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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms apartment in historical centre of Florence

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, this lovely and particular apartment has been completely restored and decorated with taste and care for any expectations you may have.

Home fragances, extra -virgin olive oil of our own production, coffes and teas for complementary..

My sister and I take high pleasure to ensure our guests the best

staying by taking care of you since your very first enquiry to your departure..

We personally own and manage this apartment and the unit beside (the Francesca unit, ref. 8669907) 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 units can be booked togehter becomig a unique property and can accomodate up to 10 guests.

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!!

The Simona apartment has a master bedroom with a large queen bed, a twin bedroom, a dining area with the kitchen and a large table that can comfortably accomodate up to 6 guests. The sitting room is provided with a large couch that can be transformed in a large single bed for a 5th guests, two bergere chairs, table coffee and tv, a full contemporary bathroom with a shower completes the interiors.

As a real plus, 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..

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

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.

The apartment has its own heating and a/c system, our guests can easily set it 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.

Florence is on the main fast trains line that connects all the main italian cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna.. on this line trains run every 20/30 minutes and the rides are definetely much shorter than a car trip.

Also from Venice fast trains are available and a train ride from Pisa airport takes only 1.10 hour..

So if you plan to take a car just to reach Florence we strongly recommend to check trains instead.

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

More Details

Owner
Simona Tofani
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

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 Basilica of Santa Croce

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 Palazzo 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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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Romantic apt in the centre of Florence, near Piazza della Signoria
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5

Immaculate apartment in terrific locale

  • 5 of 5

Pristinely cared for apartment; terrific host in Simona. Spacious bedrooms and eating area, clean, efficient kitchen, and bonus is the super-lovely terrace. We really enjoyed our stay in Florence, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has a great location in Florence, and it has everything that a visiting couple would need to enjoy their stay. We stayed for one month, and it really became home. It's on a quiet street, and the sound proof windows kept any noise out of the apartment. The kitchen is well stocked if you enjoy cooking in, and the entire apartment is very clean and modernized throughout. It is a very roomy apartment, and the bedding is very comfortable. Simona is an excellent host and is very accessible if you need anything. Her english is excellent. The wifi worked well which was very important to us as we had to be connected to our home for business meetings and phone calls. The apartment is very secure with a key required to get in the building and into the apartment. You are easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, and a grocery store. We could not have been more thrilled with this apartment and would highly recommend it for a short or long stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Florence

  • 5 of 5

Great visit to Florence and loved Simona's apartment! Will try to stay there again the next time we are there!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment...perfect location...check in went smoothly...as described and more!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED IT!! Would stay there again if I came back to Florence in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Just as we remembered

  • 5 of 5

We stayed is the Simona apt in 2009 and when we were making our plans for a family trip this year, we didn't even look for any other apt. In fact, we rented the Francesca apt as well. Everything was super clean and as perfect as we remembered. Simona is a perfectionist when it comes to her business. She's an excellent host. See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport Beach, CA
5

Perfectly located, lovely apartment near the Uffizi

  • 5 of 5

For a family of four, this was a lovely apartment in an ideal location for our visit. The apartment was clean, tidy and well-organized with everything that we needed. The sitting room provided additional space for some privacy from the rest of the group, when desired, and the patio, too. The summer heat and mosquitoes kept us from lingering in the outdoors, but the owner did her best to provide repellants. (Sadly, two of us were just too tempting to the bugs.) The washing machine was a blessing for a family of travelers and the owner has provided substantial clothing lines for drying.

Before booking, several people commented on the separate collection for the electrical use. I'll add here that the collection was extremely reasonable and should not dissuade anyone from committing.

Lastly, the owner was extremely accessible to us when we had questions which is always appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1/A11
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
18 Apr 2018 - 24 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£325
for 2 nights
From
£132
£939
 
 
high season
1 May 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 
 
medium season
4 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£140
£851
 
 
High Season
19 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£123
£764
 
 
medium season
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£140
£851
 
 
high season
1 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 
 
medium season
4 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 
 
High season
16 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£158
£939
 

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £61.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £263.32
Stay tax £2.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

ELECTRICITY ALWAYS ON CONSUMPTION (ENERGY SAVING POLICY)
The refundable deposit is required on arrival and given back on departure

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

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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