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Overlooking the rooftops of Florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

In a historic building with frescoed apartment overlooking the rooftops of Florence,

In the heart of Florence, a palace from the 1400s welcomes you in a pedestrian-only zone facing the tower of the famous Palazzo Vecchio. With rooftop views and elevator access, a luminous open concept 1-bedroom apartment offers you 560 square feet of relax. Wi-Fi included of course.

A queen bed, which can be divided into two single beds, is separated by a privacy wall into the main living area. A sofa in the living area pulls out into a comforatble full bed. Enjoy the new kitchen with all the comforts of home (dishwasher, oven, gas range, full size fridge/freezer, microwave), spacious bathroom with shower big enough for two, dining room, livingroom, TV and laundry. Our love for our apartment can be seen in the details: preserved original 1700 frescos on the ceiling, beautiful tile, and other things we leave for you to explore.

Emma Nilsson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Overlooking the rooftops of Florence
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Wonderful Florence vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 8 nights at Emma's apartment on Via dei Neri and absolutely loved the apartment. All the rooms were large and well furnished. We had a washing machine and a dishwasher, comfortable beds, good size refrigerator (with a small freezer). Emma's husband kindly let us into the apartment early on the day we arrived and greeted us with a "welcome" bottle of wine. The apartment is in a great area, right behind the Uffizzi, close to Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio, and on the same block as a great gelateria. Street noise is everywhere in Florence but my daughter had a white noise app on her smart phone and we had no problem sleeping. I highly recommend Emma's apartment and look forward to a return stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA USA

Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The location is just perfect for serious exploration of the marvels of Firenze. The apartment offers all you could ask and a spectacularly painted ceiling keeping with the centuries old building. Emma was a joy to work with ! Will definitely return. This is exactly why I choose HomeAway properties, for unique, authentic experiences.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Emma's apartment for 5 nights.

The apartment is very well located, comfortable and clean. You can walk to all the major and minor sites in minutes. Emma is a great host, giving details of great eateries and bars and was quick to respond to any queries.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA

Terrific location, but on a noisy street

  • 4 of 5

This quaint apartment is located on the third floor of a beautiful stone-covered building — with impressive street-front doors — halfway down a busy street connecting the Piazza della Signoria (Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio) and the Basilica di Santa Croce. It's also located on a street with a popular sandwich shop (All'Antico Vinaio), good restaurants and cafes, and a highly-rated gelateria. So in terms of location, it really could not be better. We absolutely loved the convenience of being so close to everything!

However, due to it's ideal location, there was, as a result, a significant amount of street noise late into the evening — not the fault of the apartment or its host, of course, just a fact of the property. If you plan to open the windows, which I would not recommend due to mosquitoes, you will hear lots of chatter, laughter, bottles clinking, and the occasional drunken argument, well into midnight. But if you keep the windows shut tight and turn on the air-conditioning, as we did, you should be fairly well insulated from most of the noise.

The apartment itself was clean and well appointed. The wifi worked great and the air-conditioning was a lifesaver. We didn't really use the kitchen, but I did enjoy the stovetop espresso maker. Note that while there is a washer in the apartment, there is no dryer; you will need to hang dry all of your laundry. And maybe it's just me, but I found the bed linens to be a bit on the rough side. More pillows would have been nice too.

Although we never actually met our host, Emma, her friend Alessandra did a satisfactory job helping us into the apartment and showing us around. I was, however, impressed with Emma's quick response to an issue we had with the apartment. I messaged her in the morning, and her husband had it taken care of by the time we returned later in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for a week and really enjoyed it. It is large and very clean. The location is wonderful. The street is very lively and has lots of restaurants right out the door.

the major sights are a short walk in any direction. You will feel very secure here which we appreciated. The elevator was great. Emma was very responsive to all of our requests. Don't hesitate to book this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Emma has a well appointed apartment in a great location. She provided good information about the city and assisted with a cab for an early morning flight. Would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi, Versillia, Livorno
Car: not necessary

In a historic building with frescoed apartment overlooking the rooftops of Florence, can accommodate up to 4 people. New renovation, wi-fi, kitchen, living room sofa bed, double bed, perfect location to discover Florence!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Pulizia $55.38
Stay tax $3.08 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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