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At the Heart of Florence with Private Garden and Parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming and unique apartment sets on the ground floor of a historic building right at Florence's Historic Center. It is strategically situated just 5 minutes walk from Piazza Santa Croce, and 15 minutes walk from Piazza Signoria and The Ufizzi.

This accommodation has been restored (last renovation on november 2016) and converted into an adorable apartment, very well furnished and with modern facilities. The highlight is its private, sunny garden with dining table for 'al fresco' meals. Private parking is also available.

There is a cosy living room , dining room at a veranda facing the garden, well equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook a delicious Tuscan meal, a master double room with fresco ceiling with in suite bathroom, a double bedroom with 2 single beds, a studio with 2 single beds plus one bathroom with shower. All bathrooms are made with Carrara marble.

The market of Santo Ambrogio , the most characteristic food market in Florence is only at 5 minutes walk. It is a nice way to wake up in the morning, have a lazy breakfast with a true cappuccino or espresso and take a tour around fresh and exquisite season vegetables and fruits or local cheese just smelling the flower's newest aromas.

All around, there are many restaurants and bars where local Fiorentini go for a quick coffee, lunch and dinner meals, with a vast selection of places running from wine bars, wooden oven pizzerias, local trattorie and famous restaurants.

From there, you can also rent bikes to visit Florence everywhere you want to go!

The famous FLEA MARKET of Florence is located in Piazza dei Ciompi at only 10 minutes walk from the apartment. It opens every day from 9 to 19.30. If you're lucky enough to go there on the last Sunday of every month, the stalls extend into the surrounding streets. Here you can find furniture and objects from the past, prints, coins and jewellery. It's worth a trip if only to get insights on Italy's past through the artifacts displayed in these cluttered stalls.

I live close by and available 24/7.

More Details

christina farina
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About christina farina

I will be very happy to share many many tips about Florence with my guests!

What makes this apartment unique

I live at only 10 minutes away from the apartment and I am always available in case of emergency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

christina was pleasant, helpful and accessible. the flat was ideally located and allowed for pleasant walking distances throughout the city. my most enthusiastic recommendation.
Sep 2015
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Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 wc, bidet, shower, bathtub, Carra Marble Bathroom 2 wc, shower, Carra Marble
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private parking space with no extra cost.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

At the Heart of Florence with Private Garden and Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Great Option for Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three teenage daughters stayed at Christina's apartment during January 2017. The apartment was perfect for our 4 days, well located just on the edge of the central Florence area with great access to local restaurants, bars, supermarkets and an easy walk to the main attractions.

The apartment had all the appliances and comfort required and made our stay very enjoyable. It would be a good apartment for both winter and summer given it is ground floor with a small garden. It has good heating and cooling.

Christina was very helpful with the apartment and details on the local area. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our two college aged sons and my parents spent Christmas in this apartment. The location was terrific and Christina was very helpful. She greeted us at the apartment and showed us around and gave a list of restaurant recommendations. The apartment was nice but the bedroom with the two twin beds was too small for my sons, but fine for smaller children. My parents slept in the front bedroom as it was a bit larger and my father is quite tall. It was nice but is on a busy street which they found to be a bit noisy with cars and scooters driving by late at night. The building itself was very nice and clean and everything worked well. Overall, I would stay here again but probably only with 4 adults or if you have smaller children. The location is within walking distance of Santa Croce church, Saint Ambrosia market and even easily walking distance to the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio along with many great restaurants and cafes.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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#9 Ghibellina was perfetto!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed there for 6 nights - 4 adults and 1 senior (88, uses a cane). The apartment was cozy, comfortable and was perfectly lovely in every way for our stay in Florence. Christina spent time with us when we first got there to make sure we understood how to use the appliances, set the air conditioning, how to shut up the windows when we left; she showed us on the map where local stores and the market were - very helpful! There are many restaurants within easy walking distance - we had absolutely no complaints about the location of the apartment. We sat out on the patio one late afternoon - the apartment has a very sweet little garden with a table and chairs. My rickety old mother was very comfortable in the front room with the attached bathroom. The tub was nice for someone with mobility challenges, although I did want to help her when she bathed - safety first, as she was on "unfamiliar" territory. But the shower head on a handle was extremely helpful. We" kids" had the two back rooms and were happy as well. When I come back to Florence - and I will because I fell in love with Firenze - I will plan to stay at #9 Ghibellina!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yardley, PA

Excellent apartment in the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect at the apartment. Nicely located on a (fairly) quiet street in the old part of town. The front bedroom can get noisy on weekend nights even when the window is closed. If you are a light sleeper, you should take the back bedroom. Easy walking distance to all of the main sites. 15 to 20 minute walk to train station, quicker on the bus but take a taxi when you have luggage since the buses fill up quickly.

The apartment was everything as described and Christina went thru the entire apartment letting us know how things worked. The kitchen was great but could use some larger coffee mugs for us americans who love their coffee in the morning. There is a clothes washer in the basement but no dryer, which is common in europe.

There is a drying rack which worked out fine.

There are many restaurants in the area that cater to locals. There is one in the courtyard just across the street which was wonderful. You should ask Christina to point it out and give it a try.

If we ever make it back, we would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything that it was described to have. The owner met us and welcomed us to Florence. The apartment was clean and well stocked. The owner came over once when we had a question on how to turn on the TV.

I would highly recommend the Apartment to anyone visiting Florence. The market and stores were near by as described.

We were recommended 3 restaurants by the owner and tried all 3.

We loved our trip to Italy and it was enhanced by this Apartment and the owners willingness to help in any way possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA

Our recent stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

I and five girlfriends spent a week at the apartment. The location is excellent, very close to a wonderful farmer's market, Duomo, Termini train and bus station, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria Uffici, and other attractions. The owner was extremely helpful going out of her way to help us with anything we needed, including maps, directions, booking taxis to the airport, etc. She is very fluent in English, which was extremely helpful. Christina is very customer oriented and very efficient as well. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Anna, It was a pleasure to have had you all here in Florence!
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Il Duomo of Florence
Ponte Vecchio
Uffizi Gallery
"Make reservations on line for Gli Uffizi and other major museums in Florence and avoid lines..."
Historic Center of Florence
Boboli Gardens
Campanile di Giotto
Basilica di Santa Maria Novella
Piazza della Signoria
Medici Chapels Museum
Stazione Santa Maria Novella Firenze
"Take a look at for train schedules"
Bargello Museum
San Miniato al Monte
Florence Tourist Office
Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace)
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Caffe Cibreo
Gucci Museo
"Very close to this museum, only at 10 meters away, try a wonderful restaurant called Vini e ..."
Santa Maria del Carmine
Palazzo Strozzi
Gelateria Venchi
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
"Best place to eat in Florence! Lunch and Dinner...You Must make a reservation!!"
Trattoria ZaZa
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella S. P. A.
Palazzo Vecchio
Pitti Palace
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Peretola Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Cooking classes and/or Cooking services are also available on request.

Fun cooking classes on Tuscan Recipes, good tips and the pleasure to have learned and cooked your own Tuscan meal!

Or if you just want to relax and enjoy a wonderful typical meal at home, just choose from different menus and let me know.

Ask for more details.


Rates & Availability

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
high season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $218
Cleaning fee $54

Booking deposit:
For a 100% refund, cancellation must be made 30 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund .
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 29 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund .
For a 20% refund, cancellation must be made 15 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund . For example , if check - in is on Friday, you have to cancel by Friday of the previous week before check -in .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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