Clean, Neat Plus Convenience of 2 Bathrooms
- Name: Michaela
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: From €830/wk, 3 nts min
The apartment was perfect for my needs and the location, well, perfect
Centrally located in a chic neighborhood on Via della Spada, just off of the high-fashion Via Tornabuoni, Michaela is a perfect retreat from Florence`s busy downtown streets.
This is an excellent Florence apartment if an historic center location and affordability are top priorities. The Michaela apartment in Florence is a perfect retreat from Florence`s busy downtown streets.
The apartment building is located at the intersection of Via della Spada and Via della Vigna Nuova where they form a triangle off Via Tornabuoni. Around 1740 (recent by Italian standards!) Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, decided to rename the streets of Florence. At that time the name Spada, meaning "sword" was chosen for this street. Some city historians believe that the name was selected since the straight direction of the street somewhat resembles "una spada" -- that is, a sword. Via Spada is located where the first circle of Roman walls surrounded the city, as the ancient walls ran along what is now Via Tornabuoni. Historians believe that Via Spada was the continuation, from east to west, of the ancient Roman road which includes Borgo degli Albizi, Via del Corso and Via Strozzi.
The apartment is located on Via della Spada just off of the high-fashion Via Tornabuoni, with numerous major designer boutiques just outside the front door of the apartment building. You can stroll along downtown Florence pedestrian thoroughfares, enjoying outdoor cafes, easy museum access due to the central location, plenty of shopping, restaurants and the best produce market, the Mercato Centrale, all within walking distance. This is the Florence you see in the postcards and glossy coffee table books. The perfect location of the Michaela apartment will help you appreciate the village atmosphere of Firenze.
If you`re looking for a chic neighborhood and a convenient stopping point at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, the Michaela apartment offers the perfect solution. The Gucci store is directly behind the apartment building, the Roberto Cavalli boutique is right outside your front door, the Tod & Hogan store are around the corner, Salvatore Ferragamo`s flagship store and museum are only a 2-minute walk away. Or, if your dream has been to attend language or cooking school in Florence for several weeks, this apartment provides a comfortable home base for your sojourn.
The apartment is located on the back side of a six-story Renaissance building.
The Michaela was once part of an extremely large family apartment that has since been sub-divided into what are now three vacation rental apartments. The Prisco and Strozzi apartments are located down a private hallway from the Michaela apartment.
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||2 + 2|
|Bedrooms||1 bedroom with two single beds that can be prepared together or apart. Queen size sofa bed in the living room.|
|Bathrooms||2 bathrooms. 1 with shower, sink, toilet and bidet. 1 with shower, sink, toilet.|
|Floor||2nd European, 3rd North American|
|Mobility||8 steps up to elevator. A few steps within the apartment.|
|Size||645 square feet/60 m2|
|Dining||Table seats 4|
|Kitchen||Efficiency kitchenette is small, with 2 burner electric stove, microwave/grill, toaster, drip & Italian coffee pots, under-the-counter refrigerator.|
|Laundry||Washer - Yes. Dryer - No. Clothes drying rack, iron & board provided. Laundry room is down the private hallway & is shared with the Prisco apartment.|
|Utilities||Not included in the price is utility usage over €6 Euros per day, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure.|
|Transport||Public transportation nearby.|
|Neighborhood||One block off fashionable Via Tornabuoni, abounds with historic sites, two alimentari (little grocery stores) & a bakery on the block. Three blocks from Piazza della Repubblica, one block from Palazzo Strozzi.|
|Entertainment||Satellite TVs in living room & bedroom receives English language news channels, CD player with radio.|
|Telephone||Loaner cell phone available, no landline phone|
|Internet||High speed WiFi throughout.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. If you need to have a car, please ask us where the closest paid parking garage is located. Parking in garages can be relatively expensive. Public garage 2 blocks away, about €35/day|
|Safety||Hotel style safe|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights||14 Nights||21 Nights||28 Nights|
24 Mar - 31 Oct
17 Apr - 24 Apr
19 Dec - 2 Jan
(Christmas and Easter- 4 night min)
|1-2 Guests||€ 530||€ 660||€ 750||€ 880||€1010||€1820||€2550||€3190|
|3 Guests||€ 580||€ 720||€ 820||€ 970||€1110||€2030||€2870||€3610|
|4 Guests||€ 620||€ 780||€ 900||€1060||€1220||€2240||€3180||€4030|
1 Nov - 18 Dec
3 Jan - 23 Mar
|€ 460||€ 560||€ 620||€ 730||€ 830||€1490||€2080||€2590|
|€ 500||€ 620||€ 700||€ 820||€ 940||€1700||€2390||€3010|
|€ 550||€ 680||€ 770||€ 910||€1040||€1910||€2710||€3430|
4 night minimum Christmas, New Year's and Easter.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Weekly linen exchange for stays of two weeks or more.
Not included in the price is utility usage over €6 Euros per day (charged at €.5/Kwh) paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure. Additional cleaning, linen and towel changes for longer stays are also not included Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment, for this apartment. There is no check in after 7pm, no exceptions.
To guarantee check in before 4pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Early Check In from 9am. Late Check Out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.
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• Very clean and well maintained
• Great value for terrific location
• Convenience of two bathrooms
• Kitchenette is suited to light meal preparation since there is no counter space
• Warm and friendly welcome
Our Guest Reviews
A fantastic week in Florence!
How do you have a special visit to Florence? Start by renting a wonderful villa! Centrally located, the Michaela was 8 minutes or less to everything we wanted to see. The apartment was spacious and offered us the opportunity to relax midday or one in our party could sleep in due to the separate living room, kitchen and two baths! The proximity to the bakery, market and neighborhood type restaurants made for an enjoyable stay. Our day trip to Siena was easy as the bus station was so close. When we departed for Rome, the train was a short distance too!
Thanks, too, to our wonderful hosts for opening their family home to travelers!
[Thank you Julie, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Michaela and hope to welcome you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great trip, Great Apartment
Location, location, location! It was a great location. Close to everything and such nice people who owned the apartment. Franco was very helpful and easy to work with - when you had a request, he was Johnny on the Spot. Very convenient - Three steps to the bakery and about 7 steps to a local restaurant Trattoria Marione (I ate there 3-4 times, reasonable and really delicious); also close to a small grocery store and another good restaurant La Spada. Restaurants don't open till 7:00 pm for dinner. Taxi from the airport was about 25 euros and efficient. Walked most everywhere else - really easy and convenient. Apartment was good - small kitchen but very useful and two bathrooms - air conditioning and the elevator worked. My daughter who stayed a few days said the sofa was a lot better sleeping than she thought it would be. I used Veronica Ranucci as a guide and she was delightful - I can highly recommend her. It was a great trip and I would definitely recommend the apartment and Italy Perfect. I will be back!
[Thank you Barbara, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great family apartment. Great location
We were right in the middle of old Florence. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It was walking distance from almost everything: the sites, food, and shopping.The owners were friendly and helpful. They gave great advice on restaurants, where to buy groceries, when to visit the sites, and even helped us hire a driver for an out of town trip. This apartment was recommended to us by friends and we would recommend it to others.
Great Location and Comfortable Living
We were very pleased with this apartment located just a few minutes from the Duomo and within easy walking distance of sites on both sides of the Arno River. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. The hosts were quite gracious and friendly. What we appreciated most was being about to come back in the afternoon to rest up after our morning's experiences, skip the heat of the afternoon, as well as the crowds, and then head out again in the evening. The bakery and coffee shop, as well as the Pam grocery, all within a block, were also appreciated.
Nice location. Comfortable and spacious. Quirky but had everything we needed.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
Gracious Hosts; Fabulous Apartment!
Mikki and Franco met us @ the apartment check-in; lovely couple who took time to hand markup a map of Florence with the apartment location as well as giving us the walking times to all the sights. They recommended 4 local restaurants (we tried them all and all were fantastic), each of which was great (both service and food). The apartment is spacious and in a perfect location. Attention to detail in the way the apartment operation manual is laid out (pictures and hand written captions on how all the stuff works. Little details like night lights on the step up and step down from the bedroom to 1 of the 2 great bathrooms indicate a lot of thought has gone into the apartment.
Scott S, Calgary
'Thank you for the feedback Scott, we welcome you back anytime to visit!
From the Italy Perfect Team"
Quiet and spacious
Superior location. You feel like you're staying at your Italian grandmother's home which is a lovely feeling.
Great Apartment in Florence
My wife and I spent four nights in the Michaela apartment, and greatly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was neat and clean, and the location was perfect for touring Florence, and was an easy walk to the train station for touring other cities in the region. The owners son met us as arranged and walked us through the entire apartment. He spoke very good English and was very welcoming. The apartment is perfect sized for 2 -4 people, with one bedroom, two bathrooms, a small living room and a simple kitchen and dining table. It's three flights of stairs to walk, and there's a lift for those who don't want to. The apartment was fairly quiet except for the bakery down below. They start work very early in the morning, and while it could get noisy, it never really bothered us. We will definitely stay here again.
[We are pleased you greatly enjoyed staying at Michaela! The Italy Perfect Team]
Michaela, overall was a great place for us, specially its location being so central.
This was our second visit to Florence.
Having two separate bathrooms in the apartment made it very comfortable for us.
The owners were nice and helpful.
We were very happy with Italy perfect for providing us with all the details they provided before our trip via email and online. Excellent!
[We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Overall our accommodation s were fantastic
The Location and surrounding neighborhoods was historic,centrally located
Cafe's and restaurants nearby were excellent
Explore the area not a bad meal in Florence, Gelatos were delicious the local wines were
I recommend Italy Perfect
For a perfect Vacation
[Thank you Lawrence! The Italy Perfect Team]
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Map and Location
|Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica - 5 minute walk|
|Santa Maria Novella train station, Piazza della Signoria - 9 minute walk|
|Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia - 10 minute walk|
|Pitti Palace - 20 minute walk|