Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

At the Heart of Florence with Private Garden and Parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming and unique apartment sets on the ground floor of a historic building right at Florence's Historic Center. It is strategically situated just 5 minutes walk from Piazza Santa Croce, and 15 minutes walk from Piazza Signoria and The Ufizzi.

This accommodation has been restored (last renovation on november 2016) and converted into an adorable apartment, very well furnished and with modern facilities. The highlight is its private, sunny garden with dining table for 'al fresco' meals. Private parking is also available.

There is a cosy living room , dining room at a veranda facing the garden, well equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook a delicious Tuscan meal, a master double room with fresco ceiling with in suite bathroom, a double bedroom with 2 single beds, a studio with 2 single beds plus one bathroom with shower. All bathrooms are made with Carrara marble.

The market of Santo Ambrogio , the most characteristic food market in Florence is only at 5 minutes walk. It is a nice way to wake up in the morning, have a lazy breakfast with a true cappuccino or espresso and take a tour around fresh and exquisite season vegetables and fruits or local cheese just smelling the flower's newest aromas.

All around, there are many restaurants and bars where local Fiorentini go for a quick coffee, lunch and dinner meals, with a vast selection of places running from wine bars, wooden oven pizzerias, local trattorie and famous restaurants.

From there, you can also rent bikes to visit Florence everywhere you want to go!

The famous FLEA MARKET of Florence is located in Piazza dei Ciompi at only 10 minutes walk from the apartment. It opens every day from 9 to 19.30. If you're lucky enough to go there on the last Sunday of every month, the stalls extend into the surrounding streets. Here you can find furniture and objects from the past, prints, coins and jewellery. It's worth a trip if only to get insights on Italy's past through the artifacts displayed in these cluttered stalls.

I live close by and available 24/7.

More Details

christina farina
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About christina farina

I will be very happy to share many many tips about Florence with my guests!

What makes this apartment unique

I live at only 10 minutes away from the apartment and I am always available in case of emergency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

christina was pleasant, helpful and accessible. the flat was ideally located and allowed for pleasant walking distances throughout the city. my most enthusiastic recommendation.
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 10


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 wc, bidet, shower, bathtub, Carra Marble Bathroom 2 wc, shower, Carra Marble
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private parking space with no extra cost.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
At the Heart of Florence with Private Garden and Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Sag Harbor

Absolutely fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and already miss it. The photos don't do it justice as it feels much bigger and more grand. The market is fantastic. Everything in the flat is top notch and up to date. Our host was also fantastic and super helpful. We shall be back for sure. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

Apt was spacious, clean, amazing location and parking as advertised. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this area of Florence for a few years now because its away from the touristy areas. We enjoy immersing ourselves in a locals neighborhood. The apartment is quiet and has a nice outdoor patio. With the washing machine and dishwasher you have all the comforts of home.

Christina met us at the apartment and gave us the quick tour and said she would be willing to assist in anything we may need(restaurant recommendations, directions, etc.) She was extremely helpful and courteous.

Great location, quiet, clean and helpful property manager..fills all our requirements. Highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great Option for Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three teenage daughters stayed at Christina's apartment during January 2017. The apartment was perfect for our 4 days, well located just on the edge of the central Florence area with great access to local restaurants, bars, supermarkets and an easy walk to the main attractions.

The apartment had all the appliances and comfort required and made our stay very enjoyable. It would be a good apartment for both winter and summer given it is ground floor with a small garden. It has good heating and cooling.

Christina was very helpful with the apartment and details on the local area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Christmas in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our two college aged sons and my parents spent Christmas in this apartment. The location was terrific and Christina was very helpful. She greeted us at the apartment and showed us around and gave a list of restaurant recommendations. The apartment was nice but the bedroom with the two twin beds was too small for my sons, but fine for smaller children. My parents slept in the front bedroom as it was a bit larger and my father is quite tall. It was nice but is on a busy street which they found to be a bit noisy with cars and scooters driving by late at night. The building itself was very nice and clean and everything worked well. Overall, I would stay here again but probably only with 4 adults or if you have smaller children. The location is within walking distance of Santa Croce church, Saint Ambrosia market and even easily walking distance to the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio along with many great restaurants and cafes.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

#9 Ghibellina was perfetto!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed there for 6 nights - 4 adults and 1 senior (88, uses a cane). The apartment was cozy, comfortable and was perfectly lovely in every way for our stay in Florence. Christina spent time with us when we first got there to make sure we understood how to use the appliances, set the air conditioning, how to shut up the windows when we left; she showed us on the map where local stores and the market were - very helpful! There are many restaurants within easy walking distance - we had absolutely no complaints about the location of the apartment. We sat out on the patio one late afternoon - the apartment has a very sweet little garden with a table and chairs. My rickety old mother was very comfortable in the front room with the attached bathroom. The tub was nice for someone with mobility challenges, although I did want to help her when she bathed - safety first, as she was on "unfamiliar" territory. But the shower head on a handle was extremely helpful. We" kids" had the two back rooms and were happy as well. When I come back to Florence - and I will because I fell in love with Firenze - I will plan to stay at #9 Ghibellina!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Il Duomo of Florence
Ponte Vecchio
Uffizi Gallery
Make reservations on line for Gli Uffizi and other major museums in Florence and avoid lines...
Historic Center of Florence
Boboli Gardens
Campanile di Giotto
Basilica di Santa Maria Novella
Piazza della Signoria
Medici Chapels Museum
Stazione Santa Maria Novella Firenze
Take a look at for train schedules
Bargello Museum
San Miniato al Monte
Florence Tourist Office
Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace)
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Caffe Cibreo
Gucci Museo
Very close to this museum, only at 10 meters away, try a wonderful restaurant called Vini e ...
Santa Maria del Carmine
Palazzo Strozzi
Gelateria Venchi
Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Best place to eat in Florence! Lunch and Dinner...You Must make a reservation!!
Trattoria ZaZa
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella S. P. A.
Palazzo Vecchio
Pitti Palace
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Peretola Airport
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Cooking classes and/or Cooking services are also available on request.

Fun cooking classes on Tuscan Recipes, good tips and the pleasure to have learned and cooked your own Tuscan meal!

Or if you just want to relax and enjoy a wonderful typical meal at home, just choose from different menus and let me know.

Ask for more details.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

Booking deposit:
For a 100% refund, cancellation must be made 30 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund .
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 29 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund .
For a 20% refund, cancellation must be made 15 days before the local time of the day of check -in ( 15:00 unless specified ) , otherwise you will receive no refund . For example , if check - in is on Friday, you have to cancel by Friday of the previous week before check -in .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals