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The "Little Patio" apartment in the heart of Florence



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Your HOME away from home! - Very Nice, Cozy, Quiet, Near The Main Monuments

This is the apartment you are looking for! This is your home in Florence! Located in the heart of Florence, near the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Uffizi, and the Duomo, as well as many other major historical sites, this apartment lets you immerse yourself in the typical Florentine life. You can visit the nearby market of St. Ambrogio and buy authentic products used in Florentine cuisine,or enjoy a glass of Chianti in the shade of the "Dome". Once at home, you will be greeted by a serene atmosphere where peace and tranquility embrace you. The warm earth tones of the furniture and thoughtful decor will make you feel at home. The quiet and relaxation found on the patio, along with the sleek design and the historical details, will conquer you. You can finally rest from the labors of the day between art and culture! This little paradise is waiting for you ... you'll never want to go back home ... !!!

This is a lovely and welcoming apartment with a patio in the center of Florence, 2 + 2 beds, and is newly renovated. It is located on the ground floor (no stairs) of a characteristic building in the district of Santa Croce, in the heart of the historic center. It was renovated by the owner, an architect with twenty years of experience, who wanted to preserve and enhance the features and characteristics typical of an ancient Florentine house: wooden beams, antique portico with stone column and brick arches. It consists of an entrance hall, a living room with dining area and relaxation area, a sofa bed, a sleeping area with a French double bed and separated by curtains, a private courtyard with a fountain, and a bathroom with a shower. The apartment gets great sunlight and is very quiet because it overlooks the private courtyard. It is warm in winter and cool in summer and equipped with every comfort: independent heating, air conditioning, free wifi internet access, books, magazines, tourist guides in Italian, English, French, German, and maps. There is a fully equipped kitchen, including coffee, oil, salt, sugar, and a large selection of teas. Dishwasher and washing machine. Because the apartment is located in the heart of Florence where only Florentine residents are permitted to park, it is necessary to leave your car in one of the parking garages near the apartment (fee €. 20-25/day). You can easily walk to every place of artistic and cultural interest. If you arrive by train, you can walk or reach me directly by bus. If you arrive by plane you can take a taxi directly to my front door. This district is the most charming of the city and the street is quiet and peaceful. I will be glad to welcome you personally: check-in and check-out every day of the week at a time to be agreed upon at booking. I am waiting for you!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I was born and raised in Florence, in this historic district, which I really love. I'm living in the same building that rent and here I'm working as an architect, my architectural practice is located on the same floor of the apartment I rent. I personally renovated the apartment, working with passion and dedication. I hope you enjoy my work! Our location is very strategic to live Florence in the best possible way. You will always find in me for any help you need.

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed at Chiara's courtyard apartment at Via di Mezzo n 32 Firenze for 6 nights.The amenities and the apartment are first class accommodation and the location is fantastic Chiara's thoughtfulness in its presentation. We felt as if we were friends of hers staying in her house rather than clients or paying customers.The apartment became a haven for us. Chiara was a perfect host - she was available when we wanted to see or talk to her and was full of good advice on what to see and where to go - but best of all she is a very nice person. Overall we stayed in five apartments in Italy and Croatia on this holiday and hers was the best by far and very competively priced. We have not hesitation in recommending her apartment to any couple planning a holiday in Firenze/Florence Ed and Barbara Peek Canberra, Australia
Nov 2011
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1 holidaymaker review

Tampa, Florida

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect! Great space including a nice outdoor patio and a good location close enough to all the things you want to see but far enough away where it's a little quieter, you get more space and you feel like you you truly get to see what the city is like! Chiara is SO sweet and was very responsive to emails as we planned our trip! We will definitely plan to stay again in the future and recommend to all our friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The apartment is located in the limited traffic zone ( ZTL). You can park your car in the parking Garage Italia or Garage D'Azeglio, ( fee €. 20 / day, €. 120 / week), located a few hundred meters away from the apartment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Peretola, Firenze at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 100 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Versilia 80 km (1 hour by car or train)

Costa degli Etruschi ( 2 hours by car or train)


Bus stop to the Station ( 2 km) at 200 mt;

Airport of Florenze - Amerigo Vespucci, Peretola - at 8 km ( 25 minutes by car);

Airport of Pisa - Galileo Galilei - at 80 km, by car, by train or bus from the Central Station;

Tha apartment is inside the restricted area where is forbidden tha car access without a permission, so you can park it in the payment Parking of Piazza Ghiberti (300 mt, 3 minutes walking). It's better to visit Florence walking, you don't need your car!


Pisa 80 km,

Siena 60 km,

Lucca 65 km,

Arezzo 75 km

San Gimignano 60 km

Volterra 80 km

Pienza, San Quirico, Val D'Orcia 120 km

Further Details:

Shops 50m.

Restaurant 20m.

Locals and pubs 100m.

Supermarket 200m.

Bank 200m.

Pharmacy 200m.

Giardino 300m.

Bus stop 200m.

Market of S. Ambrogio: 200 m, where every morning you can find fresh food,flowers and everything you need!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

pulizia - cleaning £22
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

No party! Only quite people are welcome! Guests who take care of the apartment as it were their home are very welcome.
Prices vary depending on the number of people and long term. Please contact the owner about rates for longer period.

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

This apartment is suitable for quiet and peaceful guests. Equipped with every comfort and situated in a palazzo where Florentine families live, the apartment welcomes guests who will treat the property and its furnishings with the utmost respect. I have taken great care in decorating the apartment in a tasteful and truly Florentine style and I wish to maintain its character for my guests to enjoy. No smoking. Small pets allowed with prior permission from the owner. Thank you.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • city centre


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • 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
  • hiking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Very nice bathroom, with sink, toilet, bidet, shower. Hair dryer and soaps.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeping area, separated by curtains, with French double bed and a wardrobe; in the living room a sofa bed, 2 seater, with thick mattress.


  • Terrace


  • Self-catering


  • A security deposit of €. 200.00 in cash is required upon check-in. This deposit will be returned upon departure minus any damages incurred during your visit. No smoking at any time in the apartment! It is strictly forbidden to organize parties in the apartment. Your fellow neighbors are working Florentines who deserve a good night's sleep. It is essential that all guests respect the apartment and its furnishings and also respect the need for silence during nighttime hours. Please leave the house in the same clean and tidy condition in which you found it. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation! Outside: Very characteristic private courtyard with terracotta floor, table and chairs. Utility Room: TV, DVD player, stereo, small ironing board, iron, free wifi internet access, air conditioning, thermo single, books, guide books in Italian and English, French, German, street maps, high chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, sheets, blankets and duvets pr

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