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Private Terrace, Near Ponte Vecchio & Palazzo Pitti, Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spleep up to 2, 1 bedroom, near Ponte Vecchio, Pitti, Signoria, Duomo

The apartment is located in the historical heartland of Florence. Overlooking a secluded courtyard in the picturesque quarter of San Frediano, the apartment is unusually peaceful for its location. Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Signoria and Duomo are all within five minutes walking distance.

To check the availability of the apartment, please have a look at our regularly updated booking calendar. If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer as soon as possible (generally within a few hours).


The governing administration of Florence designated San Frediano (the area in which the apartment is located) the perfect location for tourists. For this reason San Frediano was transformed into one of the most beautiful and interesting places of Florence, as the area is home to some of the most important Florentine artisan workshops. Within the area all kinds of amenities are available, ranging from restaurants to artistic and musical events. Culture and entertainment are extremely easy to find!


The apartment is located on the second floor of an ancient Florentine building. The walls of the apartment are extremely thick, as in any traditional Florentine building. This guarantee a noise-free and peaceful environment throughout the day. The apartment has an enchanting open-air private terrace (approximately 30sqm) from which you have a beautiful view of the dome of the “Chiesa del Cestello”. Overall building energy class: E


The apartment has been completely renovated and refurbished, and every detail has been carefully considered to make your stay even more enjoyable. The exposed beams on the ceiling and parquet floor transform the apartment into a warm, relaxing and luminous place. The apartment is composed of a main room, small kitchen, bathroom and a private terrace. The main room is fitted with a king-size fold-down bed and a high-quality pouf bed which can accommodate guests of any age. If a further space is required, we also offer a camping bed. The bathroom has been fully refurbished with the best quality materials and decorated to the highest standards. The shower is spacious (120cm x 90cm) and fitted with top quality materials. The apartment is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, iron, hair-dryer, amongst other appliances. The guests have free WI-FI access to the internet, and at their disposal: a TV, a DVD player and a video games console to make the holiday more comfortable. For relaxation, there are several English books and DVDs. For safety purposes, the apartment is equipped with a security door of the latest generation and a wall safe.


At night, the terrace can be easily illuminated by LED lights and/or with a large lamp. Adorned with beautiful plants and flowers, the terrace is probably the apartment's best part. The private terrace is divided in two parts: The first part, raised and fitted with an outdoor lounge which can accommodate 2 or 3 people. The second part has a large table which can accommodate up to 8 people. The astonishing view of the dome of the “Chiesa del Cestello” can be easily enjoyed from the terrace. A magnificently designed outdoor umbrella ensures that guests can enjoy the terrace even during the hottest summer.


The folding bed is not light, so it could be quite difficult to close for a single women and for old people.

More Details

Lou Saetta
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Lou Saetta

The owner of the property will personally be at the apartment to meet you at your arrival, and will remain available throughout the entire holiday, should you need any assistance.

Most of the holiday apartments available in Florence are actually managed by agencies and if you end up choosing one of those, you will probably be welcomed by a non-Florentine person who usually doesn’t know the area in which the flat is located, or even worse, the apartment itself.

The apartment was formerly acquired as a second place to spend time with the family and not for business purposes. For this reason, we decided to rent it when not in use, so that more people can enjoy the beauty of living for some time in the centre of one of the most magnificent cities in the whole world.

Lou Saetta purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Lou Saetta chose Santo Spirito

The apartment is located in one of the oldest districts of Florence. Walking around the streets, you can find many traditional Florentine artisan laboratories, including but not limited to: carpenters, art restorers, ancient book shops and antiques.

In the last few years the area of San Frediano became one of the most popular and requested for holidays purposed and, as a result, housing prices have risen considerably.

However we recommend agains trusting agencies that offer you rentals at low prices, because you will likely end up spending your holiday in an uncomfortable and possibly unsafe place, which is all but desirable.


Santo Spirito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Late check in (after 18:00) is possible, but in this case, the guests will find the keys in a locked mailbox.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Big shower 90cm x 120cm
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private Terrace, Near Ponte Vecchio & Palazzo Pitti, Wifi
average rating of 4.774194 based on 62 reviews

Good location, apartment alright

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is located close to the downtown area and isn't far from museums and good restaurants. The apartment itself was okay, but it wasn't as clean as we would have liked (dust/dirt in corners, shower stall floor not very clean). The owner is very nice and easy to communicate with, and gave us recommendations for places to go. The closer parking lot recommended might now be in a ZTL, so be careful if you're driving. There is a public parking lot within less than a 10-minute walk that had plenty of parking and is not part of the ZTL.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really sorry to hear that the stay wasn't up to your expectations for the mentioned reasons. It is the first time that this occurs, and although the cleaning company is one of the best in town and has been the same for a number of years now, I'm really saddened to hear that the apartment wasn't as clean as you would have liked it, and because of that I informed the company about this issue hoping that it will be enough to never see it happen again. I want to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused and I hope this issue didn't negatively effect your Florentine experience.
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All you could need with excellent location

  • 4 of 5

All you could need with excellent location

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to Italy, having spent 6 days in this great apartment. It was exactly as described on the VRBO website. It seemed newly renovated, had all the dishes and cookware we needed, and was bright and airy. The Murphy bed was VERY comfortable. The shower with rain-style showerhead was great! We cooked breakfast and three simple suppers, and had everything we needed. And the terrace! It was wonderful, with a view to the local church--so relaxing to sit here in the evening after being on the run all day. Lou, the owner of the property, texted us four times to make sure we had all we needed. Finally, we loved the location in Oltrarno--away from the more touristy parts of Florence, it was more like being in a neighborhood. Within three blocks, we found three fabulous restaurants, the best gelateria that we experienced on the trip, a grocery store, and the cutest cheese shop. We absolutely loved it here. We can recommend this whole-heartedly!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment is clean and modern and yet with Italian feel

  • 4 of 5

The location is convenient. The apartment is pretty well equipped. My only problem is the apartment is not well heated which makes the place,.cold. There is an aircon that is used as a heater. There is a heater next to.the door but it did not worked.

Lou the owner, I didnt meet but was very helpful over Whats app.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, I'm glad to hear it. Unfortunately, as I let you know during your stay, it work well if you turn it on. lou
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

AC worked great during the heat wave. Apartment has most of what we needed for our stay. Great location and easy to get to super market and catch the bus.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely, no complaints. Owner was very accessible and helpful. Would definitely stay there again. It was nicer than the hotel we stayed in Rome.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A11 - Florence Sea
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $46.69
Refundable Damage Deposit $116.71

The check-in is at 15:00.

The apartment must be left before, and not after, 11:00.

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.

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