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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria - Simona

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Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Simona

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, a dining area with the kitchen side, a sitting room with a sofa that becomes a single bed and two comfortable chairs

A private terrace partially covered with seats for four and a little round table completes the property.

A/C and Heating are on the exclusive use of the apartment and can be easily controlled as prefered by our guests.


About the property

Simona

In the area of Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. At the second and unique floor, in Via Vinegia n. 2, a small and very quiet road in a pedestrian area, these two lovely and particular apartments have been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have. Home parfumes, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

My sister and I take a high pleasure to ensure our guests the best staying by taking care of you since your very first enquiry to your departure.. We own and manage personally both apartments so you'll always be checked-in by one of us and we'll be avaialble for you any time for any question, help or need you may have..

Both apartments belong to an ancient bulding dated back to the XV century and share a private entrance from the road, in front of the magnificent stonewall of the medieval S. Remigio Church, in one of the oldest and most famous area of Florence. The location is so central that you can easily get back home any time of the day for a quick rest or a bite and go out again to visit this magnificent city, With all kind of shops just around the corner and Piazza della Signoria at 1 minutes walk, these property are really in the centre of the centre!

With some of the best restaurants, ice-cream, fresh pasta, street food an coffee bar just around the corner you'll be able to enjoy your staying with no efforts trying to find out where you can have the best ice-cream of Florence!!

Both with two confortable bedrooms, with high-quality linen and duvet, sitting room and kitchen and a 5th bed in the sitting room.

Simona's apartment has got a cozy and secluded terrace full of plants and partially covered. With a coffee table and 5 comfortable seats, it's perfect for breakfast, tea time or a glass of wine..

The Simona unit has 1 bathroom

Francesca's apartment has 2 brand new contemporary bathrooms with big and comfortable showers, antique wooden high ceilings but NO terrace!

Via Vinegia 2: a very strategic position! You can look at the tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria from Simona's terrace or from Francesca's kitchen .

Simona's apartment has been entirely restored and redecorated with taste at the end of 2008. Full equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom, beautiful floor.. a romantic and private terrace rich of plants.. Perfumes d'ambience, extra-virgin olive oil of our own production.. LCD TV with decoder.. Antique furniture.. A house prepared with love to give you a place to relax after a full immersion in the beauties of the city!

Francesca's is our new apartment, completely restored at the end of september 2011: it has its own personal taste with the same attention to details: wooden white ceiling, parquet floor, antique furniture and contemporary confort: two bright new full bathrooms with extra large showers, kitchen fully equipped, a relaxing sitting room..

Both apartment have their own heating and a/c, our guests can easily set them as preferred

History and leisure: The entire historical centre of Florence has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and Via Vinegia is just in the middle of it! All the major sites are within walking distance: Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte vecchio, The Duomo, The magnificent church of Santa Croce: everything is just around the corner.

And if you like to try the very best food you have a choice of restaurants and, most of all, you are at 10 min. walking from one of the oldest and most famous market in Florence, The Sant'Ambrogio market where you can buy the most exquisite traditional food.. and as far as ice-cream is concerned, Vivoli (the most famous one) is at 3 min walking

Via de Neri, the road at 20 mt from Via Vinegia is full of all kind of shops: groceries, take away, chemistry, fruiters, ice-cream, bakeries, mini market, bars, laundry...

Anything you may need is just around the corner!

Car: The centre of Florence is closed to car with specific rules. We suggest you NOT TO ARRIVE WITH A CAR if you can. You won't need (and you won't be allowed too) to use it during your staying in the city. But in case you should have it, we will be glad to give you all the informations you may need for entering and parking in this area. Please take note that since June 2013 the area around the property is going to be Pedestrian so there is no way to reach the apartments with a car

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About the Owner

Simona Tofani
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Simona Tofani

I am a florentine in love with Florence! But I also love to travel and always look for places that can make me feel home away from home. So I prepared these properties asking myself what I, as a traveller, would have loved to find in a rental property and try to do my best to accomplish this goal. That's why you'll find tea and coffee available on your arrival or the home fragances to welcome you at the property.

Simona Tofani purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Simona Tofani chose Florence

From the very first moment we, my mom and me, visited the apartment (the actual Simona unit) we realized it was special.. Even if it had to be entirely restored (believe me, it was terrible!!) we felt it was very special..

The terrace and the view on these 800 years old stone walls of San Remigio chuch, the tower of Palazzao Vecchio so beautiful at any time of the day.. the calm and tranquility while just a stone away from everything, a few steps and you get to the crowded and lively Via de neri.. The apartment really needed to be updated but the display was gorgeous.. All moved, perfectly designed to have a sleeping area and a daily area, the ancient ceiling in the sitting room.. A house of carachter..We fell in love at a the very first sight!!!

The same happend when we were able to purchase the property beside (the actual Francesca unit) which has its own carachter too.. Again we entirely restored it but what a result!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every thing was fine...a very hearty stay in Florence and so near to all the city sights. We can recomend. Carola & Eric
Feb 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Every thing was fine...a very hearty stay in Florence and so near to all the city sights. We can recomend. Carola & Eric
Feb 2011
  • 1 of 1

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Notes

ELECTRICITY ALWAYS ON CONSUMPTION (ENERGY SAVING POLICY)
The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure
Rental price up to 4 pax
Final cleaning will be increased for staying longer than 7 days
HEATING WILL BE CHARGED ON CONSUMPTION FOR RENTALS OF ONE WEEK AND LONGER
The check-in is always on APPOINTMENT
check-in 3.00-7.00 pm
check-out 10.00 am
For departure earlier than 8.00 am you'll be checked out the day before

97 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(97 traveller reviews)

Houston, texas, usa
5

Great apartment in the Noe Valley part of SF

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in Noe Valley (Castro and 24th Street)- beautifully furnished with great artwork. My wife and I and 2 kids spent 3 nights here because we thought (and were right) that it would be more relaxing than a hotel room. The small garden was the perfect place for sharing a bottle of wine.

The only small downside is that the front bedroom gets the noise of the street with some traffic from around 7am - however not a problem if you want to get up and enjoy SF. I always managed to park my car within 1 or 2 blocks. Buses and trams are available to take you into town about 2 blocks away. The agent whom I dealt with when arranging the lease was very co-operative and willing to be helpful.

Now for the best bit. This apartment is on 24th street near Castro and is in a really cool neighbourhood for bars, retaurants (American, Italian, Spanish, Asian, South-American and more - no fast food outlets in sight), boutique-type stores, coffee-shops (Starbucks and fantastic local ones), a wonderful cheese store, great wine stores. It feels like a proper neighbourhood, and is clean and friendly. We started and finished our days on 24th street with a trip into the heart of SF during the day.

As an Englishman living in Houston, it was great!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 4
5

My wife and I LOVED THIS PLACE. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say? We loved staying at Stella's in the heart of Florence. This was our first trip to Italy and we fell in love with everything about this country and city. Romantic, historic, and beautiful. Florence is amazing. The apartment is close to some of the city's best and most sought after places to eat, visit, and shop. It was in a very quiet part of the city and we slept like babies at night. Decorated classy with a boutique fell, it's even better in person and had plenty of space for us and would have been big enough for 2 others as well. We have never visited a city that we enjoyed so much as we did Florence. Walking the streets at day or night felt safe and dreamy. WHEN, not if, but WHEN we return, we will stay with Stella again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, QC, Canada
4

Awesome apartment in Florence

  • 4 of 5

Simona's 2 bedroom apartment is ideally situated, very close to the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. The apartment was, clean, quiet, and comfortable. Simona was an accommodating host. Her modern apartment is equipped with both a dishwasher and a washing machine. We were there during the winter and the heating system worked well. There is a delightful terrasse that can accommodate 4 squeezing around the table. The WIFI worked consistently and exceptionally well. There is a large living room. Everything went very well for us during our 2 week stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Australia
5

Fantastic Apartment and Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was beautifully appointed, in a fantastic location close to all of Florence's main attractions, shopping and restaurants, all within walking distance. Simona was a pleasure to deal with, responded quickly on email, meet us at check-in and showed us the apartment and went through everything we needed to know to ensure our stay was comfortable. Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone staying in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Good and quite location despite of being central, nice interieur and very friendly and helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect everything in the heart of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

This is everything you could hope for - central, warm in winter, well equipped, spotlessly clean, quiet - yes, quiet! - and amicably run. We stayed as a family of four at the end of December and felt secure and happy to go home after a long day of traipsing in Florence and surrounds. Stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

From the very first moment we, my mom and me, visited the apartment (the actual Simona unit) we realized it was special.. Even if it had to be entirely restored (believe me, it was terrible!!) we felt it was very special.. The terrace and the view on these 800 years old stone walls of San Remigio chuch, the tower of Palazzao Vecchio so beautiful at any time of the day.. the calm and tranquility while just a stone away from everything, a few steps and you get to the crowded and lively Via de neri.. The apartment really needed to be updated but the display was gorgeous.. All moved, perfectly designed to have a sleeping area and a daily area, the ancient ceiling in the sitting room.. A house of carachter..We fell in love at a the very first sight!!! The same happend when we were able to purchase the property beside (the actual Francesca unit) which has its own carachter too.. Again we entirely restored it but what a result!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Firenze S.M.N. at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1/A11 at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The property is located in a quiet small road, Via Vinegia 2, between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the medieval walls of St. Remigio church. We are in a pedestrian area in the very heart of the historical center of Florence. Every famous artistic site can be reached in a few minutes: piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Palazzo Pitti. The area around the property is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, internet point and wireless cafè and any services needed (supermarket, laundry, pharmacy etc..) This area is known as ZTL (limited traffic area) and from June 2013 it will be pedestrian.

No cars are allowed to reach the property in no case (apart from taxis) so in case you plan to arrive with your car in Florence, there are special instructions. We'll be glad to provide them

Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, real single bed
  • Baby cot available

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Iron and ironing board, toaster, moka coffee maker, hairdryer, washing machine. Home perfume in every bedroom and sitting room. Selection of tea and coffee at your arrival for complementary. A bottle of olive oil of our own production will wait for you. We remind you that smoking is not allowed inside the apartment but it's permitted outside in the loggia (Simona's apartment) Please take note that there are only 14 steps up from the road to the apartment.

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