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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria

Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
  • Apartment807 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedrooms apartment in historical centre of Florence

In the area of Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. At the second and unique floor, in Via Vinegia n. 2, a small and very quiet road in a pedestrian area, this lovely and particular apartment has been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have.

Home fragances, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

My sister and I take high pleasure to ensure our guests the best

staying by taking care of you since your very first enquiry to your departure..

We personally own and manage this apartment and the unit beside (the Francesca unit, ref. 8669907) you'll always be checked-in by one of us and we'll be avaialble for you any time for any question, help or need you may have..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding dated back to the XV century and share a private entrance from the road, in front of the magnificent stonewall of the medieval S. Remigio Church, in one of the oldest and most famous area of Florence.

The units can be booked togehter becomig a unique property and can accomodate up to 10 guests.

The location is so central that you can easily get back home any time of the day for a quick rest or a bite and go out again to visit this magnificent city.

With all kind of shops just around the corner and Piazza della Signoria at 1 minutes walk, these property are really in the centre of the centre!

With some of the best restaurants, ice-cream, fresh pasta, street food an coffee bar just around the corner you'll be able to enjoy your staying with no efforts trying to find out where you can have the best ice-cream of Florence!!

The Simona apartment has a master bedroom with a large queen bed, a twin bedroom, a dining area with the kitchen and a large table that can comfortably accomodate up to 6 guests. The sitting room is provided with a large couch that can be transformed in a large single bed for a 5th guests, two bergere chairs, table coffee and tv, a full contemporary bathroom with a shower completes the interiors.

As a real plus, Simona's apartment has got a cozy and secluded terrace full of plants and partially covered. With a coffee table and 5 comfortable seats, it's perfect for breakfast, tea time or a glass of wine..

Via Vinegia 2: a very strategic position! You can look at the tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria from Simona's terrace

Simona's apartment has been entirely restored and redecorated with taste at the end of 2008. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Perfumes d'ambience, extra-virgin olive oil of our own production.. LCD TV with decoder.. Antique furniture.. A house prepared with love to give you a place to relax after a full immersion in the beauties of the city.

The apartment has its own heating and a/c system, our guests can easily set it as preferred

History and leisure: The entire historical centre of Florence has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and Via Vinegia is just in the middle of it! All the major sites are within walking distance: Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte vecchio, The Duomo, The magnificent church of Santa Croce: everything is just around the corner.

And if you like to try the very best food you have a choice of restaurants and, most of all, you are at 10 min. walking from one of the oldest and most famous market in Florence, The Sant'Ambrogio market where you can buy the most exquisite traditional food.. and as far as ice-cream is concerned, Vivoli (the most famous one) is at 3 min walking

Via de Neri, the road at 20 mt from Via Vinegia is full of all kind of shops: groceries, take away, chemistry, fruiters, ice-cream, bakeries, mini market, bars, laundry...

Anything you may need is just around the corner

Car: The centre of Florence is closed to car with specific rules. We suggest you NOT TO ARRIVE WITH A CAR if you can. You won't need (and you won't be allowed too) to use it during your staying in the city.

Florence is on the main fast trains line that connects all the main italian cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna.. on this line trains run every 20/30 minutes and the rides are definetely much shorter than a car trip.

Also from Venice fast trains are available and a train ride from Pisa airport takes only 1.10 hour..

So if you plan to take a car just to reach Florence we strongly recommend to check trains instead.

But in case you should have it, we will be glad to give you all the informations you may need for entering and parking in this area. Please take note that since June 2013 the area around the property is going to be Pedestrian so there is no way to reach the apartments with a car


Simona Tofani

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Calendar last updated:
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About Simona Tofani

I am a florentine in love with Florence! But I also love to travel and always look for places that can make me feel home away from home. So I prepared these properties asking myself what I, as a traveller, would have loved to find in a rental property and try to do my best to accomplish this goal. That's why you'll find tea and coffee available on your arrival or the home fragances to welcome you at the property.

Simona Tofani purchased this Apartment in 2005

Why Simona Tofani chose Santa Croce

From the very first moment we, my mom and me, visited the apartment (the actual Simona unit) we realized it was special.. Even if it had to be entirely restored (believe me, it was terrible!!) we felt it was very special.. The terrace and the view on these 800 years old stone walls of San Remigio chuch, the tower of Palazzo Vecchio so beautiful at any time of the day.. the calm and tranquility while just a stone away from everything, a few steps and you get to the crowded and lively Via de neri.. The apartment really needed to be updated but the display was gorgeous.. All moved, perfectly designed to have a sleeping area and a daily area, the ancient ceiling in the sitting room.. A house of carachter..We fell in love at a the very first sight!!! The same happend when we were able to purchase the property beside (the actual Francesca unit) which has its own carachter too.. Again we entirely restored it but what a result!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, real single bed
      • Baby cot available


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Downtown


              • Luxury
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        One big couch, 2 Bergere chair, LCd Tv, it accomodates 5 people
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        You can call all Italian phone and mobiles
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            gas Stoves, sink, fridge, dishwasher, microwave
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                            Extra Virgin Olive oil, salt&pepper; vinegar, coffe and teas, sugar
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                        Coffe table, seats for 5
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • sight seeing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • Iron and ironing board, toaster, moka coffee maker, hairdryer, washing machine. Home perfume in every bedroom and sitting room. Selection of tea and coffee at your arrival for complementary. A bottle of olive oil of our own production will wait for you. We remind you that smoking is not allowed inside the apartment but it's permitted outside in the loggia (Simona's apartment) Please take note that there are only 14 steps up from the road to the apartment.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                115 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Immaculate apartment in terrific locale

                                                                Leslie Mills D.

                                                                Pristinely cared for apartment; terrific host in Simona. Spacious bedrooms and eating area, clean, efficient kitchen, and bonus is the super-lovely terrace. We really enjoyed our stay in Florence, we will be back!

                                                                A Great Apartment in Florence

                                                                Carolyn P.

                                                                This apartment has a great location in Florence, and it has everything that a visiting couple would need to enjoy their stay. We stayed for one month, and it really became home. It's on a quiet street, and the sound proof windows kept any noise out of the apartment. The kitchen is well stocked if you enjoy cooking in, and the entire apartment is very clean and modernized throughout. It is a very roomy apartment, and the bedding is very comfortable. Simona is an excellent host and is very accessible if you need anything. Her english is excellent. The wifi worked well which was very important to us as we had to be connected to our home for business meetings and phone calls. The apartment is very secure with a key required to get in the building and into the apartment. You are easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, and a grocery store. We could not have been more thrilled with this apartment and would highly recommend it for a short or long stay.


                                                                Tim L.

                                                                Great visit to Florence and loved Simona's apartment! Will try to stay there again the next time we are there!

                                                                Beautiful apartment...perfect location...check in went smoothly...as described and more!

                                                                Linda B.

                                                                LOVED IT!! Would stay there again if I came back to Florence in the future!!

                                                                Just as we remembered

                                                                Joseline M.North Carolina

                                                                We stayed is the Simona apt in 2009 and when we were making our plans for a family trip this year, we didn't even look for any other apt. In fact, we rented the Francesca apt as well. Everything was super clean and as perfect as we remembered. Simona is a perfectionist when it comes to her business. She's an excellent host. See you next year!

                                                                Perfectly located, lovely apartment near the Uffizi

                                                                Linda T.Newport Beach, CA

                                                                For a family of four, this was a lovely apartment in an ideal location for our visit. The apartment was clean, tidy and well-organized with everything that we needed. The sitting room provided additional space for some privacy from the rest of the group, when desired, and the patio, too. The summer heat and mosquitoes kept us from lingering in the outdoors, but the owner did her best to provide repellants. (Sadly, two of us were just too tempting to the bugs.) The washing machine was a blessing for a family of travelers and the owner has provided substantial clothing lines for drying.

                                                                Before booking, several people commented on the separate collection for the electrical use. I'll add here that the collection was extremely reasonable and should not dissuade anyone from committing.

                                                                Lastly, the owner was extremely accessible to us when we had questions which is always appreciated.


                                                                Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

                                                                The property is located in a quiet small road, Via Vinegia 2, between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the medieval walls of St. Remigio church. We are in a pedestrian area in the very heart of the historical center of Florence. Every famous artistic site can be reached in a few minutes: piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Palazzo Pitti. The area around the property is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, internet point and wireless cafè and any services needed (supermarket, laundry, pharmacy etc..) This area is known as ZTL (limited traffic area) and from June 2013 it will be pedestrian. No cars are allowed to reach the property in no case (apart from taxis) so in case you plan to arrive with your car in Florence, there are special instructions. We'll be glad to provide them


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                ELECTRICITY ALWAYS ON CONSUMPTION (ENERGY SAVING POLICY) The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure Final cleaning will be increased for staying longer than 7 days HEATING WILL BE CHARGED ON CONSUMPTION FOR RENTALS OF ONE WEEK AND LONGER The check-in is always on APPOINTMENT check-in 3.00-7.00 pm check-out 10.00 am For departure earlier than 8.00 am you'll be checked out the day before

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