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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Sofa , 3 Baths, 6-8 Sleeps


Via del Corno was also mentioned by the famous italian writer Vasco Pratolini in 'Chronicle of Poor Lovers', his best book, where he tells stories of Florence between 1925 and 1926. The novel is almost entirely set in Via del Corno, located between the Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce,in the same street where the author had spent some years of his youth.

The protagonists of the novel are the inhabitants, mostly working class and the author develops love affairs that involve the young people resident in the street. In the background, the scenery of Florence in the early years of Fascism, a city in the struggle for the assertion of conflicting values. In the small universe are well represented the many faces of Florentine life but also of the Italian reality.

This Pratolini novel came to the attention of critics and in 1954 the director Carlo Lizzani directed a movie based on the book with actors such as Marcello Mastroianni, Antonella Lualdi, Rowena Greek. The film, despite the problems of censorship, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


'La Terrazza apartment" is located in one of the oldest parts of the center of Florence, in the medieval triangle that leads from Piazza della Signoria and from the Uffizi Museum to Piazza Santa Croce, exactly one minute walk from Palazzo Vecchio and from the Bargello Museum and two minutes walk from the Uffizi.

LA TERRAZZA APARTMENT Hospitality for 8 people

The palace, though very old, has an elevator and the apartment, although it lies on a high first floor has a large and pleasant terrace of 30 square meters furnished with sofa and chairs and a canopy for shelter from the sun in the summer.

The apartment is divided equally into common areas, consisting of a living room with two sofas and two armchairs that overlooks the terrace and has a beautiful decorated wooden ceiling; a kitchen with vaulted ceiling, fully equipped with all the convenience of 20 meters that also overlooks and has access to the terrace, equipped with a bar and a dining table for 8 people; and a study, also with access to the terrace, with TV and DVD.

The master bedroom, very large and with a beautiful ceiling made with terracotta panels of the 16th century decorated with original gold and blue colours, has a king size bed and a bathroom en suite with a large shower and has direct access to the terrace.

The second bedroom also has a king size bed (160 x200 cm) and wood decorated ceiling as the living room and a bathroom with dual access from the living room and from the bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath tub.

The third bedroom is very spacious, in addition to the king size bed it is also equipped with a private balcony of 10 square meters and a loft of 10 square meters with a sofa that converts to a comfortable double bed (cm 195 x 140).

The apartment has a total of 130 square meters plus 30 square meters of outdoor living almost all year round.

The renovation has been completed recently, so the apartment is absolutely new and accurate in every detail.

Everything to let you have a suggestive stay in Florence.


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

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

More Details

Remo Bellagamba
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , with Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3/loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , mattress 140 x 195 cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 160x200
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 160x200
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 160x200
  • The 3 bedrooms have their own private bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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(42 traveler reviews)

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Charming Old Convent with Terrace 1 Minute from Palazzo Vecchio
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Perfect Apartment for our Florence Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed in this lovely apartment in the heart of Florence for six nights. Stefania was there waiting for us when we arrived to give us the keys, give us a tour of the apartment and show us how everything worked. She was also there when we checked out, and was a pleasure to work with.

This apartment has 3 large bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and shower / tub. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are large and comfortable. One of the bedrooms has a spiral staircase up to a loft area with a sofa-sleeper, which our youngest son thought was great. The kitchen is large and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The apartment is in the shape of a square, with a terrace in the middle. Unfortunately it was too cool in March to fully appreciate it, but it would be wonderful in warmer weather (or with an outdoor heater or fire pit added!).

The apartment is on the 2nd floor. There is a tiny elevator that we used only for our luggage.

The location for this apartment is ideal! Because it was off of an alley it was quiet, but at either end of the alley was a street full of shops and restaurants, so it was perfect. A 5 minute walk to the Uffuzi, 5-10 minute walk to the Duomo, 10- 15 minute walk to the Santa Maria Novella train station, and 5-15 minutes to just about anywhere else you'd want to be.

We fell in love with Florence. Our daughter is studying abroad there and we now understand why she loves Florence. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed and sincere opinion of the apartment and its qualities. I really appreciate it. It's a great incentive to always do better, we really want to make our guests as comfortable as possible. I hope to welcome you again in Florence.
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Decatur, GA

Lovely Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 7 adults stayed in this wonderful apartment . Stefania greeted us upon arrival and provided a tour of the apartment. There was plenty of space for everyone and we enjoyed sitting in the courtyard with covered shade. We loved that this apartment was off a quiet neighborhood alley that opened onto a street full of cafes , shops, and museums. So close to everything we needed. Minutes away for Uffizi Gallery and Santa Maria Novella. I really enjoyed walking around Florence and having a lovely place to return to at the end of the day. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Perfect VRBO experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we had hoped for and more. The home is on a quiet street, but so close to everything. The three bedrooms were all the same size, which is nice when you are sharing with more than one family so it doesn't feel as if one couple gets the bigger room. The beds were very comfortable after a long day of sightseeing and the kitchen and family room were comfy and very serviceable as well. We never used the patio because it was cold while we were there, but I imagine it would be wonderful to sit out there with a glass of wine when the weather is nice. We would stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. I will be very happy to greet again in Florence!
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Perfect place for our family of 5

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with our family of 5, it was the perfect space for us! Enough room for everyone and the living room and kitchen were good spaces when we wanted to be together. The location of the apartment is amazing, great neighborhood, you are central and close to everything Florence has to offer. The apartment was very clean and well taken care of. Remo was quick to reply and helpful during our stay, would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit for about 10 days over Christmas and New Years. It consists of 3 large bedrooms with each having its own bath. The unit is spacious and the kitchen well stocked. The apartment is located right behind the Uffizi Gallery, so it is very convenient to all of the downtown museums, shopping and dining. The area is generally quite, so you can get a restful sleep. Best of all Remo and Stefania are extremely helpful and responsive.

Hint, we found it easier to call for a cab from in front of the nearby Hotel Bernini, because some cabs didn't want to drive down the small street.

You won't go work picking this unit as your place to stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review. It is always good to see that our dedication and enthusiasm are recognized.
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Great location, nice and roomy, comfortable beds!

  • 5 of 5

Four ladies shared this apartment. We appreciated the roominess and cleanliness of the apartment as well as the location! Wi-Fi service was great and the beds were comfortable. Stefania suggested some fantastic local restaurants for us and we went to all of them. Apartments can’t be heated until Nov 1 and we were there the last week of October, so Stefania brought us extra towels and blankets. We had a fabulous time and recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review. Yes we have a low in Italy (against pollution) so all apartments in Florence can be heated starting on Nov 1. Anyway I hope to meet you again.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $366.97

The Total is all inclusive, apart City tax 1,5€ per person, per night and Transaction fee 3% of total amount.

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.