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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence



Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedrooms apartment sleeps 5 in Central Florence, near Duomo, Santa Croce

Unusual, romantic apartment full of atmosphere in one of Florence's oldest areas - that once occupied by the Roman amphitheatre. Indeed, the street takes its name from one of the principal entrances into the arena. Just 50m from the church of Santa Croce Church, 200m from Piazza Signoria, 100m from Piazza del Duomo, 200m from the Uffizzi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, and 10m from Vivoli, Florence's best known ice cream parlour!! The apartment offers 2 double bedrooms (one with a French bed - 140x200 cm ), a fully appointed kitchen, a marble dining table for 6. It is tastefully furnished with the owner's personal belongings and is equipped with a TV, DVD and CD player, stereo, WI-FI, dishwasher, washing-machine, air cond

Just walking through the central courtyard of this beautiful Palazzo is a journey to the heart of historic Florence. Centrally located, it is perfect for sight seeing, shopping and food markets, discovering cosy trattorie and bars, as well as artists' and artisans atelier

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About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Fabrizio

I was born in Florence "many" years ago . I love my Tuscany , that's why my job is to drive my clients and my guests , all around Tuscany and Cinqueterre with my licensed Mercedes car . I love cinema , music , horse - riding . I travelled a lot during my previous job , in various glass industries .

My mission is to make your stay in Florence absolutely fantastic !!!

Fabrizio purchased this apartment in 2009

56 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)


Outstanding Host, Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fabrizio was the best host ever! We missed our train and were unable to contact him due to phone issues. When we finally arrived in Florence, he was waiting for us at the train station with a luxury van that was big enough to fit our large party and all our luggage.

The apartment is wonderful. It's full of old world charm. The beds were comfortable with quality linens on them and the kitchen was well appointed.

Fabrizio offers tours also. He offered to take our party on a day trip to Cinque Terre. This was before we met him and I was nervous using him for this with no background information. Instead, we booked a tour through a big company. Boy, do I wish we had used Fabrizio! Instead of being crammed on a bus and shuffled through tourist trap locations, we could have ridden in comfort with a knowledgeable guide who's priority was our enjoyment, not a timetable.

The apartment is in a wonderful location. The nearby Piazza had a friendly, community vibe with people strolling around and live music playing. There's a fabulous restaurant literally in the same building on the ground floor and absolutely everything is within walking distance. If we are ever in Florence again, this would be my number one choice for accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kris , it was really a pleasure to meet you and your friends and family . Big hug ! Fabrizio
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Unique, interesting apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment served well for our party of three adults. It's an interesting combination of old and new, eclectically decorated with a wide variety of flea market treasures, setting off the centuries-old architecture, yet equipped with the modern necessities. The central location near the Santa Croce Cathedral and Piazza was perfect, enabling us to comfortably walk to sites and restaurants at any time of day or night.

Beds were comfortable (although renters should be aware that the upstairs loft space is subject to noise from below, with no walls as a barrier, and stairs are steep getting up there); bathroom was serviceable; kitchen was barely used by us, with so many eating opportunities all around the neighborhood; and the dining area served well for end-of-the-evening gathering. It should be noted that the living room space is equipped with a partial row of old wooden theater seats, which is a fun decorative touch, but not really comfortable as a family hang-out space.

Several thoughtful and generous touches were included with this apartment - loaner electrical adapters for non-European visitors, books and sources of information tucked here and there, umbrellas at the ready, etc. These are the things that really make a vacation richer.

Fabrizio was easy to communicate with electronically and Rashi was there to welcome us right on time and walk us through the apartment.

We would heartily recommend this apartment to Florence visitors who want to be in the heart of history!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was well equipped and ideally situated for exploring Florence on foot. Fabrizio was very helpful and offered to collect us from the rail station on arrival.

There are plenty of lovely places to eat just a few minutes walk away.

The only thing I would say is that due to the height of the old palaces around, there is not much light coming in, and if you have small children I would be very wary of the balcony, which has wide spaces between the rails and I think could be very risky. We have very strict regulations in the UK about this, and I think it ought to be attended to, to prevent any accidents.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old world charm

  • 5 of 5

Don't even know where to start! Fabrizio was such a pleasure during the entire process. He went above what you expect when staying at a rental. We were celebrating a birthday during our staying and being unfamiliar with the area, I asked for his assistance. He not only ordered the cake but delivered it to us as well. Making the occasion that much more enjoyable. Picking us up at the train station, giving us a little tour around his beautiful city and his recommendations were truly wonderful. The apartment is charming, stocked with everything you would need during your stay. The location is perfect for whatever you want to do while in Florence. So much better than staying in a hotel, you feel part of this great city. Only wish we could've stayed longer. Can't wait to return and when we do, this is the place where we will be staying! Thank you Fabrizio for your hospitality and assistance. We are eternally grateful, Theresa, Chris and Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My three girlfriends and I stayed at this apartment during our stay in Florence. Fabrizio was very kind, helpful and left us with a bottle of wine which we enjoyed. His apartment was clean, comfortable and walking distance to all the sites. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Lori !!! I hope to see you again in Florence !!!
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Outstanding location and fantastic owner/manager

  • 5 of 5

we could not have been in a better location. the apartment was clean and well appointed. the washing machine was convenient. we will stay there again when we return! thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze (Peretola) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vivoli at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Ugolino (Firenze) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Firenze at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autostrada A 1 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pallottino at 8 Metres Nearest Ski : Abetone (Pistoia ) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio,Marina di Pisa at 80 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The property is perfectly located for visitors who want to discover the essence of Florence. Situated between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, it is in the heart of Florence's historical centre. This area is full of local colour and is lively, even though the apartment is on a small quiet road. There are plenty of boutiques, bars and small, intimate restaurants in the area, as well as some of Florence's most noteworthy attractions

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November Special
1 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Deep Winter
9 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25.27
Heating,A/C,utilities £29.48
WiFi internet £12.63
Final Cleaning £54.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £67.38

Heating/Air Conditioning(utilities) : € 10,00 per day.

A caution/deposit is required for booking and it is not refundable if you cancel your trip , but you can use
for a different period .

Final cleaning : € 65,00

Pick up service from railway station or airport (Florence), if available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • There is a washing machine ,also


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, French bed 140x200cm
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Mezzanine wooden floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Single bed in the sitting room
  • The window of the second bedroom faces the sitting room. For using the cot or sofa/bed an extra charge of € 10,00 per night is required.


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • PRIVATE TUSCANY TOURS AVAILABLE : Siena & San Gimignano , Chianti Wine Tastings in Chianti Lucca & Pisa Cinqueterre ASK FOR AN OFFER !!!!!!! € 300,00 ( lunch & wine tasting incl) , Pisa, Lucca € 250,00 Cinqueterre € 400,00 ,Montepulciano,Montalcino,Pienza € 380,00 I can book for you, on request : Galleria degli Uffizzi and Galleria dell'Accademia ( David ) Cost of the ticket € 15,00 each p/person p/museum . Horse - trekking in Chianti and light meal ( + wine testing ) € 75,00 each ( 4 hours )

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