|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Large 1200 SF condominium located in upscale residential area.
Fully furnished, with upright piano.
An old fashion lift will take you to the 3rd floor, to a very light and bright unit with exposure to East, South and West.
1 Master Bedroom, 1 Secondary Bedroom,
2 Bathrooms, 1 Extra Large Living Room, 1 Dining Room, 1 Kitchen, 3 Balconies, Storage Room with Washing Machine.
This is a well-established upscale neighborhood with everything at your fingertips:
Shopping, food, restaurants, bars, bakeries, gelato, daily farmers market and transportation to the historic center right in front of the house.
Bus #11 and bus #17 stop in front of the house every 10-15 min during work hours and take you directly to the historic center or to the train station.
Across the street from the train station is the Tourist Information Center.
For those who like to walk, the apartment is only 2 miles from the Duomo.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
First class gourmet deli across the street offers a variety of readymade dishes daily.
'Giuggiolo' Restaurant within walking distance has a great Tuscan menu and pizza to go.
Rosticceria at the corner of Via Centostelle and Viale Calatafimi.
When I first looked at this property, I thought: oh no, must be a scam. It is NOT!! What a bargain! Big rooms, lots of light, everything you need in the kitchen, 3 balconies overlooking the residential neighborhood. And more! I want to go back and stay a month....or two! It is September, warm days and nights, all the windows open, breeze so nice. And to hear the Italian city around us was wonderful: the sound of conversation, the bus stopping at the stop, the people walking their dogs, the birds in the trees. It was wonderful! Thank You, Ricardo and Gianna.
We stayed at this property from March 11 through April 7, 2017. If you want a long term rental in Florence out of the city center but with easy access to all of the sights this is a great choice. While there are a few quirky things about the apartment, its positives far outweigh any negatives. Overall we really liked the property and would stay here again. We were two older retired couples who relied upon public transportation throughout our stay. The bus stop directly in front of the apartment building is a huge plus and gives you easy and inexpensive to all of Florence. We bought passes at the bus office at the train station so we did have to buy a ticket each time we rode the bus, a definite must. Two buses inbound for the city center - the 17 and 11- stop directly in front of the apartment house. Buses are there approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day. Coming back to the apartment the stop is about a block away at the Cento Stelle stop. Very, very convenient.
The apartment's kitchen was equipped with all the pots, pans, and utensils we needed to cook our meals. There are shops - butcher, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, and a mini market - just across the street. For everything else you might need there is a supermarket about a 10 minute walk away. The apartment has a small cart so you don't have to carry all your groceries from the supermarket. Also within a block or two of the apartment is a place to buy pre-prepared meals (Cento Stelle Rotisceria (sp?)), a gelateria, post office, and bar/cafe.
The apartment is very spacious. The two bedrooms are good sized with comfortable beds. There is a dining room off the kitchen for meals and a large living room for relaxing, reading in the evenings.
During our stay we had a plumbing problem and Gianna, the owner's sister who was our point of contact, was very responsive. It is my understanding from her that the owner intends to upgrade the bathroom to address the problem we encountered (we had problems regulating the temperature of the bath water in one bathroom). Also, on several occasions we overloaded the electric circuit requiring getting into the fuse box and resetting the breaker. No big deal.
All in all we really enjoyed our stay in this apartment and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in staying in Florence but out of the city center. As an aside we speak very little Italian but our lack of language was not a problem here.
the apartment was well furnished and spacious. The only negative is that when there was a problem (internet not working, no cold water in second bath); the response was that i am supposed to call the internet company and/or call the plumber to get the situation looked into. I understand that i was there during the christmas timeframe, however, all i needed was a courtesy call/note from the owner. This soured the experience for us. However, the apartment overall was comfortable and spacious. The location is far from center of town, and is a short bus ride into city center.
Host Riccardo and his lovely sister Gianna made our one-month stay most pleasant. The layout is large with a separate dining room, a large living room, a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a well-equipped utility room with a washing machine. And an elevator, although we used the stairs.
The neighborhood's bus stop across the street makes it easy to get into the center of Florence. We bought bus passes and used them daily.
The neighborhood has it all, and within two blocks: a rosticceria with delicious and fresh , take-out food, some authentic, non-touristy restaurants, a bakery, a pharmacy, a bank (and ATM), a hair salon, and La Sovigaud owned and operated by Beni who provides superb caffe, first-class cold cuts, cheese, fruit, wine, beer and other potables.
We stayed at this apartment for 8 nights in October 2015.
It was pretty much exactly as advertised - no false claims and no nasty surprises on arrival.
We arrived later than planned due to airline problems but Gianna waited to meet with us and was very pleasant and helpful.
Things that I liked or worked well were:
Very quiet at night, no problems sleeping. I am conscious about this aspect of accommodation so it was great.
Bus stop across the road - very convenient for getting downtown because it's much too far to walk.
Local neighbourhood restaurants we tried had better food at more reasonable prices than eateries in the real tourist areas of the city.
Good water pressure and very easy to control the amount and timing of hot water.
Things that would make it even better:
The shower is quite small and cramped but could be improved a bit with a door instead of the shower-curtain.
A small amount washing-up liquid and laundry detergent for people staying only a week would be really great.
Overall, staying at this apartment was a positive experience and good value for money.
This apartment turned out to be an excellent location for our Florence visit. The apartment is large and spacious, the wireless connection is strong and the availability of a washer is a bonus, no dryer. Both bedrooms are large and comfortable. One of the bathrooms is shower only and one has a large jetted tub with a handheld shower attachment. There is a large living room very comfortably furnished. There are balconies all around but the swarms of mosquitoes made enjoying them impossible. This is a secured building in a residential area so felt very safe. The bus across the street was a great alternative to trying to drive anywhere in the central area and took about 25 minutes from the apartment. It has its last stop right at the central train station which is especially convenient if you are taking the train to other cities. There are about 5 or 6 small stores across the street which include a latteria (milk, butter, yogurt , water), a deli, and a place to buy bus tickets. Also just around the corner is a rosticerria where we were able on a couple of nights to get ready cooked items for dinner - chicken, spaghetti, shish kebabs, wide array of veggies, etc. A nice wine shop with inexpensive high quality wine is close by as well. The apartment location is about a 15 minute drive by car to Fiesole, an old Etruscan/Roman town and no need to go through central Florence to get there. The only problem we had which might have just been the time of year was the mosquitoes. The apartment does not have screen on the windows so if you want to leave them open in the cool evenings you are a serious target for bites. Also we were surprised there were no wine glasses in the apartment considering where we were. We ended up buying some. We found a terrific restaurant on Viale Right about 3 or 4 blocks away (easy walk) called I' Giuggiolo. You definitely should make reservations as it was always packed with local customers, a sign of a good place. Of course, the best thing is you can't beat the price of this place.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Reservations request must be submitted 72 hours prior to arrival date
Booking must be completed 72hr before check-in time.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.