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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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