About this listing
Beautifull Attic in a liberty villa, close to Boboli's Garden, Pitti Palace, Piazzale Michelangelo and Ponte Vecchio. Very quiet and charmy area, with many plants and trees, very close to the most beautifull places in Firenze...
Top quality apartment in Florence city center. It is 75 Square Meters (some 800 Square Feet), located in a very quiet and relaxing area, inside Bobolino's gardens. The hills close to Palazzo Pitti and Piazzale Michelangelo are the best residential area of Florence: genuine and out of touristic tours... but any kind of shops is in the neighbourhood.
This apartment has 2 Large bedrooms with 2 private bath, a large living room and a Studio with 2 single beds (both 190 cm long). The apartment is on two levels: at first level there is the living room with a complete kitchen, a double bedroom with queen size bed, a beautifull little terrace on gardens and a private bath. Upstairs another double bedroom has its private bath (with Whirpool). Close to it a studio with view on the living, with a double sofa-bed (Queen size) or 2 single beds. A washing machine on the terrace. The apartment has LCD TV, Air Conditioning, high ceilings and other amenities, to make yourself comfortable like at your home! Hair dryer its in the bath.
At the apartment you will really relax, as there is no traffic, easy parking and no noise in the street. The area is fashinating and romantic: its like living in a romantic little town, but in the hearth of Florence historic centre.
Ideal for short or long-term, sabbatical renting. Supermarkets and typical Bar and Restaurant in the surroundings (5 minutes walking).
Ai Conditioning available to the guest interested, with an extra cost of 10 euro/night. Nothing to be paied if not interested.
After check-in, you will get a copy of keys, some maps and guide of the city, some advice (based on your tastes) regarding Osterie/Restaurants/Museum etc.
Interaction with Guests
At your arrival you will find one of us to provide keys and all the information and advice you need. Please remember to adivice us in advance your arrival time! Check-in is from 4PMm till 8PM, late arrival (after 8 pm) is possible if advised, but we should find somebody else to wait for you and there is an extra cost of 20 euro.
Price include: heating, water, electricity, cooking gas.
Linen and towels rent (optional) cost 10 euro/person/week; extra services to be paid at arrival.
Check-out from 10:00 till 12:00AM.
For any need its always possible to call our mobile; we live in the country, some 20 min by car.
Il Giardino del Bobolino is one of the most beautiful public parks of Florence. It borders the Piazza di Porta Romana and the Villa del Poggio Imperiale, skirting the edge of the Viale Machiavelli, which leads to Piazzale Michelangelo.
Adjacent to his older brother as well as famous and renowned Boboli Gardens is a green corner for a few close friends, one of the magical places in Florence for several reasons. Five minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and the areas of San Frediano and Santo Spirito, Bobolino is the ideal place to spend your evenings, sitting on a bench to talk, but in the middle of town surrounded by greenery and coolness, in a quiet corner of paradise urban.
It consists of grassy slopes, stairs, fountains and yards of gravel with special green design solutions, such as integrated seats with the flowerbeds, artificial caves and pools. In the middle part of the garden is Villa Cora, where he stayed the Empress Eugenie and the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. At the bottom, next to the garden, there are some local greenhouses. In the garden a small village, built at the end of the 800 as a residence for the families of officers returning from the First World War. It was constructed according to the dictates century architecture, decorations and references to Art Nouveau. Inside the village the old stables of the court of the Pitti Palace, the Chapel of Our Lady of Peace and the Art Institute of Florence. Two small squares decorate the church.
It is easily accessible from the railway station of Santa Maria Novella with bus 12 and 13 (stop Bobolino).
Large paid parking in Piazzale Galileo Galilei, Piazza della Calza and within the village of Bobolino. Airport just 20 min. by car.
Many little shops, selling local food, caffè, fashion clotes, restaurants are just 5 minutes from home. Three ATM in less than 10 minutes walking.
Piazzale Michelangelo its only 15 minutes walking. Train station 15 min by bus (bus n. 13), airport 20 min with a cab.
Other Things to Note
This home can host till 6 guest.
Any special rules, just respect for quiet life of all residents in the villa and in the area.
This is a no-smoking apartment; to smoke its allowed on the terrace.
Little Pets are allowed, but must be arranged in advance, to ensure there are no other guests who may suffer allergies.
The accommodation was hard to find, but Antonello waited at the place the whole time. He explained everything to us and gave us recommendations to places around Florence. Had a minor conflict but everything ended well in the end! A good host and nice accommodation to recommend!
It was very nice to have Minghui and his group in our home. I'm happy they did save some money for their trips around Italy, as they did use their own bed linen, paying a reduced home-price; I was just wandering if to take their own bed linen from home was tipically italian or not... now I know it is not :)
Thank you to came and wish you to stay with us in Florence again!
La estancia en casa de Antonello fue buena. La casa está muy bien ubicada en Florencia. Se puede aparcar perfectamente en frente de la casa. Las fotos cumplen con la descripción de la casa. La casa tiene una terraza donde comer es un placer ya que tiene vistas a un jardin precioso. Como consejo, estar atentos ya que la casa tiene complementos al precio que se deben tener muy en cuenta (limpieza, alquiler de sabanas y toallas, sobre coste por aire acondicionado...) además el problema con los mosquitos es muy importante. Hubiera estado bien que Antonello nos hubiera avisado sobre ese problema o nos hubiera dejar algún tipo de producto o repelente, ya que fue una tortura dormir alguna de las noches.
We were four people staying here recently for three nights. Antonello was away during our stay but Alessandra came to meet us and check us in. The apartment is up a few flights of stairs with no elevator. It is a split level apartment. On the first floor there is a kitchen/dining room/lounge area, the 1st bedroom (single bed) with an adjoined toilet/shower and then a veranda out the back with a small table to sit and watch over the garden as well as a washing machine. Bonus was the exercise bike which was great to work off some pizza! Up a narrow flight of stairs is the second floor. Here you will find the second bathroom/toilet, 2nd bedroom (double bedroom) and a lounge area with a a fold out couch to sleep more people. The bathroom has a spa bath and a window ceiling so you can see the sky whilst relaxing in the bath. There are some very cool features of this house such as the exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. If you are arriving by train with lots of luggage I would suggest to get a taxi as it is not a very common place for tourists to stay and is located in a bit of a hilly area. Once you arrive you will have no problems to make your way around - 15 minutes walk to ponte vecchio and beautiful gardens surrounding. If you are interested in getting one of those bus tours around the city you can get on and off the bus at the stop up the road. if you are focused on a prime location with an authentic feel this place rocks. They have most amenities at the apartment but would't hurt to check if there is something particular you are expecting. You will need to pay city tax upon arrival per person per night and if you want towels and bed sheets this will also cost another 10 Euro per person. There were a few mosquitos during the stay so i would recommend to pay the extra 10 Euro per day for the use of the aircon so you can close the place up (if you are there in the hotter months). Cool places to eat during your stay in Florence are All'Antico Vinaio and La Prosciutteria - awesome food - cheap prices. Thank you for a good stay Anotonello.
I stayed in the apartment with my husband for four nights it was perfect for us. The location was very attractive right next to the park, it was very quiet and relaxing. The location is away from the busy centre of Florence but still within walking distance. There is also a bus at the end of the road which will take you into the centre of Florence if you don't want to walk.
Although the apartment can accommodate five people with the use of the sofa bed I would say it is the perfect size for 2-3 adults or a small family.
We would definately stay here again if we come back to Florence.
Put aside wrong bus given (had a good tour of city, especially the overall view of the city on hill top made a very good impression), dirty toilet, wireless internet was not working, the rest are OK. Antonello was nice to book me a dentist though I could not made it in the end. Location is good.
Na arrived home at 8.30 AM (instead of 2 PM); that's why toilet was
"dirty" at arrival and was cleaned before she came back home, in the
afternoon. Guest wi-fi was not working that weekend, so Na used my private
iPhone-connection. About the bus, she phoned me (quite early in the
morning) as she was not able to find the way home from the bus stop (some
300 mt), so I went there and picked her up with my car.
About the Host, Antonello
Amante dello Sport e dei Viaggi, mi divido tra Milano, Firenze e la Sardegna. La casa di Firenze è spesso libera per famiglie di turisti, gruppi o studenti di passaggio. Spesso sono io a visitare nuove città tramite AirBnB. Non ho ancora ben chiaro come funziona, ma funziona...