Classy Penthouse & cooking classes

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Borgo de' Greci, Florence, Tuscany 50122, Italy

Our splendid and modern apartment sits in the very hearth of Florence next to Santa Croce square: ideal location to tour the city or to attend business events. It's one of the biggest Airbnb apartments in Florence and can accomodate up to 10 people

The Space

LIVE AND AND ENJOY FLORENCE!
Our penthouse is the ideal base to visit world famous museums, do shopping in the prestigious middle age city center of Florence, attends cultural and recreational events in the city and also doing business during important international fashion, food and cultural fairs.

DESCRIPTION
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

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.

Guest Access

WINTER SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Book this unique and modern apartment in the heart of Florence during Wintertime and get 15% off regular rates as special winter discount (20% if you book the apartment for at least 7days).

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

COOKING CLASSES
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.

The Neighborhood

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 (email hidden). Ponte (email hidden). Piazza del (email hidden)lleria 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.

LOCATION
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.

Getting around

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)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $2988 /week
Monthly Price: $7184 /month
Security Deposit: $1007
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a lovely stay in this apartment, we were 6 colleagues attending a conference and there was plenty of room for us in Michele's apartment. The kitchen and dining area was great for cooking our own dinner. The apartment is in a great location, perfectly central for sight seeing. Thanks for a great stay in Florence

    March 2014
  • Mike was so kind, he brought us a jam as a gift. the place is awesome. great light and more than enough space. every thing was perfect. thanks again mike for all your helps and being flexible with us.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 72 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
    Michele
    Response from Michele:

    Yes, I had to cancel this reservation.. What a bummer :(

    There was an issue with my personal booking calendar.. As result when I confirmed the airbnb reservation from Marsha the house was not available due to a double booking. I found out about it the same day and promptly contacted Marsha to work out a solution.

    Unfortunately there was no possibility to alter the reservation since they had already booked the flight. So the only thing to be done was to cancel the reservation.

    I feel so ashamed, It's the first time that something like that happens to
    me since our apt is on airbnb. I'll do my best to avoid such a terrible mistake in the future.

    Mike
    PS: The only thing I'm glad for is that Marsha in the end was able to find another apartment in Florence the same day I cancelled her reservation (I kind of helped her out a little with some tips)

  • A great stay and fantastic location for my sisters to buy handbags throughout the day and drop them back to the apartment!
    Also good food recommendations with Cafe Italiano..
    I would have taken the olive oil home but unfortunatley the bags were full with my sisters shopping.
    We hope to return one day soon.
    Grazie
    Tim

    January 2014
  • Adoramos o apartamento, muito limpo com tudo o que necessitamos.
    O apartamento está muito bem situado,perto de restaurantes, e dos principais monumentos.
    O apartamento e melhor que nas fotografias.

    January 2014
  • The host and apartment were Absolutely perfect!The location was ideal and the chef suggested by Michele was fabulous. Christmas 2013 in Florence was perfect thanks to Michele and his sweet sisters! Thanks and we hope to be back soon.

    December 2013
  • Extremely well located, very organized and beautiful apartment. However it is located on the 5th floor and there are no elevators, that would be the only negative aspect about this apartment. The hosts are very attentative to "tenants" and willing to help in whatever was necessary.

    October 2013
  • This was a special time for my family and the apartment was spacious and extremely comfortable. The location was central to all our family needs and our legs are in better shape as a result of the stairs. But I have to say after attending our son's wedding, the stairwell seemed longer. I would highly recommend this place to my family and friends. Michele and his mother were considerate and made us feel at home.
    Grazie Mille
    karen cantor

    September 2013
  • Our stay at Mike's apartment was an absolute delight. Mike was an excellent host and was very welcoming, giving us information on local amenities and checking we had everything we needed. The apartment was beautiful. Excellent location and a joy to stay in. If coming to Florence again I would definitely stay here! Thanks Mike for helping us have such a great week!

    August 2013
  • Great, clean apartment. The location couldn't be better, walking distance to restaurants, historic places and shopping. Michele was very helpful with recommendation on the transportation from/to airport. He was also available to answer any questions during the stay. I highly recommend the apartment. The only disadvantage is that there is no elevator which is quite common in Florence even in the hotels and wasn't an issue for us.

    August 2013
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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)
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