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Discounts for families and comfort in the heart in Florence

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The perfect apartment for your vacation in the center in Florence, next to the train Station S. M. Novella and the Fortezza da Basso. Comfortable rooms with air conditioned, full self contained American kitchen. It is located in the proximities the Uffizi, the Old Bridge, the Cathedral and the great brands for the shopping, all are at about ten minutes afoot.

The rooms are elegant, and comfort designed in every detail:ideal for families, they host up to 5 people (it has two bathrooms).

The recent restauration has given evidence to the elegance of the original details, with care to the comfort. The atmosphere is warm and pleasant.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

Why Margherita chose Porta al Prato

In one hundred metres Via della Scala leads to the magnificent square Santa Maria Novella, dominated by the beautiful Basilica with its multicolored facade. (picture)

In front of the Residence is an historical building of the year 1300, formed by both the Church of San Martino at Santa Maria della Scala and the Spedale della Scala which gathered sick people and abbandoned children.

By looking out of the large picture windows of the apartments, some remaining columns, which were part of the arcade of the Church, are still visible as well the rest of the "pila" where small and unwanted children were orphaned.

Very close to the Residence is the famous Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, a real live museum almost untouched by time. There the Dominican Brothers opened their miraculous health laboratory in the year 600. Portentous medicines, extracted from secret herbs, were prepared in the mysterious temple, at first for the convent and soon after for the high society.

Finally, around the year 800, while Florence transferred its role as Italy’s capital city to Rome, the Dominicans were forced to leave the city. Fortunately they left to Florence their miraculous recipes, together with their beakers and a valuable treasure of beautiful pharmacy vases from the antique ceramic factory of Montelupo.

In the first years of 500, in Via degli Orti Oricellari, the main young revolutionary republicans met to conspire against the Medici Family. They gathered at Casa Rucellai, built in a wonderful garden of very ancient roman origin, where Niccolò Macchiavelli also frequently attende


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porta al Prato in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: Flessibile
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très agréable séjour florentin dans un appartement confortable et bien équipé. Bien situé, pas très loin de la gare pour nos déplacements mais pas trop près pour profiter du charme de la ville, de l'Arno et des Ognissanti.

Hotesse adorable et à l'écoute de nos demandes.

Très bon séjour. Nous n'hésiterons pas à revenir et à conseiller cet appartement

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was clean and well supplied for our one week stay. Location was perfect and easy to get to when you don't know the city. Groceries and good restaurants very nearby. Main tourist sites within an easy walk. Would certainly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Precioso y mejor situado apartamento

  • 5 of 5

El apartamento está genial, muy limpio, espacioso y con todo lo necesario para una estancia; como plus está a tiro de piedra de todo en Florencia, a tener en cuenta que no hace falta coger taxi para llegar aunque vayas con grandes maletas, a menos de cinco minutos andando desde la estacion de SMN. Mas que recomendable

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
Bar Le Sorelline
Nearest Ferry
89 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf Club parco di Firenze Via Carrara 20
Nearest Train
220 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
11.6 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
I 4 Amici Via degli Orti Oricellari 29 Fi
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The building is at only 500 meters far from the main train station and to reach the apartment please follow these directions.

By Car: exit at Florence SCANDICCI and proceed in direction Florence Centro. Cross the Bridge Victoria, to go toward the Station railway Santa Maria Novella, take the Street Saint Caterina da Siena on your right; at the traffic light turn to the left on Via della Scala accross the limit of the zone reserved to the residents. Continue on Via dei Fosi on your rights (where the garage is located, on your left). The zone is rich of public parking lots: the site can give you useful information. To reach to the apartment, at the end of Street dei Fosi turn on the right on Via Borgognissanti and to take the right lane which is Via del Porcellana. The n. 5 is ond to the left, after 50 meters. You can ring the bell to "FLORENTIA - CARDILLO."

BY TRAIN: from the railway StationSaint Maria Novella (way out close to truck nr. 5), go down the staircases, to cross Street Alamanni, turn toward your right and take Via Orti Oricellari. Continue up to the intersection with Street Borgo Ognissanti, parallel to the Lungarno. Pass by the beautiful Ognissanti plaza and the first crossroad on the left is Via del Porcellana. The n. 5 is just after 50 meters

The area is rich of little shops, restaurants, pubs. Just at a few steps the famous restaurant "13 Hunchback", and at the end of the same road there is the Pizzeria Centopoveri. In the proximities the famous restaurant "the farmer." There are also there supermarkets, vegetarian restaurants and specialized in fish cook, and happy hours


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porta al Prato, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.35
forfeit utenze £17.57
tassa comunale soggiorno £2.64
Spese di pulizia £26.35
Stay tax £1.76 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione (non si applica ai periodi brevi), Richiesto supplemento aria condizionata in base alla stagione (non si applica ai periodi brevi), Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario

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.
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