A typical San Frediano apartment, which is located in the Oltrarno side of Florence (the west side of the river).
The apartment is on the second floor (no elevator) and typical to this neighborhood with hardwood floors and Florentine terracotta and wood ceilings. It has a spacious kitchen well equipped with modern appliances, a living room with a double sofa bed, a bed room which consists of two rooms, one with a king size bed and the other room with a twin size bed (there is no door between the two rooms). The heated bathroom consists of a shower, toilet and bidet and sink.
The apartment was recently renovated with modern appliances . There is internet wi-fi, a 2 in 1 washer dryer, TV, DVD player and thermostat controlled heating (radiators). The walls are insulated to keep heat in. There is no air conditioning, but the apartment stays cool because the bedroom is facing an inner courtyard. The living room has two very luminous windows with a nice view of Florentine roofs.
San Frediano is a historical neighborhood of Florence, where many artists live and have their studios / boutiques. It is typically a very quiet and calm area, but at the same time very lively in the surrounding piazzas where you will find many unique restaurants, bars and cafés that stay open past midnight.
The apartment is about a 10 min. walk from the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Pitti and Giardino di Boboli. A block from here you can find a supermarket, a farmacy, a little park, many cute shops and typical Florentine restaurants and cafés. The very popular Piazza Santo Spirito is also nearby, which is a very lively nightlife entertainment spot.
Santa Maria Novella station is a 15 min. walk and the airport is about a half hour drive.
Other Things to Note
The price doesn't include the tourist tax.
I’ll be at the apartment to check you in and give you the keys, so please let me know when you will be arriving and I’ll give you all the information how to arrive.
At the check out you can leave the keys in the apartment. Please, try to be punctual when checking-out to allow me to prepare for the next guests. If it’s possible, I can be flexible. Just let me know in advance.
Fantastic apartment centrally located on the side where the locals tends to reside which makes it the perfect blend for your next holiday destination.
We really enjoyed our stay at Ivana's. It looks just like the pictures and is well located in Florence! We also appreciated the recommendations and binder of information about the city!
In a word, Ivana’s apartment is wonderful. We stayed there 5 weeks, and loved this San Frediano neighborhood. It is quiet, and the #6 bus is just around the corner; it is a 5-6 minute ride to the Duomo, or a 15 minute walk. Some of the apartment’s best qualities are: a large and comfortable bed, lots of reliable hot water, a fully equipped kitchen (no oven though), good light, and a large living room with two comfortable couches. And it is very clean! The WIFI was totally reliable. Ivana and her husband were very responsive to our needs the couple of times that we needed to check with them. My husband ordered some Italian DVD's mailed to us and Ivan delivered them when they arrived in her mailbox.
It was not a negative for us, but there is a family above with a really cute little dog that barked when he was taken out past our front door a couple of times a day. I liked this as it reminded me of home. The apartment was VERY quiet at night.
Another real plus is the number of great restaurants, butcher stores, littles groceries and bakeries within 1-3 blocks in any direction! We would certainly like to return to this apartment in the future. It was great for a long-term stay.
Mucha confianza y puntualidad de parte de Ivvana, las recomendaciones muy buenas.
Ivana has a very warm and cozy home in Firenze. It is in more of a local's neighborhood and away from the touristy areas, yet still very convenient. It was warm during a couple of rainy, cool days. And, if I lived in Florence, it's exactly the home I'd want. It is a nice place for a stay maybe more than 3 days as she has a kitchen and washer/dryer, and so it's possible to be more self-sufficient there.
Grazie Ivana for your hospitality in Firenze.
La signora Ivana gentilissima e disponibilissima, appartamento curatissimo e bellissimo come dalle foto, anzi meglio!!!
Centrale, silenzioso che aggiungere assolutamente CONSIGLIATO!
La prossima volta che torneremo a Firenze sicuramente soggiorneremo di nuovo qui!!
We had a lovely stay at Ivana's. The apartment was in the perfect spot, easy walking distance to all the attractions but just far enough to also get away from it! We were greeted by Ivana's friendly daughter who was very helpful. (Despite us arriving earlier than expected). The apartment was great. Whilst we didn't use the kitchen it looked like there was everything needed to cook basic meals. Very spacious for the 2 of us, with the 3rd bed and couch a family of 4 could be very comfortable. We would be so happy to return to Florence and stay here again. Definitely recommended!
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Adoro Firenze: una città ricca di storia e di bellezze architettoniche conosciute in tutto il mondo. La mia casa, situata in S. Frediano il quartiere più vero e vivo della città, rispecchia in pieno il mio amore per Firenze e per i suoi abitanti. Sarò particolarmente lieta di ospitarvi in modo che possiate condividere queste due anime di Firenze: quella delle piccole strade con le botteghe degli artigiani e quella maestosa e storica dei suoi monumenti..