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Beautiful Apartment for 4 in the Old Town Florence

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Lovely and carefully furnished apartment of 65 sq mi located in the city centre of Florence, 5 minutes walk to Duomo and 1 minute to the Train Station.

The apartment is on the 2nd floor without elevator and is made of: entrance, living room with dining table for 6 people, comfortable sofa, fully equipped kitchen (electric oven standard size, stove with 4 gas burners, fridge and freezer), 2 bathrooms with shower, one double bed (bed size 160 x 200 cm) and one bedroom with twin beds (bed size 80 x 190 cm).

The apartment is suitable up to 4 people + 1 kid (up to 5 years) sleeping in a crib (provided).

It has been recently restored, decorated and carefully furnished on February 2009.

It is very quiet since the bedrooms don't face the main street but a large and bright court.

The apartment is located in the district of Santa Maria Novella, this beautiful church is only 300 meters far.

The Duomo is less then 5 minutes walk and the river only 1 minute walk, as well as the Train Station and the main Bus Stations, so it is very easy to make daily excursions to the main sites of Tuscany and Italy.

The building is a typical 'palazzo' of the historic center of Florence, dates back to the XVII century, and was built by blessed Hippolytus Galantinius as reminds us a marble bust on the facade (HIS AB AEDIBUS B. HIPPOLYTUS GALANTINIUS AD CELESTIUM SEDES EVOLAVIT XIII CAL APRILES A. M. DC XIX)

It is on the second floor without elevator (44 steps).

All the rooms are air conditioned.

The apartment is provided of: iron and ironing board, hair dryer, toaster, cooking utensils, TV (Italian channels only), wired and wireless internet connection, washing machine, toaster, baby bed, high chair, toys, books, book guides.

The owners are from Florence and live close by the apartment. They are always on hand to offer any advice or to make any suggestions on any aspect of your holiday.

In the same floor there is also another 1 bedroom apartment for 2/4 people called GALANTINO APARTMENT.

Newspapers, pharmacy, hospital, banks, coffee shops, restaurants pubs, super market museums, churches, and all kind of shopping facilities.

Car parking is available nearby the apartment (200 mt only) in pay garages. The costs is about 25 euro per day for a medium size car.

We can can provide baby bed, baby chairs, toys.

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More Details

Barbara Anselmi
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Barbara Anselmi

Hi My name is Barbara, I am woman close my 50th mother of 2 children a a dog! I live in the city centre close to the apartment that means I can help you easily. I am from Florence and I am always at your disposal!

Barbara Anselmi purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Barbara Anselmi chose Florence

The apartment is in the city centre and close the Train and bus station. It is a perfect combination for discovering Florence and its surroundings.

You can arrive late and tired at the train station and be sure to reach the apartment in less than 2 minutes!!


Porta al Prato Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Apartment for 4 in the Old Town Florence
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Convenient Location!

  • 4 of 5

The apt was close to the train station, Hop-on, Hop-off stop, and downtown. In 10 minutes, you could be at the Duomo. There were grocery and bakeries on the same block. It was equipped with what was necessary to cook and stay for our 5 day stay. The stairs were a challenge for us since we are older (68-74), but we got in shape. it was a great place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect apartment for Florence touring

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was the perfect size and location for the three of us on our first time visit to Florence. It is located (as described) right around the corner from the train station, and within easy walking distance to the center of old Florence. Even though the building is on a busy street, the apartment was extremely quiet (due to its location in the building). It was equipped with everything needed to prepare meals and live in comfort.

Barbara was very responsive throughout the planning stage and met us upon arrival. She provided us with all the information we needed about the apartment, the neighborhood, and key sites to see. We were pleased with the level of service, and would highly recommend this rental. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment with a great location

  • 4 of 5

Barbara was very helpful and was there waiting for us to check in. The apartment was a nice size for the four of us and having the second bathroom as a plus. The location was great for our purpose-2 blocks from the rental car drop off and a block from the train station. The Duomo and the major tourist sights were no more than a 15 minute walk. Tons of restaurants in the area and a lovely Piazza only 5 minutes away.

The apartment was well furnished with towels, sheets, cooking things and plates. There was even an adaptor in case you forgot yours. She provided some maps highlighted with the places you needed (trash, grocery, market, etc).

The mattress in the large bedroom was the most comfortable I have ever slept on in a rental. When we come back, we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great apartment for our family of 4 with 2 teenage kids. The apartment is exactly as pictured. Comfortable beds, plenty of space, excellent air conditioning. The location is very convenient with an easy walk from the train station even with our luggage. The Duomo and all of the major sights are in comfortable walking distance, and there is a grocery store just around the corner. The apartment is very quiet despite being in a central location.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Barbara's apartment on Via Della Scala. The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures and is located within walking distance to the train station and many of the main attractions in Florence. Barbara was waiting for us at the apartment when we arrived with many helpful tips about Florence. There was a misunderstanding before we arrived in Florence regarding VRBO's fee structure and I had to contact customer support for help. However, Barbara did apologize for the misunderstanding and I don't think this will be an issue going forward. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to spend a few days in this awesome city.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Of all the apartments we’ve stayed in on our trip, this was our favorite. It is so beautifully decorated + had everything we needed. The location couldn’t have been better for our day trips out to Tuscany. I think bike riding in Lucca was our favourite, but we also enjoyed Pisa, Siena and The Cinque Terre. We will definitely recommend your apartment to friends back home, Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
At the corner
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A1 (MIlan- Naples)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Metres
At the corner
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is next the Train and Bus Station that is centrally located. It is a ideal location to make daily trip to Tuscany or Italy and to the many Fashion Outlet next to Florence.


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