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 .
Staying in Florence in Christina's lovely Traditional-Dimora S.Spirito apartment in the heat of August was a wonderful experience. Within minutes of arrivIng you feel you have immersed yourself into the culture and lifestyle of Florence. It is quiet, clean, airy and has a wonderful inner garden outlook.
The apartment has all you need for a very comfortable stay and opportunity to rest and gather yourself if on an extended tour. There are very good instructions on how everything works.
The apartment is away from the maddening crowds but within easy walking distance to most of the attractions. There are many restaurants nearby and a good mini mart a short walk away in via Romana. Buses pass close by.
Christina was very prompt, informative and easy to deal with when making the arrangements for our stay. We were met by Christina's sister, Bettina, who was very welcoming, informative and charming making us feel immediately relaxed and at home.
The apartment is very good value. If it fits your budget then look no further.
Thank you Christina and Bettina.
Christina was an excellent and very accommodating host. She was expedient and concise in responding to our questions or concerns, communication ( through emails) was never a problem. She was waiting for us as we got out of the taxis when we arrived and then went through the in and outs of the apartment and area in a reassuring manner. She arranged for our taxis to pick us up for our departure date. The apartment is the perfect location for visiting the beautiful city of Florence. It is in easy walking distance of the historical centre of Florence and all the great eating establishments through out the city. It was a twenty minute walk to get to the train station from the apartment. A two minute walk down a well lit alley takes you into the piazza S. Spirto where you will find at least four restaurants that serve excellent food along with friendly and welcoming service. There are convenience stores where you can get water, beer or the little things that you may require. We never felt a need to take public transportation as there is so much to see as you walk to your next destination. As they say in the travel guide as long as you can see the Duomo you will never get lost. The apartment was only one flight of stairs up from the street. It was very spacious and the layout was terrific. The huge and spacious bedroom was off the sitting area and was perfect for living out of your suitcases. The view from the living room windows was that of a garden and a small green area established by owners of the other apartments. It was a very pleasant view to gaze upon as you have your morning coffee. The kitchen was supplied with everything that you would require and the space was great for two people. The bathroom was separate, from the living area which is a nice touch. When you leave the apartment for the day if the blinds are shut it will stay quite cool until you return in the evening and then you can open the windows and let the cool evening air fill up the place. The apartment works because of the separations of rooms. If I could add one thing to the apartment it would be a newer hide a bed that would be more comfortable to sit upon and that would be the only criticism that I would have. The historical age of the building/apartment with the high ceilings, the tile floors and some of the antique furnishings, only enhanced the great experience of staying here. We were very fortunate to be able to pick this apartment as it made our visit to Florence so enjoyable, it was a perfect location for us.
We had a wonderful time at Cristina's apartment. It was exactly as pictured and very clean and well equipped. The refrigerator and gas range and oven are regular U.S. size which is large by european standards. The location/neighborhood is great. You are a block and a half from Piazza Santo Spirito which has an open air market every Tuesday thru Saturday. There are several small convenience stores as well as bars, cafes, and restaurants. You can walk everywhere and if you get lost all the locals all know where Santo Spirito is. There local information and maps, with the super markets/convienience stores marked, in the apartment for the guests. Cristina is always available by phone, text or email. She was very kind and booked us taxis on our departure day. I only have one other comment and that is to be aware there's a flight of stairs to reach the apartment. I can heartily recommend the apartment and the hostess.
Cristina's apartment was wonderful! It was in a great location away from the crowds with a wonderful piazza just down the street where you could find bakeries and many restaurants. All the locals seem to hang out here in the evening.
Cristina was warm and welcoming and left us with maps that had a list of supermarkets on it. I would highly recommend staying here!
Cristina was a fabulous host and waited for us to arrive from the Florence airport at our predetermined meeting time. Nothing came up as an issue during our visit but Cristina was just a phone call away if it did. She was able to recommend a close bar to watch the World Cup right after we arrived.
The neighborhood is quiet and located close to many great restaurants and attractions. You also feel like you are staying in a real Italian apartment with modern conveniences. The wifi worked great and we loved the charm of the furnishings.
Cristina was a very good host. She left very good instructions on how to and where to go if there were any problems. She and her family have a very clean and organized home away from home. The location was excellent and withing walking distance of anywhere you want to go. Her street opens into the Piazza S. Spirito. This gives you a good feel of a small Italian town with open air markets etc.
Hi Cristina, your apt was exactly as pictured and just beautiful. We loved everything about it. Perfect location, safe, easy access by foot to bus stop for train station, minimarts for groceries, lots of places to eat, shop and plenty of places to walk to. Your sister and mom were very friendly and so very helpful. We will surely rent your apt again when we come back to Florence. It is a magnificent place with all the "old world charm" in it. Amazing! Grazie for everything-especially for your note on the Ponte Vecchio and Andrea Bocelli-beautiful show.
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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!