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- About The Experience
Located in a 1950’s palazzo, this apartment rental in Florence is elegant, comfortable, and very lovely. This self-catering accommodation is situated at the entrance of Florence’s historical city center and is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions, such as the Piazza Santa Croce, and is perfect for a family of four. It’s nice to note as well, that although you’re close to the city’s center, you’ll enjoy a sense of solitude here when you’re on your private terrace!
- Location Description
The apartment is located near the Piazza Beccaria and is near shops, restaurants, and markets. The nearest bus stop is 100 meters away (line 6) and this can take you further into the city’s center so you can see all of the amazing sites. Be sure to check out the Uffizi Gallery, which houses the works of Michelango, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and many more! The Ponte Vecchio and the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo are also not to be missed.
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.
Siena: 65 km/40 mi
Chianti countryside: 25 km/16 mi
The Duomo: 25-minute walk
Piazza Santa Croce: 15-minute walk
Bus stop (Line 6): 100 m/328 ft
- Exterior Description
(70 m2/753 ft2)
This apartment is situated in a 1950’s palazzo on Via Fossombroni. There is a private terrace furnished with a table, chairs, and umbrella.
- Interior Description
(150 m2/1614 ft2)
Ground Floor: The entrance room features a sofa, mirror, and two chairs. There is a living room furnished with a sofa bed (most suitable for one adult or two small children), armchairs, and a TV (local channels and BBC International, only), and has access to the terrace. There is a dining room with a table and chairs and the kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, American coffee maker, and tea kettle. There is also a small table with three chairs and access to the terrace. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm) that can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, bidet, and shower and the second bathroom has a sink, toilet, bidet, and tub.
- 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.
- Portable Crib: Upon request
- Double beds can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request.
Features and Amenities
- Outside Area - Private
- Outside Dining
- American Coffee Maker
- Electric Tea Kettle
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning - Whole House
- Heating - Whole House
- Window Screens - Whole House
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
Please note: Official Arrival Times:
- Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 150 EUR
- Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
- Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
- Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
- Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
- Departure Time: 11:00 am
- Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
- UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
- 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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Based on 6 Reviews
Peace and Quiet
We had a wonderful visit. Lots of space and privacy and still within walking distance of most landmarks. If not in walking distance we were only a few blocks from a bus stop. Ideal location!
The outside terrace provided a wonderful space for relaxing and visiting.
The pigeons were quite comfortable and didn't hesitate to walk into our villa. Recommend keeping the terrace doors closed.
There were grocery stores, restaraunts, ATMs, and transportation all within a few blocks while still being in a residential area.
Nearby Events or Locales:
There weren't any small towns within walking distance, which was fine.
Tips or Restaurants:
The tourist bus was very nice. You can get a one day pass and get on and off at your leisure, or just ride around town.
We took a cab to the villa and didn't have any problems. There are easy to read maps readily available.
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Loved the position of the apartment in Florence. We could walk around the area and use the local shops and cafes.
The size is very good as it is in the city. We loved being able to catch a bus at Piazza Oberdan or Beccaria and go all over the city. You could get to Fiesole to see the Roman Theatre from Piazza San Marco on the local bus and up to the other side of Florence to see the city from above. We bought a 7 day pass for 18 Euro each and then you only have to validate the ticket the first time you use it. Inspectors do get on so make sure you validate your tickets.
The kitchen needs updating, but this would not stop me going back as the position is great.
Being able to use the local cafes and bars without the crowds of the city.
Tips or Restaurants:
There is a Coop supermarket on Via Cimabue that is an easy walk and you can buy most supplies there so you don't have to bring too much. Coco Tripone restaurant near to Beccaria had very good local cuisine.
We just used a taxi from the airport in Florence; there is a flat rate fee of 20 Euro plus 1 Euro per suitcase. There is no need to drive in Florence as the bus and train system there is excellent.
Check In Out:
The check in was easy, we called ahead when we had landed in Florence and we were met at the apartment and shown how to the open the electric outside door. The checkout is easy--just leave the keys on the table and shut the doors.
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Loved the area for the ease of grocery shopping, proximity to cafes, and access to the local bus for a quick ride to the center of Florence.
Large living space and courtyard.
Kitchen needs attention. Freezer needed to be cleaned properly.
Lovely cafes for morning coffee, grocery store close by. Local morning market.
Took a taxi from the airport. Our driver was very helpful and used a GPS to find the property.
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