15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, on the “Oltrarno” side of the historic center of Florence, this lovely and elegant home provides all of the comforts of the modern world combined with the rich history of the 15th Century.

This home used to be the 'Forni Reali' or royal bakery serving the Medici and later the Italian royal family when they occupied the Palazzo Pitti. It comprises 130 square meters (approx. 1,399 sq. ft), and has 3 bedrooms, each with private bathroom, a large living room and fully-equipped modern kitchen, small study and additional half bath. The apartment sleeps 6-8 people, and wraps around a lovely courtyard garden adorned with flowers, fountain and goldfish. Decorated both for comfort and charm, the home contains an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furniture.

The apartment has its own separate entrance on the ground floor, only one step up from the street, and is equipped with all necessary amenities, including central heat and air conditioning, satellite t.v. and DVD/VCR player, Internet connection, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, and washing machine. One of the owners is an artist who splits his time between Florence and New York City, and many of his original artworks are exhibited in the home, including large oil paintings in the living room, and frescoes in the bedroom.

The apartment is located on a pedestrian-only street just off a charming piazza. There you will find a famous restaurant and delightful cafe. Just 3-4 minutes away you will find the Ponte Vecchio, and you can walk to the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria in 5-10 minutes. A parking garage is located 1 minute away, and local bus stops servicing all parts of the city are also just minutes away.

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Ground level property, mostly on one level provides easy access for Seniors...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Outdoor courtyard garden enclosed by wrap-around property provides nice escape for kids...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed convertible to double bed in Master Bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • All bedrooms with private, en suite bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage:

    Covered public parking garage is located around the corner, on Borgo San Jacopo, with others only a short walk away...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Private meals and/or onsite cooking lessons available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped modern kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Courtyard flower/herb garden and fountain made from 800 year old stone ...moreless



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from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 15 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,590 $5,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 1 - Mar 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,150 $3,800
High season
Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,590 $5,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room, view 1

    Living Room, view 1

  • Living room, detail

    Living room, detail

  • Kitchen, view 2

    Kitchen, view 2

  • Kitchen, view 4, looking out to the courtyard/garden

    Kitchen, view 4, looking out to the courtyard/garden

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Courtyard/garden, view 2

    Courtyard/garden, view 2

  • Via Toscanella

    Via Toscanella

  • Kitchen, looking out to the living room

    Kitchen, looking out to the living room

  • Kitchen, view 3

    Kitchen, view 3

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Courtyard/garden, view 1

    Courtyard/garden, view 1

  • Piazza della Passera, next to apt.

    Piazza della Passera, next to apt.

  • Via dello Sprone

    Via dello Sprone

VRBO #128031

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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15th Century Garden Home Near Ponte Vecchio

Florence #128031

3 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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