Casa San Giovanni
Elegant Apartment Close to Santa Maria Novella
Elegant Apartment Close to Santa Maria Novella

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $34
Weekly Discount: 18%


The space

WiFi & Air-Conditioning

Casa San Giovanni is a typical Florentine home, the apartment is bright and has been elegantly refurbished for maximum comfort.

This beautiful one bedroom flat is ideally located near the beautiful square of Santa Maria Novella and only 6 minutes walk from the homonymous Central Rail Station.

Casa San Giovanni is situated on the second floor of a charming fourteenth century listed building in one of the oldest streets of the city centre just 5 minutes walk from the river Arno embankment leading upstream to the famous Ponte Vecchio.

The apartment is very quiet and offers a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and although is walking distance from everything you will feel like you were out of the major tourist area.

Casa San Giovanni includes: one double bed, central heating and air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, WiFi, a beautiful open kitchen/living space, kitchen with four-burner gas hob, dining area, traditional terracotta-flooring, electric oven, sink, electric kettle and toaster, iron and ironing board, Moka coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishes, cutlery and hoover.

The flat is 45 square meters and accommodates 4 people.

Interaction with guests

As a thank you for your booking I will send you the link to my personal guide to Florence.
My unique map is full of great tips, including great restaurants, and will help you to get around the city like a true Florentine.

Getting around

The apartment is only 6 minutes walk from Central Rail Station Santa Maria Novella and ideally located to explore the city by foot.
All the most important sites and museums are walking distance from the apartment.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 10AM

Flexible check-in

Please be respectful of our space and the other tenants who live nearby. READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE INQUIRING, PLEASE!

1. Property and Furnishings must be kept in good order.

2. Smoking is NOT allowed in the premises.

3. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

4. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper in the toilets. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the system, you will be charged damages.

5. Accidents happen. If anything happens during your stay, let us know. We'll try to help, and it helps us plan for what the next guest may need (i.e. something needs repair or replacement.) Or maybe something happened before you got there. Please let us know and we'll do our best to correct any Oops!

From 1 July 2011 the City of Florence by resolution of the City Council No. 230/33 of 06.20.2011, integrated by resolution No. 21/2012, has established the “'tourist tax”. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays in the city of Florence and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for this tourist structure is 2.50 euro per person per night. There are the following exemptions: a) children up to twelve years old ; b) people who care for patients admitted to local hospitals, including outpatient care, for a maximum of two assistants per patient; c) patients who make hospital care in outpatient care; d) students of the University of Florence
It is also provided a 50% reduction of the tourist tax in the following cases: a) groups of lower and upper secondary schools in Florence in teaching visit; b) athletes under the age of 16 years, members of groups participating in sporting events and tournaments organized in collaboration with the Municipal Administration.
Dal 1 luglio 2011 il Comune di Firenze ha istituito l’ imposta di soggiorno con deliberazione del Consiglio Comunale n° 230/33 del 20/06/2011, integrata con deliberazione n°21/2012. L’imposta si applica sui pernottamenti di ospiti non residenti nel Comune di Firenze e per un massimo di 7 pernottamenti consecutivi. La misura dell’imposta per questa struttura ricettiva è di Euro 2.50 a persona per notte. Sono previste le seguenti esenzioni: a) i minori fino al compimento del dodicesimo anno di età; b) i soggetti che assistono i degenti ricoverati presso strutture sanitarie del territorio, anche in regime di day hospital, per un massimo di due accompagnatori per paziente; c) i pazienti che effettuano cure ospedaliere in regime di day hospital; d) gli studenti iscritti all’Università degli Studi di Firenze
E’ altresì prevista la riduzione del 50% dell’imposta di soggiorno nei seguenti casi: a) gruppi scolastici delle medie inferiori e superiori in visita didattica; b) gli sportivi di età inferiore a 16 anni, componenti di gruppi sportivi partecipanti ad iniziative e tornei organizzati in collaborazione con l’Amministrazione Comunale.


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.

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

58 Reviews

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Erdem User Profile
April 2017
Paolo is really kind and helpfull. His house is in a location easy to access and beautifully decorated and clean. İ definitely recommend.

Molly User Profile
March 2017
Paolo was a great host for my friends and I. He kindly met us at the train station and showed us to his apartment! Great stay and great location!

Donna User Profile
October 2016
Everything is perfect here. Perfect location, perfect amenities, perfect and absolutely clean house and perfect host. We enjoy styaing at Paolo 's place. It's really impressive that Paolo has its own website showing us recommended place/restaurants in Firenze. He also recommends us in person the suggested route on our day of arrival. One more thing that's really impressive, is the multiple charger in the room, in which we could recharge two mobiles + two portable chargers at the same time. It's really convenient for travellers. Didn't see any similiar things in other bnb except at Paolo's place.

Eric User Profile
October 2016
Paolo met us at the SMN train station and walked us to the apartment which was helpful. He provided us a map of places to visit and eat as well. Although the apartment is up several flights of stairs it was manageable even with heavy luggage. Close to many attractions and places to eat made it a good location!

Eunjin User Profile
September 2016
First off, thank you, Paolo. This house was perfect for us. Great location. 3 mins from bus terminal,5 mins from SMN. Supermarket, parking lot, cafes, restaurants and bus stop are nearby. (just 1 min!) Recommedable to 1st visitor to Firenze!! Gosh, I only stay 2 nights and already miss stay in Firenze. No doubt that Paolo was a great host and he escorted us from SMN station to his house and provided his own map with local retaurants, cafes, etc. This house is actually 3rd floor (2nd floor in Italy) with stairs only but Paolo helped me to load my carrier to the house. Though I didn't cook during my stay but if visitors want to cook, can use oven (no microwave), dishes, curtleries. All are ready for cook. If I visit Firenze again, definately will stay in one of his houses. He's professional airbnber and great host! Thanks again, Paolo. It was my 1st airbnb stay. Very comfortable and enjoyable. For Korean visitors. 위치가 정말 좋아요. 5분내 어디든 갈수있고- 2박이상 있길 추천합니다. 무엇보다 host가 정말 전문 host라서, 절대 걱정안하셔도됩니다. 주변에 외국인들 좀 있지만, 절대 무섭지않구요. 무거운짐만 아니라면, 3층이용하는것도 좋은거같아요. 조용해서 밤에도 푹쉴수있었어요.

Tian User Profile
April 2016
It's my first experience with Airbnb and I really enjoy the home-like environment instead of standard business hotel, especially on this historical city. We check in late at around 9pm and thanks for Paolo to leave the door. Cozy and relax apartment with all necessities accessible around. Close to railway station and downtown but quiet from noisy tourists. Paola's personal suggested restaurant is also a must try. Will introduce to my friend definitely.

Shannon User Profile
April 2016
Lovely apartment, and great location, less than 5 mins to the train station. Paolo was an excellent host, and was always contactable and very responsive. Had superb recommendations too! We love Florence!

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Florence, Italy · Joined in July 2011
Paolo User Profile

Ciao, my name is Paolo and I'm a full time Airbnber.
As a Florentine, I love welcoming you to my beautiful city and take care of you by giving a friendly but non-intrusive service. I love to share my knowledge of the city and its' history to help you have the best stay. I provide easy and informative check-ins and my custom-made map with many Florentine tips, including great restaurants, will help you experience the city like a true Florentine.
I speak both Italian and English.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours