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A Romantic Apartment In The Heart Of Florence near Palazzo Pitti

Bedrooms 1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

I recommend this accomodation to young couples for a quite holiday in Florence.

The apartment, (42 square meter) is located in the historical centre of Florence. It is at the 4th floor (without elevator) of a typical building. From the window you will enjoy the view over Palazzo Pitti and rooftops of Florence. The apartment has a living room with a fully equipped kitchenette (seats 5-6 and sofa bed), a bedroom (double bed) and a bathroom with shower and washing machine. The apartment has air conditioning, heating and free wi-fi. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and it is in one of the most elegant and quite district of the city very close to Old Bridge, Boboli garden, Santo Spirito square, via Maggio (the elegant street of antique shops). The stairs (60) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...

The facades of the building have been recently renovated.

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Ilaria Tartaglia
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Ilaria Tartaglia

I am a student of Polimoda International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing in Florence where I study fashion marketing and communication. My parents are two physicians and work in Careggi''s teaching hospital and they often host colleagues of other countries in Florence for conferences and meetings.

My parents have bought me one this apartment for my university course. I usually live in the apartment during the period of the studies in Polimoda.

Ilaria Tartaglia purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Ilaria Tartaglia chose Florence

First time I saw this property, I loved it because it was a very nice apartment in a splendid location in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything. It is located in one of the most elegant area of city with many very nice restaurants, bars etc.

Boboli's garden is one of the most famous Italian garden.

What makes this apartment unique

It is in a crucial position among the most beautiful squares and streets of Florence: Piazza Santo Spirito, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, via Tornabuoni, via Maggio. Boboli's garden is very close (5 minute by foot) and it is one of the most famous Italian garden. It is wonderful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ponte Vecchio in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • wash machine, hairdryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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A Romantic Apartment In The Heart Of Florence near Palazzo Pitti
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful apartment, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying here long term while studying in Florence and I can say that this apartment is exceptional. Its fully equipped with everything you'd need and more (a full size bath, dishwasher and oven are very rare in Florence!) and is decorated beautifully. lts situated right between the Pitti Palace and Santo Spirito square which is perfect for popping out to the many restaurants, bars and shops in the area. Its also just a few minutes walk to the major sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and Duomo. The apartment is very bright and it was lovely to wake up to a view of the Florentine rooftops and Duomo in the distance.

Benedetta and Riccardo were warm and welcoming and were great hosts throughout my stay. I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Florence. I will miss the apartment and Florence and will definitely stay here again if I revisit.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been really a pleasure for us to have you as our guest, dear Joanne. You kept our house with love and respect as if it were yours . We really hope to see you again in Florence! A warm hug Benedetta, Riccardo e Ilaria
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Beautiful and chic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, very stylish and chic and in the heart of Florence. My son and I loved staying here and its location, we enjoyed eating in Santo Spirito and seeing Pitti Palace as soon as we came out of the apartment every morning.

Bernadette and Riccardo Tartgalia were very hospitable and kind and we're always available to help whenever we had any questions about Florence.

The neighbours were also very kind to my son and I and by the time we left Florence we felt we had made many friends.

I would highly recommend staying here for your trip to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emmy, thank you for your very kind review. We are happy that you had a nice stay. Benedetta and I are sorry that we had just an opportunity to talk with you about your books and our country. I hope that there will be other opportunities to meet you in Florence and to introduce you our daughter. All the best Benedetta Riccardo
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is south of the River Arno. On a map it seems that is away from the main attractions but in reality it isn't. The Ponte Vecchio is only a few minutes away, the train station about 20 minutes with rolling luggage but on the map looks further.

The apartment is lovely with everything the ordinary traveller looking for a self-catering apartment should need; washing machine, dish washer, well equipped kitchen, Nespresso machine, comfy bed, teapot (a first in Italy for us), etc…, everything we expect (hope) for from an apartment. If there is a negative (and it wasn't for us) it is that the apartment is on the 4th floor but this is mentioned on the site so shouldn't be a surprise to anyone booking. We were greeted by Benedetta (Ilaria's mum) who showed us around the apartment and left us with a bottle of wine.

There are several supermarkets in the vicinity, the closest is near the Ponte Vecchio, as well as several smaller places selling bread/meats/cheese.

We regularly visited the gelateria at Ponte Santa Trinita (other gelaterie are available) often eating it on the Ponte Santa Trinita, watching the world go by. You also get a good view of the Ponte Vecchio (next bridge down).

Mercato Centrale (near Basilica San Lorenzo) is also worth a visit, food market downstairs, restaurants upstairs. Ate there on a couple of occasions.

Met up once with Benedetta and Riccardo (her husband) for coffee and a chat which was lovely. I do wish my Italian was as good as their English.

We would recommend the FirenzeCard for a 3 day blitz of all the significant museums in Florence. I also allows you priority entry (worth the fee alone) and a 3 day bus ticket which we used to go to Fiesole.

Would we use this apartment again? Oh yes, without any reservations.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment has been furnished and equipped to live in as comfortably as possible; it is Ilaria's home , our daughter. Those who choose this apartment loves old romantic houses, full of atmosphere and is not afraid to 4 flights of stairs! Thank you for nice review Jim and Janet; it was a pleasure to meet you and welcome you and thanks to the magnificent photographs of Florence you have sent us !! Benedetta e Riccardo
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Everything a vacation rental in Europe should be!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment provided all that was needed for my daughter and I during our two week travels in northern Italy. We were met at the door by the owners' parents, caring for the apartment while their artist daughter and her husband are living in Paris. They went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable and well informed, even suggesting places to eat: Gusto Pizza was great! The internet worked fine, Keurig type coffee maker included pods; washer and drying racks were so helpful, and the location was perfect! I couldn't have found a more well suited v.r. for us, and wish our other stays had been nearly as nice!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the wonderful review ! we try to offer the best in hospitality and we are very happy when guests are so satisfied with! It 's always a pleasure to meet people so nice and kind as you and we thank you for the kind greeting you have left .... Hope to see you again Benedetta, Riccardo e Ilaria
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Clean, comfortable, well-located apartment

  • 5 of 5

This a walk-up apartment in an older-style building (by American standards) with a relatively steep and narrow stairway. But after one or two trips up and down we felt comfortable with it (and we're 62 and 57 years old with decent fitness). Consider it good training for walking and seeing the magnificent sights in Florence.

The apartment itself is very clean and charming, and it is within 150 yards of Palazzo Pitty and easy walking distance to Ponte Vecchio and tourist sites on the other side of the river. The apartment is in an area that has a genuine "neighborhood" feel. The restaurants in the area were very good and very reasonably priced.

Finally, we were several hours late on arrival, and Ilaria's friend Paola was extremely gracious and waited for us. And Ilaria has been prompt, helpful, and friendly in all of our exchanges. We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, thank you for the wonderful review! I regret not having met you but I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay in Florence, in my house! Sincerely Ilaria
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A perfect apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay here was perfect. Situated on a quiet side street, yet steps away from the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio, the apartment offers the best of Florence. We've traveled to Florence several times and this is now our favorite place to stay. The apartment is immaculate, is perfectly appointed, has excellent AC and fan system (we happened on a heat wave), and the contemporary kitchen allowed for great use of fresh ingredients from the nearby outdoor market and local grocery. Plus, just down in the square is the best gelato in Florence along with excellent moderately priced restaurants. The 60 steps up to the apartment will be a real issue for some, but, the exercise was helpful! From the apartment all of Florence is easily walkable, and then upon your return the apartment offers a sweet and truly Italian comforting oasis after touring. You'll be hard pressed to find more gracious and attentive owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Russ, it was a real pleasure to meet you and have you as a guest! We try to provide the best hospitality but we must say that we are lucky when people like you, so kind and nice, come into our house! We hope to meet again ..... A warm greeting Riccardo, Benedetta e Ilaria
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Nearest Airport
7.6 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
7.6 Kilometres
A1 highway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La casalinga
Car: not necessary

Near the apartment I recommend some very nice places (range 50-200 metros):

- La Casalinga (via dei Michelozzi) a very typical Tuscany restaurant with a very good rate cost/quality

- Gusta Pizza (via dei Michelozzi), you can eat one of the best pizza in Florence

- T'amerò, (Piazza Santo Spirito) a very nice restaurant good price and good food in an particular enviroment

- Federico is handy in Sdrucciolo de' Pitti for a light lunch

- O' Munaciello (via Maffia) a Neapolitan pizzeria and restaurant in Florence


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ponte Vecchio, 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 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £44.5

Sofa bed is only for one person. Near the home there are very nice restaurants, bars and antique shops etc.
The tourist tax is included in the price and it is paid by the host (tourist tax is € 2,5 per person per day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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