About this listing
Cozy flat in the heart of Florence,
next to Piazza Santa Croce.
Florence&Us provides you a unique way
to experience the city of Florence and Tuscany.
As a matter of fact, not just by offering the comfy apartment in the center of Florence, which is also near the characteristic and enchanting Santa Croce square, plus, from your individual requests ‚we could help you to organize your personal tour by following your own wish and your own interests.
We provide service to organize personal tour that based on your interests and expectation.
Therefore, you can actually choose to spend your holiday independently otherwise you can join us to discover the true beauty of Florence and Tuscany.
Our apartment, located in an antique and elegant atmosphere of the center of Florence, one minute walk to Santa Croce square, is also close to all the important monuments and museums of Florence like Duomo (main cathedral church of Florence) ‚Galleria degli Uffizi (one of the most prestigious museums of the world) and Palazzo Vecchio (mayor’s office).What’s more, we offer a equipped kitchen, washing machine, TV, WIFI Internet, A/C, towels, hair dryer, phone, microwave and heater in the house.
Exclusive use of the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Fast and easy communication by airbnb or by telephone, before your arrival.
We set a check in time and We can meet directly in the apartment for check-in.
During the check in, I will give you all the information and advices to live like a Florentine!
Piazza Santa Croce is one of the largest and most famous squares of central Florence. The Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world, overlooks the piazza. The basilica's most notable features are its sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, and its tombs and cenotaphs. It is the burial place of some illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, Enrico Fermi, Galileo Galilei, Ugo Foscolo, Guglielmo Marconi, Luigi Cherubini, Leon Battista Alberti, Vittorio Alfieri, Gioacchino Rossini, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Lorenzo Bartolini, Pier Antonio Micheli, Bartolomeo Cristofori, and Giovanni Gentile. For this reason it also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie). In front of the Basilica there is famous marble statue made by Enrico Pazzi decidated to Dante Alighieri, and formerly places in the middle of the piazza.
Small electric buses (ATAF lines) C1, C2, C3,
bus 23 and night bus services Nottetempo operate in the city centre and will get you close to the Church.
Tickets can be purchased at many newsstands and tobacco sellers (usually “Tabacchi” in Italy display a sign with a big white “T” on a dark blue or black background) around the city.
In addition you can get them when you board the bus, asking the bus driver for a “biglietto”: in this case you will need exact change.
If you have a mobile phone you can also buy a ticket by sending a text message with the word “Ataf” to the numb(phone number hidden) (the cost is €1,20 + Phone Company prices) ; within a few seconds you will receive the answer with a code to show the bus inspector if requested.
South Florence (Firenze Sud) Motorway exit is the nearest to Santa Croce. See the itinerary on (website hidden) Maps.
If you intend to travel by car, keep in mind that Florence city centre is a restricted area (ZTL).
For detailed information, please check Zona a Traffico Limitato (Limited Traffic Area): Santa Croce Complex is located inside “B” section on the map.
To drive the car through this part of the city you have to ask the Municipal Police for a special permission.
Florence has a website devoted to parking in the city.
Click on “Parcheggi” to see the list of parking lots: parcheggio Beccaria and parcheggio S. Ambrogio are close to Santa Croce.
Another useful page is Parking in Florence.
Taxis can either be hailed on the street or from designated taxi ranks or be booked in advance by calling one of the following phone numbers:
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Other Things to Note
IMPORTANT: From 1 October 2014 the City of Florence has established the "tourist tax", 2€ per person per night for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. It's applied to non residents overnight stays in the city of Florence (resolution No 50/2014).
On request, We have available a garage at 15€ per day. It's 4 km far from the apartment. If you are interested, please contact me for more info about this service.
• Take care of the house you have rented as if it were yours: keep it clean and tidy, not to annoy the neighbors with your behavior or noises. Please, keep your voices down aft(phone number hidden).
• Throughout your stay to their rented you are responsible for damages that may occur (unless they are not a result of normal wear and tear) and the risks associated with Your presence (fire, flood, etc.).
• The day of departure you must check out the apartment before 11.00 am to allow adequate cleaning of the premises, you can leave your bags with us agreeing on a time to catch up.
• During the period of stay, in any case, has allowed the housing to people exceeding the number set in the reservation and no substitutions are allowed if not agreed with the owners.
• Access to the property is permitted exclusively of tenants booked, they are not required to open the gate to allow access to different people. Evitate the embarrassment of having to meet strangers on the property-
• The heating system is autonomous and running from November 15 to April 1, according to standard DPR 412/93 and its maximum daily working time is 8 hours. The temperature in the interior should not exceed 20 ° C.
• The house is delivered clean, tidy and in good condition, the customer must keep cleaning, carefully putting the trash in the appropriate containers according to the instructions for recycling
• No smoking in the house.
• Throw into toilet only with toilet paper, any other objects may damage the lifting station causing severe discomfort.
• At the start is required to leave the apartment tidy, folding all the dirty laundry and leave the fridge clean. Do not forget to empty the cabinets, to take personal belongings and leave the house keys.
Perfectamente. Ha sido increíblemente atento dejandonos hasta un celular para emergencias. El departamento es excelente, con una magnífica ubicación. Con todo lo necesario para pasar días extraordinarios en Florencia.
This beautiful apt is in a perfect location and our host was all that we hoped he would be. Niccolo spent a generous amount of time with us when we arrived to answer our questions and familiarize us with the streets of Florence. We recommend this apt without reservations.
Excellent host!!!! Very kindle, apartment is perfect, great (email hidden)ry highly recomended!!!!
Niccolò is a wonderful host, he welcomed us with many advices and recommendations about Firenze. He gave us maps, trips ideas and even a cellphone to use in case of emergencies. The appartment is exactly as the pictures, very clean, quiet and in the city center so we can discover the city by feet. Great place !
Our time in Italy took us elsewhere, but it began and ended in Florence. We were glad to have Niccolò's apartment as a home-base. Niccolò is a very informative and welcoming host. The apartment was exactly like the pictures with lots of storage space. It was well-located for daytime sightseeing and nightlife. We were very comfortable. We didn't use the kitchen too much, but all the basics were there. We were very happy to use the washer after a few days of hiking on the coast.
Unsure about the transportation to and from the airport, Niccolo advised us to take a taxi from the airport and arranged for one to pick us up and bring us to the airport at the end of the trip, which were easy rides and about 25 Euros one way (there are probably cheaper ways to do this with public transportation, but, for us, it was not very straightforward). Any questions we had, Niccolò was very responsive via text (and voice, I am sure, but I prefer text). I had international service on my phone and used that, but there was an Italian mobile phone he provided with the apartment that we could use to make local calls.
We would definitely stay here again...Mille grazie, Niccolò!
We had a fantastic time in Florence. The apartment was in a wonderful location. It was a short walk to all the major city center locations. Niccolo provided us with a great map and list of restaurants and sites. He took plenty of time to explain how things worked in the apartment as well. The apartment was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Highly recommend this apartment.
We had a great time in Florence. The location of the apartment was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The apartment is very spacious for two people.
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About the Host, Niccolò
Hello! I'm a journalist-writer with heart-warming hospitality. Our apartments are nice, clean and in the city centre. My partner is taiwanese and We can help you in italian, english, spanish and chinese. See you!