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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, 2 sofabeds, sleeps up to 10 people

This brand new 3 bedrooms, located in spacious premises within palazzo Franchini Stappo is a very bright, large, heritage apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres). It is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 'Firenze capitale' 1850 aristocratic building at the second ('piano nobile') floor. It has independent central heating as well as luxury features such as elevator for the main staircase, top end faucets and bathrooms (Devon & Devon), top quality beds and mattresses, very luxury finishing (Oak wood floor, high end kitchen) and NO cheap quality furnitures. It is high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy. This apartment was until very recently the private home of a lady of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The 2 large windows of the huge drawing room look into a private garden where several trees are hand in hand with a big magnolia tree which rises amongst eighteen century statues. Please be aware that even if the main staircase has a brand new elevator the apartment it is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with disabilities. As a matter of fact, this apartment is laid out on 2 floors (both with air conditioning): there is a private internal staircase (as shown in the photos) leading to the 3 bedrooms and to 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. One full bathroom is located in the main floor were the drawing room and the kitchen are. Please note that the people sleeping in the second bedroom upstairs will have to, either share one bathroom with the first bedroom, either use the bathroom downstairs. As far as the third bedroom is concerned, it has an en suite bathroom. In addition to the 3 bathrooms, there is a half bathroom in the entrance available for guests.

Historic heritage Palace: This very bright and spacious three bedrooms is articulated on two levels (both with air conditioning) linked by an internal private staircase which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a big group of friends or a large family. It is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful and much sought after Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (0.6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. It is possible to rent a private parking in the garden of the palace for 25€/day.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live. As a matter of fact this property has been until very recently the private inhabitation of a lady of local aristocracy.

Quite and Yet Lively Surroundings: The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is only a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only a few blocks away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet and the nights are unmolested by the touristic crowd. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 25 minutes walk to get on the top.

Comfortable and Cosy:: It is very nicely and tastefully decorated throughout and has three (king size) bedrooms (all with air conditioning), three baths with showers, 4 toilets, and a huge, high ceilings (4,50 metres!) living room (also with air conditioning). The kitchen is large and fully equipped with new and large SMEG fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet on both floors for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use.

This apartment is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out and privacy amogst them. As a matter of fact kitchen and drawing room are separated from the bedrooms by an internal private staircase which assures quite sleeping in every crowded or child-noise situation.

An important factor leading to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status.

Fastest Internet wi-fi Connection available in Italy (telecom fibra) - Full Air Conditioning - Central heating- Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details

Owner
Guido
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Guido

Former European Civil Servant at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used, from his former work, to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; Regular professional in depth cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL, if not better than the photos you see on this site. Appliances and fornitures are always in excellent conditions.

Family heritage property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Historic aristocratic palace in a real florentine area; one of the few spots with an authentic taste of real florentine life unspoiled by the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This s the landlord just to inform that the construction of the new elevator is now over and it is working beautifully. However, be aware tat this apartment is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues or severe disabilities.
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
  • All bathrooms whith high quality tiles and tubs ( Devon & Devon brand).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with air conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , crib on demand with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , this bed can be divided in 2 single with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Maximum stay 4 weeks. children welcomed, minimun age 25 unless accompanied by adults. all bedrooms with air conditioning. no air conditioning in the drawing room and kitchen

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.8133335 based on 77 reviews
5

Florence Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Guido has done it again. Two years ago we stayed in his little apartment---same building which his family has owned since 1850- and we loved that one and now we loved this bigger one also.

Spacious, attractively decorated, quiet, elevator ,beds are great, kitchen well appointed and functional, walk to st. ambrosia market ,reg. grocery stores , gelato and two bus stops very close. The layout allows good privacy with three bedrooms up the historic steps to the bedroom level.

We were two couples not related and we would stay here the next time we come to Florence.

Guido, upstairs is attentive

Jim, Nancy, Kathy and John

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, Nancy, Kathy and John, many sincere thanks for this nice review. Best regards guido
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5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 from Germany and the US visiting Florence together. We were very pleased with our choice of this apartment for the following reasons:

- Very clean, spacious and comfortable with good separation of bedrooms - perfect for 3 couples.

- Kitchen is well stocked if you want to cook. Plenty of wine glasses, plates, etc.

- Wonderful neighborhood with excellent restaurant choices, farmers market and supermarket all easily accessible

- All attractions in the city are walking distance from this location - we only took a taxi when we were leaving Florence

Guido is a helpful host and we would happily stay here again on a future trip to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Jayne, many sincere thanks for this very nice review!
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5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in this spacious apartment together with 2 other couples – we each had our own room and bathroom so we were very comfortable. Apartment is located in a quiet area of Florence yet walking distance to all the sites. We even enjoyed local farmers market that was less than 5 mins walk from the apartment. Would recommend staying here without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Amir, many sincere thanks for your nice review. best regards
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We honestly can't say enough good things about this place. Our group of 6 adults and 3 kids stayed here for 2 nights and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

Guido was very responsive to emails and kindly checked in us during our stay to make sure everything was ok. Ruth the housekeeper was also very friendly and provided us with a map with routes to local attractions, COOP grocery store and favorite restaurants and gelateria.

The apartment itself is immaculate, beautifully updated, and well maintained, with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate our large party. The beds including the pullout sofa bed in the living room were comfortable and the linens and towels provided were high quality. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to prepare and serve a meal. We especially appreciated the moka pot for enjoying our delicious Italian espresso in the morning. The elevator in the building was perfect for my elderly mother who has mobility issues and it was also very convenient for bringing our luggage up and down from the apartment. Wifi strength was excellent. The AC worked great (since we were there in the hot summer, it was lovely coming home to a COLD apartment!). The washer in the apartment was an awesome bonus. Finally, the location was excellent, in a safe, quiet area of Florence, close to supermarkets, shops and restaurants, and just a short 10 minute walk to the Duomo.

We have stayed in many, many rentals during our travels and this apartment was by far our favorite. Everything here was so thoughtfully designed to ensure a wonderful guest stay. Months later we still talk about it and if we ever go back to Florence this will be the first place we look up. Thank you Guido!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Redmond, many sincere thanks for this beautiful review!! kind regards
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5

Beautiful, clean and fun place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this two story palazzino apartment. It was spotless, spacious and elegant. A gorgeous old building in a part of the historical center we otherwise wouldn't have seen. A 10-15 walk to the Duomo but also a regular neighborhood. Guido was a great host who accommodated our schedule and gave us terrific restaurant recommendations. The apartment was spotlessly clean, great bedding and suburb hot showers! Also it is close to a big grocery store that has everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Ellen, many thanks for this excellent review! best regards
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5

Wonderful spacious apartment close to all in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

Our group, 2 couples, 2 singles, stayed at this apartment in mid October 2016. We were very comfortable, and had plenty of room. The layout was perfect for us. The bedrooms were upstairs, bathrooms were up and down. We had everything we needed in the way of dishes, utensils etc. Very quiet location. Close to everything. We chose to walk most everywhere.

Guido was very helpful during booking, answered emails very quickly. Gave great recommendations as to restaurants, shopping, markets etc. The temperature dropped very quickly one evening and he came right away to take care of switching from A/C to heat.

We were delayed in arriving our first night. He was very gracious about being there to explain, show and give us the keys. Gave us a detailed map of what was in the area. Couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, many, many sincere thanks for this WONDERFUL review. you really made may day!! hope to see you back one day. warm regards
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence Area

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
 
high season
15 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£709
for 2 nights
From
£303
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£701
for 3 nights
From
£199
 
 
thanks giving
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
low
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£701
for 3 nights
From
£199
 
 
Christmas 2015
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
Low
1 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£623
for 3 nights
From
£173
 
 
high season
16 Mar 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£709
for 2 nights
From
£303
 
 
low 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£519
for 2 nights
From
£208
 
 
thanks giving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
low 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£701
for 3 nights
From
£199
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£744
for 2 nights
From
£320
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £104

in july and august minimum stay 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, one of the very few children playgrounds in the green and a short walk (0,6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet.

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