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Roof top terrace home in the heart of Florence, free wi fi, air conditioned

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 full bathroom with tub and shower, 1 double sofa bed, sleeps 2/4

Roof Terrace Apartment in the Heart of Florence at Santa Croce, near the Ancient Food Market of S. Ambrogio, Craft Workshops, Antique Dealers, Flea Market, 10 minutes walk from the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and all the most important places of interest. The apartment is at the second and last floor. It host 2+2 people. 65 square meters with wooden floors and typical frameworks of beams on the ceiling, recently restored and fully furnished with television, air conditioning, single heating, Wi-fi connection, iron and safe.The kitchenette is fully equipped: fridge and freezer, toaster, stove, cutlery. The bedroom, very bright, has a queen bed (or two singles) and a wardrobe. The living room, with a little balcony, is bright and quiet, with library, TV, sofa and double sofa-bed (queen size). Bathroom with shower, bath tub, lavatory, bidet, wc and washing machine. The roof terrace has a loggia with table and 4 chairs where you can eat with view of the tower of Giotto and the hill of Fiesole

If you would like to spend some days in a wonderful B&B in the country, please take a look at Casalta di sotto B&B facebook page or

You will find me there as well!

WE CAN ARRANGE: Cooking class: in a typical country house you will learn how to prepare fresh pasta and traditional Tuscany dishes and then eat them with the host and her family.

Museums tickets and reservations.

Tour of Uffizi and Vasarian Corridor.

Val d'Orcia and Brunello' caves Tour

Library: You don't need to bring with you touristic guides of Florence or novels because there are many at your disposal inside the apt. Save space and weight in your luggage!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2018

About Marina

Me and my husband live in the beautiful country between Florence and Siena with our two dogs, a great dane and a rescue one. Near our house we rented also a wonderful B&B ( Casalta di sotto B&B) . Our two children 'left the nest', the girl lives in Florence, the boy lives in London. Rent the apt. gives us the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and find new friends.

Marina purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Marina chose Basilica of Santa Croce

When we bought the apt. we divided in two smaller and we renewed them at all, for our children. Actually the girl lives in one of them and the boy lives in London most of the year. We love to share the apartment available with tourists who like to visit Florence, until he will be back. The district is amazing, full of life, with the near Market of S.Ambrogio and many restaurants and bars. It is out from the tourists crowd, but in a walking distance from the main Monuments. It is inside the restricted area for traffic, but there are paying parking nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

We had many guests during these years, many of them came back, many became friends. All of them feel at home, because the apt. is cosy, comfortable, well equipped, bright and quiet. All of them love the Market, because they can find all kind of goods and sellers are very friendly.


Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom with 1 king or two single beds 1 double sofa bed in the living room
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Roof top terrace home in the heart of Florence, free wi fi, air conditioned
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
Montreal, Canada

Excellent Location & Beautiful apt!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I stayed at Marina's apt beg of Oct. The details described were 100% accurate. It was our first trip to Florence and couldn't have stayed in a better location. We walked to all the sites. Also recommend the hop on hop off bus tour to really see everything. Roof terrace was great to relax on with a glass of wine! Marina, thank you for a really wonderful stay. Hope to return one day!

L & D -Montreal, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
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Beautiful, romantic, cozy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay for six nights at Marina's lovey apartment. I can't say enough about how beautiful the apartment is, or how wonderful the area surrounding the building is! Every morning we walked to the market to have our cappuccino and pastry at the market bar, browse the numerous vendors for fun purchases. Marina's suggestions on the shops to visit and restaurants for dinner were amazing. Do not miss visiting the Vino shop on the corner near the apartment where you can fill up your empty water bottles for no more than 3 EURO! But much better is to communicate with the charming owner! One of my favorite experiences - and we had many staying at Marina's apartment. It was a short walk to everything and Florence is a magnificent city to explore! It was very hot while we were visiting so my one regret is that we didn't take full advantage of the beautiful rooftop terrace. Sadly, it was even too hot in the night and we enjoy only a couple of glasses of wine while enjoying the views and hearing the bells. We did appreciate coming home after a long day of walking to the air conditioning!! Marina met us upon our arrival and had a cold bottle of vino waiting! I could list a million reasons why others should stay at this beautiful apartment - and the charming hostess is among the best. We hope to travel back to Florence again as we don't feel 6 days was enough! And when we do - we'd love to stay in Marina's apartment again! Ciao Bella!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Beautiful rooftop!

  • 5 of 5

Marina's apartment is the perfect place to stay in Florence. Marina is a gracious host and responds to all inquiries very quickly. The apartment is perfectly situated, everything is a few walking distance away. Lastly, the rooftop deck sealed the deal. Ideal place for breakfast while watching the city come to life and also a place to be after a long day of Florence exploration. The apartment made my Florence trip truly unique and memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Beautiful Apartment close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We looked at a lot of apartment rentals in Florence and we are so glad we chose Marina's! From the very beginning, she was so helpful and accommodating. The apartment is beautiful, clean, and a great place to come back to everyday after taking in the beautiful sights of Florence.

We enjoyed eating breakfast on the roof top terrace every morning and sipping a glass of wine there in the evening before making our way out to dinner.

Everywhere you would want to visit in Florence is an incredibly short walk from the apartment. There is a market right behind the apartment where you can buy fresh meats, cheese, fruit, and vegetables.

We had such a great time in Florence. It's a wonderful city with so many hidden treasures.

We would (and will) reccomend Marina's apartment to our friends and family wishing to enjoy Florence.

Miles and Nicole

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Tallahassee, FL, USA

Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Marina's apartment. The location was great in that it was not too crowded on the nearby streets but an easy quick walk to anywhere. There is a great bakery right around the corner as well as a vino sfuso shop and of course, the Sant Ambrogio market is a 2 minute walk away.

The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped, and the furniture was nice. Everything was totally clean. Plenty of hot water in a small but usable shower. The roof top area is a huge plus, not to be missed.

Marina was extremely easy to deal with, responding very quickly to all emails.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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The Only Place to Stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 booked this apartment for two reason; the location and the rooftop deck. We thought it would be a nice place from which to discover Florence, and that by having an outdoor space, we could escape from the crowds and enjoy a bit of fresh air. Well, the apartment is perfectly situated in the centre of Florence, yet completely quiet and tranquil. Yes, we used the rooftop deck, for breakfasts mostly, and loved watching the action going on in the market below. The rest of the apartment is so clean and beautiful, we napped every afternoon (something we never do at home!). The location was great - around the corner is a lovely bakery to pick up things for breakfast. 3 blocks away is a large supermarket, and there are too many restaurants to count in the area. Marina was absolutely wonderful to deal with, and if we return to Florence, this would be the only place we would rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Airport Florence Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Florence central train station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Florence Sud
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

S.Ambrogio Market (fresh goods, flowers, clothes and much more!)

Flea Market open every day and the last Sunday of each month

bigger market in the streets around the district.

Many restaurants and bars


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CITY TAX: euro 3,00 per person, per night, for the first week. Children under 12 years don't pay.
Price is per property per week and included bath, bed and kitchen linen, electricity, water,wi-fi connection, final cleaning and taxes.
Heating or air conditioned included according to the season.
Check in from 2.00pm to 7.00 pm or in according with me and you. Check out 10.00am
I can reserve tickets for Uffizi Museum and Accademia.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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