Central Market square, two bedrooms.
- english, french, italian, Languages spoken, french.
Gabriele is my name. I have a wife and a small baby. I love to travel and ride a bike.
Gabriel purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Gabriel chose San Lorenzo
I love my home, I love to talk to people coming from afar. The nicest thing for me it's when my guests are happy in Florence.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is located in the lively district of Florence. And inside the house you breathe the whole history of this city.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Inside the apartment is not possible to smoke.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cool apartment close to everything
The apartment is exactly as described, photos very accurate, has the feel of a NY SoHo loft with lots of exposed brick old wood, gleaming tile floors, high ceilings and a very spacious bathroom. The only natural light in the apartment is from a nice skylight in one bedroom and windows looking out into a small central courtyard shared by a few buildings, thus some awareness of the families in the other apartments. Everything worked flawlessly in the apartment; a key turns on the electric lights in the apartment which, if you simply leave the key in the wall switch box by the door, functions like a light switch for the apartment - or you can request a second key from the very nice host Gabriele. He was friendly and very courteous, punctual, very clear with instructions and responsive to our requests, and oriented us nicely to the neighborhood and its many restaurants and attractions. The location itself is right next to San Lorenzo and its dozens of street vendors, an easy walk to most of Florence and 5 minutes to the SMN train station, with many Italian cafes and restaurants and a sprinkling of middle eastern eateries also; 5 minute walk to Duomo and literally across the street from the Mercato Centrale with great food courts on second floor and below, an amazing array of meat and fish mongers (some of whom sing very well!), fruit/vegetable, bakery, spice and cheese mongers - a cook's paradise. That said, the walk across the street to Mercato is a slice of real-life Florence, with delivery trucks, vendors chatting and smoking on the delivery docks, piles of boxes from the deliveries to the market, etc - so if sanitized, tourist-oriented beauty is your thing, the location might be a bit too "real" for you - but we enjoyed it immensely, shopped for our breakfast every day and got to know some of the shopkeepers a bit. All in all, a great experience. Grazie, Gabriele! Ciao!
The location is right next to the market, which is great. The porch shown is too small to be of much use and is the only window (except the bathroom) in the apartment. It is above a falafel shop so the smell is distinct with the window open. Dining table is the only sitting area.
Clean & Convenient
We really enjoyed the proximity of the apartment to everything Florence had to offer. Additionally, it is across the street from the Market Centrale which offered an amazing array of meal options. The apartment had a comfortable bed, air conditioning, and a washing machine. Those were the most important items on our amenities list. The kitchen and shared living space is small, but for our purposes it served us well. There are loads of shops and restaurants literally right outside the doorstep. So many memories and no regrets!
Great location and comfort
We had a great stay- Gabriel was very easy to deal with and helpful.
We did not spend much time in the apartment and might have been a bit cramped in the living/ dining area for more than 3 people. Very comfortable beds and great bathroom! Thank you Gabriel!
Wonderful stay in Florence!
We loved our stay in Florence! The apartment is right in the heart of the city and within walking distance to everything, including the train to the airport. Apartment was very clean and well equipped. The only thing we did not care for was the fact that there is a key that turns on the electricity, padlocked to the house key so you can't detach it. While I appreciate the owners desire to save electricity by making sure lights, etc. are turned off when no one is in the apartment, the key made it very difficult in a couple instances. One being at night, it's completely dark and your trying to get in the apartment and get the key in to turn on the lights (maybe have the light inside the door not on this system). The other was the 2 times that my elderly mother wanted to go back to the room while the rest of us wanted to still walk around, she had to take the key and since she is very hard of hearing she did not hear us ring the doorbell and/or would fall asleep and not hear it and we were unable to get into the apartment for quite some time until we could get in touch with her. I would definitely consider changing this system, it makes it very hard when there are multiple people staying at the apartment, especially if one is hard of hearing or falls asleep and doesn't hear the door bell.
Thankyou for your stay in my apartment.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay …
About the key, please if you had asked for another set of keys the problem would have been solved.
I always invite my guests to ask if there's anything I can do for them ...
It is a fairly sizeable unit that will suit a family of four very nicely. The bathroom is bigger than it looks on the photos. The location is great. The mercato is just across the building which helped us eat and drink well. The nearby restaurants are wonderful (hello Zaza's!!!) too. We walked to the must see attractions (again, great starting point) and when it was time to leave, got to the train station very quickly. One thing to remember, listen closely to Gabriele and look at how he opens the door from inside. It is not the usual way. We did have a laugh when we figured it out.
Address of apartment is: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, cap.50123, Firenze.
The apartment is in the heart of the historic center of Florence. In San Lorenzo district.
In two seconds on foot you will find the Central Market.
The distance from the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) is 350 meters.
The distance from Fortezza da Basso and Congress Palace (Palazzo dei congressi) is 350 meters from the apartment.
The Dome (Cathedral) is 300 meters away.
You can visit all the city on foot, you do not need bus or taxi.