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Evocative Medieval Atmosphere - Only Three Minutes from Ponte Vecchio!

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)


“La Colombina apartment "stands in one of the oldest medieval streets of Florence:”Borgo Santi Apostoli”. This name comes from the church in Limbo square, in front of the apartment. Santi Apostoli church is one of the most ancient and historical churches of Florence, on its façade you can see a plaque showing the foundation year “..800 a.C. in the presence of Charles Magne”.

Many historic legends originate from this church (known also as “Old Cathedral of Florence”) because it had an important role in popular fairs, above all “the explosion of the cart parade” on Easter Sunday with the famous dove-shaped rocket (known as Colombina) that sets the cart on fire.


"La Colombina apartment" is located in Borgo Santi Apostoli , in a evocative medieval atmosphere, near Ponte Vecchio , a few steps from "Lungarno" , and on the left side there is the seat of the prestigious maison “Salvatore Ferragamo”. Just round the corner and there is Via Tornabuoni the "fashion" street of Florence where you can find the famous boutiques such as Gucci, Prada, Armani and so on....cafés, restaurants.

Extremely centrally located, the apartment is minutes walk to all the major sites and touristic attractions of Florence, though is also very close to food shops and and markets.

LA COLOMBINA APARTMENT Hospitality for 4 people

La Colombina apartment is very calm and the street is suggestive and it's in the middle of the town's medio-eval area.


La Colombina apartment is on the first floor with elevator of an important palace with a great entry. Recently renovated, charming, quiet, bright with a wide living-space, with two windows including an equipped kitchen wall with all appliances. A table for four persons and a comfortable sofa (convertible bed for 2 persons cm 160x200), a large bedroom with double-bed and two big windows and one bathroom with shower, the whole apartment is about 55 square meters. All with high quality details.

The apartment is provided with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, DVD player and equipped with washing machine dryer, internet wireless, bed linen, towels, kitchen ware, microwave, pots, American/Italian coffee maker, iron, ironing board, safety deposit box.

Everything to let you have a suggestive stay in Florence…


Borgo Santi Apostoli street is also full of small shops as that one in front of our main door, selling fruits and typical products of Tuscany and the owner loves adorning her shop’s faç make it unique ...and many people stop and take pictures too ! Crossing the alley, just round this lovely shop, you can reach the riverside “Lungarno” with Ponte Vecchio on your left.

Just a few steps..and it starts one of the most beautiful and fashion streets of Florence: “Via de Tornabuoni” where you can find the most famous griffes worldwide known as Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Hermès and so many others.

On the left side there is the seat of the prestigious fashion house “Salvatore Ferragamo” one of the oldest families of Florence.

The strategic location allows you to reach any historical monument, museum or old town centre area you wish…just walking, for example: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral and its Giotto tower bell, Signoria Palace, Pitti Palace and so on…

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further informations.

More Details

Marco Bellagamba
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , mattress 160x200 cm
  • Double Beds (1), Sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Evocative Medieval Atmosphere - Only Three Minutes from Ponte Vecchio!
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at la Colombina apartment for 12 days. We could not have asked for a better location or accommodation. The apartment was gorgeous and spotless. We had everything. The washer/dryer and the kitchen were very convenient. The location was unbeatable, we could walk to any place and take a break in the apartment any time. Stefania was punctual and generous. She welcomed us and saw us off and quickly responded to all our questions. This apartment was a blessing that gave us the vacation of our life.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We dedicate all our attention to making our guests as comfortable as possible and therefor it is great to receive this kind of review.
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Good apartmemnt in good location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is comfortable with all the necessary stuff for a good stay for 3 people as we were.

It has a bedroom and a living area with a sofa/bed, a round table with four chairs,

and a kitchen. Flat screen TV, coffee maker, fridge, and two A/C (one in the bedroom and the other in the loving area).

The only problem during our stay was the A/C in the bedroom. The fan of the A/C did a loud noise when functioning. They send a technician but the problem wasn't solve. I decided to use the ear plugs I use while flying.

If it wasn't for the A/C issue I would rate this apt 5 stars.

For dinner/lunch in the area Toto Restaurant two blocks away is a very good choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and pointing the problem out to me. I have already fixed it.
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Well-located nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

The property manager was very helpful getting us checked in and out. The location is walking distance to all of the things you would want to see in Florence. Everything worked properly.

There was street noise but once we figured out how to pull up the shades it was much better.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I hope it will be a useful contribution for future guests.
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in the Hearbeat of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleasantly surprised how spacious and modern this apartment is. You are half a block thru alley to the Arno River, 1 block away from Ferragamo square ( what I like to call it) and 1 block away from Ponte Vechhio and Santa Trinita bridge. Cant explain how amazing the location is. The apt building is on a lovely side street, and has a secured key to enter the building. An elevator which was needed for luggage and my tired feet at the end of the day. Rare to find apt with elevator in Florence. The apt it self has great AC in living room and bedroom. Lovely kitchen with spacious fridge. The bathroom is clean and perfect as it serves its purpose shower and leave the building. The bed was very comfortable, and the closet spacious to hang anything. We love the laundry and ironing facility as well. You can fit 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the sofa bed in living room very comfortably. Lots of space as furniture is kept to minimum. Florence is not the place you need a car...believe me you can walk to everything from here within 10 min reach to Uffizi, Duomo, Market Centrale, and Academia. Stefania was great to meet us and give us a handy book in the flat that has useful information. Always available to answer by text. My husband did not want to leave the apartment after 4 days. We will most certainly recommend this apt to our friends and family. Looking forward to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful and enthusiastic review. You are right the location is perfect, you can really reach everything with a 5/10 minutes walk. We dedicate all our attention to making our guests as confortable as possible and therefor it is great to receive this kind of review.
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Lovely apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this rental. We stayed here for a week. It was super clean, the owner was very professional and easy to deal with, and the location could not have been better! It really felt like a hotel room apartment, in an ultra clean kind of way. It was centrally located , so convenient to everywhere in Florence. Thank you so much Stefania! I would recommend this rental in a heartbeat!!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely apt.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just stayed here for four nights and loved the apt. It is very spacious and nicely decorated. The kitchen is fine for doing light cooking and the location is terrific. There is street noise and we did use ear plugs but being able to swing open those large shuttered windows and seeing the alley below was worth it. Stefania was a pleasure to deal with and very prompt and eager to help us. We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Between Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Via Tornabuoni, the main shopping street in the town.

Everything it is at short distance walking.

There is also the possibility to come by car and parking very close to the apartment, just in the street parallel to the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $235.29

Min. stay 4 nts.
ALL INCLUSIVE, apart City tax 1,5€ per person, per night and Transaction fee 3% of total amount. Security deposit upon arrival €200,00.

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.

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