About This Listing
This cosy room, recently renovated is in an excellent location ; you will love being away the heavily populated tourist areas with all sites reached easily on foot.
In the lively and trendy Oltrarno district a beautiful and brigth room recently renovated with a double bed and with private bathroom with shower and hair dryer. There is a little kitchen with fridge and kitchen utensils shared with the owner and washing machine. The building is very old , please note there is no elevator and the apartment is on 3° floor. The apartment faces the church of the Carmine where the famous frescos by Masaccio are found.
Shopping area and museums are 15 min walking, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Garden only 5 min. Bus stop is 5 min walking, train station 15 min, airport 20 min with a cab.
There are many restaurants in the surroundings:
Vivanda: organic wine bar and really good and tasty food ( veg and non veg) . They made a 15% of discount at our guests at dinner ( ask me for a card) ( informal medium /cheap) few steps from home
Trattoria del Carmine: traditional and well preparad tuscan food at one corner of the square (informal medium priced)
Trattoria dell'Orto : 150 mts from home this small restaurant is one of real florentine's favorite (reservation needed, medium priced)
If you're driving: please be adviced that the very center of Florence is a limited access area! Closest parking (payment) is at piazza Tasso or Viale Ariosto (search on maps), then 5 minutes walk to the apt.
From the station you can easily walk ( 10 minutes) or take the bus n° 6 or n°11 which stops near the piazza.
Oltrano neighborhood, south of the Arno river will give you the sense of rustic , old Florence. You will discover quiet and characteristic lanes where high stone walls hides private gardens. Oltrarno is an interesting melting pot of traditional craftspeople, immigrants, retired people and yuppies. Artisan shops will welcome you: you will find furnitures, jewelry, leather items and picture frames in a century old style.
ID or passport needed, just for copy. That is requested by local laws.
Staying with Emiliano was one of my mom and I's most favourite experience in all of Italy.
His home is perfectly located between the city centre and the magnificent Piazzale Michelangelo, accessible by foot or bus. We loved strolling down to Piazza Santa Spirito where there is a farmer's market every other day, great places for coffee or lunch, and a delicious gelato shop just before the bridge.
Emiliano and his lovely friend/housekeeper made our stay feel right at home. They were generous with their time and muscles, helping us with our heavy bags and showing us the way to different places in town. The space is clean, fresh and homely. Emiliano cooked for us on a late Sunday evening (delicious!) and treated us so well throughout our stay.
I would highly recommend this place and will certainly stay here the next time I am back in Florence.
Had a really good time in Florence! Emiliano was very nice, received us with a wine bottle and had a lot of tips printed for us. That was super helpfull!
Really good location for bars and restaurants, and only 15 minute walking to the tourist part. Was perfected being so close without the felling of being in a really busy and tourist area.
We had a great stay here! The room is very nice and it' s nicely located at walking distance from all sights. I would like to come back someday. The bed was a bit on the hard-side. Nevertheless; we were super happy to stay here in Florence! Thanks Emiliano and family!!
House was very comfortable, we spent really good time. Location was very central. We'd love to stay for our next trip to Florence. Our homeowner Emiliano was really kind, hospitable person, also her mother too. We're happy for our choice to stay this house. They have wonderful wines!
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About the Host, Emiliano E Giacomo
Ciao a tutti!
Sono Emiliano e abito a Firenze, città che non vedo l´ora di mostrarvi.
Adoro cucinare e leggere. Sono una persona estroversa che adora fare nuove (website hidden) e mio fratello Giacomo affittiamo le nostre stanze quando non siamo a Firenze perchè tutti e due studiamo all'estero. Dato che la nonna non e' esperta di informatica le diamo una mano gestendo anche il suo appartamento.
Quando noi non ci siamo mia mamma vi darà il benvenuto!
Che altro dirvi.. vi aspetto a Firenze! :)
Coctails and aperives in a lively atmosferePiazza del Carmine Florence Toscana 50124
It is sometimes called the Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance for Masaccio painting cycle, among the most famous and influential of the period. Entrance 4 euros.Piazza del Carmine Florence Tuscany 50124
Vivanda: small and intimate. Good and tasty organic food and special wine produced by owners . Informal ( 10 - 14 euros for lunch, 16 - 20 dinner)Via Santa Monaca Florence Toscana 50124
Organic food and great wines procduced by the owners of this small cosy restaurant. Best hand made pasta in Firenze! daily lunch for 10 euro from mon - fri. 18 20 euro for two courses in the eveningVia Santa Monaca Florence Tuscany 50124
Street market in the morning. Items change every day, if you are lucky you will found real bargains!Piazza di Santo Spirito Florence Toscana 50125
Very popular restorant . Not fussy, good tuscan food for 15 euros ( two courses)Via Pisana Toscana