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Jewel in Center - next to Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce -AC, WiFi, private

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, Prime Location, One Floor, All Modern Comfort, Air Conditioning, WiFi

Located on the first floor of a historical building (formerly a convent), in the Santa Croce section of Florence, near Duomo, Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the Verdi Theater. This fabulous property offers elegant living and dining with all the modern amenities. The social area includes a large Dining Room and a Living Room/Bar with high cassettone ceilings and terracotta floors. Both the Master Bedroom (King-size bed) and Bedroom 2 (Queen-size bed) include a private full bathroom. In addition, a queen-size sofa bed in the Living room allows for two (2) more people to be lodged, if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped and it includes a conventional and a microwave oven, as well as a dishwasher. Ideally located in the Centro Historico of Florence, guests need only a 2-minute walk to reach the closest grocery store, or they can walk 8 more minutes and reach one of the greatest markets in the city: Sant’Ambrogio. ATM, pharmacy, coffee shops and more are all within a 5-minute walk. The city's greatest attraction, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a five minute walk, but you see the beautiful Duomo around the corner from the apartment. The landmark Santa Croce church houses famous Florentine art and the tombs of remarkable Florentines like Dante and Michelangelo. The church is also the focal point of one of the most genuine neighborhoods left in the old center. While the area's western edge abuts the medieval district around Piazza della Signoria -- Via de' Bentaccordi/Via Torta actually traces the outline of the old Roman amphitheater -- much of the district was rebuilt after World War II in long blocks of creamy yellow plaster buildings with residential shops and homes. Few tourists roam off Piazza Santa Croce, so if you want to feel like a city resident, stay here. This neighborhood also boasts some of the best restaurants in the city.

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More Details

Owner
Casa Balducci Owners
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Casa Balducci Owners

We love Italy and the city of Florence. We have traveled the world and believe we found the perfect location to enjoy the city.

Casa Balducci Owners purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Casa Balducci Owners chose Santa Croce

In the heart of the city close to the most magnificent sights, with a stop, grocery store and post office across the street.

What makes this apartment unique

Experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world in this updated, elegant apartment with old world coffered ceilings. This apartment dates back to the 1500s, when it was a convent. The walls are three feet thick and even more in other areas of the apartment.

Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with King-size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Jewel in Center - next to Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce -AC, WiFi, private
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

Live like a local

  • 5 of 5

Casa Balducci was everything we needed for our week's stay in Florence. Spacious living and dining area, complete kitchen and two bedrooms each with separate bath.

Perfect location within walking distance of all the Florence sites and restaurants. Clean, reasonably priced. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was amazing better then the pictures. Perfectly located and well equipped. l

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing Lourdes was a great help. Great surprise found water champagne in the fridge. Made my 40th wedding anniversary perfect.

Thank you

Maria Fuda

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Convenient To Everything

  • 5 of 5

We were beyond thrilled when we arrived and saw this apartment. It is very spacious with high ceilings and large windows. Carlos met us right on time to give us the tour and there was even a bottle of prosecco in the frig and coffee on the counter for us. It is super convenient to all the sites which are a short walk away, and there is a grocery store around the corner, and many restaurants within a 5 min walk. There are about 18 stairs to climb up which wasn't a problem for us--but might be for some. The internet wasn't working while we were there which was somewhat frustrating but Carlos told us so on arrival. The apartment looks even better in person than in the pictures. We were very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Burbank, CA
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment, the roominess, the location, the greeting and service by Lourdes and Carlos. Absolutely wonderful. Would never stay anywhere else in Florence!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Florence retreat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious, comfortable, clean, and very well equipped. It is reasonably quiet even though it is in the center of Florence. The location is perfect. Carlos responded immediately when we had a small question. I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Plymouth, MI USA
5

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my wife and I have gone to Florence and glad we stayed at Casa Balducci. It is a very beautiful place with plenty of room. The location makes it very easy to get groceries and to walk to all the main sights in town. The bed was comfortable and bathrooms worked well. Carlos met us when we arrived and showed us around the place. I did have one of the drains in the showers that backed up but Carlos unclogged it the next day. A few days late in the evening there was some partyers that made some noise but it was not the whole night or the whole week we were there. Kitchen is well stocked with knives, pots and pans, cooking tools, even a spice rack! Everything worked well. The washer and dryer are very small so I would suggest that if you are on a longer stay you should consider using a self-serve laundry mat instead. No English speaking TV so bring your own entertainment. Lots of room in the hall closets (behind the mirrors) to hang and store your clothes.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Peretola (FLR) $25-28 euros to Centro Historico
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Multitude of Restaurants within a 1/2-mile radius
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Livorno
Car: not necessary

The area of Santa Croce is like being in Italy during the Renaissance. Everything is only a short walk from the apartment. This area is safe and an area with a great deal of night life while the apartment itself is nestled in a quiet corner of an old monastery. Everything can be reached in 5 minutes’ walk: museums, churches, markets, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and you really feel you are in the heart of ancient Florence. This is where you can really experience Florence and life with the Italians.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $75

Rental agreement will be emailed to guests with cancelation policy. Homeaway service fees are NOT part of our rates and will not be credited in the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.