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Ancient home in Florence, you're in the great beauty of Florence

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with separate shower, Sleeps 7, 50 m. from Pitti Palace

The location is fantastic, you are in the best neighborhood of Florence. Palace Pitti is around the corner and Ponte vecchio is a few steps. You are in the heart of the antique city, in its most autentic area and you can easily see on foot all its must-see sights. You do not have to take anything means of transport, just get out of the front door, everything is there at your finger tips.

The apartment is a real old Florentine home. You falling in love with, because it is not a facsimile of an anonymous hotel. The building is ancient in its medieval bricks and stones and the coffered ceilings are of the Renaissance time. The house is restored but every structure and finishes has the authentic flavor of the old time. On the walls are hanged the reprodution of famous paintings of the Renaissance Italian paint. Their beauty will do understand to you, what Florence was and is.

The apartment is on the second floor, it is accessed by renaissance beautiful stone stairs and there is not the lift. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, living room, dining room - kitchen with sofa bed for two, double bedroom, twin bedroom with bunk bed plus an extra bed, (pull out bed from under the low bed). When this bed is out it is at the same level of the low part of the bunk bed and occupies the space in front of this. Small, pretty bathroom and shower that can be used simultaneously by more people. In fact, the rooms are separated. The toilet, wash basin ad bidet are in a room, while the shower and another washbasin are in another room. Those two room are small but they are perfectly useable. Their dimensions are part of the ancient characteristic of the house.

Building composed of strong stone walls, it is well insulated in a natural way both in winter and in summer to make your stay enjoyable.

Air conditioning is available in summer months, (from June to September), in winter there is the heating to radiators.

In the mains rooms there are also of the ceiling fans to further ventilate and refresh the air.

Fully furnished in Italian style with renovated furniture, combines in balance the functionality of modern equipment with the ancient character of the house.

The region

We have another house in Lucca another beautiful Tuscan city you can organize trips combined for a tour of Tuscany.

The roots of all are in Tuscany - from large to small things. In Piero della Francesca's fresco is the spirit of a region that has spent most of his money to beauty and quality. The perfection of the Tuscan culture can be found in a bowl of Ribollita soup , made with cabbage and served with seasonal oil d ' olive oil freshly squeezed , or tasted in a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ; but it can also be found in one of the many free delights of the region , its landscape painting , its thermal water reservoirs , or some of its beaches still poorly understood.

These things are not present in the rest of Italy, but Tuscany has a unique concentration of them. It also combines fierce pride and attention to detail , such as the protection of the territory, complex and irritating but also simple and basic to conservation of the region.

Tuscany is a collection of cities, Siena, Arezzo , Pisa, Lucca , Cortona , each outstanding for its harmony and beauty. Then there are villages, villas, countryhouse, farmhouse, cottage that tell a ancient rural life. This great man's work is identified with the epic landscape.

The area

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and this is seen looking around everywhere, while you walk in the historic center. Great artists were born and worked here, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo. The genes of the Renaissance were here at home and have left their mark exceptional. Frescoes by Giotto, the dome and the Palaces of Brunelleschi, the David and other sculptures by Michelangelo, the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.

When you arrive in Florence there's so much exquisite art and architecture, it's difficult to know where to start.

But Florence is a vibrant city, full of fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife and a vivacious cultural movement that goes beyond the old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. Beautiful, historic, full of sophisticated shops and quality craftsmanship, and close to the vine hills of the Chianti region, Florence is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Europe.

The district

Oltrarno is the neighborhood on the other side of the river, the Florence of Florence. In it survive artisans who seek to preserve their ancestral experience. This area is still alive and handed down traditions, this you can comprises walking for its small medieval streets. It 'a piece of old Florence which survives.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Maria

I am the owner of this apartment and I love it intensely, it reflects my wonderful city. I would like that also my guests learn to know and love both the ancient town and my home. I bought it two decades ago and this was an act of love towards Florence. It is a few steps from Ponte Vecchio and Palace Pitti in a building of antique structures and characteristics. In this house and around it you breath an atmosphere of ancient beauty, from which you are fascinated and you can not leave it anymore.

Maria purchased this apartment in 20

Why Maria chose Florence

The apartment is located in the historic center of Florence in a quiet but full of life area, with antique craft shops and typical restaurants Florentines. The location is extremely advantageous because it allows you to visit on foot the city and its beauty. Palazzo Pitti is fifty meters, the Uffizi to a few hundred, the Boboli Gardens is also very close. In the same way it is close to the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. The rest of the historic city can be visited without effort just walking in the ancient streets. Leaving the entrance door of this house Florence is there at your fingertips.

What makes this apartment unique

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, its squares, its churches, its buildings, its museums, its embankment, its sights, tell us a story rich in treasures of art and culture that does not end ever to fascinate us as the song of its poets.

This home allows you to enjoy all these things immediately. All this is in and out of the front door.


Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with washbasin, toilet and bidet, while shower is in external room with another washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , There is a bunk bed for two people and another pull out bed
  • The master bedroom has two beds coupled two night tables, a large wardrobe closet, a chest of drawers and a chair.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The apartment is well insulated. It is inside medieval palace with with thick walls of stone, overlooks courtyards protected from the summer sun and protected and insulated from all sides, above and below by other apartments. A house fresh in summer and warm in winter. Air conditioning is available only in summer months, from May or June to september, in winter there is the heating to radiators.


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Ancient home in Florence, you're in the great beauty of Florence
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is great. It is perfect for friends and families who want to travel together but also have their privacy. The location is perfect, in the very city center and actually a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. As soon as you leave the apartment, you can see the Palace Pitti that's amazing. Apartment is an historic building, so you can enjoy the real soul of Florence. The wifi work perfectly and you have all the facilities you may need. Check-in is super easy and the host gave us a lot of information about the city. So 100% recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Unique apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here. The stairs are dark and there is no elevator. Lavina greeted us warmly and had the apartment very clean. It is very spacious. My family of five was very comfortable. There is a great little plaza nearby to enjoy at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful antique look in incredible location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment couldn't be better placed for seeing the sights of Florence. The Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio were a minute away and you could reach many others sights in less than 5. The apartment itself was absolutely lovely. Every room had a beautiful antique look to it with no detail overlooked. We loved the extra space of the kitchen and we had ate breakfast at the apartment every day. There was a convenient pastry shop within a few minutes walk from the apartment. Also many wonderful Tattoria and Osteries within a five to ten minute walk. The host met us at the apartment and was very kind as he covered off all the details of what the apartment and area had to offer. I would highly recommend this beautiful apartment in Florence.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing apt with an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing apt with an amazing location. Very homely and had everything we needed. Right next to Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace so we never got lost. Easily accessible from the train station by bus with get off in Pitti square. The host and her assistant were very nice and helpful with recommendations. We traveled as a family of five and the apartment was comfortable for us. Definetly a place the place to stay in Florence!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment in typical old Italian style building.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is close proximity to, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and Palace Pitti. It is in a lovely, typical old Italian style building. Interior is comfortable, homely and maintains the same ancient structures. Host made us feel more than welcome from the onset of our stay to the end. She answered all of our questions promptly and told us about many great places to eat and visit during our stay. I am happy to recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really close to everything, we wanted to see the town center and the attractions were only minutes of walk. Palace Pitti and Boboli Garden literally 1 minute! The oltrarno area is just fantastic non-touristy and authentic Italian local food!. You can also cook and eat at the apartment as there is a supermarket "Conad" just at 5 minutes!.

Host was very easy to communicate with. He met us at the apartment promptly at the time we arranged and was helpful in answering some questions about the city.

Great experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Bar degli Artigiani
Nearest Ferry
68.36 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.86 Miles
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
0.74 Miles
S. Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
2.79 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Trattoria dei quattro Leoni
Nearest Ski
74 Miles
Nearest Beach
62.15 Miles

The palazzo Pitti is to 55 yd, Ponte Vecchio is to 140 yd. The distances indicated in the Location are not exact. This is also true for all the other attractions of the historic center. Everything's reachable on foot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $94.26
linen and towels $86.01

The price includes:
- Stay;
- Heating , electricity, water;
- Internet Wifi;
- Bedding;
- Towels;

When people are more than 5, the owner asks for a deposit of € 20 for each guest. When the guest has a dog this must be adult and of small size, in this case the owner asks for a deposit of € 100.
This sums have to be paid by the guest directly to the owner in cash to arrival and the guest knows that it will not go through the website. The deposit will be refunded to the guest upon departure if there are no damages or other disturbing facts.

- Final cleaning € 50
The house must be well maintained and left
in order and cleaned - extra final cleaning € 30
- Linen ans towels € 50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund