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Designer apartment in the heart of Florence

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish two bedroom apartment in historical building in the heart of Florence

Amazing designer apartment in the historical centre of Florence. (S.Lorenzo)

The apartment is composed of large master bedroom, kitchen/living area, bathroom with shower and a lounge room that can be used as second bedroom if there are more than 2 of you.

It’s a typical Florentine apartment featuring terracotta floor, high ceilings with exposed timber beams and thick walls.

Great care has been taken in selecting high end modern furniture, every object, artwork or print in the house has a history.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, kettle and toaster and everything you need to cook and dine (even though there are so many nice restaurants in the neighbourhood you will probably never cook!)

The master bedroom has an Italian double bed (200x160cm) and air conditioning and it’s overlooking Via Faenza.

The lounge room has a 40 inches tv and a big sofa that can be converted into a bed with a second pull out bed to accommodate up to two additional people.

All windows are equipped with mosquito nets for summer.

The apartment has an unbeatable location, it’s 5 minutes walking from the train station of Santa Maria Novella, and only minutes from some of Florence major attractions: the Mercato Centrale is around the corner, the Duomo is five minutes walking, Ponte Vecchio is 10 minutes walking.

THE NEIGHBOROOOD

If you love being in the middle of the action this apartment is the perfect place for you!

It’s only minutes from the Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo, an amazing indoor food market where you will find the best fresh produce on the ground floor and food stalls on the first floor where you can have a great lunch with a few glasses of wine.

Around the food market there are lots of stalls selling leather goods, from jackets to bags and wallets (remember to bargain on the price!)

The Basilica di San Lorenzo is just 2 minutes away and the Duomo is five minutes.

You can be at Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi in 10 minutes.

On Via Faenza there are many shops including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and laundries.

If you sleep in the second bedroom you will wake up to the beautiful smell of buiscuits coming from “Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo”, a pastry shop baking fresh cantucci every day (a typical Tuscan biscuit) on Via Sant’Antonino.

You can have your morning coffee and breakfast Italian style at Sieni, a pasticceria on Via Sant’Antonino, they make some wonderful pastries and nice cappuccino.

Zanobini is a great shop to buy some good bottles of wine, it’s on Via Sant’Antonino too.

There are plenty of restaurants and wine bar in this neighboroud, you will find some suggestions in our house manual,!

If you arrive by train you can easily walk to the apartment, it’s only 5 minutes walking.

A suggestion to get to Florence the train is the most accurate, however the plane is often diverted to Pisa airport!!!

HOUSE RULES

Please respect the apartment as if it was your own, take good care of it during your stay and keep it tidy.

The apartment is in a quiet building with mainly couples living here, please be respectful of the neighbours, do not party, do not be loud.

Smoking is not allowed. Pets are not allowed, sorry 

Please turn off the air conditioning when you go out, the room cools pretty quickly so there is no need to keep it on if you’re not in.

From October 2014 the City of Florence has established a tourist tax also for people staying in private apartments. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for private apartments is 2,50 Euro per person per night. Tax has to be payed cash at arrival.

Children below 12 years old don't pay the tax.

The tourist tax paid at check in, if the start will advance, will not be refunded. The fee will be calculated on nights and persons declared to the reservation.

A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

The check in time is from 15.00 p.m. to 20.00 p.m and the check out is by 11.00 a.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola Belli
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Paola Belli

Hi and welcome to Florence!

This is our apartment in Florence, Stefano and I are both architects and we took great care in selecting beautiful pieces from around the world to furnish our place.

We love design, art, architecture and traveling. We also love food & wine, and what better place then Tuscany to enjoy that!

We currently live and work overseas, Paola is our manager and she will meet you at check in and deal with you before and during your stay. She's very friendly and she's ready with tips about restaurants, museums and everything Florence has to offer.

We love our place and we hope you do too!

Paola Belli purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Paola Belli chose Florence

This apartment has lot of character with its terracotta floor and high ceiling. The exposed timber beams are a typical feature of historical buildings in Florence.

The location is unbeatable, close to the main train station and to the central market where you can find amazing fresh produce.

The area is full of restaurants, shops, wine bars, everything is at the doorstep.

Amenities

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Designer apartment in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
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4

Perfect location to enjoy Florence.

  • 4 of 5

This was a fantastic apartment to use as our base to enjoy Florence. The apartment is a five-minute, easy walk from the train station and within a 15 minute walk to most sites including the Uffizi, Duomo and Gallery of Academia. The apartment was much more spacious than it appeared in the photos. Our family of 4 had ample room to spread out. The bed was very comfortable. Paola was a wonderful host explaining everything quite clearly and there is a helpful binder in the apartment. She even took the time to show me how to make Italian coffee so that I would do it correctly. The reasons for four than five stars are the internet and kitchen linens. The wifi only allows two people to connect at any one time necessitating us taking turns. Also, the wifi has a limit of 60gb per month so renters of the apartment are asked to limit data usage. This would have been elpful information to have had prior to selecting this apartment. Also, I knew there was no dishwasher when I booked this apartment but there were not dish cloths to wash the dishes or dish towels for drying dishes. No paper towels ere provided either. These items are necessary if there isn't a dishwasher. But given its location, large size and pleasant decor, we would absolutely stay here again if our travels take us back to Florence.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location but a little load

  • 4 of 5

Great spot, close to the main train station and easy access to the sights. Can be loud at night due to the restaurant below it.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent, simply excellent

  • 5 of 5

Paola was efficient and knowledgeable. The apartment was situated close to all the important sites and had everything necessary to make my stay easy and pleasant. I highly recommend this apartment for singles or families.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR
5

very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to find this apartment, just a few minutes walk from the train station. The apartment was quite large and comfortably appointed. Paola was an excellent hostess and took the time to point out sites and neighborhood restaurants. The apartment was quiet yet just minutes from all the main tourist spots and cool flea markets. We were very satisfied with our stay- if only it was longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific location and great Apartment Manager

  • 5 of 5

Great Florence location for all the reasons cited in previous reviews. On the evening of our second day we noticed that the refrigerator was not cooling and called Paola at 8:30 p.m. She hopped on her motorbike and was there by 9 p.m. We tested all controls, panels, etc.; she called the owner and said she would have a service tech check the fridge the next day. By the time we arrived the next evening, we had a new refrigerator. She absolutely blew us away with her quick and thorough attention and responsiveness to the problem. We would definitely recommend this property for a great stay in Florence. Convenience was incredible.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in the middle of florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this apartment. Its very close to main train station and walking distance to duomo, accademia and Ponte vechio bridge.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay Paola.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Train
300 Metres
Santa maria novella
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is only 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria Novella train station and close to all major sights in Florence.

The central market is just around the corner, San Lorenzo Church, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi are all in walking distance.

The area is very lively with lots of restaurants, wine bars and cafes'.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35.18
Additional Guest Fee $32.84 per person per night
Damage Deposit $234.55

From October 2014 the City of Florence has established a tourist tax also for people staying in private apartments. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for private apartments is 2 Euro per person per night. Tax has to be payed cash at arrival.
A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.