Borgo San Frediano - Oltrarno
About the home
The apartment is located in the historical heartland of Florence. Overlooking a secluded courtyard in the picturesque quarter of San Frediano, the apartment is unusually peaceful for its location. Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Signoria and Duomo are all within five minutes walking distance.
To find out whether this apartment is available to rent over the desired days, please consult our booking calendar which we regularly update. If you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer within a few hours.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Viareggio, Forte Dei Marmi, 90km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The governing administration of Florence designated San Frediano (the area in which the apartment is located) a model tourist location. The quarter of San Frediano was transformed into one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Florence by a project of urban development involving numerous artistic and cultural events. San Frediano was chosen as the model area is because it is home to many Florentine artisan workshops of renown. Within the area all kinds of amenities are available, ranging from restaurants to artistic and musical events. In San Frediano, culture and fun are extremely easy to find!
The apartment is located at the second floor of an ancient Florentine building. As is traditional, the walls are thick, guaranteeing a noise-free and peaceful environment. The apartment has an enchanting open-air private terrace (approximately 30m2) from which can be seen a beautiful view of the dome of the church “del Cestello”.
The apartment has recently been renovated and refurbished, and every detail has been carefully considered to make the stay enjoyable. The exposed ceiling beams and parquet floor give the apartment a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The flat is extremely light. The apartment is composed of a main room, small kitchen, bathroom and a fantastic private terrace. The main room is fitted with a king-size fold-down bed and a high-quality pouf bed which can accommodate a guest of every age. To accommodate another guest, we offer a camping bed as well. The bathroom has been fully refurbished with the finest quality materials and finished to designer standard. The bathroom has a spacious shower, 120cm x 90cm. The apartment is furnished with a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, iron, hair-dryer, amongst other appliances. The apartment come with the internet wifi, a TV, DVD player and a video games console to make the holiday more comfortable. For relaxation, there are English language books and DVDs. The safety inside the apartment is guaranteed by latest generation security door, and a wall safe.
At night, the terrace can be illuminated by LED lights and a designer lamp. Adorned with beautiful plants and flowers, the terrace is the apartment's real strength. The private terrace is divided into two parts, the surface of which is composed of a beautiful parquet. The first part of the terrace is taken up with an external lounge which can accommodate 2 or 3 people. The second part is taken up with a large table which can accommodate up to 8 people. The beautiful view of the dome of the church “del Cestello” can be enjoyed from the couch. A magnificently designed umbrella ensures that guests can enjoy the terrace even during strong summer sun.
Upon their arrival, guests will receive complementary documents and information regarding Florence in the English language. These include:
- Map of Florence
- A city guide
- A map of recommended locations (restaurants, bars, markets, parking spots, etc.)
- A program of cultural events for the month
- A Florentine newspaper
Apartment for rent in Florence from private and with no commission.The property market has always been there for everyone, not only experienced analysts in the industry but also consumers who invest in propertys.
NOTE: The folding bed is not very light, so its closure could not be easy for single women and for older people.
Check-in after 15:00, Check-out before 11:00
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Tuscany is known worldwide for its rich artistic side: the biggest part of Tuscany's charm cames from the perfectly preserved historical buildings, after centuries the cities are virtually unchanged in appearance from the Middle Ages to the present. The historical centers of the major art cities of Tuscany are open-air museums with an incredible series of well known extraordinary beauties. The long struggle for the power in Tuscany between italian lords left a legacy of castles and fortresses scattered throughout the region. These massive military construction, have been theaters over the centuries of battles that have shaped the history of this region. Tuscany is also full of religious architecture, in fact, is a very popular destination not just for tourists but also by the faithfuls of the Christian religion. You will find churches of any architectural styles from Romanesque to Gothic. Surrounded by the wonderful countryside these isolated places rich of spirituality you can find peace and tranquility. For those interested in nature, accommodation in Florence offers a wide range of parks and woods, ideal for pleasant days immersed in an environment virtually untouched. In addition to many parks, ranging from the peaks of the Apennines to the coast of Maremma, in Tuscany, you can admire wonderful Renaissance villas embellished with gardens of exceptional beauty.
The Florence / Central Florence area
A guided tour in Florence is the best idea to explore Florence! Just choose between a morning and afternoon tour or simply combine them for a full day experience. Visit some of the world's most famous art museums like the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia di Belle Arti. With your private guide you will discover the secrets of Florence from Piazza Santa Maria Novella to Palazzo Strozzi through the elegant via Tornabuoni. Florence is probably the most important artistic city in the whole globe where you can be inspired by artworks of Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Jump into the world of Michelangelo Buonarroti at the Galleria dell'Accademia which attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. Contemplate the wonders of the famous artist like the David, just come and see for yourself the superb collections of attractions during your stay in Florence! If you don't want to waste your time in the que, simply buy the ticket online now for a better experience. Find here all information about our suggested Florence guided tours Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour, Florence, with About Florence Restaurants and wine bars near flat Florence, as you can imagine, is full of restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias, from downtown to the surrounding hills. They offer the pleasures of a cuisine that relies on simple and healthy dishes: tasty soups, roasted and grilled meat (the famous Florentine steak), boiled meat, cheese, vegetables and fruit fresh. We recommend, if possible, to avoid the more touristy areas like the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria where not always the relationship between prices and quality are preserved. Also consider the restaurants near Mercato di San Lorenzo that always catch tourists. However, in these are areas you can find some excellent restaurant. The highest concentration of quality restaurants is around Santa Croce in Oltrarno. Eat in florence is easy, keep in mind that menus change frequently in Tuscan restaurants: even every day. The Tuscan cuisine is accompanied by the excellent Tuscan wineslike Chianti or Montepulciano. Red wine is full bodied and fruity and the white one is lighter. There are several restaurants we want to mention, some well known like famous Enoteca Pinchiorri, cited as one of the best restaurants in the world: Not too far from the center of Florence you can find one of the best restaurant in town which is also definetely inexpansive, the name is Trattoria Baldini on Via Il Prato, 96/r, thisi is the place you don't want to miss, true tuscan cousine without exceptions. La Trattoria Pallottino (also inexpansive), on Via isola delle stinche 1r, near Santa Croce retains a traditional friendly atmosphere, with wooden tables and straw mats. Typical Florentine cuisine, including large portions of pasta, or an assortment of cheeses and meats. The Wine Bar "Fuori porta" on Via del Monte alle Croci 10, near Piazzale Michelangelo is an acceptable compromise between tourist areas, speed and good quality. In Piazza Tasso, in Oltrarno, you will find the Florentine Alla Vecchia Bettola, very good prices (the first 6-7 seconds and € 8.12 € (no credit cards accepted, however, reservation is required.) Founded by the owners of Nerbone in the Central Market, this is one of the best restaurants in town. Cibreino in Piazza Ghiberti 35, near Santa Croce, near the famous (and expensive) Cibreo, is a small and excellent restaurant. Here you find delicious soups and casseroles, local specialties such as stuffed rabbit, veal and meatballs ricotta and squid stew. The cost is about € 25 per person, without wine. Ristorante alle murate, On Via Ghibellina is an elegant restaurant with candlelight dinner, smaller and not expensive. It is a very popular after-theater. Beautiful wine cellar visible through the glass floor. Price, about 30-40 € without wine. Ristorante il latini, Via dei Palchetti, 6/r near the Cathedral. Great fried vegetables and appetizers, Flat board with mixed grill, ribollita and pappa al pomodoro. Finish the tour with cantuccini and vin santo for a price around € 30-35. Al lume di candela on via delle Terme 23 (closed on Mondays and closed on Sunday lunch), near Via Tornabuoni, is a bit 'more expensive than other restaurants but it is an excellent atmosphere. Extremely elegant, unforgettable food and impeccable service which justify the high prices, about 80-100 euro per person. Ristorante Pizzeria EDI House, on Piazza Savonarola, close to Via Masaccio. About 20 € per person for pizza, pasta and wine. You can not leave Florence without having tried oldest food we have here, the traditional "Lampredotto", a sort of tripe dark brown. You will find this product all over the city, restaurants and small stands on the streets. the traditional way to eat this delicacy is with some bread dipped in Lampredotto's broth, olive oil and parsley for a mouth-watering meal. Finally, the inevitable ice cream. Some connoisseurs consider the world's best ice cream in Florence. Where to find the best? A little 'everywhere, but always choose those of our own production and if you want names, then they will Gelateria Vivoli (Via Isola delle Stinche, 7), Festival del Gelato (Via del Corso 75r) and La carraia (Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25/r).
How to get there
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ARRIVE BY PLANE
Amerigo Vespucci is the airport of Florence and is located a few kilometers from our apartment. There are no direct international flights to Florence, however, the airport covers many European routes and some of them are low cost companies.
The airport is about 5 km from our apartment and is well connected by taxis, shuttles and buses.
Taxi fares from the airport to the center of Florence is about 15 to 20 €.
The Shuttle Bus connects the airport to the train station Santa Maria Novella a rate of 3.00 to 4.00 € per person.
At the airport there are several car rental companies where you can rent a car. Florence airport can be reached from the nearby towns of Prato (8 km), Pistoia (24 km), Montecatini (36 km), Lucca (65 km), Siena (68 km), Arezzo (77 km), Pisa (86 km), Carrara and Massa (117 km), Grosseto (143 km) and from major ports in Tuscany: Livorno (115 km) and Piombino (170 km).
You can get to Florence for your holiday using the airport of Pisa which it is just 70 km (45 minutes by car) from Florence. The ticket for the bus that connects the two cities is about 7 €. The price for a taxi from Pisa to Florence costs around 100 €, but you can also choose to use the train from Pisa airport to Santa Maria Novella station in Florence and then take a taxi to reach the accomodation.
ARRIVE BY TRAIN
Santa Maria Novella station is the main railway station in Florence and is located in the historic center of Florence not so far from our apartment. Several Eurostar trains come everyday from: Milan, Turin, Venice and Rome.
To this station you can arrive even from Viareggio (and Versilia) and when you arrive you begin immediately to enjoy the old town without taking any bus or taxi.
Rifredi Station is small station in the area of Rifredi. The station is very close to Careggi hospital and the university of Florence and no more then a few miles from the center of town.
Campo di Marte Station is located a few miles from the center and can use for those who want arrive in our Florence apartment by train.
ARRIVE BY BUS
From SMN station you can reach the apartment by taking bus 36, 36A, 37 to the stop "STAZIONE PALAZZO DEI CONGRESSI" (across Piazza Stazione) and get off at "SAURO".
To reach the SMN station you can take bus 6A or 6B in front of the apartment and get off at "STAZIONE LARGO ALINARI".
ARRIVE BY CAR
From Milan, the best way is the highway A1 Bologna-Firenze, exit Firenze Nord, then follow the signs to the center of Florence.
From Genoa or France, take the highway A12 to Viareggio and then follow the A11 to Firenze, exit Firenze Nord. Continue through the center of Florence.
From Rome, take the highway A1 Rome-Milan exit Firenze Sud, follow the directions for the center and you arrive in our apartment.
You can reach our apartment by car, but in Florence more roads are passable only on foot.
The ZTL (limited traffic zone) and pedestrian areas are found in almost all districts of the city center including San Frediano (in this way during your holiday you will not need your car).
To download the suitcases from the car there are two good alternatives:
- in the Cestello square (behind the apartment, about 30 meters) there is a parking fee
- in the piazza de' Nerli you can leave your car, but only for the unloading of baggages
In Florence there aren't free parking.
You can find more information in parking section of this web site.
PARKING IN FLORENCE
The apartment is located inside the center of Florence.
Into the historic center all the car parkings are private or reserved to the landlords.
Every point of interest is within walking distance and very easy to reach from the apartment so we suggest to leave the car in a secure parking for the length of the stay.
The closest parking with reasonable prices is:
- Niccoli Limousine Service
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 2
Daily rate about € 25.00
FREE PARKING IN FLORENCE
Outside the city of Florence there are some convenient free parking, located close to major highways and connected to the center by public transport:
- Piazzale Michelangelo. Free parking in Piazzale Michelangelo is located in the square overlooking Florence. The parking lot is often full, but with a little luck you can find a place. The best time is morning. Ponte Vecchio can be reached on foot in about half an hour or bus 13 to reach the station of SMN in 20 minutes.
- Ponte a Greve. Free parking in front of the shopping center to "Ponte a Greve" is located just off the A1 Firenze Signa and Florence-Pisa-Livorno. A few tens of meters is the Tramway Station in about 15 minutes to reach the station of SMN.
- Firenze Certosa. This small free car park is located just off the A1 at Firenze Certosa and Florence-Siena. The historic center of Florence can be reached by bus 37 in about 20 minutes.
- Galluzzo. This large free car park is located in a quiet residential area connected to the city center by bus 36 and 37.
Activities near Florence
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
08 May 2013
Great apartment in great location. Very functional use of space - has everything you need. Wonderful terrace for resting after busy days. Great local shops, bakeries, restaurants. Thank you Lou for getting us at the train station. And thank you for letting us enjoy your wonderful apartment in fantastic Florence.
01 May 2013
We stayed at this fantastic apartment for a week in April 2013 and loved it. It is based in the Oltrarno district of Florence so away from all the noise of the center but is only 5-10 minutes walk it and all the sights. There are a number of shops and restaurants in the area, Da Sergio was particularly lovely. As was the shop across the road that sold lovely cold meats, cheeses and essential supplies.
When we arrived Lou very kindly collected us from the train station, making things really easy for us. He speaks very good English and in the short drive to the apartment we learnt a lot about Florence. He took us through everything in the apartment and was on the other end of the phone if we had any problems (we had none!).
The apartment itself is amazing! The terrace was really nice and we can only imagine what it would be like in the middle of summer. We were lucky to get a couple of really nice days where we could sit outside and enjoy it. The kitchen has everything you need to make yourself some pasta if you don't fancy going out.
Lou is a fantastic host and we look forward to going back one day.
05 Nov 2012
This apartment is really well located, in the less touristy, quite trendy, Oltrarno side of the city. There are some fantastic restaurants and bars nearby, but you're also ten minutes walk across the river (with beautiful views of the Ponte Vecchio) from the train station and all the major sites. The apartment itself is small, but has its decor is very modern and pleasant, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The terrace is perfect for an alfresco dinner or drink, and the kitchen very well equipped if you want to eat in.
The owner Lou has obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to think of his guests and that really improved the experience for us - the service was better than at most five star hotels in that respect! He was extremely helpful when our travel plans changed at the last minute, and came to pick us up from the train station which we appreciated so much after a long journey. Any questions we had were dealt with immediately which was fantastic. He had also left lots of useful recommendations for bars and restaurants in the local area which were great, and better than those in the guidebooks - we particularly recommend Flet, a nearby bar, and Il Guscio, a restaurant Lou recommended which was the best meal we had during our (quite gourmet!) week in Florence.
Overall, a brilliant value apartment which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thanks so much, Lou.
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|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||9 Dec 12||30 Apr 13||€ 350||€ 50||€ 50||3 Nights|
|High||3 May 13||1 Jun 13||€ 600||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|High||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 600||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|High||1 Jul 13||1 Nov 13||€ 600||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Medium||1 Nov 13||16 Dec 13||€ 500||€ 75||€ 75||2 Nights|
|High||16 Dec 13||19 Jan 14||€ 600||€ 100||€ 100||2 Nights|
|Low||19 Jan 14||26 Jan 14||€ 350||€ 50||€ 50||6 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings cancelled by the guest up to 2 months before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. Bookings cancelled by the guest up to 1 month before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.Book
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