Cheerful, affordable apartment in excellent location
- Name: Pantana
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: €1070/week. Discounts for longer stays.
Lovely and quiet
In Florence’s finest historic center, with its own private entrance on a quiet street, the Pantana is a cheerful, compact and comfortable apartment splashed with sunny Mediterranean colors.
Since the 1300s, before the Renaissance, this neighborhood around Via Tornabuoni has been part of the center of commerce and activity in Florence. Narrow, wandering streets depart from the grid-pattern of the ancient Roman colony a few streets away toward the Duomo, the iconic Cathedral of Florence, city of flowers.
The Pantana apartment has its own private entrance on a small, quiet street were the palazzo is located.
The palazzo, a handsome building from the early 1300s, was built by a Florentine merchant who grew wealthy from the spice trade. It would have housed his offices and, on the upper floors, his family. In the 1800s, many painters` atleliers were established in the building which is probably the reason many of the apartments, Pantana included, have large windows for natural light. The famous painter Ingres once had a studio here.
A cheery apartment splashed with sunny Mediterrean colors, Pantana is a full one bedroom apartment at the price of a studio apartment. It is compact and comfortable. Step into a small entry vestibule and then into the living room beyond. The living room, while narrow, but makes the most of the space with a loveseat and upholstered chair. A flat screen TV receives a few English language news channels. Two sets of living room windows, on either side of the TV, overlook the quiet inner courtyard. A third window on the opposite wall overlooks the small street below.
On the other side of the living room is a dining table and two chairs. The kitchen is fully appointed with 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, drip coffee maker, pots, pans and dishes.
The bedroom, to the right off the entry vestibule, is quite spacious. The bed can be prepared as a queen or separately as two single beds, a nice feature to have a flexible bed configuration. The is a large mirrored closet along one wall, opposite a dresser. Nightstands with reading lights are on either side of the bed. The bedroom window, on the wall opposite the bed, overlooks the quiet inner courtyard.
The bathroom is by the kitchen and dining area and has a shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||1 bedroom that can be made up with two single beds or one queen sized bed.|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, bidet|
|Floor||1st floor European, 2nd floor North American designation|
|Mobility||Not wheelchair accessible due to stairs|
|Size||540 sq ft, 50 m2|
|Dining||Dining table seats 2|
|Kitchen||Refrigerator with freezer compartment, dishwasher, 4 burner stove, oven, toaster, drip coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes. Microwave can be provided on request.|
|Laundry||Washing machine, drying rack|
|Heating||Yes, The date of the heat being turned on/off is controlled by the government. It's hard to estimate utility costs since it will largely depend on your habits and the weather but based on historical usage you might want to budget for studio & one-bedroom apartment €10/day, for 2-3 BR €15-30/day. To track your usage the manager can come to the apartment every 3 or 4 days to take a meter reading and give you an estimate of usage so that there are no surprises at check out.|
|Utilities||All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.|
|Transport||Busses and taxis nearby|
|Crib||Crib, baby cot, and high chair on request.|
|Neighborhood||Historic and shopping center of Florence|
|Entertainment||TV receives a few English-language news channels. Italian DVD player on request.|
|Telephone||Phone charges paid against security deposit|
|Cleaning||1-week stays include final cleaning. Stays over 1-week pay final cleaning. More frequent cleaning available for additional charge, on request.|
|Cook||Can be arranged.|
|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.|
|Security Deposit||€250 on arrival|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Year-Round Price||1 Week*||2 Weeks||4 Weeks|
*1 week price includes final cleaning and utilities.
Minimum price is for 1 week.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays of one week.
- -- Security deposit: €250 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.
- -- Florence City Hospitality Tax, see www.italyperfect.com/tax for current rate.
- -- Telephone charges as used.
- -- Final Cleaning: Included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week €100 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 2 hours including towel and linen change is €55 Euros and €100 for Saturday. Additional hours €25.
- -- Extra towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) left in apartment €5/set.
- -- Extra sheet sets left in apartment €10/bed.
- -- Welcome or anytime lunch or dinner prepared by cook. From €50pp (according to Menu) plus cost of food. Minimum 2 guests.
- -- Pre-arrival grocery shopping: €25 Euros plus cost of groceries.
- -- Welcome basket from €25 Euros (flowers or chocolate or wine) or all three for €55 Euros.
- -- Laundry service and ironing in apartment €25/hr. External services (dry cleaner - ticket reservation) €25.
- -- Transfer service - Florence train station: car €55 or van €65. Florence airport: car €55 or van €65. Pisa airport: car €200 or van €250.
Arrivals can be at any time M-F 9-6 by appointment. If the apartment is occupied the night before your arrival it will not be ready until the afternoon but you may leave your luggage. Evening, weekend & holiday arrivals (Epiphany, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8) pay €50 fee directly to your greeter. High holiday (Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Jan 1, Easter, Easter Monday) arrivals pay €100 to greeter.
- Excellent value for a full one bedroom
- Good long term price
- Wonderful upscale historic center
- Many restaurants, sites, shops, cafes nearby
Our Guest Reviews
Cute and cozy!
The Pantana apartment was perfect for my sister and me. Loved the fantastic location and the helpfulness of Lisa from Italy Perfect as well as the sweet greeter who was so kind. Cute and cozy. Great value too!
Perfect little apartment
Pantana apartment met all our needs for clean, comfortable and really good location at a great price. Would stay here again and will recommend Pantana and Italy Perfect to others. Thanks for your great service.
Our week at Pantana
We were very pleased with the apt. in Florence! It was updated, comfortable and pleasant. We especially appreciated the washer & dishwasher. The rooms were nicely appointed & the bedroom held large closet & storage space. The Pantana is in a lovely area & is very quiet for which we were most grateful. The doorman and the manager were always helpful. The apt. was spacious (only 2 of us) and very clean. One can easily walk to shops, restaurants, most museums, etc. I am pleased to recommend it.
Lovely and quiet
The unit has been lovely and quiet. Thank you again for all your help. For me Florence has been amazing.
Just a quick note to say thanks so much. The apt was great and worked out really well - was super cute and the location was ideal. Was happy to have AC as it was hot in Florence. I am thrilled to have learned about your company and will use and recommend you again.
Ciao for now
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Florence Duomo Cathedral 7 min walk|
|Piazza della Signoria 8 min walk|
|Piazza Repubblica 5 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio 8 min walk|
|San Lorenzo Market 7 min walk|
|Porcellino Market 6 min walk|
|Accademia 12 min walk|
|Uffizi Galleries 9 min walk|
|Bargello Museum 10 min walk|