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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
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.

More Details

Remo Bellagamba
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Car: not necessary


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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


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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Apartment for our Florence Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed in this lovely apartment in the heart of Florence for six nights. Stefania was there waiting for us when we arrived to give us the keys, give us a tour of the apartment and show us how everything worked. She was also there when we checked out, and was a pleasure to work with.

This apartment has 3 large bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and shower / tub. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are large and comfortable. One of the bedrooms has a spiral staircase up to a loft area with a sofa-sleeper, which our youngest son thought was great. The kitchen is large and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The apartment is in the shape of a square, with a terrace in the middle. Unfortunately it was too cool in March to fully appreciate it, but it would be wonderful in warmer weather (or with an outdoor heater or fire pit added!).

The apartment is on the 2nd floor. There is a tiny elevator that we used only for our luggage.

The location for this apartment is ideal! Because it was off of an alley it was quiet, but at either end of the alley was a street full of shops and restaurants, so it was perfect. A 5 minute walk to the Uffuzi, 5-10 minute walk to the Duomo, 10- 15 minute walk to the Santa Maria Novella train station, and 5-15 minutes to just about anywhere else you'd want to be.

We fell in love with Florence. Our daughter is studying abroad there and we now understand why she loves Florence. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed and sincere opinion of the apartment and its qualities. I really appreciate it. It's a great incentive to always do better, we really want to make our guests as comfortable as possible. I hope to welcome you again in Florence.
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Perfect Florence Experience!

  • 5 of 5

After searching for more than a year for a place to celebrate our retirement, this amazing property rose to the top. Pictures just don't do it justice. The apartment is beautiful and well appointed, with everything you could possibly want or need -- large bedrooms, each with comfy beds and modern, luxury bathrooms, plenty of great indoor and outdoor space for our family, the convenience of a fully-equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher (something you don't find everywhere.) And, since we were in Florence for a month, we also appreciated that the apartment had a washer/dryer. Stefania, the property manager, was excellent! On our arrival, Stefania welcomed us with a nice bottle of wine, provided a tour of the apartment and, throughout our stay, she was always very responsive and made sure we had everything we needed.

The location of the apartment is AMAZING! Within walking distance of everything that makes Firenze so incredible -- the museums, the piazzas, the restaurants, the shops. After a long day walking and enjoying everything Florence has to offer, being able to come back to such a beautiful "home" and having a glass of Chianti on the terrace made the experience even more memorable.

We loved Florence and this apartment and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Stefania!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. Our priority is to make our guest as comfortable as possible. It is a great incentive to always do better!
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Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious beautiful home! Incredible location steps from everything - galleries restaurants and shopping. 3 comfortable bedrooms each with ensuite bath. Great covered terrace to enjoy a glass of wine. A/C and wifi made this place an oasis of comfort after long days. Stefania was gracious, very responsive, recommended restaurants and day trip private driver. I hated to leave and would definitely stay here again on another trip. Thank you Stefania!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It is really a great incentive to always do better. It was nice meeting you and I hope to welcome you again!
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Florentine Perfection!

  • 3 of 5

This is by far the best apartment we have ever stayed in. Everything was done perfectly from first contact to checkout. Stefania met us and showed us around, answered questions and fielded a few phone calls, and left us lovely Italian cookies along with our security deposit prior to our departure. (We were also given a welcome bottle of wine.) The apartment is very spacious and very well appointed. The beds are great and the bathrooms are amazing. Everyone wanted to try out the "jacuzzi shower." The kitchen is well equipped and we did use it for some of our meals. The patio in the center provided light and fresh air without the disturbance of street noise. Not that there would have been much noise, since Via del Corno is basically an alley and the other nearby streets were very narrow. But down a few of those narrow streets lies a foodie paradise. The two most significant finds for us were several largely gluten free restaurants and a completely gluten free bakery!! We were right in the heart of the action, literally steps from the Uffizi and Piazza Signoria in one direction, Santa Croce in another, and very near the Ponte Vecchio and other shopping opportunities. If you are lucky enough to have an opportunity to stay in this apartment, don't hesitate, book it without delay!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review. You are right, the location is perfect and within reasonable walking distance of sites on both sides of the river.
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $353.86

The Total is all inclusive, apart City tax 1,5€ per person, per night and Transaction fee 3% of total amount.

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.