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 at the cheapest possible price in Florence city center. It is 74 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 Large bedrooms with two private bath and a Studio with sofà-bed. The apartment is on two levels: at first level there is a 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, a cyclette and a desk. There is a washing machine on the balcony. The apartment has LCD TV, high ceilings and other amenities, to make yourself at home.
You would also have Air Conditioning with a little extra. Hair dryer its in the bath.
Bus stop to Piazzale Michelangelo, its only 300 mt from home (bus n. 12). Train station 15 min (bus n. 13), airport 20 min with a cab.
At the apartment you can relax as there is no traffic and no noise in the street. The area is really fashinating and romantic: its like living in a romantic little town, but in the Florence historical centre.
Ideal for short or long-term, sabbatical renting, with many easy parking facilities close to the door.
Many Supermarkets and typical Bar and Restaurant in the surroundings.
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 building of 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.
After check-in, you will get 2 copies of keys to have free access to the apartment.
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 tell us your arrival time! Check-in is from 3pm till 8pm, late arrival (after 8 pm) is possible if advised, but we should find somebody else to wait for you, therere is an extra cost of 50 euro.
Price include: heating, water, electricity, cooking gas.
Linen and towels rent its optional and cost 10 euro/person/week, Air Conditioning 10 euro/day (optional), to be paid at arrival.
At arrival you will pay a Deposit of 200 euro, to be returned at check-out, when no damages.
Check-out till 12am. During checkout we will check together with you the home for possible damages. For any need its always possible to call our mobile; please take note we live in the country close to Florence (20 min by car)
The Boboli's Garden its one of the more spectacular gardens in Florence, probably the most famous Italian Garden in the world. Its surrounded by Porta Romana, Poggio Imperiale and its is crossed by Viale Macchiavelli, the very panoramic street to Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can see all the Arno valley and Firenze beautifull roofs.
Close to Ponte Vecchio, San Frediano e Santo Spirito... Bobolino is the perfect place to have some real relax in Firenze; a fresh walking, surrounded by trees or just lay down in the grass and take some sun, in an authentic urban paradise. Inside the gardens, the romantic Villa Cora, in past time the Florentine residence of Tchaikovsky. The little town of "borgo del Bobolino" was build at beginning of '900, in the lower part of the garden, very close to Porta Romana (the old and big door to Via Cassia, the 2000 yo street to Rome). Borgo del Bobolino was built with decorations and architectural design inspired by the Art Nouveau.
Many parking facilities, close to home, in the Piazzale Galileo Galilei or in Piazza della Calza.
Bus 12 or 13 continusly go and came from the Central Station (15 minutes). Taxi stop area in Porta Romana; Airport 20 minutes 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.
Other Things to Note
Our home can host till 6 guest.
This is a no-smoking home; to smoke its allowed only on the terrace. Thanks!
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...