About This Listing
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.
Close to really great restaurants and people watching but on a quiet street. The apartment is supposed to have air conditioning I thought, but it was still very hot.. Could just be because it's so hot in Florence right now. Everything else was great! My plans changed at the last minute and Ivana was super flexible with me, so I appreciated that so much. Also since this is only my 2nd air b&b experience.
Overall you should definitely stay here if you are looking for a clean, quiet, and spacious place to stay in a great neighborhood!
We had a wonderful stay in Ivanas apartment. Everything was in perfect order and fully lived up to our expectations judging by the photos and descriptions. We totally fell in love with the San Frediano/Santo Spirito area and were very happy we chose the Oltrarno side of the city. The apartment is in walking distance to everything important and Ivana and her husband gave us a lot of useful recommendations and information (the green folder) when we arrived. Thank You!
We loved staying at Ivana's apartment. The location is perfect -- away from the touristy center of Florence but within easy walking distance and the neighborhood is lively, full of great places to eat and shop. The apartment was very well designed and decorated, though the lack of air conditioning was a concern. We used the fans that were provided, which were helpful, but opening the windows was a problem because there were mosquitos and no screens on the windows. Ivana's husband was very kind and helpful when we arrived by car. Ivana had done a lot of research to find us a reasonably priced garage nearby, and when we arrived her husband made the 10-15 minute walk over to the garage to meet us and guide us to the apartment. He also carried my bag up to the third floor!
Ivana greeted us at the flat With the keys and bits of important information such as how to use the gas etc! she was always on hand by email to help us with any questions we had during our stay which made us feel more comfortable in Florence! The area was nice, not too far of a walk into the city (10-15 mins). Neighbours were a little loud, in particular a dog above which was loud throughout the whole stay which was a bit annoying.
The apartment was beautiful and in a fantastic location just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of central Florence. Communication to arrange the key collection was smooth and easy. A huge amount of information was provided by the hosts in a folder in the apartment which was particularly useful. A fantastic stay!
We loved our stay in Ivana's apartment in Florence. She was there to greet us, walk us through the flat and even left a binder behind with maps, restaurant recommendations and instructions on how to use some of the appliance-in English at that! Everything about the apartment was clean, new and comfortable. We were able to walk everywhere and loved staying in Oltrarno. The apartment was everything we hoped for and more. Thank you Ivana for making our stay in Florence a once in a lifetime experience.
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About the Host, Ivana
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..