Characteristic apartment in central via Panicale, historic street of Florence, now rich of numerous ethnic shops, it is close to all major tourist attractions. We are near the Central Market of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels, 5 minutes walk from the Duomo and the Railway Station St. Maria Novella, 5 min from the Museo dell'Accademia, etc....
The neighborhood is well served by shops and restaurants, where you can taste the a typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine, there are also supermarkets open in w-e.
For people who come by car, there are several parking facilities nearby, one of which is practically right under the house.
The 60sqm apartment is situated on the second floor without lift, with distributed environments in typical way of many houses in the old town:
Entrance into living room with two beautiful windows on via Panicale, with a round glass table for 4 people and a red sofa.
The hall, with large wardrobe, along which you find the two bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and second bedroom with a 1 1/2 bed.
Going down 3 steps, you enter the large kitchen with a window on a onto the courtyard , the kitchen has all the basic ammenities (gas hob, electric oven, microwave, refrigerator and washing machine).
The toilet has a shower, toilet and bidet.
Gas hob and electric oven
Linens and towels are included.
Pets are allowed upon confirmation.
LATE CHECK-IN - AFTER 8PM: FEE €30
No smoking in bedrooms please.
It is requested that utilities are used in a reasonable manner. Lights, heater, should be turned off when not needed.
Interdiction de fumer dans les chambres s'il vous plaît.
Il est demandé que les services soient utilisés d'une manière raisonnable. Lumières, chauffage, doivent être éteints lorsqu'il ne sont pas nécessaires.
Marie-Claire was a gracious host, who made arriving very convenient. She is easy to contact and fast to reply. She met us at the apartment at a time I requested, was there waiting, gave us a tour and offered her assistance on anything to help make our stay better.
The apartment is large and very clean. Exclusively used for rentals, so it feels like a rental, not someone else's home. 2 gathering areas (a family room and a separate kitchen). 2 bedrooms. The apartment was well equipped with the normal things we needed, including kitchen items, towels, pillows, an iron, a blow dryer, a washing machine.
The wifi was easy and fast. The apartment appears to have not been smoked in.
We had a great visit and would gladly stay here again and also recommend anyone to use Marie-Claire's apartment!
The location cannot be better. A 5-10 minute walk from the train station. Our train arrived late and our host was so gracious to wait an extra 30 minutes for us. She was kind and explained everything down to which way to turn the keys to unlock the doors. The apartment is basic, very clean, and has everything you need. Check out was a breeze.
Marie-Clare was very helpful showing us the apartment and how the appliances worked. The apartment itself is quite large, clean, and comfortable. Three of us stayed there and since the living room has a foldout bed we were each able to have our own room. There are often older men yelling and joking to each other on the street below, but it's very quiet if you close the living room windows.
I chose this space because of its proximity to the train station.
1. it was very easy to get in and out of the city with a 7 min walk. So it was easy to take a train to another city and come home late without any issues.
2. close to many of the major muesums and sites
3. close to the san lorenzo mercato and a conad (a major supermarket)
4. food choices in the nearby area also very good.
5. apt was clean.
6. marie and mom were great and took care of a minor issue and went out of her way to help us make a reservation for dinner.
7. checkin and checkout smooth and painless.
1. hot water is kind of hard to control when taking a shower and doing dishes.
2. the street where the apt was located, seemed to be a stop for groups of men drinking beer at night and some beggars during the day. I never felt unsafe because there were a lot of people walking thru and it was a clean, well lit street.
3. bathroom a little tight if you are a larger person.
Location is fantastic, hostess is (email hidden)e only issue is the street.
Our stay in Florence was wonderful!!! Marie was so helpful and the apartment was just perfect!!!!! Super clean like 2 min walk to the central market! I would totally recommend her apartment to anyone!
Marie-claires apartment was extremely comfortable and perfectly clean and is in a great central location. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely consider staying here again next time I'm in Florence. Marie-Claire was a great host and came to hand over the keys and show us around the appt when we arrived even though it was fairly late in the evening. She had also left plenty of guides/leaflets on things to do in Florence should you not be familiar with the area. I would most recommend staying here.
Marie-Claire met me at the apartment on time. She is a very pleasant young lady. She provided the information I needed, in English, to be able to cook, do laundry and stay in the apartment for 10 days. It was well stocked with essentials for daily living. I never had to call Marie-Claire for any problem. We loved the location, within a 5 to 10 min walk of the train station, Duomo, and other important sites in Florence. At night it was a bit noisy from the living room but died down between 10 and 11pm at night. The bedrooms are on the inside of the apartment so they are cool and quiet for sleeping, with the kitchen on the opposite side of the street. We shopped the Mercato Centrale market one street over and experienced the new hip top floor where there is a fancy food court with a cooking school, wine tasting school and many other surprises. We had a grilled steak we picked out by weight and cooked to our request. I felt like I had walked into something new in Seattle.
Il mio nome è Marie-Claire, sono burundo-italiana, vivo a Firenze da quasi 20 anni, la città dove ho studiato dove vivo e lavoro. Mi piace molto viaggiare, e come altri hobbies...sport, lettura e ..guardare films - soprattutto fictions!!...
Quest'attività mi sta facendo scoprire la mia città! E' fantastico!