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Historical apartment in the city center, charming and relaxing

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cozy apartment placed in an historical building in the city center

Bella Wellness is located in a strategic position in a quiet street in the historical center of Florence, close to the city's most 'important: the Medici Chapels, the gallery of the Academy with the famous David by Michelangelo, the Duomo, the Uffizi, etc.

Near the house there are a number of restaurants and cafes offering the best that can offer the local cuisine.

For shoppers the most famous streets where to find concentrated all the shops by the big names are about 10 minutes walk.

Easily accessible on foot with a short walk is also the Fortezza da Basso and the Congress Palace, as well as' the train station Santa Maria Novella.

The apartment consists of a large room with a double bed, a single bed, a kitchenette and bathroom, plus another room where is staged a small spa with a large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub for two and a comfortable sofa bed, which can be used as a fourth bed.

The house is equipped with all modern comforts: stove with two burners, microwave oven, fridge, washing machine, TV, Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning, dehumidifier and hair dryer. Also linen, towels, set of dishes and glasses are supplied.

The house is very special, because of its historical heritage; the furnishings and the details are studied to provide a sense of immersion in the Reinassance period.

The master bedroom is very spacious, has two beautiful double glazed windows to ensure peace and tranquility. The floors are original from the eighteenth century, as well as the coffered ceiling in wood with gold ornamentation.

The warm colors of the furniture, gold and purple, the handmade lamps of parchment paper, the the pencil sketches on the walls, gilded mirrors evoke traces of the past of this house, which in the '700 was a small private theater.

During the restoration work, in the outer wall of the room, between the two windows, a small stone fountain of the sixteenth century was found, nowadays perfectly visible. Other stone details have been found and are all visible on the walls. All this helps to create a truly unique charm that anticipates immediately to the newly arrived tourist the atmosphere of a city like Florence.

Down a few steps you will find yourself in what may be the most ancient part of the entire building. Here the floor is original terracotta, the ceiling is vaulted, there are large brick arches and solid columns. All original and restored. The peaceful silence, the twilight lit by a warm light, a hint of the ancient mystery in the air take us back through the centuries: a real plunge into the Renaissance.

Here in this charming atmosphere is staged the small spa with large Iacuzzi whirlpool tub and some gym equipment to keep fit. A touch of sophistication that few houses have. At the end of the day, there's nothing better than a nice and relaxing bath in Bella Wellness!

More Details

Maria Pia
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Maria Pia

My name is Maria Pia, I am born in Florence and lived here all my life. I am a passionate lover of this city and its artistic history.

Maria Pia purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Maria Pia chose Florence

I recently bought this apartment, fascinated by its history and its original details, like the ceiling and the stone fountain. As this house is a living testament of the history of Florence, I decided not to keep it for myself but to lend it to others who are curious and interested in Florence and in its monuments of the Reinassance period.

What makes this apartment unique


In Florence it is required to pay the city tax of 2.50 € per person per night, payable in cash on arrival.

You are invited to copy the password of our WiFi and save it in your notes in order to avoid having to enter it manually.





Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Historical apartment in the city center, charming and relaxing
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Great sanctuary in the heart of a bustling city

  • 5 of 5

The host welcomed us with open arms, and even bought us a bottle of wine. The apartment is in a really great location. It was a really great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Convenient Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The greeting we received upon our arrival was warm and friendly. The location of the apartment is right in the middle of all the city has to offer and was very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul

Lovely, cozy apartment

  • 5 of 5

To save writing, my wife and I agree with all of the positive comments in the previous reviews. The apartment is lovely and we couldn't have been happier with the location, ambiance, (and the air conditioning, since we there on possibly the hottest week of the year). Salvatore met us promptly and gave us a nice tour of the apartment. We would highly reccomend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Some amazing features and some okay features

  • 4 of 5

The suite is quite cute and comfortable. The manager, Salvatore, is wonderful and accommodating. It is also very quiet and conveniently located, near the main church and a lively square with good restaurants. The bed we found to not be terribly comfortable, but that is subjective. Also, a bureau or armoire to store clothes would be a welcome addition. Overall, for the price, a great value.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always glad to hear suggestions from my guests, because I think that's the best way to help us to improve. By the way, I've already changed bed and mattress, which are more comfortable. I've also ordered a dresser which is coming soon. Thanks again for your suggestions and comments! Hope to see you again at my apt.
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Luxurious Renaissance Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days in this beautiful apartment in April. It is truly wonderful. It is in an updated renaissance building done with luxury and style. It has a king size bed, a day bed and 2 pull out couches, one luxurious bathroom and a large living room on the lower level which has a jacuzzi. It was such a gift to soak at night after long days of walking and see the amazing museums and sites of Florence. It is just around the corner from bakeries, cafes, groceries, and restaurants. It is also within a few blocks of the Duomo and Academia and other major sites in Florence. Maria Pia was great to communicate with and Salvatore met us and gave us everything we needed to settle in and find our way around. We couldn't recommend this apartment more highly. Thanks Maria Pia and Salvatore.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was the perfect home base for our family of 4 during our week-long stay in Florence. We had everything we needed, and felt right at home. The small kitchen worked well for breakfasts and dinner in the apartment. We had access to a terrific grocery store located just a few blocks away, but the Mercato Centrale is close as well. The apartment is on a quiet side street, within easy walking distance of everything. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and registration, check-in and check-out were simple. The customer service provided was excellent. We highly recommend staying at this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Piazza San Lorenzo e via Guelfa
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is strategically placed in the centre of the medieval city of Florence, in a quiet street very close to the most famous monuments and museums. The Galleria dell'Accademia, where Michelangelo's David statue and other masterpieces are conserved, is within 5 minutes on foot. At a similar walking distance you will find Signoria square, the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and the dome, locally called Il Duomo.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £174
Pulizie finali £26

Check-in from 12:00
Check-out 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fortezza da Basso in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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