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Quiet and cosy, central location: your 'Slow Time' in Florence. air con

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The perfect relaxing haven after a city tour, 10 minutes walking from the Dome

Quiet and confortable apartment completely renovated in 2010, on the first floor of a XVI century palace. As usual in the old buildings, there is no lift but the stairs are confortable. Windows open in an interior, so no traffic noise at all. Air conditioning is available in july and august!

The apartment is composed of a kitchen with a little table, a bathroom with shower, a large living room with a double sofa bed and a dining area and a large loft with king size bed, and an hammock for your meditative “siestas” :-) .

Kitchen is fully equiped! I love cooking, and I thik that you can experience Florence also trying to cook some typical recipe!

Children welcome: it is available a little bed for children up to 3 years with cushion/linens supplied. Just ask for it!

It is available a internet ADSL WIFI connection.

About the District: Sant'Ambrogio is definitely one of the most liveable neighborhoods in the city. From this district it's only a ten-minute walk to all the major monuments, squares and museums of the city. And yet, due to its location just outside of the most heavily-touristed areas - it hasn't been overrun by mass tourism.

Along the streets of Sant'Ambrogio it's still possible to meet many 'real Florentines' - walking, shopping or simply chatting on the stairs of a church, on a park bench, in a market, or amidst the narrow streets. The Bar, just in front of the main door, is an historic well-known meeting for the district residents. Almost all of the area's streets are closed to traffic and this makes the district even more attractive for both tourists and residents.

Sant'Ambrogio is especially well-known among Florentines for its indoor and outdoor daily markets. Every morning in Piazza Ghiberti the 'Sant'Ambrogio' market is held, a great alternative to local supermarkets (both in terms of quality and prices), where you can find typical cheeses and meats, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as articles of clothing, whilst immersed in the very characteristic atmosphere of an authentic Italian market.

In Piazza dei Ciompi have a look to the flea market :all kinds of unusual antiques and collectibles at budget prices. And in this same square, on the last Sunday of every month, there's a high-quality (with prices to match!) 'Antique Market' that is very interesting to visit, even if only to browse.

NIGHTLIFE - Sant'Ambrogio is famous among Florentines for the quality of its restaurants, pizzerias, and for the presence of very cool and trendy bars like Caffé Sant'Ambrogio and Le Murate (Set in the open space of a former women's prison. Absolutely to visit.

A special mention must also be made for the local cafés: Café Cibreo and Café Piansa have been ranked amongst the Top Ten Italian Cafés thanks to their excellent coffee.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Francesca

I'm an architect and mother of two little girls.

I love to welcome people from all over the world and suggest the special places or things to do in this wonderfull city that is Florence!

I live in the same block, so I'm available if you need help, but also if you like to have a coffe and chat a little...

Francesca purchased this apartment in 2009


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • I hung a mexican hammock: you'll be surprised how relaxing can be with a good book!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Very clean and comfortable - convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Francesca's vacation home. The location is very convenient to all the sites of Florence.

Francesca was a fantastic hostess, she helped us call a cab for our departure and even helped keep the driver from leaving until we were able to get downstairs...Thanks Francesca!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

I have no problem recommending this lovely little apartment. I booked it for my sister and I for 9 days. There is a very comfortable queen sized bed in the loft space as well as a chair which converts to a single, and the sofa downstairs transforms into a bed that can sleep another two. My sister took the upstairs bed and I chose to sleep on the couch. From the photos I imagined the space to be much smaller, and though small it is actually very spacious. Everything was spic and span and there was everything we needed including iron, washing machine and hairdryer. The location is great. It's on a residential street but there is a little mini-mart right downstairs which is open til midnight so we were able to get staples there as we needed them. From the apartment it is less than a fifteen minute walk to the heart of the center (Duomo and Piazza Repubblica) and 10 minutes to Santa Croce. It would be most comfortable for a couple who share the bed but if you are an easy going group it has enough room to house an extra two people. Francesca was great. We took a cab from the train station (13 euro) and she was right there to meet us (she lives in the apartment next door). When we left we easily walked to the train station with our rolling carry on bags and it took about 20/25 minutes of strolling/window shopping.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artistic Comfort, Continental Charm and Complete Convenience

  • 5 of 5

On our first-ever trip to Italy, and to the magnificence that is Florence, we could not have found a more charming place to stay or a more amiable host. Francesca was there to greet us when we arrived, explained everything we needed to know in detail, and made us feel quite welcome to ask for whatever assistance we might need. The location is superb, within walking distance of all the artistry and architecture that make Firenze such a spectacular place. An excellent supermarket was a short distance away, and we discovered intriguing shops and restaurants as we navigated the neighborhood. The apartment was as quiet and cozy as described and had everything one would need to feel at home - travel guides, maps, good internet, a well-equipped kitchen, and bedding that was super-comfortable. We loved coming home to this lovely neighborhood after a day of sightseeing. Our only regret? That we did not stay longer! Booked with help from our travel agent, whose email is tied to this review, all opinions are our own. And we are happy to be able to say in all honesty that this stay was a real gem. We felt so lucky to have found it and would love to stay again!

Judith and Edward from Santa Fe, NM, USA

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Florence Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment has everything you need. We stayed two weeks and were very comfortable. Francesca was welcoming and close by. Quiet inside the apartment and well decorated. Comfy beds, utile kitchen. Reasonable pricing. Would recommend !

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious, well equipped, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Francesca's apartment was great. Lovely spacious kitchen, comfortable living, bedroom and bathroom facilities. The apartment is located in a quiet area of Florence but within easy walking distance of all that you want to see. Francesca was extremely welcoming and gave us great tips for local markets and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place away from the noise and confusion.

  • 5 of 5

A great place in a fantastic location. The apartment is well-equipped and well stocked with everything you could need - and the hammock is just a bonus. Long day trundle trundling through Firenze's museums and galleries? Stretch out in the hammock for a few minutes and try not to sleep. Good luck!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Florence Vespucci airport
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the historic center of Florence; the car is not necessary. Santa Maria Novella railway station (where also stops the shuttle from Pisa and Florence airports) is about 15-20 minutes walking, and it’s served by public transport. For the guest arriving by car, there are public parkings, but also private garages...ask me if you came by car: It's not so easy and I can help you!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $43.07
Stay tax $3.08 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

TASSA DI SOGGIORNO dovuta all'arrivo: € 2.50 a persona a notte. Non si applica ai minori di 12 anni.
No affitti di lungo periodo.
Consegna delle chiavi personalmente dal proprietario.
Aria condizionata dal 15/6 al 1/9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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