Santo Spirito-Piazza Pitti apartment with garden sleeps 2/4
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About Nicky Swallow
I am English and Luca is Florentine: I have lived in Florence since 1981. We live around the corner from the apartment just off Piazza Santo Spirito and would not want to live anywhere else. We will always be on hand to help out with any practical problems and to make sure you get the most from your stay in this beautiful city.
Nicky Swallow purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Nicky Swallow chose Santo Spirito
A garden, even a small one, is a dream in the centre of Florence: we couldn't resist!
What makes this Apartment unique
The location of Casa Giardino is perfect: the Oltrano is the most interesting area of Florence, removed from the worst of the tourist crowds yet within easy walking distance of all the main sights and monuments. The combination of this location and the fact of having a garden to retreat to after a hard days' sightseeing is unique.
You are welcome to smoke in the garden
Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very attractive flat with nice kitchen and bathroom/shower. Ideal location — very short walk to Ponte Vecchio and then city center, but
totally out of the tourist crowds. Safe and quiet neighborhood. Lots of wonderful places to eat close by. The private garden is a real bonus — a quiet and comfortable place to relax.
Nicky is an exceptional owner and host.
She provides lots of detailed information about the flat and neighborhood, and is available by phone or in person to assist in any way.
We loved staying here and give it our strongest recommendation.
Great stay! Top location!
We stayed at the property for three nights. Flat was in a great location within 15 minute walk to the train station and 10 minutes from the Duomo. Great restaurant recommendations from the host! Property was clean and well maintained and we felt right at home.
The perfect Florence location!
I've stayed at this property twice and it really is the perfect location and set up. Everything you need, a very responsive property owner and right in the heart of the Oltrarno!
Airy apartment & great garden tucked away from the noise & crowds of Florence!
Nicky was waiting to welcome us and gave us a quick overview of the apartment. Our first impression was how lovely and homely it felt and the bonus of the garden was great. Everything was very clean. The bed was so comfortable and we both had the best sleep. Apart from occasional noise from neighbouring properties, it was very tranquil in both the apartment and the garden. This was certainly appreciated at the end of busy, hot days in the City. There are plenty of restaurants & shops on the doorstep and we found a great food market (and more restaurants) just around the corner. A short distance to the river, which then leads you to all the main attractions and sights. The railway station is about 25 mins walk and all on the flat.
A great apartment - thanks Nicky. We loved it!
an outside garden in Florence? oh my!
Ms. Swallow is a delight and her flat is done very well. Great location near Pitti Palance and the Boboli Gardens. a nice restaurant for local upstairs at Maggiotore (10 meters to the right, go upstairs ask for Fabio to let you sit in garden in back)....but the fine dining at Osteria dell' Enoteca (200 meters to the left) is a mandatory experience!. Free walking tour with Giacomo was good. Walk up to the Piazza Michelangelo for a free and the best city view. No lift, but only up 2 stairways. Nicky very helpful. A+++
Perfect location and lovely apartment
The location just down the street from the Ponte Vecchio was easy to find and just far enough away from the central part of Florence that you felt like you were living in a neighborhood.
The outdoor space was so romantic and everything about the apartment was very modern, super clean & comfortable. It was nice to have a washing machine but there is no dryer so you have to allow time for items to dry.
The bed was very comfortable and upon our return to the U.S., we bought a pillow just like the ones used in this apartment.
Would definitely stay here again!!
Thanks so much for your great review Lisa; I’m so glad you enjoyed staying at the apartment. You are not the first people to commemt on how great the pillows are!!
Our apartment is located in the Oltrarno area south of the river, a few metres from the Pitti Palace and also very close to lively Piazza Santo Spirito. This is one of the few neighbourhoods in Florence that still has a genuinely local feel. It is only metres from the tourist haunts of the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti and yet farmers still sell produce daily in the piazza. Five minutes walk brings you to Ponte Santa Trinita across which lies chic Via Tornabuoni, the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery and Palazzo Vecchio. A five minute walk to the east through the newly-pedestrianised Piazza Pitti leads to the Ponte Vecchio. There are lots of bars, restaurants and shops of all types (from bakares to butchers to chic antique stores and quirky independent boutiques) in the area plus some of the city's most interesting sights. The Pitti museums are virtually on the doorstep, the back entrance to the Boboli gardens is just up the road, the delightful Specola museum of natural history is next door and the church of Santo Spirito, Brunelleschi's last work, is 50 metres away. There are banks, a post office, buses to the train station nearby. It's a great area to live in! This exceptional location plus the garden make our flat an ideal place for your Florence holiday.