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A small romantic apartment in the heart of Florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Double bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 sofa bed, sleep 3 people

'San Niccolò' is a small romantic apartment in a quiet position inside the ancient city walls, just less than ten minutes' walk along the banks of the river Arno to the Ponte Vecchio. It consists of the upper half of a two storey seventeenth century mews cottage, approached through an archway from a small and silent road: from the private street door, a staircase will lead you up to the living room with dining area and sofa bed, a small but well equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with double bed, separate spacious wardrobes and ensuite bathroom. From its strategic position on the left side of the Arno, 'San Niccolò' gives you the opportunity to be right in the heart of the city, close to its main museums and monuments, but also to take pleasant walks through the secret paths that climb the surrounding hills up to Piazzale Michelangelo and to enjoy the characteristic atmosphere of the area with its medieval streets, its small shops, open air restaurants, trattorie and cafés.

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

dear Francesca, we had a wonderful time in firenze. we started calling your apartment "home". it was perfect for us. We hope to see you again.
Dec 2010
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San Niccolò Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom has a spacious wardrobes and ensuite bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is provided with electric fans.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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A small romantic apartment in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Cozy and Quiet Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this charming and cozy apartment. Francesca couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. It's an easy walk to all the sights and has numerous excellent neighborhood restaurants nearby. The apartment is well kept and clean. The washing machine was easy to work, and there was a convenient drying rack. There lots of lights and they were bright enough to easily read by. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and if you want to cook a meal, Francesca has stocked the kitchen with items such as sugar, salt, olive oil, etc. I would stay there again and recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Delightful flat in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I've just returned from a trip to Italy with my sister. We had a wonderful time in the flat - very cosy with everything you need - and more! The location was also ideal, only 5 minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio but in a quieter part of the city just off the main tourist trail. The flat is also only a few minutes walk from the bus stop that takes you to the train station. Francesca was the perfect landlady, very quick and efficient with our booking request before our arrival and very welcoming, helpful and reliable during our stay. I hope I have the chance to return to Florence and would be very happy to stay in the flat again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
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Charming, lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A very nice, quiet and good location in the Oltrarno. Close by nice restaurants, a supermarket, close to a bridge that brings you right into the very busy center. We rented bicycles during our stay and could park them safely behind the gate in the inner court. A feeling of coming home every time we stepped back into the apartment. As far as restaurants in the direct area: especially La Beppa (for diner, a little up the hill on Via dell'erva Canina, reservations necessary) and Zap (for lunch, we arrived around 12.30 hrs) were to our liking.

The owner was very nice, wellcoming us. As we had no complaints at all, so no need for us to get in touch, she checked with us after a few days if everything was all right. Real hospitality indeed and we absolutely do recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liverpool, UK

Lovely apartment in beautiful city.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in mid July - weather very, very hot! The apartment provided a welcome retreat from the heat and the crowds. Excellent location, very quiet and only 10 minutes from Ponte Vecchio and 20 minutes from Uffizi Gallery and Palazza Vecchio. Great to stay in Oltrano; bit more relaxed and 'local' than the city centre. The apartment itself is homely and well-equipped (supermarket and good bars just down the road). Lorenzo and his family were very welcoming. Had a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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New York City

Very charming and excellent value

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific stay in Florence at this very charming apartment. Past reviewers and the owner describe it very well. Everything was well appointed--plenty of blankets, pillows, etc., and the kitchen provided all we needed. The sofa bed was so comfortable--I don't think I've ever slept that well away from home. The apartment provides easy access to the Michelangelo plaza, and we walked through the ancient gate and up the hill to the plaza each night--a lovely ritual that will give us a lifetime of memories. As others have mentioned, the apartment is on a quiet street, which is very nice for privacy and relaxation. The only hitch was that we had a little difficulty finding it on arrival (we were walking from the train station, not taking a cab). Some others have mentioned concerns about the tub/shower, but I think this must have been resolved by replacing the tub with a simple shower stall. We had no problems with that. This is a terrific, comfortable place with plenty of character and charm. Welcoming and friendly owners. Well worth it.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canada and US

Charming apartment

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this charming apartment for 2 weeks in Dec./08. The description of the place was very accurate. It was a very good value especially during Christmas albeit low season. Everything you needed was at your doorstep and all of the main attractions were just a short walk away. There was a well-stocked grocery store and a great choice of restaurants and cafes in the surrounding neighborhood. The owners were so accommodating and sweet. I was welcomed with a delicious Christmas Panetone dome which I sliced and toasted every morning. The whole apartment would fill with the wonderful fragrance of orange essence. The high speed wireless connection helped me stay in touch with family and friends.

The bath tub took some getting used to and was manageable after the first time. The kitchen had all the necessities. The only thing missing was a tea kettle.

The owners provided excellent customer service and were extremely helpful especially in arranging my departure for an early flight out. I would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a quaint place to stay in the heart of Florence. Grazie mille to the owners for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2009
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Firenze (Santa Maria Novella)
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze Certosa
Car: not necessary

'San Niccolò' lies on the left side of the river Arno, just 500 metres from the Ponte Vecchio, in a part of the historical centre well known for its peaceful atmosphere and its small restaurants, facing both the river, the ancient walls surrounding the medieval city and the hills around Florence. This is a perfect location if you want to easily walk through the city, its monuments and its museums, but also if you want to escape from its noise and confusion enjoying a romantic hideaway in the heart of medieval Florence.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rates include lighting and heating as well as weekly change of linen and towels.
Payment scheme: at reservation, 30% by bank transfer; at check in, 70% final payment.
Check in: 5pm or earlier upon request.
Check out: before 10am or later upon request.

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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