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Apartment Center Florence

Piazza Santa Croce - Fiesole

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About The Experience

The large Santa Croce square outside this apartment in the center of Florence is a bustling hive of 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 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 vacation apartment in Florence to rest and unwind. You will love the time spent on your very own terrace sharing stories of the day and sipping a glass of Chianti.

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
(107 m2/1151 ft2)

Fourth Floor (with lift): This stunning and bright penthouse apartment is located on the fourth floor of the palazzo and is reached by elevator. The living/dining room, with a working fireplace, retains the structure and the columns of the Palazzo's Renaissance loggia. The living area opens onto a large private terrace overlooking the piazza Santa Croce. The terrace is furnished with a table and chairs, perfect for dining alfresco. From this vantage point enjoy stunning views of the architectural treasures and of the surrounding hills. This apartment has views from every window. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven and washer/ dryer. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed (160 cm) that can be divided to form twin-beds. This bedroom overlooks the piazza and has an en suite bathroom with tub, sink and WC. The second bedroom has twins beds (80 cm) that can be joined to form a queen-size bed. There is a second bathroom with shower, sink and WC near the living room. The apartment has independent central heating and central air conditioning.

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.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Elevator (in Building)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

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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

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 5 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We had a great time! Apartment was very comfortable and in a great location.
Enjoyed Most:
The view from terrace.
Enjoyed Least:
One of the bedrooms was on the side that opened on the piazza below...could get noisy at night.
Surrounding Area:
Within walking distance to SO many sites, restaurants, museums.
We took cab from airport. 20-Euro flat rate. 20 minute ride.

Elyse, December

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Our experience at the property was wonderful and everything we anticipated. First, the staff is lovely and greeted us when we arrived. They were also very helpful in terms of printing museum tickets and other minor requests we made. The apartment itself is very nice. We had our two teenage sons with us and the apartment fit the 4 of us well. Everything was immaculately clean and the location can't be beat. It is only a few blocks from the Ufizzi but it seems like it is in its own quiet corner of Florence. Even with the nighttime bustle in the Piazza Santa Croce it is still quiet on the 4th floor and the patio is very nice.
Enjoyed Most:
Everything about it.
Surrounding Area:
The location is perfect on Piazza Santa Croce. Only a few blocks from everything and just a little quieter than other parts of Florence.
Nearby Events or Locales:
This is in the historic section of Florence.

Ned, December

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I would go back there in a minute. I never needed the staff at the place as everything is self-sufficient. Take a map and it's easy to get around if you are walking.
Enjoyed Most:
The view from the terrace and the location
Enjoyed Least:
Nearby Events or Locales:
Walked all over the city but took bus #7 to Fiesole.
Tips or Restaurants:
At this place, nothing is needed. There is noise at night, but the air conditioner works to block it out. Buy at the local market - go to the left of the Santa Croce - and find the street to the left opposite the government building with flags on the building. Walk up that street and on the left you will see the best open-air market with tremendously fresh food, cooked meats, fish and butcher shops. Then go home and cook with the window open overlooking the square. At sunset have a Caprese salad, antipasto, fresh pasta with homemade tomato sauce, mussels in white wine sauce with fresh oregano with plenty of Chianti on the terrace. What a place!
Just tell the cabbie - Piazza Santa Croce because they can't drive on the square to 22. Cab ride from the train terminal should be about 12 Euros, but we paid about 15 Euros on Sunday coming back from Venice.

Mitch, September

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