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Studio flat "Giglio Rosso " - In the Heart of Florence, just few steps away from the Duomo

Bedrooms 1
Space 236 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Located in a quit area in the heart of the historical centre in Florence, just few steps away from the Duomo Cathedral and the other main tourist attractions, this lovely and bright studio apartment will be the ideal accommodation for single guests or couples visiting Florence for leisure or business.

Situated in a building from the 1500s, the apartment faces the Medieval Street of Via San Gallo which is the extension of the Roman thistle. Along the road, there are numerous historical buildings, churches and traditional artisan shops. Every night you go back home you will experience the unique sensation of walking through history!

The apartment is admired for the traditional wooden oak-beamed ceiling and the floor in terracotta tiles. Furthermore, the decorations of red lilies on the white walls represent the coat of arms of the city of Florence. Entirely renovated in 2011, the studio offers all the modern comforts: LCD TV, Internet wifi, microwave, electric stoves. Situated on the second floor, it measures 22 square meters (200 square feet) and includes a homely living room, stylish kitchenette, one double bed and an in-suite bathroom. From the large and bright windows you can enjoy the view of historical buildings and churches while you are resting from reading a book sitting in the comfort of your couch or dining under the stars.

As in the spirit of the Italian hospitality, the landlords will be happy to give you in more languages useful information and recommendations about the town for a wonderful staying in Florence.

More Details

Cristina - Apartments in Florence
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


San Lorenzo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 236 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Studio flat "Giglio Rosso " - In the Heart of Florence, just few steps away from the Duomo
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

The Giglio Rosso apartmen...

  • 5 of 5

The Giglio Rosso apartment was exceptionally clean and perfect for 1 or 2 people. Located in the heart of downtown Florence, it's only a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and some of the main shopping areas. There's also a bank to withdraw cash and a Spar really close the the apartment. The owners were some of the kindest people I've met, and are really helpful with providing directions and recommendations on places to see and eat. The apartment itself has a nice little kitchenette for cooking (with a refrigerator), television, and internet available. It's also located in a safe neighborhood - I had no problems returning back to the apartment later at night by myself. I would highly recommend this apartment to those visiting Florence.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"My stay was Sep26-Oct13,...

  • 2 of 5

"My stay was Sep26-Oct13, 2011.

I was staying with my friend, educator and writer, Zoia.

We were dissatisfied with the place. The room is 7 meters smaller than advertised.

The sofa attachment was very dangerous and slippery on the floor. We were 2 people, but the owner registered only 1 person.

The owner says in advertisement - "quiet". The University is almost across the road and the groups of international students are noisy all night long, walking the street, standing, smoking, singing songs loudly.

My friend's WiFi internet was never working. We, two married women, had a hard time to e-connect to our husbands in the USA to say that we are OK.

My friend Zoia was using the "pirate WiFi" only 2 hours in the morning, or she paid for Internet cafe (the owner fixed my wifi connection after the first week).

The room is absolutely small for 2 people. The owner grossly misrepresents her room in the existing ad. We are both guests from Russia(currently Americans) - we know exactly the square metres (sizes) and conveniences/conditions both - in Europe and in the USA. The business should be always fair! Especially the business on international level.

It was not!

After experiencing many inconveniences and frustrations (we paid 1000 Euro on the first day, cash), in the end of our 17-day stay we offered to the owner to settle our discontent with the numerous dissatisfactions we had in the apartment with some money return, but they (the owners, mother and daughter)did not cooperate. If they did, this note would be different. Business people make mistakes and they correct them in a suitable professional manner.

Their business is dishonest.

They did not change us bed sheets for the entire first week of the stay!

As a personal note, the mother Kristina was a very nice person, but she spoke limited English. The daughter Eva spoke a sufficient English, but we did not see much of her! When asked, she had an excuse that we did not respond her text-messages. The cell-cervice was very expensive and limited. Please show us an international law that the renter has the obligation to use the cell phone's texts (in the foreign language that is not a United Nations world language)!

Eva was supposed to explain this before charging money "You will never see me. You will have to use text-messages in Italian".

Thank you, all the readers! We know 3 languages, and next time we go to Italy we will try to learn Italian (the 4th) better to be able to use Italian local text-messaging system.

We will rent the apartment where the shower-curtain will not threaten to fall down on you any moment you are taking a shower, and the mattress is not slipping on the floor, so one can break the leg or arm.

No, we will not recommend this apartment to anyone who speaks 3 languages (Eng-Rus-Span).


L. L. and Zoia (USA)

Русские туристы! Если не хотите проходить через наши вышеописанные неудобства, не снимайте этот апартмент.


Zoia Sproesser (

Автор "Девушка из штата Калифорния" и мно&#107 ...

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had a great time stay...

  • 4 of 5

"We had a great time staying here, it was small, but met our needs and was close to everything. the owners were very friendly as well."

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"It's a nice small studio...

  • 5 of 5

"It's a nice small studio in the centre of Florence. Whenever you plan visiting Ufizzi gallery ob a daily basis or just look for a place to stay in Florence and dedicate your time to walking around the city, this studio will suit you the best way. Owner is very helpful."

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un giglio in centro

  • 5 of 5

Il giglio rosso è una soluzione di alloggio ottima per visitare Firenze, soprattutto per chi viaggia solo o per una coppia giovane. Si trova in una posizione invidiabile, 2 minuti effettivi a piedi da San Lorenzo e 4 dal Duomo, in un quartiere vivo con locali e ristoranti tipici. Al monolocale non manca niente, forse è un pò troppo piccolo specialmente quando si apre il letto, ma la mancanza di spazio è certamente meno importante della straordinaria ubicazione.

La proprietaria è premurosa, gentilissima e disponibilissima a fornire tutti i consigli e le informazioni utili per un piacevole soggiorno a Firenze.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Situación excelente

  • 5 of 5

Apartamento pequeño aunque con todo lo necesario y decorado con buen gusto. Ideal para una pareja joven. Como único inconveniente que es un sofá cama, pero muy fácil de abrir y cerrar. Entorno con mucho ambiente, a 5 minutos andando al Duomo. Restaurantes, cafeterías y supermercados en la misma calle.

Si volvemos repetiremos.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The Florence airport is just 20 minutes away by car or taxi and the Central Railway Station (SMN) is only 5 minutes away by walk. If you arrive by car, you can park in the very close "Santa Orsola" parking garage (you have to pay a toll) or in the streets nearby.

Located in the heart of Florence, the apartment is just a few meters from the Duomo Cathedral and the city’s main shopping streets, monuments and museums. You can reach easily by walk gourmet restaurants serving Florentine and Tuscan cuisine, cafes, shopping centers, Internet cafe, an award-winning chocolate bar, fresh bakery, banks, laundromats, a 24h-open pharmacy.

If you are planning a longer vacation, discover the other popular tourist destinations of Tuscany such as the charming Medieval towns of San Gimignano and Pienza and have a sip of the worldwide famous Chianti wine while you visit the vineyards on the beautiful Tuscan hills between the provinces of Florence and Siena. Lastly, for the sea lovers, the coast of the Tirreno Sea is only 100km away from Florence.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $24.81
Spese Pulizia $37.22

-Discounted rates depending on the length of the stay
-A Security deposit to be paid to book the stay. The Security deposit will be given back to you at the check out, after regular inspection of the apartment.
-The Security Deposit will not be refunded in case of no-show and cancellation of the stay. -The keys will be delivered at check-in by the owner. -25 euros to be paid in case of check-in / check-out before 8:00am and after 8:00pm.

-Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata -Deposito cauzionale per la prenotazione che sara' restituito alla fine del soggiorno, dopo l'ispezione dell'appartamento. Il Deposito Cauzionale non sara' rimborsato in caso di cancellazione del soggiorno o no show -Consegna delle chiavi al check-in da parte del Proprietario -25 euro da pagarsi in caso di check in / check out prima delle 8:00 o dopo 20:00.

Security Deposit to be paid via wire transfer or Paypal / Deposito Cauzionale da pagare via bonifico bancario o Paypal

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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