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Historic Medici-era building and park viewsThe bedroom with queen size bed and ample storage
Affordable apartment in Florence
Affordable apartment in Florence
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $27 NZD / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $355 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM

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.

Safety features
Safety card
2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

97 Reviews

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Ramon Eduardo User Profile
October 2017
I came to Florence to enjoy the history and beauty but unfortunately I became ill from something I had eaten earlier in the day and so sadly my entire trip was spent in the apartment in bed, With that being said, I am so fortunate that Paola and David were my hosts. From the beginning, Paola who greeted me, was very warm and welcoming, she took the time to show me on the map how to get around and even provided me with a bus token to use on my first trip. The apartment is very clean and inviting and the location is perfect for its peacefulness and tranquillity. The church bell gets a little loud but if you visit Italy, you have to get used to this lol. It was after I had checked in I became aware of the issues with my stomach and the next day I reached out to Paola for advice and information and even though she and her husband David were out of town for the day she kept in touch to make sure I was ok and this is the true mark of gracious hosts. The next day before I left, she came by and her husband also made me a lemon drink to help with my stomach and I am grateful for them bring my hosts, So if you wish to stay in a beautiful apartment with gracious and caring hosts in a peaceful part of Florence yet within easy reach of the city center, then you must stay here if possible. Thanks again Paola and David for making my stay as comfortable as possible..

Pitzurra User Profile
October 2017
the hood is nice!

Carlos User Profile
October 2017
The apartment is great, it has everything of what a solo traveler needs, it’s not so far from de center and I never took the bus to go there cause it was better by walking. Great place.

Bernadette User Profile
October 2017
I am beyond happy that I stayed here. Eugenia checked me in and she was so nice (even though I ran almost an hour late, I kept updating on my eta). The apartment was perfect. It was very clean, plenty of space, and they even provided laundry detergent which I thought was awesome! The apartment is across the street from the bus stop that takes you to the city center and near all the major Florence sights. It’s only about a 25 minute walk to Gallerie Dell’Academia if you feel like walking! I only stayed two nights, wish it could have been longer. I would love to stay here again if I ever have the opportunity to return to Florence!

Haoyu User Profile
September 2017
This is my second Airbnb experience in Italy and i stay in this lovely apartment for 4 nights. Eugenia is super nice , i am really impressed by her hospitality. The house is nice and clear, and the bus stop is right in front of the house, which is quite convenient to go to any other places in Florence. it also close to supermarket called COOP , bars . bakery and local fruits (URL HIDDEN) has all the facilities you need for the stay to have a wonderful holidays. It is a perfect place (maybe a bit too spacious :) ) for solo traveler like me, or couple/family.

Firas User Profile
September 2017
25 minutes walk to be in downtown. But the area and the apartment are cool , clean

Adriana User Profile
September 2017
The flat is very comfortable and clean. Full equipped. The surroundings is great: market, bakery and supermarket. Good transport to Piazza San Marco. It's a familiar neighbor. Nice experience and different of the touristic Firenze. The host was waiting for me to check in and her explanations were clear and accurate. And very kind and polite.

Florence, ItalyJoined in May 2014
David R, Paola B, Eugenia R, User Profile

We're a group of five friends who'll be taking care of you before and during your stay in our apartment in Florence.

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