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Florence Vacation Accommodation

Piazza Santa Croce - Donatello

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About The Experience

The large Santa Croce square outside this Florence vacation accommodation 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 gellato shop in the city is located close by! This charming accommodation in Florence 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 Florence accommodation 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
(139 m2/1496 ft2)

Second Floor (with lift and down six steps to reach the apartment).
Six steps lead down from the second floor to the apartment entrance. The entrance opens onto a spacious dining/ living area which features original 16th century wood beamed ceilings and ancient wall frescoes and views of the piazza from the living area. The table seats 8-10. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave oven. The master bedroom has original 16th century wood beamed ceilings and a fireplace, and is furnished with a queen-size bed (160cm x 190cm) that can be divided into twin-beds. The master bedroom also has a glassed-in sitting room with comfortable seating and windows overlooking the piazza, as well as a window air conditioning unit. The master bath if accessed through the dining/living room. It has a tub with shower, sink and WC. The two additional bedrooms overlook the private inner courtyards; one with a queen bed which can be divided into twin-beds and adjacent bathroom with shower, sink and WC. This bedroom has a window air conditioning unit. The third bedroom has twin-beds with ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and WC. There is a washer and dryer in the third bathroom. The apartment has central heating.

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:

  • 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 the use of the Palazzo's private gym.
  • Portable window air conditioners are located in the living room, master bedroom and second bedroom.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Elevator (in Building)
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Mobile Telephone Available - Extra Cost
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 6 Nights 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights Min
$4,334 $4,009 $3,683 $3,077 $2,470 3 night
$5,410 $5,003 $4,595 $3,838 $3,082 3 night
$4,334 $4,009 $3,683 $3,077 $2,470 3 night
$5,410 $5,003 $4,595 $3,838 $3,082 3 night
$4,334 $4,009 $3,683 $3,077 $2,470 3 night
$5,410 $5,003 $4,595 $3,838 $3,082 3 night
$4,334 $4,009 $3,683 $3,077 $2,470 3 night
$5,410 $5,003 $4,595 $3,838 $3,082 3 night
$4,334 $4,009 $3,683 $3,077 $2,470 3 night
$5,410 $5,003 $4,595 $3,838 $3,082 3 night

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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

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable by cash or traveller's checks. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 300 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone and Internet (If available): According to Consumption
  • Arrival Fee (between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm, Upon Prior Request) Payable upon Arrival: 50 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Customer Reviews

Fantastico! We were 2 couples along with our adult daughters - 6 people - and we never felt cramped or constrained in any way. A 13th century building and apartment experience (dating back to the 17th century, as we understand it) with modern, comfortable amenities none of which diminish or take away from the ambiance. The piazza is very historic and we were pleasantly surprised to find excellent restaurants, taxi stands and espresso baristas at the foot of our building - not to mention the burial place and tomb monuments for Michelangelo, Galileo, Dante and others in the adjoining, beautiful church. The building is secure and patrolled and the caretakers Florence and Cecile were welcoming and helpful. Would go back in a heartbeat!!
Enjoyed Most:
Central location to all of Florence. Have stayed a number of times in Florence, but this is the best accommodation by far.
Enjoyed Least:
Notwithstanding tight security, the apartment could use in-room safes or lock boxes for valuables. Utility costs (electricity, water, AC costs were high).
Surrounding Area:
History, activity, restaurants and within walking distance to everything and anything.
Tips or Restaurants:
We very much like to find places where "locals" will dine and frequent. We have become familiar and on a first name basis with several such "family" owned and run establishments. Anyone just has to ask around for these types of places. (As an aside we stopped in to say hello and renew acquaintances with the owners of a villa just south of Florence that we used last year through RentVillas.)
In cities such as Florence, we find it best to simply use train and taxi service - then walk the city Out in Tuscany it is best to use GPS on a car rental
Check In Out:
Smooth, easy, fast and courteous as always with Rentvillas recommended properties.

Bruce, September

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Amazing. The property was beautiful and the support provided by Francesca, the key holder, was exceptional.
Enjoyed Most:
The location and view. It was fantastic to be in the heart of Florence and look outside our front window and see the Piazza Santa Croce.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing was missing. Great all around.
Surrounding Area:
Florence is a wonderful city. The people are friendly and so kind.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Wanted to be in the heart of Florence and got exactly what we wanted.
Tips or Restaurants:
So many wonderful things to see and do. Did not have a bad meal at any restaurant. Do not be afraid to go out and walk around and get lost. The best finds are when you least expect them.
Nothing to say. Great directions and Francesca was fantastic at providing direction and support.
Check In Out:
I called the day before we arrived to make sure that everything was on track and check in and check out went extremely well.

Teresa, September

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Exceeded our expectations.
Enjoyed Most:
Excellent location, beautiful historic property. Great air conditioning which we really appreciated as we were there in a heat wave!
Enjoyed Least:
Master bath separated from master bedroom.
Surrounding Area:
Piazza Santa Croce was a wonderful area to stay in - close to all the major sights and not too noisy and overcrowded.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The apartment is in Florence City Centre.
Tips or Restaurants:
We liked the Bocadama restaurant downstairs!

Kim, July

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