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51 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence - Silvia's FLORENCE apartment

2 Bedroom (4 Sleeps) 1 Open Kitchen,/Dining Room, 1 Bathroom



Very cosy and lovely apartment in Florence. The flat is located in Pisana street.Few step from the Tramway stop FEDERICA.Every 3 minutes(from 5 am to 12.30 in the night) a tram is leaving from FEDERICA stop to reach the city center in 12 minutes. The apartment is ideal for 2-3-4 people.The flat is 40 m2 :Lounge/Dining room with open Kitchen , 2 comfortable Bedrooms 1 King bed + 1 Single Bed, + 1 PULL OUT sofa in the dining room, a bathroom.

Located on the 1st floor of a small building.

With 6 windows the flat gets lots of natural bright LIGHT in every rooms.A library filled with tourism, novel,fiction books, as well as DVDs, CDs, Games is available for you. A 24/7 free WIFI and a LAPTOP is for yr use.Flat Screen TV.On yr arrival you will be welcomed with a Chianti wine bottle, cakes and sweets, and a bucket of fresh fruits.My goal is to make you feel right at home.You will have all my best care and personal attention.

I love to pick up my guests at Airpor/train

The apartment it is not located in a touristy neighburhood, offering an authentic chance to experience Florence like a Florentine family.

No need for car hire:tram stations are only few steps away. It is really well connected via tram to the city center.

Discounts are applicable for longer stay. Free private tours are available.Please inquiry on booking.

The apartment is tastefully furnished keeping in mind that your stay could be most comfortable and a memorable one! Everything has been thought to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!

My greatest desire is that you feel very comfortable and happy in my apartment and i do all my best to make your stay be the most pleasant and memorable as possible.

I like very much to pamper my guests with:

- special food and treats on their arrival,

-preparing them a list of events/shows/concerts/fairs that are going on in the period of their stay,

-giving them my best advises on the 'not to be missed' places to eat, drink, see, etcc which often are not listed on the tourist guides as they are hidden treasures that only the locals know.

-buying new CDs, DVDs, books, games, to make their stay in house more pleasant (during rainy days ...)

-buying often extra new and pretty linens, blankets, towels ...

-offering my guests the breakfast: stuffing the kitchen with coffee, a wide selection of teas and herbal teas, cakes, biscuits, etcc.

-offering my availability 24/7 for any questions /suggestions or needs, helping them with any issues that might arise during their stay.

I love to offer you free TRANSFERS from/to Florence's airport and train station.


By CAR: from the A1 autostrada (highway) exit at 'FIRENZE SCANDICCI' and follow the sign FIRENZE. Some days before your arrival I will send you by e-mail detailed driving instruction.

Steet parking is free and easy to find in front of the apartmen or around the building. A closed private parking is also possible at the cost of 10 €uro per day.

By AIR: the nearest airport to Florence are: Florence airport 'Amerigo Vespucci' located in the city and Pisa airport 'Galileo Galilei'.

I m very pleased pick up all my guests arriving at Florence airport.

It takes 10/15 minutes to get by car from Florence airport to my apartment.

In case you wish to take the public transportation there is a BUS service at the cost of €4,50 taking you from the Florence airport to the Florence city center .Then you will take the tram to reach my apartment in 10/12 minutes.

BY TRAIN:My apartment is located in Via Pisana, at very few steps from the tramway stop named 'FEDERICA'. There is a tram going each 3 minutes from 5.00 am to 12.30 in the night from Florence TRAIN STATION to FEDERICA stop and viceversa.

It takes 12 minutes from FEDERICA stop to arrive to Florence 's center at the last tramway stop ' FLORENCE TRAIN STATION'.

BY BICYCLE: 2 Bicycles parked in the apartment 's courtyard are available for you for visiting the city's historical center and main monuments just like a native.

If you come by car, you may opt to leave your car in front of the apartment and take the tram to reach Florence train station and take the trains to move you through Tuscany.

Florence is an excellent base from which to visit the beautiful Tuscan towns of :SIENA, PISA, LUCCA, AREZZO, the CHIANTI area, the Termal waters SPA of Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni etc..

Also the 5 TERREare reachable by train in 2h45 from Florence train station.

SIGHTSEEING AND TOURS: As my second job is being a tour leader I like taking care of my guests from all over the world and pointing out my favorite spots in Florence and Tuscany.

On yr request i can give you information or make reservation for vineyard visits, wine tasting, cooking lessons. I will be more than happy to assist you with local itineraries,train/bus tickets, theater tickets purchase.

On your arrival you will find in the apartment an updated list of events/shows/festival/ concerts/exhibits going on In Florence and Tuscany during the lenght of your their stay.

Main Tuscan highlighst:











NEIGHBOURHOOD: The neighbourhood is very safe and calm.

A few steps from the apartment entrance's door you will find :

-an open market from Monday to Saturday

-ALIMENTARI MILENA (a grocery shop),

-a BAR (open from 5am to midnite),







-THE CASCINE PARK (the largest public garden in Florence ideal for jogging),

-KLAB a beautiful sport and spa center with amazing open air swimming pools and a marvellous wellness center with sauna, the largest jacuzzi in Florence and turkish bath.The KLAB wellness center /gym has a FREE day pass! I really suggest you to try it!

I will be in Florence for all the period of your rental and i m available for any needs 24h/24h. I will provide you with all my contact numbers.


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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My name is Silvia and i was born and raised in Florence! I m 43 years old and i am a tour leader in addition to my main job which is export manager for foreigner department stores.

I love my country and will be more than happy to share with you my favorites places in Florence and in Tuscany...and all over Italy!! Private free of charge tours are available. Pls inquiry on booking.

If i am free from work, i will be pleased to (free of charge) accompained you discover the beauties of my city and the surroundings.

I live 30 minutes by car from the apartment, and i can be reachable 24/7 for any needs.

SILVIA CALOSI purchased this apartment in 2001

Why SILVIA CALOSI chose Florence Area

I love my apartment ...and i got in love with it at first sight!!!

It is full of light, and history-

For a real live-like a local experience in Florence look no further than this charming aparment in Florence. It sleeps uo to 4 people.

Good location in an authentically Florentine area with out the tourists

What makes this apartment unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Silvia, we are leaving your apartment today after having a great time in Florence. We really appreciate the gifts that you provided for us and were impressed by the restaurant that you recommended.

There are so many things in the Florence area that we would like to see that we hope to come back again some day.

Good luck with the baby.

Best wishes

J., J.t , W. and E.
Jul 2012
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

the property had all needed for a comfortable stay. It was close to public transportation and easy to get around. Close to food markets and restaurants. This worked perfect for our stay in Florence. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Nina, it has been a pleasure having you as my guests!! thanks, silvia
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Lovely apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great for our week stay in Florence. It was a block away from the tram station and just 20 minutes to the town center by tram. Silvia, our host was wonderful! She was waiting for us when we got there and she was so friendly and helpful. If we needed anything all I had to do was send her a message and she would answer shortly. Overall our stay was great. We would definitely stay there again when we visit Florence again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise, thanks so very much!!! I will love to have you again as my guests!!!
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All the comforts of home, nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My family had a really excellent stay at this apartment. Really a cute place. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and dishes, books to read, games and stuff. The bedrooms were large enough that it did not feel cramped. I was pleased with the washing machine and using the clothesline was a real treat. Sylvia was very easy to communicate with and very accessible. She also has a nicely organized folder with helpful info in the apartment; she does a very nice job making her guests feel welcomed. There was fruit and treats in the apartment when we arrived, which was really a nice touch after day of travel :)

The apartment was a short walk from the tram line, which ran quite often and goes right to the train station, so easy to get to anywhere else in the city.

The neighborhood was away from the crowds and felt very comfortable. We enjoyed the local stores, collected items from the grocery to make our own meals. (the nearby Coop has a deli that I recommend checking out) Had the opportunity to meet some neighbors too, so it really felt like we could get a sense of the place. There are a number of cafes and restaurants within walking distance that we enjoyed as well. Even a small mall nearby! If you are looking to get away from the center and try to see what a home in the area is like, I cannot recommend this enough. Thank you Sylvia!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Lovely Apartment In City Center Florence

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't ask for more... Location amazing, in the heart of Florence Center! Owners very kind and at their disposal for anything we needed, extremely clean and most important fresh and clean linens and towels. Honestly, it was a wonderful stay and a great way to experience Florence as a local...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement très sympathique et d'un bon rapport qualité-prix

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été accueillis avec beaucoup de gentillesse et de confiance (remise de clés, pas d'inventaire ni d'état des lieux, etc.). J'ajoute que, n'ayant pas de smartphone, et ne pouvant donc pas charger l'application d''Abritel qui permet de trouver l'appartement loué, Sylvia nous a donné toutes les informations nécessaires pour trouver son appartement (adresse et guidage par téléphone lorsque nous n'étions plus très loin... car, oui, nous n'avons pas non plus de GPS). Heureusement! L'appartement est très confortable et convient pour un couple avec un enfant. Il est placé idéalement par rapport à la ligne de tramway (à deux cents mètres environ) ce qui place le centre de Florence à 10-15 minutes. Nous avons garé notre voiture au pied de l'immeuble (stationnement gratuit) et nous ne l'avons plus touché durant notre séjour. Bref c'est idéal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Gemütliche Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu viert zum Jahreswechsel 2015/2016 für 1 Woche in Florenz.

Die Wohnung liegt etwas außerhalb und ist angenehm hell und wohnlich eingerichtet. . Die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind nahe. Für kleinere Erkundigungen stehen zwei einfache Räder zur Verfügung. Eine Straßenbahn fährt ca. alle 5 min zum Hbf.

Die Küche ist zum Flur/Esszimmer hin geöffnet und gut ausgestattet.

Es gab zur Ankunft einen Geschenkekorb mit Lebensmitteln, ein paar Süßigkeiten, Obst und Wein. Ein Grundstock Tee, Kaffee, Essig+Öl, Gewürze, Spülmittel, Toillettenpapier etc. waren in sinnvoller Zusammenstellung und Menge vorhanden was wir aufgrund der Kürze unseres Aufenthaltes als sehr angenehm empfanden.

Die Betten haben ordentliche und feste Matratzen und waren bei unserer Ankunft frisch bezogen. Alles war sehr sauber. Im Flur/Esszimmer steht ein kleiner ausziehbarer Tisch und zwischen Eingangs- und Badtür befindet sich ein Klappsofa.

Die Wohnung wird über eine regelbare Gas-Therme mit Heizung und Warmwasser versorgt.

Im Duschbad lagen für uns alle frische, große und kleine Handtücher bereit.

Wlan, ein Netbook, TV (italienische Sender) und DVD-Player stehen zur Benutzung.

Silvia Calosi ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Abrechnung und Bezahlung waren unkompliziert (Strom, Heizung, Endreinigung, Gebühren waren im Preis enthalten).

Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt und haben uns in der Wohnung gleich wie zu Hause gefühlt. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Firenze -Cascine
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Firenze Scandicci
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Firenze -Florence

My apartment is located in Via Pisana,489 50143 FIRENZE at very few steps from the tramway stop named 'FEDERICA'. There is a tramway going each 3 minutes from 5.00 am to 12.30 in the night. It takes 12 minutes from FEDERICA stop to arrive to Florence 's center at the last tramway stop ' FLORENCE TRAIN STATION'.

The tram is the spediest way to get to the centre. The neighborhood is safe, quaint and quiet with small markets, stores, banks nearby.

Therefore if you come by car, you may opt to leave your car in front of the apartment and take the train to move you through Tuscany.

You can park your car freely in front of the apartment or you can choose to park it in a closed parking for 5 €uro per day.

I like taking care of my guests and pointing out my favorite spots in Florence and Tuscany.

In the courtyard of the apartment 2 bicycles are available for guests.In few minutes you can be downtown .

Directions:By CAR: from the A1 autostrada (highway) exit at FIRENZE SCANDICCI and follow the sign FIRENZE.

Florence is an excellent base from which to visit the beautiful Tuscan towns of :SIENA, PISA, LUCCA, AREZZO, the CHIANTI area, the Termal waters SPA of Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni etc..


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • A hair-dryer, fresh towels, fresh bathrobes are provided. Should you need extra towels you can find them in the wardrobe. In addition you will find: -a pharmacy set box containings plasters, thermometer, disinfectant etc.. -soaps -toilet papers -beach towels -parfume
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Dining room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • I supply fresh linen,blankets, duvets. You can find extra bedding in the wardrobe and in the chest.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Should you need any kitchen utensils or appliances which are not listed, pls email me. For my guests i usually provide: -coffee powder -a large selection of teas and infusions -cookies and cakes for the breakfast -salt, pepper, spices,sugar, -extra virgin olive oil and vinegar -fruits -a bottle of mineral water and a bottle of wine

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