About This Listing
Dimora Santo Spirito is an elegant florentine apartment located in the characteristic and lively Oltrarno district. Nearby you can find lot of bars, shops, restaurants and the most important monuments of the city reaching Piazza Santo Spirito, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi easily by foot.
The apartment is placed on the first floor of an ancient tower-house, with typical wooden ceilings and traditional terracotta floors; it has been renovated on summer 2011, and it's equipped with all comforts and furnished with antique furniture. The "Dimora" is composed of a picturesque dining room, a living room with a very brightning window, a wide double room, a kitchen and a bathroom with shower.
Staying in Dimora Santo Spirito you will be at the centre of the florentine "movida", still getting the natural environment thanks to the wonderful views on the silent inner gardens.
From the Florence central station SMN you can reach the apartment easily on foot (15 minutes) or with bus.
Nearby you can find parkings for your car (Parcheggio Oltrarno, piazza della Calza).
From Monday to Friday every morning there is a food-clothes market in Piazza Santa Spirito. Always in this beautiful place each 2nd Sunday of the month there is the antique fair and each 3rd Sunday of the month there is the biological products fair.
New: free WIFI in the apartment!!!
Security registration, city tax and final cleaning are included!
Dimora Santo Spirito belong to my family from many generations.
In this house I remember my best childhood’s memories: this was my grandparents house, the Sunday lunch house, the tombola house, the Christmas house,…
The main rule of this house is to respect it as it is also for you a family’s house.
I especially leave the ancient furniture of my grandparents to keep intact the real atmosphere of this house of yore..there isn’t modern furniture and I only ask you a bit of attention to it as for the florentine’s cotto floor.
Our neighbours become family’s friends over the years: we respect each other. I ask you for this reason accuracy (especially for the number of person in the house) and good breeding.
My parents live in an another apartment far only 200mt, they are always helpful for any emergency if I can’t come immediately…
I always equip the apartment with bed and bathroom linen for my guests.
If requested I can always keep your bags for the day at your arrival or your departure in the apartment or in my parent’s house.
Dimora Santo Spirito appartiene da generazioni alla mia famiglia.
A questa casa sono legati i piu' bei ricordi della mia infanzia : era
la casa dei nonni, la casa dei pranzi della domenica , delle tombole
La principale regola della casa è che venga rispettata come fosse
anche per voi la casa della vostra famiglia.
Ho lasciato appositamente i mobili antichi dei nonni per mantenere
intatta l'atmosfera di un tempo...non trattandosi di mobili moderni
vi chiedo solo un po' di attenzione, cosi' come per i pavimenti
in cotto fiorentino.
I nostri vicini di casa sono diventati negli anni anche " amici di
famiglia" : ci rispettiamo a (website hidden) chiedo per questo solo serietà ( anche nell'essere chiari su quante persone abiteranno la casa ) e buona educazione.
I miei genitori abitano in un altro appartamento che dista solo 200 mt,
sono sempre disponibili per qualsiasi emergenza a cui io non possa
porre rimedio immediatamente...
La biancheria da camera e bagno viene sempre fornita ai miei ospiti
Prima della partenza è possibile lasciare in deposito i bagagli per
godersi ancora l'ultimo giorno di Firenze.
Tutti i manuali d'istruzione degli elettrodomestici sono disponibili in casa .
We found our way to the apartment easily on foot from the station and although Cristina was unable to meet us, her mum was waiting for us and gave us a lovely warm welcome. We were shown round the apartment and told how to use things like the washing machine, etc and we had Cristina's Mum's number if we needed anything.
We had everything we needed in the apartment, Cristina's Mum had even stocked the fridge with some basics which we were thankful for.
My father slept in the bedroom and said that the bed was very comfortable. The furniture in there was beautiful and he really appreciated sleeping in a room with such character! I took the sofa bed and also found it to be comfortable. We had a small problem with the hot water one day and by the time we had returned from our day's sightseeing, Cristina's Mum had it all fixed which was great.
We really liked the local neighbourhood and felt very at home, buying food from the local butcher, baker and grocers so we could cook in the apartment a few times. The handbook for the local area was very helpful and we agreed that the recommended gelateria is the best in Florence!
Thank you for such a warm welcome to Florence - I really couldn't recommend staying at Cristina's apartment enough - we loved it!
This was a great experience, a lovely apartment in the heart of Florence. It was within easy walking distances to so many attractions, restaurants and places to hang out.
The apartment itself was spacious and comfortable with a nice view of a courtyard. The bathroom was large and the bed was cozy. Cristina and her sister were very helpful and the check in and check out were quite easy.
We loved that the apartment was in an area not heavily trafficked by tourists, which allowed us to blend in and see how the locals lived. There are a couple great bars and osterias nearby. I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to have a great stay in Florence!
Cristina and her sister were at the apartment to welcome us. Everything went smoothly and we loved especially the view from the window and the location of the apartment in the not so touristy but hip Santo Spirito area. It was lovely to get a peek into an authentic Italian home. We totally fell in love with magical Florence.
We had a wonderful experience. Cristina was there to meet us when we arrived from the airport, showed us through the apartment, told us something of its history, and recommended several restaurants and markets in the neighborhood. The apartment was exactly as described, clean, very comfortable and on a quiet street. We were a few minutes walk from many restaurants and markets in the Piazza Santo Spirito. A five minute walk took us to the Ponte Vecchio, the PItti Palace, the Boboli Gardens and the heart of historic Florence.
When we arrived, we discovered that the hot water did not work. Cristina was at our apartment within 10 minutes, and had a plumber within the hour, despite it being a Saturday. When we left, she arranged for a taxi to pick us up at 5:00AM. She is very personable, her English is very good, and she made us very welcome.
This was our first trip to Italy and first stay through Airbnb, and we highly recommend Cristina's apartment. We felt that we were in a neighborhood and not in the touristy part of Florence; quiet but accessible. It was a perfect base for our exploration of Florence.
My Mum and I were met at the apartment by Cristina and her sister who were both very friendly and welcoming. They showed us around and also had very kindly got milk, coffee, a bit of bread etc in the house for us which was really great as it meant we didn't have to worry about the basics. The apartment is gorgeous, a real gem. I slept on the sofa bed (super comfortable) and my mum took the bedroom. In the mornings we would open the windows on to the little garden and drink our coffee looking out. We loved it. So peaceful! I come to Florence once or twice a year and always stay at a hotel, this year I decided to try an apartment and i'm so happy we picked this one. It was a real Florentine experience in a lovely, vibrant part of the city. 1 minute to Santo Spirito - a square full of restaurants and aperitivo hot spots. Could not speak more highly of this apartment and i can't wait to go back!
Séjour fort agréable dans un grand appartement qui possède un salon très lumineux. L'emplacement est très tranquille. Délicieuse boulangerie au coin de la rue et plusieurs restaurants à proximité. Propriétaire charmante, disponible, ponctuelle et très serviable. Beau séjour!
The apartment was wonderful and exactly as the listing described. I was met by Cristina and her sister at the door and they helped me with my things upstairs and explained how the apartment worked. There was already some food in the kitchen which was very nice. The rooms were very well furnished with everything one would need for a short of longer term stay, and the hot water and heating during the winter was comfortable. The apartment is only up one flight of stairs and in a great location for sight seeing and museum visits, while not being too far from the train station either. It is in a quiet neighborhood and I never had any trouble falling asleep. One of my favorite things about the place was the old matching sets of antique furniture, the comfortable bed, and being able to cook meals in the kitchen. I would say that the place is also very secure as one has to use three keys (main door, gate, and apartment door) to enter. I would recommend this place and stay here again.
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About the Host, Cristina
Ciao! mi chiamo Cristina e sono un giovane architetto di Firenze. La casa che affitto appartiene da tempo alla mia famiglia e sarò molto felice di ospitarvi! A presto!
Ciao! my name is Cristina and I'm a Florentine young architect. I'm very glad to welcome you in the apartment where my family have lived for many generations. See you soon!
All Bar/restaurants with free-wifi. I suggest Ristorante BORGO ANTICO with traditional florentine cuisine and pizza, and TAMERO with innovative italian cooking, GUSTA PANINO for a sandwich.Piazza di Santo Spirito Firenze Toscana 50100
GUSTA PIZZA, the real Napolitan PIZZA!Via dei Michelozzi Florence Tuscany 50125
Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden entrancePalazzo Pitti Florence Toscana 50125
SupermarketsVia Romana Florence Tuscany 50125
Il SANTO BEVITORE. A real good florentine restaurant!Via di Santo Spirito Florence Tuscany 50125
Cappella Brancacci di MasaccioPiazza del Carmine Florence Toscana 50124
The best GELATO in Florence! Gelateria Ponte alla CarraiaPiazza Nazario Sauro Florence Tuscany
Parking Oltrarno (20,00€/day)Piazza della Calza Firenze FI 50125
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio Florence Tuscany 50125
Galleria degli UffiziPiazzale degli Uffizi Florence Tuscany 50122
Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, Gucci museumPiazza della Signoria Florence Tuscany 50122
Duomo di Firenze - Campanile di Giotto - Battistero - Museo dellOpera del DuomoPiazza del Duomo Toscana 50122
The central train station of Florence - bus/taxiPiazza della Stazione Florence 50123
Chiesa di Santa Croce - Florentine soccer on junePiazza Santa Croce Florence Toscana 50122
Galleria dellAccademia - David di MichelangeloVia Ricasoli Florence Toscana 50122