About This Listing
A cosy and comfortable apartment situated in a well serviced historical quarter of Florence with access to it own garden space, in which you can relax and enjoy a quiet moment.
A renovated apartment situated in the artisan quarters of Florence, an off beat tourist area, just a leisurely 15 min walk from the all the major historical sites and the train station, en route to which you'll experience the day to day life of the locals. The apartment is at ground level with it's own independent access allowing you to come and go as you please. It also has its own fully equipped kitchen in which you can prepare your own meals or snacks to be eaten in the secret little garden or where you can just chill after a hard day touring the sites. The bedroom is furnished with a unique antique Dutch brass double sized (140x195 cm) bed which will provide you with a cozy good night's sleep.
The area surrounding the apartment is littered with things to do culturally, for leisure and for entertainment. Within a stone throw of the apartments location there are two major squares bubbling with culinary opportunities, café's and bars which are open until late if you're into it a bit of local night life. Should you prefer a quiet night in, just down the road from us there are fruit and vegetable stores and mini markets from which you'll be able choose to your hearts content. A few paces away from the front door you will also find a café, for an espresso local style, a Bakery, Launderette, Hair dresser, ready to cater for your immediate needs.
The whole apartment and the back garden dedicated to it.
Interaction with Guests
I am available at all times, especially if you need help. I'll come over to say hello if you're in the garden otherwise I'll respect your privacy.
This neighborhood within the historic area of Florence is still populated with locals and artisans. It offers a unique insight to local life with it's many coffee bars and markets in which to have an espresso and mix with the locals. A safe area also by night as there is quite an active night life with some of the best bars and restaurants in Florence.
The neighborhood is well connected with buses that will take you into town and out, but the distances are so short that it's hardly worth it. Everything of interest is within comfortable walking distance. Besides you will want to take the walk as you get the see the local life as you head towards the historical sites.
The only thing that really matters is the respect towards the neighbours which live above. There is, by law, a 11.30 pm time limit after which no loud disturbing noise are allowed. So in a nut shell please respect this especially if you're chilling in the garden late at night. Thanks
Amazing place to stay! Gianpolo and its place deserve the five star rating.
Gianpaolo is a great host, discret, very kind and helpful. He suggested great restaurants and places.
The appartment is super clean, close to the historic center but located in a more genuine Fiorentine area (many trattorie around, small bars, best pizzas :)). We enjoyed the little garden every morning.
We plan to come back and we can only recommend the place!!!
The flat is beautifully kept and the garden a wonderful little haven in the middle of busy Florence. The kitchen was well equipped and fully functional. The bathroom and shower were a bit small but functional. The location of the flat suited us well, and Gianpaolo recommended some nice local eateries which we enjoyed. The pizza at Gusta is well worth it, as is the Florentine Steak at Borgo Antico on the Piazza Santo Spirito. We would definitely recommend staying in this lovely part of Italy.
This was an extraordinary nice stay.
Location is perfect just in the middle of city center,
welcoming is gorgeous, Gianpaolo is there to help you,
Accommodation is great, you have your own flat with a very nice garden,
What can we say more :) You should definitely stay with him and wait for his surprises.
Gianpaolo is an extremely good host, full of attention. A welcoming fruit basket, delicious home made jam, great tips on the area... It was a real pleasure to stay there. Plus the flat is very well located, near a few good restaurants and the gardens. The garden is an oasis and we had zero mosquitoes...
Gianpaolo is a great host. He was in touch in advance to send us all relevant directions. Upon arrival he welcomed us and carefully described all the relevant details about the flat and activities in town. The flat is located a few minutes walk off Santo Spirito and S. Maria del Carmine, it is nice and comfortable, and the garden is pure bliss! Overall, I strongly recommend Gianpaolo as a highly reliable host and his flat as a nice place to stay
A place to stay is more than just a place to stay, it is a warm and welcoming space with a host who is more than gracious and also generous. There was a big bowel of fruit on the table and a few grocery supplies as well. Gianpaolo was helpful with many things including letting me print tickets for a concert i attended on his computer. The garden was restful and the bed was very comfortable, when I next go to Florence I will choose this place to stay.
About the Host, Gianpaolo
As someone who has lived abroad and consequently travelled, I understand the need of a good place to stay. Somewhere that will make you feel at home as much as possible. I hope that our guests will feel this way after having spending time with us.
One of my personal favorites. Best fresh pasta this side of the river and a very short walk from the apartmentPiazza Santo Spirito Toscana
Although touristy, it is one of the best all round trattorias in the area, where you can eat a pizza or have a fabulous Bistecca alla FiorentinaPiazza di Santo Spirito Firenze Toscana 50125
This is a favorite of a lot of guests who have stayed with me. Typical home cusine, that includes an amazing Bistecca alla Fiorentina.Via de' Michelozzi Firenze Toscana 50125
This is my personal favorite. Expensive but with a great wine list and an amazing menu (Tuscan with a flair). Highly recommend for those special occasions !Via dell'Orto Firenze Toscana 50124
This trattoria is an institution in Florence, been around for ages. They serve typical simple Florentine cusine.Via Pisana Florence FI 50143
Possibily the best Ice cream in Florence. My all time favorite !Ponte alla Carraia Firenze Toscana
The Bar with a view ! Two steps away from the Ponte vecchio, a very chic bar for a great aperitivo !Vicolo dell'Oro Firenze FI 50123