About the property
- Apartment688 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
15th Century Apartment Close to the Duomo And Ponte Vecchio
The apartment is located in the best area of Florence for visiting Museums, Churches, Monuments and shops, and it is surrounded by good eateries. Just steps away from the Duomo, Michelangelo's Medici Chapels, and the charming Ponte Vecchio. Everything is within easy walking distance, making a car and public transport unnecessary. Built between the 1300s and the 1500s, the apartment has terracotta floors and ancient oak-beamed ceilings, has a large bedroom with a double and a single bed, and a large entrance room with an additional double sofabed which can be seen in the photos.
The bathroom is small and basic with toilet, shower and sink. The kitchen is well equipped with everything necessary for self catering in comfort, including a coffee maker, kettle, microwave oven and washing machine. This area also comprises a dining area with a large table and comfortable chairs. The apartment offers high-speed internet access, heating and air conditioning.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
I am passionate about music from the 1960s and 70s, and play in a band when time permits. I love animals, sports, good cinema, travel, and I love the arts. I love meeting new people, and I am passionate about my Florence and Tuscany.
Fabrizio purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Fabrizio chose San Lorenzo
This is the original centre of Renaissance Florence. Just steps from the appartment is the Medici-Riccardi Palace, home of the powerful Medici family, who ruled Florence, and brought it to the world stage during the renaissance. This area is a mix of small craftsmens' workshops and monumental florentine grandeur, and this mix makes it a very special and unusual part of my city. I love the idea that the Medici, and artists like Michelangelo once walked these streets.
What makes this Apartment unique
This apartment is right in the centre of the historical centre, with easy access to all of Florence's monuments, galleries and amenities, yet it offers pretty views, plenty of light, and it is on a quiet street. This is an extraordinary combination for historical Florence. Its colours and proportions make it welcoming, warm and restful, so it's perfect after a day on your feet.
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Great location in the heart of Florence
Fabrizio was helpful it is a comfortable clean flat. The photos represent the property well. I would give it 5 stars, except for the noise from the street carts in the early mornings. If you are used to city noise it might not bother you.
Great location, quiet and comfortable.
The location of the rental is a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and 10 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio. Fabrizio was a pleasure to work with and very quick to respond to all questions. Comfortable beds on a quiet street, what more do you need. A bit of an odd setup as far as the bathroom goes, but it all worked, just give 10 minutes between showers for the hot water to replenish. Thanks Fabrizio.
Thank you so much . It was very nice to have yo as a guest !!!
All the best for your life .
Firenze è un sogno
Everything about this apartment on the Via della Stufa was great from start to finish. Fabrizio is the consumate italian host: Charming, erudite, warm and easily accessible.
Fabrizio was there to greet us at the Santa Maria Novella train station when we arrived from Milan. The apartment is a short walk away and you begin to get the lay of the land on the way. When we arrived at the apartment Fabrizio loaded our bags into a lift and sent them up to the second floor where the apartment is. 54 steps await your climb to the front door of your abode. Each one well worth it! Fabrizio explains the things you need to know, shows you the keys and leaves you to it. It is well stocked with everything you need to cook every night or not. There are two large and airy rooms and a small bathroom. The eclectic décor adds to the charm. Windows open to let a cooling breeze in when needed. Everything we used worked just fine. Microwave, cooktop, hair dryer, iron all provided for an enjoyable stay.
Florence is easily done by foot. With the majority of the most interesting attractions just blocks away. If cooking for yourselves head out to the Central Market and buy a large variety of food stuffs from individual vendors. Butchers, bakers, spices, green grocers are all open between 0700-1500. There is an ATM on the first floor where the merchants are. On the second floor is a huge variety of ready to eat and cooked to order foods being made right in front of your eyes. Making mozzarella cheese, roasting chickens, baking. Something for everyone. Eat there or take it away. To get there just walk out the apartment door onto the street and turn left. At the next street turn left and then at the next street turn left again. You can't miss it.
Please take the chance to try some of the local restaurants right in your neighborhood. We enjoyed meals at “Da Garibardi”, “Trattoria Vechio Mercato” “TrattoriaZa Za” and “Florens Pizzeria”.
Head in any direction from your apartment and you will run into the most beautiful churches, museums, palaces, gardens and piazzas. Bring sturdy footwear that is broken in and head out the door! Everything is just a short walk away.
We also took advantage of one of the special tours Fabrizio runs for his guests. There are several options that include jaunts into the tuscan countryside for wine tasting, visits to walled cities and enough scenery to make your head spin. Thanks, Fabrizio, we will return!
Outstanding visit to Florence!
Very comfortable apartment in a great location. It made our visit to Florence so much better. And our host, Fabrizio, was a wonderful guide with excellent advice.
We highly recommend Fabrizio and the apartment.
Excellent location. You can walk everywhere.
The apartment is as in the pictures. The bathroom shower is a make shift arrangement which is very small. But the location is superb. Right on San Lorenzo square , one minute to the central market, about 10 minutes to the Uffici. Fabrizio was an excellent host. We took the tour to Siena with the wine tasting and it was fabulous.
Perfect location to see the sites!
My husband and I recently spent 5 nights here on our honeymoon. The apartment is quite large and comfortable with lots of room to spread out so you don't feel cramped. The A/C works great.
The location is absolutely unbeatable! Truly, all of the sites are within walking distance. The Central Market is wonderful and literally right down the street. The Duomo is one block over.
We loved our stay here but would mention that the apartment is on the same street where the street vendors store their carts. The carts and garage where they are stored are very loud and those guys get to work really early in the morning. Bring earplugs and you'll be fine. The shower is also very small and separated from the toilet by a shower curtain. It works great though and is just part of the adventure!
Fabrizio is a wonderful host and very accommodating. He let us check in early and even had an English-speaking friend meet us at the train station to walk us over to the apartment. He was also very helpful with local recommendations!
A beautifully appointed apartment in a very quiet street in the middle of historical Florence. Just a stone's throw from the Medici Chapel, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence Duomo and Michelangelo's David, This is the original centre of Renaissance Florence. Just steps from the appartment is the Medici-Riccardi Palace, home of the powerful Medici family, who ruled Florence, and brought it to the world stage during the renaissance. This area is a mix of small craftsmens' workshops and monumental florentine grandeur, and this mix makes it a very special and unusual part of my city. Full of great restaurants, trattorie and osterie, this area also offers some of the city's best places to eat, as well as easy on-foot access to the city's historical centre and its many museums, galleries and monuments. For trips further afield, I can offer you private tours to Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca and the stunning Cinque Terre, or if you prefer a shopping trip, I can take you to the renowned Prada factory outlet, The Mall (Armani, Gucci, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta and many others), or to the Barberino outlet to the north of the city, all for special daily or half-day rates. We are also in wine heaven here, with plenty of opportunities to discover some of the best red wines available, with wine tasting tours that take in some of the most beautiful vinyards in the Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino areas.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices shown are for 2 people. Prices on request for additional guests Check-in: After 15.00 Check-out: before 12.00 Wherever possible I will be pleased to accommodate your special requirements Additional fees: Utilities: (WI-FI, Heating, air conditioning, water, electricity, gas) : €10,00 per day Final cleaning: €60.00 Pickup service: included (depends on availability)