Inviting Florence Apartment Perfect for 2 Couples or a Family
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Italy Perfect Winner Trip Advisor-FlipKey Award of Excellence 2011 & 2012. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Top Florence Specialist 2012 & 2013. Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star 2013.
There is a 4 night minimum booking period & 7 night minimum Christmas, New Years, Easter.
The Vespucci apartment is located in the historic center near the Ponte Amerigo Vespucci bridge. It is on a street one block from the Arno river. Luckily, the street the apartment is on in a limited traffic zone so it is notably quiet, something that is a rare find in such a prime Florence historic center location. Enjoy strolling along the scenic Arno river, delight in seeing the Tuscan hills in the distance and teams of rowers gracefully making their way upriver. An easy walk away is the produce market in the Cascine Park where you'll feel like a local buying fresh produce & delicacies for meals back at the apartment.
Take a walk through the Vespucci apartment by viewing the video. See link above.
The apartment was renovated in 2007 so the kitchen and bathrooms are fresh and up-to-date. It is a comfortably furnished apartment just perfect for a family or two couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle since it just a few blocks walk to the major sites of historic interest. It is a thoughtfully furnished, clean and comfortable apartment.
The apartment is on the 4th floor (U.S. designation) with elevator. The apartment hallway is of grand proportions: wide, high, well lit. Off this area is a small balcony that overlooks the back gardens of the neighboring apartment buildings. Enjoy sitting on the balcony, taking in views of everyday life of the Florentines, sipping your coffee & reading the paper on lazy mornings.
The living room and second bedroom are to the right off the hallway. The kitchen, master bedroom with adjoining bathroom and the second bathroom are to the left off the hallway. A storage room at the end of the hallway is perfect for storing luggage.
The cheerful living room has two comfortable love seats. The windows overlook the street below with pleasant, unobstructed views of trees and rooftops. There is a dining table in the living room expands to seat up to six people. Two additional chairs can be brought in from the kitchen. Handsome polished terazzo floors in the living room, hallway and bedrooms are typical of the era the building was built. The kitchen has attractive terracotta tiles.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large window. The bedroom is extremely quiet since it faces the back of the building. A bathroom adjoins this bedroom.
The second bedroom has two twin beds and a window overlooking the street. It gets lots of light and because of the limited traffic zone, minimal noise. The second bathroom is across the hall.
Both bathrooms have a fully enclosed shower, sink and toilet and have been recently remodeled.
The kitchen is very nice with a large window that admits plenty of light. There is good countertop space, new appliances, a large (by Italian standards) refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, gas 4-burner stove, electric oven, a small table with seating for two and an attractive Tuscan terra cotta tile floor. The kitchen comes equipped with pots, pans, dishes.
Please see link below for more photos, information, map showing location, guest comments
***4 NIGHT MINIMUM BOOKING PERIOD, 1 WEEK MINIMUM EASTER, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S WEEKS***
We honestly do not take shorter stays.
- 1507 sq. ft.
- Elevator : There is an elevator
- On floor 4
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Baby crib with advance arrangement, fee applies
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Each bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
A Great Location and Very Comfortable!Guest comment entered by owner
A Great Location and Very Comfortable!
Four of us (my wife, son, his wife, and I) spent a week in Florence in mid-February. Our visit was immeasurably enhanced by our renting "Vespucci." We found the apartment spacious, clean, and possessing of all the conveniences we needed, including a great kitchen and internet. The location was perfect for us--just a block from the arno and a 15-minute walk to the historic center of town. Moreover, the owners live on the same floor and were there to answer any questions we had. Not only will I certainly recommend the apartment to friends and family, but my wife and I will certainly stay there again when we return to beautiful Firenze.
- Guest Gerry and Anne
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
Splendido Appartamento!Guest comment entered by owner
After a frenetic - but fabulous - week in Rome, it was marvelous to relax our pace just a bit and enjoy five beautiful days in Florence. Our apartment was modern and huge by European standards, immaculate, with very comfortable beds and sofas and a well appointed and easy to use kitchen. The bathrooms were so nice and roomy. The apartment is located in a limited traffic zone, so it was very quiet. There is a small cafe/bakery immediately across the street (very nice selection of pastries) and a grocery store and several good restaurants in the surrounding blocks. October is still a popular tourist time, but the crowds were manageable and we felt very safe, day and night. On our arrival we were met by our greeter, Cynthia, who not only has lived in the city for over twenty years, but also lives across the hall, so she was very knowledgeable and accessible all during our stay. Our sightseeing days usually began with a walk along the serene Arno River. It was very easy then to walk to the main tourist attractions and they are fantastic: the Duomo, Uffizi Museum, Academia (you must see David!) and the Ponte Vecchio. Prior reservations are strongly suggested for Uffizi and Academia. Florence is a beautiful city and this apartment was a wonderful "home" away from home.
- Guest M, M & J, Atlanta, GA & Charlottesville, VA
- Date of stay 10/07/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
The experience was a very good oneGuest comment entered by owner
The experience was a very good one
On the whole the apartment, surrounding area and in general the experience was a very good one and I would recommend Italy perfect – thanks for all your help.
- Guest Marty
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Spacious and very cleanGuest comment entered by owner
Spacious and very clean
Italy Perfect was so organized and professional. Loved how they did everything and full confidence in the Company. We went to Rome and Venice and had I known about them before I booked the others I would have stayed in all of their managed apartments. The apartment was beautiful. Spacious and very clean. Nice kitchen and bedrooms, with Wi-fi. The owners were straight across the hall and were there if anything was needed. The locations was very quiet and in a nice neighborhood. A cafe was located right across the street with friendly owners and good food. This apartment is located away from the center of Florence, about 25 minute walk. It was close to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge (10 min walk) and about 10 minutes from the train station by Taxi. Had a wonderful stay and again the overall organization of the Company as well as the owners was great. I would stay with them again no doubt.
- Guest Charlene
- Date of stay 10/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/17/12
Wonderful FlorenceGuest comment entered by owner
We found the Vespucci apartment to be as advertised: neat, clean, conveniently located to the city center, train station, shopping, etc. The local restaurants, shopping, museums, historical sites and central location for visiting other parts of Tuscany made Florence one of our favorite stops. If you're looking for something different to do, try a one day cooking class, it's so much fun. Our host/greeter, Cynthia, also helped make our stay truly enjoyable by always being available to answer questions or provide essential information about the local area. We would certainly recommend Italy Perfect and specifically the Vespucci apartment to anyone looking to visit Florence. If you are thinking of renting a car and driving you should reconsider. The ZTLs (limited traffic zones} are virtually impossible to avoid and if you enter one without the proper authorization for your vehicle, you can expect to receive a rather expensive ticket.
- Guest Dan & Maggie
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
Vespucci ApartmentGuest comment entered by owner
The Vespucci apartment was clean and relatively spacious with a lot of natural light during the day. The Florence weather during our visit was such that we could open the windows and rely on natural ventilation. The apartment is in a very quiet residential area, but located close enough to the center of Florence that we walked to our destinations most days. It’s also only a short block from the River Arno, although there are no river views from the apartment. One negative was that the family in the apartment above includes twin boys. Sometimes we heard them jumping around in the early morning or early evening. Cynthia, our greeter, was friendly and accommodating. She provided an excellent set of oral instructions for the apartment on arrival. She also provided extra service by acting as the contact person for one of our party who arrived late because of a cancelled flight. While she didn’t hover, Cynthia was available to answer our questions during our stay. It would have been helpful if the contact instructions provided by Italy Perfect noted that Cynthia worked during the day and would not be available to admit us until after 5 pm. [Note from Italy Perfect: The Rental Terms, Contract and Frequently Asked Questions state that check in is from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. We are sorry you overlooked this.] The Café al Comunale, right across the street was a great place for a continental breakfast or an early evening drink (closed Sundays). We had an excellent dinner at an Oltrarno restaurant, IO – osteria personale. The chef uses the ingredients of traditional Florence dishes, but combines them in modern, lighter creations. We also liked the look of the restaurant, with its clean modern lines (some would call it stark).
- Guest David
- Date of stay 09/17/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
We would recommend this beautiful apartment to anyGuest comment entered by owner
We would recommend this beautiful apartment to any
We would recommend this beautiful apartment to anyone going to Florence! The host and hostess that showed us around were available almost anytime and were a wealth of knowledge. The lady is from the US and it was nice to be able to speak English. Her husband was a wonderful gentleman and very helpful as well. They greeted us with a bowl of fruit and took a great deal of time explaining everything and helping us to be sure we had reservations where we wanted to go and made an excellent suggestion where to eat. We never needed a cab, we were able to walk everywhere. Even walking back to the apartment late at night we felt very safe since it is in a very safe neighborhood. Having a washer was wonderful, and there was even laundry soap for us to use.We had stayed in a tiny hotel room in Pisa the week before, so when we walked into the Vespucci apartment we could not believe how HUGE it was. So bright, airy, clean, spacious, beautiful and right off the Arno River close to everything. Everything was actually much more than we had hoped for. We LOVED the apartment as well as the host couple.
- Guest Chris and Terry
- Date of stay 05/23/12
- Review Submitted 06/24/12
You will absolutely enjoy your stay hereGuest comment entered by owner
You will absolutely enjoy your stay here
Clean and spacious and really felt like our Italian home for the week. Indeed we were very sad to leave! It is a bit of a walk from the most popular part of the centre, however, after a day of negotiating the crowded center of Florence, we found it to be a bit of a relief, notwithstanding the extra walking. Also, the walk home (if you stray from the riverfront) provides an opportunity to stop in the shops on Orgnissanti for anything you may need for dinner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
- Guest Amy
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/17/12
Guest comment entered by owner
As I wrote in my entry in the guest book, the Vespucci apartment was that rare commodity--a place that matched, indeed surpassed, its description. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely view out of the living room window, which didn't show up in the pictures of the apartment. Everything about the visit was perfect. We had some trouble getting our I-Pad to work and our hosts were so conscientious about trying to solve the problem, including inviting us to use their computer. (By the way, it was a short-lived problem and after a few hours we were able to send and receive messages.) They were also kind enough to make a dinner reservation for us the first night and to fill us in with information on the area. I loved the location of the apartment, which had been accurately described as not in the center of the city. After a full day amongst crowds, made up primarily of our fellow countrymen, it was lovely to retreat to the quiet of the apartment and the largely Italian neighborhood. Although we had been in Italy many times before and therefore did not make use of much of the background information you provided, there were several nuggets there that were invaluable to us. We loved the reading lists too and left several of your recommended books behind for the next tenants. We will absolutely use Italy Perfect again and have indeed already recommended you.
- Guest Barbara
- Date of stay 05/09/11
- Review Submitted 06/02/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Our ten days in Florence were made even more wonderful by this amazing jewel of an apartment located in a clean, quiet and safe neighborhood just east of the city hub. Everything, and I really mean everything, was within easy walking distance which enabled us to experience Florence the very best way: on foot. As an added bonus to our daily walk, we were able to amble along beside the beautiful Arno going to and from the apartment. For the day trips we took (to Siena, Lucca, Borgo San Lorenzo and Rome) we were easily able to walk to both the train and bus stations. The apartment itself was immaculate and well furnished, and the greeter was very helpful in getting us oriented. She was also available for questions and suggestions throughout our stay which was a lifesaver when arranging for multiple cabs to the airport on the day of our departure! I will also add that the cost of the apartment was extremely reasonable, and Italy Perfect's prorating policy made planning easy and economical. All of the information that Italy Perfect sent in advance provided us with time-saving knowledge so that our time in Florence was spent doing things we wanted to do, not in trying to figure out how to navigate in a foriegn city. Grazie! The greeter provided us with many suggestions for dining and grocery shopping, so, again, we didn't waste time spinning our wheels. My favorite feature of the apartmet: two full bathrooms! For two couples this streamlined our daily schedule immensely. I would highly, and without reservation, recommend the services of Italy Perfect, and will most certainly consider using them again myself when planning another trip abroad. Again, thank you for your professional attention to all the details.
- Guest Sue M.
- Date of stay 10/06/10
- Review Submitted 10/29/10
€935/4 nights .. €1065/5 nights .. €1200/6 nights .. €1335/week €3335/4 weeks 4 night minimum booking period. 1 week minimum holiday weeks. 4 people maximum
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
Why the Owner Chose San Lorenzo:
Roomy, pristine apartment Layout is great for two couples since there are two equivalent sized bedrooms & bathrooms Close to the sites, which are an easy walk away, but away from the noise
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Arno river strolls Proximity to wonderful Cascine open air market Real neighborhood feel
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Sunny living room with views of rooftops & trees. Comfortable sofas.
Roomy entry with a cute little terrace, perfect for sipping morning espresso!
Two comfy love seats in the living room, relax & plan the day's excursions.
Master bath adjoins master bedroom.
Second bathroom with large enclose shower, heated towel racks in winter
Enjoy Arno river strolls, take in views of the Florence hills in the distance
Fresco painted by Ghirlandaio for the Vespucci family in the Chiesa d'Ognissanti
Della Robbia lunette above the doors of the famous Chiesa Ognissanti
No wonder Italian food is so tasty
Scarves cleverly displayed in frames at the Mercato San Lorenzo.
Pop downstairs to the cafe directly across the street for a cappuccino
Kitchen is a cook's delight. Fully up-to-date with all amenities & sunny window.
Grand proportions in well-lit hallway that runs down center of apartment
Light filled master bedroom with adjoining bathroom.
Second bedroom has two twin beds. Desk is handy for checking email on free WiFi
Views of neighboring gardens from the little terrace, kitchen, master bedroom
Nearby Borgo Ognissanti ceramic shop with beautiful renaissance architecture
Watch rowers up and down the Arno river just one block from the apartment
Cascine open-air market has a bountiful variety of fresh produce
Italian leather gloves are a timeless gift
Wine bars in Florence are a great way to sample Tuscan wines
Where else but Italy can you find an entire supermarket aisle of olive oil?
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