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Remo Bellagamba

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Santa Croce Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Sofa , 3 Baths, 6-8 Sleeps

'La Terrazza' apartment is located in one of the oldest parts of the center of Florence, in the medieval triangle that leads from Piazza della Signoria and from the Uffizi Museum to Piazza Santa Croce, exactly one minute walk from Palazzo Vecchio and from the Bargello Museum and two minutes walk from the Uffizi.

The palace, though very old, has an elevator and the apartment, although it lies on a high first floor has a large and pleasant terrace of 30 square meters furnished with sofa and chairs and a tent for shelter from the sun in the summer .

The apartment is divided equally into common areas, consisting of a living room with two sofas and two armchairs that overlooks the terrace and has a beautiful decorated wooden ceiling; a kitchen with vaulted ceiling, fully equipped with all the conveniences of 20 meters that also overlooks and have access to the terrace, equipped with a bar and a dining table for 8 people; and a study, also with access to the terrace, with TV and DVD.

The master bedroom, very large and with a beautiful ceiling made with terracotta panels of the 16th century decorated with original gold and blu colors, has a double king bed and a bathroom en suite with a large shower and have direct access to the terrace.

The second bedroom also has a double king bed (160 x200 cm) and wood decorated ceiling as the living room and a bathroom with dual access from the living room and from the bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath tub.

The third bedroom is very spacious, in addition to the double king bed is also equipped with a private balcony of 10 square meters and a loft of 10 square meters with a sofa that converts to a comfortable double size bed (cm 195 x 140).

The apartment has a total of 130 square meters plus 30 square feet of outdoor living almost all year round.

The renovation has been completed recently, so the apartment is absolutely new and accurate in every detail.

Via del Corno was also mentioned from the famous italian writer Vasco Pratolini in 'Chronicle of Poor Lovers', his best book, where he tells stories of Florence between 1925 and 1926. The novel is almost entirely set in Via del Corno, located between the Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce,in the same street where the author had spent some years of his youth. The protagonists of the novel are the inhabitants, mostly working class and the author develops love affairs that involve the young people resident in the street. In the background, the scenery of Florence in the early years of Fascism, a city in the struggle for the assertion of conflicting values. In the small universe are well represented the many faces of Florentine life but also of the Italian reality.

This Pratolini's novel came to the attention of critics and in 1954 the director Carlo Lizzani directed a movie based on the book with actors as Marcello Mastroianni, Antonella Lualdi, Rowena Greek. The film, despite the problems of censorship, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further informations.

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

What makes this apartment unique

• Extremely centrally located, the apartment is minutes walk to all the major sites and touristic attractions of Florence, though is also very close to food shops and and markets and moreover it has a very pleasant outdoor space that can be used almost all year round.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Spectacular spacious central location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, so centrally located yet blissfully peaceful! Super comfy beds, very clean. All very important as my husband was there for the trade show! Absolutely loved the central patio where we all hung out to compare our day over a glass of wine before dinner in one of the many amazing restaurants just steps away. Adored the layout of the apartment, each bedroom and ensuite has its own unique charm. The ceilings are spectacular !!! Washing machine very appreciated! Kitchen very well equipped. Definitely would stay here again for our next Florence visit! Thanks Stefania for being so lovely and helpful. Very comforting to have someone to organize the taxi for the airport. Altogether a fantastic experience for us and our friends. It was their first visit to Florence so greatly relieved our apartment choice was such a success! Thank you Stefania!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your sincere and beautiful opinion of the apartment and its qualities. I really appreciated it and hope it will be a useful contribution for future guests. It was nice knowing you and I hope you enjoyed the city of Florence as much as you did the apartment.
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Awesome apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. It was clean,spacious, the bathrooms were modern, and the kitchen was well appointed. Everything was first class. The location was perfect, right next to Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alison V

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from our trip to Florence and I cannot describe how amazing this property is. The apartment was beautiful, clean and spacious with plenty of room for our party of 6. It was great to have a full kitchen as well as private bathrooms for each of the bedrooms. It was conveniently located near all of major attractions in Florence as well as near plenty of great restaurants and cafes. We were greeted by Stefania, who was wonderful to deal with when we were checking in and checking out. We felt safe and at home at this wonderful apartment. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience everything that Florence has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review.
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Great Home Base in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfectly maintained and very spacious. Stefania made the arrival and departure work very smoothly. We loved the location near all the major sights in Florence. Tons of great places to eat within easy walking distance, including some of the best gelato in the city. Also near groceries for home cooking supplies. Would definitely recommend this place to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review.
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a months vacation with another couple. Everything was as advertised and more. Clean, spacious, fully equipped in a fabulous location. Within walking distance of many sights and great restaurants. Viola met us upon our arrival and did a great job of handling all of our requests. The apartment was cleaned weekly by a lovely lady. We would most definitely return. Cannot say enough about everything. It was also a pleasure dealing with The owner Sandra.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice indeed

  • 5 of 5

We are just packing up to leave this beautiful flat and we are sorry to leave. The flat is brilliantly located for all sights, some of which are almost on the doorstep. The streets outside are really very quiet for the location, and what noise there is, during the day, is local colour really. The aircon is very efficient, the kitchen good, the bathrooms excellent. The bedrooms are nicely spaced out and very private. The beds are very comfortable. The owner and her charming helpers have excellent english and are very responsive to email and phone. There is an excellent Supermarket just the other side of Ponte Vecchio so no more than five minutes walk. It was easy to get a taxi from the station, and the owners 'factotum' booked a taxi for us when we left. It could not have been a simpler or more enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen, first of all I want to thank you very much for the way you took care of my apartment. Thanks for your attention and your care. I am happy that my team contributed to your pleasant stay. You mentioned the word factotum, I immediately think of an opera that I love very much, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" of Rossini and I am glad to share with you a part of it where the main character, Figaro, is the factotum of the city.. I hope you like it. Enjoy it! Sandra
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season (vat included)
Mar 20 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Autumn (vat included)
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas (vat included)
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter (vat included)
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $337


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Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , with Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3/loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , mattress 140 x 195 cm
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , for a total of 9 sleeps
  • The 3 bedrooms have their own private bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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