About this listing
It is my private art gallery, and your home while in Florence you can discover a warm and charming antique way for live in Florence like the young Michelangelo.
The apartment is situated in the fourteenth-century Palazzo Borgianni 100 meters behind Palazzo Vecchio, in the middle from Uffizi Gallery and Santa Croce Square in the aristocratic Via De Rustici, perfect location to stay in the center of Florence!
An ancient ground floor: voulted ceiling, stone pillars, columns, capitals, plaster white wall, wooden and old brick floor, wood beams and modern courved still beams for the two double level loft. You will have total privacy, surrounded by beautiful old and contemporary architecture, frescos paintings and sculptures.
The entrance is directly from the street just one step!
The bedroom has a double bed, and in the loft upstairs a single bed.
In the first room there is a sofa bed.
The kitchen is fully equipped. 4-burner stove, refrigerator, freezer.
Full bathroom with washbasin, WC, Bidet, box shower 70x110 cm.
Bed linens and towels.
There is WIFI internet .
2min walk to the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, as well as Santa Croce and all other desirable places in Florence.
Parking is possible in the Lungarni just few minutes walk.
My best suggestions near the apt.
Gelateria dei Neri
Art and Monuments:
Uffizi Gallery Galleria degli Uffizi
Loggia dei Lanzi
Museo dell' Opera di Santa Croce
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Museo del Bigallo
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Hard Rock Cafe' Florence
Roberto's appartment is beautifully presented and fits in perfectly with the city. Located in the heart of Florence with everything in easy walking distance I can recommend it as a top place to stay. Roberto and Donatella were great hosts and very patient with our changing schedule as our original flight was cancelled.
The host was very nice and his apartment is spacious, well decorated with beautiful art and in a great location! HOWEVER, unless you are a deaf nocturnal person you can count on absolutely getting not a wink of sleep Thursday through Saturday (Sunday was calmer). I even wore earplugs but people stay on the streets and are very loud until about 4a.m. each night! I loved Florence but this is definitely not a restful location.
Roberto a été très prévenant, puisque nous étions bloqué dans Florence (le centre ville est quasi impraticable en voiture), il nous a récupéré, a pris nos bagages, nous a montré une place de stationnement libre (bien qu'un peu éloignée) et nous a conduit a l'appartement (y compris le jour de notre départ)
L'appartement est d'une rare splendeur, puisqu'il est en plein coeur de ville, il s'agit d'un atelier d'artiste réaménagé, très charmant et bien équipé. Il est parfois sombre quand le soleil décline, mais on s'y habitue.
What a wonderful place to stay. Out the front door in the morning turn left, there is a very good coffee and breakfast place. Out the door turn right, walk 200m and there is a lovely local restaurant. The apartment is very comfortable and stays very cool on hot days. It's location is perfect walking distance to all of the sights and attractions Florence has to offer. Roberto was an excellent host, we had one small problem which he attended and resolved in minutes. Very substantial apartment for two, would be good for a group of up to 6! Would definitely recommend it to friends, will be returning! Thank you Roberto.
My cousin and I stayed at Robeto's apartment and it was absolutely amazing! It is so spacious and very artistic. It is so central to so many Florence "hotspots" like the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Galleria Accademia. Roberto was there to take our bags and greet us when we arrived and he was always available for questions via email after he left us the keys. The area is a dream as well. You truly feel like you are immersed into the culture because there are so many natives around. Down the street and around the corner is an AMAZING gelato shop not to be missed - Gelataria Dei Neri, and the sandwich shop everyone raves about All'Antico Vinaio is nearby as well. We could not have asked for a better time in Florence and we think a lot has to do with our fantastic accommodations. Thank you for everything, Roberto!
This is a wonderful and totally unique place. We would definitley stay here again. It is right in the thick of things, in the central city just a stones throw from St. Crocce Church where Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli are all buried. Also near the river, the Duomo, the Uffizi. Great places to eat abound. A few things however: this is NOT a typical apartment . It is an art gallery and studio with two cool sleeping lofts and a main bedroom. It is dark even during the day, and if you are OK with that (as we were) it is great. But it is probably not a great place to hang out for hours while awake. But it was like 100 degrees (F) while we were there so it was great for retreating to the cool darkness for a mid day nap. Also the place is full of host Roberto's art which is very cool. He is an internationally known painter (specialty frescos) and it shows in his work. The kitchen is small but very fully useful (although we contributed the shiny steel teakettle (bolitare)). And yes you could sleep two couples there in beds separated by a door, but the fifth bed is lofted right above the main bed, so that would have to be someone you are very comfortable with.
Roberto is also a great guy. He was totally helpful and resonded to text messages right away (this is highly variable with AirBnb and up to each host to decide how interactive they want to be). The icing on the cake came when we discovered that it is IMPOSSIBLE and I do mean with capital letters, to get a cab to the train station in the mid morning. In semi desperation, I texted Roberto (thinking maybe a fluent Italian call might work better) but instead, he called to make sure it was desperate (it was because a walk in the 100 degree heat with rolly bags in the height of tourist season in late morning would be... Hellish) and within 10 min he CAME AND DROVE US to the STATION, In his totally cool polka dot car (as I said, he is an artist). That was so beyond the call. Great guy. Really cool place.
Finally when you stay there. 1) Go running early in the am if you are so inclined. It is wonderful to see the deserted city. Also head 2 mi west along the river to the Cascine park, where you can run 4-5 miles easily 2) Take an electric cart EcoTour (29 euro per person; in the Piazza Republica); you'll then know what you're seeing, 3) PLEASE PLEASE go to All'Antico Vinaio on 65R Vie De Neri, like a block and a half away. Best panini's ever; we wondered why there was always a line out the door of this little carryout place. We found out and wish we had done so earlier. Just. The. Best. and finally 4) say hi to Roberto!
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About the Host, Roberto
Florentine, he grew up in the carpenters workshop of his family and graduated at 25 at the faculty of Architecture in Florence in 1981. He loves photography, art and figurative art, he his an expert in the techniques and technologies of materials and worked throughout the Nineties with his own projects and executions and for Italian companies in the field of furniture and design. From the beginning of the new century, together with his brother Rodolfo he worked full time on the "ancient florentine workshop IGUARNIERI". Works of art, paintings, frescos on tables, sculptures, low relief are presented in exhibitions in Italy and abroad and can be found in private and public collections throughout the world.