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New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms in historic center sleeps up to 9 full Air Condit

This important brand new 3 bedroom apartment is Located in the 'piano nobile' of count Franchini Stappo's Palace. Built in the 'Firenze capitale' architectural style (neo rinascimento fiorentino), this property is very sunny bright and spacious, and, quite an unique feature for an historic building, it has a modern and functional elevator. The apartment (153 yards,140 square meters with 14,7 feet high ceilings) is fully air conditioned and high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy) and located in the center of Florence a short walk from the Duomo at the noble floor of a 1850 aristocratic building. A crystal Elevator has just been installed and it is ready to use. It is very rare to find an historic building in the center of Florence which has an elevator. This apartment has very luxury features such as top end bathrooms (Devon & Devon equipment), top quality beds and mattresses, quarter-sawn white oak floors in a herringbone pattern throughout, high end kitchen with marble top, very high ceilings (14,7 feet! 4,50 metres!), Washing machine and a new DRYER, beautiful rich stuccos and many antique paintings and furnitures ect. NO cheap quality furnitures. As a matter of fact, this apartment was until very recently the private home of a count of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The very large windows of the big drawing room and of 2 of the bedrooms look into a nice large historic street with some trees and classic buildings. This very bright sunny and spacious three large bedrooms property is articulated on one level only which is suitable for people with reduced mobility, it is fully air conditioned (every room can choose its temperature) and has a top speed WIFI. The third bedroom is separate by a corridor which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a group of friends or a large family with children. The house is in the most beautiful safe and sought after residential area in the historical centre of Florence. It is very close to Four Seasons hotel, next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue and the main museums and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio. One of the best ice cream maker is just on block away and the wonderful freshfood farmer market of Sant'Ambrogio just 2 bloks away. There is also an organic food shop and restaurant 50 metres away. It is a very Florentine part of the town, where real Florentines still live. It is possible to rent a private parking for 25€/day in the historic garden downstairs.

An important factor to consider in order to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status

More Details

Owner
Guido
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Guido

Former European Union official at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1860

Why Guido chose Santa Croce

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built around 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

It is a great opportunity to live in an autentic historic palace of local aristocracy in a very florentine area known as Piazza d'Azeglio. Unique Bighteness, huges windows and very high ceilings (4,50 Metres!). The property is PERSONALLY and carefully managed by the owner and this guarantee an unique and fast responsiveness to the guests questions and needs. Full appliances dish washer, washing machine abs dryer.

Map

Gelateria Veneta
"probably the best traditional ice cream in town NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in t..."
Stazione Campo Di Marte
Baldovino
"NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance w..."
Museo Archeologico
"Very interesting etruscan and egyptian collections NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in..."
Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio
"One of the very few green area and playground for children NB all the DRIVING distances indi..."
Museo di San Marco
"Fantstic frescos and renaissance library. !0 minutes walk from home NB all the DRIVING dista..."
Accademia Gallery
"Where the David is!! Awesome!! NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much..."
Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure
"Just 5 minutes walk from home. NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much..."
Bargello Museum
"NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance w..."
Teatro della Pergola
"A real XVIII century theatre never been rebuit. Awesome! NB all the DRIVING distances indica..."
Caffe Pasticceria Serafini
Ristorante Portofino
Trattoria Cesarino
"Very convenient place to eat lunch and dinner just 50 steps from home. NB all the DRIVING d..."
Osteria del Caffè Italiano
"NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance w..."
Trattoria Gozzi di Gozzi Sergio
Trattoria Mario
Piazza d'Azeglio
"one of the very few green area and children playground of Florence NB all the DRIVING distan..."
Sinagoga e Comunità Ebraica di Firenze
"NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance w..."
Piazza Santa Croce
"Impressive Florence Pantheon NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much ..."
Vivoli
"world renoun ice cream vivoli NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much ..."
Piazzale Michelangelo
"the best view of florence ever! 30 minutes walk from home"
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
1926 Via Giovan Battista Niccolini
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to beatiful Piazza d'Azeglio and a short walk from the Duomo, (0,6 mile) in a very lively and though very quite neigbouroughs, one of the few areas very close to a children playground in the green. Plenty of restaurants, bars, bakeries, fresh food market, supermarkets, traditional ice cream makers. walking distance from all the museums and historic attractions.

Two blocks from the best fresh food market (S. Ambrogio).

Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , very large shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , luxury devon and devon bath (aurora model)
  • The shower in the second bathroom is very large. You can check out on google the luxury tub of the first bathroom. It is the Aurora model of devon and devon (just google Aurora devon and devon)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , foldable single bed in the drawing room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , crib on demand child bed on demand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 child bed , 140 cm width each. child bed on demand
  • The queen beds of the second bedroom are 140 cm wide. There is a foldable single bed which can be placed in the master bedroom suitable for a teenager child. (width 75 centimetres). There is the possibility of having an extra crib on demand or a child bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Renters must be over 25 years old unless accompained by adults. Stricly non smokers no pets

Reviews

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New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo
average rating of 4.898734 based on 79 reviews
Brussels, Belgium
5

An elegant place inspiring Florentine nobility!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this elegant apartment with my wife and kids in the Autumn break 2017. It has been an unforgettable experience. The three-bedroom apartment is on the first floor of a renovated classical Florentine palazzo that belongs to a noble family with roots in 16th century Verona. The owner, a charming sartorial Count of local aristocracy who lives on the upper floors, has an immensely fine taste in art, music (he is an accomplished classical and jazz pianist and saxophonist), good food and, obviously, interior design! The building is located in an upmarket neighbourhood in the historical centre of Florence. A 10-minute walk from the Duomo, the area does not suffocate by the omnipresent hordes of tourists, but remains classy and discretely quiet. There are a few nice restaurants and cafés in the surrounding streets and a beautiful 19-century park with children attractions at a 3-minutes walk. Living there gives you a full immersion into stylish Florentine everyday living. It was a distinctive experience to walk across the street in the morning into the local bakery or the street market and mingle with relaxed morning local shoppers from this elegant neighborhood. The interior of the flat is outstanding. Fine art decoration is everywhere, on the walls, on the side tables, on the dressers. The ceilings are 4-meter high. The large red-wall living-room is bathed by the sunlight in the morning and becomes a cosy place to read a book or watch TV in the evening – when you decide to call it a day. The high-speed wi-fi connection is excellent and the satellite TV provides coverage of all major international channels. The three bedrooms are equipped with king-size beds and fine bedding linen. A walk-in dressing closet with full-body mirrors allows you to store your clothes and to get dressed in style, thus keeping the apartment neat from suitcases lying on the floor. The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, while a dining room adorned with a large round table sitting eight guests is where you will share culinary quality time with your family and friends - trust the local street market for extra-quality local fresh produce. The two master bedrooms are separately located on either sides of the apartment, which ensures privacy when two families are holidaying together. In a few words, if you want to live your myth in Florence with style and elegance, this is the place I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Dimitri, a very very big thanks for this outstanding review which is with no doubt the best review i had out of my 80 something reviews. Thanks also for taking the time to write such a long and precise description of the area and of the apartment. Nevertheless, please allow me to clarify for future guests that the satellite tv will no longer be available from the next week. I hope your trip back home was good and to see you back here one day kindest regards
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5

Superbly magnificent!Palazzo meets modern amenity

  • 5 of 5

In an excellent location, easy to walk downtown to visit all those crowded monuments and still feel like a local Florentine, in a peacefull and magnificent setting! A palazzo turned modern dwellings all at the same time, preserving its authentic character but also providing all amenities necessary to make your stay unforgettable. We already plan our next stay there.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Andy, so many thanks for your very nice review. I am glad you have decided to come back! kindest regards
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4

Clean, safe, but outside of the actual city center.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was comfortable, but a little dated. Beds were very comfortable. The place is very spacious. Sofas in living room were very low and difficult to get up and down. Biggest issue was no counter space in both bathrooms at all. Actually moved an end table into one of the bathrooms just to put shampoo on.

However, this place is close to great restaurants and close to the bus stop - you just need to know you will be either walking a fair bit to the city center or taking a bus.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Beverly, many thanks for your positive and nice review. Please allow me just to precise that my home is located inside the so called historical center (zone 1) and therefore, it is not correct to say it is outside the city center. Everyone can easily verify on google maps or similar that the Duomo (center of the center) is at 0,7 miles (1km) which means a nice walk of 15/20 minutes AT MOST from home. I would not call this "outside the actual center" since everything is walking distance. Also, it is easy to verify that there are no historical properties similar to this one outside the actual center. My property, I would say, it is just a couple of blocks beside the touristic mob (which starts already in borgo la Croce and Sant'Ambrogio market area, just 300 metres (30 seconds walk) from home!). Of course if you get lost, which you probably did, you will have to walk more. Concerning the counters in the bathrooms, please let me tell that the shower bathroom has one shelf in front of the tub. The other bathroom has one small shelf on the tub and an entire corner cupboard with 4 quite large shelves inside. Concerning the sofas, they are standard hight end sofas. I agree, if you have mobility issues, you might have some difficulties sitting and standing. Therefore, I have ordered two brand new sofas which should solve this issue mid January 2018 and grant me again to have all 5 star reviews as the previous 75 ones . However, I would like to precise that NONE of my hundreds of guests have ever complained about it. And, last but not least, just allow me to clarify that having some piece of antiques in the contemporary brand new decoration it does not mean the apartment is dated. As a matter of fact, the apartment is perfect and has been very recently completely renewed (floors, paintings, bathrooms, heating, conditioning, kitchen, beds and mattresses, furnitures, windows, faucets, dryer, dishwasher, fridge and so on). I am sure you will understand that it is no possible to completely renew a property every year, although, every autumn, a in-dept professional cleaning is done and every detail is checked carefully. Again many thanks and best regards
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5

My favorite place we stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in four different apartments in Europe and this one was by far my favorite! It's a very large apartment for Italy. All of the rooms are very spacious, and the linens were very nice . Both of the bathrooms were nice and my kids enjoyed a bubble bath in the large bathtub. The owner was very easy to work with upon checking/out. Very good security as well . There's a restaurant when you walk out of the front door to the right about a block down that we ate at twice they were really nice and having the kids there was no problem. it was nice to be greeted with a glass of Prosecco . They always ask if you have a reservation but don't worry they seat you anyways. Try the panacoda, it's amazing! We also enjoyed the muscles . The apartment location is very nice as well. It's very easy to use the bus and get to the train station etc. I would recommend getting a taxi to the apartment upon arrival but then using the bus there after. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Clin, many sincere thanks for this nice review. Let me just specify for future guests that there is not hot tub. just a normal tub. Also i would like to add that walking to the major tourist site is 1 kilometer (15minutes) and the bus is not really necessary. thanks again and best regards.
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Denison, TX
5

Great apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five adults enjoyed our time in Florence and especially the apartment. You can walk everywhere from this location.

The apartment is clean and comfortable. The process to check in and out was smooth and easy. I would definitely recommend this apartment for your stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Regue, many sincere thanks for this nice review. kind regards
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Seattle, Washington, USA
5

Return Visit

  • 5 of 5

I returned to this apartment to reunite with six former college friends. We had such a pleasant experience when we all stayed here 5 years we didn't even consider staying elsewhere. The apartment has everything our group needed; large bedrooms and bathrooms, beautiful living room, as well as a kitchen with modern appliances and separate dining area. The location could not be more perfect! An elegant, quiet retreat in the city we all love as much today as we did when we were students here so many years ago.Thank you Guido for once again making our stay in Florence so very special. Florence will always be a magical place for all of us; being all together in the apartment allowed us to reminisce about our past experiences and create new memories. Grazie Mille!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Kristine, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a perfect review. I am glad your stay has once again been good. best regards
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140.85

After sending the advance you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.