Big double bedthe bedroom
La Mandragola, Heart of Florence

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Big double room in a new apartment in the very Centre of Florence. Bathroom, kitchen, dining room are shared. Tv corner with a sat decoder, free wifi.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 1PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $11 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $11
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

Wide double room in a newly refurbished modern style apartment in the very center of the city and in the real heart of the Florentine Movida, in between piazza Sant’Ambrogio and piazza Santa Croce. Enjoy the real Florence for an extraordinary price: get a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with TV SAT corner. Free unlimited Wifi!
The room is ideal for a couple, possibly with kids, or singles. The house is made by: a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, two bedrooms. I rent both bedroom so the other rooms are in common. Prices shown include the city tax.

Guest access

You are welcome to cook your food in my kitchen if you wish. I always leave something for guests for breakfast, usually tea, coffee, bread, butter, cheese, milk, marmalade, nutella...
You have free internet access and, if needed, you can use the washing machine, with no extra charge for anything.

Interaction with guests

I work in the Santa Croce monumental complex which is just a few meters away from the house, so I am always there if you need my help. I am happy to give any good advice I can about museums, restaurants, concerts and clubs as far as you let me know your taste so to address you the best way!

The neighborhood

Santa Croce is one of the most beautiful and lively areas of Florence, with typical restaurants such us the famous Cibreo and Enoteca Pinchiorri and the fresh food market of Sant’Ambrogio. Many pizzerias, grill houses, traditional or jap and Asian fusion restaurants, plus a lot of bars, disco pubs, gay-friendly clubs surround the magnificent church of Santa Croce, which is just 300 feet far away; and there are also lots of big and small cafés where is nice to have breakfast with cappuccino and brioche or sit for a drink and some appetizer during the happy hour. And don’t forget famous homemade ice creams parlors like Vivoli. Close to traditional shops there are many minimarket open all night long, and two supermarkets are not far. The fact of being in the center of Florence with so many bars and restaurants around can maybe annoy who looks for a quiet place to stay, but could surely attract those who want to enjoy themselves and try a sip of real Florentine movida!

Getting around

The neighborhood is super central and every attraction is at a walking distance. The house is close to the romantic Lungarno and Ponte Vecchio and perfectly connected with the train station (by bus number 14, 23 and C2) and with other areas of the town. And if you don’t want to miss the sightseeing tour to enjoy a 24 hour ride around Florence, two double decker bus stops are nearby.

Other things to note

In winter, the heater is set to work on mornings and evenings, because usually during the day is not cold (we are in Italy...), and anyway rarely somebody is inside.
If you want to set a different program, please ask me how, don't just put on the highest temperature possible all day long: it is a waste of energy, bad for the environment and for my bank account too... Thanks for your co-operation!

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 5PM

Travel light: linen is included, the kitchen is well equipped. You can use the washing machine and watch TV with the satellite decoder.
If you want to smoke, please do it on the balcony!


This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

156 Reviews

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Miguel User Profile
April 2017
Very good quality/cost relation. Especially compared with most other offers from the city, which were quite expensive. We had no issues during the 3 nights. I'd recommend this, especially if you're on a budget

Monserrat User Profile
March 2017
Alessandra's place is great! The location is very convenient as we did not have to use public transportation at all to see all that we wanted to see. Everything was within walking distance and there's so much to see, that a 15 minute walk to Galleria dell'Accademia felt like 5 minutes. Her instructions on how to get to her place are very clear and accurate and it was only a short bus ride, which you can catch right outside the train station. She made both check in and check out very easy and was great with communicating.

Sebastian User Profile
February 2017
The place was amazing, the apartment is small and comfy. You have everything you need nearby and ale is a great host!

Talus User Profile
January 2017
Lovely room in a good part of florence. Very comfortable had a great stay here.

Shane User Profile
January 2017
Alessandra's place is in the heart of Florence and the location is so handy that all of the attractions are in walking distance. Alessandra didn't stay there overnight so I literally had the whole flat but just paying for the room. Very good value. At night the water was running slow and one night even no hot water (it wouldn't be a problem if you don't shower at night). I'm sure she will fix it soon and I recommend this place!

Liv User Profile
December 2016
Very central to top attractions and ideal for me and my 3 year old he loved it here, Alessandra was always at hand to answer any questions and so helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

Carlos User Profile
December 2016
Alessandra's is located very close to all the interesting places in Firenze (less than 10 minutes from Santa Croche), just perfect. Great places to eat close by. Highly recommend it, thumbs up!

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Florence, Italy · Joined in April 2013
Alessandra User Profile

Vivo e lavoro a Santa Croce a stretto contatto con i turisti, amo questo quartiere tradizionale e ricco di arte ma che allo stesso tempo è un melting pot di culture diverse, vivace e ricco di locali e di persone che amano divertirsi. Adoro la musica, soprattutto live, i concerti e i dj set. Adoro il cinema per viaggiare senza muovermi e i viaggi veri, anche se ultimamente non ho più tanto tempo per farne...
Spero che chi viene a vivere a casa mia per un po' entri nello spirito del quartiere, e farò quanto posso per aiutarlo!

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