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Ms. Lucia

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, russian, italian

Discover Florence staying in a 9th century Palazzo along the Arno River

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment Vespucci sleeps 2+2, one double room, living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom

Apartment Vespucci (70sqm) situated in a beautiful and important 19nth century Palazzo along the Arno River. With a nice walk along the Arno River you can easily reach all major museums and monuments; it certainly offers you the opportunity of visiting Florence exclusively. Restaurants, Pizzeria and Trattoria are nearby together with 2 supermarkets.

The Cascine Park is at two minutes on foot and every Tuesday morning there is a big open market.

Bus stop and tram stop are at 2 minutes on foot.

The opera is at 3 minutes on foot together with shopping centre. Come to Florence and stay in apartment Vespucci! (windows are not on the River but in the large and quiet courtyard).

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ms. Lucia (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, russian, italian


based on 71 traveler reviews

Discover Florence staying in a 9th century Palazzo along the Arno River
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 71 reviews
Bozeman, Montana, USA

Very comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Lucia was very helpful with everything! Apartment is convenient location (including local market days) and very comfortable. Beds and bedding were great as was the washer and the shower. We had no problem making ourselves at home and enjoyed our stay very much.We did use the extra bed to sleep two teenagers in the living room. This worked very well. We cooked and used the washer -- everything worked well. Grazie Mille Ms. Lucia!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello from Florence!!! Thank you very much for your super review! I am very happy you had a good time and I hope to welcome you again one day! Take care! Lucia
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Just the place!

  • 5 of 5

Vespucci apartment (the street is Lungarno Vespucci, named after Amerigo V) is a comfortable retreat in a rather grand 19th century palaccio fronting on the River Arno. There are plenty of small shops and restaurants in the streets behind. Ms Lucia made us very welcome and was always at hand to help if we had any problems. Better take a mobile phone though because that is the best way to contact her.

The apartment is about 20 minutes leisurely walk along the Arno from Ponte Vecchio and 20 minutes across the old city to Santa Maria Novella, i.e. the railway station. Some people might find the distances a bit far, but we enjoyed our morning and afternoon strolls and the distance meant that our base was well away from the crowds. The apartment is well fitted out so there is no need to go out to eat in the evening if you don't want to.

We would certainly recommend the apartment to any family and friends who aren't put off by a little walking.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Lucia's apartment. It is very clean and a convenient walk to all locations. Super secure unit with huge automatic wood doors and outside gates.

Lucia was responsive to an internet problem and fixed it after hearing about it. Their wifi was fast too.

We had everything we needed to enjoy a great stay in Florence. Thank you Lucia and her son for welcoming us.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rose! Thank you for your review! we really appreciate it! We hope to welcome you again in Florence ! Take carre, Lucia and Giulio
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Nice location along the Arno River

  • 5 of 5

Lucia, the owner, was quite responsive before and during our visit. Twice she made reservations for us at Academia, saving us a lot of time while others were in line. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable and tastefully decorated. It came supplied with kitchen essentials, though we preferred eating out. Lucia also had numerous pamphlets, maps, and other tourist information. Minutes from the trains and buses, but the walk home from a long day did seem a bit long.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us...

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our stay and exactly as expected from the description. Lucia met us to show us around the property as arranged after we exchanged text messages to confirm what time we would arrive in Florence. The apartment itself was very clean and well equipped and very atmospheric giving a real feeling of living like a local rather than just staying in a hotel. The location is great nice and quiet but an easy 10-15 stroll to all attractions with lots of places to eat in the close vicinity.

We would definitely choose this property to stay again if we ever return to Florence.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, beautiful apartment. Ms. Lucia was friendly & generously provided great suggestions.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a quiet and beautiful upscale residential area that is close and easily accessible to all major attractions in Florence. Ms. Lucia's hospitality was extremely kind and helpful. Overall staying here was an A+ experience!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Corso Italia
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Firenze A1 or A 11
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Via Montebello, Corso Italia, Via Il Prato
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio- Lucca
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the Lungarno Vespucci, very near the Railway Station and at 5 minutes from the major streets of the city centre. Restaurants and trattorias are in walking distance together with supermarkets and shopping centre. Ponte Vecchio is at 15 minutes of foot. Bus stop and tram stop are at 3 minutes. The area in quiet and safe, come to see Florence staying in apartment Vespucci!!!


Rates & Availability

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas time
Dec 3 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Price includes linen, electricity, water, final cleaning and taxes.
Gas for heating is not included and it is in according to the consumption.
To make a reservation I usually require a 10% deposit.
We provide tickets reservation for Uffizi Museum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Fully furnished bathroom with bath and shower, bidet and washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • living room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in the living room
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • One double room with king size bed and single sofa bed in the living room and one single pull out bed in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
The apartment consists of a large dining-living room with a single sofa bed , one double room with king size bed, one big bathroom with bath and shower. a well furnished kitchen.

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