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Lovely apartment close to Boboli Gardens


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews


Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Charming and comfortable apartment in Oltrarno, i.e. “on the other side of the river Arno” (Diladdarno by Florentines): one of the most characteristic and genuine quarter of the centre of Florence. The house is located in a optimal position both for visiting the historical centre of Florence, and for outdoor excursions in the evocative hills surrounding the city, the house lies close to Boboli Gardens and just a 10 minutes' walk from the Pitti Palace, the Santo Spirito and Santa Maria del Carmine churches, the neighborhood of San Frediano and of San Niccolò, a 20 minutes' walk from ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and piazza della Signoria. It is also possible to have a walk in the surroundings to Piazzale Michelangelo with the magnificent Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and the hill of Bellosguardo for a panoramic view over the old town. In a few minutes by car, you can reach the Certosa (Charterhouse) del Galluzzo, visit the Florentine Chianti and, further on, reach the towns of Siena and Volterra (it is also possible to take a bus for these itineraries, with a stop really close to the apartment).

From the central railway station there are 4 different busses getting to the house in approx. 10 min.

It can be easily reached by car and there are parking spaces also for non-residents.

Upon your arrival, we will give you all the useful information to enjoy the spirit of the real Florence with its many places for a happy hour, a glass of wine or to taste the Florentine cuisine, the traditional shops and stores, shows and cultural events.

Special prices are granted for children (it applies a discount to children up to 11 years old, and specifically, we offer the free stay for babies until 3 years old and a discount for children from 3 until 11 years old).

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking


The apartment is located in the Oltrarno area, that is the old city quarter where Florentines prefer to spend their free time to appreciate both the beauty of the monuments, churches and squares, and the recreation in a huge number of restaurants, trattorias, bars, wine bars and "fiaschetterie" that still give a taste of genuineness to this part of the city, thanks to the care given both to the food quality and to a cultural and musical program, that offers an assortment of initiatives throughout the year (in summer there are bandstands and outdoor cafes set up in all the squares).

The house is located in front of the ancient walls just outside Porta Romana, a privileged access to the most renowned surroundings of the city: Chianti with the towns of Greve in Chianti, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and other places famous for wine production and excellent restaurants and the area between Florence and Siena with the charming cities of San Gimignano, Certaldo, Montalcino, Montepulciano (these places can also be easily reached by busses of the company SITA, the bus stop is in Piazza di Porta Romana and the journeys take 30 to 80 min. according to destination).

In the apartment, you will find touristic information, guides and a map of the Oltrarno area with a list of useful addresses (supermarkets, cash dispensers, pharmacies), as well as restaurants, taverns, wineries and bars in a range of prices.

For an overview of many cultural and civic events offered in the area, we recommend the site

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Review 1-10 of 17

5 Oct 2014


"Comfortable, lovely apartment in a fabulous location"

This was a lovely apartment to stay in and experience Florence from. The welcome was excellent and we were given all the necessary information and any queries we had were promptly dealt with by a phon… More

13 Sep 2014


"charming,comfortable and attractive apartment."

The apartment was very comfortable and clean,towels and extra bedding were plentiful.It was lovely to be in close proximity to local families.Alida was extremely helpful with all the arrangements and always responded to emails very promptly,and arrival was easy and smooth.We found the distance from the Ponte Vecchio etc perfectly manageable and busses run frequently nearby but the less able might struggle a little,this did not stop us from seeing everything,
Locally there are mini markets that stay open until late,handy for milk etc on way home.The only little problem was the traffic noise at night if windows were kept open,but the air-conditioning kept it cool enough to sleep.All in all we were very happy staying in the lovely apartment and Florence is magical.

25 Aug 2014


"Vacanza davvero incantevole Oltrarno"

Ho trascorso alcuni giorni di vacanza in questo appartamento davvero incantevole. La zona in cui si trova è abbastanza vicina alle principali attrazioni turistiche di Firenze, ma lontana dalla massa dei turisti. Molto bello e caratteristico il quartiere di Santo Spirito, raggiungibile a piedi in dieci minuti. L'appartamento è perfettamente pulito, funzionale e dotato di tutti i servizi descritti. La proprietaria è molto disponibile e l'accoglienza calorosa, ma professionale. Insomma, lo consiglierei davvero a tutti: è stata proprio una scelta azzeccata e spero di tornarci presto.

11 Aug 2014


"Very friendly and helpful host, flat on noisy road but convenient and comfortable"

We were very impressed by the friendly and co-operative approach of our host Alida, who was happy to accommodate us even though we had to arrive very late in the evening (albeit on payment of a €20 supplement). When we booked it we had not realised that the flat is situated on an extremely noisy road, but closing the front windows blocked this out effectively (the back bedroom was in any case very quiet) and the ceiling fans ensured a comfortable temperature. The flat is small - especially the shower-room - but it proved adequate for a four-night stay with our two teenage/young adult daughters. The kitchen is very well equipped, although there is no dishwasher. The location was sufficiently close to the historic centre, which was a 25 minute stroll away along an interesting road, but mercifully out of the main tourist area. It's particularly convenient for the Boboli Gardens. We also managed to find a place to park our car for free, a 15 minute walk away up a beautiful hill planted with vineyards.

17 Jun 2014


"Wonderful time"

We stayed in this apartment for 4 nights. It felt like home and we had a great time visiting Florence and the Tuscany.
The apartment is clean, well equipped and close to the ZTL, which made it easy to get there by car and still be close to the central. The owner is very friendly and we had a warm welcome on our arrival.
The apartment is located next to a heavily used road. The window of the main bedroom opens to this road. People with light sleep might get distracted by the traffic. Especially during hot summer nights, when you need to leave the windows open. For us, this was not much of a problem.
Close to the apartment are several bus stops. Buses are leaving every few minutes to get to Piazzale Michelangelo, central train station and even other directions like Siena and Pisa.

11 Jun 2014


"calda e accogliente"

La casa di Alida ci ha ospitato per cinque giorni in un ambiente delicato e accogliente. In un'atmosfera casalinga, abbiamo avuto l'impressione di stare a casa nostra, in quanto pulita e ord… More

4 May 2014


"Voelt als thuiskomen"

Nadat we een paar dagen in Pisa waren geweest streken we neer in dit prachtige appartement van Alida. Het appartement is compleet, zeer schoon, knus en van alle gemakken voorzien, waaronder zeer goed… More

28 Apr 2014


"Wonderful apartment"

This apartment is exactly as the owner described it within the advert. It is perfectly located to see all of Florence without enclosing you within the massive horde of people visiting this beautiful city. The property is complete, clean, accessible and comes with everything that adults and 2 children would need. Alternately it is spacious for 2 adults. My wife and I spent 4 weeks here and required nothing else other than advice from Alida, the owner. She is a great person, most helpful and prepared with lots of answers about Tuscany and surroundings. The nearby community provides restaurants, shops, WINE, gardens, and virtually anything else you might need. Wifi works like a charm

Dennis, Calgary Canada

17 Mar 2014


"Good value - kids loved it"

My family stayed at this apartment in Oltrarno area of Florence in February. The location is very interesting as it is outside the old city wall but a short (10 minute) walk to just about anything in… More

13 Mar 2014


"Lovely Florence"

We had an amazing time in Florence. We were only there for three nights but managed to see and do everything that we planned on our city break. The apartment was perfect for our stay. It is close enou… More

Review 1-10 of 17

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