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Old Bridge Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,077 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Alessandra Gaito
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 Florence

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.

Amenities

Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The 2 single beds can be made into one.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The sofa bed in the living-room can sleep two extra people. Please ask for extra accommodation.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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5

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: Mar 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: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 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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5

Amazing location and fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for five days and it was just perfect. Everything worked and was exactly as described. Close proximity to the Ponte Vecchio and the sites in the city center as well as close to a supermarket so we could cook our own meals. The owner is communicative and stays in touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael, it is good to know you enjoyed your stay at the apartment, and in Florence.You are right: the grocery store close to the apartment is of great help when you don't feel like going to a restaurant. I Hope to meet you again in the future. Say Hello to your lovely family. Alessandra
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Sophisticated Italian jewel!

  • 5 of 5

We were mightily impressed with this jewel of an apartment on the Arno River. The night view of the Ponte Vecchio bridge was amazing. The location was superb. We were glad it was on the opposite side of the river from the major tourist attractions, some of which we could see from our viewpoint, but away from the really dense traffic. We also really enjoyed walking this part of the city including old Belvedere fort, affording an incredible view of the city along with a small bar to get your libation and put your feet up. It was easy walking distance to all of the major tourist attractions in this historic city. It was impossible to get lost walking "home" at the end of a long day as the famous bridge is the best landmark in the city.

The home was modern, clean, and had a more than adequate kitchen. The sheets and pillows are more luxurious than in other international VRBO's we have encountered, more along the lines of what I hoped to see. Alessandra herself is a charming Italian woman who is straightforward and has an excellent command of English.

We highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie, it is always rewarding to know my guests had a good stay at the apartment, and both you and your husband were two wonderful guests. Too bad we didn't had much time to talk on your check out, the marathon in the historical centre was threatening your driving out of the city, but you made it! I hope we have a chance to meet again in the future. Ciao.
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Fantastic location...wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Alessandra's apartment was the absolute perfect location for our first family trip to Florence. She was a super organized hostess, easy to communicate with, and very professional. On the first night she gave us three restaurant recommendations...all of which we tried, and all of which were fantastic! The best part of all...they were all on our street! The view of the Ponte Vecchio, as well as the ability to walk to every location in Florence from this apartment made it perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John, it was a great pleasure for me to host you and your lovely family in my apartment, and to know your first trip to Florence will be a be a fond memory to you all. Ciao.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze Certosa
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Versilia
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 one of the most characteristic areas of old Florence, at a walking distance from the major monuments and museums.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.5
Damage Deposit $358.51

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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