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Apartment Florence Holiday

Piazza Santa Croce - Casa Giotto

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About The Experience

The large Santa Croce square outside this holiday apartment in Florence is a bustling center for students, locals, shopkeepers and tourists to gather. The Santa Croce church is one of the most important destinations in Florence, and the best gelato shop in the city is located close by! This Florence rental apartment is located in a beautiful palazzo right on the pedestrian-only square, which is lined with shops, restaurants and wine bars. You are perfectly located for visiting all that the city has to offer, as well as having a comfortable vacation accommodation in Florence, Italy, in which to rest and unwind – and share your stories of the day.

Location Description

This Florence rental is located right on the Piazza Santa Croce, a large piazza with the Santa Croce church at one end with many shops, restaurants, and old palazzo on either side. All of the major sites of Renaissance Florence are within a short walk, including the Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. The Santa Maria Novella train station is a 15-minute walk, and the closest bus stop is right at the base of the piazza.

Nearby Attractions:The Santa Croce quarter is located on the southeastern part of the historic center of Florence. Since the Middle Ages, it was an area specializing in leather. In fact, today it is still filled with leather shops! The large Santa Croce Church, filled with famous frescoes and tombs of some of the city’s greats, is the main structure of the quarter. The piazza in front of the church is filled day and night with tourists and locals. Some of the best gelato shops and restaurants can be found in this neighborhood. Piazza dei Ciompi has a daily flea market as well as a large monthly market (last Sunday). Plaz, located across from the 16th century Loggia del Pesce is a fun and casual place to stop for a drink and live music.

Santa Maria Novella Train Station: 15-minute walk
Piazza Signoria: 5-minute walk
Uffizi Gallery: 5-minute walk
Duomo: 5-minute walk
Exterior Description

This landmark Renaissance-style apartment building has been beautifully restored yet retains its historic character. The palazzo has thirteen apartments, many with views of the Piazza Santa Croce and the interior garden. Although there is no public parking nearby, a paid parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza Santa Croce. The price varies according to car size: 20/30 euros per day.

Interior Description
(112 m2/1025 ft2)

Third Floor (with lift): Located in the annex of the palazzo this two-bedroom apartment features a lovely and tastefully decorated living area with comfortable sofas and chairs and a decorative fireplace. The master bedroom has original wood beamed ceilings, a queen-size bed (170 cm x 190 cm) and an en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC. The second bedroom has twin-beds (85 cm x 190 cm) which can be joined to make a queen-size bed, nightstands and a closet. This bedroom also features a decorative fireplace. A second bathroom has a tub with hand held shower, sink and WC. The large fully equipped kitchen has original wood beam ceilings and a dining table and chairs that seat four. It is equipped with a wood burning grill in addition to a gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, and American coffee maker. The heating is independent and there are window air conditioning units in the living room and bedrooms.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Housekeeping: 13 Euros per hour

Please Note:

  • Air conditioning units are in the bedrooms and living room, only.
  • No public parking nearby. A pay car parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza S. Croce. Price varies according to car size.
  • The courtyard garden is for the private use of the Contessa and is not open to apartment renters.
  • Rental includes access to the Palazzo's private gym.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Elevator (in Building)
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Mon 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tue 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Wed 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thu 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Fri 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

We felt right at home and had a wonderful time. We were upgraded to a slightly larger property than the one we booked.
Enjoyed Most:
The location right on Piazza Santa Croce was excellent, and the property was very well maintained. We especially liked the full size washer and dryer.
Enjoyed Least:
The internet connection was not as reliable as we are used to at home. It really only worked in the master bedroom and the living room, but there was no charge for the service so we really can't complain.
Surrounding Area:
Florence is a beautiful city, and there was lots to do. We were able to walk to everywhere we wanted to go.
Nearby Events or Locales:
There was no small town within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
There is a small grocery store and a pharmacy only a few blocks away. Prices were very reasonable. They provided us with starter items soap, dishwashing liquid, detergent, paper towels, salt pepper, coffee filters, toilet paper so we did not have to rush out to buy anything.
We took a cab from the train station because of our luggage, but anyone could find the address as given.
Check In Out:
We set an appointment for the check-in and check-out. The representative was very prompt, friendly, and efficient.

Paula, August