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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Sleeps 7: 2 double rooms, 1 mezzanine double, 1 mezzanine single

The apartment is located in one of the most ancient and charming squares in the centre of Florence. Situated in a quiet street near Santa Croce, the apartment is just a five minutes' walk from all the most important attractions the city has to offer: Santa Croce, Piazza Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and many more. There's also a great choice of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens, a mini market, cinema, theatre and much more, all close by.

Florence Peretola international airport is 20 minutes away by taxi or coach and the Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-15 minute walk.

The property is on the first floor (for U.S. guests this is the second floor) of a 13th Century Palazzo, opposite an ancient Roman theatre (the first roman construction in Florence), which is now a beautiful semicircular building. Recently renovated, the apartment now offers all the comforts of modern amenities, together with the warmth of authentic antique furniture and paintings, and a beautiful wood panelled ceiling, decorated with 16th century frescoes.

The apartment comprises a light, airy living room with dining area and a loft area above, which can be used either as a single bedroom or as a studio; a well-equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a King-sized bed; a second bedroom with a King-sized bed and a loft above with 2 single beds and large storage / wardrobe area; and 2 bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi bath tub and shower and one, ensuite to the second room, with a shower cubicle.

The pretty covered terrace overlooks a small garden and can be enjoyed all year round.

The apartment is light and airy and approx 110 square metres in size.

More Details

Fiona Robertson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Fiona Robertson

Florence is our favourite city and we hope to provide you with all the amenities and information that you need to make your stay wonderful and memorable.

Fiona Robertson purchased this apartment in 2015

What makes this apartment unique

The pretty terrace overlooks an enclosed garden and is a real sun-trap - the perfect place for a leisurely morning coffee or early evening drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The photos do not exaggerate the beauty and charm of the building and the unit.

The furnishings are amazing (hard to believe it is a rental), it was spotless, spacious and rich in character. It fit our family of five, and could have accommodated even more.

The location is also fantastic. We walked everywhere within minutes. Santa Croce is a stone's throw, as are other major attractions. Nearby we loved the leather school right at Santa Croce in the back of the church, as well as the mosaic museum. If you see GROM, GO! (this was our favourite gelato). .La Giostra restaurant is magical, and just outside the entrance to the building is a fantastic restaurant...I forget the name but turn right it is across from the Japanese place. Reservations required.This is a wonderful apartment. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Situated on a mezzanine level above the master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 single bed on a mezzanine level above the lounge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace
average rating of 4.898734 based on 83 reviews

Centrally located, spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in this rental and found it to be comfortable. The location is great - near restaurants and shopping. Fiona was very quick to reply to our emails. Wifi, TV and a small single unit washing machine/dryer were helpful. The bathrooms/showers were fine. One of the bathrooms was really tiny but my teenage son didn't seem to care. I found the original description of bedrooms a bit confusing so to clarify: 1) private room w/queen bed, simple closet, 2) 1 room with queen bed w/two twin beds in loft above and 1 loft directly above living room area with twin bed. My only complaint was the hallway leading to the apartment is dark so we were always looking for the light switch. The light seems to switch off quickly when not in use. We would consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your lovely review, we would love to welcome you back to our apartment and hope you do get the chance to visit again.
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We had a wonderful time in Florence.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very responsive to questions and concerns, particularly when we expressed our dissatisfaction with the condition of the sofas when we arrived. She said she was aware of their deterioration and had ordered new ones. I only wish we had been told about this situation in advance since it created a negative first impression. All appliances and heat worked flawlessly and the apartment was very quiet excluding Halloween night. It should be noted that the 2nd bathroom is extremely small for an adult of any measurable size. My brother-in-law ended up sharing the main bathroom with us. We didn’t mind but for others it could be an issue.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Sandra. The new sofas are now in situ and once again, I apologise for their condition. We are glad though that you enjoyed your stay in Florence and in our apartment.
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Fantastic apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb apartment in a great location and is within a few minutes walk from the wonderful sights that Florence has to offer but in a quiet street, so noise it not an issue. The apartment was very clean, light and airy and has the bonus of a tranquil terrace. It has all the amenities you need - air-con, TV with satellite, well equipped kitchen, internet, clean fluffy towels, crisp clean bedlinen, ironing board, hairdryer etc (a home from home). The owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about Florence and its sights, suggestions on which restaurants/bars to visit and other general information including where to park etc. We loved Florence and will go back so would definitely book this apartment again and would have no hesitation in recommending this to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin for your lovely review, we hope to welcome you back to Florence again soon!
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Location, location, location.

  • 4 of 5

Overall this apartment was very comfortable, but only for two persons. While they have sleeping arrangements for many more, there are only two small bathrooms, one of which is really tiny. But the location is excellent, right near Santa Croce and is well worth the visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Harvey, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our apartment's location.
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Beautiful and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This property is a beautiful and tastefully renovated apartment. It had the modern conveniences we needed, a lovely little terrace, and a great location around the corner from Santa Croce. We enjoyed our stay.

Thank you,

Christy Miller

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Christy. Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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lovely apartment in heart of old Florence

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Florence - with the help of this very nice apartment in a perfect location. No need for taxi's once you arrive. This apt is very comfortable and did not disappoint! Perfect size for the 5 of us, with room for two more if we had the need. Really want to give it 4.5 stars but don't have that option!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Janis, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Airport, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Francesco Vini
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Florence South
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Francesco Vini and Kome
Nearest Beach
115 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.