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elegant and central Florence apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cozy, fully furnished, quiet and sunny! The apartment is located in the heart of Florence, 5 minutes walking distance from the central bus and train stations (Google maps estimate). Also easy to reach by car, with public parking nearby and in front of the street entrance.

All of Florence’s world renowned attractions are within walking distance, such as the Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Vecchio, the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, the new Opera House, the Market of San Lorenzo Two blocks away is one of the most breathtaking views of the Arno River.

Being a short walk from the central train and bus stations, this is also a convenient location for visiting famous neighboring cities, such as Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and the seashore.


Charming, bright, one bedroom apartment, recently refurbished (45 sq.m. - 480 on the 1st floor (U.S. 2nd floor) of an ancient building (no elevator) in Santa Maria Novella, a picturesque and lively neighborhood in the center of Florence, with restaurants and typical cafés.

The apartment in composed of one bedroom with a double bed, adjoining bathroom with shower, and a large living room with a kitchen and dining area, and a sofa bed for two. The kitchen is easy to use and fully equipped (refrigerator, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee pot, cookware and tableware).

The apartment is equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, hair dryer and in-room heating and cooling.

Everything in the apartment is at your disposal. We are very happy to leave the apartment totally in your hands, but do not hesitate to contact us for anything you may need.

Getting around

Everything you might need is nearby: markets, shops, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, and cinemas. Visiting the center won’t require moving by bus – however, all the main bus stops are close to the apartment.

More Details

Tommaso Rooms
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porta al Prato in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • limited accessibility


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elegant and central Florence apartment
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Victoria, BC, Canada

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights and wished we would have booked a couple more. The apartment was within easy walking to everything in the tourist pamphlets

on either side of the river. Just great to stay in a large one bedroom apartment that had pretty well everything, dishwasher, clothes washer, drying rack, all the condiments one needed for cooking and a North American coffee machine! Thank you Tommaso as it was nice to have a place to cook a few meals and relax as we had some long days and were pretty tired. Train station 2 1/2 blocks away and the walking was level.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Nice Apartment, Transition Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This Florence apartment is has some very nice features. It is good-sized, with room to spread about. There are two air conditioners , each with a large hose connected to the outside to vent heat. The clothes washer is a great plus to wash you clothes mid-trip. There is no clothes dryer, but there is a large drying rack to spread your things about until they dry. In addition to the large bed in the bedroom, there is a rollaway cot and a small pull out bed under the leather couch. The kitchen is adequate, if a bit of a mish-mash of an island counter space. The bathroom sink is large. The shower is a bit on the small side by American standards. It is a bit small to stand and wash your feet if you are anything approaching six feet tall.The hot water was adequate by European standards, which means you are best off turning off the water while you lather up and back on to rinse off. Doing so always netted us two showers.

The apartment is on what Europeans call the first floor, but what Americans call the second floor. The location near the train and bus stations is excellent. It is within the old city and convenient to many of the tourist sites, but then almost anywhere within the old city is not too far from the tourist sites. The Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and the Pitti Palace are each easily reached within fifteen minutes on foot.

There are many restaurants and small grocery shops in the area. The apartment is in an area of many African immigrants. The men often congregate in small groups in the street and on the narrow sidewalks, speaking a language other than Italian or English. They stay out on the street until about 11:00 p.m. (later on Friday) and can be very loud, making it hard to enjoy being in the living room area of the apartment. Fortunately, there is a door to the bedroom that blocks out the noise. However, for one trying to sleep on the rollaway cot or the pull out bed, the noise will be a problem. There is a small market directly across the street from the apartment that stays open until at least 11:00 p.m, every night with immigrant men outside in loud conversation. On a Friday night, the shop owner placed a radio outside the shop with the speakers pointed to the street playing loudly. My wife felt uncomfortable walking through the groups of congregated men, but they seemed respectful.

I think this apartment is owned as part of a group of rental apartments. We were met by a woman who was very helpful, but certainly was not Tommaso

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family apartment

  • 5 of 5

It was a clean apartment, very spacious for the four of us! I felt safe for me and my family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with hardwood floors, kitchen amenities and a spacious bathroom. They were very accommodating of our early arrival and allowed us to leave our bags in the apartment until the room was ready for check-in. Location is good...just a 5-minute walk from the train station. Includes a dishwasher and washing machine for clothes. Air conditioner (portable penguino unit) was very helpful at night).

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Griffin, GA

Great location and accommodation

  • 4 of 5

After looking at hundreds of accommodations in Florence I chose this one primarily because of its location and the pictures on the web site. The transaction was seamless, and Gabriele responded quickly to any questions. The apartment is in a building of about 12 apartments. It is one flight up, but the stairway is wide, steps low, and lighted well. The apartment was just fine! Large room with sectional sofa, large ottoman, table and chairs and kitchenette. The bedroom had lots of storage and a comfortable bed, and the bathroom was roomy and very nicely appointed. The location was superb! It is two blocks from the train station, and all the sites are within walking distance. Good shopping around, nice market a couple of blocks away, bus stop around the corner. We thought it was an excellent choice for our week's stay in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and presented nicely for us! It was close to the train station and Gabrielle did a great job giving us useful information for Florence!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.49

Owner'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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