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Ancient Home in Florence, You're in the Great Beauty of Florence

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

Antique fascinating apartment in medieval noble palace a few steps from Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
Leaving the entrance door we are in the heart of the beauty of historic Florence, close to all the artistic attractions of the city.
The apartment is on the second floor and it is accessed by ancient and beautiful stone stairs. The interior walls of stone and brick reported in sight and coffered ceilings of fine workmanship. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, living room with sofa bed, large kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom with bunk bed plus an extra bed (pull out bed), bathroom with toilet and separate shower. Composed of strong stone walls outside and inside is well insulated in a natural way both in winter and in summer to make your stay enjoyable.
Air conditioning is available only in summer months, (from May or June to september), in winter there is the heating to radiators.
Fully furnished with furniture entirely renovated and equipped with Italian style, combines balance with the functionality of modern furniture with the historic character of the property.

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 807 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    only one dog of small size is allowed ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 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 ...moreless

  • The master bedroom has two beds coupled two night tables, a large wardrobe closet, a chest of drawers and a chair. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom with washbasin, toilet and bidet, while shower is in external room with another washbasin....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning is available only in summer months, from May or June to september, in winter there is the heating to radiators. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Indipendent Gas boiler...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & Utensils for seven people....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 18 - Apr 24, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2017
1 night min stay

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May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
1 night min stay

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Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay

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Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $86.79
  • linen and towels $70.52
  • Taxes Not included


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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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3.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Firenze Peretola
0.02 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar degli Artigiani
68.36 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.86 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
0.74 Miles
Nearest Train
S. Maria Novella
2.79 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trattoria dei quattro Leoni
74 Miles
Nearest Ski
62.15 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 20

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Palazzo Pitti (Florence, Italy):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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    Lady with an Ermine reproduction on canvas

  • Mona Lisa reproduction

    Mona Lisa reproduction

  • Madonna of Senigallia
reproduction on canvas

    Madonna of Senigallia reproduction on canvas

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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