About This Listing
Single room with a splendid view of the hills and the city monuments available in a large apartment located in the heart of Florence.
The room is simply furnished with a single bed (bed linen included), chest of drawers, valet stand, clothes rack, shelves and a small table; it is not too big but very cozy and sunny.
Wi-fi Internet connection, selection of books. No air conditioning.
Private bathroom (not ensuite), towels, hair dryer, shower & bath amenities.
Welcome drinks and bottle of mineral water.
The apartment is just a few hundred meters from the Cathedral and from the Congress Centre, the city's main shopping streets, monuments and museums. The airport is just 15 minutes away by taxi and the central railway station is 3 blocks away.
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Our "room with splendid view" is ideal for single travellers who need to stay at a friendly and quiet place in the historic centre of Florence.
English, German, Italian, Spanish spoken.
The terrace is available by a personal invitation from the hosts.
We are surrounded by the lively atmosphere of a daily market where you can buy souvenirs, clothes, handbags, wallets and leather articles. In fact San Lorenzo is the leather district, and browsing around the stalls under the Medici chapels you might find some leather bags and jackets at terrific prices!
If you like food take a break at the mercato centrale. The Central Market, built in 1874 by Milan's architect Giuseppe Megoni, is a huge iron and glass structure that resembles the Halles in Paris and his other famous construction, the Gallery of Milan. It is the largest and perhaps the most typical of his kind in Florence; not only is it possible to buy flowers, vegetables, fruit, meat, cheeses and all kinds of typical gastronomic products but you can also eat a delicious lunch in one of its inside small restaurants. The upper floor has now food stalls that serve freshly prepared goodies. It is open every day from 10 am to midnight. Pizza, mozzarella, fresh bread and pastry, fried fish and vegetables, cured meet, cheeses, chocolate and gelato. You can wander among the stands and pick your preferred food to eat right there, and you will see how it’s prepared, at the minute! Drinks? Of course: cappuccino, wine, beer, smoothies and juices! To complement the offer: a Cooking school, a library and a wine tasting bar with sommelier.
The Medici chapels, located just at two blocks from our flat, is housing monuments to members of the Medici family, in the New Sacristy of the Church of San Lorenzo in Florence. The funereal monuments were commissioned in 1520 by Pope Clement VII (formerly Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici), executed largely by Michelangelo from the year 1520 to the year 1534, and completed by Michelangelo’s pupils after his departure.
You won't need public transportation to see all the major monuments. How convenient is that?
Other Things to Note
Since the dimensions of single beds vary considerably around the world, with most countries having their own standards and terminology, I should like to clarify the size of the single bed of our room in order to prevent any misunderstandings.
In Italy, the standard size of a single bed is: 80 cm wide by 190 cm long.
Our single bed is slightly longer than the standard size: 80 cm × 200 cm.
Accommodation does not include breakfast and use of the kitchen - but there are plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants in our neighborhood where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack ...
No use of washing machine - but there are lots of laundromats nearby.
Curfew: we prefer that guests be home by 1 am.
If a guest looses the apartment keys, they will be asked to cover the cost of changing the locks and having new keys made.
The terrace is available by a personal invitation from the hosts.
Guests are asked to be mature, tidy and respectful.
Before booking, make sure that my house meets your needs, for instance:
- Do you have problems climbing the stairs?
As in almost all buildings in the historic centre there is NO elevator and you have to climb the stairs up to the 4 th floor.
- Are you a very light sleeper?
Being located right in the middle of Florence, there is obviously some street noise and you will not wake up listening to singing birds.
Cristina was waiting for me when I arrived, she helped me with my bags, and quickly made me a fantastic Gin & Tonic while we went to the rooftop to view the city. She was so kind and helped me navigate the city with ease!
The bedroom was nice and clean and I had my own private bathroom. The street below is noisy in the morning but I sleep very sound, so it wasn't a bother to me. In fact, it's a nice way to wake up and be reminded that the city is alive and you need to get out of bed to enjoy it!
The location is perfect if you are arriving by train as it is a very short walk from the train station in Florence. There are a lot of stairs to the apartment so be aware if you have a large suitcase, because it is a climb (which i enjoyed for the exercise and especially the view!)
Cristina was an amazing host and has a warm heart! I hope to stay with her again the next time I visit Florence!
I had an absolutely amazing stay in Florence at Cristina's. The flat is conveniently located in the centre of Florence and has some truly amazing views of the city. Cristina was welcoming and offered some great recommendations of things to do in this great city. I really enjoyed our chats about everything and anything during my stay. Thanks so much for your hospitality again, and I hope to see you very soon!
I've just returned from a magical stay with Cristina in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence. I was warmly welcomed, Cristina is a lovely lady. She introduced me to the local area which has fantastic bars and restaurants. Everything is so close by. The room was beautiful, light and airy. I had an amazing time and cannot wait to return as soon as possible. Thank you Cristina for making my stay so memorable.
I felt very welcome in Cristina's home. It was clean, safe, and it was a huge bonus to have my own private bathroom. The location was perfect for exploring beautiful Florence., and very close to the train station. Cristina kept in good contact leading up to my stay, and provided me with information on the city. As she states on airbnb there is a fair amount of street noise, but I had ear plugs for sleeping and did not find it a problem. Thank you Cristina for your hospitality.
Christina and her husband are the very kind and happy host. First, Christina help the guest carefully, from locating the stay to the life in Firenze. So, I'm very comfortable in Firenze. Second, location is also good, close to the station and DUOMO, central market. Third, room is clean and i can use private bathroom. The best is the happy conversation with Christina and her husband.
I'm really happy about my stay at Cristina place. She's very friendly and helpful. Before my trip she send some detailed information about how to get there from the airport and even from the station with pictures which were very handy. At my arrival she welcomed me with a drink and a nice chat admiring the beautiful view from the private terrace.
The location is perfect: don't need to use any transport to visit the centre, everything is at walking distance. The room was very clean and furnished with towel and other amenities.
In front of the room there is a market which is very good for someone like me that really like local good food.
The rapport price-quality is very very good.
I will definitely go back next time that I'll be in Firenwe.
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About the Host, Cristina
Dreams of freedom and adventure were a vivid chapter of my childhood, and somehow still are. I love the horizon... so travelling became an activity in adult life.
For several years I was on the road with jazz musicians. Being a "roadie" manager was a great and unique experience not only for the sake of it but also for finding about people: I had to learn to be patient and to make my groups feel comfortable and happy while away from home. This experience was extremely useful later when I settled down in Florence and started accompanying tourists visiting Tuscany.
I think every single journey is worthwhile because we make it happens.
We all might have different targets but, as far as I know, everybody looks for a clean, quiet and friendly place for the night.
Love jazz, literature, cinema, animals, nature, bicycle riding. Sorry, I don't like soccer !
It is definitely worth paying a visit to this wine shop where everything is wine-related.
The Medici Chapels (Cappelle medicee) are two structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Steakhouse, vegetarian and vegan restaurant. There is delicious food for all tastes !!!
Medici Riccardi Palace is one the most important monuments in Florence, a prototype of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436.
Santa Maria Novella church is situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence.
Santa Maria Novella is the main train station. You can go everywhere from here: Rome, Milan, Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa, etc.
The National Museum Alinari of Photography hosts special exhibitions and possesses thousands of vintage prints, albums, cameras, objectives and other objects connected with the history of photography.
Founded in 1885, Procacci is the best place to have a Prosecco with its gastronomic specialties made with truffles, such as its famous sandwiches
Heaven scent. One of the world's oldest pharmacies, the OPF of SMN still sells traditional elixirs, along with more contemporary skin-care products, oils and perfumes.
You must see the David by Michelangelo!
The Marino Marini Museum, in the heart of the historical center of Florence, between via della Vigna Nuova and piazza Santa Maria Novella, is housed in the ancient church of S. Pancrazio.
If you want to visit Siena and San Gimignano by yourself here is the Bus Terminal.
Best fruit cocktails !