About the property
- Apartment500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
1Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Principio is on Via dell’Alloro, a quiet street 300 meters from the Duomo, where Giotto used to live! It’s on the first floor of a classic Florentine building, with only 20 steps of a wide and easy ladder to go up.
It can host up to four people: two in a queen-size bed in the bedroom and two in a comfortable sofa-bed in the living room. Principio has been totally refurbished in July 2016 and is equipped with all the necessary conveniences. Everything is brand new.
- In the kitchen/living-room: dishwasher, microwave with grill, coffeemaker, kettle, induction stove and induction cookware, toaster, Italian coffee machine, bluetooth Speakers with embedded radio to connect your Smartphone/Tablet and play your favorite music.
- In the bathroom: a spacious shower for two people, towels, hairdryer.
- In the utility room: washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and board. There are many laundromats in the center of Florence, too.
Principio is provided with high speed WiFi connection reachable from all the rooms in the apartment.
You can find maps of the city and brochures of museums and entertainment places.
It is a non-smoking apartment.
Via dell’Alloro is a quiet street in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza del Duomo and walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. It is the perfect base for a day trip to Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Bologna. Even Rome, Venice and Milan are just a couple of hours away thanks to the high speed train that stops in Santa Maria Novella Train Station.
Within walking distance from the apartment you can find all the major sites and piazzas: the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Giotto’s campanile (bell tower), Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza Santa Croce, San Lorenzo Market, and others. You can visit magnificent shops (the Richard Ginori shop, a porcelain brand renowned all over the world, is just two steps from home) and walk the very same streets as the most important Renaissance artists: Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo… Giotto himself lived on Via dell’Alloro as we said!
And don’t pass up a visit to the church of San Miniato al Monte and the breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo! You can begin your “climb” at Piazza Ferrucci
Nearby Principio you can find plenty of food stores, gelaterias, bakeries, and other shops where you can buy all the delicacies you need for a delicious dinner at home. Or if you prefer, you can take a stroll to one of the many typical Tuscan or international restaurants nearby. Plus, there are so many terrace bars with a view where you can grab a cocktail before dinner that you won’t know which one to choose... you will love them all and we'll be happy to show them to you at your arrival!
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Lucia Poggiali
A bit photographer, a bit creative art craft host for primary school children, much mummy, and full time host for Principio Apartment. I love to take care of our guests by showing them Florence's particular locations frequented by Florentine. To be present at their arrival and departure, to host people from every part of the world is for me a big pleasure. My greatest satisfactions is to see them leaving Florence fully satisfied and wishful to come again.
Lucia Poggiali purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Lucia Poggiali chose San Lorenzo
We traveled a lot (and still do!), for business reasons and for leisure, and we really like to get in touch with people coming from other cultures. That's how we came out with the idea of buying Principio apartment. "Principio" means "beginning", and we hope that it will be the beginning of your wonderful stay here in Italy.
What makes this Apartment unique
Principio is in the perfect location both for visiting Florence and for travelling around It. Via dell'Alloro is a very quiet street and you will find at the first floor (only 20 steps) of n°6 a really lovely apartment with all the amenities, furnished with the typical Italian taste. We also organize DAILY-TRIPS TO THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE WITH WINE TASTING: Startinig around 9am, pick-up from the apartment by a private driver. Duration about 9/10 houres Travel by a comfortable van with air conditioning - Visit of the medieval town of Siena, famous for the Palio horse race taht taks place in the particurar square Piazza del Campo. -Visit to the Monteriggioni fortress Afterwards you will travelling to one of the beautiful wine estate to enjoy a wine cellar tour , a lunch or snack and wine tasting while sitting surrounded by vinegards. Possibility of buying or booking wine, oil, balsamic vinegar from the estate at advantageous prices -Visit to San Gimignano, the Unesco World Heritage Site, famous for its 14 towers and its artisan shops. Return to Florence, stopping to take some pictures on the road surrounded by hills.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
As comfortable as home. Top notch.
This perfect apartment is in the absolute best location and is immaculate Very quiet in the heart of everything. Good kitchen that you could even cook meals. . Comfortable bed and great shower. All you could wish for. We will book again and send our friends. Thanks Lucia.
Fantastic host and apartment!
The location and apartment were fantastic! Lucia was a wonderful host! We would recommend to anyone looking for a great stay in Florence!
Thanks so much Amanda for your review, I really hope Dustin is better now. Take care, Lucia
great apartment and location!
great apartment and location!
Thanks Allison, very glad that you liked and enjoied the apartment and the location, Lucia
Lucia was a pleasure to deal with. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the center of the historic district. It was clean, modern and exceeded our expectations.
We could not have asked for more.
Thank you so much Larry & Lorraine!
A pleasure to host you. When you want, your friends Giotto, Michelangelo and Masaccio are here.. : ) Take care, Lucia
Everything was just right for our stay in Florence
There's nothing negative to say about this condo. It was great for my boyfriend and I who were visiting Florence for 5 days. I would say the highlights were the location (right near the Duomo, walkable to anything), the bed was super comfortable (which is a high priority of ours), and Lucia was very friendly and helpful. She left a large bottle of water and a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. We used the binder provided to check out suggested restaurants, as it supplied a list of smaller, non-tourist places to go. The bathroom is modern with a very large shower.
We did not use the kitchen or living room much, as we were either out or sleeping. The washer and dryer were very convenient, we came from other spots in Europe where we couldn't do laundry.
Overall, highly recommend.
Thank you Allison for the detailed review! Very glad you enjoied the apartment and your stay Take care ciao, Lucia
Loved it!! It could not have been more cozy and convenient!!
: ) Thanks Andrea, I hope to host you again! Lucia
Principio apartment is located in the heart of Florence, a perfect starting point to experience all historical attractions within walking distance. Exact adress is via dell'Alloro n. 6: it will be a big plus to have the Duomo a few steps down the street and get to Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce in a while ! Restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, leather goods stores, markets and especially the old Central Market are nearby.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CHECK-IN is from 2pm to 7pm - Late check-in charge €30 - Late check-in must be agreed in advance with the owner. CHECK-OUT time is at 10am ELECTRICITY COST: we apply a flat electricity fee of € 9,00 per night stay FLORENCE CITY TAX: at check in we collect the city tax which is € 3,00 euros per day, per guest. This is the requirement for all hotels and rentals and should be paid at the check in. This must be calculated only for the for the first 7 consecutive days, excluding children under 12 years.