About this listing
The apartment has 2 quiet rooms facing internal garden, there's a large fully equipped kitchen and a large shower in the bathroom, a little relax room with Tv.
Close to the Michelangelo's David museum you can experience a pleasant stay in a lightfull apartment, renovated with all the comforts
- Wifi line
- Air Conditioned and cozy fornitures.
2 Rooms + 1 relax room
- one double
- one with sofa bed
we recommend it for 5 people, a very large kitchen all facing green private garden, very quiet!!
Located in the heart of Florence you reach all the sites in 5 minutes walk, nearby Tuscan and Vegetarian restaurants, supermarket, bike rentals and shops.
We love to travel in search of the real life of the places we visit, so we know what to offer to our guests, giving advices on our beautiful city, places to visit, where to have the best panino or gelato, or the best dinner in Florentine style.
You really don't need a car in Florence, please note that you are in the middle of a very ancient area.
- easy reachable on foot from the SMN central train station
- nearby buses
Interaction with Guests
We always like to follow our guest in every part of his stay, we try to give good local suggestion, feel free to ask us!
Major bus and taxi stops are reachable on foot in five minutes.
Nearby are available private parkings, and in 10 minutes there's the Parterre Parking.
Check in from 14:00pm and check out is within 11:00am. Changes are in accordance with guest and upon availability.
No smoking flat, thank you
Please keep the kitchen and stove clean and don't leave any garbage inside
Please respect the neighbors
At the end of your stay please be sure to switch off the lights, thank you! Electricity is not cheap in Italy...
We were very happy with our stay in Elisabetta's apartment. It was very clean and quiet. The lounge with the sofa bed was already arranged as a 3rd bedroom when we arrived and we were happy to have a washing machine. And last but not least, the air conditioning in each bedroom was a must since it was very hot in Florence.
Also, the flat is well located in the city centre so it is easy to find restaurants at a walking distance or to reach the places we wanted to visit.
The bedrooms are big and bright. Elisabetta is very kind. There is a Carrefur nearby.
We had the most wonderful experience at Elisabetta & Claudia's. Elisabetta was there to welcome us as we arrived. She gave us good advice on what to do/see in Florence and was always ready to help afterwards with questions when we e-mailed her.
The apartment is big and very comfortable for 4 people. It is well located (approx. 10 mins from Piazza San Marco and 12 mins from Santa Maria Novella train station - on foot). Florence is a very walkable city and it's nice to have this apartment to come "home" to. We had everything we needed. You can't go wrong with this place!
The hosts were there to receive us. the apartment was as per description and comfortable. short walk from the station and duomo which made our stay very convenient.
La experiencia fue tremendamente grata. El departamento de Elisabetta y Claudia es espacioso, limpio, confortable y bien equipado; y ellas son extraordinariamente amables, pero no respetuosas de la privacidad de los visitantes. Nos dieron datos útiles sobre Florencia y siempre respondieron con prontitud y gentileza nuestras preguntas y requerimientos.
Adicionalmente, el departamento está ubicado en una calle cercana a las principales puntos de atracción de Florencia con una distancia no mayor a 10 minutos de caminata.
En la misma calle del departamento hay negocios que permiten comprar comida y provisiones, y a menos de una cuadra hay excelentes restaurantes, uno de ellos vegetariano.
Por lo dicho quien quiera disfrutar de un ambiente tranquilo, en un lugar céntrico y donde Elisabetta y Claudia han invertido tiempo y dedicación en un ambiente acogedor y cuidado, deberían optar por esta alternativa de alojamiento.
We had a very enjoyable time staying at Elisabetta and Claudia’s apartment on Via Delle Ruote. The apartment was clean and comfortable, with two sizable bedrooms and a comfortable and functional kitchen with good natural light. The location is convenient, and we were within 10-minutes walk of most of the major museums, churches, and shopping areas. It is a quiet neighborhood, and the Carre Four Metro mini-supermarket just down the street is very convenient and could supply most of our daily needs.
The only downside to our stay was my inability to get my Windows PC to connect to the apartment’s Wifi network. We had no problem with our Apple devices, but be warned that the hosts were unable to make the system work with my PC, which I use for work. I was easily able to connect to the Wifi at the restaurant/café across the street, but was not a real solution, as because of the holidays the place was closed for much of our visit, and when it was open, its hours did not match well the times I needed access. This did handicap me during the holiday, which was a major inconvenience. If you are using Apple devices, you should have no problem, but for those using Windows, be warned that connection may be an issue. Elisabetta said she tried it with all of her computers, including Windows, and had no problem. I spent about an hour on the phone with our corporate IT support, and together we ran a number of tests. The outcome was that the signal coming from the Wifi was simply too weak, no matter where in the apartment I located the computer. But aside from this, all was good in the apartment, and we had an enjoyable stay.
A couple of additional notes: The building is several hundred years old, and that brings some minor problems that may not be fixable. When you enter the building on the ground floor, there is the smell of sewage, probably from a pipe leaking in the wall, but as soon as you climb the stairs, it is no longer noticeable. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (called 2nd floor in Italy), and Elisabetta and Claudia live on the 2nd floor.
Elisabetta was very responsive and kind, and aside from the Wifi issue, was very helpful in providing recommendations and doing her best to make sure we were comfortable.
On the same block as the apartment are some notable restaurants: an impressive vegetarian restaurant just 3 doors down to the right as you come out of the apartment, on the same side of the street; and a very good trattoria a couple of doors to the left on the same side of the street.
Very kid friendly and pet friendly.
Thank you John for staying with us, and thank you for the nice comment!
I'm so sorry your pc didn't connect with the wifi during the stay, I was surprised because since 2008 nobody reported this kind of problem. As you said I have a Pc and it works pretty well, the apartment has always been rented to people for work and they connected up to 5 pc in the same time during the Pitti expo....
Your family is always welcome back again in Florence, ciao John!!
We Stayed at Elisabettas apartment at the end of April 2014 for a week to celebrate my girlfreinds birthday. The apartment was very clean and well presented and communicating with Elisabetta, through Airbnb, mobile and text, was easy and she responded very quickly. Having someone locally look after you gives the added benefit of tips and tricks that made our visit to Florence even more amazing. Elisabetta also arranged a surprise birthday bouquet of flowers and champagne at a specific time to be in the apartment, a wonderful surprise very much appreciated by my girlfreind :). Elisabetta is a very nice and pleasant host, we would be very happy to stay at her apartment again and....it was much cheaper and better located than many of the hotels we looked at. Highly recommended and thank you Elisabetta for your wonderful hospitality :)
Thank you Terry for the nice review, we'll take your suggestions about mattress so seriously and consider to buy a new one, thank you again.
Regarding heating I'd like to explain you that according to the law in Florence the heating max time expires on 15 of April, due to the ecological reason to avoid pollution: only if in a very cold situation this time can be extended, but it wasn't this April case! Very high fee are required in case of switch on of the heating...
Anyway we can help guests in case of cold, next time please contact us!
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About the Host, Elisabetta And Claudia
Hello we are two girls who are concerned with the management of this beautiful apartments.
We love to know people from all the world and share advices and nice places to visit to shop or have a great meal in Florence.
We love to travel, take pictures, good food, read good books have a glass of wine with friends. Usually we use Airbnb to travel and to know people and different kind of culture.
Pet, environment and gay friendly!