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Florence exclusive apartment with views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Old Bridge Apartment is the perfect location for your Italian holiday. Located literally on the side of the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the apartment offers astounding views on the Bridge, the Vasari Corridor, the tower of Palazzo Vecchio and the Santa Trinita Bridge.

As you step into the apartment, in the large lobby and living area, the views will leave you amazed: the Ponte Vecchio Bridge is right there, almost within touch, displaying its unrivalled magnificence and charm.

Located between two of the most renown bridges in Florence, the Old Bridge and Santa Trinita Bridge, the Oldbridge Apartment offers its guests the chance to enjoy a unique stay in the very heart of this beautiful city.

The Apartrment is made up of two roomy and modern bedrooms -each one with its own bathroom- a well equipped kitchen, a spacious living/dining area, and an inner courtyard.

The amenities of the apartment are as you would find in a luxury hotel: elegant marble bathroom, air conditioned in every room, central heating, hot water “on demand”, a computer hooked up to a printer and fast, reliable wifi. All the utilities are in the kitchen.

In the living area a unique and original artwork of the Florentine painter Luciano Guarnieri show the reconstruction of the Santa Trinita Bridge after the war.

Restored using high-quality materials, such as Vietri majolica tiles and parquet floor, the apartment is furnished with elegant and modern furniture, and equipped with all conveniences.

The Old Bridge Apartment extends over 100 sq.m/ 1077 sq. f. and with a maximum occupancy of four.

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Alessandra

This is me, Alessandra, the owner and home manager of the apartment.

I grew up in the area. I still remember when cars and motorbikes were allowed to cross the Ponte Vecchio. So many things have changed since then, but not our bridge, a milestone in the life of every Florentine.

Alessandra purchased this apartment in 1964

Why Alessandra chose Oltrarno

This is a special place, it belongs to my family since 1964. It used to be the place where my parents worked together for 40 years. We decided to turn it into an apartment to share it with people who can understand an appreciate its value.

What makes this apartment unique

A unique viewpoint on the city.

The apartment is located in one of the most characteristic areas in town. It is at a walking distance from all the major points of interest.


Oltrarno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The 2 twins in the second bedroom can be joined into a double bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
A printer is also available.


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Florence exclusive apartment with views
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Firenze in style!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the good fortune to spend almost 2 weeks in Florence and Tuscany this past month and even better luck in finding this incredible gem of an apartment right on the bank of the Arno and next to the Ponte Vecchio. The apartment, on the 2nd floor, is just as you see on the site and Alessandra made everything easy, from the application process to meeting us personally at the apartment and giving us great food and fun recommendations. But perhaps the best part is the location. It is only steps to the Ponte Vecchio and only minutes from all the historic sites in city center, all while being on the south side of the river, or the Oltarno district. It has a much more local feel, with small shops, quaint piazzas and great ristorantes. Also, at such a great price, we based out of the apartment, did a couple of overnights and left most of our things there. Last but not least, at the end of every long and wonderful day, nothing was better than standing on our balcony with a glass of wine in hand looking out over the city and hearing the music playing from the bridge. We can't wait to get back!

Grazie mille Alessandra!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bryan, thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you had a good stay at the apartment and in Florence, good memories are important! If you ever decide to come bak you are most welcome!
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment. Everything you could possibly need for a short or long term stay in Florence. Beautiful location on the river and overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Allesandra was very helpful in assisting us with planning our trip. Could not have asked for a better place to stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property, fantastic owner, and outstanding visit to Florence

  • 5 of 5

Alessandra met us at the door with great warmth and friendliness. She explained all appliances with great accuracy, locations of supermarket, restaurants and many other things. She was loaded with information and we quizzed her in great detail. We truly felt like she was our close friend. She displayed her helpfulness and friendship in helping me with my lost luggage. Being very tired and not speaking the language I was quite frustrated. On the 3rd day my luggage was located and Alessandra came to my rescue by communicating with airlines keeping me posted on time of delivery etc. Otherwise I would have waited outside the apartment until delivery. This was a huge help for me and let me relax. We were 3 traveling senior women needing all the help we could find.

The location of the apartment is outstanding located on the river next to the Old Bridge. Each night, for about 2 hours, there was music coming from the bridge. Beautiful!! We opened our windows and door and enjoyed the music each evening with our wine. Can't get any better than that. Absolutely gorgeous. We really didn't want to leave. A perfect adventure.

Traveling Texas Trio

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best review ever ! Thank you wonderful Texas trio of girls, it was a pleasure to meet you, and my privilege to help you and make sure you were having the best holiday possible. A bit in advance, but I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and my special regards to the 4th girl.
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Wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location gorgeous apartment and a gracious and wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra... you were gracious and wonderful guests, it was a great pleasure to me to have the opportunity to meet you.
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Great location overlooking Arno. Alessandra is a gracious, fun and resourceful hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great access to the historic area. Walk everywhere, easy access. Allessandra provides excellent info on the apartment and how everything functions . She was the best! Her English was perfect and she had a great attitude. Would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer, what a great party you were! The moments spent with you are a precious memory to me. Whenever you decide to come back, the apartment will be at your disposal. Ciao!
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Very nice, spacious, and great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Florence. The apartment was in a great location. Loved the two full bathrooms.. we all had enough space. Loved that the apartment was close to a grocery store and many main attractions in Florence.. would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Lori, you and your lovely family will be most welcome if you ever decide to come back. You were great guests, thank you. Alessandra
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Piombimo, Livorno (Leghorn)
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Tuscany riviera
Car: not necessary

The apartment is centrally located, at a short walking distance from all the major points of interest in town: Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens, Santo Spirito, the Cathedral...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $123.43
Refundable damage deposit $370.28

The final cleaning and electricity are always extra costs. The electricity is calculated on consumption. The final cleaning is 100 €.
The Florence tourist tax is 3.00 € per night per person for a maximum of 7 nights, children under 12 are exempted.

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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