from £59 / night help Price for guests, Nights
Lovely apartment close to Boboli Gardens Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- Great for children of all ages
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Description from owner
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 Santo Spirito, a 15 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 San Gimignano,
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 Santo Spirito, a 15 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 San Gimignano, 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).
Please note that the Council of Florence apply a City Tax on accommodation to every tourist: it is applicable for a maximum of 7 nights and costs 2,5€ per night / person. Children under 12 years of age are not charged for it.
According to the Law, guests will have to pay this Tax directly to the hotel, B&B, or rental house who will then pay it to the Council Administration.
The apartment will be available starting from 2 p.m. and check-in time will be from 2 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Check out time is by 10 o' clock. Any different request will be taken into consideration and we will do our best to meet with your requirements. Please note that in case of late check-in (after 9 p.m.) an extra fee of 20€ is applied.
Location description from owner
The Tuscany region
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 www.diladdarno.it/en/.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 13 Jul 2016
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Aug 2013. Located in Florence, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £388 to £792.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Jul 2016.
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– based on 32 reviews
- Very Good
“Comfortable, clean and convenient 2 bedroomed flat up small flight of stairs”
We were there in soaring temperatures - 30 degrees throughout - and the ceiling fans coped wonderfully. The double bedroom faces onto a busy road but even in that heat I slept with windows closed and was comfy. I was there with my 18 year old grandson and he has approved this! There was no downside! The 12 and 13 buses go to many of the places you're likely to want and it was 30 mins in a bus with a change at the bus station to get to Florence airport. WE walked easily to the Ponte Vecchio, there's a great gelateria at Porta Roma and a good eating place just up from there called Trattoria Da Ruggero. We only went to Boboli Gardens on our last day and then found how close to the flat there was a gate. The high point in the gardens is just about the same height as the top of the Duomo Cupola so don't waste time, money and a queue there; walk to the top in Boboli where the Porcelaine museum is and you'll see just as much.
“Comfortable apartment in quieter area with welcoming touches”
From the start the owner of this appartment was very helpful providing information about the area of Florence where her appartment is situated (south of the Arno River near Boboli Gardens)... restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores as well as bus connections to the centre. If you want something comfortable, a little out of the main tourist areas then this appartment is for you. We appreciated the welcoming touches such as fresh fruit and tea and coffee making facilities in the kitchen. It's only a 10 minute walk to the Santo Spirito area where we had many delicious meals and gelati.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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
“Great Apartment - very comfy and close to bus and other attractions”
We really enjoyed our stay here for 4 nights. We are a family of 5 (3 kids ranging in ages 18 months - 9 years old). The walk to Ponte Vecchio is only 10-15 mins. The bus stop is also right outside the apartment, which was great for us when we did a day trip to Siena. Apartment was well appointed, very clean, beds were comfortable, and it was nice that we were welcomed with some fresh fruit, bread, cereal, and a variety of teas. We made good use out of the washer/dryer as well. Communication with Alida went well both before and during our stay.
Siamo stati i primi affittuari della casa ed è stata una bella sorpresa.La casa è veramente perfetta, graziosa e funzionale nell''arredamento, pulita e curata nei dettagli. E'' provvista di molti accessori utili come lavatrice, tostapane, bollitore, aspirapolvere, ferro e asse da stiro e corredata anche da una scelta di libri. Inoltre la proprietaria ci ha messo a disposizione depliant turistici e mappe della città (praticamente si può evitare di passare dall''ufficio informazioni). Siamo stati accolti con un bel cesto di frutta, pane e olio toscano e abbiamo trovato la cucina già attrezzata con molti generi alimentari, come spezie, caffè, cereali per la colazione, tè, tisane. Ottima la posizione sia per chi arriva con l''auto come noi che per chi come noi sceglie il treno.Ci siamo trovati davvero bene e speriamo di tornare presto.
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