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



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Speaks English, Italian

50 Reviews

based on 50 holidaymaker reviews


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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Very Cool Place

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite of five VRBO apartments while on our 16 day trip. We not only loved the apartment we loved Florence. Go and stay in this 13th Century Castle in the heart of Florence. Fabrizio is an eccentric guy with an eclectic flare. He was very nice and extremely helpful. Despite having to clean an extremely dirty fan to get it to work - all was good. You must stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & cozy in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, three youngs boys, & I spent four days in this lovely apartment. It was very clean, cozy, & had everything we might need during our stay. Fabrizio was a wonderful host! The location is also perfect! It is within walking distance to ALL the major attractions. My 5- & 7-yr-olds were able to walk to & from everything, not once did we take a taxi (except when toting our luggage to & from Santa Maria Novella Station, but even that is a fairly easy walk). We will be staying here again in the future! It was perfect :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: BIG HUG TO ALL OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! Fab
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Great Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from May 23-26 two adults and one teenager and found the location fabulous. Fabrizio met us at the train station and took us to the apartment while giving us a little history of Florence. His English was very good. The apartment is in an old 13th Century building yet has all the features who need and want for today. The beds were comfy, bathroom was beautiful and we were able to grab a lovely pastry and cappucino every morning right at the corner. There was also at the corner a little market where you could purchase meat, homemade pastas, fruit, bread etc., to take to the apartment. Florence was gorgeous and if you required tickets into events etc., Fabrizio was more than willing to hook you up. I would definitely stay here again.

Kat, Kelly & Ethan from Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

As the other reviews state, the apartment is really in a fantastic location. It is only a few minutes walk to the Uffizi and Santa Croce (fabulous church - better than the Duomo) and several excellent restaurants. The apartment itself is well equipped, though we only ate breakfast there. Wifi was perfect and the three locked doors give you a very safe feeling! As stated before, the one downside is that there isn't a sofa in the living room - only wooden theatre chairs. The apartment is only one floor up, but the stairs are steep and a bit uneven so it could be an issue if you have knee problems. We had a rental car which we could park in a garage about a 10 minute walk from the apartment for €25/day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
November Special
2 Nov 2016 - 5 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season
6 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
winter special
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
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
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Heating,A/C,utilities £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £67
Final Cleaning £51
WiFi internet £8

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 : € 50,00

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: 04-Dec-2016
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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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre


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

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

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


  • Private Driver service, Limo service and private Tour in Tuscany, Cinqueterre, Roma, Venezia FULL DAY TOURS : Wine tasting Tour ( Chianti ) Siena , San Gimignano, Monteriggioni € 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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