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Home Away From Home 753 Sq Feet In The Historic District O Florence

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

An Excellent Alternative To A Luxury Hotel

Step into a personalized luxury experience that is perfect down to the last detail, where the sheets are crisp, and the towels fluffy. Outfitted to make you feel perfectly at home, with designer features and unique details that you will not find in hotels. Then we added 5* service, that lets you live like a local in homes with real character, style and charm. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, is an ideal solution for extended stays of a week, a month, or longer, tailored for the needs of the long stay resident. Located in prestigious neighborhood, the 753 square feet in size, offer spacious living rooms; fully equipped kitchens; master bedrooms with king sized beds; and contemporary baths and Wi-Fi are included. The apartment is perfect for families and party of three to leave and sleep in the maximum degree of comfort.

Placed centrally in the heart of Florence, this former old 13th century old apartment building Have Been Restored on 2005. The apartment with a naturally beautiful and warm wooden floor, have been designed and furnished by artisans.

The large master bedroom, equipped with a wall closet, double-glazed windows with shutters and blackout, king size bed with organic mattresses made from natural latex and the finest linen, will ensure a silent and perfect night's sleep. The daybed in the living room is perfect for a guest.

There are two full bathrooms fitted with rain showers.

The apartment is outfitted with a complete kitchen, where con be hosted dinner parties for up to eight people with everything you need to prepare and serve a fine meal. With both a full-sized oven and a dishwasher, entertaining is a breeze.

The location is close to the Sant’Ambrogio marketplace, where you may shop regularly for meats, cheeses, and produce, and is within easy walking distance to supermarkets near both Piazza Salvemini and Piazza Beccaria.

This apartment, offers a wireless internet access and the washing machine.

The central historic district of Florence is minutes away on foot, as are the Arno River, Piazza Santa Croce, the antiques vendors of Piazza Ciompi, and dozens of fine restaurants and shops.

We will be happy to offer ideas of what to do in Florence, and quick to provide assistance when needed.

We would like to assure you, that the apartment looks much better than the pictures.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About paolo

I’m a world traveler, citizen of the world, I love opening my doors to the world and welcoming people to the house. I will try to offer you, everything I expect when travelling. My main objective is to let you fill “home away from home” in the maximum comfort.

paolo purchased this apartment in 2005

Why paolo chose Florence


What makes this apartment unique

It may be interesting to have them from guest review :

"Paolo and his apartment were the highlights of our trip to Florence!. The most elegantly appointed apartment we have ever seen on web - the pictures do not do it justice! Paolo took his time to show us around the apartment and explain how everything works - from the washing machine to the espresso machine and all the fans and everything. We were blown away at the size and comfort of this listing, and we are so glad that we were able to spend our time in Florence in this luxurious, safe apartment.. We hope to return and would highly, highly recommend this lovely apartment to anyone considering a trip to Florence. Worth mentioning: Located in the City center - easy walk to everything, very close to Duomo. 20 minute walk to train station. Surrounded by delicious eateries. 2 bathrooms! Washing machine and full kitchen. Extremely safe building with heavy, secure entry door and lighted hallway."

"I was fortunate enough to stay at this wonderful apartment for over 1.5 months while i was in Florence on Business. The apartment was very well equipped with everything you need to make your stay very comfortable. Located in a great location and close to all the major tourist attractions as well as grocery stores and restaurants. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone wanting a hassle free stay while in the historic city"

Paolo was the best!!!! Super Friendly and accommodating!!!! I felt like we were welcomed home after being out of town for too long. The place is wonderful and cozy and has all the amenities you could need to be comfy!!! The fridge was stocked. The bookshelves were filled with awesome things to read :) Ideal location right in the center of Florence and just far enough away from the tourist center to make you feel like a local :) I would love to return and stay here longer

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cioa a tutti ! L appartement correspond exactement au descriptif faisant suite aux photos. Celui ci est situe dans un uartier ideal pour la decouverte de Florence . (Avec ,en plus quelques victuaillesdans le refrigerateur,et les placards,afin de répondre aux premiers besoins !) Paolo est un excellent hôte,très sympathique. Celui ci est venu nous chercher au parking un peu excentre,et fait une rapide découverte du quartier,suivit d indication des bonnes adresses. il,nous a aussi donne quelques tuyaux sur les alentours,afin de profiter au mieux de notre séjour. Un grand merci a Paolo,pour son accueil et sa gentillesse . Grazie mille ! Arrivederci !
Aug 2014
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Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two contemporary full bathrooms fitted with rain showers
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The large master bedroom, equipped with a wall closet, double-glazed windows with shutters and blackout, king size bed with organic mattresses made from natural latex and the finest linen, will ensure a silent and perfect night's sleep. The daybed in the living room is perfect for a guest .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Home Away From Home 753 Sq Feet In The Historic District O Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment and lovely hosts! The apartment was very close to everything we wanted to see and do, and very close to transit for city buses. Paolo was wonderful - met us at the apartment, showed us around the neighbourhood and even drove us to a really nice leather store so we could do our shopping!

The apartment was clean and very comfortable. The bedroom stayed very cool which made for really good sleeping even though it was very hot outside. Wifi worked well and air conditioning was great. There is a very nice restaurant just two doors down that does a great bistecca! We were easy walking distance to food stores, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions.

We really enjoyed our stay in Firenze and would recommend this apartment to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Paolo's apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, CT, USA

Very comfortable, clean, convenient apartment in quiet neighborhood but near the center of Firenze

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and convenient apartment, just a very short walk from museums and shops. It is very well appointed with all the appliances and an extremely comfortable bed. The most memorable part of it for us was meeting Paolo, the owner. What a pleasant helpful and very caring gentleman. He provided a bowl of fruit, cold cuts, coffee, etc. to get us started, met us at the airport and brought us to the apartment, showed us around the neighborhood, recommended restaurants, bars and activities, and then brought us back to the airport at the end of our stay and took us for gelato and coffee on the way. As nice a man as one could ever hope to meet. Back to the apartment: very attractive and well kept, wooden floors throughout. Very, very comfortable. It is on the third floor, with a rather narrow staircase and no lift, so it would be difficult for people with mobility problems, but we found it absolutely delightful. We had dinner several times at the very nice local trattoria two doors away. Excellent food, very friendly family business, not expensive. Staying here was a big part of how much we enjoyed our vacation in Firenze.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet couple provide perfect location for visit

  • 5 of 5

Paolo and his dear wife who met us at the apartment provided us with all the instruction plus snacks after a long day. The apartment is exactly as it looks in the pictures and the location couldn't be better in Florence. We enjoyed our stay in Florence in this lovely comfortable apartment. The only issue is that it is on the 3rd floor and you must climb up a narrow staircase which is only an issue when carrying large heavy luggage. We definitely recommend this place if stairs are not an issue.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the apartment was very favourable . The apartment was very clean and spacious for the 2 of us.

It is in a quiet safe area within walking distance of the major sights in the historic centre.

Although the apartment is in an older building it has some modern features such as the double glazed windows which gave good soundproofing from the noise of any scooters late at night. Also a substantial front door with multi locks like the ones you see in the US movies.

The furnishings were very tasteful and there was a large bowl of fruit for us on arrival as well as some much appreciated essentials like mineral water , tea and coffee , orange juice etc.

There was everything we needed in the apartment and more and it was great to come back and relax after walking and climbing the sights in Florence.

There is a large local food market nearby and a big supermarket with fantastic local produce. There are cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk.

On our last day Paolo offered to collect us and take us to the train station with a trip to one of his favourite ice cream and cake shops first .

He is the perfect host - a true gentleman who understand the needs of his guests and is only too happy to help.

It was a pleasure to meet him and to stay in this apartment. We really loved it and can only echo the reviews of previous guests. If you decide to stay here you are making a great choice.

It also goes without saying that Florence is amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, it have been a great pleasure to meet you both. I will be happy to have you back . All the best paolo
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Fabulous experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Florence was made so much more memorable thanks to one of the greatest hosts I've met! Paolo met us at the airport and took us to the apartment we were going to staying at. Before showing us the apartment, he walked us around the neighbourhood so we could get our bearings! Once inside, it was just as described! The furnishings were elegant and the beautiful hardwood floors polished to perfection! This is without a doubt a great gem and the location is perfect for a mix of regular neighbourhood with the tourist attractions just a short walk away. The fridge and cupboards were stocked with the necessities and he even went so far as to have candies laid out for us! What a fantastic experience this was! Something to keep in mind however is that the shower stalls are very small so be prepared for a bit of a tight fit! Otherwise this is a great place to relax and enjoy the city!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marylin, it have been a pleasure to have you both .
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Utilities are not included charged at checking out on meter reading.
the renting price it is for two person, any additionl guest will be charged at 20$ per nigth.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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