About this listing
BREAKFAST: Is included in our price , NO breakfast for long stay more then 5 days but is allowed to use the kitchen .. make your choice ! ALSO ask for our laboratory and classes at your arrival :cooking ,biking,sailing, yoga,art class ..and more..
ADDRESS: VIA DEI BENCI 21 (S.CROCE SQUARE AREA )
in front of the restaurant soul kitchen at the corner with santa croce square
RING BELL: PAGGETTI 4th floor
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IMPORTANT NOTE :
let us know 3 days before you arrival , to arrange our time
check in- afte 3pm
check out- before 11pm
DISCOUNT FOR LONG STAY
Major museums is around 1 min walk.
Best restaurants.. are in the area..
Fresh market 5 min walking
Taxi station down stairs..
use of the kitchen an laundry is allowed only after 5 days of permanency
Laundry and dryer is just in front our building
SUGGESTION FOR SUITCASES:
No more then 5 kg is free on fly is free on taxi saving money. and also you can find many place without elevator in Europe& many market with good prices
travel light and free and save money ..and climb stairs easily, our apartment is on the floor 4TH NO ELEVATOR! And no help for your lougage I remind you that there are laundry in Any street in Europe, and you can wash anytime when you change the city ..!
That what i do , never pay for suitcases on fly. Take only 4 clothing change with you it will be enough ..and remember that in many occasion you will by your souvenir so safe spot for them!
OUR HOME IS NICE AND CONFY AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME.. THAT WHAT OUR GUESTS SAYS
we are at the corner with one of the nicest squares of the city the basilica of St.Croce .
The building is from 1400 with frescoes ..4th floor no elevator. It is not advisable for those who do not want to climb perfect for people who does not have big problems living in a center area where the night life never stop, it's a lively part of the city and very noisy sometimes expecially during weekend, you will need YOUR PERSONAL EAR PLUGS
The room we offer is nice and comfortable. It has frescoes from the 1500’s and 2 double queen size bed (190 mt x 120 mt) and private bathroom with no shower
(the shower is located in another bathroom of the house )
(room is not sharing with others it can be used as a single double or for family or friend 2 up 4 people)
ACCOMODATION+ Breakfast (only for 5 days after 5 days you have space in the kitchen to helpyourself)
Internet- Hair dryer-Towel and linens
HOW TO REACH US:
FROM Pisa airpor TERRAVISION BUS 9€ 1hr every 30 min
FROM FLORENCE AIRPORT TERRAVISION BUS 9€ 1hr every 30 min
FROM Florence train station (S.M.N.): taxi to piazza St.Croce square. 9€ depending on suitcases
ELETTRIC BUS: C1 from train station cross Street to Basilica Church go to via Panzani on the Church side infront of YAMAMAY store. Stop to GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI ask to the bus driver ! Walk on via dei neri untill the end turn on your left find via Benci 21 is 1 min walking eXactly in front OF the restaurant SOUL KITCKEN ring PAGGETTI climb 3 floor no elevator
WAY BACK BY BUS :
From my building go towards via verdi after s.croce square and reach the stop 2 blocs at lights street ..and take bus 14 or 23 they have a stop to the station but is not the last one ..take care!
HOW TO ARRIVE BY CAR:
•For who arrives from Milan, the better way is the A1 Bologna-Florence Freeway, Florence North exit, then following the indications for the center of Florence.
•For who arrives from Genoa or France, take the A12 Freeway until to Viareggio, and then follow with the A11 Railway for Florence, Florence North Exit. Then continue for the center of Florence.
•For who arrives from Rome, A1 Rome-Milan Railway, Florence South exit, here following the indications for the center of Florence.
Parking in Florence
All Parking in Florence:
In Florence there are many payment parking located in every part of the city. Cost around 30 to 40€ per day depending what car you have
Closer PARK to us 10 min walking is this park : PIAZZA BECCARIA
This small parking lot is located underneath the old Beccaria door. It's located within walking distance from major Florence attractions and outside the ZTL area.
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN FLORENCE :
Borgo dei greci 7r (close to via dei benci)
Via dei palchetti 6 r
Piazza madonna degli Aldobrandini 11 r
For Pizza : Santarpia
EXTRA SERVICES & COURSES
MUSEUM TICKETS AND CAR PARKING: 140€ FOR 2 NIGHTS FOR PARK AND ZTL PERMISION AND 2 UFFIZZI MUSEUM TICKETS NO LINE !
TOUR GUIDE : 40€ (10.am to 2 pm ) or (3.pm to 7pm )
choose city for half day(Florence or Siena or Pisa &Lucca)
40€ per 1 person half day
70€ per 2 half day
PHOTO TOUR 40
A walk along the Arno river through the rose garden to reach Michelangelo square at sunset.
Remember Florence with a nice picture of you .
PERSONAL SHOPPER: 50€ or (3.pm to 7pm )
INCLUDES DISCOUNT IN OUR FAVORITE OUTLET IN TOWN ..
(leather, shoes, belts, wallets, purses)
50€ per 1 person half day
80€ per 2 half day
COOKING CLASS : 80€ each person or (3.pm to 7pm )
•1 apetizer drink and taste
•2 types of pasta hand made
•1 traditional dessert
•1 bottle of chianti wine
ingredients, wine, music and atmosphere are included—for less than a restaurant .
EMOTIONAL PATH :
discover your emotional condition in this moment of your life and open your chakra take conscience of yourself in one time by reiki and soul painting with Elisa ask at your arrival !
40€ per 1 person
70€ per 2 person
only reiki 25eu or only colortheraphy 25eu
CYCLING OUTSIDE OF FLORENCE BY THE RIVER 15km (10.am to 2 pm ) or (3.pm to 7pm )
30€ PER 1 PERSON
50 € PER 2 PERSON
It is a really nice walk about 10 km by bike to the park reaching a lake by the river, where we can stop and have a drink by the pool or even use the pool (do not forget your bathing suits)
WELLNESS 3 H 50(10.am to 2 pm ) or (3.pm to 7pm )
Swimming pool +reiki
Yoga + Reiki
Bike + Reiki
Triathlon : pool +run+bike
only Reiki 25€
50€ PER 1 PERSON
80 € PER 2 PERSON
BIKING TOUR AT SEE SIDE: COST 100€ INCLUDING FOOD ALL DAY LONG
WALK FLORENCE - Photo Tour workshop (10.am to 2 pm ) or (3.pm to 7pm )
my house is a nice and confy home they can stay all over even in the living room if they like
Interaction with guests
i,m alway availble for them , they are my guests
My area is unic because is just infront the santa croce square .. 2 min from uffizzi gallery and ponte vecchio and 10 min from piazzale Michelangelo the Hill of Florence central market 10 min walking .. best area of the city !
ask for a tour or a potography tour with Elisa cost 30 €
Other things to note
we love doing art courses and yoga class and cooking classes also we have excursion for wine tour private guide and best tour 100 euro per person
USE OF THE KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY IS ALLOWED ONLY AFTER 7 DAYS OF PERMANENCY
not smoking and no alcohol !
This is a private house not an hotel ..we do not have a concierge .we like to know the time of your arrival 2 to 3 days in advance!
check-in from 3pm to 22,00
if is different WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL!
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
We are a couple working professionals
Ref works CSU programs in Italy
Elisa works as a project management and marketing director ,
We have had nice experiences hosting and being guests. This is another way to experience and get to know other cultures. We are waiting for you!
My real passion is the OLISTIC and i give to my guests many different wellness therapy and creative laboratory and meditation for their body& soul,wich is very good after walking soo much
You can ask at your arrival !
We provide tour guide over our job and cooking classes because is another of our passion and because our family is in restaurant business and we love give some our traditional recepies to our Guests
We love art and and photography also
Elisa works as a marketing director , she creates websites and is also writing a cooking book of her favorite recipes..we share everything with our guest sometimes even friendship on faceboo for so long
Paints and old decoration courses on Saturday. Please ask for courses if u like to take one ..the most popular is COOKING CLASS and EMOTIONAL PATH ..and TRIP BIKE AT THE BEACH one day long They love it !
Do not forget your bathing suit even only to enjoy the pool with me!
If you stay one day more you will relax with me to start back again your trip
We explore your chakra and set your spirit free through the color painting therapy (after that something will definitely change in your life )
Stay with me and Ref will be a nice vacation..Ref he can help in 4 language find places and take you half day around Tuscany..explain everything about the Medici family ,Michelangelo ,Dante, Brunelleschi ..and others
You can choose courses when you here with us .. Or ask details before your Arrival
ps to see my courses please read the bottom of my description !!!