Our splendid and modern penthouse sits in the very hearth of Florence next to Santa Croce square: ideal location for touring the city & attending weddings. It's one of the biggest Airbnb apartments in Florence (300sqm) and can accomodate 10 people.
Our splendid and modern penthouse sits in the very hearth of Florence next to Santa Croce square: ideal location for big group of people touring the city or to attend events such as weddings and fairs.
SPECIAL WINTER DEAL
Coming to Florence during fall or winter 2015 ? We have a 10% discount on listing price (15% on weekly). Make a reservation and I'll send you a special offer with the discounted price.
Note: requests for the month of December do not comply with this offer
LAST MINUTE OFFER
Last minute trip to florence? If you enquire and complete a booking procedure 1week before your arrival in the city you get 10% discount (this discount does not add up with the seasonal discount)
It's one of the biggest Airbnb apartments in Florence city center ( 300 square meters / 3250square feet) and can comfortably accomodate up to 10 people
LIVE AND AND ENJOY FLORENCE!
Our big penthouse is the ideal base to visit world famous museums, do shopping in the prestigious middle age city center of Florence, attends weddings and recreational event in the city and also doing business during important international fashion, food and cultural fairs.
The apartment can accommodate up to 10 people. It has
- 4 bedrooms with king size beds.
- 1 bedroom with a single bed and
- 1 couch bed (single ) in one of the living rooms
Being a penthouse the apartment is on the 4th floor of a ancient characteristic stone building in the city center. There is no elevator but stairs are wide and super easy to climb (we had guests from 3 to 80years)
The apartment has a spacious living room, decorated with antique pieces of furniture, includes two comfortable couches positioned in front of a 42” LCD TV and a dining table for 10 people. The separate eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and complete with dishwasher and microwave oven.
On the same floor is located a bright and spacious double bedroom with double bed, a study with a period desk, a bathroom with shower and another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
A staircase leads to the upper floor, including double bedroom, furnished with two single beds.
Another staircase leads to the third level, comprising the third bathroom, a walk-through room with a single bed and a double bedroom.
The corridor on the lower floor leads to a furnished external patio -foyer as well.
INSTRUCTIONS: Run the standard booking procedure and we will send you a special offer via airbnb with the discount applied. This promotion lasts till March 21st.
NOTE: Guests will also be welcome with a bottle of our special organic homemade red wine made in our little farm in the countryside!
Interaction with Guests
Italian cooking class and chef at home service are available on demand with our Chef Michele.
Experience, learn and enjoy authentic tastes and recipes from the genuine Tuscan tradition.
You will :
1) Explore local food and products at local markets
2) Use them to prepare your dinner with the help of Michele
3) Learn the best traditional recipes
4) Eat the food you cook
This service is not included in the house renting airbnb. Prices and booking for cooking class will be shaped according your needs.
NEARBY THE APARTMENT
The Penthouse/apartment is located on the 3rd floor of block from the 14th century. In the centre of Firenze, in the heart of the town, in a pedestrian precinct. Communal covered parking (extra) at 200 m. Shop, grocers 50 m, supermarket 300 m, restaurant 50 m, railway station "Firenze Santa Maria Novella" 1.5 km, sandy beach "Viareggio / Forte dei Marmi" 100 km. Golf course (18 hole) 8 km. Nearby attractions: Piazza della Signoria a 290 mt. Ponte Vecchio a 650 mt. Piazza del Duomo a 700 mt. Galleria dell'Accademia 1 km, Piazzale Michelangelo a 1,5 km. The apartment is located 100 m away from the Piazza Santa Croce square with the basilica and the national library.
The apartment is located a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, next to Piazza del Duomo, in the historical neighbourhood of Santa Croce.
The area is very well served, with shops, nightspots and restaurants, easily reachable from the main railway station S.M.N. with the bus lines 14-32-33.
Available on request a private parking service at 3min walk from the apartment.
In the vicinity, beyond the famous Piazza della Signoria, there are the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, where it is possible to see the "Chantoria" by Luca Della Robbia, the Museum of the Bargello, the majestic Basilica in Piazza S. Croce, positioned next to the building which hosts the Central National Library and the Science Museum in Piazza de’ Giudici.
The house is located in the very heart of the middle-age city center of Florence. In this area you move around with public transportation or even better on walk. If you prefer to move fast better solution are taxi (expensive though)
The central rail station is 15min far on (a nice) walk across the city center.
Car access to the city center is regulated by city law restriction. There a a few private parking place (Small and expensive) in the city center and a bunch of public (and a little bit cheaper big public parking space)
Other Things to Note
I also have the luck to manage another property. It's a villa in the countryside half an hour from of Florence. The house is immersed in a green paradise, in an open and dominant position, on the crest of a hill (406m) above the Arno valley, guaranteeing coolness also during the long Florentine summers.
You can find it under my listing profile.
For both this and the countryside villa listing we apply a special discount if you are booking them during winter.
Air-conditioning Included in the price
Power costs Included in the price
Heating Included in the price
Final cleaning Included in the price
Laundry (initial supply of bed linen and towels) Included in the price
Wifi included in the price
The apartment was exactly as shown. It was well appointed and comfortable. Everything we needed was there and they all worked. One day, when we had a problem with the electricity, Mike walked us through re-setting the fuse box over the phone and he knew exactly what to do and clearly communicated the instructions.
The area is perfect - close to Santa Croce, which I find to be the quieter side of Florence, but still a stone's throw away from everything. There is an abundance of good restaurants and shops around.
That apartment is on the fourth floor of a walk up building - not bad except when bringing luggage up and down. But this was manageable.
We were a mixed group of family and friends and Michele's apartment suited us perfectly! Great beds, comfy living room and great big table for us to share meals.
Of course the location can't be beat. Perfect for walking everywhere in old Florence.
A little loud at night with people leaving the nightclubs so earplugs might help. Not really a big deal.
We did a pasta making class and dinner at home too which was really fun. Especially for the kids.
Thanks so much!
Tara & Family
We were made to feel very welcome by Mike at this huge, beautiful apartment in central Florence. We loved everything about the place, and look forward to returning again next year!
Our only advice : bring earplugs as the street noise can be a pain. Nothing the host can do about this, as it's simply part of staying in the old historic centre of Florence.
Le père de Michele nous a accueilli à notre arrivée. Un monsieur absolument charmant et francophone qui nous a fait visiter l'appartement (aussi formidable que sur les photos) et nous a laissé ses coordonnées en cas de problème....aucun problème d'ailleurs. L'appartement est idéalement situé en plein centre historique (Santa Croce est au bout de la rue !) avec évidemment les petits problèmes liés au centre-ville (bruit) mais cet inconvénient est très vite oublié ! L'appartement est superbe et confortable.
The flat was fantastic. We rented it out for Christmas with my family and had a lovely time. The kitchen was perfect and we made our Christmas meal for 6 in it. The host was great; he gave us an introduction of the flat and answered all our questions. We had lots of space for everyone. I would highly recommend this flat to groups.
Michele was a very good host and the apartment was excellent except for climbing up the stairs but we were aware. Very convenient place to stay as it is strategically located near the city area
This was the best Airbnb I have ever stayed in. The quality and size far exceeded what I had expected based on the photos - our group of 7 people was extremely comfortable there. The location can't be beat - it's right in the middle of the heart of Florence. And Michele and his father were extremely communicative, welcoming, warm, and helpful to us during our week-long stay. It's no exaggeration to say that this Airbnb property was the single biggest factor in the success of one of the best family trips we've ever taken. It's the sort of Airbnb experience you remember for years, and smile when you think back fondly about your time there. If you're considering staying at this place, my advice would - unreservedly - be to go for it.
This host has 3 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
Hi there. I'm Mike and Enterpreneur - IT startupper from Italy.
I love to travel and do sports (Climbing above all) in general I enjoy very much outdoor life! I'm also mad about good food and restaurants. I also love games (any kind) and movies!
So if needed I can help you out with all the information you needs on those topics!
I live in little farm in a small village in florence countryside where we produce organic olive oil, wine and vegetables like dwarf-beans and black cabbage typical from this area.
With my mom we manage some properties:
1) a beautiful apartment one in the heart of Florence
2) a villa in the countryside 30m away from Florence
3) a cosy startup house-office in the small village of Sieci (10 min away from Florence by train)