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Perfect Upscale Historic Center-Terrace-AC-Washer-Lift-Quiet-A+ Reviews-Free WFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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Call us 1.888.308.6123 (North America). We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day.

Click the video link to walk through the apartment.


Strozzi Florence apartment is located in the most upscale area of the historic center of Florence. Step out the door of the apartment building and find Via Tornabuoni just half-a-block away, lined with beautiful Renaissance buildings, now filled with wonderful shops, luxury hotels and designer boutiques. Just two blocks to lovely Piazza della Repubblica, 10-minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio and famous Uffizi art museum.

Take a walk through the Strozzi apartment by viewing the video. See link above.

The apartment gets its name from Palazzo Strozzi, one block away, which is widely regarded as the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Florence. The comfortable and conveniently located Florence Strozzi apartment offers an excellent historic location, modern conveniences, hard-to-find center of town quiet for sleeping, and a bevy of wonderful museums, cafés, tempting gourmet food purveyors, restaurants, and shopping at the building's doorstep.

This Florence apartment complements our popular Prisco (VRBO 52284) and Michaela (VRBO 58566) Florence vacation apartments which are located in the same building. It is located on the third floor of a Renaissance building with elevator, off a gracious private hallway. Since it on the back of the building it faces the back of the apartment behind. It's a welcome retreat from the bustling streets of central Florence, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of Florentines who live and work in the historic center.

The apartment faces the internal courtyard of the building and has a sunny terrace off the living. The small terrace doesn’t provide any views other then to the backs of the neighboring apartments, service terraces and laundry lines. The terrace is furnished with a table and 2 chairs providing a sunny, peaceful retreat in the midst of Florence.

The living room sofa bed converts to two twin beds. The French doors opening onto the terrace get good light. There is an efficiency kitchen for preparing simple meals. When the doors to the kitchenette are closed it looks like an antique armoire in the corner of the living room. The kitchenette is adequate for light meal preparation due to limited countertop space.

The bedroom is comfortable with two twin beds which can be made up as a king upon request, and a set of double windows overlooking the internal courtyard. The dressing room area that leads from the bedroom to the bathroom has large, floor-to-ceiling storage closets and a full-length mirror.

The white-tiled bathroom has a good-sized shower, washing machine and French doors that open to a second small internal terrace which is perfect for hanging laundry.

Within the same building are our Prisco VRBO #52284 and Michaela VRBO #58566 vacation rental apartments.

No check in after 7:00 pm. So sorry, no exceptions.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Byrne
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Lisa Byrne

This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Byrne purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Lisa Byrne chose Florence

Excellent upscale historic center location, walkable to the sites. Many good restaurants & shops nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

• Cafe La Giacosa across the street, great coffee, wonderful chocolates

• Excellent restaurants down the block

• Proximity to the major sites

• 8 minute walk to the train station

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at the Strozzi was just great. Our hosts met us at the apartment just as arranged and helped us with directions and everything we asked of them. The Strozzi is so beautifully located. We had favourite restaurants, cafes and trattorias within a couple of minutes walk! The apartment is huge. We couldn't believe our luck after small places we had stayed at elsewhere in Europe. We would highly recoomend the apartment and would not hesitate to use Italy Perfect again. Professionalsm is everything when booking a holiday
May 2013
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Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment. No check in after 7pm, sorry no exceptions.
  • Florence hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Utilities: Up to €6 Euros/day included, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower, toilet, sink, bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can be combined to form a queen
  • King size beds (1) Dual-king can be prepared together or as 2 single beds., Baby Cribs (1) On request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to 2 single beds.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Hotel-style safe


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(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the hosts - Miki, Franco and their son Marco- were so helpful and accommodating.

The building itself is really cool. The entry way is a big archway, the elevator is an old fashioned lift and the archetecture has such character to it. Everything was clean and comfortable.

The location was perfect. I couldn't have asked for better. Just a 5-10 minute walk from the Santa Maria train station. You're just steps from Via Tornabuoni and the Arno river which makes it so easy to cross ponte vecchio and the other bridges for dinner, gelato or just a quick stroll.

Also just minutes from The Duomo, Central Market, museums, panini shops etc.

I couldn't recommend staying here more. I would stay again the next time that I travel to Florence!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Paige, we are delighted you had a wonderful time! The Italy Perfect Team
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  • 5 of 5

It one of the quiet places we stayed in. A balcony was a pleasant surprise. Very spacious for our items to be spread out. The location was great near the railway station, above a coffee house & bakery. No problem making breakfast. Only a slight annoyance was the kitchen located in a piece of furniture & you needed to open when you wanted to open.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the comfort and location of the Strozzi apartment. It is accurate that the efficiency kitchenette is as you anticipated, little countertop space, which is why we detail that information so carefully and accurately in the photos and the description. The Italy Perfect Team
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San Francisco

Lovely Hosts and Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is conveniently placed for visitors who want to visit museums, historical sites, and high end shopping. The hosts and their son couldn't be nicer and are very attentive and thorough in their orientation. The apartment, itself, feels like a sanctuary: it's quiet, has air conditioning, has good appliances, and is charmingly decorated. We were first time visitors to Florence and rushing a bit to jam in a lot of experiences, but we always returned to the apartment mid-day to relax and refresh. I should say a bit more about the hosts, who greeted us with bottled water in the refrigerator and a bottle of Tuscan wine on the table, and who offered to drive us to the train station when we were departing. Their hospitality was deeply appreciated. If we ever return to Florence, I would be thrilled if we could stay in this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Frances, we look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team
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lovely apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms have high ceilings and are graciously decorated. The cupboard kitchen is surprisingly effective, and cooking is very possible if you don't want to eat the fantastic food everywhere. We did make our breakfasts every morning before setting forth to drink in the beauties of Florence. The bathroom works well, and there's a washer and a place to hang clothes to dry. The bed is quite comfortable. We walked as far as Piazzale Michelangelo and as close as Palazzo Davanzati--you can go all over Florence from here. Miki and Marco were delightful to work with, and made us very welcome.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lora, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Breckenridge CO

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for home base to explore Matera. It is easy walking distance of the Sassi and the center of the new town. The apartment is spacious and great for one or two couples. The terrace is special. We enjoyed cocktails and lunch on the terrace. The apartment seems to be recently renovated with all the conveniences required for staying a while and exploring Matera. We recommend the apartment and Matera.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Paul, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Brighton, United Kingdom

Florence as beautiful as before

  • 5 of 5

After our holiday here last year there was still more to be seen and favourite places to see again - so we returned this April for another great 10 days. Our hosts, Miki and Franco, just as before gave us a warm welcome to their comfortable and very well appointed apartment and were so helpful, it was like coming back home.

For food shopping the Mercato Centrale is very convenient to the apartment. On the ground floor we recommend the fish and chips shop for something completely different, but get there early if you want to eat there as there are only a few seats along the counter. Also look out for the small shop selling their own delicious vintage olive oils, cheeses and excellent Tuscan wines (Agriturismo dall'Annita al Poggio all Lame) - it's opposite the fresh pasta stall.

There's a great antiques and collectables market near Piazza Santa Croce by the Sant'Ambrogio produce market and we found several vintage shops dotted around the city selling period clothes and scarves. There are of course so many wonderful places to eat; Marione next door to the apartment has an excellent Tuscan menu and a great atmosphere and La Spada just up the road serves first class Tuscan take-aways from the little door round the side. And we found a new organic gelato opposite the Pitti Palace. We spent spent several lazy late afternoon hours sitting outside the bar on the north side of the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the river and we would recommend the cafe on the upstairs balcony of the Ufizzi for a coffee and wonderful views of the city.

For beautiful locally made linen and other textiles visit Le Telerie Toscane di Guilia, in a small street, Sdrucciolo de' Pitti, just opposite the Pitti Palace.

As always we were served beautifully by Lisa and Pat Byrne and we recommend them heartily to anyone looking to holiday in a comfortable and well placed apartment in Italy. It was our fourth time with them and there will be a fifth in Rome next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you've once again enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Repubblica
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Ponte Vecchio
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Uffizi Gallery
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Mercato Centrale Food Stalls
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Train Station
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Accademia - The David & Prisoners Statues


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.4
Additional Guest Fee $15.52 per person per night
Damage Deposit $358.21

*3 to 5 night short stay supplement, remove for longer stays. The prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the official rates on our website. Not included in the price is utility usage over €6 Euros per day, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure. Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment. There is no check in after 7pm, no exceptions. Additional cleaning, linen and towel changes for longer stays are also not included as well as Florence Hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.