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City Center Jewel, A/C, WiFi, 1 level, Next to Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, all sights

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Elegance, 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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Casa Balducci Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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 Florence

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.


Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with King-size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

City Center Jewel, A/C, WiFi, 1 level, Next to Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, all sights
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful apartment in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our stay at Casa Balducci. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is convenient to all of the sites in Firenze. It has a full kitchen, large dining and living rooms, and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Communication with our host beforehand was excellent and we were greeted at the apartment upon our arrival. This was hands down the best place that we have stayed during our time in Italy and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, Clean, Well Appointed Apartment in the center of all the attractions.

  • 5 of 5
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Casa Balducci was everything described and then some. Very classy well appointed apartment in the center of Florence close to all the major attractions. We arrived in Florence after a long 18 hour flight from Pittsburgh and were met by Carlos at the apartment, he helped get our luggage up to the beautiful second floor apartment. Carlos showed us around the apartment and to our surprise he had stocked the kitchen with some basic Florence requirements, a bottle of Proseco Wine, a bottle of Champagne, milk, bottled water. Carlos was very helpful during our stay, our internet went out and he came to the apartment and got it fixed for us. He also arranged for our transportation upon check-out. The apartment has 4G Wi-Fi, this is very convenient, you can take it with you and have Wi-Fi everywhere you visit. There are loads of great restaurants, and pastry shops within seconds of your front door. One of our favorite finds was The Giastro, less than a 5 minute walk from Casa Balducci, very nice Florence restaurant that seems to be a frequent stopping point for many famous people that visit Florence. I could go on & on but I will stop here. Again if you're thinking about a trip to Florence, this is a great place to stay, very comfortable, roomy, well appointed apartment. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Lisa
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Casa Balducci feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean, and everything was ready for us to enjoy (furniture, kitchen, dinning room). Both rooms were nicely prepared for us, beds were very comfortable, and bathrooms were perfectly clean and functional. Air conditioning and fans are in perfect state. In general the house is very elegant, cozy, designed in a way that makes you feel home. It is very close to Florence´s most important attractions and there are also many restaurants and grocery stores near by. I loved my days in Florence, and if I ever come back I would definitely choose Casa Balducci again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Review for Casa Balducci

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable apartment with all the amenities. The location is very favourable, in the historical center.

Appropriate costumer service/guidance upon arrival.

Very well maintained and clean.

It has cozy furniture, functional kitchen.

Elegant decoration, good taste.

The place feels homey.

I widely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Balducci- wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful and very comfortable. We spent almost two weeks there and it was the highlight of our Italy tour. It is in a great neighborhood with a grocery store and open air markets a few minutes walk away. The owner is very accommodating and responsive to any questions. We very much hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florence -- what a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
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My family of 4 stayed in this perfect location. Literally a 15 minute walk to the train station, 10 minute walk to Duomo and yet somehow feels like a world away from the crowds of Florence.

The home is wonderful. While the exterior of the building is older, the interior of the apartment is updated and redone with exquisite taste and all the amenities one would need. The "elbow room" is wonderful with such a spacious place...and it was quiet!

Carlos was wonderful greeting us and getting us in to the place....and making sure we had everything we needed up and running. A great help.

The owner, Lisa, was very responsive to all communications and very easy to deal with.

Florence is a special city in its own right! Case Balducci made it something we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season (4 people)
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 16 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season
May 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 15 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season
May 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018 (4 people)
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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.
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