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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms apartment sleeps 4+1 in Central Florence, near Duomo, Santa Croce

Unusual, romantic apartment full of atmosphere in one of Florence's oldest areas - that once occupied by the Roman amphitheatre. Indeed, the street takes its name from one of the principal entrances into the arena. Just 50m from the church of Santa Croce Church, 200m from Piazza Signoria, 100m from Piazza del Duomo, 200m from the Uffizzi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, and 10m from Vivoli, Florence's best known ice cream parlour!! The apartment, on the first floor of this antique palazzo, is accessed via a flight of 24 steps (no elevator). It offers 2 double bedrooms (one with a French bed - 140x200 cm ), which look onto the open plan sitting room area, a fully appointed kitchen, a marble dining table for 6. It is tastefully furnished with the owner's personal belongings and is equipped with a TV, DVD and CD player, stereo, WI-FI, dishwasher, washing-machine, air cond

Just walking through the central courtyard of this beautiful Palazzo is a journey to the heart of historic Florence. Centrally located, it is perfect for sight seeing, shopping and food markets, discovering cosy trattorie and bars, as well as artists' and artisans' ateliers.

More Details

Owner
Fabrizio
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, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Fabrizio

I was born in Florence "many" years ago . I love my Tuscany , that's why my job is to drive my clients and my guests , all around Tuscany and Cinqueterre with my licensed Mercedes car . I love cinema , music , horse - riding . I travelled a lot during my previous job , in various glass industries .

My mission is to make your stay in Florence absolutely fantastic !!!

Fabrizio purchased this apartment in 2009

Amenities

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • There is a washing machine ,also
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French bed 140x200cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Mezzanine wooden floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single bed in the sitting room
  • The window of the second bedroom faces the sitting room. For using the cot or sofa/bed an extra charge of € 10,00 per night is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
PRIVATE TUSCANY TOURS AVAILABLE : Siena & San Gimignano , Chianti Wine Tastings in Chianti Lucca & Pisa Cinqueterre ASK FOR AN OFFER !!!!!!! € 300,00 ( lunch & wine tasting incl) , Pisa, Lucca € 250,00 Cinqueterre € 400,00 ,Montepulciano,Montalcino,Pienza € 380,00 I can book for you, on request : Galleria degli Uffizzi and Galleria dell'Accademia ( David ) Cost of the ticket € 15,00 each p/person p/museum . Horse - trekking in Chianti and light meal ( + wine testing ) € 75,00 each ( 4 hours )

Reviews

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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
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5

Bellisima!

  • 5 of 5

Our best vacation in years! Our host, Fabrizio, picked us up at the airport and tucked us into our beautiful residence. The residence was as promised: unique, comfortable, well-appointed and welcoming. Fabrizio was informative, friendly and even assisted us in getting our luggage, which was on a later flight. He allowed us our privacy, but was available by email when we had questions or needed advice on local attractions. On 02 Jan, we headed out into the Italian countryside with Fabrizio as our guide. We toured Siena, had an excellent lunch and wine-tasting, and toured two other notable Florentine sites. My wife and I are still basking in the afterglow of what was a truly unique and soul-soothing experience. Save money and go with Fabrizio. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really moved for your words !! Thank you so much . It was really a nice experience to have you as guests !! Big hug Fabrizio
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5

Great location, with plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Fabrizios place was such a treasure to find. It is definitely located within the city center, EVERYTHING is within 15 min walking distance at most. There were plenty of great shops, restaurants and gelaterias nearby. The 2 bedrooms was plenty big enough for 3 adults, the living room had a couch, which I think was recently added based from previous reviews. The kitchen has all that you needed to have some stay at home meals at times, but the cutting board might need a replacement, which is a minor detail in the overall review of this place. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect set up and location for our stay in Florence with our two daughters, ages 16 and 12.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect owner and perfect position

  • 5 of 5

Fabrizio is a very pleasant person. He was still available for us when ever we needed.

We spent in Firenze one week in February 2018.

The aprtment is furbished with everything what you can need during your city holiday.

The location of the aparment is very good. You can walk to all places of interest in the city. Around a corner, there are perfect restaurants, caffeterias, shops with leather articles, etc.

We will rent this apartment again.

Tereza, Czech Republic

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review . My object is to make your stay unforgettable !!!! Big hug and come again !! Thank you very much again .
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5

Eclectic lovely apartment near San Croce

  • 5 of 5

I really loved this two-level apartment in Florence. It is close to the beautiful church, Santa Croce, and near the nerve center of Florence with everything within 5-10 minutes walking distance. The furniture and appointments are wildly eclectic, reflective of the owner and world traveler, Fabrizio, in an old palace with high ceilings and huge windows. Florence was wet and cold when we were there, but we didn't suffer as I suspected we would - there were excellent beds and linens that kept us warm and comfortable. Note that, as advertised, the 24 steps to the apartment are stone, deep, and uneven but I had no trouble and was recovering from spinal surgery, wearing a brace and using a cane. There are two lovely restaurants within two minutes walk and a little grocery. The apartment was fully equipped with all we needed and Fabrizio even left us a bottle of wine. I would return to this property in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review Beatrice. For my part, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to have the opportunity to host you, and I’m glad you enjoyed the apartment, and Florence, as much as I do. I do hope that we’ll have the chance to meet again in the future, and in the meantime, I send you warmest and kindest wishes from a sunny, wintery Florence. Fabrizio
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5

Great host

  • 5 of 5

Fabrizio was a wonderful host. The apartment had everything we needed, and was in a great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Firenze (Peretola)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Vivoli
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autostrada A 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
Pallottino
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone (Pistoia )
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio,Marina di Pisa
Car: not necessary

The property is perfectly located for visitors who want to discover the essence of Florence. Situated between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, it is in the heart of Florence's historical centre. This area is full of local colour and is lively, even though the apartment is on a small quiet road. There are plenty of boutiques, bars and small, intimate restaurants in the area, as well as some of Florence's most noteworthy attractions

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $98.74
Heating,A/C,utilities $74.06
Final Cleaning $80.23
WiFi internet $18.51
Pet Fee $37.03
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Tax Rate 10.0%

Heating/Air Conditioning(utilities) : € 10,00 per day.

A caution/deposit is required for booking and it is not refundable if you cancel your trip , but you can use
for a different period .

Final cleaning : € 65,00

Pick up service from railway station or airport (Florence), if available
Tuscany Tours Available at special prices .
Cooking Classes available , to book in advance.

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.

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