About This Listing
A nice fully-furnished studio-apartment in the historical center of Florence. The place is perfect for a couple. There is a main room, a small kitchen, toilet with shower and a small terrace. There is a washing machine available for free for guests. The apartment is perfectly located in a safe place at the second floor of a small old palace in the center of Florence at abour 50 meters from Santa Croce Square. Duomo and Ponte Vecchio are within 10 minutes of walking distance. The apartment is in a quite place but within 5 minutes walk you can find a lot of pubs, restaurants, clubs where you can enjoy the nightlife of the city. Railway station is within 20 minutes walk, but there is an easy connection by bus. The bus from the station stops at 30 meters from the apartment.
We were met by Andrea's mom who was the best! She didn't speak English (and we don't speak Italian) but for some reason everything still made sense! The apartment is perfectly situated and has a nice little covered balcony that we used all the time. It is very comfortable and everything you could possibly need is provided. The location is perfect - it is on a quiet street but still extremely close to all the sights of Florence (we could walk to the Duomo in less then ten minutes).
The only negative we had was that the apartment walls seem to be paper thin. We didn't hear much three of the nights but one night we could hear the neighbours (loudly) putting away dishes and talking at midnight. Of course there is nothing that can be done about that but it might be a consideration if you like lots of sleep...but you are in Florence so should be out late at night exploring anyway!
All in all a great stay!
Andrea was very responsive during our planning and our stay and the apartment was exactly as described when we arrived. Andreas parents were absolutely wonderful and met us when we arrived and walked us though everything in the apartment. They were very thorough! Navigating in and out of Florences central city to and from the apartment was so easy, and we were able to walk to every major site. We would highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting a comfortable, easy and central stay in Florence. Thank you so much Andrea!
We met Andreas parents very briefly when they gave us the keys. It was odd at first as this is not actually a home but a small apartment without anyone living in Florence. However it is in a good location and for budget accommodation quite good. There is a small washing machine which was great and it was freezing over Easter and the apartment was warm and we didn't use the air con. However there were a few issues. The hot water for showers did not last for more than 2 minutes. The power tripped out when we used the hotplate and oven at the same time. Andrea responded by phone very quickly and he explained how to fix it. The neighbors were very noisy at night making sleeping difficult.
There is a new boiler, with 50 liters of hot water, it should be enough for about 15-20 minutes of hot water, if hot water lasted for just two minutes for sure there is a problem with it, we will check it immediately and in case we will change it for one bigger. About power we already asked to electric company to increase the limit of power in the flat to avoid the power tripped out anymore and from tomorrow the limit will be much higher, so there won't be problem anymore with it, I am sorry about this. Thank you for let me know that. Strange about very noisy neighbors at night, nobody complained about this until now, I will check.
We spent three wonderful days in Florence. To live in the centre of Florence was our dream that came true - thatnks to Andrea and his apartment. Very cosy and clean flat, where it was realy comfortable to relax after a long day in the city. Special thanks to Andrea's parents for the warm welcome on the first day.
We are in love Florence now and hope to come back some day!
About the Host, Andrea
I cannot decribe myself, I just will write what I love.
I love reading books and watching old movies. I love studyng languages and I love a lot photography!
I am crazy for mountains and nature in general!!! When I can I take my backpack and go on mounts, winter, summer, ice or rock, doesn't matter!! Important is to go!!
I love walking in the forest listening the silence! And I love looking wild animals running free in their territory. I love the sound of the rain and that one of the wind!
I love the sea when there is nobody and I have the beach and the waves just for me!
I love waiting the sunrise on the top of mountains, after a relaxing night looking at the stars in the sleeping bag.
I love travelling and I love meeting people. I am really crazy for travelling . And I love a lot cooking.
If you want to know something else about me just ask... :-)