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Updated: 30-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

This fabulous apartment is located  in the heart of the Oltrarno district, just a few steps away from Santo Spirito square and all of the typical antique shops, artisans' studios and great restaurants the neighbourhood has to offer. Located on the first floor of a beautiful Palazzo of via dei Serragli, it has been entirely renovated in 2013 and can sleep up to 4 guests.


The bridge right next to the apartment is Ponte della Carraia, where it is possible to find excellent cafes' and restaurants and just walk through streets with unbeatable character and fantastic shopping. All of the city's main monuments and points of interests can be quickly and easily reached in a just a few minutes walk. To name a few examples: world renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is just a about a 5 minutes walk away, the Uffizi museum and Piazza dell Signoria just about 7/8 minutes, Santo Spirito square (with its wonderful daily market) about 2 minutes away and the Pitti Palace about 5 minutes away.

Please note that the loft is inside the centre town's restricted traffic area, so it is ideal for those travelling by plane or train, wishing to live as a local, within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. However, upon request, a car pick-up and parking service is available and includes cancellation of any penalty for entering the restricted area outside of the accessible times.


The apartment is about 780 square feet large on two levels - with a loft section connected by a wooden stair case. It can sleep up to 4 guests and comes with 2 bedrooms and 1 and a half bathrooms.

It has been entirely renovated in 2013 and is very quiet, with double-paned windows, air-conditioning, wi-fi, (see speed below*), a flat TV with blu ray reader and elegant furniture including lively paintings.


1. Nominal bandwidth

-Downloads: 20 Mbps

-Upload: 1 Mbps

2. Minimum data speed transmission (minimum bandwidth *)

-Download: 7.2 Mbps

-Upload: 400 Kilobits /s

The entrance of the apartment opens up on the living area that features a cozy living room and a dining area with an open fully equipped kitchen.

One double bedroom with a king-size bed overlooking a quiet courtyard allows for a peaceful night sleep, undisturbed regardless of the potential late night happenings of the lively neighbourhood.

The upstairs mezzanine/loft hosts two single beds and is light and airy thanks also to its large window. It is possible to easily stand up in the mezzanine as in its highest part the ceiling is at about 6 feet.1” but mind the beam at its end! 

The first bathroom has wonderful wooden exposed beams, and features a sink, walk-in shower and toilet. The second (half) bathroom comes with a washing machine.


The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno”, and this district, which stretches along the south bank of the river, represents the true character of Florence and in general is quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence so that many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno area for this reasons.

Locals still live and work in this area and have not given it over completely to generic chain shops and hotels as some of the other area of the center have slowly done. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (especially furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade. In many little squares and streets of this area the traditional daily life can still be seen more easily than elsewhere in the city. Monuments, museums, churches, palaces, parks: Pitti Palace, the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito Square, the Gardens of Boboli - as well as Yoga studios, bookstores with restaurant, cafés, music venues, jazz shops, art galleries and the best restaurants in town for quality price ratio make the Oltrarno the trendiest district of Florence.


The check in time is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m and the check out is at 10.00 a.m.

A security deposit of 200 euros to be paid on arrival will be given back to guests on departure after checking for damage or breakage.

Since 2014 the City of Florence has enforced a tourist tax for flats. Such tax rate is 2,50 euros per adult per night for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. Children below 12 years old are exempted. Such amount shall be collected in cash at check-in, and paid by the flat owner to the City of Florence on a monthly basis - see http://centroservizi.lineacomune.it/immagini/images/IMPOSTASOGGIORNO/firenze2014/Multilingua.pdf" and http://centroservizi.lineacomune.it/immagini/images/IMPOSTASOGGIORNO/firenze2014/misuraimposta2015.pdf.

Tourists arriving in Italy must submit a declaration of presence form to a local police office within 1 day of arrival. A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is hence required (alternatively passport details such as number [only for the head odf the family or group], date and country of birth, citizenship), before arrival or at check- in.

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30 April, 2017

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Welcoming flat near the Arno river

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this apartment. Perfect size for the four of us, immaculately maintained. Gaia and Cristina were wonderful and helpful during our stay. They worked with us to get convenient check-in and check-out times, and helped us arrange a day in the Tuscany wine country. Nice and quiet, just down the street from a fantastic gelato place, and just a short walk across the river to the heart of Florence. We loved starting and ending our day with a walk across one of the many bridges. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review. Hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful home from home

  • 5 of 5

The Loft was wonderful, a little haven on the edge of the busy city. The apartment was beautifully decorated, had everything you could possibly need and was comfortable and quiet. Close enough to walk to all of the sights, the many restaurants and a superb gelato shop on the corner. Christina met us when we arrived and she was so friendly and helpful and showed us around and made sure that we had everything that we needed. Will definitely stay here again if we return to Florence in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you felt at home and appreciated the restfulness of the flat and its location. Many thanks for your kind review, please come back!
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Fantastic location in Oltarno.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this comfortable apartment in Oltarno. The location is just perfect, close to the train station, close to all the sights, but at the same time it is away from the crowds. The two bedrooms were very comfortable with excellent beds. The kitchen has everything needed. And the best part......the best gelato shop in Florence is just down the street! We went there twice a day!

Highly recommended apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spreading the word that you enjoyed the loft (and the ice cream!) Mark, really glad you did. Hope to have you back soon
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Brooklyn CT

Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a well appointed apartment that is just over the Arno river. Walking distance to much of the center of Florence but away from the crowds.

It is located in a nice neighborhood with many very good restaurants. There is a Thai massage parlor a few blocks down on the same street that was one of the best I have ever had.

Gaia was very responsive to all questions. I highly recommend this lovely apartment

Oct 2016


  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan for choosing my loft and for taking the time to review your stay so positively. I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest.
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st. petersburg fl

Prime location and lovely apartment. It was perfect and Gaia most welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in excellent condition and in a perfect location to explore Florence. Plenty of room and had all the amenities. Highly recommend it. And thank you Gaia for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you Vicki, and I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon
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Goldsboro, NC

Great Stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the apartment from August 15-19 so that we could have accommodations for my wife, our two grown children and me for our highly anticipated stay in beautiful, historic Florence. Our time there was more than we could imagine or hope for, and our dwelling was perfect! It was like a home away from home with an adequately equipped kitchen, a table for family meals, a washing machine with clothesline, and a comfortable sitting area in a lovely setting. The location was excellent - within walking distance of all historic venues and sites and somewhat removed from the hustle of tourism. This apartment helped our time in Florence be the best it could be!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence Airport at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cuculia Ristorante Libreria at 0.03 Miles Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 58 Miles Nearest Golf : Golf Club Parco di Firenze at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Florence Santa Maria Novella at 0.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 6.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Il santo Bevitore at 0.05 Miles Nearest Ski : Abetone at 55 Miles Nearest Beach : Forte dei marmi at 68 Miles Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
18 Apr 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa per notte
19 Jul 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
20 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Immaculate Conception
7 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 2.78%

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Updated: 30-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • city centre


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 780 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, WASHING MACHINE


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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