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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Francesca
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
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

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

Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • I hung a mexican hammock: you'll be surprised how relaxing can be with a good book!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
5

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: Jun 2017
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5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Apartment in Florence

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 had a great stay in the apartment. It was by far one of the most spacious apartments we stayed in during our 3 week vacation through Europe. The apartment has everything you need & Francesca lives directly across the hall so if you require anything, she is right there to offer help. Francesca met us right on time & showed us how everything works in the apartment as well as shared some great local knowledge of the area. The apartment was very clean and welcoming and just as pictured. The kitchen is well stocked & there are lots of staples in the cupboards that came in handy while cooking. There was laundry detergent as well as shampoo & conditioner for tenants use. The upstairs hammock was perfect after a long day visiting the sights of Florence. The loft bed was very comfortable. The lower sofa bed was a bit hard but my daughter managed & did not complain. The air con was a blessing in the 93+ degree heat. However, it's very loud while trying to sleep so keep that at mind. If you don't require air then this will not be an issue. Great little eating spot directly across the street. I would totally rent this apartment again & will recommend to friends visiting Florence. Thanks so much Francesca!

Cheers,

The Stuart Family - California

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment. Open modern clean. Wonderful owner. Perfect location in an actual neighborhood far from the tourist crowd but close to real life. Markets. Jazz. Art. The museums the duomo the piazzas the river the bridges. Florence. Everything a short walk away.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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every bit as good as it looks

  • 5 of 5

our family of 4 stayed in Francesca's beautiful apartment for a week in 2014. Francesca lives in the building so is easily available if you need her, but never intruded on our privacy. The apartment is in a very convenient location, an easy walk to the Duomo and all areas of Firenze you could wish to see. The furnishings are of a high quality, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and everything was comfortable and clean. In the photos, this apartment looks almost too good to be true, but I can assure you that it is every bit as good as it looks and I would stay here again in an instant.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Excellent séjour À Florence

  • 5 of 5

nous avons particulièrement apprécié l'appartement de Franscesca: très propre, bien agencé et idéalement bien situé. La propriétaire habitant sur le même palier a été très arrangeante et sa maman nous a chaleureusement bien accueilli. Je recommende vivement son logement et y retournerai avec plaisir

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

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!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $41.98
Additional Guest Fee $9.6 per person per night

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.

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