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Brancacci - Charming apartment in historic Florence center - Great Value

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Brancacci apartment is located in the historic center of Florence, in the Oltrarno area, from which all galleries, museums and the main railway station can easily be reached in 5-10 minutes walk.

The district is very trendy, with nice antique shops, artisans, restaurants. The apartment, in a beautiful 17th century palace, is very cozy and young: the 3 rooms are located on 3 levels and are connected by a spiral stair case. The bedroom, in the attic, has a double bed (or 2 single beds on request), the sitting room has a large pull out sofa that can be easily transformed into a double bed, then there is the beautiful kitchen with a large table and the arched ceiling, and the bathroom with a large shower.

I welcome my guests with fresh fruit and flowers, cookies and wine. In the kitchen you will also find extra virgin olive oil, vinegars, sugar, salt, coffee, teas, spices.

I like suggesting my clients what to do and what to see in Florence and give them any help.














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Comments from Siriam G, stayed Aug 2013:

........we have nothing but fond memories of our stay there.........we found the location ideal to explore nearby attraction by foot....the house was tastefully decorated and we always took a moment to marvel its unique architecture...........Rita is by far the most gracious host I have ever met while traveling and what really struck me was her warmth and willingness to plan our stay in Florence.

From Goldim Jul 2013

...we were looking for a place we could call home, come and go from, that was within walking distance to everything. Rita the owner was wonderful

and very helpful. I recommend this apt for anyone looking for a reasonably is only ten minutes from the Termini for those who want to venture by train the other areas of interest in Italy.

From John B May 2013

The interior decor puts one in mind of the Tuscan countryside and the owner puts one in mind of the elegance of the fabled cradle of the renaissance. The location is superb for those like myself who want to be near to historic center without having to deal with the throngs of tourists....

From Elizabeth Apr 2013

...........the kitchen is where we spent most of our time, I set my laptop at the table and had great internet, we cooked several and we felt 'very Italian'. Rita was very friendly, it was like we were renting from a friend. The apartment was very clean and well equipped with blankets, pillows and all the kitchen utensils..our next trip will be based on the availability of this apartment, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Florence.

From Kathy R Oct 2012

...........the location is just excellent, in a charming historic square steps from an important church/fresco...........the price was a real bargain, particularly for the location. An excellent choice for the budged conscious traveler- Rita was very helpful and cheerful...........

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rita Biagioli
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Rita Biagioli

I have always been in contact with foreigners as I worked for many many years in the export business, in the fields of fashion and of giftware. More recently I involved myself in tourism as I like to go on having contacts with persons coming from other countries.

I was a traveler myself, I visited many African countries, Yemen, India, Maldives, Perù, plus of corse most of European countries.

I love art and I am an amateur photographer, this is my hobby.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Brancacci - Charming apartment in historic Florence center - Great Value
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

So Much History,Charm and Rita's graciousness!

  • 5 of 5

We had a Wonderful stay at Rita's place for 5 days this August. We have nothing but fond memories of our stay there. If you want to explore Florence and live its medieval splendour, look no further than the Brancacci! Given that we were travelling with a 6 month old baby, we found the location ideal to explore nearby attractions by foot. The house was tastefully decorated and we always took a moment to marvel its unique architecture! Rita is by far the most gracious host I have ever met while travelling and what really struck me was her warmth and willingness to help and plan our stay in florence. We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sri, what can I say, thank you very much for your beautiful words about me and my flat. I am very happy that I could be of help to make yours and your family stay in Florence up to your expectations. Again thanks and best regards, enjoy life, Rita
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A few days in Florence.....

  • 4 of 5

Location of the apartment is convenient.

Shower has great water pressure.

Rita( the owner) helped us find a driver to take us to Tuscany for the day - wine tasting.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fun and fabulistic way this see Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Florence with the help

Of our Hostess with theMostest Rita. She was there by emailOn this site for every recommendation we needed during our stay. ( restaurants, shoes or clothes purchases) whatever we needed She even gave us a

Recommended itenerary for seeing this fine city.

We loved the church on the hill to see a beautiful

View of the city's do listen to Gregorian chants the first eve. The wine in the apartment was a nice touch. She even helped

In getting us to the train station

We loved our stay and would come to this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was my great pleasure too to meet you and have the chance to talk a bit with you and hear how you spent your time in Italy. It's always nice to know that my guests loved their trip and the apartment. Thank you.
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Georgia, USA

Perfect location for our stay in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful apartment to stay in during our week in Florence. The location was very central to everything we wanted to see and do in the city, and we loved the local feel of having restaurants, a market and a laundromat nearby. Would definitely recommend to others who are seeking a nice alternative to a hotel.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloops, British Columbia

Great stay in Oltrarno!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here in October for 3 nights and had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the location for being close enough to walk everywhere including the major sights across the river & the church of San Miniato up the hill with great views & Gregorian chanting. Our lovely hostess Rita made several great recommendations - including a fabulous, authentic Florentine dinner out, stores, markets & the above mentioned church. She also left a delicious treat of wine & gluten free food on our arrival since she knew 2 of our family have celiac disease. There was a great wine bar nearby that my husband & I enjoyed & a gelateria near the river that we indulged in several times during our stay - great prices in the Oltrarno too! The apartment worked well for the 4 of us, it's entrance is on the ground floor and includes the living area with the sofa bed our teenage daughters shared. Then up a spiral staircase was our bedroom - very comfortable, & down the same spiral staircase is the kitchen & bathroom. Not the easiest to traverse if you have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but very doable & part of the fun & adventure of being abroad. :) The kitchen had everything you could need, including a good size table to have a meal at, which we did some of the time. All in all we would definitely return & would recommend this place & wonderful Rita to anyone - as long as you're ok with stairs. Thanks again Rita!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great Place to stay in Florence!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Property, very helpful owner. My daughter and I were very comfortable, center location to explore Florence, fantastic restaurants nearby!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Vespucci airport in Florence
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Leghorn Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Isolotto (Florence)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
S.Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Viareggio Beach
Car: not necessary

This apartment is located on the left side of the Arno river, called Oltrarno by the Florentines. It is a trendy residential area with antique shops, artisans, coffee bars, pubs, delicatessens. It is a small apartment, (40 sq meters) consising of three nice rooms (plus bathroom) in a beautiful antique building of the historic center, so it is very close to all sites of interest.

The Brancacci chapel is next to the apartment, and all most important Florentine treasures such as Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi etc etc are within five - ten minutes walk.

In summer you can also sun bath on the Arno river which is also very close to the apartment.

Besids Galleries and Museums there is a place to go, which again is near the apartment, and is the large Cascine Park, where every Tuesday morning a very big market is held and where you can find everything , from flowers, to vegetables, any type of food, giftware, clothing, accessories: it is a nice long walk with the river on one side and the big trees of the park on the other side. You would enjoy it.

Besides Piazza del Carmine where the apartment is located, you would also love spending some evenings in Piazza Santo Spirito and in Piazza Tasso, a few minutes from the apartment, where you can sit outside the nice restaurants and pubs and enjoy the beautiful squares in a nice atmosphere.

I could go on providing you other interesting insight into any must-see-places and must-do activities, but I prefer to leave up to you to discover the many interesting places in the area.

In the apartment you will also find a binder booklet that I wrote myself with my suggestions about what to do and what to see in Florence: it is really useful because in there I point out places that are less known than the very famous ones, but that in my opinion you should not miss. One of my guests told me he considered my little booklet as his "bible" while visiting Florence.

Also guide books are available in the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 16 2015 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $109

WIFI, electricity, water, air conditioning, and heating are included in the rate.

Bed and bathroom linens are included with weekly change.

Please note final cleaning is included in the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Santo Spirito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cot bed and child's high chair are available in the apartment.

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