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Spacious studio apt (n.2) Ancient Palazzo
Spacious studio apt (n.2) Ancient Palazzo

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

This cosy studio apartment is situated on the third floor of an ancient Florentine building, Palazzo Borghese, the home of Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon, married to Prince Camillo Borghese. The apartment overlooks a bright internal courtyard, it is a quiet retreat, although the location is very central, minutes away from all monuments and museums, ideally situated for shopping, bars and trattorias.

The space

This is a studio apartment, a large room with a kitchenette in a corner, a table with chairs, a comfortable king-size bed and plenty of storage room. The window overlooks a bright internal courtyard. There is a new bathroom with shower and a washing machine. The studio apartment is located on the third floor of Palazzo Borghese, the ancient home of Pauline Bonaparte (sister of Napoleon) and Prince Camillo Borghese, her husband. The first floor of the palazzo hosts her original apartment with her many ballrooms and boudoirs. It is open to the public and is well worth a visit.
The palazzo is a quiet residential building, located in the very centre of Florence. Adiacent streets are full of trattorias, bars, boutiques and shops of all kind, but Via Pandolfini is still a very quiet street. Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce are only minutes away and every monument in Florence is within walking distance from the apartment.

Guest access

The apartment is at the disposal of guests and has its own private entrance. You can access it through a communal area (stairs and corridor) which are shared among other residents. There is a lift up to the third floor.

Interaction with guests

The owner lives on the same floor of the Palazzo and is available if needed, always happy to help or give advice.

Other things to note

Just a couple of doors down Via Pandolfini, in the same Palazzo, there is a public garage, Garage del Bargello. This is one of the few public garages in the centre of Florence. Guests arriving by car will be able to park there (ask for details of rates which depend on size of vehicle and length of stay) thereby gaining access to the Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) in the centre of Florence.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 9AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 83
Security Deposit: 166
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 124 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM

No smoking please!
No parties please!


This host has a Flexible Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 4 nights.

31 Reviews

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Priscilla User Profile
July 2017
Elena's studio is perfectly equipped; it is centrally located but still very quiet. The building is historic. Elena herself could not be more delightful or generous. We will definitely return should we be fortunate enough to find ourselves in Florence again soon.
Elena User Profile
Response from Elena:
Dear Priscilla, thank you so much for your appreciative words! Next time you come to Florence we must find the time for a chat on my roof-top terrace! Keep in touch All the best Elena
July 2017

Kasper User Profile
July 2017
You cannot hope for a better host than Elena. She was very helpful with everthing. She informed us of the best restaurants and bars nearby with a map of the surroundings. As an example we arrived later than we agreed upon and that was no problem. We lost our luggage st the airport and she provided a toothbrust. So all in all very helpful and pleasant stay. And the bed is as big as in the pictures.

Sachi User Profile
June 2017
Great stay! Cafe downstairs was a plus. Location was a little further than the tourist attractions than expected but it was quiet and nice at night and the metro is very easy to use.

Gabrielle User Profile
May 2017
Elena's apartment was amazing! It was fully equipped, clean and perfectly located. Elena is very accommodating. She assures that her guests feel welcome during their stay. This was our favourite airbnb during our stay in Italy!

Nicholas User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for four nights and it was perfect. It is centrally located in Florence which allowed walking to all of the main tourist attractions. Elena was incredibly helpful during check-in, she provided us with a map and recommendations about restaurants, supermarkets, and bars. Additionally, she printed out museum tickets for us and delivered them promptly. She was always very accessible via text messaging. The apartment itself was nice and cozy for two. Elena provided a couple bottles of water and juice, plenty of coffee, and a bowl of fruit. My wife very much enjoyed sitting out on the windowsill and smelling all the wonderful smells of Florence that would rise up from other apartments. I highly recommend a stay here.

Gerry User Profile
March 2017
Good location, comfortable and quiet

Hissam User Profile
November 2016
Elena was a great host, she did everything to make us feel welcome and comfortable. She even marked out great places to see and eat at in the neighbourhood. She also gave us great insight into Florence and Pisa. The apartment/building itself is exceptionally central and has a great history.

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Florence, ItalyJoined in August 2013
Elena User Profile

I work as a Professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Siena. I come from an old Florentine family, but I have travelled all over the world and lived abroad for several years.

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Response time: within an hour

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