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Elisabetta

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Quietness and comfort at moderate prices in Florence historic center, WIFI, A/C

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Fortezza da Basso Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for relaxing after a walk in the old Florence

The apartment is in an ancient, quiet street in the historic centre of Florence, between Piazza San Marco and the San Lorenzo central market. It can be easily reached by a short walk from Santa Maria Novella railway station. The apartment has been restored in 2012; it is carefully furnished with all comfort that will allow you to spend a very relaxing holiday in Florence. It is on the first floor ; il has a large living room with a dining area and a lounge area with a double sofa bed and an extra single bed , a double bedroom (available with a king size bed or 2 twin beds), a bathroom with shower. It can easily hold up to 5 people. The apartment is equipped with individual heating, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, microwaves, toaster. electric kettle, coffee maker, TV, WIFI unlimited Internet connection.

In the apartment you will find for your first use: olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, coffee, thé, soap, toilette paper.

For those coming by car, Parking Parterre at 900 m (70 euros/week) or Garage San Zanobi (at 260 m, from 25 euros/day)

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elisabetta (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Elisabetta

Now retired, I love to discover and love my adopted city, Florence, with its beauties, its wealth, its extraordinary landscapes and works of art. I also love from time to time to discover the world that still makes then more plaisible return to the cradle of our culture and our tradition

Elisabetta purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Elisabetta chose Florence

Florence, unlike Rome , which is the city of my birth, it's a city of human scale, and more, all you are surrounded by the taste, intelligence and simplicity of architecture and works of art of Umanisme and Renaissance. This is why I chose Florence as adopted city and chose this apartment because here 'mind feels good.'

What makes this apartment unique

Light, air, open spaces and high ceilings are the elements that made ??me love this apartment since my first visit. Then, the atmosphere of a small village that we breathe in the streets around where vehicular traffic is greatly reduced,convinced me that this apartment would have been my refuge in Florence. So I restored and furnished it with great passion and attention to details to create not a flat 'for rent' but a place where to live in comfort and tranquility in short, a place where one is eager to come back after a tiring day of sightseeing and where you can feel as well as at home. For this purpose, I provide my guests some books (in Italian, French, English, Spanish), tea and herbal tea, a radio where the listen to good classical music (Rete Toscana Classica FM93.300 MHz) ... and a comfortable sofa!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)
Quietness and comfort at moderate prices in Florence historic center, WIFI, A/C
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 123 reviews
5

A perfect rental place for families.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Florence and reached early in the morning. Elisabetta was waiting for us with a bottle of wine, peach ice tea and ice cold water in the fridge. She was very welcoming and explained everything to us in detail. She even gave us a separate cot for my son.

The home had all the amenities including air conditioning, washing machine and was very clean and tidy.

There is a grocery store right beside the home where you can get all your provisions if you intend to cook (which we did).

It was walking distance from all the major attractions and very close to the central market. Our stay in Florence was very comfortable and happy as we knew that at the end of long day we had a cosy home to come to.

We highly recommend Elisabetta's home if you are traveling with or without children. We know we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a magical city

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful trip to Florence and the apartment was perfect for our needs. Right in the centre of the city, comfortable and with all the facilities we needed. Elisabetta and Maurizio were extremely helpful and friendly hosts. Thank you so much for welcoming us to your home and your city. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Absolutely beautiful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family of 4. Great location, convenient to everything. We loved the attention to detail in the apartment. Bright and cheerful. The host was wonderful in making sure we knew how to operate everything, particularly the espresso pot! Thank you for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Charming and spacious apartment in Florence: Must Stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this apartment. It actually felt like a home because there was beautiful hard wood floors, framed photos, and charming decor in the bedroom that made one feel relaxed and pampered! There were many comforts of home, which we utilized such as a toaster, microwave, clothing iron, stereo, washing machine and much more. Our family of four felt that there were plenty of room to relax, eat, play and sleep in. The apartment is also walking distance to all major attractions and there is a great market right down the street, where we purchased fresh fruit, dairy and snacks. Elisabetta was extremely easy to reach and so quick to respond to my questions. Her husband was generous and was waiting when we arrived. He thoroughly walked us through the home and event taught me how to make my first Italian coffee! Of all the places our family stayed at during the three weeks of travel in Europe, Elisabetta's apartment was by far the BEST and she was also the most thorough and organized. I highly recommend to anyone searching for a lovely and spacious vacation rental in Florence!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Romantic & spacious apartment: Look no further

  • 5 of 5

My family of four absolutely loved this charming and spacious apartment in Florence. My daughters are 4 and 7 years old, and my husband and I felt that this home was quite spacious for all of us to relax, eat, sleep and play in. The tasteful and romantic decor in the bedroom and living area is such a nice touch to relax in after a long day exploring the city and there were numerous home appliances we used that other vacation rentals didn't provide such as an ironing table, clothing iron, toaster, washing machine, stereo and microwave. Also, the proximity of the apartment to major attractions in Florence was very convenient as we walked with our girls in the city during the day and night. The super market right down the street was very convenient since we cooked breakfast every morning. Finally, Elisabetta was so quick to communicate with us if we had any questions prior to and during our stay. Also, her sweet husband greeted us when we arrived and thoroughly walked us through the home including teaching me how to make real Italian coffee and recommending favorite restaurants and meals nearby. This place is a must-stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great value!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment that had such a Firenze feel! We loved the shuttered windows, looking out on to the street. It was a convenient spot, within walking distance of all the sights, experiences, restaurants and train station. Elisabetta gave us great information befor arrival and upon our arrival. We felt safe and we're always happy to return each evening. We appreciated having coffee and items such as olive oil available. We were happy to have a washing machine available. I would definitely return and recommend this apartment to friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Aeroporto Internazionale\Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Café- Patisserie autrichienne- Via San Zanobi
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Gare Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Firenze Nord- Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Il Vegetariano- Via delle Ruote
Nearest Beach
97 Kilometres
Viareggio e Versilia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in Via San Zanobi, one of the most ancient street in Florence, running parallel to the old Roman'cardo maximo' (now Via San Gallo). Former Via Mozza, in this street Michelangelo Buonarroti had his workshop, and there he did the magnificent 'Slaves'(now in the Academy Galleries).

Via San Zanobi lays in the San Giovanni neighborough, the heart of Florence in Medici times. It heads straight to the famous San Lorenzo Central Market.

The20church of San Lorenzo, with its Medici family's tumbs sculpted by Michelangelo,Medici Riccardi Palace, The San Marco Monastery ( Fra Beato Angelico masterpieces), Academy Galleries, SS: Annunziata Square (Ospedale degli Innocenti): all this is only 500-600 meters from the apartment. A short distance from the apartment, the Fortezza da Basso. The neighbourhood is well served by tipical shops, restaurants, supermarkets (one of this, open 7/7 days, lays 20 meters from the apartment) and the characteristic San Lorenzo Central Market.

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Rates & Availability

Fortezza da Basso Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
septembre 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Septembre special
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Octobre special
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Hiver 2016
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$89
$602
$1,338
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Noel- Fin d'année 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$100
$669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Hiver 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$602
$1,338
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Printemps-été 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$669
$1,338
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1
$1
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $1 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Nettoyage/ Cleaning $56

Les tarifs exposées se refèrrent à une occupation de 2 personnes .
Personnes suplémentaires: 5 ou 10 euros/ nuit par personne.
Nettoyage final: + 50 euros
Pour les location mensuel, le prix du gaz et electricité n'est pas compris

Fares refer to 2 persons occupancy. Each extra person: 5 or 10 euros/night
Final cleaning: + 50 euros
For monthly rentals, the electricity and gaz are not incuded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fortezza da Basso Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is equipped with large shower, a big lavabo, bidet, W.C.. It has a windows looking on a huuge courtyard and a small window in the shower area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Salon - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Canapé-lit double et Fauteuil-lit simple
  • The bedroom is about 15 mq. It is furnished with all new furniture in Florentine style. The bed 160 cm and is available in king size bed or twin beds. In the living room there is a comfortable sofa bed for 2 people ('prontoletto'); there is also an arm chair bed for a 5th guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Individual heating (gaz), air conditioning, table up to 200 cm, Internet connection WiFi.

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