About this listing
Private room with private ensuite bathroom, fast wifi and AC in the center of Florence, next to the wall of the old town, best solution for car. The breakfast in included in the price! Under request we can provide vouchers to park the car cheaply
This private room with private ensuite bathroom and air condition has been thought by us, Daniele and Clara, for the comfort of our guests. We have renovated our apartment with love and we tryed to mix the old shape of the building and of the apartment with the contemporary art and design. The room has air conditioning sistem that you can control by your personal command.
The kitchen of the apartment is a common space. If you want you can use it to rest, to eat, to refregerate your drinks or anything else. It's not allowed to cook but if you want to store your things in the fridge, to eat some cold things, eat on the table, use the fornitures, glasses, knife, etc., have your breakfast or heat the water to have a tea you'll be welcome.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome our guests with a map of the old town and we introduce them to the city. In our opinion the biggest deal of travel through airbnb is the contact with local people. It's always important the genuine explanation of a local to avoid the tourist traps, know what to see and what to do, discover the hidden gems of the city you can't find in the ordinary guidebook
Our apartment is out of Porta San Frediano: from here every turist interest places are walkable. The area of the old town restricted to cars starts 200 meters far from home. The apartment is in a quiet residential area and here you won't have any discos, pubs or restaurant who works until late with noise or drunk people speaking with laught voice. At the same time we are next to Oltrarno the best district of the city for eating, drinking and looking for local craftwork laboratories. It's the only one district of the old town where leaves local people because next to the Dome or the Uffizi or other part of the old town you'll find only tourist and tourist traps.
Here Florence and its Renaissance is behind every corner: 200 meters far from home you can find the Brancacci chapel with the frescos of Masaccio, ten minutes by walk Palazzo Pitti, the residence of the Medici Family, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Santo Spirito the cutest square of the city. The Dome is 20 minutes by walk and Piazzale Michelangelo 10 minutes by bus.
Other Things to Note
The breakfast is included in the price and you can serve it by yourself in the morning whenever you want before 10:30 after this time we will start to clean the apartment and the breakfast won't be available. We offer the access to some products like milk, coffee, tea, cereals, nutella, rusks, etc. and to the crockery and cutlery. You can serve it by yourself in the morning. After the use wash and clean everything you used. In case the breakfast rules won't be respected the breakfast won't be available in the next days.
The turist tax 2,50 euro per person per night should be paid by cash at the moment of the arrival.
We offer some extra services for extra charge:
Bike rental 10 euro per day
Tour of Tuscany (towns, countryside, wineries, seaside): from 60 to 100 euro per person. It change when change the number of people and the itinerary
Pick up service to/from airport/station
Please respect my city and my home and you'll be always welcome.
PLEASE READ OUR CHECK IN RULES BEFORE BOOKING OUR PLACE!
PLEASE make an appointment for the arrival at least few days in advance. We are able to welcome you from 9 am to 7pm. The rooms are not ready before 12 but in case you'll arrive between 9 and 12 you can store here your bags, catch the keys of the apartment and come back later. Sometimes could be possible also to organize check in at other hours but for this is necessary to ask BEFORE to book.
Inside the apartment is not allowed to SMOKE but there is a balcony where you can do it.
It's really important to don't throw anything else then toilet paper in the WC.
Please be careful to switch off the air conditioner and the lights when you hang out of the apartment.
Please use the air conditioner with responsability and try to impact less then possible on the nature and clima.
Please don't take any people inside of the apartment without asking previously the permission to us.
Please respect the quiet and the silent of the neighboors: do not do any noise after 10:30pm.
It's not allowed to use the washing machine and to cook.
Breakfast is included in the price and available only in the morning before of 12. Is not allowed to do breakfast and to use our products in other hours of the day
Thank you for reading, enjoy your stay!
From Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Clara was very helpful when we arrived; she spent about 20 minutes giving us suggestions, and guiding us through the city with a map. We did expect the apartment to be a little closer to the centre of Florence as the title suggests, but it wasn't far away. The apartment is clean, well furnished and comfortable. I was a little surprised we did't have access to an iron or hairdryer, but it wasn't a big issue. The breakfast is a nice touch!
Your welcome was great and the room was good. Be aware that it is a long way from anywhere, we got home late, like after 9 and we could not find a place for dinner on a Sunday night. After a long day of walking last thing we needed was to have search for food with no sucess. It took 20 mins to walk into the old town.
Hi Kerryn I'm really sorry you have not asked me about restaurants: our district is the best area of the city for eating and drinking. The biggest density of local restaurant are here and on weekend (sunday too) all the locals joints our area for eating. It's easy to check also online looking for Oltrarno. In the other side of the river there are the tourist reastaunt with tourist quality and tourist prices. I'm really sorry you have not appreciated the biggest deal of our place....
We were received by Daniele whom was very helpful and gave us precise information on the map. It was very easy to communicate with Daniele and he was very responsive and assisted us a great deal.
Apartment/ Location - The apartment is on the third floor with no elevator. The location of the apartment is not in close vicinity from the main city area.
Bedroom - The mattress on the bed in our room was not comfortable in way that the inner spring had collapsed, giving no back/ spinal support. There is only day curtain in the window hence the room is subjected to light, both in the evenings with car headlight and mornings with sunlight.
Breakfast - Bare essential only and communal with no individual allocation/ serving. Self-provision is advised.
Our beds and mattresses are all top quality and hypoallergenic , no one has ever complained of comfort , the windows have blinds which darken the room completely and have double glazing for sound insulation of the room....we are 50 meters from the whole of the old town wher started the city center, in Oltrarno area: the Old Town is not only the Dome (from home to the Dome are 25minute by walk...) but all what is inside the ancient walls. I'm sorry but we provide an excellent service to our guests and it's very unpleasant to read fake things about our rooms.
Daniele was very friendly and welcoming. When we arrived he went through a map of Florence with us circling many points of interest and good places to eat. Our bedroom was exactly as described, clean and tidy. Breakfast was good, there was a good choice of food. I would definitely recommend staying at this bnb. We will be staying here again the next time we are in Florence!
Daniele is awesome and showed us all the right places to go and to eat and drink! Thank you so much!
Daniele and Clara were very nice hosts and gave us some good Insider tips. The Appartement was clean and very close to the City Center.
My girlfriend and I arrived three hours late to the residence. I admit I was too stingy to splurge ten euro for a taxi but I kept thinking the 12 bus would come, despite Daniele warning me about the unreliability of it on Sundays. Daniele & Clara tried to get in contact with me via Viber, and texting / emailing via airbnb but I did not have an internet connection and did not think it was critical to get into a wi-fi zone at some cafe or restaurant or bar because I did not foresee it to be a big deal were we to arrive late because we arrived late in Rome three days prior due to airplane delays so I did not think it was a big deal. But Daniel thought it was a big deal; he yelled at us for coming late and not being sensitive to his schedule, especially considering his wife is pregnant and needs to eat. However, I am the one paying the bill, so it is not like I am a guest staying for free, which means that I do not find it sensible for him to bark at us the way he did and to angrily tell us that he at that moment was considering calling airbnb to cancel our reservation due to our being late. I eased the tension and apologized, but I don't think paying customers should be yelled at and treated as non-paying guests. I know it is a home and some degree of respect is owed the owners and other guests, but we are not by any means staying there for free. Daniele eyed us angrily as I pulled my heavy suitcase and my girlfriend's broken one up the two flights of steps and the first thing we had to do when we arrived there was give him our passports and pay him some extra cash for legal purposes.
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About the Host, Daniele & Clara
I'm Daniele and I'm born and grew up in Florence. I'm grew up between art and history and even thought I'm graduated in physhiotherapy, I have been always in love for all the art expressions.
Clara has been graduated in the Florence Academy of Fine Art and she has always worked in contemporary art and theater.
Both of us love art, the beauty, the good food, cooking and travelling.
We knows plenty of good restaurants and we like to cook also in our home when we have enough free time.