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Perfect Large Sunny Terrace-Loads of Charm-Ponte Vecchio-~AC~-Free Wifi-Lift

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


Savor all that Florence offers from this superb cheerful central apartment that features your own large terrace for enjoying the Tuscan sun !


Bardi is a charming, well located apartment in Florence with a beautiful terrace that will provide you with an authentic visit to this magical city!

This apartment is steps from the Ponte Vecchio bridge in the popular Oltrarno area of Florence.

The Bardi overlooks the historical and artistic Florentine landmark, the Vasari Corridor, an aerial passageway built by Cosimo di Medici in the 1500s to connect his nearby Pitti palace to his offices in the Uffizi.


The building is handsome and well maintained and fits well with its older neighbors; the apartments are smartly laid out and efficient.

The building interior hallways are clean and freshly painted. There are several steps up to a small elevator.

The apartment is located on the 5th floor (North American designation, 4th European), there is an elevator.

The terrace is the most charming feature of the apartment and a wonderful spot for meals or cocktails on balmy days. Large and well maintained, it has a bistro table with two chairs. On sunny days you can extend a canvas awning over most of the length of the terrace. Imagine the sound of church bells serenading you as you sip your morning coffee or dine al fresco.

The bedroom is is spacious and charming. The bed can be prepared as a dual-king or 2 twins.

The cosy living is cute & bright. There is a white leather sofa and two upholstered chairs. They fit the space nicely and provide good seating. One side of the living room has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the street, Via de’ Bardi. The other corner of the living room has French doors that open onto the terrace. The floors throughout are original terrazzo marble.

The eat-in kitchen has a gas range, small countertop oven, toaster, under-the-counter refrigerator, pots, pans, utensils. Italian and American style coffee pots, microwave. No dishwasher.

The bathroom has a shower, sink, bidet and toilet.

The living room and bedroom are air conditioned. The living room and bedroom have double glazed windows that provide good sound insulation.

The washing machine is on the terrace.

Keywords: Florence Oltrarno vacation apartment

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Byrne
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Lisa Byrne

This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love Italy as much as we do. We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Byrne purchased this apartment in 2000

What makes this apartment unique

Toast the sunset from the terrace.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Bardi apartment simply works for us. Location is perfect for us. Size is perfect for us. Outdoor space is perfect for us. The apartment is clean . . . .the hosts are attentive . . . .the city is magical. No complaints here!
Nov 2017
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Oltrarno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Florence hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late check in from 8pm-10pm with advance arrangement & €50 fee. No check in after 10pm.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Sink, toilet, shower and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Dual king can be prepared together or as 2 twin beds.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Large Sunny Terrace-Loads of Charm-Ponte Vecchio-~AC~-Free Wifi-Lift
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

EVERYTHING you need and more...

  • 5 of 5

.... including convenience to smack downtown sites to see, terrific morning croissants and cappuccino across the street, a terrace like the one you wish you had a home, comfy sleeping, full kitchen, even had a drawer full of plug adaptors (i didn't need to bring those from home!), the most delightful of greeters, a romantic elevator, privacy, easy-to-work-with owners, on and on and on. Book here and forget about all lodging needs so you can see Florence!!! If, for some reason this is out of your budget, do me a favor and rethink your budget!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Buddy! The Italy Perfect Team
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Another wonderful and welcoming stay at Bardi

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned once again to Bardi and spent another wonderful week in Florence in September/October graciously welcomed by Guiliano, who together with his wife, Elena, made our stay at Bardi a delightful experience. All our special requests were graciously accommodated and the apartment is extremely well-supplied, very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The 4th floor lovely terrace where we enjoyed breakfast every morning is a perfect way to start the day. The location of the apartment is excellent overlooking the Vasari Corridor above the Ponte Vecchio--a supermarket next door, excellent restaurants nearby and within walking distance to all major museums.

Fabio, Guiliano's son, was so helpful when I had a dental emergency, booking an appointment with his own dentist the same afternoon---and checking up on me afterwards. We felt like we were treated like extended family by the owners! We highly recommend Bardi and the family with only superlative praise. We look forward to many other stays there--this is one of Italy Perfect's best rentals!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Valerie, we look forward to welcoming you back! The Italy Perfect Team
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Quite often agencies tend to make the property sound better than it is but not this time. The interior, the location and the owner were excellent. The terrace adds to the property and is a great place for breakfast, and afternoon cocktails. Having a clothes washer helped greatly for our 21 day stay. Italy Perfect did a perfect job arranging our trip and providing the details to assist us with our planning. Only good things to say about this trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted that you had a wonderful time! The Italy Perfect Team
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This apartment was very pleasant

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was very pleasant, with the definite advantage of air conditioning. Daytime temperatures around 40 celsius. Centrally positioned at the end of Ponte Vechio. Fabio and his father were most helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the air conditioning worked well during the hot spell. The Italy Perfect Team
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Wonderful Florence Apartment (Bardi)

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful in every way. The location of the apartment is perfect for exploring the city center and Oltrarno. The elevator is charming and then stepping into the apartment we felt that we were in our your own little jewel. The rooms are as they are pictured, and we found them so much more perfect in person. We were so lucky to have found such a great place. The balcony is a wonderful liittle hideaway above the city. We enjoyed eating out there, taking in the sunset while listening to the city below.

There are many restaurants and a grocery store a few steps away from the front door. We loved the close proximity to the city center but were more enhanced with the Oltrarno area right outside out door. We loved walking through the streets looking into the workshops of the craftspeople and the great restaurants and gelato.

We would recommend taking a tour from Context Tours. We took two tours - one of the workshops of Oltrarno and one of life in the 16th century city center. A few restaurants that we would recommend are Trattoria 4 Leoni, Trattoria Sant' Agostino and Gusta Pizza in Oltrarno. In the city center, stop for cappuccio at the bar of Caffe' le Logge (via Porta Rossa 44r) and paninis at Vecchio Forno (via Guelfa, 32-34r) before or after seeing David. There is also a great little gelato place across the square from 4 Leoni - as everywhere else in Florence.

Our hosts for the apartment were extremely attentive and checked in with us via email during out stay. They went so far as to recommend there favorite restaurants in the area. It was a level of service that was very much appreciated.

We will recommend Italy Perfect to friends because the staff did a great job of providing details on our stay and useful information about our location. We loved having the cards for the apartment location and taxis. We laminated them to carry with us. I will also recommend the Bardi apartment because it is so perfect! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team
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very comfortable and convenient accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed or stay at the Bardi apartment. It was very clean and comfortable with all the household items needed for daily living. Very conveniently located to services and the museums and sights of Florence. Our host, Giuliano, was very helpful in explaining everything and even provided flowers in celebration four 50th anniversary. We were in email contact with his son, Fabio, who provided helpful information on restaurants and answered our questions. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Please come again. The Italy perfect Team
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Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Croce Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Uffizi Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Sant'Ambrogio Open Air Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & greeting $123.81
Refundable damage deposit $371.42
Tax Rate 5.0%

The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, weekly cleaning for stays of two weeks or more, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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