About This Listing
The Nest is an attic apartment on second top floor of an art decò palace, with its own private car park, pocket terrace and top courtyard to enjoy outdoor relax al fresco after a busy touristic day, it is fitted with aircon and heating system.
Cosy and romantic small attic apartment with one large bedroom, kitchen, equipped pocket terrace and private top roof courtyard. The apartment is located on second and top floor of a 1920 very elegant palace in the heart of Florence in one of the most exclusive residential street and within walking distance to the most important museums, Galleria Accademia only 10 minutes walk while Uffizi Gallery 15 minutes walk or couple of bus stops.
The Nest offer to its guest the possibility to rent 2 very comfy bicycles you can see them in the pics page, one of thems is equipped with baby seat and helmets, the rent rate is small, euro 7,50 each per day, in case of interest please let Massimo know and he will arrange for the bikes to be ready upon yr arrival.
Public bus stops to all major destinations within few minutes walk, Stazione Centrale SMN (Railway station) within 15 minutes walk or few minutes public bus.
The attic apartment is fitted with all comforts, adsl wifi and ethernet very powerful and fast, desktop PC for guests use, Plasma 37" TV and digital box + usb port, brand new aircon and heating system, private car park in secure parking yard in the back of the palace.
The Nest it is in perfect position to visit Florence and enjoy the city major arts sites and state museums, all within short walk 10 to 15 minutes at worse.
The Nest is very quiet, away from the noise of central and perfect place to hideaway after a tiring sightseeing day in Florence.
the top roof courtyard offer you perfect place to relax, read a book and enjoy a drink while the pocket terrace offer you a perfect place to eat in open air terrace.
If you consider courtyard and pocket terrace The Nest offer to his guests almost 100 square meters of very enjoyable space.
The Nest is located in Central Florence and its neighbor offer restaurants, cafè, supermarket, local market, Fortezza da Basso park, all within short walk.
At one minute from front door there is one of best caffè in town for wonderful breakfast or brunch and happy hours...
The Nest has his own private car park, with access through the security gate at nr.19, the car park use it is included in day rate and being in central Florence this is really a plus to have, a car park or garage can cost easily euro 20 per day in central Florence while The Nest has it for free for the guests.
The Nest has two bicycles available upon demand, ask Massimo for special guests rate, to bike around Florence central is a wonderful experience, there are lots of dedicated bikes path for easy and safe stroll around, and also there are several very nice itineraries for bicycles along the river Arno both directions upstream and downstream.
By bicycle it will take a few minutes to the Duomo Cathedral and Uffizi gallery which are in the hearth of central.
Interaction with Guests
My guests can always contact Massimo by telephone or airbnb message system or text messages he will reply always promptly.
The neighbor of The Nest is one of best in central, with lots of shops, restaurants, Caffè and patisserie all in few minutes walk form front door, at just 5 minutes walk guests can find excellent supermarket ESSELUNGA.
On friday morning at a couple of minutes walk from The Nest in Piazza Libertà Parterre area there is a market run from farmers of Florence countryside where they sell very genuine products, vegetables, meats, salami selections, cheeses, excellent quality slow-food from Florence countryside.
The Nest it is at about 10 to 15 minutes walk to Duomo Cathedral and all major art sites and state museums, very easy walk.
The Nest is at one minute walk to public bus stops where to catch busses to all the most important destination in Florence, in the House Book guests do have a PUBLIC BUS SERVICE MAP to use freely where to find all lines and destinations of public busses, very easy indeed.
One journey I recomend guests it is to FIESOLE village by bus, FIESOLE it is a beatiful village on top of the hill north of Florence where the view on Florence and the area is truly spectacular.
Other Things to Note
The Nest is now fitted with very powerful internet ADSL and wifi so guests can link if necessary with ethernet cable or enjoy super fast ADLS via wifi, in the House Book guests wl find the service code and password.
The Nest has available a desktop PC (see it among the pics) for guests use during their stay, linked to the wifi service or via ethernet cable of The Nest.
The Nest it is fitted with NESPRESSO machine with a selection of best Nespresso coffee at guests disposal, capsules are charged at cost, 50 euro cents each.
The Nest has baby bed available upon request so couples with small baby will find the baby bed ready for their use.
please treat The Nest as you would do with your home, water the plants if necessary, in hot weather switch off the aircon when you go out being not necessary to leave it on all day as it is a powerful system and will cool down or heat the apartment in few minutes.
Ensure to switch lights off when you go out.
Upon check out guests are kindly required to dump garbage into the garbage boxes located opposite to front door of the palace.
To keep price as good as possible for the Airbnb community I do not charge any final cleaning fee so I kindly ask guests to help to leave the Nest as tidy and clean as possible upon check out.
The nest was great. We arrived a little early and Massimo's lovely daughter Barbara was still in the throes of cleaning. She welcomed us in while she finished and then gave us the guided tour etc of the apartment. She also pointed out a number of local spots that may be of interest and particular aspects regarding the apartment... she was a delight. Massimo was always only a text or phone call away for any queries we had and responded promptly with helpful information. The apartment itself was spacious with two outside areas: one small walled balcony and a shared courtyard and the whole abode was clean and airy with everything you could possibly need. The location was good, easy walking distance from a number of attractions and eateries. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Massimo and his apartment to anyone... thanks Massimo!
Massimo was a lovely host, and made our unexpectedly late arrival and one day stay very pleasant and easy under the circumstances. The apartment is very well stocked with toiletries, snacks, and dry goods, and Massimo has put together a very useful packet of information about the city, including maps and practical info (we accidentally took one of those maps with us when we left, so sorry!). I definitely recommend this place, so happy to arrive at a place that felt homey for a night when my traveling companion wasn't feeling so good!
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour au Nest. C'est très bien situé, ensoleillé, sécuritaire. Massimo est très accueillant et gentil.
Massimo was great and the Nest was perfect for our overnight stay in Florence. The location, while in a more quite neighborhood, is still very walk able to all the sights. The place itself was charming and fairly spacious. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived.
Would stay again.
Lovely,clean apartment with everything you need. Spacious kitchen and bedroom with a wonderful courtyard which my son enjoyed a lot. The kitchen was equipped with plenty of eatables and things which could be easily cooked. The location is not more than 15 minute walk to San Marco. Also, the rail station is walking distance.
Massimo is a very organised person and this reflects in his apartment as well. He has a list of everything that one can do in Florence in a very handy folder, which includes maps,restaurants,supermarkets,interesting sights etc.
Overall it was a very pleasant stay and if anyone is planning a longer stay in Florence then I would highly recommend this place.
Massimos place was awesome! It's neat, it's cozy and has a fantastic rooftop terrace where you can chill after walking all day through wonderful Florence. The apartment is just as described and shown in the pics. Massimo was easy to communicate with and made us feel very welcome. He adjusted spontaneously to our schedule although we ran an hour late. The Nest is also an awesome place if you have a car and Florence is just a stopover as parking can be very complicated and expensive in Florence. You can walk everywhere around Florence from Massimo place in 15 minutes you'll be right in the old town area. Would definitely stay there again next time.
Dear Karen thank you for your very kind review, I am very happy you been pleased with your stay at The Nest ! next time you will be coming there will two nice bcycles at guests disposal at a very small rent fee, stroll around Florence by bike is a lovely experience ! Hope to have you again guest at The Nest soon !!! all the best Massimo
Massimo was really good host and welcoming. The Nest has all valuable information and Massimo explained for us to use it and recommended cafe which taste was really good.
The house was also spacious and located in quite area but not very far from the city and attractions.
overall It was really good for value and we were really happy to stay at the Nest in Firenze
About the Host, Massimo
I was born in Florence from florentine family, I love sailing, skying and like cinema (I own a multiscreen operation in central Florence) and arts.
Guests arriving by train in Stazione Centrale Firenze can walk to The Nest in about 15 minutes, or a few minutes taxi, follow directions stated on confirmation sheet, very easy walk.Piazza della Stazione Florence 50123