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Luca Lari

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian

Charming flat in the heart of Florence

18 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

Florence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Three rooms, one bedroom, one bathroom, one terrace, sleeps 2

In a two flats little building attached to the Bardini Museum, a very charming apartment of 54 square feets on two levels. At the first level one lounge with two windows on the street, one double room bed with a window on the street. Upstairs the dining room with the terrace, the kitchen and the bathroom. To be connected there's the new and fastest internet in Italy: 30 Mbps wi-fi. The apartment is located in a neighborhood that includes two markets, a bakery, several trattoria and a gelateria.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luca Lari (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian

About Luca Lari

We're a family of four: dad, mum, two kids... five with our Golden Retriever Cora! We live next door to the flat, happy to help our guests make special their vacation in Florence.

Luca Lari purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Luca Lari chose Florence

The house is in the center but few steps out of the crowd, in the San Niccolò area. On foot you can reach every place of interest: Palazzo Vecchio in 5 minutes, Uffizi gallery in 8 minutes, the Dome in 15 minutes. In the balcony you'll have lovely meals.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is our first house, where we lived together and where our first child was born. While we where having the second son, we renovated the flat beside and moved into it, because it's bigger. The flat is now as it was where we lived there, full equipped and with our idea of home. We hope you appreciate this!

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Charming flat in the heart of Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Clean, charming, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 nights at this very comfortable and totally charming apartment. It’s bigger than appears in the photos and having two floors makes it seem quite spacious. It’s well furnished with all necessities, very clean, with modern bathroom. The landlord, Luca, lives next door with his young family. He is friendly, helpful, and easily reachable. The location is perfect: one block from the Arno, about three blocks to an excellent small supermarket, ten minutes’ walk across the Ponte Vecchio to the Uffizzi. It is also just a five minutes’ walk from the trendy Oltrarno restaurant scene of San Niccolo. We ate twice at the family-run tratorria/pizzeria directly across the street and were amazed at its varied menu and reasonable prices. We wished we had made our reservation to stay even longer than 9 nights and dream of a return visit some day. Thanks, Luca!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Florence was the last stop on our 16-day vacation in Italy. We stayed in this apartment for 5 nights and absolutely loved it! The neighborhood was very quiet at night, even though the restaurants across and down the street didn't close until late. Which also offered us the option of staying out late and being close :) We were also able to walk everywhere (25 minute leisurely walk for us from the apartment to the train station - which we would consider to be the "farthest point"). We were so glad to have the washing machine (which is pretty quiet, by the way) for fresh clothes, and all of the kitchen needs for meals. Luca also left us with a nice bottle of wine and items to make dinner. The wifi was a little spotty on the last couple of days, but we were so busy we didn't really care. If you stay here the Piazzale Michelangiolo is very close (10 minute walk) and in our opinion a MUST-SEE. Spectacular views!! Definitely recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This flat is a comfortable retreat in the center of Florence, just steps from the Arno and a stunning view of the legendary Ponte Vecchio. From the moment that Luca (the owner) greeted us, we felt quite at home. The accommodation is well-equipped and clean.

The Santo Spirito - Palazzo Pitti

area is in the very heart of Florence, where this charming two floor apartment sleeps two people very comfortably.

Attached to the Bardini Museum (a must see), this 54-square foot bi-level unit offers a first level lounge with flat screen tv and the fastest internet in Italy: 30 Mbps wi-fi.

Also, on the lower level - a period bedroom boasts a king bed with desk, side tables, and plenty of room for suitcases.

Upstairs, the dining room with a fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor terrace supply a Tuscan feel. We appreciated the washing machine, plentiful linens, and welcomed the great AC - as Florence was quite hot in July (during our visit).

A cozy bathroom with shower is located on the upper level as well.

The flat is a typical Tuscan city-style abode, decorated accordingly to reflect an atmosphere of history and charm.

It's located in a perfect neighborhood that includes two markets, a bakery, several trattoria, and a great Gelateria, there is no need for a car or bus as all that is Florence can be found easily on foot.

Due to its extraordinary location, this unit simply is ideal for a pleasant and relaxing stay; one literally immersed in the fascinating beauty and vitality of quaint, old town, Florence. With its immediately recognizable architecture, palazzos, galleries, and cafes, Florence offers a peerless cultural, artistic, and history-based center in an magnificently beautiful ancient city.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, Ca
5

Welcoming flat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The flat is located not too far from main attractions (10 minute walk across the Arno River) but far enough from the crowd. We walked everywhere and only took a taxi to and from the train station. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals at home. Laundry washer is in unit and works well but a little loud. Wifi worked wonderfully. We didn't get to enjoy the balcony due to rainy weather, but would be great for warm weather. Our host was very welcoming and helpful. They provided restaurant recommendations and shared a few travel guides. We loved Florence and hope to return. When we do we hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to call home

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. A 5 minute walk to Uffizi and other sights not further than 15 min, yet in a very nice quiet area, 1/2 block to the Arno river, one bridge from Ponte Vecchio. Very good pizza right across the street, and they even stocked the flat with some Pasta, Sauce & Wine. Luca and his wife- who live just accross the hall, are very accommodating and helpful (even lined me up with an excellent Chiropractor when my back needed mending). The Flat is spacious for two, and extremely well equipped, a nice terrace, good large bed, really cute and functional kitchen you will be very happy there !!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
5

Lovely flat in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This flat is in a neighborhood with good food, gelato, coffee. Easy walk to the P Michalangelo for evening sunset and spectacular view of the city. Also close enough to walk to all of the sights on both sides of the Arno. Friendly and helpful hosts. It's the perfect home base from which to explore Firenze.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence City Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
High Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Miles
SMN Florence Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
I Tarocchi
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July
Jun 27 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$77
$483
 
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
$439
$1,426
 
 
September - October
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$548
$1,974
 
 
November - December
Nov 3 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$439
$1,316
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$439
$1,316
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11

The City Tax is € 2,50 daily each guest to be paid cash. For staying longer than a week the City Tax is for 7 nights max.

A deposit of 100 euros is required at the reservation, then the balance upon arrival.

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Amenities

Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 54 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • A double bed and a big closet. Linen and towels provided and a choice of blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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