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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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


Via del Corno was also mentioned by 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 novel came to the attention of critics and in 1954 the director Carlo Lizzani directed a movie based on the book with actors such as Marcello Mastroianni, Antonella Lualdi, Rowena Greek. The film, despite the problems of censorship, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


'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.

LA TERRAZZA APARTMENT Hospitality for 8 people

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 canopy 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 convenience of 20 meters that also overlooks and has 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 blue colours, has a king size bed and a bathroom en suite with a large shower and has direct access to the terrace.

The second bedroom also has a king size 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 king size bed it 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 bed (cm 195 x 140).

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

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

Everything to let you have a suggestive stay in Florence.


"La Terrazza apartment" is extremely centrally located, few minutes walk to all the major sites and touristic attractions of Florence, though is also very close to food shops and and markets.

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

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Remo Bellagamba
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , with Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3/loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , mattress 140 x 195 cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 160x200
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 160x200
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 160x200
  • The 3 bedrooms have their own private bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Nashville, TN

Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 just returned from an early March visit to Florence. Our week's stay was absolutely amazing! I believe being in this apartment only enhanced the experience. Stefania warmly greeted us upon arrival and fully explained all the particulars about the apartment.

The pictures accurately portray the apartment, except being there in person is better! Each bedroom is well appointed....comfortable beds, space to unpack and natural light. Having ensuite bathrooms was very helpful. The water pressure was good and never had issues with hot water. And the warming towel racks were a welcome addition.

There are two separate areas to relax or to have some quiet time. Although we tended to gather in the kitchen were there was plenty of space for the 6 of us to hang out, drink wine and talk about the day's activities. The kitchen was complete with enough dishes, cookware and fridge space to accommodate all meals....if one chooses to.

This centrally located apartment is literally steps to several of the main sites in Florence, with others being 3 to 4 blocks away. We found groceries, gelato, eateries and ATMs all within easy walking distance. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Florence. Truly cannot beat the perfect location, and we always looked forward to coming back to such a charming apartment after a long day.

Thank you, Stefania!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review. You are right, the location is perfect and within reasonable walking distance of everything. I really appreciate and hope it will be a useful contribution for future guests. It was nice meeting you and I hope you enjoyed the city of Florence as much you did the apartment.
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Wasilla, Alaska, USA

Everything was beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home to stay at! It was clean and had everything we needed and more. It was restful and relaxing even for our large family. There was plenty of space to just hang out together or head out to see so many nearby attractions. Communication with the owners was very good. The Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and Pitti Palace were so close we could walk everywhere. Our whole family would definitely recommend this property and we would stay here again ourselves if we have the pleasure to return to Florence again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI

A wonderful apartment and terrace!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed in September 2016 and had a wonderfully fantastic time! The apartment is just beautiful and so comfortable. And relaxing on the terrace was perfect. Stefania was so nice and helpful communicating prior to the stay and arranged a taxi to pick us up for our very early morning departure.

Everything was is perfect working order and we really had everything we needed. An especially nice detail, for those not used to a European washer/dryer, were perfectly written out instructions for using the appliances:) Also, the location of the apartment can't be beat - very easy to walk everywhere you could wish to venture.

We will definitely stay at this apartment again the next time we're in Florence with a group! Thanks to Stefania for providing a lovely vacation home:)

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review. It is always good to see that our dedication is recognized. It is a great incentive to always do better. I hope to welcome you again in Florence.
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Apartment in Old Florence

  • 4 of 5

Our group of four friends stayed a week. We enjoyed the location in the middle of excellent shopping, close to the Duomo, many museums, and much more. The apartment is spacious, and completely updated. There are three bedrooms plus a loft with another bed. All of the beds were very comfortable. The terrace and sitting areas and big kitchen were perfect for our group. The only part that was at all difficult is there are actually three flights of steps. There is a little elevator up one flight of steps but it was too much trouble to bother to use. The entryway and staircase are dark even with the lights on. I found it handy to use a little flashlight in the entry way and on the steps.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and suggestions. For sure I will follow your advice and ask the condominium to install better lighting in the entrance and stairwell. Hope to see you again and in the meantime our best regards from Florence
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Number 1 Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for over 2 months. The apartment is truthfully the way it appears in the photos. It's central location makes it easy to see everything. It's well equipped and any problems we had were swiftly dealt with by Stefania. The beds were comfortable and the many friends we had stay all were blown away by the apartments presentation. 10 out of 10 all round!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beatiful review. TYou are right he location is really perfect within reasonable walking distance of everithing. It is always good to see that our strong commitment and constant attention are recognized and appreciated. Thank you again!
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Wish I could give 10 Stars !

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was simply a dream come true! The photos are accurate but don't nearly display how absolutely perfect this apartment really is! Everything is in spotless and top condition and fully equipped. We were a family group of 4 adults - 2 singles and 1 couple. This apartment was so much better than staying in 3 hotel rooms and afforded us lots of room to find a quiet spot for yourself. Just Wonderful!! We especially enjoyed the central courtyard in the evening as we recapped our day! Such a special place in the heart of the historic area. Stefania was amazing to work with from booking to check-out. She left us with countless suggestions for great places to dine nearby and also arranged a taxi for our trip back to the airport. Thank you Stefania for being our best friend in Florence! You were a wonderful host in a fabulous apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure being your best friend in Florence! Thank you for your terrific review and your sincere opinion of the apartment and its qualities. You are utterly right, the outdoor courtyard is a special place to relax and rest up after a long day outside.
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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season (vat included)
Mar 21 2017 - Aug 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
August (Vat included)
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Hight Season (Vat included)
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn (vat included)
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Special Price (Vat included)
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas (vat included)
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $324


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