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

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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.


San Marco-San Gallo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 , Full size master bed
    Sofa bed in the sitting room - 1 baby crib , 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 ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Old town of Florence - Welcoming 2 room apt at walking distance from the Duomo
average rating of 4.759036 based on 109 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Beautiful apartment in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful woodwork, view of Piazza San Marco, clean, comfortable, well appointed, and walking distance to everything you want to see. It is a loud location on the transport hub, but we were so exhausted from sight seeing every day that we had no trouble sleeping. We had earplugs and that worked fine. Elisabetta was very helpful with restaurant recommendations right in the neighborhood and help with our taxi to the airport. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in Florence!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect apartment and location for us and we would recommend it.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and easy walk to major museums and restaurants. Busses and taxi stand just outside on square. One suggestion - print washing machine instructions as it’s very different from a US washing machine.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ospiti molto graditi. Mi dispiace per la difficoltà incontrata nell'utilizzo della lavatrice.
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Long Beach, CA

Lovely apartment - active noisy location

  • 4 of 5

Elizabetta's apartment is even nicer than the photos show. The bed is comfortable, there is plenty of storage space for clothes and toiletries, wifi works great, kitchen appliances are helpful and the furniture is beautiful. A small market for all needs is just around the corner, and the entrance to the building (right on Piazza San Marco) is bounded by 2 gelaterias and a fresh bakery. We acquired our breakfast fixings at the Carrefour market and would run downstairs in the morning to purchase fresh rolls - heavenly! There are plenty of wonderful trattorias nearby (try MangiaFuoco on via Guelfa just a few blocks away...) and it is literally less than 15 minutes walk to the train station, Duomo and other major sites. Loved looking out at the Church of San Marco from the apartment windows.

The upside, and downside, to the location is that it is on a busy square, with a major bus stop and taxi post in front, and is in the path of the ambulance drivers who make their way to the nearby hospital about every 2-3 hours. The noise is constant - even into the wee hours of the morning - so bring your good earplugs. If noise bothers you, I have to be honest that perhaps this is not the place for you but we found that all the good points about the location and the comfort of the apt and the reasonable cost were good offsets. Even the 2 flights of stairs after a full day of sightseeing were not a burden - and we are in our mid-sixties!

The only complaint is that there is only one set of keys that are all locked together to ensure that the electricity is turned off when leaving. However, if one party leaves the apt, the other party must be awake or available to let the person back in. It would be helpful to have additional keys for the street door and the apt door if needed.

Molto grazie, Elizabetta, for making your apartment available for rent!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: L’appartamento si trova su una piazza animata del centro della città, con i pro e i contro che questo comporta! grazie per la buon arecensione
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Hillsboro, Oregon

Lovely apartment...

  • 4 of 5

The apartment itself is great. The space is large and comfortable, well equipped kitchen, excellent bed. As many people have mentioned it is in a rather noisy location on a square that is used by many city buses. Also, when we visited the temperature was 103. Each day when we left the apartment to be able to take the keys with us (they were padlocked together) the power had to be turned off to the entire apartment. By the time we got back at the end of the day the apartment was extremely hot and even with air conditioning it was not able to cool us off before it was time to sleep. It would have been great at a time that did not have blazing hot weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment, located in San Marco Piazza, is a wonderful place. The apartment is very roomy and laid out nicely. The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessities to cook your own meals. There is also a washing machine and a drying rack.

Elizabetta, the owner, is a lovely lady. Her English is limited but is still able to communicate the necessary details about the apartment.

The piazza is very busy as it is a major bus stop. It does quiet down late in the evening. We enjoy watching all the activity in the piazza.

The location of the apartment makes it very easy to travel around Florence by foot.

I highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two very pleasant guests and already known because they have returned after two years. I have received in gift a delicious birdie knickknack that I have appreciated a lot. thanks to these guests that I hope to again entertain.
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Great host and location

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to have close access to all the historic places in Florence, look no further than this apartment. It is situated Within a few minutes walk to all the places. Elisabetta received us with a warm welcome and gave us a few valuable tips. Apartment had all the amenities promised and missing things were delivered promptly as soon as I messaged Elisabetta. One caution, the apartment is located in a busy square. If you are a sensitive sleeper, you might be up way early due to the sounds of motor vehicles.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ben descritta la posizione dell'appartamento
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Gran Caffè San Marco
Nearest Ferry
96 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $49.15
biancheria $8.6
Stay tax $3.69 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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