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Raffaello - Florence Oltrarno district 3 bdr

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 6

External description:

Located on the first floor, with elevator, of an impressive building dating back to the XVI century, called "Palazzo Medici": typical example of true Florentine architecture. The building is now home to 8 luxury apartments thanks to a recent restoration programme which has skilfully combined modern comforts and quality furnishings whilst preserving the building’s original historical features.

Internal description:

The apartment (160 m2/1.722 sq. ft.) can host up to 6 people and has 4 bathrooms (2 of which are full). On the lower level there are two bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom with w.c. and sink), another bathroom with shower and a small room that serves as a laundry room. On the upper level you will find a large dining room, kitchen, guest bathroom, living room and master bedroom with complete bathroom. The floors are in cotto and there are wooden beamed ceiling.

Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 180.00 (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium fees. Not included in the price: Tourist tax of €2.50 per person (over the age of 12) per night, for the first 7 nights; utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding € 180.00; fee for registering the contract (which in accordance to Italian law must be written in Italian), for rentals over 30 days, equal to 1% of the total rental price (with a minimum fee of € 33.50) plus tax stamps.

AreaThe apartment is located on Via dei Serragli, a wonderful and vibrant street, which forms part of the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city. The name 'Oltrarno' literally means 'beyond the Arno' and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade. Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths. Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more.

ParkingFlorence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a 'limited traffic zone' and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

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Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santo Spirito in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping


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Raffaello - Florence Oltrarno district 3 bdr
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Luxury apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This bi-level apartment was perfect for my family of 6. Spacious and modern with plenty of room. The location was perfect and we we're able to walk to all of the major sites in Florence. We can't wait to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, Thank you for your review and for choosing our apartment. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the apartment. We are looking forward to having you again as a guest in Florence. We wish you a nice day and we send you our best regards, Halldis Team
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San Diego CA

Enjoyment of our stay in great apartment .

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the apartment was just the right size and location for

Our family of 6. We would use it again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolee, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable review. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests. Thank you again for everything and the whole team is waiting for you to come back sooner or later! Warm regards, Halldis Team
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Charleston, SC

Enjoyable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

With two work colleagues, we enjoyed the two-tiered flat. It is very old and as cozy as it is regal. The kitchen is tiny but who cares when there are so many amazing places to eat within a few feet?

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, we are really glad to know that you've spent a "five stars" stay. We've appreciated that you've liked the apartment and that everything during your stay has been fine. We would also like to thank you for the positive feedback that you've submitted. It's been a real pleasure hosting you and we are looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Halldis Team
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Ottawa Canada

Location , location , location !

  • 5 of 5

Raffaello apartment is a 12 minute walk to the train station . It is located within a 10 minute walk of a multitude of excellent restaurants. Florence is a walkable city if you are staying in a central location. The apartment was adequately equipped for our needs. We were comfortable and felt very safe .

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn, We really thank you for the positive feedback that you've submitted. We are glad to hear that you've really liked the apartment and especially the location. It's been a real pleasure hosting you. Best regards, Halldis Team
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Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing apartment in most amazing city. Apartment is elegant with all the amenities of home. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon, thank you for the feedback. We are glad you were satisfied with the accommodation and the service provided and hope you had a wonderful time in Florence. Best Halldis team
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Clean, spacious & excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of Italian charm!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marissa, we are really glad to know that you've had a nice stay. We are looking forward to host you again in one of our apartment. Warm regards, Halldis Team
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Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Other Activities:

Piazzale Michelangelo


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