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Designer apartment in the heart of Florence

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stylish two bedroom apartment in historical building in the heart of Florence

Amazing designer apartment in the historical centre of Florence. (S.Lorenzo)

The apartment is composed of large master bedroom, kitchen/living area, bathroom with shower and a lounge room that can be used as second bedroom if there are more than 2 of you.

It’s a typical Florentine apartment featuring terracotta floor, high ceilings with exposed timber beams and thick walls.

Great care has been taken in selecting high end modern furniture, every object, artwork or print in the house has a history.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, kettle and toaster and everything you need to cook and dine (even though there are so many nice restaurants in the neighbourhood you will probably never cook!)

The master bedroom has an Italian double bed (200x160cm) and air conditioning and it’s overlooking Via Faenza.

The lounge room has a 40 inches tv and a big sofa that can be converted into a bed with a second pull out bed to accommodate up to two additional people.

All windows are equipped with mosquito nets for summer.

The apartment has an unbeatable location, it’s 5 minutes walking from the train station of Santa Maria Novella, and only minutes from some of Florence major attractions: the Mercato Centrale is around the corner, the Duomo is five minutes walking, Ponte Vecchio is 10 minutes walking.


If you love being in the middle of the action this apartment is the perfect place for you!

It’s only minutes from the Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo, an amazing indoor food market where you will find the best fresh produce on the ground floor and food stalls on the first floor where you can have a great lunch with a few glasses of wine.

Around the food market there are lots of stalls selling leather goods, from jackets to bags and wallets (remember to bargain on the price!)

The Basilica di San Lorenzo is just 2 minutes away and the Duomo is five minutes.

You can be at Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi in 10 minutes.

On Via Faenza there are many shops including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and laundries.

If you sleep in the second bedroom you will wake up to the beautiful smell of buiscuits coming from “Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo”, a pastry shop baking fresh cantucci every day (a typical Tuscan biscuit) on Via Sant’Antonino.

You can have your morning coffee and breakfast Italian style at Sieni, a pasticceria on Via Sant’Antonino, they make some wonderful pastries and nice cappuccino.

Zanobini is a great shop to buy some good bottles of wine, it’s on Via Sant’Antonino too.

There are plenty of restaurants and wine bar in this neighboroud, you will find some suggestions in our house manual,!

If you arrive by train you can easily walk to the apartment, it’s only 5 minutes walking.

A suggestion to get to Florence the train is the most accurate, however the plane is often diverted to Pisa airport!!!


Please respect the apartment as if it was your own, take good care of it during your stay and keep it tidy.

The apartment is in a quiet building with mainly couples living here, please be respectful of the neighbours, do not party, do not be loud.

Smoking is not allowed. Pets are not allowed, sorry 

Please turn off the air conditioning when you go out, the room cools pretty quickly so there is no need to keep it on if you’re not in.

TOURIST TAX Florence City Council has instituted an ‘imposta di soggiorno’, an obligatory tourist tax on all stays by visitors who are not residents of the city of Florence for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights .

The amount for this apartment is €3.00 (starting from 01 January 2018) per person per night.

The following are exempt: children under the age of 12 years.

From 01 January 2018 Airbnb, for the city of Florence, takes care of THE TOURIST TAX; it means that you pay it online at the time of booking.

The fee will be calculated based on number of nights and number of occupants declared on your reservation.

A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

The check in time is from 15.00 p.m. to 20.00 p.m and the check out is by 11.00 a.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola Belli
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Paola Belli

Hi and welcome to Florence!

This is our apartment in Florence, Stefano and I are both architects and we took great care in selecting beautiful pieces from around the world to furnish our place.

We love design, art, architecture and traveling. We also love food & wine, and what better place then Tuscany to enjoy that!

We currently live and work overseas, Paola is our manager and she will meet you at check in and deal with you before and during your stay. She's very friendly and she's ready with tips about restaurants, museums and everything Florence has to offer.

We love our place and we hope you do too!

Paola Belli purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Paola Belli chose San Lorenzo

This apartment has lot of character with its terracotta floor and high ceiling. The exposed timber beams are a typical feature of historical buildings in Florence.

The location is unbeatable, close to the main train station and to the central market where you can find amazing fresh produce.

The area is full of restaurants, shops, wine bars, everything is at the doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the San Lorenzo around the Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ID documents required
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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Designer apartment in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Florence in April

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Short walking distance from train station and directions were very clear. Very neat and clean. Paola was enjoyable to work with. Highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Perfect location to enjoy Florence.

  • 4 of 5

This was a fantastic apartment to use as our base to enjoy Florence. The apartment is a five-minute, easy walk from the train station and within a 15 minute walk to most sites including the Uffizi, Duomo and Gallery of Academia. The apartment was much more spacious than it appeared in the photos. Our family of 4 had ample room to spread out. The bed was very comfortable. Paola was a wonderful host explaining everything quite clearly and there is a helpful binder in the apartment. She even took the time to show me how to make Italian coffee so that I would do it correctly. The reasons for four than five stars are the internet and kitchen linens. The wifi only allows two people to connect at any one time necessitating us taking turns. Also, the wifi has a limit of 60gb per month so renters of the apartment are asked to limit data usage. This would have been elpful information to have had prior to selecting this apartment. Also, I knew there was no dishwasher when I booked this apartment but there were not dish cloths to wash the dishes or dish towels for drying dishes. No paper towels ere provided either. These items are necessary if there isn't a dishwasher. But given its location, large size and pleasant decor, we would absolutely stay here again if our travels take us back to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location but a little load

  • 4 of 5

Great spot, close to the main train station and easy access to the sights. Can be loud at night due to the restaurant below it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, simply excellent

  • 5 of 5

Paola was efficient and knowledgeable. The apartment was situated close to all the important sites and had everything necessary to make my stay easy and pleasant. I highly recommend this apartment for singles or families.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR

very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to find this apartment, just a few minutes walk from the train station. The apartment was quite large and comfortably appointed. Paola was an excellent hostess and took the time to point out sites and neighborhood restaurants. The apartment was quiet yet just minutes from all the main tourist spots and cool flea markets. We were very satisfied with our stay- if only it was longer!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location and great Apartment Manager

  • 5 of 5

Great Florence location for all the reasons cited in previous reviews. On the evening of our second day we noticed that the refrigerator was not cooling and called Paola at 8:30 p.m. She hopped on her motorbike and was there by 9 p.m. We tested all controls, panels, etc.; she called the owner and said she would have a service tech check the fridge the next day. By the time we arrived the next evening, we had a new refrigerator. She absolutely blew us away with her quick and thorough attention and responsiveness to the problem. We would definitely recommend this property for a great stay in Florence. Convenience was incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Florence Airport, Peretola
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Santa maria novella
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A1 - Autostrada del Sole, 50013 Limite FI, Italy
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is only 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria Novella train station and close to all major sights in Florence.

The central market is just around the corner, San Lorenzo Church, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi are all in walking distance.

The area is very lively with lots of restaurants, wine bars and cafes'.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the San Lorenzo,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
settembre-ottobre 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
28 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.62
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.46

From October 2014 the City of Florence has established a tourist tax also for people staying in private apartments. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for private apartments is 2 Euro per person per night. Tax has to be payed cash at arrival.
A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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