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Marco Bellagamba

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Suggestive Medieval Atmosphere - Only three minutes from Ponte Vecchio !

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

“Colombina” apartment stands in one of the oldest medieval streets of Florence:”Borgo S.S. Apostoli”. This name comes from the church in Limbo square, in front of the apartment. S.S. Apostoli church is one of the most ancient and historical churches of Florence, on its façade you can see a plaque showing the foundation year “..800 a.C. in the presence of Charles Magne”.

Many historic legends originate from this church (known also as “Old Cathedral of Florence”) because it had an important role in popular fairs, above all “the explosion of the cart parade” on Easter Sunday with the famous dove-shaped rocket (known as Colombina) that sets the cart on fire.


Colombina apartment is on the first floor with elevator of an important palace with a great entry. Recently renovated, charming, quite, bright with a wide living-space, with two windows including an equipped kitchen wall with all appliances. A table for four persons and a comfortable sofa (convertible bed for 2 persons cm 160x200), a large bedroom with double-bed and two big windows and one bathroom with shower. All with high quality details.

The apartment is provided with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, DVD player and equipped with washing machine dryer, internet wireless, bed linen, towels, kitchen ware, microwave, pots, american/italian coffee maker, iron, ironing board, safety deposit box.

Borgo S.S.Apostoli street is also full of small shops as that one in front of our main door, selling fruits and typical products of Tuscany and the owner loves adorning her shop’s faç make it unique ...and many people stop and take picture too ! Crossing the alley, just round this lovely shop, you can reach the riverside “Lungarno” with Ponte Vecchio on your left.

Just few steps..and it starts one of the most beautiful and fashion streets of Florence: “Via de Tornabuoni” where you can find the most famous griffes worldwide known as Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Hermès and so many others. On the left side there is the seat of the prestigious maison “Salvatore Ferragamo”.

The strategic location allows you to reach any historical monument, museum or old town centre area you wish…just walking, for example: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral and its Giotto tower bell, Signoria Palace, Pitti Palace and so on…

Everything to let you have a suggestive stay in Florence…

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marco Bellagamba (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

What makes this apartment unique

In the middle of the town's medioeval area, the apartment is very calm and the street is suggestive. A small church with its archaic Roman forms is just behind the corner, in Piazzetta del Limbo. The church holds the flint that Pazzino de’ Pazzi brought to Florence on his way back from the first crusade (1099). The stone was used to distribute the sacred fire to the inhabitans of Florence in the traditional Cerimony of the Explosion of the Cart on Easter, to light the dove-shaped rocket (called Colombina) that hits the cart.

Around the corner you will find the palace of the famous fashion house Ferragamo and, in a few steps, you will reach Via Tornabuoni, which is overlooked by the windows of the biggest names in Italian fashion. In the historical center of Florence, thanks to many pedestrian streets, is pleasant to walk and discover the little details. You can feel the atmosphere of the Renaissance churches and palaces of the old families of the city.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Suggestive Medieval Atmosphere - Only three minutes from Ponte Vecchio !
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Lovely apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this rental. We stayed here for a week. It was super clean, the owner was very professional and easy to deal with, and the location could not have been better! It really felt like a hotel room apartment, in an ultra clean kind of way. It was centrally located , so convenient to everywhere in Florence. Thank you so much Stefania! I would recommend this rental in a heartbeat!!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely apt.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just stayed here for four nights and loved the apt. It is very spacious and nicely decorated. The kitchen is fine for doing light cooking and the location is terrific. There is street noise and we did use ear plugs but being able to swing open those large shuttered windows and seeing the alley below was worth it. Stefania was a pleasure to deal with and very prompt and eager to help us. We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Flat for Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Spent 11 days in this flat and it was beyond wonderful. Very spacious and comfortable, the location could not be better. Less than 1 minute from Ponte Vechhio and within walking distance to all major attractions. Used the washer and dryer often and the kitchen for cooking meals. Good wifi. Lift available to assist with luggage. Stefania was a wonderful help. Grocery store 3 minute walk from flat and smaller store directly in front of building. The only negative is the street noise. Bring earplugs!!! Also, the first three days we had windows open only to let in mosquitos so kept them closed rest of trip. A/C and television provided as well. They were very flexible in letting us leave our luggage a little past check out time. Very quiet neighbors and safe area. looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beaitiful review. It's so kind of you.
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The most perfect Firenze visit!!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment is ideal - on a lovely cobble-stone street close to shopping, markets, trattorias. The apartment was spotless and in excellent condition as well as comfortable. Staying here was much more enjoyable than a hotel stay.

I had great communication with Sandra prior to our arrival and we were welcomed to the apartment personally by Stefania. I would very much recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Florence!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's very kind of you.
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Great location, Great price for a large apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stephania met us at the apartment when we arrived and was very helpful. She alerted us to a great supermarket across the Ponte Vecchio. What is better than walking across the Ponte Vecchio for groceries?

The apartment is large, compared with a hotel room. It is clean and well-maintained and a perfect location for visiting the famous sites in Florence. We appreciated the washer/dryer and the well-equipped kitchen. We were glad to have air conditioning available although we did not use it all the time.

Besides the famous sites, we enjoyed attending a concert in the Orsanmichele Church (concerts are upstairs) and a church service in St Marks English Church just north of the Arno. We recommend the gelato at Perche' No! near the Orsanmichele Church, just off the Via de' Calzaiuoli.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Donna North Carolina

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully located apartment. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable bed. Stephania was great! She was there when we arrived to greet us and explained how everything worked. She was also very helpful when I could not get the tv to work! Small grocery store across the street, restaurants along the street, charming Catholic church just a few doors away, and all major sites within a few minutes walking distance. For light sleepers though, I would bring ear plugs for the weekend. I would not let just those few hours of noise stop me from staying here again. My husband and I were very happy with this apartment. Thanks, Sandra and Stephania.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna, thank you very muche for you beautiful review!!! I'is so kind of you. I hope to see you again in Florence! Stefania, Sandra
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Car: not necessary

Between Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Via Tornabuoni, the main shopping street in the town.

Everything it is at short distance walking.

There is also the possibility to come by car and parking very close to the apartment, just in the street parallel to the apartment.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn (vat included)
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Special Price (vat included)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas (vat included)
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Special price (vat included)
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring (vat included)
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Hight season (vat included)
Mar 21 2017 - Aug 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
August (vat included)
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season (vat included)
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Min. stay 4 nts. Accepted shorter stay in October, November.
ALL INCLUSIVE, security deposit upon arrival €200,00.

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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , mattress 160x200 cm
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries

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