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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.

Address is Via dei Bardi 8. 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.

There are EIGHT steps to get from street level to the elevator. These steps are 4 feet wide, they are even and not steep, and there are handrails on both walls.

We own and rent two other apts in the same building

(VRBO #840771 and VRBO #1240329).

You may read their reviews on VRBO/Homeaway here:

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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 Santo Spirito

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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Santo Spirito 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 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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A Wonderful Stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect! It met all of our needs, Was close enough to walk to Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and David. Our hosts were fabulous! Gianfranco and Cinzia helped us out when we needed them.. and made sure that all was well.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, apartment and hosts

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed in this apartment for a week and had a wonderful time. The space is large, stays cool (even during hot days), and is close to everything in the Oltrarno and a short walk from all of the major attractions across the river. Gianfranco, Cinzia and family were great hosts and the apartment was very clean and well-equipped with everything we would need. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends looking for a fun neighborhood experience in Florence. It can be a bit noisy so if you are a light sleeper you may want to bring earplugs. If you are considering a vacation rental in Florence this is a great one!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional apartment, location and host

  • 5 of 5

This apartment will not disappoint! Location was great making all sights within walking distance. Museums, shopping and grocery store all easily accessible. Bardini Gardens located directly across the street were a hidden gem. Enjoy the cafe at the top of the garden hill and see the best view of Florence. This apartment is spacious and comfortably furnished. You will feel right at home. Gianfranco and Cinzia made our stay memorable. From the refreshments in the refrigerator to assistance with our travel they went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely return and recommend Gianfranco and Cinzia to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and well-appointed apartment; great location.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this apartment. The location is quiet but close to everything, while the apartment is spacious and very well appointed. The hosts are very attentive and helpful and provide a great deal of helpful information, maps, dining recommendations and so forth.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 and we had a great stay in this apartment. The owners were great to work with before our stay and they were extremely helpful during our stay. They were gracious when we arrived and surprised us with welcome wine and other drinks. They also helped arrange transportation to the train station. It was a great location close to restaurants, gelato, grocery store and Ponte Vecchio. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 $58.75
Refundable Damage Deposit $234.99

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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