About this listing
Newly rennovated fresh apartment with a nice terrace. Its a spacious apartment of 55m2 with two double bedroom, two bathrooms and kitchen.
On first floor there is a large terrace where you can relax in a sunbed!
The apartment is located in a building that has been totally renovated in 2011/2012. It's located in the nice area of Porta Romana, famous for its many artisan shops and small restaurants. Its within the city walls just a few stepped from important monuments as Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens and only 15 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio.
At Porta Romana there is a bus stop both for the tourist buses, who take you on a panoramic tour around Florence, as well as the ordinary buses who takes you right to the heart of Chianti in cities as Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti etc.
The house, Lodges le Mura, has in total 6 independent apartments to rent. All apartments has it's own safe principal door. Then on first floor there are some rooms in common and a large terrace as a surplus to use if you like.
The apartments together with the rooms in common occupies the two floors of the building and is accessible by an elevator. From the apartments on second floor you can see the Dome of Brunelleschi and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
The large terrace is equipped with chairs, sun beds and parasols to offer a peaceful oasis where you can relax after an intensive day full of wonderful experience in the beautiful Florence. From the terrace you can enjoy the view of the sixth city wall where the soldiers who guarded the city once lodged.
This apartment, Ponte Vecchio, has two spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a small kitchen and a private terrace equipped with a table and four chairs and two sunbeds.
Common patio equipped with pergola, tables and sunbeds
Common livingroom with a small library
Interaction with Guests
I'm at the apartments daily and I'm happy to help and share some advices what to visit and other informations.
We are located at Porta Romana which is an old authentic part of the city. Its famous for its many small artisan shops and several small trattorias with genuine Florentine food. Its also a green area since we are close to several gardens, the most famous is the Boboli Gardens.
There are 3 urban busses running from Porta Romana to Central Station in 10 min. Here is also a bus stop both for the tourist hop on hop off buses, who take you on a panoramic tour around Florence, as well as the extra urban buses who takes you right to the heart of Chianti in cities as Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti etc.
Treat the apartment as your own house.
The tourist tax of 2,50 euro per person per night is not included in the price and has to be paid in cash at arrival.
Please let me know in advance your arrival time. Normal check in time is between 13.00 and 15.30 but its possible to arrive also in other hours. If you arrive late in the evening you will recieve the portcode to enter. During day time I will be there to meet you up, deliver the keys and give you some information.
Check out is before 10.30. Final cleaning is included in the price but please clean up the kitchen before you leave.
Ulrika was a lovely hostess with lots of information ready for us before we arrived. She is very prompt with her response times which is always great while traveling. The apartment was modern and well decorated. We loved that each room had its own private bathroom. The beds were very firm though so a heads up if you prefer softer mattresses. The one thing we missed having was a living room in our apartment, but there is a common area outside of your private room area. Lovely terrace area too (but put on your big spray for the mosquitos). Location is in a good area. It's a bit further from the main tourist area (about a 20 min walk to Ponte Vecchio), but there are lots of buses right nearby, and you're more in the authentic locals' area. We went to a pizza place just opposite of the roundabout and had great dinner with the locals. I'd recommend staying here if you like your space and peace and quiet while still being accessible to the main hub of things.
This was an incredible place to stay right in the centre of Florence. Great lay out, proximity, super clean and quiet.
Ulrika was an amazing host! We did a tour through Italy and by far our best experience was in Firenze with Ulrika. She was very organized, accomodating, and helpful. A few weeks before our visit she even emailed detailed information with things to do, places to eat, how to get around, etc. The place was clean and more than we expected. I could not say enough good things about our experience in Firenze thanks to Ulrika!
The host made us feel extremely welcome. She was very prompt to responding to all our questions and giving us great recommendations. The apartment was extremely clean and was better than described. Easy access to all tourist locations and a very quiet neighbourhood. Also had access to parking at the apartment. Would highly recommend.
Ulrika was an exceptional host! Very professional, informative and accommodating. She went above and beyond to make our stay very comfortable. The apartment is gorgeous! Very clean and the interior is all recently re-done and very modern. Nice size terrace in 2 locations which was lovely to relax after a long day of site seeing. Great location! Directly accross from the Boboli Gardens, 10 min walk to Ponte Vecchio and 15 min from the main square with the Baptistery and Duomo. Ulrika assisted us in finding a rental car location, how to arrive from the train station, restaurant recommendations, obtaining permits for traveling through the restricted areas in order to avoid large fines. She was highly communicative during the entire process and made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. She is a true professional and provides an excellent property that exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend her as a host and staying in this great location. We hope to return soon!
We were greeted by the warm hospitality from Ulrika upon arrival. Ulrika gave us an introduction on the places nearby and also places of interest to go in Florence. Rooms are clean and kitchen has everything that we need for our cooking. Love the interior and design of the rooms! We were happy with our stay and will definitely recommend people to stay in this apartment when they visit Florence! :)
Avant le départ nous avons reçu plusieurs messages d'Ulrika qui nous expliquait le fonctionnement de la location ainsi que du parking. Elle s'est efforcée au mieux de nous faire la traduction en français.
Comme nous sommes arrivés vers 19h nous avons procédé par mail pour pouvoir passer la zone de stationnement. Les clefs étaient déposées dans une enveloppe à la réception, pas de problèmes L'appartement est tel que sur les photos. Très jolie décoration et très propre. Ulrika étant absente, nous avons fait la connaissance de son mari le lendemain. Appartement très bien situé car nous avons pu effectuer les visites prévues à pieds.
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About the Host, Ulrika
ciao sono Ulrika, ho una grande passione per i viaggi, amo rilassarmi con una buona lettura e, quando gli impegni familiari me lo concedono, mi dedico volentieri a guardare un bel film