About this listing
Cozy & quiet spot in the heart of Florence.All you'll be looking for is at your doorstep: art, local life, yummy food & wine, restaurants and market...all in a quiet and peaceful apartment.
Bonus: customized suggestions from us!
A place we love...
Be aware: you would not want to leave this place :)
We have lived in this apartment together for two years. Now only Lorenzo is here, while Nada is currently living in Sydney. We are business partners now, I (Nada) am the one writing and he is the one physically there :) We both love this space and love enjoying it and sharing it with friends and guests.
Room with a double bed excellent for 2. Option of a 3rd person.
The bedroom is situated in a very spacious & bright apartment, at the 2nd floor (3rd for US) of an antique building with NO lift. This building is more than 200 years old and subject to restrictions regarding renovations (council wants to avoid that people destroy also the smallest pieces of history in our city).
In central position in Florence, it is situated at few steps from many places of interest:
150 mt away from Mercato Centrale, to enjoy a pleasant atmosphere while tasting Tuscan specialties;
400 mt from the Duomo & it's square, from which all the streets that leads to the places more visited and suggestive of Florence starts: reach in no time piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Repubblica, Santa Croce, Sant'Ambrogio and so on.
Due to the proximity of the central station (700 mt), where regional and national trains & buses leaves, you could easily visit other areas of the city, of the region & more.
Within the range of 200 mt from the house you'll find: supermarket (at ground floor of the building) tobacconist, pharmacy, launderette, and shops for every need.
The room is of 18 mt2 with a cove ceiling very high, two big windows, it is very bright but with shutters to shade completely the room, TV (32 inches), air conditioning, wi-fi 24/24. The bathroom, shared with us (Lorenzo now), located near the room, is equipped with hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and soap.
The use of the kitchen is included and at your disposal you'll find your own dishes, coffee machine and possibility of using oven and microwave.
Also it is at your disposal the use of the lounge, common area.
Linen, both for room that for bathroom, it is provided.
The use of the washing machine is possible upon request.
The house is easily reachable:
- by train from station Firenze SMN: 7/8 minutes walk;
- by car: 15 minutes starting from the Firenze north exit of the highway; and 10-15 minutes from the Firenze south exit (in normal traffic conditions);
- from airport: 15 minutes if you'll choose a cab (approx. 20 Euros), or 30-35 minutes by bus;
In the confirmation email of reservation you'll find all the information to reach us in the best possible way.
We can also manage to make reservations for museum (Uffizi, Accademia or else) or to help you with suggestions to plan your trip!
Price: from 45 Euros up per night (check calendary), possibility of adding a third bed with an extra price of 20 Euros per night for adults, and 10 Euros per night for children under 12 years.
We accept couples of any kind, singles and families (max. 3 members), preferable with a verified profile, and that will respect the few rules of the house.
APPRECIATE SHARING THE HOUSE WITH US.
THE BEST WAY TO VISIT A CITY IS TO HAVE LOCAL GIVING SUGGESTIONS!
We love Florence and will love sharing with you our tips!
You won't be disappointed by this place :)
Feel free to use both the kitchen, fully equipped, and the living room with dining table and comfy big couch.
Interaction with Guests
We love spending time with our guests, sharing our knowledge on the city that we are living in and having a chat.
But if privacy if what you are looking for, we won't intrude and respect that. As you can read from our profile Lorenzo is the one now living in Florence while Nada is in Sydney where she started hosting too.
Firenze (Florence is the translated name) is a small gem in the heart of Italy, but we find that the neighbourhood in which we live is even more perfect. Close to everything (train station, touristic main attractions, great restaurants and place were to have fun), but at the same time our street is not that busy so during the night you won't have the constant background noise that is distinctive of a touristic city like this. Moreover this neighbourhood feels like a little town, everyone knows each other, shops owners, bars, locals, restaurant managers and central market sellers. We couldn't have found a better place.
Getting around just by walking:
- 7/8 minutes for central train station (main bus for other cities or touristic tours starts there too);
- 3/4 minutes for bus stop;
- 30 seconds for central market;
- 2 minutes for the Duomo;
- 2 minutes for Accademia;
- 8/9 minutes for the Uffizi;
- 11/12 for Ponte Vecchio;
- 12/13 for Fortezza da Basso (where big events such as Pitti and Fiera dell'artigianato and else takes place)
Other Things to Note
As stated in the details, the apartment is on the second floor (third for US) of an antique building. Which had no lift.....good to keep ourselves fit :)
Respect of our place first of all.
Guests that are not declared during check in are NOT allowed, we will not accept you to bring people in house or in the room.
Air conditioning should not be left on when leaving the house, the room cools down very quickly, so it is enough to turn it on 5 minutes before your need!
it will be preferable after 6 pm but if you need to leave luggage please advise us in advance (2 days at least) and we will manage to help you.
No problem accepting you during the night, just let us know when you're supposed to arrive, in email confirmation we'll exchange all necessary information.