About this listing
The house is located in a very quiet area at about 10 minutes from the city center. It is a very ancient farmhouse where two families lived and grew the lands. It was like a garden and you could enjoy the passion for their work. You are welcome!
The house is situated in a quiet and suggestive, picturesque country spot very near the city center, about 1,5 km (20 minutes walk) with private car parking. Also it is well served by several buses to the city center. It is very near to the "Certosa di Firenze", Piazzale Michelangelo, Porta Romana, Poggio Imperiale, The Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri. The apartment is set in typical country house with a beautiful view on the Florentine hills.
This apartment "La mimosa" is at the ground floor and it is for 7 guests: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room (with two comfy sofas) with a beautiful dining table made of crystal and marble. The kitchen corner is well furnished. There are 3 bedrooms: In the "Yellow Bedroom" there is a double bed. In the master "Pink Bedroom" there is a double bed and in the "Green Bedroom" there are two single beds. It is quite warm in winter a cool in summer. The big bathroom includes a glass enclosed shower a toilet, a bidet and a washbasin. The second bathroom is the hallway next to the big one and includes a shower, a toilet, a bidet and a wash basin.
It is very spacious,about 120 square meters and is located in a peaceful area, not far the bustling Florence city center. There is a parking space with the apartment, so for anyone driving we can make that available to you as well at no additional price. The buses are very frequent (almost every ten minutes) and all take you to the city center and to Florence main railway station in less than 10 minutes. So you don't need to go with your car! If you love walking, you can reach the city center in about 20 minutes!
Local taxis are readily available! Fares no more than 20 Euros from Florence airport.
Local buses “Vola in Bus” run regularly between Florence airport and the city centre.
Inexpensive local train service with Trenitalia between Pisa Airport and Florence
Car hire available in Florence with different companies.
There are shuttle buses connecting Florence airport and Florence train station (Santa Maria Novella – S.M.N) with departures about every half hour. You can choose between two companies “Terravision” or “Vola in Bus”. The “Vola in Bus” service is run by the local Florence bus company and tickets cost around 5 euros. The journey takes about less 30 minutes. You can also catch a taxi to Florence and the trip costs around 20 euros depending on how much luggage you have.
For further information on driving in and around Florence, parking, transport, bike and car hire then you check out the Florence town’s council website in the English language.
Experienced multilingual staff are always available to assist guests in their every need; meeting and greeting guests on arrival, assistance with booking tickets or reserving tables at one of the typical Florentine restaurants and arranging private car transfers with driver for excursions in and around Tuscany and much more.
There is a big garden, a parking lot and fields. A lot of space for all.
There is a beautiful view on the typical Florentine landscape. There is a very big garden where you can relax, enjoy the cool night breezes off of the Tuscan hills, and at the same time enjoy all what Florence has to offer! Just a short walk down the hill and a 10 minute bus ride through ancient Roman arches into the heart of the city! From here you can hear the solemn chimes of the bells of Florence cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore!
Interaction with Guests
We like to welcome our guests personally and we are very pleased to help them to discover the town.
There is a lot of privacy as the property belongs to our family. As for the neighborhood they are wonderful people, very discreet and respectful. You will appreciate the quietness and the mild breeze of spring of this place just outside the bustling Florence!
The Galluzzo neighborhood is in itself wonderful. It is not touristy but everything authentically Italian everywhere. There are some local cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, pizzerias, boutiques with good prices, and a big new supermarket. There is a daily open air market at the end of the road, every day except Sunday. Well worth a visit!
The area is well served by a good bus service. There are three bus routes very often (every 5-10 minutes) that takes you to the city center in less than ten minute. There are two supermarkets, Coop and Esselunga, which you can reach in less than ten minutes walk or by car as well.
The parking is included with no extra charges.
The city center is well served by a nice bus service from the airport to the city center at low price and also by taxi (20 euros). Please ask us if you need a ride ! We are happy to help you. In the nearby there several restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, one McDonald's restaurant, a nice market place, supermarket and other kinds of shop such as several bakeries, greengrocers and chemists.
Smokers are welcome but please avoid to smoke in the house.
Don't hang the washing inside the apartment.
We love pets but they are not allowed in the house.
Please keep clean and tidy.
If you leave the house, please turn the lights off.
Please do say if something is missing or not working, or need replacing. We will try our best!
L'accoglienza è stata ottima! La pulizia della casa era pressoché assente: ragnatele agli angoli, polvere in abbondanza (sotto i letti, nei bagni, sui mobili, ecc..).....una tragedia per chi è allergico (nel nostro gruppo erano in due!!!!) !!!!!
Mancanza di autoclave, tant'è vero che a causa di un guasto all'(website hidden), la mattina seguente al nostro arrivo eravamo senz'acqua!!!!!!
Esperienza da non ripetere!!!!!!
Host welcomed with warm heart and they even served us Espresso as welcome drink apart form the desert wine which was waiting . host answered all our question and even took us to the nearest supermarket . they also gave us information about traffic cameras around which was so sweet of them as it definitely avoided some traffic fines.
Nous avons été très bien accueilli par Nicoletta et son fils : jus de fruit, chianti et petits gâteaux en guise de bienvenue.
Ils ont pris du temps pour nous présenter la ville de Florence et le moyen de s'y rendre facilement.
La maison correspondait parfaitement à la description. Elle est très confortable,très spacieuse et bien située pour prendre le bus même si les derniers mètres semblent longs au retour. (si vous avez des enfants, garez vous au parking du grand supermarché et prenez le bus devant).
Bienvenue avec vin local et biscuit. Visite de la maison et des prestations. Visite des autes appartement de la maison de famille et de leur maison privative.
Maison décrite sur le site conforme en tout point. Nicoletta nous a même donné accès au wifi.
Voiture en sécurité dans cour intérieure sécurisée. Quartier calme en hauteur avec vue magnifique sur les champs d oliviers. Commerces a pied supermarché poste ect..en bas de la rue bus pour le centre de florence en 10 mn.
Perfect spot as base camp for us to explore Florence and surrounding areas. Very easy to get groceries, drive over to Piazza Michelangelo for sunset, or catch local buses into the historic center of Florence. Host was friendly and responsive to any questions. Highly recommend if you are looking for quiet local community that is outside of the touristy area in Florence.
If you don't come to Nicoletta's, you will never know how beautiful Florence is!
It was our first time in Florence not in the city center and I can't say how I enjoyed it! The huge flat on the ground floor of a gorgeous historical house with patio and garden and the view for a cover of the finest travel magazine! Amazing..!
The flat is really large with 3 separate bedrooms (one double with single bed, one double, one twin), living room/kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Everything perfectly clean and antic furnished, with hundreds of nice details: I loved it just to walk around and look. You don't need the air conditioner in such a house - it is never hot because of the thick walls and the ancient building experience.
The kitchen has everything what you need, and a lot more :)) But who needs to cook in Florence? 50 meters from house the nice trattoria, and in the walking distance another 10. Eat there, not in expensive city center: we payed just the half!
Garden is beautiful and large. The patio has a table with chairs: a treat for the evening, plan some spare time, you will enjoy it.
Supermarket in walking distance.
The way to the city center uncomplicated and very fast: 4 min. to the bus stop, 15 min. to the center and the train station. You would not need a car. The airport express stopps also at the train station.
And now for the most important thing: Nicoletta and her family. They are simple to fall in love with. Nicoletta speaks amazing English and is incredibly helpful and nice and....and...just everything. Her son, who lives in the same house, is a gorgeous young man who always has time for the questions and some nice talk, really very cultivated. I would rather stay with the family forever! The welcome bottle of wine and Cantucci were just the beginning...Thanks!!!
We love your house, we love you! Thousands thanks and hugs!
We are comming definately the next summer!
Прекрасная огромная квартира в старинном доме, полностью оборудованная и очень стильно оформленная антикварной мебелью. Хозяйка расскажет, куда поехать и что посмотреть. Машина не нужна, очень удобный автобус прямо в центр, на ж/д вокзал и оттуда в аэропорт. Расположение сказочное, виды для обложки журнала, при этом ближе к центру, чем многие отели. 3 спальни, 2 ванные и гостинная с кухней. Стиральная машина, патио со столом и стульями, сад, паркинг. Всем можно и нужно пользоваться. Ресторанчики в 50 метрах и дальше через каждые 100 метров: существенно дешевле и вкуснее, чем в центре. Супермаркет в 10 минутах ходьбы. Невероятно приветливый сын хозяйки живет в том же доме и всегда готов помочь с информацией. Отрицательного не нашли вообще: редкое сочетание красот Флоренции с тишиной и шармом ближнего пригорода, ну уже не говоря о самом доме и хозяевах. Просто редкое везение. Мы ездили большой семьёй надолго и это несравнимо лучше и дешевле, чем отель - никакой отель просто не в состоянии передать очарование Тосканы.
Nicoletta waited out our delayed arrival to take time to explain how to operate the appliances, with complimentary goodies to boot!
Her son Enrico was always at hand to teach us how to go around the city. Though the distance from the house to the bus stop was quite long for us Asians who are not regular city walkers, the bus ride was fast and convenient.
The rooms are huge and my travel buddies liked the privacy it gave. The furnishings gave it a warm and homey feel and everything was clean with all essentials within an arms' reach.
Thank you Nicoletta and Enrico!
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About the Host, Nicoletta
You are welcome! I like meeting people, reading books, listening to music, go skiing, going swimming in the sea and walking!
I love Tuscan dishes especially cooked by my mother!!!!
We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful city!
Please contact us if you have any questions!