About This Listing
A beautiful lodging for your stay in Florence. Cozy and tidy, will satisfy your expectations.
Charming apartment in a building of 1600 in the heart of Florence.
Perfect for a couple with a cozy loft bed, and even with the addition of a sofa bed for two or one children (or maybe for the third wheel!), this pied-à-terre recently renovated, offers all the comforts of a modern environment, conceived and designed on a daily use, since is usually occupied by the owners, often traveling for work. Inside, a fully equipped electric kitchen, a very silent washing machine, HD LED TV with DTT broadcasts, large closet, a small and intimate bathroom with shower also adjustable for a vertical jet.
Situated within the ancient walls in the district of Santa Croce, you will be immersed in the local culture, with the close and lively market of Sant 'Ambrogio and his busy small square, perfect for a glass of wine and an happy-hour at sunset (and free WiFi). Only 5 minutes walk from the most famous monuments like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Giotto's bell tower and its Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and its magnificent Boboli Gardens, and too many still to be seen. Alternatively, also the nearby urban bus lines 06 or C2 will take you in the central Piazza Santa Maria Novella in about 15 minutes, and a few meters away, located on the viali (our boulevards), with line 13, you will reach the picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo in few minutes, where you'll see the plateau of one of the most recognizable skylines in the world (for information on public transport visit (website hidden)).
And do not forget to leave some time for shopping, Florence is well known throughout Italy for its hand-crafted, and competitive manufacturing high-level, either in the world of fashion, jewelry and furnishings, often recognizable on the population. All the historic center is sprinkled with small shops and local craft brands, the choice is yours.
Oh yes, I can spend few words on food if you want, but still it will not work. Food is an amazing experience, it's "the art", make and destroy...and well, guess what, in italy we do it at least 3 times a day, everyday, and apparently we do it pretty swell, so with our advice you'll not forget it, I swear.
Now the bad things: parking is one of the biggest problems even for us, locals, and with our central location, we do not recommend to arrive by car, having regard to its uselessness in the town center, and its expensive and difficult parking solution... walk, or possibly rent a bicycle is highly preferable and objectively cheaper, funnier and healthier. However, there are private garages located not too far from the apartment, and they like honey, we can easily help you to find one of these, or when possible, an other solution.
We are a family of travelers, and we have always had in our blood this sense of hospitality, labor and conviviality. It will be a pleasure to inform and introduce you to some places or sites off the beaten path from the traditional tourism (sadly inevitable), the less chic and more cheap 'n' cheer restaurants and bars, and the less publicized local events, to at least try and keep the memory of a beautiful city and the people, that is what we seek in a successful holiday, and it's what we expect you to have.
Anyway, enjoy Florence, it is a beautiful place...Ciao belli!
The studio flat will be totally under your use. The moment after i'll let you the keys, it will be yours for the booked dates. You will have access to the entire area with no limits of use of any of the appliances too.
Interaction with Guests
Hi like to give a nice and warm welcoming if I'm not at work. Normally If I cannot my mother will be. We're both good traveller, and she educated me teching always to smile and to give good advices. After that I like to stay in touch and I have always my smartphone with me. At any question you have I will answer promptly!
I never had any issue with one person stay, and that's why I'm offering that option, but these are the one that I might check on during their stay, with privacy respect always at first place.
La nostra casa sarà la vostra, trattatela semplicemente come tale, sperando allora che come noi sarete ordinati, puliti e rispettosi di voi e dei vicini. Puliremo personalmente l'appartamento, gli arredi, le lenzuola e asciugamani una volta effettuato il check-out. Chiediamo semplicemente di rispettare le regole per la raccolta dei rifiuti urbani, e di provvedere autonomamente a smaltire la vostra spazzatura nei punti di raccolta dedicati.
Our house will be yours, treat it simply as such, we hope then that you will be like us, ordered, clean and respectful of you and the neighbors. We will personally clean the flat, the furnishings, sheets and towels, once you'll check out . We only ask to obey the rules for municipal waste collection, and to individually dispose your trash in the dedicated collection points.
Everything was perfect here at TWH, as it felt like a home away from home the moment we stepped in. Ale was extremely kind and helping, and most of all, his place is a true gem in Florence
The room was nice and clean. The bathroom was a little small and the ladder up to the loft was kind of steep, but it met our needs for the two night we were there. Having a washing machine was nice. I would probably stay there again if I were to go to Florence again.
Had a lovely stay in Ale's apartment! The place was perfect, clean, comfortable, safe and in a great location to explore this beautiful city. Ale was very friendly and good to communicate with, had some great suggestions for food, and his sister who checked us in was lovely too. Highly recommended, we'll be back! Thanks Ale!
Ale is a fantastic host...very kind, warm, and generous. His attention to detail is undeniable, and he made sure I felt at-home and comfortable. The apartment, itself, is beautiful. It's about a 20-minute walk from the center of town, but I didn't mind this because 1. Florence is a generally small place and 2. it's close to the mercato di Sant'Ambrogio and many other restaurants/shops. Basically, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, and for such an unbelievably good price. Ale's sweet character made it that much better. I made a great choice and will hopefully stay in his apartment next time I'm in town.
We had a great experience living at Ale's bnb! His apartment was very centrally located and close to all the major monuments and attractions. Ale was extremely helpful and easy to get in touch with, and his directions and food recommendations were very helpful!
Ale fue un excelente anfitrión, nos recibió y nos dio un montón de recomendaciones para conocer Florencia y los alrededores. Su departamento es chiquito pero muy cómodo y cuenta con todo lo necesario para pasar una buena estadía.
Such a great experience in Ale's apartment. It has a great location in a quiet area of Florence. Within 5-10 minutes of most of the sights. I stayed for an extended period of time (3 weeks) and Ale was very welcoming and helpful whenever I needed him. He provided all kinds of suggestions and explained to me the best places around the city. I hope to stay here again when I make it back to Florence!
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About the Host, Ale
I returned after 2 years of WHV in Australia, and it's just hard not to admit that I had a unique experience. But I did get back here in Florence, and I must say that after all this time away from this beautiful city I eventually re-enamored of her places, her people, her spoken of her food and her curves. It's all wonderful, I felt like an Italian who has never been in Italy, and for the first time known then all those little things that make this land so magical and famous, and unfortunately most often more from touristm then from ourselves. I love this idea, now even more.
I travelled almost all of Europe during summers with good friends, and it's a bless to be just a few hours by plane from known destinations like Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, Rome, they're all here so close in a unique richness in the world.
Obviously I have not despised the Whitsundays and the white beaches of Whiteheaven Beach, the mood relaxed and hipster of Bondi Beach and Bronte in Sydney, the infinite east coast of Australia, with its red colour and thick, strong nature, the culinary art of Melbourne in Victoria and Meredith Valley with its wonderful festival in March, Golden Plains, as the isolated beauty of the island and its people of Fiji and the blue ocean.
I guess we do live to create, and create a trip is a "must" in life. Peace out!
Close the apartment, for a quick and typical Italian breakfast!Via Pietrapiana Firenze FI 50121
Sometimes I wish not to be Italian, just to really appreciate this kind of things. Inside the market, opens just for lunch, noisy, fast, cheap and good. This is Rocco.Piazza Ghiberti Florence Tuscany 50121
It’s everything, a nice architecture project, a nice cocktail bar, a nice restaurant, a nice square, come here and you’ll be happy. And think that back in the days it used to be a convent.Piazza delle Murate Florence 50122
They do just three kind of pizzas: Marinara, Napoli e Margherita, nothing more...but hell, they surely know what they do! Situated in the Santa Croce neighborhood!Via dell'Isola delle Stinche Firenze FI 50100
it’s one of my favourite bars in the world, full of weird things everywhere, cocktail are great, Marco the owner is a funny guy, it’s right in the city centre.Via Dante Alighieri Florence FI 50122
H for Hipster, I for invincible, V for vegetarian, that’s what HIV means in this place. Suggested.Via dei Vagellai Florence 50122
#1 on tripadvisor...but just a tip...since it’s pretty much always packed, try the one in front, it’s basically his father, and they do took the ingredients from there, so dont que.Via dei Neri Firenze
A beautiful garden on the same hill of the Belvedere, facing as well a stunning view on Florence. Free of charge, youll have also the opportunity to admire some of the statues and arts of Folon.Viale Giuseppe Poggi Florence Tuscany 50125
Veeeeeery good vegan. Things you do believe are meat, theyre not, taste you did believe were extinct, are still alive. Dessert are unbelievable!Via San Gallo Florence Tuscany
Not an usual restaurant more like a canteen, with food display u pick and match to have your funky taste of good healthy food. Nice atmosphere.Via delle Ruote Firenze Toscana 50129
On the Santo Spirito square, during the weekend could be the place to be. People attract people! Used to be an old timber workshop, you’ll notice that!Via di Santo Spirito Florence Tuscany
Nothing more to say than, book it before especially for weekends. The rest is you, full and tipsy, claiming that you have to stop eating so good because is addictive.Via de' Michelozzi Firenze Toscana 50125
In here you’ll have just best cheese, best hams you ever tried, best wine...and if you’ll hear Dr. John singing from the speakers, well that’s my choice.Via di Santo Spirito Tuscany
Its famous, its good, its a bit expensive, its posh, its local and its touristic. But at the end everyone loves it. Welcome to Il Santo, the most popular in the Oltrarno.Via di Santo Spirito Firenze Toscana 50125
Just close to Santo Spirito square, these mostly take away, is always been a good spot to grab a pizza and eat it on the stair of the church with some mates. Taste is very good, owner are super nice!Via Maggio Florence Tuscany 50125
After I graduated, I took my family and I brought them here and I said “I pay!”. It’s a 12€ menu with first,second w side, bread, wine and water. Dinner it’s 13€.Via Palazzuolo Florence FI 50123
Posto molto intimo e cordiale, pizza molto buona, staff super accogliente, prezzi giusti. Ottimo!Borgo San Frediano Florence Tuscany 50124
if you want to try what we call (website hidden), that’s the place. Im not gonna say anything else, do your own research, and again if it’s saturday lunch, you might find me here too with my girlfriend.Piazza dei Nerli Firenze Toscana 50124
Been here first time 2 months ago. That same week I went other 3 times. Nice cozy, typical tuscan food. I do really like it.Piazza Torquato Tasso Florence Tuscany 50124
...uhm...if you have a car just take it and go here. She will love you for the rest of your life...both, your car for such a drive, and your girlfriend for such a night.Piazza Mino Fiesole Tuscany 50014