|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
two bedrooms apartment in an antique quiet building.
1 bedroom with a king size bed (cm.160X200) which can be divided into two twins.
Full bathroom en suite.
2nd. bedroom: queen size bed (cm.150X200)
2nd full bathroom.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Internet wifi, A/C, heating, Sat, dish washer, washing machine, American cofee maker, Microwave, free Italian Mobile.
I can arrange within home cooking class and day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti.
If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group (max 11 people), please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 165586.
Something from the guest book, something about a cooking class and something about a Chianti tour with wine and oil tasting.
from the guest book:
We have lived in five different apartments in Florence over the last six years, and “Pinti 1” is easily our favorite; we lived there for over three months last year. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished, it’s stylish, and it clearly shows the love and care of its owner, Mrs. Claudia Morace. Borgo Pinti is a quiet, mostly pedestrian street. It’s off the “tourist track,” yet within easy walking distance to the historic center of the city. San Ambrogio market, the best market in Florence, is about seven minutes down the street. The apartment is on the top floor of a quiet building, up manageable flights of stairs. It has two floors: the top floor contains the master bedroom and bathroom and a small, quiet alcove for reading or other pursuits. The main floor contains the kitchen, dining area, living room, large bathroom, and guest room. Morning sunlight pours through the large living room window. There is a big dining room table – we seated eight for Thanksgiving dinner – and an abundance of dishes and pots and pans. The apartment is supplied with many quality bed linens and towels; there are three televisions, one in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room, and there’s a good desk where one can work at the computer; the apartment is wired for the internet. Easily our greatest surprise was that the apartment has screens, a luxury in Florence where mosquitoes seem to thrive year-round. A wonderful domestic, Marta, seems to know everything about the apartment, and if she can’t answer your questions, Mrs. Morace is only too happy to help. Speaking of Mrs. Morace, we have never met a more pleasant and accommodating landlady; the instant we met her we were struck by her warmth and friendship. We never felt that our relationship was “strictly business.” She and her beautiful apartment remain one of our happiest memories of Florence – where we hope to return very soon.
John and Susan Rogers
325 Meadows Road
You are invited to discover your own exceptional private oasis right in the center of Florence. After an exciting and fun filled day of sightseeing, shopping, museums and theatre you can escape from the fast pace and find peace and quiet...just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You'll start to relax when you enter your apartment, Have a glass of good wine or a cup of coffee.
This tranquil sanctuary is on an old street, partially closed to the traffic, with easy access to just about all you want to see and do.
Take an easy walk to Mercato di S. Ambrogio (2 minutes), to Duomo (5 minutes), to S.Croce (3 minutes)and to other famous
sights and monuments.
The two flats are delightful, wander inside to enjoy the charm of exposed brick walls, plank floors and original oil paintings.
The Relais is located on the Borgo Pinti, an enchanted street of shops,stores, and lovely restaurants, and home to artisans and artists.
The two flats have been recently restored to a very high standard and represent the opportunity to enjoy luxury living in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Pinti 1 and Pinti 2 are on the top floor (second European floor)above the noise and traffic of the street
There is no elevator, but the climb is worth it. The steps bring you to a beautiful sunlit entrance to the flats.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Insider Tips: VRBO in Florence, Italy
Panorama of Florence, Italy, taken from the Piazza de Michelangelo.
This travel tip comes from my friend Shelley in San Diego, California, who stayed in a three-bedroom apartment - a 'dream in the heart of Florence' - in December. When she told me how perfect it was for her family, I couldn't resist sharing her comments with you. I love that it's in an upscale area and close to good neighborhood restaurants. It sounds like a great deal and someplace you might want to consider for the next time you travel to Italy.
Vacation rentals are great for authentic travelers who want to connect with the community and the local culture. In my opinion they are better than hotel accommodations for 3G (three-generation) family vacations.
'We had the pleasure of staying in Claudia's beautiful apartment while visiting our daughter who is studying in Florence. We arrived on Christmas day, which we expected to be less than convenient, but Claudia was gracious enough to let our daughter store some food in the kitchen and provide her with a key in advance so that we did not need to disturb anybody's holiday with our arrival. Additionally, the kitchen was stocked with water, juice, coffee, a fresh fruit basket, and wonderful olive oil that Claudia bottles herself. The apartment was spacious enough for the 4 of us to not feel crowded. It was well furnished, with comfortable beds and linens. WiFi, heat, and hot water were all in excellent working order. We were even able to comfortably prepare meals in the kitchen. The location was fabulous...convenient walking distance to everything in Florence, and a true upscale residential neighborhood. Neighborhood restaurants and shops were all very nice. We look forward to staying at Borgo Pinti again on our next visit to Florence.'
Duomo Vacation Rental - VRBO 165586, 3 bedroom apartment in Florence, Italy
Posted by Elizabeth Hansen at 5:28 PM
WITHIN HOME COOKING CLASS:
Here are some informations about how a cooking class usually works: I arrive at 8:30 am to go shopping together at the fresh food market in S. Ambrogio (the market is open only in the morning), then we go immediately back to the apartment to cook for lunch. The cooking class last untill 12:30 - 1:00 pm. The cost of the cooking class is 250 euros (in total and not for each person) and at the market you buy the ingredients we need.
Usually the menu consists in three different dishes: an appetizer; a main course and a dessert.
I can suggest a typical Tuscan menu such as: Crostini di fegatini (crostini with chicken liver paté); Crespelle alla fiorentina (Spinach and Ricotta filled crepes); Tiramisù
Keywords:5 stars Apartment, great hospitality, elegant, luxury and comfortable furnished, fully equipped, modern kitchen.
My name is Claudia Morace. I am 70 years old, I have a daughter, she is a pianist and two sons lawyers as my husband was.I have also eight grandchildren.
I love taking personally care of my house and of my apartments in Florence.
I love flowers, nature, people and life.
claudia Morace purchased this apartment in 2002
I had to sell a wonderful family property dated 1880 in Austria.
Just to try to save money for my children, I decided to buy a small apartment in Florence.
I hope I was able to build a very special place where my guests could relax after a full day sighseeing.
I think than better than me, some comments from the guest book, can describe the apartments.
Sorry this has taken me so long to write. My testimonial is below
My husband and I were very fortunate to find Claudia's apartment on Borgo Pinti. The apartment is centrally located in the historic area and is walking distance from everything. We were pleasantly surprised by its accommodating size and design. The two bedrooms are both comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen is fully equipped and welcoming. The apartment has all necessary amenities including wifi and air conditioning which can be hard to find in the historic district.
Claudia did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable, including leaving us with a bowl full of fresh figs and almonds and pressed olive oil from her farm. I would highly recommend this lovely apartment and its even more charming owner.
We stayed here for 3 nights with our two teenage daughters. It was a nice size for the 4 of us, cozy and clean. I rented this apartment based off of reviews of how wonderful Claudia is to work with and they were not wrong. She got us in touch with Barbara who came and did a cooking lesson with us which we all enjoyed. She also made arrangements for us to and from the airport/train station as well as dinner reservations and recommendations. Her assistant was there to meet us upon arrival and show us how to use everything and even helped us at check out to get some needed medicine at the pharmacy across the street. They could not have been nicer to work with.
This apartement was in an excellent location for two couples to explore Florence. Claudia couldn't have done more to make us feel right at home. She arranged for someone to pick us up at the airport and even arranged transportation back to the airport upon our return to Florence though we weren't staying with her. She was readily accessible by phone and did everything to make our stay memorable. The apartment is well furnished and had everything we needed for our stay.
The apartment was perfect, for our family of four (with 2 teenage daughters) -- it was beautifully furnished, and has a terrific location --easy to walk just about anywhere in Florence. I would recommend it to friends and family enthusiastically!
Claudia's home in Florence is even more stunning than the photos. My wife, 16 year old son and I stayed in Pinti Claudia for three night while visiting Florence in late June. When I was researching properties for this visit I knew we wanted to stay in something traditional. This house was even more spectacular and comfortable than we had expected. We stayed in numerous homes on our three week vacation but none rivaled Claudia's flat Fresh preserves and olive oil greeted us in this two bedroom flat which made us feel welcome at the end of a long trip. The home was appointed with beautiful photos classy furniture and all the amenities one would expect from the highest quality rental. The location was near everything we wanted to do and allowed us to walk very comfortably to the best restaurants and tourist sites. I cannot recommend this location high enough.
Three of us ladies had a memorable vacation in Claudia's beautiful home on Borgo Pinti.
Claudia's communication and hospitality was excellent from beginning to end. Her lovely home has everything you need and is in a great location.... Walking distance to fun piazzas and shops. We highly recommend Claudia. I hope to go back!
Angela in San Diego CA
We (2couples) had the pleasure of staying in this amazing apartment while travelling throughout Florence and Tuscany. The apartment is located in a safe neighbourhood, close to many of the attractions, as well as markets. It is very comfortable ,clean, and private for 2 couples. The kitchen has all that is needed to cook great meals, if you attend the market closeby everything is fresh . There are restaurants close by if you prefer to eat out as well. We cannot say enough about the owner Claudia , she is very accommodating and goes out of her way to assist you in any means . We actually arranged our Tuscany travel an Wine tours through her connections and we're very pleased. We were picked up at the apt an dropped off there as well. The wine tours an scenic tour of Tuscany in the Mercedes Van as well as the reserved dinner arrangements in Tuscany were unbelievable, we were astonished at the scenery as well as the friendliness of the people. Claudias and Arnoldo's hospitality and pride in their ability to hosts guests from other countries is amazing. I highly recommend if your going to Florence to stay at this beautiful apartment an experience Italy . And if you get the chance to experience their Villa in Tuscany you will be awestruck with its beauty and age. It's totally amazing !!!! And will take your breath away!! Thank You for Having us .
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$376|
|A/C/Heat only if used||$108|
The damage refundable deposit is due cash upon arrival and will be refund on check out.
The final cleaning and the heating or the A/C are due cash in euro on check in.
For a short stay like three days the heating or the A/C will be charged euro 20/day.
For a week stay euro 100 and for a long stay on consumption always only if necessary.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
it is possible to arrange special wine tasting tours
Oil tasting, walking tour, within home cooking class, transfer.