About This Listing
Completely renovated and very luminous, this comfortable studio (loft bedroom) can host up to 3 people. It’s located in Oltrarno (across the river from the Duomo), a historic area where many Florentine artists and craftsmen live and work.
The apartment is on the third floor of an old building with a nice view of Florentine roof tops. It has been recently renovated. The building does not have an elevator, but it’s worth it!
The apartment consists of a cosy living room, an open kitchen, a bedroom with a very comfortable bed, an open closet, and a bathroom. An old wrought iron staircase brings you to the loft where there are a single bed and an armchair that pulls out into a single (twin size) bed that also functions as a little reading corner. In the loft there is a second large bathroom with a shower. The furniture is modern and the apartment has hardwood floors.
Feel free to ask me questions or if you are in need of recommendations on interesting areas to visit; I am happy to share my love for Florence with you!
In the apartment you will find some maps and a list of interesting sites, restaurants and cafés.
San Frediano is one of the historic neighborhoods of Florence. It’s a neighborhood of Artists! It's a peaceful area, but at the same time very lively and becomes quite alive at night specially in the nearby Piazza Santo Spirito. There are many typical Florentine restaurants and many things to do and see here. The locals in this area are kind and always willing to share their knowledge (as well as anything else on their minds!).
A block from the apartment you can find a small supermarket; on the same street there are many cute little shops like bakeries, pasty shops, pharmacy, etc. It’s a ten minute walk from Piazza Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Piazza Pitti and the Boboli Gardens are also nearby. For those who enjoy walking there is a beautiful path up to Piazzale Michelangelo that passes along side of Ponte Vecchio and then inclines through a lush hill of olive trees bringing you to the final set of stairs that leads right into the square. For those who don’t enjoy a long uphill (yet beautiful) walk, you can catch the bus from Piazza Tasso, a 5 min. ride that will bring you right to Piazzale Michelangelo, where there is a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
The apartment is easily accessible from the central train station (Santa Maria Novella). By foot from the station it is about a 10 minute walk or you can take a public bus (ATAF), which takes about 5 minutes. If you are arriving at the Florence airport you can take a taxi or you can catch bus from the airport that brings you right to the central train station (30 min.) you would then have to take another bus to bring you close to the apartment or if you do not have a lot of luggage, you could even just walk to the apartment.
Other Things to Note
The price doesn't include the tourist tax.
If you have any questions about the apartment or Florence in general, I will be happy to answer and help you in any way possible.
I’ll be at the apartment to check you in and give you the keys, so please let me know when you will be arriving and I’ll give you all the information how to arrive.
At the check out you can leave the keys in the apartment. Please, try to be punctual when checking-out to allow me to prepare for the next guests. If it’s possible, I can be flexible. Just let me know in advance.
Please bring a copy of your passport and write your address on it (for EU residents a copy of an identity card) as we have to declare your stay to the local authorities.
So charming, very comfortable, very clean, well-situated, this flat and the way Flavia - from a distance - and Ivana, her mother welcomed and helped us contributed greatly to making our 5-day stay in Florence an enjoyable experience. Crossing the 'Arno' every morning was a treat!
The only downside is that the street is busy, so fairly noisy when windows are opened.
Il soggiorno a casa di Flavia è stato perfetto. L'accoglienza è stata molto buona. Abbiamo ricevuto suggerimenti e indicazioni utili su ristoranti e negozi vicini a casa. La zona è molto comoda per visitare la città ed molto interessante da visitare.
L'appartamento è molto accogliente, arredato con gusto e con tutto ciò che serve. Lo terremo sicuramente nell'elenco dei nostri posti preferiti.
Exquisite little apartment in a superb location, light, airy, spotless clean, all the conveniences. Hosts are very sweet and helpful.
It was really great! The appartment is beutiful, large, clean, full of light and space, and located in a perfect place Near the main rever and the city center. Flavia was nice, helpful and kind. We highly recommand it!
Flavia's place was great! Everything was exactly as pictured and described in the listing, and Flavia's father was there to meet us upon arrival. We spent a wonderful two weeks getting to know the neighborhood and the rest of Florence, and each day it was such a pleasure to return "home" to Flavia's beautiful apartment. As indicated in the listing, the apartment is on an upper floor, so there are some stairs to navigate, but we didn't mind the walk-up as it provided some good exercise after our delicious and filling Floretine dinners from the excellent local eateries. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.
A lovely flat in a good area and immaculately presented. Our son loved having a "whole floor" to himself.
About the Host, Flavia
Mi piace viaggiare e soprattutto fotografare i colori di ogni paese. Amo l'arte, non accademica, ma quella più spontanea che comprende tutto ciò che esprime creatività. Attualmente studio all'Università nella speranza poi di lavorare nel campo della grafica editoriale di una famosa rivista.