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Historical Center: Via Calzaiuoli apartment, between the Dome & Piazza Signoria

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 wooden loft with a kingsize bed, 1 living room, kitchen,1 bathroom

'Silvy's house' is a newly restored apartment in the heart of Florence.

It is located on the main and oldest street of Florence: Via Calzaiuoli.

In just a few steps you are at the Dome or at Piazza Signoria.

The apartment (50 mq) is on the 4th floor (80 steps) and like many old buildings in the historical center, there is no the elevator; good way to walk off the wonderful pasta that you will be eating!! Assistance to help with the luggage is provided upon arrival.

The apartment has a living room with a sofa, a wooden loft with a king size bed, and a bedroom with a king size bed (or two singles) a kitchen and a bathroom. The apartment is equipped with a brand new Air Conditioning and double windows for the eventual noise from the street.

The Academia, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Or San Michele, Santa Croce, Via Tornabuoni, Dante house are only a few minutes by walk.

The best icecrem and Pizza are just outside the door. Piazza della Repubblica with its bar is right around the corner.

Requested check in: from 2 p.m. To 5 p.m.

You must visit Florence once in your life !!!

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Silvy

I've lived in Florence since my University time, I love my city and my apartment that is truly in the middle of the historical center:in the main pedestrian street between the Dome and Signoria square.

I'd love to make you feel like at your home in my house and like a citizen of Florence during your holydays.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • A newly restored bathroom with the bidet and the shower .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On request we provide two single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , It is on the wooden loft,we provide 2 single beds on request
  • A bedroom with a kingsize bed or two single beds on request, a wardrobe, a commode. One window on the alley.
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Historical Center: Via Calzaiuoli apartment, between the Dome & Piazza Signoria
average rating of 4.928571 based on 56 reviews

Fantastic apartment in the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 2 blocks south of the Baptistry/Duomo and 2 blocks north of the Palazzo Vecchio.

2. It was on the 5th floor and there were 87 stairs and no elevator. To be clear, the listing on VRBO called this out so we were very much aware of the situation. We are young and in shape so we chalked this up to getting more steps in! :)

3. The apartment was SPOTLESSLY CLEAN and other than being in a safe neighborhood, that is my #1 criteria.

4. My teenage son LOVED the loft!

5. The double paned glass did help keep out the noise. Do remember to shut the kitchen door as that helps as well. The curtains were nice and heavy and helped block out the light during the day to help keep the apartment cool and at night so we could sleep.

6. There was a washing machine!!! We were on the road for 3 weeks so it was fabulous being able to do laundry. The VRBO listing was clear that there was no dryer so that was fine. We had a blast hanging everything out of the master bedroom window!

7. Our host family was incredible!!! Silvy and Roberto met us along with their nieces and helped us get our luggage from the taxi up to the room. They showed us how to work the AC, washing machine, wifi and t.v. which was great because the World Cup was playing. They even left us with a bottle of wine and Silvy's favorite olive oil which was incredible. Lovely people!!!!

8. Even better - there was a Carrefour grocery store around the corner. Their fresh fruit was horrible which was disappointing, but we got great fresh bread, pecorino, olives, marinated artichokes, peppers, wine, chocolates, etc... so sometimes we would eat these when we got hungry, but still had 1-2 hours until our dinner reservations. For breakfast we would make scrambled eggs and have them with yogurt, bread and cheese. We did have pastry from local shops, but we're all watching what we eat so it was nice to have something healthy and filling as well. The gourmet grocery store was a few blocks south over the Ponte Vecchio - Santori & Din???? they had really good quality food so we went there a few times as well. If you're longing for something besides gelato and tiramisu check out their brownies. We bought every one they had and devoured them.

9. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment to groups of four people or less. I've stayed in 5 VRBOs in the last four months and this was, hands down, the BEST!!!!! THANK YOU, SILVY & ROBERTO for everything!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sylvie's apartment in Florence! It was an amazing location, close to the train station and all of the sites. Even though it was right in the center of town the apartment itself was extremely quiet, even when they were doing construction next door. The kitchen and bathroom were well equipped and had everything that we needed. We traveled with our adult children and found there was adequate space for all of us and privacy. The apartment is at the top of the building, as the description states, and is not for the faint of heart, or people who tend to travel with a lot of luggage. For us it was not a problem as when we left for the day we didn't return until well after dinner, so it was just one trip up and down. Sylvie was wonderful to work with, she was on time, very helpful with the suggestions on what to do and where to eat, and in general a very delightful person. She has a great eye and sense of design and that is reflected in the furnishings and environment. I personally tend to like a more robust shower, but for the three mornings we were there I was able to adjust.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment right in the center of Florence, where everything is walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property! Very comfortable and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Silvy is a gracious host! The A/C kept us cool. The steps kept us fit.

Easy location to escape the crazy crowded streets to take a quiet break.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This clean, peaceful and convenient apartment was the perfect place for us. Our flight was delayed so we arrived in Florence well past check in time. Silvy went out of her way to be there to greet us and show us around the apartment. We didn’t mind the 87 steps to the apartment - it helped us justify all the pasta, gelato and wine we consumed! If we are fortunate to visit Florence again someday, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, charming flat halfway between Il Duomo and the Uffizi so the location is perfect. Silvy was very welcoming and easy to contact. Even texted during our stay to make sure everything was perfect. It’s on the 4th floor and there’s no elevator, so you must be comfortable with stairs, but that is common in Italy. To us it was worth it and we highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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