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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

Old town of Florence - Welcoming 2 room apt at walking distance from the Duomo

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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1-room apt sleeps 4 in the city centre near Piazza Duomo (the Cathedral Square)

This beautiful apartment is located in the heart of Florence, in a limited traffic zone at walking distance from the Duomo and the main museums (the Academy museum, the Uffizi gallery, San Marco Museum, the Archaeological Museum). It is very comfortable and tastefully furnished with the attention to detail. Its ancient wooden ceiling create a warm atmosphere. The house is equipped with many comforts: independent heating and air conditioning system; a fascinating, welcoming master bedroom with an old, big and comfortable master bed; a living room, which is separated from the bedroom, equipped with comfortable double sofa bed. You can easily reach our apartment from the station with a 10 minute-walk, and you will find it is an ideal starting point to visit the town on foot. Its position will allow you to reach easily and quickly every part of the town and suburbs (Michelangelo Square, Fiesole); moreover, the main bus lines stop near the apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave oven, American coffee machine, toaster, oven, fridge, freezer; a washing machine and an electric iron will also be available to our guests. The bathroom is equipped with shower and hairdryer. The apartment is located in a traffic limited zone (called ZTL in Italian), which is accessible by TRAIN: if you stop at Santa Maria Novella station, which is about 600 m away, you can reach the apartment easily on foot (10 minutes) or by bus, which stops very close to our apartment (lines 1-14-23). From SMN Station to San Marco square on foot: or by bus number 23, 14 or 1 By CAR: from the A1 highway, take the exit Firenze Sud or Firenze Nord, follow signs to the city centre. After 20 minutes driving along the ring road streets, you can park your car in the nearby Parterre free parking located in 9, Via Madonna della Tosse. For further information about the Parterre parking, go to From the Parterre parking, you can reach the apartment through a 10-minute walk or by bus (line C1). Upon agreement and on request, you can park your car inside one of the many garages of the limited traffic zone.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elisabetta (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Elisabetta

I am a civil lawyer and I decided to rent my apartment to tourists: it is a very pleasant experience that allows me to meet friendly people from all over the world.

Elisabetta purchased this apartment in 1990

What makes this apartment unique

This charming apartment embellished with old wooden beams, stone shelves and antique furniture creates a warm atmosphere and a very particular charm.


based on 70 traveler reviews

Old town of Florence - Welcoming 2 room apt at walking distance from the Duomo
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 96 reviews

Excellent location and accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

This property overlooks San Marco Square. About 3 bus stops from a train station and has a main bus transfer station in the square. Be sure to buy and validate your ticket! The location is walking distance to most tourist attractions. Elizabetta's flat has a secure door and is above a cute restaurant and was very comfortable with a large kitchen and dining area, a sitting area with pull-out couch and a separate bed room. There are double kitchen sinks, a toaster and ample dishes. We used the washer and the indoor drying rack while we were here. The air-conditioning was wonderful as there was a heat wave and temperatures were in the high 30's. Elizabetta has a great selection of Florence maps and sight seeing books for guests. The only complaint my children had was the periodic ambulance noise as they drove through the square, but that is probably the case for many areas of the city center. Overall, this suite is in an excellent location and very clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment & location!

  • 4 of 5

I rented this apartment for the 2nd time and enjoyed my stay just as much. The bed is comfortable and the apartment is quite large. Everything is up to par and the kitchen is fun to use to make any kind of meal. Great location close to the Accademia and easy walking to The Duomo. It is above the San Marco grand caffe, so it is noisy until closing at 10:30. Ear plugs are a great help! Washing machine is a little tricky.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molto graditi gli apprezzamenti per l'ubicazione dell'appartamento e per i suoi comforts. Con una email dell'ospite abbiamo risolto subito i problemi con i comandi della lavatrice un po' ingannevoli.
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Awesome Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for six days last week. Nice central location in one of the best walking cities in the world. Good access to all the best Florence has to offer.

Other reviews mention vehicle noise associated with the Piazza this apartment faces; honestly never noticed it. Grocery stores within an easy walk; awesome gelato just down the street, Fuoko Matto (as recommended by Elisabetta) makes the best pizza I have ever had.

The apartment is great for a couple. It's very clean; nice and cool and makes for an excellent base to explore Florence on foot. Elisabetta is a very kind and gracious host. If Florence is your destination this apartment should definitely be on your short list of places to stay. It's awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: mi fa molto piacere che gli ospiti abbiano gradito l'ubicazione dell'appartamento per la sua vicinanza a tutte le attrazioni turistiche ed anche i numerosi market alimentari nelle vicinanze. Ma soprattutto che la vivacità e l'animazione della piazza sia stata da loro così tanto gradita da non costituire alcun disturbo della loro tranquillità.
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Highly recommended!! Could not be better!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was amazing about this property, from the location, to the amenities, not to mention the place is absolutely beautiful. Very spacious and well-appointed. The location on Piazza San Marco is perfect for exploring Florence on foot. Elisabetta was the perfect hostess as well. Highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Effettivamente l'ubicazione dell'appartamento è l'ideale per visitare Firenze a piedi perché tutti i punti di maggiore interesse sono a pochi minuti di cammino.
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Comfy apartment strategically located within the historic district of Florence

  • 4 of 5

Once you locate Piazza di San Marco on the map, you will immediately see that the property is located at walking distance from the most emblematic attractions of Firenze, including the convenient Mercato Centrale, and about 10-12 blocks from the train station Santa Maria di Novella. My guesstimate is that the apartment is 650-700 feet, not easily to match with. Microwave, oven, washing machine, air conditioning, wine cups, you name it. If home cooking is not your style, there will be plenty of restaurants, trattorias, ice cream parlors at the reach of your hand, than 20 feet away from the building's entrance. The property is on the second floor; therefore, you should consider this fact if you are a light sleeper. It is also worth saying that the noise level calms down after 11.00 p.m..

Summarizing, in my opinion it is a convenient choice for a stay in historic Firenze.

One word of caution though: the owner does not speak English.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice large clean property in the heart of Florence

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for 6 nights. The apartment is large clean and airy. The facilities were good and the wifi had good speed. The only thing that was describe wrong in the advert was that it was on the first floor when it is actually on the second floor this can make all the difference if you have any problems with stairs. It was a great base for exploring Florence.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: mi dispiace per il disagio ma l'annuncio indica chiaramente che l'appartamento è al secondo piano.
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Gran Caffè San Marco
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment overlooks a dynamic square full of bars, restaurants and pastry shops, exactly in the centre of the city. Moreover, it is at walking distance from the Gallery of the Academy of Florence, which is the home of the Michelangelo's sculpture David, and from the National Museum of San Marco, which exhibits all works by Beato Angelico. Our apartment is located in a strategic location, ideal to reach in few minutes on foot all the main tourist points of interest of the city. Thanks to the main Florence bus lines, which stop next to our apartment, you can reach every part of the town and suburbs (Fiesole or Michelangelo Square). Few metres from the apartment you can find a high-quality restaurant called "L'Accademia", where you can try some of the best Italian dishes.


Rates & Availability

San Marco Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season A
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Low season B
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
New Year Top Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Low season A
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Low season B
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $39
biancheria $6

La prenotazione è confermata con il pagamento dell'acconto/caparra.
La disdetta della prenotazione non dà diritto alla restituzione della caparra
Consumi utenze acqua luce e gas compresi nel prezzo. Internet WI-FI compreso nel prezzo.

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Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bathroom with window
  • The bathroom with window is equipped with all modern bathroom fixtures, such as sink, bidet, WC and walk-in shower. There is also a high-quality hairdryer and a small soap set available to our guests.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Full size master bed
    Sofa bed in the sitting room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bed
  • In the bedroom there are a big 19th century master bed with modern comforts and some spacious wardrobes, which are ideal for a longer stay. In the sitting room, which is well separated from the master bedroom, there is a comfortable sofa bed sleeps 2 (size of the bed: 160x190 cm).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
The American kitchen is located in a dedicated area of the sitting room, separated from the dining room by an arch. It is very big and fully equipped with pots and flatware for four people. Moreover, it enjoys a four-burner stovetop, a fridge and a separated freezer. The apartment is equipped with washing machine, electric iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner, which are all located in the utility room. The dining room, just next to the kitchen, is equipped with four comfortable chairs and a round table. In the sitting room, there are a beautiful sofa seats three and two comfortable poufs, as well as flat screen TV with DVD player and satellite dish. Finally, the apartment features an air conditioning system adjustable with remote control and independent heating with gas boiler, adjustable from the apartment with temperature control.

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