About the property
- Apartment861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment located in the historical center
The bedrooms are both equipped with a 160cm wide double bed.
The bathrooms are both equipped with showers, one is large, the other is huge enough to contain two people at the same time. All windows have double glazing to maximize isolation and shutters in case you prefer to block out lights completely.
The apartment has high ceilings and is equipped with air conditioning (during summer) and heating (from November to mid April, as per local regulations).
In addition to this, you will have full access to the kitchen and the dining room. The apartment is located on the first floor, just 24 steps up from the street level. This building dates back to 16th century, so no, it doesn't have an elevator. :)
You will have exclusive access to the property, nothing is shared.
Here is a list of the things we provide to our guests:
* Blankets, Linens & Towels;
* Toaster, Coffee Maker & Kettle;
* Stove, Dishes, Cups, Glasses & Cutlery;
* Microwave Oven;
* Unlimited Wifi Access
* Hair Dryer
* Soap, shower gel, shampoo;
* Washing Machine
* Iron and Ironing Board
and so on... basically, you just need to bring your clothes!
The apartment is located in the very heart of Florence. The area is filled with nice restaurants, trattorias, gelaterias and many other kinds of eateries... When you have all those options at your doorstep, it is very difficult to not go out and taste as much as possible, even for us locals!
The Palazzo Vecchio is exactly in front of your window and is home to the famous Salone dei Cinquecento, which is supposed to be the location where the Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, "Battle of Anghiari", should be hidden.
On top of the Palazzo Vecchio you find the Torre di Arnolfo, which can now be visited and offers spectacular views of Florence and its surroundings.
Your bedroom is right in front of Palazzo Vecchio side entrance, which was added during the last expansion of the building. Above the entrance there is a great Medici coat of arms and the words "Cosmvs Medices Floren Dux MDL", basically you will be living in front of an historical building that is over 700 years old.
Distances by foot from major attractions
Ponte Vecchio: 450 m, 6 minutes;
Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens: 900 m, 11 minutes;
Uffizi Gallery: 150 m, 2 minutes;
Palazzo Vecchio: literally across the road;
Duomo, Giotto's belltower and Baptistery: 400 m, 5 minutes;
Accademy: 1.1 km, 13 minutes;
Basilica Santa Maria Novella: 1.0 km, 12 minutes;
Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.4 km, 20 minutes;
Distances from points of interests
Supermarket 5 minutes walk;
Restaurants, Bars, Trattorias, Pizzerias and a few take aways are within 3 minutes walk;
Florence SMN (main train station) 15 minutes walk or 10 by taxi;
FLR Airport is roughly 30 minutes away (by taxi)
The above information have been calculated using Google Maps.
You will be staying in the heart of Florence, therefore, you can literally walk anywhere and we advise you to do so. The historical centre of Florence is filled with tiny one way streets and pedestrians areas, so it's easy to walk everywhere while driving around the city is not for the faint-hearted. Moreover, parking facilities start at 25 Euro per day. For such reasons, we believe that it might be better to NOT have a car in this particular area of Florence.
Natalia and Alex
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Natalia and Alex
We got married on October 2011, I am a Florentine born and raised while Natasha moved here from a small city close to Novosibirsk, Russia. Natasha likes shopping... I like football, she loves reading and I love music, we both love eating, travelling and watching some TV shows like Big Bang Theory for example. I'm the tech savvy person and she's the handy person, so the worst mistake you can do is ask Natasha to help you with your smartphone or ask me to help you use the washing machine. :) For what concerns hosting, we are happy to answer any kind of question about our properties, but we will appreciate if you can verify if the answer is available on the property page first. Moreover, we both have full time jobs with shifts that change weekly, so there is not a specific day off or time off during the day. During low season sometimes we can also let you check in early, something that usually can't happen on peak season for obvious reasons.
Natalia and Alex purchased this Apartment in 1970
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
just steps from Uffizi
The private room and bathroom are in the apartment shared with the owners. They are very nice and helpful people, greeted us with drinks and appetizers; provided with a map and recommendations of their favorite places to visit and eat. The apartment is cozy and super clean. It is kind of a first floor but high above ground (no elevator). It is just steps from Uffizi Gallery and close to Dome. Because of this great location it was quite noisy at night and early in the morning (from 5 am) - merchants drugging their carts, people enjoying night life. We also got "lucky" that the road was under construction during our stay.
Recommend this place.
Please keep in mind that the protection insurance is mandatory.
Florence for the independent traveler
Maison Orange was the perfect place to stay for my first visit to Florence. The hosts greeted me the first evening with traditional florentine appetizers, spent time going over the map and they made wonderful recommendations for the best places to eat and shop and have gelato! They provided comfortable and private accommodations .. My private bedroom and bathroom along with shared access to the kitchen and dining room, including laundry facilities.
The location was perfect for exploring all of Florence and had a beautiful view of palazza vecchio. Florence is not a quiet place so there is a lot of street noise but this is easy enough to adapt to. If you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs no matter if you stay here or the five star hotel Bernini down the street. It is a very active city.
As an independent traveler this was the perfect place to venture from. There is every gallery and cathedral and museum within walking distance. Every shopping area and every restaurant are easily accessed on foot. All transportation is readily available including train and taxi service. Ponte Vecchio and the river are just down the street.
The hosts speak excellent English and were so friendly and helpful. They are very caring and considerate. I enjoyed my time all the more for having stayed with them. They were rarely home and very respectful of my privacy. I recommend this home for people who don't require the attention of a hotel.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The city tax, currently 3 euro per person per night, is not included in the rate and has to be paid cash upon arrival.