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Charming apartment in the best ancient Florence

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The best vacation rental in Center Florence

The best holiday rental. 1) Fantastic location in the best Florence neighborhood. Everything is within walking distance. 2) Authentic Florentine apartment, and charming antique accommodation. 4) Fast and responsive communication by the host. 5) The best value for money.

The location is fantastic, recently Lonely Planet named Oltrarno district, as "the coolest neighborhood in the world". You are in the more authentic narrow streets of old Florence, that with its artisans than hipster appeal.

Palace Pitti is around the corner, and Ponte Vecchio is a few steps. You are in the heart of the ancient city, and you can go walking to all its must-see sights. You do not need to take anything transport means. Get out of the front door all is at your fingertips.

The apartment is an authentic old Florentine home, and you fall in love because it is not a facsimile of an anonymous hotel. The building is ancient in its medieval bricks, stones, and Renaissance coffered ceilings. The home had restoration, but every structure and finishes have the flavor of the old time. On the apartment walls, you can see the reproductions of famous paintings. They represent the Renaissance Italian painting, and their beauty will help you understand Florence.

The apartment is on the second floor, you access by renaissance beautiful stone stairs, and there is not the lift. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, dining room - kitchen with sofa-bed for two. Double bedroom, twin bedroom with bunk bed plus an additional bed, a pull out bed from under the low bed. When this bed is out, it is at the same level as the low part of the bunk bed and occupies the space in front of this.

Small bathroom and independent shower that more people can use at the same time. The toilet, washbasin, and bidet are in a chamber, while the shower and another washbasin are in another cabinet. These two rooms are small but usable. Their dimensions are part of the ancient character of the house.

The house consists of strong stone walls, and well insulated in a natural way. Your stay will be enjoyable both in winter and in summer.

The air conditioning is available in summer months, from June to September. In winter there is the heating by boiler and radiators.

The flat furnished in Italian style combines the modern equipment with the ancient character home.

It is well-connected to public transport. There is an electric bus that stops in Piazza Pitti 50 meters from it.

Neighborhood

Oltrarno is the district on the other side of the Florence river. It named as the coolest neighborhood in the world. In it survive artisans who seek to protect their ancestral experience. This area is still alive and handed down traditions, this you can comprise walking for its small medieval streets. It is a piece of old Florence which survives.

The city

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and this is seen looking around everywhere, while you walk in the historic center. Great artists were born and worked here, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo. The genes of the Renaissance were here at home and have left their mark exceptional. Frescoes by Giotto, the dome and the Palaces of Brunelleschi, the David and other sculptures by Michelangelo, the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.

When you arrive in Florence there's so much exquisite art and architecture, it's difficult to know where to start.

But Florence is a vibrant city, full of fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife and a vivacious cultural movement that goes beyond the old masters to embrace opera, classical music, and contemporary art. Beautiful, historic, full of sophisticated shops and quality craftsmanship, and close to the vine hills of the Chianti region, Florence is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Europe.

The ancient center

The charming historical center of the city never fails to arouse interest with its countless masterpieces: the architecture of the churches and colored marbles remember the past splendor of Florence and the part he played in the development of culture and art of the Renaissance. The heart of the city and the historical and religious center is the Piazza del Duomo, the site of a monument of great value: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, rich in works of art and dominated by the majestic dome of Brunelleschi. The Baptistery of San Giovanni ( Baptistery of St. John), a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque architecture, is located in front of the Cathedral, in front of the Bell Tower, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Florence. The magnificent Loggia del Bigallo full grandeur of the square. Behind the cathedral is the magnificent Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, exhibits a valuable collection of works of art that originally was inside the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Campanile.

The historic center of civic life is the Piazza Della Signoria, home of the 14th-century Loggia of the Signoria and Loggia of the Lanzi, it is adorned with ornate carvings and famous: think the Neptune fountain and Palazzo Della Signoria, otherwise known as Palace Vecchio one of the landmarks of the city. Several statues stand in front of the Palace, in particular, a copy of Michelangelo's David (the original is on display in the Galleria dell'Accademia).

Next to the Piazza manages the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important and famous museums in the world; inside are works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists, thus outlining a journey through works of art that must be seen. An architectural element worthy of note from the Uffizi Gallery is the Vasari Corridor, a corridor high inventiveness, designed by Vasari in the mid-16th century and which connects the Gallery with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.

The charming Old Bridge, populated by historical jewelry shops, leading to the Oltrarno district, where other important public works and religious are - starting from the small church of Santa Felicita, which owns, among other works, a series of frescoes by Pontormo. Particularly noteworthy is the Piazza Santo Spirito, where the 16th -century Palazzo Guadagni and the magnificent Basilica of the Holy Spirit stand. The latter is completely covered with Renaissance decoration and home to the Convent of the Holy Spirit, the old refectory of the convent profusely decorated with frescoes.

A little further on is the beautiful square dominated by the Pitti Palace, the imposing and magnificent palace that was home to the Medici family, the House of Habsburg -Lorraine and Victor Emmanuel II for the short period when Florence was the capital of Italian. Wonderful park of Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, extends along the ' hill of the same name; these magnificent gardens in the Italian style blend perfectly natural elements for the architecture, statues, and fountains contained within.

The region

The roots of all are in Tuscany - from big to small things. Piero Della Francesca's fresco is the spirit of a region that has spent most of his money on beauty and quality. The perfection of the Tuscan culture can be found in a bowl of Ribollita soup, made with cabbage and served with seasonal oil d ' olive oil freshly squeezed, or tasted in a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ; but it can also be found in one of the many free delights of the region, its landscape painting, its thermal water reservoirs, or some of its beaches still poorly understood.

These things are not present in the rest of Italy, but Tuscany has a unique concentration of them. It also combines fierce pride and attention to detail, such as the protection of the territory, complex and irritating but also simple and basic to the conservation of the region.

Tuscany is a collection of cities, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, Pisa, Cortona, each outstanding for its harmony and beauty. Then there are villages, named in Italian Borghi, San Gimignano, Cortona, Pienza, Volterra, Montepulciano, and many others. In the countryside villas, country houses, farmhouses, cottages that tell an ancient rural life. This great man's work is identified with the epic landscape.

More Details

Owner
Maria
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Maria

Communication by the host is fast and responsive

Why Maria chose Oltrarno

The best vacation rental. 1) Fantastic location in the best Florence neighborhood. Everything is within walking distance. 2) Authentic Florentine apartment, and charming antique accommodation. 4) Fast and responsive communication by the host. 5) The best value for money.

What makes this apartment unique

The coolest neighborhood in the world

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Oltrarno in Santo Spirito

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower is in separated room. This allow the simultaneity use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.972973 based on 111 reviews
5

Delightful apartment and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The location is just perfect. All sites are within walking distance. The apartment is lovely and beautifully furnished. It was clean and had everything we needed. We could not ask for more from the host. She was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Space is absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Space is absolutely fantastic! I could not recommend it more. Walking distance to everything, spacious, and comfortable. The host is a great, very responsive, and give us wonderful suggestions for enjoying Florence. Very, very highly recommend this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It only has one toilet, however, so that was tough at times. The location was excellent and the apt was very nice!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great stay, it could not be different, the apartment is delightful, and the location is excellent. Then for the unique bathroom, the advertisement specifies perfectly the facilities. The shower is in a separated room, but the bathroom is only one.
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Fabulous Florence home base

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious, clean, well-appointed, quaint, quiet and the location cannot be beat. We highly recommend and would stay again on our next trip to beautiful Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The location is fantastic, and the apartment is ideal to visit Florence. When you return to Florence, it will be a pleasure to host you again.
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Great location! Beautiful apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Florence. Our apartment was perfect! Lovely, clean, well appointed and in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great stay. The apartment is really in the best location and is a lovely Florentine apartment. You will be more than welcome back at any time.
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spring break in Florence March 2018

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter is studying in Florence and we took a trip to see her over spring break. This apartment was perfect for our family of 3. It's beautifully appointed and immediately felt like home! The location is great. Maria was not able to meet us at check-in, but we met with Lavinia and she was so kind and helpful, that we knew we were in a great place.

Ciao - grazie!

The Sullivan's

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
279 Miles
amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Caffe degli Artigiani
Nearest Ferry
6214 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
186 Miles
Santa Maria novella
Nearest Motorway
311 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Trattoria Quattro Leoni
Nearest Ski
9320 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
4970 Miles
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Oltrarno, Florence Historic Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£261
for 2 nights
From
£98
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£93
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£259
for 2 nights
From
£97
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£284
for 2 nights
From
£110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£295
for 2 nights
From
£115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
autunm
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£291
for 2 nights
From
£113
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£178
for 1 night
From
£113
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

linen and towels £65.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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