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Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French

Charming Quiet Apartment in Centre of Florence, Terrace, A/C, WiFi - LA PERGOLA

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence - LA PERGOLA

1 bedroom, 2 living-rooms (1 with double sofa bed), 1 bathroom. Sleeps 2/4.

Elegant and comfortable apartment with terrace in the historic center of Florence. Centrally located. Two blocks from the Duomo. Easy walking distance to all major sights: Uffizi, David, Ponte Vecchio etc. And the best shopping streets! It is spacious, airy and bright. It is very quiet which is very rare for the center of Florence. It is surrounded by good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the antiques area in Santa Croce. Fast Wi-Fi Internet. Really good A/C. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (4th floor US) (no elevator) but well worth it to arrive at this perfect apartment (see the reviews!). Assistance with luggage upon arrival.

A small terrace leads directly off the main bedroom. The large second living room with wooden beamed ceiling (see photos) can be set up as a real bedroom using the green double sofa-bed and because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy for all. The apartment has been restored with immense care, using the finest Tuscan materials, with fine tiles, parquet floors and marble bathroom. It is really well furnished and decorated. The apartment is 75 sq. metres/805 square feet - about 50% more space than the usual 1-bedroom apartment in Florence! It has a really spacious feel with plenty of room to spread out: 2 living rooms, dining area and terrace. Rental rates include all utilities, A/C, Wi-Fi, linen, taxes.

The apartment is ideal for 2 or 3 persons but it can accommodate up to 4 persons using the double sofa bed. We also have a baby crib (cot).

Discounts for stays of 2 weeks or more. Special rate for long stays.

• We provide an information sheet with information about the apartment, shops/supermarket, the open-air market, restaurants, coffee-bars, pastry shops, public transport, taxis etc.

• We are available by freephone if you have any problems during your stay.

Parking: There is an enclosed 24-hour car-park garage (for payment) 3 minutes walk from the apartment.

Check-in: between 4-8 PM (16.00-20.00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best.

Check-out: by 10 AM (10.00) at the latest.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Owner

I designed this apartment myself. It was a major restructuring job. I refurbished it completely again in 2014. I enjoy meeting my guests from all over the world and making sure that they are well-looked after.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Owner chose Florence

I love the peace and quiet - even though you are in the middle of the oldest part of Florence. And the little terrace. Everything is within walking distance - no need for a car. There is a real 'neighbourhood' feeling and a great neighbourhood coffee bar - Mingo - run by two very friendly and helpful brothers. There are two great restaurants about 1 and 3 minutes walk from the apartment - Accadi and Acquacotta.

What makes this apartment unique

This area is my favorite in Florence. It is completely central - so you can walk everywhere to see the sights - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are only a few minutes away from the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques area. The Church of Santa Croce and its vibrant area is a short walk. I am happy to give you tips on restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've been meaning to write for a long time but am just now finding the time. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent you apartment in

Florence - it suited us perfectly! My family and I found it very comfortable and the location was terrific. I will be sure to

recommend it to my family and friends if they should ever take a trip to Italy. Thank you also for all your help in making our stay so

enjoyable. It was a pleasure working with you!
Jul 2010
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based on 125 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Quiet Apartment in Centre of Florence, Terrace, A/C, WiFi - LA PERGOLA
average rating of 4.96 based on 126 reviews
san diego, US

Beautiful, classy, elegant, spacious, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this wonderful apartment. It's absolutely beautiful....sort of like living in a fine home while on vacation. The furnishings are very tasteful and the bedroom is enormous. The bathroom is attractive and efficient. Though located in the city center, it is blissfully quiet day and night. The air conditioning works very well, which was important in August. There are two front rooms, live half living rooms a small kitchen and separate attached eating area. The kitchen has a washing machine, and it's fun to hang your clothes on the clothesline out the kitchen window! An apartment of this quality would cost double this price in a major city in the US. I felt so lucky to be staying here for a whole week!

It is a great location, a five minute walk from the duomo. We had no problem walking to the train station, art galleries and sights....all very easy and close enough to walk back to the apartment to rest or take a quick nap.

The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful. Very accomodating and had excellent suggestions. Book this this place before someone else does!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property and pictures are very accurate. The unit is in a great location, very safe, clean, quiet, comfortable bed, good internet, loved the balcony. The property has a washer. It does not have a dryer but the clothes rack did a great job of drying the clothes. Close proximity to David, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, great shopping and grocery stores. Great bakery in the street. Cesare and his team were SO helpful in every way. Meeting at the apartment was smooth, and they even scheduled us a car to pick us up from the apartment early the day of our departure. Special praise for the representative who met us to check us in and helped with our bags. His name was Marzio. Helpful and so sweet.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Book it

  • 5 of 5

As everyone else has said this is a great apartment - spacious and beautifully furnished with added bonus of a charming small balcony looking over the rooftops. We loved it - very convenient to all major attractions - we walked everywhere. Cesare is also a bonus with his brilliant English and helpful answers to questions. Also booking our tickets to David saved us literally hours in a queue.

The apartment is quiet being in a traffic restricted zone. We totally recommend it - great value for money too. Thank you Cesare

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! I am glad you liked the apartment and your stay in Florence. I hope you will return. Grazie!
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Mansfield U.K.

WOW !! This apartment is fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

Everything good that has been said by other reviewers is in many ways an understatement. Cesare has found a magical formula that gives all you need for the perfect holiday. We have used VRBO before but this time we hit the jackpot.Everything from start to finish was superb, even the sixty steps you climb to reach the apartment are worth the effort. If you want a wonderful holiday in a beautiful city book this apartment.

Arthur & Susan.

Mansfield U.K.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Perfect for a wonderful holiday in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in a superb location. It is clean and comfortable and ideal for a stay in Tuscany. Centrally located close to the Duomo and all attractions but nevertheless quiet. The air conditioning was a great boon as this was the hottest July in Florence for 150 years. The owner, Cesare, couldn’t have been more helpful – whether providing information about sightseeing and local travel or answering any queries we might have had. His English is excellent. He provided a comprehensive information sheet in advance and there are other copies in the apartment. He reserved us tickets in advance for the Uffizi and Accademia, which saved a lot of queuing time. A 20 minute walk gets you to the station – we took trains to Pisa, Lucca and Sienna – and the coach station (San Gimignano is well worth a visit). Cesare’s guide to local restaurants was fantastic – genuine Tuscan fayre at reasonable prices in places you might well not notice or walk past if you didn’t know. The apartment is on the 3rd floor, 59 steps up but no elevator, so bear that in mind if you have health issues. Otherwise you won’t find a better place to stay in Florence. Convenient, superb accommodation with an equally superb and helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly, Flexible, and Communicative Owner :)

  • 5 of 5

I was planning to travel to Florence, but had to change my plans at the last minute. Cesare was extremely nice and accommodating about my changes and kept up excellent, clear, and quick communication about the property. He answered all my questions, and his policy towards guests and their reservations was polite, kind, and very generous. Although I never got to stay in the flat, the customer service alone makes me recommend it! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your unexpected review! I was very happy that you chose my appartment and naturally when your plans changed there was no question of a penalty. I hope your trip to Italy went well. There will be a big welcome for you here on your next visit!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze Sud - A1 motorway
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Contact us for details.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce, Florence Historic Centre

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MID-YEAR 2016-2017
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C, central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, towels, Baby crib/cot,taxes.

DISCOUNT: for stays of 4 nights or more, we offer discounts - please contact us before booking

Monthly rates are for 30 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom entirely tiled in marble.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Crib/cot - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large Double Sofa bed
  • Bedroom 1, the Master Bedroom, is very large, light and airy. Very large built-in wardrobes. Very well furnished. Parquet floor. Air-conditioned. Bedroom connects directly with small terracotta-tiled flowered terrace. Bedroom 2: 1 Large Double Sofa Bed in second living room/large entrance hall. Because of the way the apartment is laid out, there is privacy for all. Crib/cot: please contact us to ensure it meets your requirements. The apartment is ideal for 2 or 3 persons but it can accommodate 4 persons in comfort using the double sofa bed.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 LCD TVs, American coffee machine, Security door and intercom. Floor area: 75 square meters/805 square feet. Parquet floors in living room, bedroom, entrance hall/second living room. Tiles in dining area and kitchen. The large entrance hall with beamed ceiling is set up as a second living room in addition to the main living room. This gives a very spacious feel to the apartment. The second living room contains the double sofa-bed: because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy for all. The apartment is ideal for 2/3 persons but it can accommodate up to 4 persons in comfort using the double sofa bed. Charming small flowered terrace leading off the bedroom. The apartment is on the third floor (in US terms fourth floor) of a very old house. There is no elevator. This is the only drawback of a flat that most guests consider otherwise perfect. Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access - included in the price. Really good Air-conditioning throughout - included in the price.

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