Elisabetta and Cosimo Spagnoli
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About Elisabetta and Cosimo Spagnoli
My name is Elisabetta, I was born in Florence where I live with my husband, an architect, with my three wonderful cats and with my sons when they come back home from London where they study at university. I work for the European University Institute as an event organiser. I love sports, books, nature, travelling and beautiful environments.
Elisabetta and Cosimo Spagnoli purchased this Apartment in 1975
Why Elisabetta and Cosimo Spagnoli chose Basilica of Santa Croce
I grew up in this apartment, my parents still live next door in the other part. They were art gallery owners, they have always loved being surrounded by art and antiques, and the apartment has been left exactly as it was when we lived there, full of amazing furniture and pieces of art. If you want to experience the feeling of a real home, furnished to live in, not to rent... well, this is the place.
What makes this Apartment unique
The benefits of this place are many and I could boast them all, but I prefer to let you discover them by reading what one of our previous guests said about us, what better than a real experience? "The apartment is stunning, including magnificent ceiling frescoes from the 16th century in the first floor bedroom. She gave us a complete tour of what was her childhood home, still owned by her and her family, of the place. The location of the apartment really couldn't be better. It's a stone's throw from the Santa Croce Basilica, which is one of the most beautiful churches in Florence. It's also a very short walk to the Duomo, Uffizi and other piazzas of interest, as well as the Ponte Vecchio. The apartment is truly unique, as it is built up around the core living room with vaulted ceilings (that was the old arms room of a 600 year old palace). The spiral stairs are truly one of a kind, and while maybe not appropriate for young children or elderly guests, make staying at this apartment feel like living in Renaissance Florence from the days of old. However, don't let the authentic experience make you think that you'll be faced with medieval amenities; the apartment is fully upgraded where it counts in the kitchen and bathroom, and the beds were very comfortable in all three bedroom areas."
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Peaceful in downtown
Elegant apartment right in the center of the old city. Extremely quiet not facing street but inner courtyard. Coffee houses and restaurants nearby. My children loved the spiral stone staircase but large or infirm would probably not. Only suggestion for owners would to have towel hangers in master bath and maybe coat rack in main room. Would stay there again next time in Florence.
Perfect in every way, just as listed, owner and family are wonderful!
Visit to Florence
This is a spectacular property and was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. I highly recommend staying here if you have the opportunity. The price was reasonable for the space and the amenities. It's also a great location, situated close to many of the sites in Florence. The hosts were responsive, gracious, and flexible which made the check in/out process easy. If looking for a place to stay in Florence look no further.
great apartment in the middle of everything
Wonderful apartment right by the Basilica. Short walk to the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. The apartment is in a Renaissance castle, but has all the modern conveniences. Really enjoyed staying here.
Best to contact the owner via Whatsapp.
Wonderful feeling and amazing experience to be able to stay in this historical house !
Very Nice Flat.... Good location
We really enjoyed this flat. There was a lot of space and it was in a nice location. Ceilings were beautiful.
The apartment is around the corner from Piazza Santa Croce. It is within 5 minutes from Duomo, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Moreover, it takes less than 1 minute to find an overwhelming number of restuarants, bars, pubs, breakfast places with delicious italian and foreign cuisines. However being the house a palace from the Renaissance period, you will not hear any noise from the outside.