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Quiet Spacious Central Ancient Apt, wifi AC Elevator, steps from major sights!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 970 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 (up to 6), Wifi AC washer & elevator

Floor space: 90 sqm = 970 sqft. Apt sleeps 4 people in two large bedrooms.

Extra bed/cot available in bedroom #1; large, comfortable sofabed available in living room.

Maximum occupancy is therefore SIX with no surcharges for 5th and 6th guests.

AC, Wifi, 42” large HD flatscreen TV, Washer/dryer, Self-catering.

Owners live in same building and speak English.

Conveniently located in the Oltrarno district, literally steps from all the sites in Florence:

1-minute walk (=100 meters = 110 yards) away from Parco Bardini and Museo Bardini,

2 minutes from the Arno River,

5 minutes from Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Santa Croce,

6 minutes from Uffizi Museum,

7-8 minutes from Piazza Pitti and Boboli Gardens,

9-10 minutes from Piazza Signoria, Bargello Museum and Piazzale Michelangelo,

11-12 minutes from Piazza Duomo.

Apartment consists of:

• Bedroom#1 with choice of one double bed (66”W x 75”L = cm.168 x 190), or two single beds (33”W x 75”L = cm.84 x 190). Third bed/cot available. Large built-in wardrobe/closet, chest of drawers, chairs, mirrors.

• Bedroom#2 with two single beds (33”W x 75”L = cm.84 x 190). Third bed/cot available. plenty of wardrobe space, shelves, chairs.

• Living room with 42” large HD flatscreen TV, large pullout sofa bed/futon (which turns into a comfortable double bed), armchair, table, large cupboard.

• Kitchen featuring country-style, solid walnut fixtures of exquisite workmanship with cupboards, shelves, extendable table and eight chairs; built-in sink, dishwasher, hob with oven, refrigerator with freezer; two wooden food carts, microwave (highchair available).

• Large bathroom with wc, bidet, spacious shower stall, two basins with large mirror, washer/dryer, drying rack, shoe cupboard, bathrobe hanger.

• Small bathroom with wc, basin and mirror.

• Entrance with mirror and clothes stand.

Apartment is equipped with:

• Air conditioning and independent heating.

• Free wifi and one 42” HD flatscreen TV.

• Shutters, mosquito nets and double glazings on all windows.

• Towels, bed and kitchen linen.

• Hairdryer, soap and shampoo; first aid kit.

• Washer/dryer, drying rack, flatiron and ironing board.

• Kitchenware, utensils, toaster, American and Italian coffee makers.

Useful information:

• Owners live in same building and speak English.

• Nearby supermarket open 7 days/week 9am-9pm within 500m (shopping cart available).

• Bus stops within 50 meters (line C3) and 100 meters (lines D, 12 e 23).

• Flat located 50 meters inside Z.T.L. (Limited Traffic Zone).

• Nearby public gardens near the river.

• Nearby indoor car parkings bookable.

• No noisy nightclubs in neighborhood.

• English-speaking, private driver w/own van available for customized daily excursions for small groups in Tuscan countryside; booking suggested before arrival.

• Latitude/Longitude on Google Maps and OpenStreetMap: 43.76499349601424, 11.25741170297033.

• Latitude/Longitude on Wikimapia: 43°45'54"N, 11°15'26"E.

• 2km from main train station (Firenze SMN), 10km from local airport (FLR Vespucci), 85km from Pisa Galilei airport, 95km from Livorno ferry port, 118km from Bologna Marconi airport.

Terms and limitations:

• Utility costs (water, gas, electricity, waste-tax & condominium fees) are extra if rent exceeds one month.

• €200 refundable deposit requested upon arrival.

• Check-in between 4pm and 8pm; check-out within 10am.

• Breakfast and meals not available.

• Children allowed.

• Animals not allowed.

• Non-smoking environment.

• Not accessible to wheelchairs.

We own and rent another apt in the same building (VRBO #840771).

You may read its reviews on VRBO/Homeaway here:

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Owner/Manager

My name is Gianfranco - I am a native Florentine living with my wife Cinzia and our two boys: Riccardo and Roberto (25 and 20). My wife and I are both high school teachers. The apartments that we rent are located in the same ancient building in the centre of Florence where my family has lived for almost 100 years.

We take pride in our property, are responsive to your needs and we deal with you directly – from key exchanges to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. And we all speak English as well as Italian.

You’ll feel at home and you’ll have Florence at your feet!

Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 1935

Why Owner/Manager chose Ponte Vecchio

This ancient building was purchased by my grandfather Michelangiolo in the 1920s, and a very useful elevator was added in 1974. I have always lived here, except for my college years in the USA.

This property was passed down through the generations and my family currently owns four of its nine apartments.

In 2013 we moved from the 2nd floor to a larger apt on the 4th floor. We then decided to renovate the 2nd floor apt (“2D”), and we started renting it to tourists in August 2014. Renovation of the large 3rd floor apt (“3S”) was carried out in between 2015 and 2016, and it opened to short rentals in April 2016.

We then renovated the other 3rd floor apt (“3D”) between Nov 2016 and April 2017.

What makes this apartment unique

Excellent location in one of the most charming areas of the city, one block from the Arno River. Walking distance to everything you want to see in Florence but also equidistant to lest touristy local restaurants, and quiet enough for a good night's sleep.

The wifi works great and all the appliances are high quality, plus you also get that pleasant feeling of Italy of yesterday.

Bedrooms either feature a decorated ceiling or a breathtaking view, and are furnished with fixtures of exquisite workmanship.

Owners live in same building, speak English and are always available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It felt like home the moment we arrived at the Rosati Apartment. Gianfranco and his wife were very hospitable and nice! The place was big enough for a family of 5 and complete with amenities. Since Firenze is a walking city, it was pretty close to everywhere. We loved our stay at the Rosati Apartment!
Oct 2014
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Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , two basins, large mirror, washing machine, hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet, basin, mirror
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • living toom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , two persons may sleep here
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Shutters, mosquito nets and double glazing on all windows. Owners live in same building and speak English.


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Quiet Spacious Central Ancient Apt, wifi AC Elevator, steps from major sights!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great hosts and Great location

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were incredibly nice, accommodating and a wealth of information and the location was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've done our best to make Sarah and her family feel as comfortable as possible; communication was always easy and friendly. The house was clean when they left. We definitely recommend them to any host worldwide, and hope to stay in touch every now and then via email or through our Facebook page.
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Christmas in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gianfranco!

We stayed during the Christmas to New Years week and had a wonderful stay. We came in on December 24th and Gianfranco had purchased food for us since we were not sure the stores would be open until the 27th. He also purchased our FrienzeCards, again because of the holiday closures.

We can't say enough on how Gianfranco and his wonderful family made our stay fantastic.

There are about 6 stairs to get to the elevator that takes you up to the apartment.

The apartment was very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. Bedrooms and bathrooms are nice sized.

The location of the apartment was wonderful. Out of the tourist district, but close enough to walk to all the major attractions. We parked our car in a nearby garage and didn't use it for the whole week we were in Florence.

Thanks again to Gianfranco and his family.

Kathleen and Robert

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for our family. Spacious and comfortable and the location is perfect. We would definitely stay here again. Gianfranco and his wife go out of their way to offer information for your stay and help with navigating your arrival and departure.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing hosts.Lovely apartment. Great location. Best place I have stayed at in my many visits to Florence.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment, wonderful host and perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Florence. The apartment was beautiful and Gianfranco was a very kind and thoughtful host! It is situated across the Arno away from the crowds yet we could get to all the sites after a 5-10 min walk. We couldn't be happier with our stay! Thank you so much for all your help and thoughtfulness Gianfranco!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect experience.

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could give this more than 5 stars. Hands down the best vacation rental we've had. Location was ideal. Just separate enough from the town center but super easy to reach all the sites, especially the beautiful piazzella Michelangelo. Very modern, very clean and comfortable accommodations. Great guide book to local restaurants and shops and the absolute friendliest and most helpful owners. Only regret is that we didn't stay at this gem longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence FLR
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant piazzas, Renaissance palazzi, academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers. The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year). Florence is arguably the best-preserved Renaissance city in the world and is regarded by many as the art capital of Italy. It has been the birthplace or chosen home of many notable historical figures, such as Dante, Boccaccio, Giotto, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, Vespucci, Galileo, Collodi, Meucci. Respected 20th century Florentines are Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Pucci (fashion) and Benigni (actor), to name but a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $62.03
Damage Deposit $248.14

a) damage deposit: EUR 200 (held by VRBO/Homeaway; fully refundable after departure)
b) tourist tax: EUR 3 per day per person; does not apply to children under 12; normally paid in cash upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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