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.
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!}
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.
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!
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.
This was a wonderful experience-great decor and spacious rooms. Everything provided for comfortable stay. Highly recommend.
This is apartment is not only beautiful but beautifully situated down the street from the Duomo Piazza. We were 4 adults (our children are 22and 25) and were very comfortable. Our hosts were very responsive before our trip and Caterina met us there to be sure we were comfortable. She is lovely. We walked everywhere....and yes, there is the best Gelato down the street. We loved our stay and would highly recommend it.
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