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In the magic of the town centre, Sitornino is a peaceful, romantic apartment, within walking distance of Pal. Pitti and Ponte Vecchio.

Bedrooms 1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming one bedroom apartment, finely restored in 2009.

The apartment is located in the Oltrarno area, in Florence's hold centre, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and Santo Spirito Square. In the district you can experience the old Florentine traditions thanks to the presence of several typical shops, many craft workshops and lots of good restaurants offering Tuscan cuisine. The most interesting tourist attractions and cultural centers in town are only a few hundreds metres far from the apartment.

Elegant two-room apartment for max 3 people (32sqm approx.) in Via della Chiesa. It is located on the 2nd floor (no lift, 27 steps) and it is composed of a living area with an equipped kitchen corner and a single sofa bed plus one double bedroom with bathroom.

A PC with a printer, scanner, copier and DVD player and LCD TV - with satellite are at guests' disposal. The ADSL connection - either Wi-Fi or wired - is included in the price. The apartment is provided with heating, air conditioning, telephone (with free national calls), hair dryer, ironing set, mocha and American coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, vacuum cleaner, board games, travel guides and books. Between May and September there are also two bicycles.

Price includes: consumption (electricity, water), linen/towels, consumer products (coffee, tea, salt, pepper, spices, sugar, oil and vinegar, dish soap, garbage bags, toilet paper, paper-towels, shampoo/shower), Wi-fi internet access and national telephone calls. Not included: final cleaning, 50,00 Euros. Refundable deposit: 150,00 Euros to cover the possible damage.

More Details

Silvia Palagi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Silvia Palagi

Hello everyone, my name is Silvia and I live in Viareggio, where I work in tourism. So, for professional reasons, I know very well what are the problems associated with the hospitality. For this reason - along with my husband Guido and my sister Gianna - we have decided to rent our apartments in Florence and Viareggio, with all the amenities we will would like to find in a house when we go on vacation and, I can say, our guests have always been very satisfied.

We are looking forward to welcome you and we are at your disposal for any information you need!

Silvia Palagi purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Silvia Palagi chose Ponte Vecchio

is our little nest in Oltrarno! Quiet, intimate and comfortable, in the heart of San Frediano, the nightlife district, we have it restored and decorated with love and we want our guests and friends to live our own magic ....

What makes this apartment unique

The silence and comfort make our nest a special place in which to relax after a day of visits to the many attractions of Florence!


Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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In the magic of the town centre, Sitornino is a peaceful, romantic apartment, within walking distance of Pal. Pitti and Ponte Vecchio.
average rating of 4.925373 based on 67 reviews

The property was absolutely beautiful and quaint. Couldn't have asked for anything better :)

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was magical. The location was amazing, the apartment was breathtaking, and the host were nothing but kind. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience Florence and everything this beautiful city offers.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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small, but charming, anticipates your every need

  • 5 of 5

This adorable little apartment in the Oltrarno section of Florence is a perfect location in which to "do the town" but be able to escape the touristic chaos of the center city. A 2 minute walk to the Pitti Palace, and another 5 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio, you couldn't find yourself in more convenient and comfortable spot.

Charming owners Guido and Silvia have anticipated all your needs, for example, the olive oil and vinegar are there already, plus sugar, s&p, soap, coffee, t.p., even bicycles available for your use. Immaculate 2 rooms with everything.

Piazza Santa Spirito is youthful, peaceful, but "cool." Hurry up and book, because the Oltrarno won't last as a respite.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Everything excellent

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised . No surprises.When I had a problem with Internet he was there to fix immediately .

Best location in Florence

Would recommend

My deposit refund was put through immediately on leaving , but I am still waiting for it to reach my credit-card .

Sorry the refund was in my bank account today.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb location.

  • 4 of 5

Silvia and Guido were excellent hosts. The Oltrarno district is less crowded than in the center of town. You get a better feel for the town by not staying in a hotel with other tourists. It is an easy walk to cross the river and get to the amazing museums, etc. Several terrific small trattorias are near the apartment. The apartment is small, but cozy. Except for the very small bathroom I give th apartment high marks. It was clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sitornino in Florence! It was a bit "off the beaten path" and about a 10-15 minute walk to the main landmarks but it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a quieter area. The apartment was so clean and well equipped. Absolutely adorable! Guido patiently waited for us to arrive (we ended up being later than we thought) and gave us a tour of the apartment. It felt like coming home every night instead of just coming back to a hotel.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were really nice. Come back soon!
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Practically perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

As Mary Poppins sang, "...spit spot spic and span, I'm practically perfect in every way." That definitely applies to this property!

From the first, very quick respose, to the timely requests for arrival information, Silvia made communication easy. Although the detailed instructions for walking from the train station even included the number of strides to take on each street, I still managed to get turned around multiple times and arrived over ten minutes late from the end of my arrival hour. Guido said that it wasn't a problem and proceeded to show me the features, which included remote controls for the heating, the TV/computer set up, and all the kitchen built-ins and appliances. Oh, and did I mention the nice background music when I arrived?

The bed was made with military precision and was quite comfortable. The bathroom was stocked with the necessary toiletries, including a shoe shine sponge that spiffed up my boots from their raindrop splashes. The bathroom towel and shower curtain color scheme was lovely, although the red shower curtain *does* make the shower feel a tad claustrophobic. Maybe use a clear liner with the red pulled to the side while showering? Anyway, small matter. It was a fabulous apartment away from the tourist hordes but easy to get to must-see venues such as Museo Galileo and Palazzo Pitti.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you thank you! We are very happy that your stay was pleasant and that you enjoyed the apartment. We'd like to have you again as a guest, and we greet you cordially. Silvia & Guido
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Caffé Notte - Via delle Caldaie 18
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Port of Livorno
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1 Milan - Naples
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Il Chicco di Caffé -Via della Chiesa 16R
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

From the airport: shuttle bus to the station. Ticket on board. Info: 800 424500 (from mobile: 199 104 245) or 800 373760.

From the station, walk about 15 minutes, or by bus 11 or D that leave you close to home in about five minutes.

By car: the house is in the historic center, in the limited traffic zone. Near there are many private garages, but the cheapest option is the parking-lot in locality "I Bottai" after the exit "Impruneta" of the A1 motorway.

On your PC desktop you will find our guide "All you need to know about Florence," which, in addition to listing the utilities, will provide you with information about museums, cinemas and theaters, on where to shop, the quaint restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.

For those staying a few days it is advisable to purchase the Firenze Card: The Card, which lasts 72 hours after the first activation, will allow you access to a circuit of more than 30 museums located in the Florence area, without queue and without having to book . With this Card, also in the 72 hours of validity, you can use all means of local public transport.

The tourist information offices: are managed with qualified and multilingual staff. They provide general and specific information on local events, art exhibitions and museums in the city; but just behind the house, at the entrance of the Palazzo Pitti, a new touch screen will update you in real time about all there is to do in the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $59.07
Refundable damage deposit $177.22
Stay tax $1.77 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte dell'addetto al ricevimento. Proprietario non presente in loco.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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