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Claudia's dream, see also listing 165586, free WI/FI, A/C, cooking class

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5) +listing165586

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

Newville, Pennsylvania



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


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.

More Details

claudia Morace
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About claudia Morace

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

Why claudia Morace chose Florence

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.

What makes this apartment unique

I think than better than me, some comments from the guest book, can describe the apartments.

Guestbook comments from the owner


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.

Aug 2014
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SS. Annunziata Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ech bathroom has a hair dryer and a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1st. bedroom has a king size bed which can be divided and arranged into two twins 2nd. bedroom has a queen size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
SAT TV, Internet Fast Connection, American Coffee Machine, Cooking Utensils, Air Dryer in each bathroom, Gas BBQ


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Claudia's dream, see also listing 165586, free WI/FI, A/C, cooking class
average rating of 4.9764705 based on 87 reviews

so relaxing and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo others who have reviewed Claudias apt so beautifully. It was comfortable and quiet but most of all so close to the city center. The tratoria across the street has great food btw. I will return.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne. It was a pleasure to meet you and Linda and I hope you will be back again. A big hug Claudia
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Moraga, CA

Perfect location, Lovely apartment, Wonderful owners! Highly recommend this VRBO!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 nights at Claudia's dream and it truly is "a dream". The owner Claudia was so helpful, friendly and a delight to meet. There were fresh strawberries, Italian candies and basics in the refrigerator, all for us to enjoy. Claudia arranged for a driver to take us for a day in Tuscany - Sienna, San Gimignano and a wine tour with lunch in a wine cellar. This day with Brando was one of the highlights of our vacation. She also made dinner reservations for us at wonderful restaurants like La Giostra. Her assistant was also a delight. After checking us out, she called a taxi for us. The location of the apartment was easy walking distances to all the attractions in town, but on quiet street just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town center - full of tourists. Thank you Claudia!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ingrid for your wonderful note. It was a pleasure to meet you and I just tried to make my best to help you and your beautiful family having a nice vacation. I hope you will be back again and I wish you all a peaceful Easter. Loce Claudia
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Can't beat Claudia for hospitality

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, thank you so much for you nice review. I apologise for the delay in responding you but I have had some small health problems. I am now fine and I don't want to miss to thank yuou. I hope you will be back and tell your friends about my apartment. Fondly Claudia
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Wonderful Apartment in the Center of Florence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I I am happy you loved the apartment and the location and I hope you will visit us again. Love Claudia
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Family trip to Florence

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your lovely note. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and I hope to host you again in the near future. Love Claudia
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Stunning Florence Home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Craig for your detailed and wonderful review, I wish you and your family come back in the near future again and spend also some time with us in the countryside. Thank you again Claudia
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Monteriggioni Main Gate
Dario Cecchini Srl
"Dario has three restaurants and a famous butcher shop. It worths a visit."
Fattoria La Massa Di G. Motta
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Metres
across the street
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Conte Ugolino golf club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
santa maria novella
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
across the street Accadi
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Punta Ala
Car: not necessary

it is possible to arrange special wine tasting tours

Oil tasting, walking tour, within home cooking class, transfer.


Rates & Availability

SS. Annunziata Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $108.95
Refundable damage deposit $381.32
A/C/Heat only if used $108.95

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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