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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Apartment 800 years old with all mod-cons: WiFi Aircon Dishwasher

Location. Location. Location. CONVIVIO APARTMENT is your our home in Florence, surrounded by the most famous art treasures of the world, right at the door. Live in a 12th century building, in the historic heart of the city. The apartment is charmingly furnished, with every modern convenience: WiFi,reverse cycle air-conditioning, cook's kitchen with dishwasher & double sink.

Free local phone, maps, TV, books, music & DVDs. It is 2 minutes from the Uffizzi Gallery, the famous Duomo, the Pitti Palace, the famous Straw Market, the Gold Market on the Ponte Vecchio. The little street gives onto Piazza della Signoria, but is closed to traffic & therefore is calm & quiet.

You are surrounded by every service -- cafes, bars, restaurants, cinema, food shops and more. We also have someone to meet you on arrival and explain all about the apartment -- keys, heating etc. and to be available for any other queries you may have.

Live like a Florentine: Amenities: 18 ft paneled and vaulted ceilings. Large sitting-room with sofabed with innerspring mattress, a large three-seater sofa & two arm-chairs. Huge master bedroom with comfortable King bed which can be made up as two singles, 2nd bedroom/study with comfortable sofabed, dining room seats 6, furnished with an elegant blend of modern and traditional, and with beautiful crockery, glassware etc. kitchen with marble bench tops, dishwasher, double sink etc. White tiled bathroom with new fixtures and washing-machine. Serviced before and after each guest or weekly for longer stays.

Tariff is all-inclusive, with no seasonal variations and no extras of any kind. Rates can be as low as Euro 100 per night, depending on the length of stay.


Personal service:

More Details

Janine Dickinson
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Janine Dickinson

Jan Dickinson: I live in Sydney Australia. I have lived between Australia & Italy for twenty five years & I am delighted to share my knowledge of Italy in helping you with trip-planning & all aspects of your holidays, to make your trip special. This is part of our service at no extra charge.

Janine Dickinson purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Janine Dickinson chose San Giovanni

My dear friend Josie & I bought this apartment in 2000 because we fell in love with Florence over many years & finally realised our dream to live a Florentine life. Over this time we have been thrilled to share the feeling of being a Florentine with our guests, who come back time & again. Some of our guests come every year & many truly feel it is theirs too.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the things I love most about the apartment are: the sense of belonging - when the tourists go home at night the city is yours. I love being able to put my head out the bedroom window, look to the right & see Cosimo de Medici on his great charger, in Piazza della Signoria. I love Daniela's glorious fruit shop right at our door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan,

We are back home after spending two wonderful weeks in your apartment. We had a great time in Florence. Thank you for all the useful information you provided to make our holiday so memorable.

We did so much in those two weeks. We went to the markets at Scandicci and met an Irish girl who owned the bottle shop. Had an interesting cooking class with Francesca that started at 9 am at the markets and finished at 5 pm.....very full and satisfied with the delicious meal we cooked and shared with her. Lots of eating in wonderful restaurants and our daily coffee and breakfast/lunch at ChiaroScuro in the Corso.

All in all a wonderful trip.

Thank you for providing our accommodation it was just what we wanted.

Hope to stay there again if ever we return to Florence.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Quality towels & soaps etc supplied
  • Washing-machine & all products Hair-dryer Towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a King bed which can also be made up as two singles. The sitting room has a 3 seater sofa + two armchairs as well as a double sofabed with innerspring mattress. The study has a comfortable double sofabed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The is a telephone for local calls.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 63 reviews

Medieval Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 6 night stay in this apartment. The apartment is large ( especially for just 2 people) and very well equipped. It was great that there were many pantry items in the kitchen, including numerous kinds of tea. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay. The location is absolutely perfect with many tourist sights very close by and restaurants, shops, grocery stores and gelato nearby. Jan provided lots of tips on places to visit and I only wish that we had more time to visit the less touristy places. It was nice to have a local person (Paolo) greet us on our arrival and explain where things were and how they worked. Rosemary checked in with us a couple times and that was helpful. While the apartment has good windows and shutters, I did still hear some noise from the bar that is across the street. I am a light sleeper but my boyfriend, who takes Tylenol pm, never heard any noise. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at the apartment in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review, Kathy. I appreciate it. It was lovely to have you stay and I hope you might be back again one day. All the best Jan
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Love this Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this lovely apartment three times so far and each time has been wonderful. Janine the owner is great to work with and always very helpful answering any questions. The apartment is easy to get to, always spotless and oh so charming. It has everything you need for a great stay. The location is the best in Florence, a short walk to absolutely everything. There is a vegetable stand across the street and a food market just up the road. I just love this apartment and will stay here every time. Highly highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to have you, every time. Thanks so much for the great review. You are always a great guest & I look forward to the next visit. All the best Jan
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Great flat. Central location perfect check in and welcome comfortable space all amenities on hand

  • 4 of 5

Easter weekend in Florence

Great value for money

Location perfect!

Flat is fantastic

A few points

1. It is in middle of very busy city

Not quiet neighborhood

I know Florence is a wine city

But beer pub in front of flat is top notch if you like great craft beer

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. I'm glad you had a lovely time. Lots of our guests love the artisan beers too. Hope to see you back in Florence another time. All the best Jan
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in a great location. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy. I'm glad you had a great time here in Florence and I hope your whole trip was wonderful. All the best Jan
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beautiful appointed large apartment in great locat

  • 5 of 5

A pleasure dealing with Janine for the booking and we were grateful for all her suggestions of things to do places to eat etc. It felt we had stepped back in time in this gracious and spacious apartment in the heart of Florence with all the modern conveniences.Beautifully decorated and SO elegant.Could not imagine staying anywhere else in Florence, so close to everything and we loved waking up to the street noises but able to shut out the sounds with the large shutters if quiet required. We enjoyed having a living room dining room den and roomy bedroom. It was indeed a treat and a privilege to stay in this luxury apartment and truly experience Florence

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Martin, for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to have you and it gives me a lot of pleasure to know that other people have the same experience here as I do. I hope you will be back one day. All the very best Jan
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A Perfectly located Jewel right in the heart of Florence!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our long vacation and the out of all the places we stayed at, this apartment was simply the best! Jan, who is the owner, made us feel so welcome from the start of the booking process. She made sure to have the whole apartment ready for us when we arrived. Before our arrival, she sent us very valuable information about the town, best places to eat, transportation, things that normally you would have to ask or look up yourself upon arrival. We cannot say enough about how gorgeous the apartment is itself. It was always a delight to return to it after a long day of sightseeing. We loved how close everything was to us, right outside of us was a wonderful fruit and vegetable stand then right around the corner was a supermarket, and just a block down the street was the Uffizi Gallery. If we come back to Florence, we will always stay at this apartment! Thank you Jan so much for opening up your beautiful home to all of us and for such an unforgettable time!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Anna, what a lovely review. Another guest recently said that I want you to love it, and it's true, I do. I get so much pleasure from sharing something I love myself & knowing that something special is carried away when guests go home. Thanks for being a lovely guest and I do hope you might be back one day. All the best Jan
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Car: not necessary

Gorgeous medieval surroundings. The Uffizi is only 50m away. Gallleries, museums, cafes, restaurants & bars. No traffic.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

From Euro 900 weekly / Euro 130-160
Ask about special rates
Minimum stay, 3 nights.
Refundable security deposit of Euro 150 payable in cash on arrival may be required.
Rates are all-inclusive and do not vary throughout the year.
There are NO extras of any kind.
Please contact owner for availability
May pay in Australian dollars
Weekly from Euro 730 Nightly from E 120-160.
At certain times we can offer 4 nights for the price of 3; and 8 nights
A 40% Non-Refundable deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable one month before booking date.
For cancellations up to 60 days prior t the booking, a fee 10% fee of the balance is required. For cancellation less than 60 days, full payment is required.

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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