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Quiet Charming Apartment in Central Florence,Terrace, AC, Free Wifi - LA PERGOLA

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


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 double sofa bed, 2 living-rooms, 1 bathroom. Washer.

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. Free Wifi. 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, free Wifi, 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, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

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 Santa Croce

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 Santa Croce in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Quiet Charming Apartment in Central Florence,Terrace, AC, Free Wifi - LA PERGOLA
average rating of 4.942029 based on 139 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: 08-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Molto molto bene!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was just perfect for us and our stay. Ideal location, thoughtful and supportive owner, plenty of room, cozy and accommodating, very reasonable price, a launchpad for all things Florence! We'll never forget our visit. These lodgings are SOLID, folks. We'd go back to Borgo Pinto with great pleasure, in a heartbeat - why look anywhere else? We had that instantaneous feeling all VRBO users crave: a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good location, helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very pleasant and well situated. The only drawback was that it was up six flights of stairs, but help was provided getting suitcases up and down. the owner could not have been more helpful, providing information geared to what you wanted to do and offering assistance to make arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5-star review! Just to clarify, there are 3 floors, and 3 flights of stairs divided in two! We were delighted to help you make arrangements during your stay. Thank you!
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Boston Massachusetts USA

Great location. Well-equipped kitchen. Cesare was very helpful with any questions.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I arrived to meet Maurizo at the centrally located apartment who took our bags up the 58 steps. We loved the layout of the apartment as it afforded us a bit of privacy.

The kitchen was well-equipped and although small, very efficient. There were many guidebooks in the apartment that I am sure other travelers left behind as well as what Cesare had included.

Whenever there were any questions about anything, Cesare immediately responded. He gave great recommendations for local restaurants and sights.

There is a telephone in the apartment which is used for local calls but also to speak with Cesare.

I would rent this apartment again and I would recommend it to others traveling in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia

Charming Florentine comfort. A truly authentic haven in midst of tourist bustle

  • 4 of 5

Cesare's beautiful apartment is truly a wonderful experience. To start we had the owner's assistant meet us in the street and carry our bags up the 3 flights of stairs without puffing then he showed us around . Two beautifully furnished lounge rooms set the scene with artworks of the period enhancing all walls was a delight especially to an Art History teacher. The drapes and furnishings are so in keeping with the style and taste of the owner.In contrast the bathroom is very modern and light with white marble. Plenty of room for my 6'3" tall husband. The kitchen dining area has everything you could need for 2 and enough tableware/glasses for a small army. Everything is very generous including our host who can be contacted any time for advice on tours , taxis, shops etc. A little balcony is off the bedroom overlooking the courtyard.

This apartment with its air conditioning is so peaceful it is sublime to come 'home' after the day's crowds walking seeing as much as one can.

Our Assistant was on hand for departure to carry our luggage back down the 3 flights of 79 stairs and call us a taxi. This living experience was a major highlight of our month in Italy from Australia. Thank you Cesare and Home away.

I can recommend this lovely experience of living in a truly Florentine apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. There are 59 steps to the apartment, and most guests feel the effort is worth it! We do not recommend the apartment for those with mobility problems (we have another apartment in the same street with elevator)..
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Vancouver, WA

Centrally located with great use of space

  • 5 of 5

Three of us shared this one bedroom, one bath apartment in the central Florence neighborhood of Santa Croce, and it's a tribute to its cunning use of space that we managed to have some privacy and share the space so successfully. There are two living areas, one of which converts into a second bedroom, and the kitchen is actually divided into a dining area and cooking area. There are two desktops, so with the excellent wi-fi you can foolishly keep up with your work emails in this beautiful city. Cesare is the consummate host, so much that this was our second time to stay in an apartment of his. I would not hesitate to book with him again as I can't imagine a more hospitable, generous, or helpful host. He really has set the bar high for VRBO hosts! Loved it, loved Florence even though it was packed with tourists for men's fashion week and the Radiohead concert we attended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • 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 Santa Croce, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Jan 2018 - 13 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £26.59

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

FLORENCE CITY TAX: 3 Euro per person per night up to a maximum of 7 nights (after that, no tax) so maxium per person is 21 Euro. Children under 12 are exempt. It is payable in cash on arrival. We don't like it but there is nothing we can do about it! It is not included in the rental rates as it is the guest's responsibility. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE RENT AND IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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