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

Bedrooms 1
Space 805 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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. The apartment is spacious, airy and bright. It is very quiet. 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. It has a really spacious feel with plenty of room to spread out: 2 living rooms, dining area and terrace. The apartment is 75 sq. metres/805 square feet - about 50% more space than the usual 1-bedroom apartment in Florence! 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) for children aged 0-24 months.

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 but we cannot guarantee it. If you want to arrive after 20:00, please ask us before booking if late arrival is available for your dates. There is a late-arrival fee.

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(132 traveller reviews)

Quiet Charming Apartment in Centre of Florence, Terrace, A/C, WiFi - LA PERGOLA
average rating of 4.9469695 based on 133 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 Taken Care Of!

  • 5 of 5

My two and a half weeks staying in this apartment was a flawless, enjoyable experience from start to finish. The apartment is spacious, warm and cozy in this cold month of December. The location was perfect as I could walk everywhere and yet it was totally quiet which is hard to find in Florence.

The owner provided special attention in every way, including "how to navigate the trains, buses, etc. I truly appreciated it as I was traveling alone and not familiar with the systems in Italy.

I'm looking forward to going back again in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is well appointed and served all my needs in a well thought out way.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is ideally situated close to the duomo and all major sites. Cesare is extremely helpful with information on restaurants, tickets, shopping. But not only does he provide information, he takes the extra step to get you what you need. He makes things a lot easier. The apartment provides everything you will need for a very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Wonderful apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from a vacation in Florence with my sister. We chose Cesare's apartment after reading the reviews and were extremely happy with our choice. The apartment was very clean and suitable for our needs. All items are very well placed and there was everything we needed. The location is great- very close to the Duomo but in a very quiet street and this combimation worked out perfectly for us. Cesare, the apartment owner, treats his clients as VIP guests. He is very responsive and welcoming and we found this quite unique and very pleasant. The apartment can suit a single, couple or a family. The only issue one should take into consideration is that the apartment is on the third floor and the steps are steep so might not suit people with knee problems...We enjoyed our stay and will definately recommend this apartment to our friends or family that will be travelling to Florence. Yael and Noa, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at Cesare's apartment this summer during the month of July. It was exactly as pictured and we were very pleased with our welcome and location of this particular rental. We were comfortable using the bedroom and in a separate room there was a pull out couch. The air conditioning worked very well, and was so needed since Italy was extremely hot during our stay this July. Totally recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, spacious, comfortable and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Florence and we finally found the ideal apartment for our stay there. Not only were the accommodations perfect, but the location was right in the heart of the City, within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to visit. This apartment has all the comforts of home. Cesare and his greeter Marzio were both very helpful and responsive with recommendations and saw to all our needs. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates include Wi-Fi, linen, towels, Baby crib/cot, up to 4 persons. Heat and A/C: included in the price - please use sensibly.

DISCOUNT for stays of 5/6 nights - contact us before booking.

Final cleaning Euros 50 upon arrival

Florence City tax: 2.50 Euros per person per night for a max of 7 nights (children under 12 are exempt). This is payable on arrival and is not included in the rent as it is the guest's liability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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