About this listing
Recently renovated to offer you a cozy loft with a traditional florentine touch: tiles, wooden floors and ceilings. Located in a central but quiet street of one of Florence's most vibrant neighborhoods.
A cozy loft with mezzanine in an historical building with no elevator from the late 18th century, located in the city's historical center, in the S.lorenzo neighborhood, one of the city's most central locations. Just a few steps away from Ponte Vecchio, Museo degli Uffizi, and the famous Via Tornabuoni, the best for touring or shopping in Florence.
The loft is on the 3rd floor and has been recently refurnished according to traditional florentine interior standards: wooden ceiling and parquet on the floor, old tiles and marbles and a cozy wooden mezzanine.
There is a small living room with kitchenette and a queen size bed on the mezzanine.
Bathroom is ensuite.
There is also a beautiful terrace with view over the city centre and the Duomo. Enjoy sun-tanning or breakfast next to the Duomo on a sunny day!
(The terrace is on top of the apartment and its entrance is literally next door and not ensuite).
The apartment is equipped with:
- Internet WIFI
- Microwave oven
- Hair dryer
- In-room heating and air conditioning
- Plane: Firenze Peretola Airport, 20 min by taxi or 30 min with the shuttle bus to downtown.
- Train: Just a 5 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella Station.
- Car: Private parking available 300 m from the house (25€ / day) or public parking 600 m from the house (18€ / day). Car-Rental available nearby: EuropCar (50 m) and many more.
Interaction with Guests
I'm pretty flexible concerning check in and check out, notify me a few days prior your arrival and I'll be there welcoming you.
During check-in I'll show you where are the best spots to eat and shop avoiding tourist traps. Let me know if you'd like to rent a bike or a scooter, you can easily have a ride around starting from the apartment.
Upon request and according to availability I can organize small tours around the city centre and the most important local markets.
S.Lorenzo is a very lively neighborhood, with cafés, shops, restaurants and a number of small supermarkets at hand. Although quiet, the major sights of Florence are 10 mins walking distance at the most, many of them, the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery, being only 5 minutes away.
The exact address of the apartment is : via del melarancio 8, firenze
The apartment is only few minutes away from:
-the central train station - Santa Maria Novella
-Florence main cathedral and the Duomo
- The Galleria dell'Accademia ( David )
- The Uffizi Gallery
- The old Bridge
Other Things to Note
- Breakfast is not served although you will find some fresh fruit, cookies, tea, coffee, milk in case you want to have breakfast at home.
- There is a small supermarket right across the road!
- Since the apartment is located in a central area, let me know if you are arriving by car, I'll suggest you how to avoid traffic and park safely.
Check in & out rules
Check in/out can be slightly flexible, however these are the guaranteed processing hours:
Check in after 12.30 – Check out before 10.30
You can drop your luggages at the apartment as early as you arrive in town and you can also leave your luggages at the apartment after check out if you plan on leaving later in the day…Let me know with a little notice and we’ll arrange.
The AC is a wonderful little thing but....the apartment will chill in a few minutes, and at night time it can work at a lower setting… This is not about money, it’s about your health and the environment. Please turn it off when you’re not in.
Kids are welcome, pets unfortunately not..
The apartment is a No Smoking environment, but hey, you can smoke on the terrace!
Feel free to go to the terrace anytime you want!
From Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Francesco was there to greet us at the arranged time, and made us feel very welcome. The apartment is as pictured and very comfortable. Terrace is very pleasant. Excellent location - close to the main sites, central market, some nice bars and places to eat, and the train station. A really nice neighbourhood. would return and highly recommend.
We had a fantastic time! The location could not be better, right in the heart of the city and despite it being 40 degrees for most of the week, the apartment was cool and air-conditioned. What made it even better was Francesco, he is a welcoming and lovely host. Grazie mille!
Schon vor meiner Anreise hatte mich Francesco angeschrieben und nachgefragt, wann wir ankommen werden und ob wir Hilfe benötigen würden. Angekommen servierte er meiner Freundin und mir Kaffee mit Croissants. Auch in der Küche hatte er fürs Erste an Vieles gedacht: Nebst frischem Obst hatte er uns in den Kühlschrank Milch, Butter, Marmelade, Kaffeepulver und verschiedene haltbare Brote bereitgestellt. Was für ein Willkommensgruss! Sogar 2 Regenschirme hingen an der Gardarobe, zum Glück brauchten wir diese nie.
Die Nachbarn waren alle ruhig und falls wir einigen im Treppenhaus begegneten, grüssten sie uns freundlich. Gerne erwähne ich auch die Trattoria da Medici, die mir und meinen Mitbewohner stets auf alles 20% Skonto gaben (war für 2 Wochen an der Sprachschule)
Bei der Rückreise organisierte mir Francesco sogar einen Kofferträger vom Laden vis à vis.
Gerne empfehle ich dieses kleine, so zentral gelegene Studio mit der schönen Aussicht weiter.
Alles in allem: Tip top!
Great and cozy place in the very center of Florence!
The appartment is small but perfect for two people (and we were there just to sleep).
The view on the terrace is amazing, the home was very clean, Francesco and his sister were very friendly : it was perfect!
Advice from Francesco were just great: you have to go to Trattoria Mario for lunch and to Osteria del Caffe Italiano for a pizza at dinner : Yummy !!!
PERFECTION!!! Francesco was super warm and accommodating, he met us at the exact time he said he would and helped with everything. He even printed out a map and told us what/what not to see and where/where not to go. It was the best place we stayed at in all of Italy. Thank you so much!!
Francesco was a wonderful host and the place is perfect for a couple. Francesco was prompt to greet us and show us the details of the home. The home was clean with the basic amenities. The location is wonderful - we were able to walk to the train station and only minutes away from the center of town. The roof deck is definitely a plus-enjoying some wine and cheese at sunset is just wonderful. I would definitely recommend this B&B!
The location of Francesco's apartment is phenomenal. It is very small but perfect for two people. There is enough of a kitchenette so that you can make yourself breakfast, or you could just go down the road to News Cafe! We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend.
About the Host, Francesco
I'm a photographer and journalism professor here in Florence.
I love traveling and meeting other people. Reportage is one of my deepest interests as it brings you towards other people and other places.
We can definitely chat for hours about photography, and I'd be glad to walk around Florence for a quick walk & shoot session if we have time!
I also love cooking, the fresh veggy market is just around the corner, and when summer arrives there is generally a barbecue on the terrace every other weekend and hosts are invited!