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Elegant loft in the nineteenth-century palace in the historic center of Florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious and elegant loft a few steps from 'Arno in Florence

The apartment is located on the raised ground floor of a prestigious nineteenth-century building built during the period of the capital Florence and consists of an entrance hall, a large living area, a separate kitchenette, a bathroom with shower, a small laundry room and a large mezzanine the sleeping area with height of over 200 cm. The apartment is about 60 square meters in addition to the loft, elegantly furnished and well equipped, with high ceilings over 5 meters and Florentine terracotta floor. It can comfortably hold two people in the comfortable double bed in the raised floor can accommodate two more people in the comfortable sofa bed width of 170 cm in the living room. The kitchen although small is fully equipped with 4 gas burners, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. Wi-Fi, TV, washing machine, iron and ironing board, independent heating. On request parking nearby cost 10 euro per day (ask availability at time of booking)

The apartment is located within the historic center of Florence (Heritage), in Corso Italy, the road parallel to the Lungarno Vespucci, in a quiet residential area, near the Teatro Comunale and the Cascine Park (park where among other things on Tuesday begins with a nice market with articles of all kinds, from clothing to bedding, to food) and about ten minutes from the Fortezza da Basso and the Palazzo dei Congressi, where there are the most important exhibitions. In the Cascine Park there are sports facilities with tennis, summer pool, racecourse roller blade rentals. Being also prohibited the transit cars in the park, it is the ideal place for quiet walks, jogging and cycling Giratina. With a ride of about 14 km. along a bike path along the river bank, you can reach the Renai Park, where in summer there are fun water activities of various kinds.

Crossing the Arno Ponti you can in a few minutes to reach the so-called "Oltrarno", the Holy Spirit and S. Frediano, home to artisans of all kinds, restorers, mosaic workshops and woodcarving, goldsmiths ... and Via Maggio where there are the shops of the most famous Florentine antique dealers.

From here a short and pleasant walk you can reach all the major attractions of Florence. To give you an idea of ​​the location of the apartment we tell that to reach the Ponte Vecchio just a 15-minute walk, while in 20 minutes you can reach the Duomo, Palazzo della Signoria and S. Spirit

Nearby there are all the services: supermarket, pharmacy, shops in the nearby Via Borgognissanti, bus and tram with direct connection to the Santa Maria Novella station (still reachable on foot with a walk of 15 minutes), bar , Florentine trattorias and restaurants of every ethnicity, cinemas, gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools.

Florence and its surroundings often host exhibitions food festivals celebrations and other events, we are available for any information or suggestions to make more pleasant your stay in Florence.

Since the adjacent to our apartment, on request, we are willing to cook for you typical Tuscan and Italian cuisine with prices to be agreed depending on the menu.

Upon arrival, payment of 3 euros per day (for a maximum of 7 nights) is required for the tourist tax. Children under the age of 12 are not charged.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porta al Prato in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom is located in a large loft with a height of 2.80 meters.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
If required I can cook for you the dishes of our tradition. The price varies depending on the menu required. If you want to go on trips around Florence I can take care of reservations for you. If you want we can also take care of your transportation dall'aereoporo apartment (the price varies depending on time of arrival) ask for a quote if you are interested. I am at your disposal for any necessità..per make your stay in Florence pleasant. Special discount for our guests in a lovely spa in a historic building in the center of Florence. Parking in the vicinity of the apartment (10 € extra per day)


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Elegant loft in the nineteenth-century palace in the historic center of Florence
average rating of 4.862069 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful, like a dream..... exactly like in pictures. It was exciting to stay in a historic building and a beautiful apartment. It's close to Arno river. We loved beautiful walks by the river. The attractions are all walk able and easy reach. The train station is an easy 15 min walk. Alessandra is very responsive and helpful. She met us at the apartment, left refreshments, gave us tips and a map of Florence. Loved our stay in beautiful Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So authentic

  • 5 of 5

Loft was in best area,alex went beyond words,in welcoming us,accommodations, early check in, amenities

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Velvet and her friends was an amazing guest, very polite, clean and respectful. Thank you so much!
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Life like an Italian

  • 5 of 5

This flat feels like a nice friend has allowed you to stay in their apartment whilst they are away.

The apartment has large comfy sofas, a generous dining table and is filled with books, magazines and pictures.

The kitchen is really well equipped and excellent for cooking a meal with the wonderful local produce.

The bathroom is tiny but the layout is good and it has an excellent shower.

Allessandro was a charming hostess and left a nice Chianti and delicious pastries as a welcome.

If an impersonal hotel is your idea of hell, I would certainly recommend this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marianne thank you! You are so kind and I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay in Florence. All the best
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Hood River, Oregon

location, Location location

  • 4 of 5

I arrived in Florence as a female solo traveler with out ever having traveled in Italy before. I had heavy luggage( highly don’t recommend) and I decided to take a cab. Easy, quick and just under 10 euros to the apartment, as Alessandra had said. I walked every day to and from and it was a relief at the end of a very busy people stimulating day to come home to alittle Calm. The local corner cafe was perfect for morning espresso and a pastry to stand, sit in or sit outside. The surrounding building architecture was beautiful and the apartment spacious for living space. A couple blocks to the Arno river for Florence life. A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vanessa thank you so much for your review !
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Charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is terrific - an easy walk to the central area of Florence, only a block from the river for lovely walks, a wonderful cafe just at the corner - owners met us as arranged, had treats in apartment to welcome us, all possible questions anticipated. Our only regret about renting it was that we only had 4 nights, would've been happier for far longer.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! I wish you all the best
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London, United Kingdom

Lovely, comfortable, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a find! A beautiful spacious apartment a short walk along the Arno from the busy centre of Florence and an easy 10-15 walk from the station.

Alessandra was great to communicate with and met us at the apartment. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and special carnival cakes as it was Mardi Gras weekend! Check in and check out were easy and Alessandra gave us recommendations on places to eat and visit.

The apartment is comfortable and clean, and has everything you could need. We were certainly grateful for the comfy sofas to relax on after the many miles of wandering around the town! The mezzanine level bedroom and high ceiling make it feels very open and spacious although still has a cosy feel. I would just say take care not to slip on the stairs. The access to the apartment is through a secure key controlled electric door and gate, so it feels very safe. And once you are inside the building it is like a palace, with a gorgeous sweeping staircase to the upstairs apartments. It is in a peaceful location but just a short stroll along the Arno to the centre. We loved our strolls along the river every day! There is a cafe literally 20 paces from the apartment which is perfect for breakfast. Everywhere is within easy walking distance and there is a handy supermarket about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. We would definitely stay here again and can't wait to come back to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback!
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, the historic center of Florence, enclosed by a circle of avenues traced on the old medieval walls, collects the most important cultural heritage of Florence.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porta al Prato, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Mar 2019 - 1 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pulizie finali £44.16
Stay tax £2.65 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Extra charges:
Final cleaning: euro 40

Tourist tax € 2,50 per day each person for maximum 7 days (excluded children under 12 years old).
Utilities are included only for the first week.
Extra charge of € 35,00 for arrivals:
a. after 20.00 hours;
b. all day Sunday and International holidays (such as 25th December...).
No arrival later than 23.00 hours

Cancellation policy:
From reservation to 30 days before check-in: no penalty
From 29 days before check-in: 30%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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