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


About the property

1-bedroom apartment, sleeps 4, terrace, Wi-Fi and in quiet area

60 sqm apartment in the building of 2011 with a lift equipped with all the amenities: private covered parking, terrace, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, 50-inch TV with cable TV, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen including microwave, oven, dishwasher , refrigerator and freezer. Ideal for exploring Florence and visit Tuscany. A 10-minute walk from Porta al Prato and 20 minutes from the railway station and Santa Maria Novella, reachable from Porta al Prato with two stops on the tram; The Duomo is a half an hour from the apartment.

Massimo Volpi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017


Centro Storico (Quartiere 1) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , finestra
  • Bathroom with large sink, bathtub / shower and, as the whole apartment, renovated in 2011.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Room very bright and quiet with a large wardrobe, television and fine furniture.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
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Beautifully appointed apartment, well located for tourist activities in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Massimo was very welcoming and pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The apartment is lovely and well appointed, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. Close to the city centre, (walking distance) and major attractions, this apartment is very well situated for tourists, and also locals wishing a get-away. Would have no trouble recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate apartment, comfortable bed, plants and herbs growing on the patio. Plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Massimo has very thoughtfully equipped the apartment with all the necessities of a home away from home. Upon arrival (I was early and he was there!), he showed me where everything was and how everything worked. There were things "to get you started" until you could get to the market for groceries: coffee (yea!), tea, water, wine, pasta.... The apartment has a full refrigerator and freezer which came in handy for all the things I wanted to keep cold in this unseasonaly hot 2-week perìod (May 29-June 12). The apartment is a little over one long block from the tram and stops for smaller buses that circle around the city. On the street behind the apartment are a grocery store and additional bus stops for various city buses. You can reach that street by crossing the commercial center at the end of the apartment building and then turning right. The apartment complex's residents are quiet. In fact, there is only one other apartment on your floor. Nice. Thanks, Massimo. You are a good landlord!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well cared for and welcoming vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Massimo's apartment, located across the street from the old train station, Porta al Prato, was extremely comfortable, clean and lovingly furnished by an artistic soul. The bed was particularly comfortable and the modern tub provided some long soaks after a lot of walking. Although we did not cook there, the kitchen was well stocked and my adult daughter and I did enjoy our morning espresso from the patio. The wi-fi worked perfectly and the apartment also had a very nice, modern elevator.

Upon our arrival, our host was thorough in explaining the various things we needed to know about the apartment in case of emergency and he left us a map with list of restaurants and sites noted though we got lost anyway as most visitors to a new city do at first. We were able to orient ourselves relatively quickly and walked into the Center - about a mile - twice a day. The apartment building is located not in an old section of town but on a wide street with similar 5 and 6 story buildings. You need to walk a few blocks to enter the old section. Although the view from apartment feels somewhat industrial with the old non-functioning train station across the street, it is also on the top floor and offers views of the neighboring hillside towns so we saw some pretty sunsets.

Our host lead us to a nearby grocery store our first day and within a few blocks there are restaurants and other amenities. The taxi from Santa Maria Novella was about 10 or 11 Euros and we were able to walk a couple of blocks to a nearby Marriott to catch a cab to the airport which cost about 25 Euros.

All in all, we thoroughly cherished this lovely home away from home. We appreciated our host's good communications both in the initial back and forth and being flexible with our arrival and departure. Would love to visit again and can definitely recommend to other Firenze visitors.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Massimo is a warm and generous host.

His apartment is exquisitely designed and well kept. I highly recommend & would come back!

Thank you Massimo!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Massimo's apartment is beautifully furnished and well maintained. Since he lives there sometimes, so you can find anything you need, with good quality, not like other rentals filled with basics. My daughter and I were impressed with its tasteful decoration and spotless clean wood floor. Bed and sofa bed are high quality, firm and comfortable. The one of the best apartments we stayed in our 16 day Italy trip. Massimo waited for us upon our arrival, and explained everything in details. We could feel his kindness and willingnes to help so we would have a wonderful time in Florence. Emails and text messages were returned quickly. We are very happy with our choice. Thank you so much, Massimo!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic apartment!!! It is just as represented on the web site, beautifully furnished, well maintained and equipped, and very quiet. The lift was great, as we were nearing the end of our holiday and the bags were pretty heavy. The garage is a bonus if you have a car, but you don’t need one if you stay at Massimo apartment.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk to Piazza del Duomo, and an even shorter walk along the Arno to Ponte Vecchio. You can walk to just about every point of interest in Florence from this great apartment.

Massimo was very friendly, helpful and accommodating – a wonderful host and representative of Florence. We would highly recommend staying here, and would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Firenze nord
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze nord
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Versilia (Forte dei Marmi, Torre del Lago)
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in a strategic position and equipped with private covered parking, is ideal for those who reach Florence by car, by plane and is still very close to the railway station and the city center. It is located a few steps from the new auditorium of the music of Florence (example of contemporary architecture, active since January 2012), the Stazione Leopolda (old railway abandoned and recovered as exhibitions of the city center) and not far from Cascine Park (great place for jogging or other outdoor activities).

From here you can reach on foot and using the tramway, the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and all the main tourist attractions of the city; with the car instead you can easily reach the main streets to visit the countryside and the other beautiful cities of Tuscany.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $11.95 per person per night

In alcuni periodi di alta stagione sono richiesti minimo 7 giorni di soggiorno.
Pulizie finali: 30 euro
Ogni persona addizionale alle due: 10 euro al giorno
Acconto richiesto per la prenotazione.

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.