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 ataf.net).
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.
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.
My family, and especially my sister Claudia, helps me a lot with check-in and check-out procedure, and cleaning of the properties.
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!