moka style) Having a washing machine and a garden to dry the laundry in was also a huge plus -- we were able to travel with very light luggage as a result of being able to wash things easily. (Note, it is a European-style washing machine and takes a lot longer than Americans are used to. The door also won't open right away when the cycle finishes, but that's normal -- it does eventually.)

This is the second apartment I have rented from Paolo (the other in Venice) and I have found him to be kind, responsive and full of integrity.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paolo
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A very convenient apartment in Florence

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable week in Florence at Magenta apartment in Via Magenta. It was clean, spacious and comfortable. There was a well-stocked small supermarket a few minutes' walk away and also restaurants. We came by car and paid a small extra charge for parking in a space outside in the private road. We liked being able to walk around Florence easily from the apartment. The arrangements were very well organised by Paolo, with the key arriving in good time, the beds made up and plenty of towels provided.

We hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour à Florence dans l'appartement Magenta

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un séjour formidable.

Paolo et Guilia sont des personnes trés professionnels et fort sympathiques.

L'appartement est idéal, parfaitement tenu, les diners dans le jardin après des journées de visite de Florence et de la Toscane, un délice...

Un vrai havre de paie où il fait bon vivre.

A seulement quelques minutes de tout.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci a nos invités qui apprécient notre appartement à Florence.
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Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

We rent these apartments for short tourist stays in Florence. We normally ask for a minimum stay of five days.

The apartments are located in Florence on a residential complex building dating from the first decades of the past century, close to the railway station of Santa Maria Novella and the city centre, between Porta Prato and the Arno River at walking distance from the centre - Ideal for visiting the town.

Some pieces of furniture are quite antique and both apartments still have old-fashioned household items.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High season (Christmas)
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Unlimited WIFI on demand (+5.00 €/day - option is acceptable only for the whole stay).
Parking place in our private driveway on demand (+12.00 €/day - option is applicable also to a reduced numbers of days)
Payment on line possible (paypal - no extra costs) - Payments by cheques or non-SEPA bank transfers require +5%. Welcome SEPA bank transfer orders. For booking please use our private website.

Prices listed above are referred to Magenta Apartment up to three in party.The apartment is consigned in the care of guests clean and tidy and with availability of all normal household items. No extra amounts are necessary for final cleanings at departure. Hot water, electricity, heating, gas, cleanings are included. Deposit (30%) required at the booking.

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Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , tub
  • Tub with standing shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Linen and towels are available into the apartment as the whole housing equipment. Mind we are not a commercial tourist entity: due to the current stupid Italian regulation we are not allowed to give you a direct personal service on the spot during your stay. Weekly maid service may be requested and paid directly by the guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Parking place on demand located in the private and fenced alley (fee is not included). Ask for details or see information in our private website

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