About this listing
This is a lovely, quiet apartment, totally renovated and with new appliances, with a new $10,000 AC system in the heart of Florence. 50 m. from the Boboli Gardens, next door to the Pitti Palace. It's on the non-touristy side of the Arno full of artisans workshops, cafés, small boutiques and markets. And yet you can walk to the Arno river in less than 10 minutes.
Fastest wi-fi available in Italy. A superb Yamaha C2 grand piano and a big library with guidebooks, dvds and sheet music.
It consists of an entrance and living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a table for four, two bedrooms (one with a C2 grand piano), two bathrooms and a closet room, central heating, telephone, washer, TV with VCR & DVD player, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, hi-speed we-fi internet and insect screens on the windows. My wife and I came to Italy in 1973, when I began work as a photographer. Our pianist/composer son, William, who was born and raised in Italy, lived in this flat a couple of years before deciding to seek his fortune back in the U.S.A.
Florence needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that Unesco (the cultural branch of the United Nations) did a study 15 years ago which declared that 60% of the world's artistic heritage is on Italian soil. 30% of that is in Florence alone.
You will be so happy not to be living in the middle of the mobs of tourists and selfie-stick vendors, but in the lively Oltrarno neighborhood with daily markets, little boutiques and cafés.
There is a great collection of books, records, guide books, dvds, vhs for your entertainment.
Interaction with guests
We live very close to the apartment and are here to offer help and advice to make your stay as wonderful as you've dreamed of. We are new to Airbnb, so please look at all the 5 star reviews we have received on Home Away listing 224128.
Other things to note
You will find a great fruit store just across the street, one of the best butchers in the city on the corner, a bakery 100 meters away where they also make pizzas and one of the best pastry makers in the city just 5 min. walk from your door.
The new Florence municipal tax requires guests to pay € 2.50 per night per person to a maximum of 7 nights. This will be requested on arrival.
Smoking is not permitted. Small pets will be considered. We hope people will care for the apartment as much as we do and
we shall do everything possible to make your stay a memorable one.
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.
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My wife, Lynn, and I moved to Italy way back in 1973 after graduating from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where we met. I'm a photographer and Lynn teaches English. My mother is Italian and
I have lots of relatives here. We have two children, William, a pianist/composer who lives in NYC and Alice, a contemporary dancer who lives in London.
Both Lynn and I studied English Literature and we still love to read poetry and novels. We love all kinds of music (especially our son's jazz compositions), dance (especially our daughter's), cinema and good food.
Lynn is a remarkable chef.
We have rented for years and many of our guests have returned to our very special house.