About This Listing
Oltrarno apartment , next to the Pitti Palace with a balcony faceing the Boboli garden . It is a self effitient apartment with big windows, walking distance from all the touristic attractions. 20 minutes away from central train station SMN
THIS IS A VINTAGE APARTMENT IN THE HART OF THE MOST CARATTERISTIC AND HIP NEIGHBORHHOD IN FLORENCE. IT IS IN THE HART OF DOWN TOWN , WALKING DISTANCE FROM ALL THE TURISTIC ATTRACTIONS, BUT IN A VERY LOCAL AREA WHERE THE BOTTEGAS WILL KNOW YOUR NAME AND THE CORT YARDS ARE FULL OF CLOTHES HANGING ON THEYR WINDOWS, . THE BEAUTY OF THIS APARTMENT IS THAT HAS THE WINDOWS FACING THE BOBOLY GARDEN, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF THE MEDICI FAMILY IN FLORENCE THAT TODAY IS A MUSEUM THAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE FROM EVERYWERE IN THE WORLD. THE APARTMENT IS COMPOSED BY BED ROOM , KITCHEN AND LIVINGROOM . IT IS NOT BEING RENOVATED SINCE THE 1960 AND IT STILL HAS ALL THE FORNITURE OF THAT PERIOD IN TIME. IT IS A VERY SIMPLE AND LOVELY APARTMENT IN A VERY UNIQUE LOCATION. AROUD HERE 8SANTO SPIRITO) YOU CAN FIND LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH TABLES OUTSIDE EVERYWERE.
Siamo arrivati a Firenze il 31 dicembre 2014, in anticipo rispetto all'orario di check-in. Nonostante la giornata prefestiva e il nostro anticipo, la signora Nicoletta era ad aspettarci; ci ha mostrato la casa e spiegato nel dettaglio il funzionamento degli elettrodomestici. La casa era pulita, l'arredamento non é moderno ma c'è tutto ciò di cui si ha bisogno: Cucina ben equipaggiata(comprese pentole,bicchieri,posate,macchina per caffe,forno a microonde,fornelli). Riscaldamento e caldaia ben funzionanti,doccia con buon getto. La posizione é strategica, zona tranquilla ma a pochi passi dal centro( accanto al portone di entrata é presente una fermata ataf collegata a Santa Maria novella-stazione, utile se valigie ingombranti). Abbiamo potuto lasciare le valigie nel giorno di check-out grazie alla grande disponibilità della proprietaria.A pochissimi passi minimarket. Consiglio a chi non ha pretese sull'arredamento ma ha bisogno di una posizione strategica,pulita e comoda per visitare Firenze!
Nicoletta is the best. She was very helpful and always kind and ready to assist. We found clean and ironed linens and she gave us extra towels and appliances (iron).
The apartment is very well located and close to nice spots.
However, the apartment is very old and in bad need of a deep cleanup. The kitchen can be used only if you do not mind the accumulation of old stains all over. Cleaning is not a solution: it needs renovation. Appliances, furniture and cutlery are old and not very nice. It is noisy too. You can hear anything that happens next door, in the courtyard or in the stairwell.
I have mixed feelings about Lisa.
At first it's was really hard to get a hold of her. When we did it was ok.
We had to come in a day later to Florence, and Lisa was very kind and helpful, and let us stay in a different place.
The problems started when we were late to the check in time, due the fact that we are tourist, and don't know are way around.
We triad to get a hold of Lisa in the morning of the check in, to get some details of how to get to the place but no response.
We triad to call - no answer.
Then, when we finally got hold of her (an hour before check in time) she gave us the address, but didn't know how to get there by public transportation. (You can't get in to Florence with a private car)
We ran late for an hour or so, then Lisa called, yelling and rushing us, telling us to hurry up as it's not ok that we got lost. Then hung up the phone on me.
Once we got to the apartment it was in the 4th floor without an elevator.
The apartment was really nice and very very well located but not very clean.
The conclusion- if you're looking for a great location this apartment is great, just take in to account that the place is not clean, and the host is not responsive.
lovely and large apartment in, in my opinion, the best area of Florence. We felt like stepping back in time (in a very good way) and loved the character all the old furniture gives this place. Beautiful views and sightings of owls and squirls in the backyard almost make you believe you are staying in the countryside instead of the city.
For people with allergies for dust mites (as we are) this apartment might not be the best place to stay, though. Not because it was not clean, it was, but because old furniture (and sheets/blankets) always brings with it some dust problems. We solved it by buying some new synthetic pillows and a blanket, things we left in the apartment for future visitors to use. Besides this, we loved our stay here and were happy about our choice.
Lisa was a fantastic host. She took care of us perfectly, and helped us to deal with daily travelling issues (luggages,...).
Thanks again for everything !
The place was really great , spacious n pleasant, the location was perfect n I would definitely be looking forward to visiting you again in the future :) .
Such a sweet apartment! Santo Spiritu is a fantastic neighborhood: many delicious restaurants and close to the center but without all the mad crowds.
The apartment is just as pictured and Lisa was a great hostess. Though we never met her (Nicoletta the neighbor let us in), she was always very prompt in responding to questions via text. She sent me to a fantastic little coffee shop I would never have found otherwise.
The one drawback is that the place does smell a bit musty. I have a very sensitive nose and noticed it right away but my friend with whom I am traveling did not seem to mind. Still, I recommend this place 100%!
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About the Host, Lisa Rosa
I AM THE OWNER OF A MEDIVAL 12TH CENTURY BORGO IN THE HART OF TUSCANY. I PRODUCE WITH MY FAMILY ORGANIC EXTRAVERGIN OLIVE OIL. .THE PLACE IS LOCATED 18 KM (20 MINUTES)FROM FLORENCE AND 7KM FROM THE CHIANTI REGION. WE LIVE IN A TIPICAL TUSCAN FARM HOUSE WITH A BEAUTIFUL STONE CHURCH DATED 1160 . THE APPARMENT THAT I AM RENTING WAS THE HOME OF THE PRIEST
THE VIEW IS BEAUTIFUL , AND THE PLACE IS VERY UNIQUE ALL SURROUNDED BY OLIVE TRIES.
BECAUSE THERE ARE NO PUBBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR BY WE GIVE A RIDE TO OWER GUEST TO THE CLOSEST BUS STOP OR TRAIN STATION IF NECESSARY.
OWER INERESTS ARE GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE, HIKING, ANIMALS , ART AND MUSIC.
WE OCCASIONALLY HAVE,IN OWER MEDIVAL CHURCH, ART SHOWS, CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS, TEATER SHOWS AND OTHER EVENTS.