About the property
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 bedroom apt, large living with sofabed, sleeps 4, in the centre of the city
This 50 m² - 540 sq ft - apartment, is part of an old palace of 15.th century.
It was totally renovated and refurbished in February 2008, preserving the ancient wooden ceiling and the original 'terra cotta' floor.
It opens up onto a spacious Living Room furnished with a comfortable double sofa bed, a flat screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Close to the Living Room there is a modern and fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 4 people, complete with fridge, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwater and a washing machine in the utility room.
The Bedroom includes a king-size bed that can be divided in two single beds.
A little room with a washbasin is located before the bathroom with shower.
The rooms are air conditioned and heated autonomously.
For your usefulness, a wireless unlimited access to internet is available. Warning: the apartment is located on the 2.nd floor without elevator and with steep stairs.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Ciao from Laura e Fulvio. Before to be home owners, We are travellers; We love getting to know new places, in trying new foods and learning new customs. We love meeting new people and learning how our cultures are alike and, even better, how they are different. We are exprienced home exchangers and as our exchange time is limited, We started to let our apartment using the same spirit of home exchange: to give hospitality to a friend.
Laura purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Laura chose Santo Spirito
This is our only property. We love it, We remodeled it as We have had to live there. We put inside all the things We would like to find when we are abroad in vacation: books and dishes, DVDs and air conditioning, paintings and music. We choose this apartment to buy some years ago, because it is inside the historical center of Florence but in an area less crowded by tourists and still lived by the Florentines, Oltrarno. To stroll around Oltrarno old streets wiil give you a unique experience of real Italian life.
What makes this Apartment unique
This a building of XV° century, builded to host the workers of Cathedral and Brunelleschi famous Dome. The original cotto floors and the wooden ceilings give to the apartment a unique charm.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I enjoyed our week's stay immensely. We found Laura to be warm, friendly and reliable, and the apartment was well located and well furnished. It really did offer so much. the stairs are steep as this is an old building without an elevator but, compared to so many other places, not too onerous. A charming apartment.
Wonderful, charming apartment in a beautiful, non-touristy part of Florence. We just loved it.
Laura and the woman who assisted us were super nice and very helpful, including when we had a little mishap (broke a key). They were so responsive and kind. It was a wonderful experience. Nice to be close to the tourist district but yet not in the midst of it. I would highly recommend it.
Great apartment and location
This apartment is as good as the pictures, maybe even better. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and then some. The neighborhood is also great as it is out of the hustle and bustle of central Florence. You are living among the locals and feels like home. There are dozens of great restaurant choices, bakeries, markets, artisans, etc. The service from landlord was excellent. They responded away any time we asked questions or needed help. We highly recommend this apartment.
Apartment was large, clean and very well located.
Check in and check out was painless. Good bed, great bathroom and kitchen, Comfortable sitting area. The market at Santo Spirito is great. Easy access to everything the city has to offer. Florence is a great walking town and this apartment allows you to get everywhere you want to go with an easy walk.
8 Days in a Florence Neighborhood
The apartment was exactly what we were looking for. When my wife and I travel, we try to rent apartments in neighborhoods where the local residents live and work. We try to walk lightly, not draw attention to ourselves, and blend in with the neighborhood. During our stay, we were lucky to develop mutual friendships with our local bakery, gelateria, and favorite trattoria.
Laura's apartment is in Florence's Oltrarno neighborhood. It's south of the Arno River and the popular tourist attractions. However, you can easily walk to practically attraction in the city from the apartment. Be prepared to get lost every day in Florence's streets and alleys. Try not to get frustrated. Whenever you get lost, you invariably find an artisan, bakery, cafe, church, sculpture, or something that you never expected. Treasure it.
The apartment is also within a 1-2 blocks of very good bakeries, trattorias, and an outdoor market. It met all of our needs. We like to eat breakfast at home, sometimes lunch, and maybe 1-2 dinners. The apartment is outfitted to support eating in or out. Both Laura and her Manager, Sibilla, are very responsive and great to work with. Like all things in life, choices mean tradeoffs. Florence is a real city with real traffic, noise, and tourists. If you stay in a lively, vibrant city like Florence, please don't expect peace and quiet like a place in the country. Bon viaggio!!!
Good base for seeing the sights in Florence
All the "big things" (stove, dishwasher, fridge, shower, good clothes washing machine) worked well and the property is in a very good location for easy walking into the many attractions in Florence. It is close to Santo Spirito, with its daily market and many small cafes. The bedroom is on the street side of the apartment and we had to close the shutters and window and use ear plugs and the air-conditioning to sleep. Most of the noise is from motorcycles and I imagine is common to every neighborhood in Florence. It was quiet from about 3 am to 7 am. Also, in north America the second floor is usually one up from the ground; here the second floor is two flights of very deep, very steep stairs up from the street entry. This was noted in the description, but it is a tough climb, so be warned. I felt like the owners had probably not lived in this apartment for some time because lots of little things, which you would notice and fix if you lived there, were broken or not working. These didn't detract much from our enjoyment of the apartment though and we liked our stay in the Oltrarno. Our two requests (for clean sheets and towels for our second week and a functioning corkscrew) were quickly fulfilled by Sibilla, so no complaints there. Excellent location, needs a little attention. Grazie.
The apartment is strategically positioned in the historical centre, on the left side of Arno river in the famous quarter 'Oltrarno', ideal to visit Florence by feet, and enjoy the 'real' Firenze. In Oltrarno there are monuments, gardens, museum, historical palaces unique in the world: Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito Square, Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), Boboli Gardens. But the wonderful history of Florence lives on in Oltrarno, not only thanks to the so rich historical and artistic heritage, but also in the daily life: in the many restaurants and cafes mantaining the typical athmosphere, in the artisan workshops carrying on a century-old tradition of both spirit and working methods. At short distance, accessible with a walking promenade, you'll find all the wonderful places that make Florence so famous all over the world: Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the Dome and Giotto's tower.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Progressive DISCOUNT for more then 3 days. PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE. Prices are for a 2 people occupancy; an extra charge of about 10% will be applied for each more people. Final cleaning 30 Euros, No other extra charges: heating and A/C, high speed WiFi internet, linen, towels, soap for washing machine and dishwasher ... all. included DEPOSIT NOT REQUIRED IF YOU PAY AT CHECK IN