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!
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Francesco et sa soeur. L'appartement était en tous points conforme à la description et nous avons pu en profiter sans contraintes particulières. Il dispose d'une terrasse avec vue imprenable sur Florence! Il est également parfaitement situé en plein coeur du quartier historique, proche de la gare et à moins de 10 min à pied de tous les sites à voir.
Nous y retournerions avec plaisir pour un autre séjour Florentin.
Bonne continuation Francesco!
Fabulous experience! Francesco was an excellent host! His sister met us at the apartment as planned. As Francesco came home from work, he stopped by to introduce himself, and was happy to recommend anything near by. The apartment itself is very centrally located and fit our needs perfectly. We were able to walk to all sights and restaurants. The rooftop terrace is amazing, and in warmer months would be a huge asset to this place! We saw Francesco the day before we were to checkout and he invited us over for coffee in the morning. He is a very kind host, and lives right next door and is very accessible. Fantastic space, clean, wonderful terrace, and great host!
Francesco è un'ottima persona: si è rivelato molto disponibile, ci ha fatto sentire subito a nostro agio e ci ha fatto trovare la casa fornita di tutto il necessario! L'appartamento, molto carino, accogliente e ben arredato, è situato vicino alla stazione e comodo per girare a piedi tutto il centro.
Il must: la vista di Firenze dalla terrazza!
Nuestra experiencia en Florencia fue memorable, y una gran parte de culpa la tiene el genial hospedaje en el apartamento de Francesco. El céntrico apartamento es ideal para visitar Florencia, ideal, y Francesco es el anfitrión perfecto, amable, discreto, y con detalles. Grazie mile!
We were met at the apartment by Francesco's girlfriend. She was absolutely lovely and so informative. The apartment was amazing and the views from the terrace were breathtaking!! Francesco said hello after returning from work and was very welcoming and kind. I cannot wait to stay here again. The neighborhood was charming and within walking distance to the train station. I would highly recommend this apartment!!
Francesco's apartment is very cozy, clean & looks exactly like on the pictures. The terrace on the roof was simply beyond our expectations and we really enjoyed it.
Amazing place, clean and worm, its very very close to every thing. fran was a great host :)
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!