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Old Bridge Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,077 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Unique 2BR 2BA Luxury Apartment

Located along the banks of the River Arno, between two of the most renown bridges in Florence, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Trinita Bridge, the apartment TraDuePonti offers its guests the chance to enjoy a unique stay in the very heart of this beautiful city, and a wonderful view on the River Arno, the river banks, and Ponte Vecchio.

Recently restored using high-quality materials, such as Vietri majolica tiles and parquet floor, the apartment is furnished with elegant and modern furniture, designed by reputable firms, and equipped with all conveniences.

Located at a walking distance from all the major historical and artistic points of interest, and from all kind of shops and restaurants, markets and theatres, this apartment will make your stay more enjoyable in this unique combination of history and contemporary style in one of the most characteristic corners of the old Florence.

Tuscany: Tuscany is one of the most renown regions in Italy, full of art, history, and breathtaking landscapes. Besides Florence, considered one of the most beautiful towns in the world, places of great interest are: Siena, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, the Chianti Area, with its vineyards and olive groves, the Lunigiana area, the Tuscan Riviera, and many more.

The area: Ponte Vecchio: the Old Bridge in itself is worth a trip to Florence, but also Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Santo Spirito, gli Uffizzi and Piazza della Signoria are extremely close to the apartment. Besides, restaurants, shops, groceries, cinemas, theatres, and anything you may need during your stay, are right there.

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More Details

Alessandra Gaito
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Alessandra Gaito

This is me, Alessandra, the owner and home manager of the apartment.

I grew up in the area. I still remember when cars and motorbikes were allowed to cross the Ponte Vecchio. So many things have changed since then, but not our bridge, a milestone in the life of every Florentine.

Alessandra Gaito purchased this apartment in 1964

Why Alessandra Gaito chose Ponte Vecchio

This is a special place, it belongs to my family since 1964. It used to be the place where my parents worked together for 40 years. We decided to turn it into an apartment to share it with people who can understand an appreciate its value.

What makes this apartment unique

A unique viewpoint on the city.

The apartment is located in one of the most characteristic areas in town. It is at a walking distance from all the major points of interest.


Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1077 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • River ...
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 single beds can be made into one.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
The sofa bed in the living-room can sleep two extra people. Please ask for extra accommodation.


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Old Bridge Apartment
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Firenze in style!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the good fortune to spend almost 2 weeks in Florence and Tuscany this past month and even better luck in finding this incredible gem of an apartment right on the bank of the Arno and next to the Ponte Vecchio. The apartment, on the 2nd floor, is just as you see on the site and Alessandra made everything easy, from the application process to meeting us personally at the apartment and giving us great food and fun recommendations. But perhaps the best part is the location. It is only steps to the Ponte Vecchio and only minutes from all the historic sites in city center, all while being on the south side of the river, or the Oltarno district. It has a much more local feel, with small shops, quaint piazzas and great ristorantes. Also, at such a great price, we based out of the apartment, did a couple of overnights and left most of our things there. Last but not least, at the end of every long and wonderful day, nothing was better than standing on our balcony with a glass of wine in hand looking out over the city and hearing the music playing from the bridge. We can't wait to get back!

Grazie mille Alessandra!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bryan, thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you had a good stay at the apartment and in Florence, good memories are important! If you ever decide to come bak you are most welcome!
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  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment. Everything you could possibly need for a short or long term stay in Florence. Beautiful location on the river and overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Allesandra was very helpful in assisting us with planning our trip. Could not have asked for a better place to stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property, fantastic owner, and outstanding visit to Florence

  • 5 of 5

Alessandra met us at the door with great warmth and friendliness. She explained all appliances with great accuracy, locations of supermarket, restaurants and many other things. She was loaded with information and we quizzed her in great detail. We truly felt like she was our close friend. She displayed her helpfulness and friendship in helping me with my lost luggage. Being very tired and not speaking the language I was quite frustrated. On the 3rd day my luggage was located and Alessandra came to my rescue by communicating with airlines keeping me posted on time of delivery etc. Otherwise I would have waited outside the apartment until delivery. This was a huge help for me and let me relax. We were 3 traveling senior women needing all the help we could find.

The location of the apartment is outstanding located on the river next to the Old Bridge. Each night, for about 2 hours, there was music coming from the bridge. Beautiful!! We opened our windows and door and enjoyed the music each evening with our wine. Can't get any better than that. Absolutely gorgeous. We really didn't want to leave. A perfect adventure.

Traveling Texas Trio

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best review ever ! Thank you wonderful Texas trio of girls, it was a pleasure to meet you, and my privilege to help you and make sure you were having the best holiday possible. A bit in advance, but I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and my special regards to the 4th girl.
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Wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location gorgeous apartment and a gracious and wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra... you were gracious and wonderful guests, it was a great pleasure to me to have the opportunity to meet you.
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Great location overlooking Arno. Alessandra is a gracious, fun and resourceful hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great access to the historic area. Walk everywhere, easy access. Allessandra provides excellent info on the apartment and how everything functions . She was the best! Her English was perfect and she had a great attitude. Would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer, what a great party you were! The moments spent with you are a precious memory to me. Whenever you decide to come back, the apartment will be at your disposal. Ciao!
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Very nice, spacious, and great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Florence. The apartment was in a great location. Loved the two full bathrooms.. we all had enough space. Loved that the apartment was close to a grocery store and many main attractions in Florence.. would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Lori, you and your lovely family will be most welcome if you ever decide to come back. You were great guests, thank you. Alessandra
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze Certosa
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located next to the Ponte Vecchio ,that you can actually see from the back windows overlooking the river. It is centrally located in one of the most characteristic areas of old Florence, at a walking distance from the major monuments and museums.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $117.49
Refundable damage deposit $352.48

The rent must be paid in Euros.
The final cleaning and electricity are always extra costs. Electricity is calculated on consumption, the final cleaning is 100 €.
The tourist tax is 2.50 € per night per person for a maximum of 7 nights; children under 12 are exempted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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