1 bedroom self-catering
apartment in Medici-era building, 25 min walk or short bus ride from the historic centre of Florence, overlooking a park. Aircon, central heating, fast WiFi. Sleeps max 4 adults. Children welcome. Small dogs by arrangement.
Escape the tourist throngs of the Centro Storico and the 24/7 din and live like an Italian during your stay in Florence. Our historic property is said to have once been part of the country estate of Catherine de Medici and later a monastery. Now you can sleep within historic walls but enjoy all the modern comforts of aircon in the Summer heat, central-heating to keep you cosy on a Winter city break and fast WiFi.
The apartment is fully self-contained on the first floor of our building and offers pleasant views of the public park below, one of very few green open spaces in Florence. The front door of the apartment opens into an open-plan living area with comfy sofa-bed, beyond which is a proper, fully-fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven/microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher as well as a comprehensive range of pots and pans, crockery and cutlery you would expect. A combi washing machine and tumble dryer is provided. From the kitchen window you have a pleasant view over the park.
There is a spacious, light and airy bedroom - also with pretty park views - and which is equipped with a queen-size double bed (190 x 150 cm) and capacious fitted wardrobes and also a modern shower room with wash hand basin, WC, bidet and natural light and ventilation (a Florentine rarity) from a velux-type roof window.
There is a 28" flat screen digital TV (Italian channels) and DVD player for guests' entertainment and high-speed (20 mbps) WiFi.
The apartment can accommodate a maximum of 4 people with the double bed in the bedroom (190 x 160 cm), sofa bed (190 x 110 cm) in the living room and a folding bed (190 x 80 cm) which can be placed in either room and us suitable for a child or small adult. It may be possible to sleep 2 adults and 3 small children but please check first. Ask us if you need further details.
The apartment is fully self-contained and accessible at all times during your booking.
Check-in is generally after 3 pm (15h00) on the day of arrival with check-out by 10h00 on your last morning. Please note however that we will try to be flexible about this rule IF POSSIBLE and must insist on these timings ONLY if the apartment has been occupied the night BEFORE you arrive or will host its next guests the evening of the day you depart.
Interaction with guests
One of us, or occasipnally our manager, will greet guests on arrival at the apartment, hand over the keys, explain how things work and the location of local services such as bakery and grocery, food outlets, ATM etc. They will also be on hand at any time should a problem arise during your stay.
Other things to note
Our neighbourhood, le Cure, is just outside the controlled parking zone, meaning there are no restrictions on on-street parking in the vicinity. It's usually easy to find a place in the street adjacent to the park opposite.
Check-in time is flexible after 3PM. Please give us an approximate idea of your expected arrival time as soon as you can so we can arrange for one of us to be there to greet you.
We are a totally non-smoking building.
Small to medium size dogs are welcome by prior arrangement but under no circumstances must the dog be left unattended in the apartment or allowed onto furniture. The park opposite has a designated off-lead dog exercise area, one of very few such open spaces in the city.
From Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We're a group of five friends who'll be taking care of you before and during your stay in our apartment in Florence.