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Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


SS. Annunziata Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment - 2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa Caterina is 50m from the Dome square, in the heart of the old center of Florence, near all the most important monuments, museums, galleries and biblioteques. You can get to the main railway station S.M. Novella on foot in a few minutes. This area is accessible by car only by its inhabitants. There are 50m cash-garages for car-parking; Possibility to rent a bike or an electric car around the station. All the main shops are close in the neighborhood (internet-point, grocery, restaurants, clothing etc). The building was built in the 15th Century, and in the 19th Century were made big raising works, and recently the whole building was restored; particularly this apartment.

  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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based on 63 traveler reviews

Casa Caterina, in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews
Somers, New York

Calm, Charming City Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this space, an oasis in the midst of the busy city. It sparkled, it's artistic, it's comfortable, and the location is absolutely central. The kitchen was equipped just enough, including sharp knife, good pots, tea kettle, and colander. There's also a big tub in the spacious main bathroom. We felt like this apartment was a real find!

[Note: I already submitted this review, minus a few details to the owner, who has posted it on the site, but I didn't think I should be penalized for promptness!}

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much
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Beautiful, central Florence appartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely appartment just a few paces from the Duomo and the restaurants roundabout. Beautifully appointed,clean and comfortable. It was lovely to hear the bells ring out so close by and to be able to fetch croissants for breakfast each morning. We had been in Florence 30 yrs previously but this time we took our young grandchildren who really enjoyed the experience. They had a sweet twin room and were delighted. Only positive things to say! We were warmly welcomed and helped with car parking! Beware! You must park your car officially to avoid a fine as the centre is for residents only. We would definitely return probably in June or September. August is very crowded!

Our grandchildren loved the Leonardo da Vinci hands-on museum and the Boboli Gardens. The view from the very top is awesome. A real Wow! Our 5 yr old grand daughter's reaction on rounding the corner and seeing the Duomo was Wow! Take a guided tour of the Duomo rather than queue and waste time. Plan ahead and check on combined tickets for visits. Ticket queues can be long in high season.

Wonderful !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and I stayed in this wonderful apartment for 2 nights. We loved it. The pictures and description is truly what you get but more. The main living space and master bedroom are large.

It was a quick taxi ride from the train station to the apartment. We were met there and shown how everything worked. We were there in May and did not need air conditioning so I can't speak to how it was. The beds were comfortable as was the sofa in the living area.

The location can not be beat. A half a block away from the Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria. A 10 minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery in one direction and 10 min. walk to the San Lorenzo Market and Galleria Accademia the other direction. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance too.

Only downside is the street next to the apartment feeds into the hospital a block away so you do hear ambulances. They turn off their sirens at night so it is not a problem. The hosts have earplugs in the bathroom if needed because people's voices from the street echo at night. It did not bother any of us though since we were so tired from the busy day.

I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vikie, thank you very much for your great review and for sharing your experience. We are really happy that you enjoy your time in our home and the location; we put a lot of energy to make our home a perfect home for holiday. We really hope to see you again in Florence. thank you so much, Filippo and Caterina
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West Chester, PA, USA

Beautiful & charming apartment. We felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely lovely apartment. Aside from all the tasteful arts, paintings (by Caterina), details and upgrade throughout the apartment, we truly felt like home. The towels and sheets are color coordinated. You can see the details in everything in the apartment. We are a family of 4 with two sons, 22 and 17 and we all fell in love with the apartment. It far exceeded our expectation. Caterina was very kind. She showed us around the apartment and how to operate the appliance, even had the manuals ready. The washer and dryer room is spacious and I was able to do laundry comfortably. It is within 5 minute walk to Duomo, shopping and restaurants area. Convenient store is right across the street. We loved Florence and Caterina's apartment. If we come back to Florence, we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chaw, thank you so much for this great, helpful and long review that you left for us. We are really happy that you love so much our place, the forniture and most of all, all the details we put everywhere; it means a lot for us! we really hope to see you again in Florence! un abbraccio, Filippo Caterina and Marco
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Novato, California, USA

Wonderful Apartment and Excellent Location!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was so wonderful. It was located within two block from the Duomo and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and museums. The apartment was wonderfully updated and very comfortable. Filippo and Caterina were also wonderful. Caterina met us at the apartment and transfered the keys and showed us all around the apartment, and Filippo was reachable by cell phone for any problems. He arranged our taxi ride to the airport as we had an very early departure. The ride itself was wild, but I cannot say enough about this apartment and location, and Filippo and Caterina. The only down side was 1) the trip was too short and I wanted to stay longer as we fell in love with Florence; and 2) it was loud in the late evenings as the bar or bistro below was a bit noisy but overall, I would reserve this apartment again as I loved the apartment and the location and loved, loved Florence. We hope to return to Florence and spend a longer time there. Hope to connect with Filippo and Caterina on our next visit to Italy.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heidi, thank you very much for this great review! we'll be really happy to have you again in our place if you come back in Florence. We are really happy that you love so much the place, it means a lot for us! have a nice we ciao Filippo and Caterina
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Wonderful apartment with all necessary conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience-great decor and spacious rooms. Everything provided for comfortable stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carolyn, thank you for the nice review. you were a great guest and we hope to meet you again next time you'll be in Florence! ciao Filippo and Caterina
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Airport Vespucci
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
s maria novella
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Casa Caterina is located in the Heart of the old center of Florence in via dell'Oriuolo

- Duomo s. Maria del fiore: 50m

- museo opera del duomo: close

- galleria degli uffizi: 500m

Other Activities: Shopping


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SS. Annunziata Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 110 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Laundry-Room with Washer, Planes and Supports.

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