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

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 5 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. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Home fragrances, 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 unless you book a garage nearby.

We also inform our guests that as a “energy saving policy” we charge electricity on consumption. We will be glad to provide further information on request.

More Details

Simona Tofani
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

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 Basilica of 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!


Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We inform our guests that as an “energy saving policy” we charge electricity on consumption. We will be glad to provide further info on request
  • In case of longer rentals charges will be on consumption and the final cleaning will be increased accordingly
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 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.


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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews
London, UK

Centrally located apartment perfect for enjoying the sights of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the apartments location giving easy access to all of Florence. The apartment was well equipped and comfortable. The owner was welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surprise, Arizona and Kona, Hawaii

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is right in the middle of all the things we wanted to see in Florence. We walked everywhere; even the train station is only a 10 to 20 minute walk away. It was well equipped, very clean and not too small for our traveling party of three 70 year-olds. There are great restaurants and bars just a few steps away, and our host, Simona, had a notebook full of good suggestions. During the planning stage she was always prompt in her responses and very helpful. We all had a great time and would choose this apartment again.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

I don't think the apartment could be better located with everything we needed on the doorstep. Close to the main attractions with coffee bars, places to eat alfresco and supermarket all within a few minutes walk. Simona was an excellent host and warmly welcomed us on arrival explaining everything we needed to know on our first visit to Florence. The apartment was spotless and we enjoyed every minute.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andover, MA

It’s true... It’s perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Florence and Simona’s apartment was beyond our expectation. It’s location, location, location! Less than 5 minutes walk, door to door, to Uffizi Gallery and no more than 10 minutes to Duomo. Simona’s fluent English put our first trip to Italy at ease and she thoughtfully had cold bottles of water and pastry waiting for us upon arrival. She even had a small milk for my morning tea. I had rented many houses and apartments through VRBO and her mattress was the best I have ever had a pleasure of sleeping on! And Simona spoiled us with more than ample fluffy towels for all 4 of us. And unlike some other VRBO rentals, Simona does not charge extra for more than 2 people. She even had a second set of keys so that the kids can come and go independently while my husband and I spent endless hours at the museums. There is absolutely nothing I would change about the apartment. It’s true... It’s perfect. If and when we visit Florence again, I will definitely stay at Simona’s beautiful apartment again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate apartment in terrific locale

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $81.55
Refundable damage deposit $349.49
Stay tax $3.49 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

A refundable deposit of 300 euro is required on arrival and refunded on departure day

Final cleaning will be increased for staying longer than 7 days

The check-in is always on APPOINTMENT
check-in 3.00-7.30 pm
check-out 10.00 am

In case of late check-in:
check from 8.00 pm to 10 pm 20 euro
check-in from 10 pm to 11 pm 30 euro

For departure earlier than 8.00 am you'll be checked out the day before

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.