I live in Florence since I can remember, now with a wife and 2 kids. We try to make your journey in this city as comfortable as we can. Come take a look
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This was our sanctuary after long days of touring Florence. There are 50 stairs to climb but the view is worth it. The apartment is furnished with Italian antiques and art with a spacious feeling. The living room windows open out to the scenic street below. The street can be noisy at times, but it brings the flavor of Florence to your doorstep. The Santa Croce Basilica is the view from the living room windows. Two of the bedrooms are in the back of the apartment sheltered from the street noise. I was impressed how clean the apartment was. And it has all the amenities one could desire. I do recommend bringing socks or slippers since the tile floors do feel cold. My son and I stayed here in April and needed to turn on the heaters. The upstairs loft office/bedroom stays warm, but the back bedrooms are cooler. There is an extra charge for utilities. If you like clean with charm, and a central location, then this is the place for you. Walking from the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station takes 20 scenic minutes, or a 8 euro taxi ride. The host lives close by and was available for questions and a prompt flexible check-in and check-out. A few highlights from our visit to Florence was eating the famous Fiorentine bistecca steak at Trattoria ZaZa (http://(email hidden)/English/) and taking a break from the crowds on the Cinque Terre Trek with Walkabout Florence Tours ((website hidden)).
Staying in the Leoni's Santa Croce apartment was the highlight of our 11-day stay in Florence. As the title states, it really is Wonderful. We felt like we were truly living in Italy. The apartment is roomy, cozy, comfortable, and perfectly located to all of the historic sites. There are wonderful tiny streets nearby with charming trattorias and wine shops. Right across the street is the magnificent Santa Croce basilica. We so enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen. And Mauro's dad, Guiliano,was so helpful and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Die sehr gepflegte Wohnung sowie die Ausstattung waren wie beschrieben. Die Wohnung war sehr ruhig, Bäcker, gut bestückter Markt, Wein- und Fischhändler, Metzger liegt alles gleich um die Ecke. Das historische Zentrum ist innerhalb von 10 Min. zu Fuß zu erreichen. Wir wurden von Mauros Eltern sehr fürsorglich und freundlich betreut. Die Wohnung liegt in einer verkehrsberuhigten Zone. Das Auto konnten wir nach der Anreise etwas entfernt in einem Innenhof gegen angemessene Parkgebühren sicher abstellen. Wir waren 5 Tage in Florenz wobei wir überall zu Fuß oder mit dem Bus unsere Ziele erreichten. Gastgeber und Wohnung können wir reinen Gewissens ohne Einschränkungen wärmstens empfehlen!
I was there for nearly 2 months, and I really enjoyed being in this flat - a huge thankyou to Giulaino and Caterina who were charming and helpful. The bed space was less than advertised, because of a muddle up over 'Queen' sized beds, also the head heights on the 2 sleeping platforms really were low. The appartment is in a wonderful position in an ancient building, full of character - much to be recommended.
Anyone looking to stay in Florence, look no further! This was my fifth time in the city and this was the best apartment we've ever stayed in. The apartment was brilliant - even bigger in real life than in the photos. The beds were firm and comfy and the showers were nice and strong. The kitchen had everything we needed to make dinner (after trips to the nearby market). And it's in the perfect location, literally next door to Santa Croce and really close to all of the major sights.
Mauro's father, Giuliano, pointed out where the nearby were and the best local restaurants (where we wouldn't get ripped off). He was an absolute sweetheart.
I highly recommend this apartment. It is just as advertized and we throughly enjoyed our stay (4 people, in three bedrooms). The best thing is the location, in Santa Croce - a bit outside the main tourist area and with lots of good restaurants close by, as well as a market one block away. The main (Santa Novella) train station, on the other side of central Florence, is about 25 minutes walking and everything else of most interest to tourists is 5 to 20 minutes walking. Mauro and Veronica were very helpful ( Veronica met us at the apartment and provided lots of information about restaurants and other things, and later sent us information on what to do on New Years Eve; Mauro called a taxi for us when we were leaving; and Mauro's father came and solved an electricity problem within 30 minutes of it occuring). One thing to note is that utilities (heat, water) are extra, so you need to be very careful. For example, turn off the heat when you are not in the apartment.
La casa è situata in una bella zona di firenze, la casa è bella come nelle foto, solo un pò più piccola di come sembra.
I bagni sono dentro le camere quindi è l' ideale per 4-5 persone non di più.
La casa è pulitissima.
E' molto ben tenuta con bei mobili e cose di pregio,ma buia, ha bisogno sempre della luce elettrica in tutte le stanze.
Il sig. Giuliano e sua moglie sono gentili.
Nel complesso esperienza positiva, un po' al di sotto delle aspettative la casa, visto anche il prezzo che costa.
Comunque la consiglio per un bel soggiorno a Firenze
Our three children and us had a wonderful stay at Mauro's flat. This is a spacious and picturesque family flat holding a lot of history. The location was fantastic as we could easily walk to all the places of interest very easily, but also as the neighbourhood is quite residential with its own life.
Mauro's Dad, Giuliano came to greet us, explained everything in detail, and had even thought of sharing some DVDs for the kids.
We shall definetly return !
The apartment was fabulous. It was located in a great part of Florence with a view of the street scenic that was the most enjoyable part of our (website hidden) is across the street from Santa Croce, the resting place of Michelangelo, DaVinci, Dante and others. It was especially clean and well appointed. Mauro and his wife take great pride in the apartment and should do so. It is everything the ad claims, and more. The only limitation is that it is on the third floor in a building without an elevator.
We had a wonderful week in Mauro's apartment in late September / early October. Giuliano, his father, was incredibly responsive to our every need -- including changing a restaurant reservation for me after my own phone had stopped functioning. The apartment is very comfortable and attractive, and we were within walking distance of almost every major attraction in Florence. We did take the bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo! I highly recommend Mauro's apartment and look forward to the time when we can return.
Mauro med familj var en trevlig och bra hyresgäst. Rekommenderar Mauro som hyresgäst.
Cliente muy agradable pero ha dejado el apartamento muy sucio.
It was a delight to meet Mauro & Veronica & have them stay with us. I know that they enjoyed the peace & quiet of the riad & hope also that they enjoyed their time in Marrakech. I would very much like to visit Florence & stay in one of their appartments.
Mauro is a dear friend known thanks to our children.
It 'a nice person, who speaks perfect English (really better than me!) and knows how to be a trusted host.
Mauro and Veronica strive to help their guests to feel at home because are very friendly ...
Lo consiglio vivamente, vi troverete sicuramente bene!
Mauro & Veronica are lovely host: they have a special attitude to be friendly and naturally open to meet other people. Nic and Luca are special kids, used to stay with people from all over the world. Nice people, and great apts! Surely the best way to visit Florence!
If you go to Florence do not miss Mauro and choose one of his flat for a great stay in this wonderful city
If you want to have a great experince in Florence this is the right choice. Mauro can be a great host and is full of advices on todo's and togo's
Great places to stay. I reccomend Mauro and his family as wonderful host for a stay in Florence.
I stayed at the Bergellini apartment with friends last May, and I highly recommend it. It was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, well-stocked for cooking and eating on-site, and had wi-fi. It was centrally located to attractions and not far from the train, as well as close to banks and a large supermarket. It was on a quiet street and in a safe location. Mauro was a great host, and all went flawlessly. Hope to return!
Mauro is really a perfect host, kind and full of attention ; in addition apartment are in perfect location, cozy and warm : the right formula for a wonderful stay in Florence.
I highly recommend staying in these apartments. It is a beautiful walk to the main sites. The apartments are great and inexpensive for the value and for the location.
Guests often comes back as it's difficult to find something better.
Highly reccomended. The house is very comfortable, everything new and it is situated in a perfect place in Florence. You are very near of all the places for visit. Mauro and his family live nearby and are always trying to help, doing our stay more comfortable.