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Charming apartment in the heart of the historic center of Florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

App 4 beds, kitchen, living room and bedroom in the historic center

Located on the first floor of the beautiful Palazzo Bardi, the first example of Florentine Renaissance palace. As you enter, you'll enjoy the feeling of the atmosphere typical of the Renaissance greeted by the spectacular Brunelleschi's cloisters. The apartment comprises a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with sofa bed, a double bedroom overlooking the cloister and a spacious bathroom.

Roberta Tiozzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Ability to add a cot in the living
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Nespresso coffee, tea, sugar, salt


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming apartment in the heart of the historic center of Florence
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

Accommodation in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The building of the apartment was designed by Brunelleschi and is stunning. We were particularly impressed with the majestic court yard. The apartment itself was spacious and well-equipped. We really liked the dome ceilings. Roberta and Laura were warm and welcoming hosts. We highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful, sunny week in Florence at the start of October staying in this tastefully decorated, beautifully appointed and impeccably clean apartment. We were welcomed by Roberta who was very kind and helpful, recommending restaurants to try and places to visit, including the workshops of local artisans. An intriguing fact about this apartment is that it is part of the Palazzo Bardi, which is apparently the first domestic building designed by Brunelleschi… It’s very well situated for exploring the city, being close to all the major attractions. Located near Santa Croce, it’s seconds away from the Arno and within a short walk of the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. It’s also very close to one of our favourites, the Museo Galileo. It was a real pleasure to retreat to the peace and calm of the apartment at the end of the day, or indeed any time we needed to rest our tired tourist feet.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kernville, CA, USA

Remarkable apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent in every way! Beautiful, very clean, warm and quiet, with plenty of hot water and good WiFi. We did not find any street noise, but we were there at quiet time of year. Very well located and close to everything with great little bars and food places very near by. We fell in love with porchetta at the All'Antico Vinaio around the corner on Via de Neri. Also Roberta left tips for good restaurants we enjoyed.

We only hope we will be able to come back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review! really makes me so pleased that you had a nice vacation and have had a good experience in my apartment, I always try to give my best and I am especially careful in cleaning. I hope to have you as a guest again in the future....Best Regards Roberta
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Georgia, US

Inviting, comfortable, well-appointed, and well located!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Palazzo Bardi for four nights. I had stayed in this neighborhood in Florence a couple years ago, and knew it to be very convenient to restaurants, markets, museums, and the Arno. The owner, Roberta, greeted us kindly upon our arrival. The apartment has lovely vaulted ceilings painted with trompe l'oeil accents. Roberta had plenty of helpful business cards, maps, and restaurant and grocery recommendations for our use. She also had a couple DVDs about the Medici family history that we enjoyed watching one rainy evening - very fitting viewing for our time in this historic place. The kitchen is modern and well outfitted, and has a nice Nespresso machine for your morning coffee. The bedroom window overlooks the courtyard of the palazzo, providing a charming view and a quiet position. The WiFi worked well, very helpful to my husband for addressing business needs.

Florence is a wonderful walking city, and it's so easy to navigate from this apartment's location - steps from the Ponte alle Grazie. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Florence, and the homey charm of this special little apartment certainly contributed to our experience.

Tip: It's a hike, but do visit San Miniato al Monte. The view is wonderful, and the cemetery, with its elaborate tombs and unusual, personal statues, is fascinating. The architecture, interior, and floors are beautiful - and - at 17:30 (5:30 pm) the monks chant vespers in the crypt - beautiful and mesmerizing! Do a google search before you go to learn more.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful downtown apartment and hosts

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is truly charming with absolutely everything you could possibly need to make your stay in Florence the experience it should be. A night owl's paradise! WiFi did work well but not supportive of Skype. The bedroom, washroom kitchen and living room are perfect! Roberta and Stefano thank you, it was a wonderful time in Florence.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Denis and Sherry was a real pleasure to host you! A very nice and friendly couple who knew how to have an special focus on our apartment all in perfect order on departure. Grazie!!
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A Magnificent Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What a stroke of good fortune it was for me to have found this beautiful and charming apartment on HomeAway! The owners, Roberta and Stefano, were such kind and gracious hosts who made sure my 3 week stay in Florence was pure enjoyment. The apartment was immaculately clean, with wonderful architecture and design, and well equipped with everything a traveler could desire. Its location in the historic district was perfect – within walking distance to all major attractions – close to the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, shops and restaurants, the Duomo, etc. Just a short walk from the front of the apartment building to cross the Ponte Grazie bridge also allows one to explore and dine in the quieter Oltrarno neighborhood, away from some of the more crowded touristy areas.

I highly recommend this property. If I ever have the pleasure of traveling to Italy in the future, I would most definitely return to this gem of an apartment.

Grazie mille, Roberta and Stefano for your warm hospitality! I enjoyed every minute of my stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sylvia, not only you were lucky to find our apartment but we also to know a sensitive, good and grateful person like you are. I consider you a true friend even though we've seen for a short time. Thank you for the wonderful review that you left us, and I hope to meet you very soon. With affection Roberta and Stefano
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
6 Metres
Via de' Benci
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Restaurant
6 Metres
Via de' Benci
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Monte Secchieta
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres

Palazzo Bardi is situated in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It was built in 1430 on behalf of the family Busini. The most interesting feature is the beautiful central courtyard designed by Brunelleschi, probably the first private courtyard elegant square in Florence, has round arches that give rise to a full on four sides with porch columns and Corinthian capitals. Typically, Brunelleschi is also the arrangement of the doors that open onto the courtyard. The apartment is on the first floor of the building, completely renovated, has all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay, LCD satellite TV, wireless Internet access, air conditioning, heating, equipped kitchen. Located in the heart of the city is surrounded by historical buildings, monuments and museums. Only a few steps from Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce. Nearby are also major shopping areas with shops of jewelers, craftsmen and the most important signatures of Made in Italy. Good restaurants with typical Tuscan and international cuisine are easily reached on foot. Also nearby there, pharmacies, supermarkets and banks.


Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Stagione unica
Mar 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $46.55
Refundable damage deposit $232.77
Stay tax $2.91 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Per i bambini in culla, non sarà praticato nessun costo aggiuntivo.
Per i pagamenti tramite Paypal c'è da aggiungere il 4 % in più al totale
Per le spese di pagamento provenienti da Australia, United States of America e Canada tramite bonifico bancario applicate dalla banca c'è da aggiungere il 4 % in più al totale

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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