Santa Croce Wonderful Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Largo Piero Bargellini, Florence, Tuscany 50122, Italy

The Space

located in a pedestrian area, just in front to the lateral entrance of Santa Croce Basilica, few minutes walk from Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi, Accademia, etc : from everything you "must" see in Florence.
Restaurants, bars, shops are just outside the street door !!
Sant'Ambrogio market (open just in the morning - 3 minutes walk far) is one of the most characteristic place where you must go, to buy everything you need: from vegetables to clothes, from meat to shoes, etc.
Living in Santa Croce area will allow you a full immersion in Florence atmosphere.
As soon as you enter this apartment you realize you are in a typical house of the old Florence with ancient furniture and warm atmosphere. Original building has been built in 1467, 25 years before Cristoforo Colombo discovered America !!

Apartment is at 3rd floor, (no elevator – 56 steps) and has a large entrance/living room facing on lateral side of the Basilica.
In the living there is a loft area with internet corner and a queen size bed. From the loft you can access to a wardrobe room.

Two bedrooms are located on the back of the building and are very quiet and comfortable.
Main bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed (just a bit larger) and has its own private bathroom (tube + shower).
Other bedroom is triple : one single bed (the half of a queen size) at floor level and a "three quarter"size in a loft area. This bedroom too has access to its own private bathroom (just shower).

In addition there are an additional "three quarter" size bed in the loft and a sofa bed (just for emergency or kids) in living room

A spacious kitchen is equipped with everything (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc) you can need to cooking. In addition :
fridge with freezer
electric oven
microwave oven
coffeemakers (american and italian)

part of the apartment is on a loft with a reduced height (1,75 meter- just a bit less than 6 feet).

Apartment is provided with :
independent air conditioning (both cold and warm air)
independent heating system
washing machine
electric iron and iron board
hair dryers
satellite TV (free channels)
28" TV
WiFi high speed internet (ADSL) (no extra cost-included in the rental), a laser printer, a laptop, a monitor.


PLEASE NOTE THAT utilities are not included in the rental and will be payed on consumption base , as follows
gas (cooking, hot water and heating) : 1,30 euro per cube meter
water : 3,00 euro per cube meter
electricity : 0,40 euro per kwh

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Monthly Price: $3277 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $114
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was our sanctuary after long days of touring Florence. There are 50 stairs to climb but the view is worth it. The apartment is furnished with Italian antiques and art with a spacious feeling. The living room windows open out to the scenic street below. The street can be noisy at times, but it brings the flavor of Florence to your doorstep. The Santa Croce Basilica is the view from the living room windows. Two of the bedrooms are in the back of the apartment sheltered from the street noise. I was impressed how clean the apartment was. And it has all the amenities one could desire. I do recommend bringing socks or slippers since the tile floors do feel cold. My son and I stayed here in April and needed to turn on the heaters. The upstairs loft office/bedroom stays warm, but the back bedrooms are cooler. There is an extra charge for utilities. If you like clean with charm, and a central location, then this is the place for you. Walking from the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station takes 20 scenic minutes, or a 8 euro taxi ride. The host lives close by and was available for questions and a prompt flexible check-in and check-out. A few highlights from our visit to Florence was eating the famous Fiorentine bistecca steak at Trattoria ZaZa (http://(email hidden)/English/) and taking a break from the crowds on the Cinque Terre Trek with Walkabout Florence Tours ((website hidden)).

    April 2014
  • Staying in the Leoni's Santa Croce apartment was the highlight of our 11-day stay in Florence. As the title states, it really is Wonderful. We felt like we were truly living in Italy. The apartment is roomy, cozy, comfortable, and perfectly located to all of the historic sites. There are wonderful tiny streets nearby with charming trattorias and wine shops. Right across the street is the magnificent Santa Croce basilica. We so enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen. And Mauro's dad, Guiliano,was so helpful and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    March 2014
  • I was there for nearly 2 months, and I really enjoyed being in this flat - a huge thankyou to Giulaino and Caterina who were charming and helpful. The bed space was less than advertised, because of a muddle up over 'Queen' sized beds, also the head heights on the 2 sleeping platforms really were low. The appartment is in a wonderful position in an ancient building, full of character - much to be recommended.

    February 2014
  • Anyone looking to stay in Florence, look no further! This was my fifth time in the city and this was the best apartment we've ever stayed in. The apartment was brilliant - even bigger in real life than in the photos. The beds were firm and comfy and the showers were nice and strong. The kitchen had everything we needed to make dinner (after trips to the nearby market). And it's in the perfect location, literally next door to Santa Croce and really close to all of the major sights.

    Mauro's father, Giuliano, pointed out where the nearby were and the best local restaurants (where we wouldn't get ripped off). He was an absolute sweetheart.

    January 2014
  • La casa è situata in una bella zona di firenze, la casa è bella come nelle foto, solo un pò più piccola di come sembra.
    I bagni sono dentro le camere quindi è l' ideale per 4-5 persone non di più.
    La casa è pulitissima.
    E' molto ben tenuta con bei mobili e cose di pregio,ma buia, ha bisogno sempre della luce elettrica in tutte le stanze.
    Il sig. Giuliano e sua moglie sono gentili.
    Nel complesso esperienza positiva, un po' al di sotto delle aspettative la casa, visto anche il prezzo che costa.
    Comunque la consiglio per un bel soggiorno a Firenze

    December 2013
  • Our three children and us had a wonderful stay at Mauro's flat. This is a spacious and picturesque family flat holding a lot of history. The location was fantastic as we could easily walk to all the places of interest very easily, but also as the neighbourhood is quite residential with its own life.
    Mauro's Dad, Giuliano came to greet us, explained everything in detail, and had even thought of sharing some DVDs for the kids.
    We shall definetly return !

    November 2013
  • The apartment was fabulous. It was located in a great part of Florence with a view of the street scenic that was the most enjoyable part of our (website hidden) is across the street from Santa Croce, the resting place of Michelangelo, DaVinci, Dante and others. It was especially clean and well appointed. Mauro and his wife take great pride in the apartment and should do so. It is everything the ad claims, and more. The only limitation is that it is on the third floor in a building without an elevator.

    October 2013
  • We had a wonderful week in Mauro's apartment in late September / early October. Giuliano, his father, was incredibly responsive to our every need -- including changing a restaurant reservation for me after my own phone had stopped functioning. The apartment is very comfortable and attractive, and we were within walking distance of almost every major attraction in Florence. We did take the bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo! I highly recommend Mauro's apartment and look forward to the time when we can return.

    October 2013
  • My family of 6 stayed here for 5 nights at the end of September. Unlike many other rental apartments, this one felt like home with beautiful furniture, comfortable beds, and plenty of space. Being very close to the Santa Croce piazza, there was (email hidden)ly atmosphere, but the windows did a great job of blocking out the noise when you wanted to sleep.

    The kitchen was perfect for our at-home meals. Plenty of space for cooking, a nice breakfast table, and surplus of pans/utensil.

    The location is perfect -- very close to all of historical Florence, and and also just a few minutes from the Sant Ambrogio market if you want to do some cooking.

    Finally, Giulano's warm hospitality was so evident from the first handshake to his last words as he sent us in our taxi to the train station. He spent time explaining every detail in the apartment, mapping out his favorite restaurants, and providing suggestions for our itinerary.

    Thank you Mauro for letting us stay in your home. We will be back the next time we are in Tuscany/Florence. Ciao!

    September 2013
  • We had Guliano and his lovely wife Caterina look after us and we had a great stay. The apartment is in a very handy location with santa Croce just across the way. The standard electrical plugs are the small 3 pronged type, not the standard 2 large prong for a lot of Italy, but there were adapters for our plugs in the apartment. The beds were comfortable, but a little smaller than we were used to. There was welcome wine and fruit for us and really Guliano could not have been more helpful.

    September 2013
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