About this listing
A small but 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 30 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 respect your privacy, but if you fancy a chat I'll be more than happy to sit down with you.
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
Giovanni est comme son jardin : agréable et très accueillant !
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, j'y retournerai avec plaisir
Gianpaolo is the kind of airbnb host that dreams are made of. 'A place to stay' is very comfortable with a lovely garden in the back to sit and drink a glass of wine. Gianpaolo provided us with a great breakfast, and gave us expert opinions about places to eat and visit in Florence. We accidentally left something in 'a place to stay' and Gianpaolo went out of his way to get it back to us. He is a top gentlemen. I wholeheartedly recommend staying in 'a place to stay' it is indeed a great place to stay. Thanks again, and i'm sure we will return in the future. Matt and Chloe.
Gianpaolo is a great host in every sense - helpful, speaks exceptionally good English and he is interesting as a person. His apartment is comfortable as well as very well equipped. You get more than you might expect - like good pans, coffee incl. a bialetti cooker, butter and water in the frige, fresh fruits, clean towels and anti mosquito equipment etc, etc. So you do not have to run to the next alimentari shop as soon as you arrive. We did not miss anything. The large garden is also beautiful and great for a dinner in the evenings or a
breakfast in the morning sun.
However there are two things we did not like during our stay: The bed is way too soft for our taste, and the illumination of the rooms is, lets say, unpleasant.
Little things to tweak, which would make the apartment even better because the location is superb. Thumbs up!
Gianpaolo was a wonderful host. He was waiting to greet us when we arrived and showed us around the apartment. He gave us some recommendations for places to see, restaurants, and gelato. The apartment was very nice. It was clean and had everything we needed. The garden in the back is beautiful! The location is great too, we walked everywhere. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to others also.
The listing and photo's were accurate , the apartment was easy to find and Gianpaolo was really helpful in follow up and meeting me at the address.
The apartment was lovely , quiet , very clean and had an amazing back garden.
I recommend this apartment for location as its very close to the center yet feel like you are away from the noise and tourists.
Read the other reviews: They are all true and accurate, but still don't grasp the experience of staying in Gianpaolo's Place to Stay.
It is not only about having a very comfortable place to stay, enjoying the lovely garden or getting helpful information about what to see, where to dine, what to wine etc.
Staying in Gianpaolo's A Place to Stay is a gift, the jewel on the crown of our holiday in Italy.
Mile Grazie !
We had a great time at Gianpaolo's place! The location is very good, close to a cosy square where we ate amazing pasta at the restaurant Tamero. Gianpaolo welcomed us very warmly and provided everything we needed for breaktfast - amazing! The jam was really good! :) And the garden was beautiful. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in Florence.
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.