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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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: http://goo.gl/maps/U96HX or by bus number 23, 14 or 1 http://goo.gl/maps/FePzi 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 www.firenzeparcheggi.it. 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.


Owner
Elisabetta
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

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.

Amenities

San Lorenzo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Old town of Florence - Welcoming 2 room apt at walking distance from the Duomo
average rating of 4.772152 based on 105 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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Hillsboro, Oregon
4

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ben descritta la posizione dell'appartamento
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Palm Beach, Florida
5

Perfect!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Elisabetta's apartment on San Marco's square was perfect! She had everything ready for us, including a drip coffee maker (those of you from the US will appreciate that). The apartment was welcoming and perfectly located. Drop down to the cafe for breakfast, Pugi's for lunch and visit Gianni for dinner. All within 20 steps of your front door. The David is literally around the corner to the right and the Doumo is just a few blocks away. The location is perfect, the busses are close and it's a short walk to the train station (cab ride with luggage). We will be back.

Thank you again Elisabetta!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie
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5

Great base for exploring Florence

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely stay in Florence. We stayed with our one year old and the apartment was well equipped with a cot and high chair. It was very spacious and clean. There is also a washing machine, very handy if you've packed light. The only downside as other reviewers have mentioned is that it can be noisy, even at night since it is right on San Marco square. Earplugs and a white noise app we have for the baby worked great for us though, so it wasn't really an issue. The location was great and it was so easy to walk everywhere. There are also some fantastic restaurants in the area that Elisabetta recommended. Overall we had a lovely stay and would love ento come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
4

Great location in the heart of Florence!

  • 4 of 5

Great location, this lovely apartment is just steps away from the Accademia. The apartment is large & very well kept. It is very clean & has all the amenities of home. If you like to relax & watch TV at night, & don't speak fluent Italian, take some DVDs with you. The only English-speaking channels are news channels (I.e.; BBC, CCTV). Lots of restaurants close by. Because it is at Piazza San Marco, it can get noisy due to buses, etc but ear plugs will take care of that. This rental is excellent quality & value for a great price. Thank you Elisabetta & Lorenzo!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie a voi, lieta di avervi ospitato
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Florence-Peretola
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Gran Caffè San Marco
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Academy
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.04
Additional Guest Fee $10.58 per person per night

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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund