1 Bedroom apartment, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4, WiFi, AC
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About William Keene
We have provided additional information that we think will be useful to your stay on https://www.facebook.com/florenceapartment and www.florenceapartments.co.uk The apartment is in a 17th Century building and is owned by William’s family whose ancestors owned the English Pharmacy (Farmacia Inglese) on one of the main streets of Florence, via de’ Tornabuoni. William’s grandparents left before the war and moved to England where they then set up many similar pharmacies in the City of London. You can still see the Farmacia on via de’ Tornabuoni which has now been turned into a shoe shop, but all the original wooden display cabinets for the medicines and tinctures are still there. We hope you will enjoy discovering this beautiful historic City and visit again. We also accept payment in Euros.
Why William Keene chose Porta al Prato
This property is in the historical City centre close to the train and bus stations and has good local shops but also a short walk to the main tourist attractions. The river Arno is also very close by that provides wonderful views. The Westin Excelsior and St Regis hotels are nearby arguably the two best hotels in Florence. The Police station is in the same street that adds to the sense of security. The apartment with its period features provides a link with the past.
What makes this Apartment unique
Central location allows you to walk to all the tourist sites. Speciality shops in the same street provides great food and fabulous restaurants. Car hire available in the same street with Hertz, Avis etc. Free unlimited WiFi. On first floor so only one flight of steps. Air conditioning, double glazing & washing machine.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Firenze- June, 2019
Porta al Prato is a great place to stay while in Firenze.
We enjoy walking through the city, and Porta al Prato is minutes away from the rail station, main Florence attractions, and is very close to the Arno river. Also very close are trattorias, pasticcerias, and a supermarket.
The apartment is great for a single or couple travelling, and is well-maintained. Our contact was Beatrice; she was great with communications, information, and advice.
We recommend a stay at Porta al Prato.
wonderful to hear that Beatrice was great for communication, information and advice. The apartment was great for singles and couples and well maintained. The apartment location is minutes from the main railway station, Florence's main attractions, very close to the river Arno, Trattorias, Pasticcerie, supermarket. Thank you for recommending staying in the apartment. Kind regards William
We enjoyed our stay. Precipitous stairs on entry. Fairly basic kitchen facilities in apartment and nowhere to prepare food. A chopping board would be really useful! Local supermarket and shops excellent. Il profeta restaurant wonderful but expensive. Useful bus service to more or less everywhere.
Dear Jane, thank you for your review and good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the local supermarket and shops excellent. We have provided two chopping boards in the apartment and we normally sit at the large round table to prepare food. kind regards William
Location was great!
Close to train station, Uffizi, Mercato Market, grocery store (Conad)and lots of restaurants. Great coffee shop across street (Bianca). LaPizzera across street was casual, inexpensive and very good food (especially the eggplant parm). Apartment was clean and fully equipped. It was good to have a washer, although it operates quite differently than I am accustomed. Took a while to figure out. Dryer is a drying rack.
Dear Sue, thank you for the review of the apartment and wonderful to hear that you found the location great in terms of close proximity to the train station, Uffizi Gallery, Mercato Centrale, supermarket & restaurants. You found the apartment clean & fully equipped. kind regards William.
Amazing holiday in Florence!!!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful holiday in Florence and we owe this in part to the amazing apartment we stayed in! The Borgo Ognissanti apartment is centrally located, above a brilliant bakery, comfortable, clean and perfect for a couple looking for somewhere to stay in Florence. We were able to get to some of the big attractions eg the Uffizi gallery within 10 minutes! The hosts also provided a list of recommended restaurants - one of which we tried out and it was simply divine. Best steak of our lives! All in all, this apartment and Florence are amazing!! Couldn’t recommend more! Thank you for an amazing holiday!
Dear Lucy, fantastic to hear you and your boyfriend had a wonderful holiday and found the apartment amazing, centrally located, above a brilliant bakery, comfortable, clean and perfect for a couple in Florence wishing to be close to the main attractions. Thank you for recommending the apartment. kind regards William
Charming, lived like a local feeling. Great way to experience life in Florence. Incredible location.
thank you for the fantastic review and wonderful to hear that you found the apartment charming, the location incredible and had a great experience of life in Florence living as a local. Kind regards William.
We enjoyed our stay at Santa Maria Novella. The bed was very comfortable and with the shutters closed it was very dark, which made for great sleeping. The location is convenient to the bus and train station and we used this as our starting point to tour other cities. Beatrice was very kind and helpful. We would stay there again.
Dear Mary, thank you for your excellent review and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, found the bed very comfortable and had great sleep. The location convenient for the bus and train stations and Beatrice very kind and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again. kind regards William.
The apartment is on Borgo Ognissanti which is a couple of minutes from the River Arno and close to the famous Grand and Excelsior Hotels at Piazza Ognissanti. It is directly above a bakery which is convenient for buying fresh brioche in the mornings. Opposite is the highly recommended Il Profeta restaurant, which has fantastic food.
Santa Maria Novella train station is approximately five minutes walk from the apartment. We will send you a map showing the apartment location in the Centre of Florence when a rental inquiry is made.
There is a secure private car park available in the same street one minute from the apartment. Parking is not included in the price. You can walk along the Arno to visit the Ponte Vecchio (the old bridge), Uffizi gallery, Piazza della Signoria and on to the Duomo and Giotto's Tower. Alternatively cross over the ponte vecchio to visit the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens in the Oltrano district.
Other Activities: Within easy walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. If you are arriving by car there is a secure private car park in the same street. Parking is not included in the price.