About This Listing
The Giglio Suite is located on the third floor without lift of an historic building, Palazzo Gaddi, located in the San Lorenzo district, in the bright square of Madonna degli Aldobrandini where you can find the famous Medici Chapels. Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the railway station are within a 3 minutes walk. The historical Mercato Centrale is just two blocks away.
The apartment (70 square meters) is a bright, spacious, comfortable flat. In this apartment there are two bedrooms: the first one, with a double size bed (or two single beds) overlooking the silent courtyard, and a big wardrobe; the second one, really spacious and bright, with a double size bed (or two single beds) and a pull out sofa bed, overlooking the majestic Medici Chapel and with a view of the Duomo and the Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Next to the second bedroom you can find the nice and modern bathroom with a shower (hairdryer available). In the living room there is a second double sofa bed and a square wooden table with design chairs; the white kitchen is fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, gas hob, dishwasher.
Through a nice wooden stairs you reach a little closet with a useful washing machine
The apartment is extremely quite and peaceful.
WIFI internet access, TV, AC. Garage (not included) and a minimarket 30 metres from the property.
Are you traveling with children? Upon request we offer the possibility to add any equipment you may need to keep your baby confortable (extra bed, babycot, bottle warmer) or to suggest you itineraries tailored for families with children.
Are you an art enthusiast, a gourmet or a wine lover? We will be glad to suggest you itineraries in and out of town
Are you looking for Italian fashion? We may help you to find your way to the best fashion outlets (Gucci, Prada, Barberino Designer outlet) right out of Florence.
The building offers the possibility to choose between six different types of apartments and also allows customers to combine multiple solutions if families or larger groups wish to stay together in the same building.
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
For a stay 7 days or more, utilities (water, electricity, gas) are not included, wi-fi is always free.
Check-in after 2pm (we'll find an agreement about the exact hour), check-out at 10 am, but we are flexible if the apartment it's not rented.
Late check-in (after 8pm) or early check-in (when possible) or check-out (before 9am): 25 euro
From 1 July 2011 the City of Florence by resolution of the City Council No. 230/33 of 06.20.2011, integrated by
resolution No. 21/2012, has established the “'tourist tax”.
The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays in the city of Florence and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.
The tax rate for this tourist structure is 2 euro per person per night.
In order to organize your check-in at the best, we would like to know the details of your arrival as soon as possible. Please contact me at least one week before.
Please, do not smoke.
Please, do not party: we ask respect for our neighbours.
Please, keep the apartment and its equipment clean and nice, as it were your own.
The apartment has a special security lock: the keys cost 45 euro, if you loose them I'm sorry but you shall pay them back.
Please, respect the city rules of waste separation (we provide different bins) and take out your own litter.
Due to city rules, you can reach the apartment with your car, but you cannot go around in the center with it and you cannot park in the street: we strongly recommend to rent a place in the garage nearby, it's not so expensive (26 euro every 24 hours, in the average. Not included in the apartment rental) and it's safe and confortable. We can reserve a place for you, ask us about.
If you are arriving by bus or train: that's the best, Santa Maria Novella railway station (Florence main station, which is also the terminal of many bus lines, including the shuttles from Florence and PIsa airport), is 2 minutes away walking.
We provide basic ingredients for cooking (salt, oil, sugar ecc.), toilet paper, hand soap, soap for dishwasher and washing machine. It's only a starting kit, though: if something finishes and you need some more, please you can buy it at the mini market 30 metres far from the apartment.
Accoglienza ottima, disponibilità e cortesia.Posizione ottima per visitare Firenze e anche per muoversi per lavoro, sempre se non si necessità di un auto.
Tutto a portata di mano, negozi, ristoranti e mezzi pubblici.
Unico neo la stanza da letto si affaccia sulla piazza e si avvertono i rumori della strada..
Se non si soffre di insonnia .. ottimo
Notre hôte, très accueillant,nous attendait et nous a donné de précieuses informations à propos de l'appartement et du quartier.
Appartement moderne,très propre, très confortable et très bien situé par rapport à l'ancienne ville : très calme à l'arrière un peu moins devant (service d'évacuation des poubelles durant la nuit) correspondant au descriptif. Je le renseignerai à mes amis malgré les 82 marchés d'escalier ! Parfait. Merci à nos hôtes.
L'appartement est très bien situé.
Ilaria a été très flexible sur les heures d'arrivée et de départ. Par ailleurs, la personne qui nous a donné les clés, Francesca, nous a bien expliqué l'appartement.
Nous avons néanmoins à déplorer plusieurs points négatifs.
Cet appartement n'est pas habité, il est loué certainement de manière professionnelle. La vaisselle était sale, la cafetière trop petite (une personne à l'italienne), pas de produit douche ni shampoing, certains ustensiles de cuisine étaient dans un mauvais état (rape à fromage rouillée). Un seul sac poubelle était prévu pour un séjour de 4 personnes/4 nuits. La grande chambre est certes assez spacieuse et jolie mais TROP bruyante ! Le double vitrage n'est pas d'une qualité suffisante pour empêcher d'entendre une grande partie de la nuit les gens jeter leurs poubelles dans les conteneurs situés en bas de l'immeuble. Bouchons d'oreilles obligatoires ! Les étages sont un peu difficiles à monter mais la vue est sympa.
Merci pour les conseils à propos de la cafetière et des sacs à poubelle.
L'appartement est de propriété de ma famille, nous ne l'habitons pas, mais je pense que parfois on préfère un appartement loué plutôt que un appartement habité (moi, je le préférerais pour mes vacances), je ne vois pas le problème.
Our family of four, with an 11 years old and a lady of 17 years old stayed at this beautiful apartment in Florence. The pictures shown are an excellent description of the place. The wardrobes are large, the table comfortable, cooking and dishware was available. Francesca was there to great us and showed us all the utilities. When we had questions we had no problem finding her immediately. All in all a very good experience.
Grazioso appartamento in ottima posizione centralissima, molto comodo anche per chi arriva in auto con garage giusto davanti.
La stanza che affaccia sulla piazza è molto bella e luminosa con vista sulla cupola del Brunelleschi. Un pò rumorosa a causa della raccolta rifiuti.
Ottima accoglienza e cortesia di Andrea. Importante sapere che ciao sono le scale da fare a piedi quindi consiglio bagaglio leggero.
Thank you Ilaria for allowing us to make use of your cosy yet well furnished apartment. We had a wonderful time in Florence. With an unexpected change of weather, your immediate response in coming to our aids to turn up the heater has make our stay very comfortable.
The close proximity of the apartment to all the major sites and eateries in Florence have saved us lot of traveling time.
Once again, thank you for sharing your home to us. We will surely call on you if we were to visit Florence again.
With warm regards
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About the Host, Ilaria
I moved to Florence several years ago for love, and I think this is reflecting in what I do in my work and in life. I'm an art journalist and write about art and cultural tourism. I'm very glad that my job keeps me in touch with what I love most about my country. As a result of a familiar passion, I like Italian - but not only Italian - cusine, and wine, one of the most intense expression of the extraordinary Tuscan landscape. I love to travel, and I believe that there are many ways of being travelers and tourists: the only important think is to live an authentic experience. I hope my hospitality will be part of it.
Mi sono trasferita a Firenze ormai diversi anni fa per amore, e mi piace pensare che questo si rifletta in quello che faccio per lavoro e nella vita. Mi occupo di arte e di turismo culturale, e sono molto contenta che il mio lavoro mi porti in contatto con le cose che amo di più nel mio paese. Per passione familiare amo la cucina (italiana ma non solo) e il vino, che è una delle espressioni più intense dello straordinario paesaggio toscano. Amo moltissimo viaggiare e penso che il turismo possa essere vissuto in molti modi: per poco o tanto tempo che si trascorre in un altro paese, l'importante è vivere un'esperienza autentica. Spero che il vostro soggiorno come miei ospiti possa esserne parte integrante.