Bright and roomy. Ideal for 2 Couples.
- Name: Rallo
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: From €2660 to €3270/week, 3 nights minimum
Rallo was lovely, close to EVERYTHING and very well managed.
The very comfortable, charming and remarkably bright Rallo enjoys large French doors that overlook private gardens just across the narrow street. Centrally located, this is a terrific apartment!
A roomy and bright two bedroom apartment in the center of Florence, ideally suited for two couples or families.
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 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, Rallo included, have large windows for natural light. The famous painter Ingres once had a studio in this palazzo.
On the traditional "piano nobile" that, in Italian palazzos is where the finest rooms are located. The apartment opens into a small entry vestibule with a small armoire for storing street wear.
The living room is bright and furnished for comfort. A really pleasant feature are the large French doors that overlook attractive private gardens just across the narrow street. Enjoy views of the trees and gardens year-round. A round dining table seats four. There is a sofa and two upholstered armchairs. Another window at the far end of the living room further illuminates the room. The furnishings are old world traditional style. There are handsome herringbone pattern hardwood floors throughout, a feature we don`t typically see in Florence. A bureau in the corner and a flat-screen TV that receives a few English-language news stations are in the corner.
The kitchen is fully-furnished with a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, microwave, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster. The window overlooks the narrow street one floor below.
The master bedroom is entered off the living room. It is quite large and also has nice views of the private gardens across street. A sweet feature is the closed off doorway on the far side of the bedroom, now faux painted with a scenic`view` of the countryside. The dual-queen bed can be prepared together or as two singles. A large built-in closet-cupboard provides ample storage for your clothes. A writing table in the corner is handy if you need a workspace. The adjoining bathroom is older but spacious with tub with shower attachment that can be hooked up high above the tub and a shower curtain to contain the water when showering, a toilet, sink and bidet.
Cross back through the apartment, through the living room, past the kitchen to reach the other bedroom. This is a good layout for two couple since the living room between provides space and privacy. The second bedroom is smaller than the master, with a dual-queen bed that can be made up together or as two single beds. A wall of cupboards-closets in this bedroom too provides lots of storage space. The cupboards are faux painted in an amusing style. The adjoining bathroom has a tub with shower attachment and a curtain, toilet, sink, bidet. This bathroom is also older.
The apartment has an armored door, independent heating, air conditioning, telephone, WiFi and buzzer.
Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
- Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
- Mid-stay maid and laundry services
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Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||2 - each with king-sized bed that can be split to form 2 singles.|
|Bathrooms||2 full baths, each with shower over tub. Showers with brackets on the wall for hands-free showers. Bidets in both bathrooms.|
|Floor||1st Floor, 2nd Floor North American|
|Mobility||Elevator will fit wheelchair if collapsed. Bathtub height problematic for those with walking issues.|
|Size||1044 sq ft, 97 m2|
|Outlook||Views of gardens across the street|
|Dining||Dining table seats four|
|Kitchen||Refrigerator/freezer, 4 burner gas stove, oven, drip coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, pots, pans, dishes|
|Laundry||Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.|
|Heating||Yes, The date of the heat being turned on/off is controlled by the government. It is 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 less than 2 weeks. For stays greater than 2 weeks, 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.|
|Telephone||Yes, landline telephone that is rather expensive, like hotel charges. Your first use generates a charge of about €10 that includes some minutes. The cost of your calls depends on where you are calling, local calls are not expensive. If you need it, having a landline phone in the apartment is a real convenience.|
|Linens||Two sets of linen included. One set of towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) per person. Extra upon request and at an additional fee. See price web page.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included for 1 week or 2 week stay. For stays greater than 2 weeks see price web page More frequent service available for additional charge upon request. See price web page.|
|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. You may rent from the owner, a parking space in the garage under the train station.|
|Security Deposit||Paid on arrival. See price web page for details.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|High Season: Mar 15 - Nov 14, Dec 20 - Jan 6|
|3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 nights||14 nights||4 Weeks||3+Months|
|Low Season: Nov 14 - Dec 20, Jan 6 - Mar 15|
Minimum price is for 3 nights.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays less than two weeks.
- -- Security deposit: €500 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays less than 2 weeks. For stays greater than 2 weeks, 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 less than 2 weeks. For stays greater than 2 weeks €160 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 3 hours including towel and linen change is €75 Euros and €100 Euros 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.
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- Very comfortable and remarkably bright
- Excellent upscale location
- Many wonderful restaurants and great shopping at your doorstep
- Bathrooms are older
Our Guest Reviews
Florence should always be a Yes!
My husband & I stayed at the Rallo apartment with another couple. This was our second time in Florence and I wanted to be more centrally located than our prior stay in Santa Crocé. This was definitely a great option. Each couple had their own master suite and the kitchen and living area was quite large for an Italian apartment . The apartment had everything we needed and was in a great location to be able to walk wherever we wanted to go. I would never stay in a small hotel room when you have the option to stay in a spacious apartment.
[Thank you Vanessa, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Rallo! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great apartment in Florence
This is a very comfortable, well located apartment in Florence, plenty of privacy for 4 people. Definitely recommend!
[Thank you so much Bill! The Italy Perfect Team]
Florence - a great beginning!
What a wonderful way to begin our two weeks in Italy - we spent our first three nights at "Rallo". Although the bathrooms are a bit out-of-date, the rest of the accommodations were nice and very comfortable for our stay. I would caution, though, about the noise in the secondary bedroom. Even with all windows closed, it was far too noisy for a good night's sleep. On our third night, we moved one of the mattresses from the "noisy" room to the floor of the Master bedroom - nice and quiet in there, but a bit crowded for three people! And please know that the mattresses in both rooms are not as soft/plush as what we're used to in the states and these where a bit more austere than most!
The location was wonderful and we were within walking distance of everything - never a need for transportation and a great way to walk off all the calories we were consuming (which were many - who says pasta's not for lunch AND dinner?). We highly recommend "Walks of Italy" for touring. Much smaller groups than most tour companies, lots of options to choose from, wonderful guides. Go early - avoid the crowds, which were considerable later in the day!
Italy Perfect was wonderful to work with - thank you for helping to make our trip memorable!
[Thank you for the feedback and for your kind words about your experience working with Italy Perfect, we welcome you back soon! From your team at Italy Perfect]
Love Rallo - the second time around!
We stayed in Rallo two years ago and when we decided to return to Florence, we were adamant about staying there again. The apartment is lovely and in a perfect location to walk to all the major sites. The apartment is well-appointed, clean and charming. You do have to be willing to deal with some noise, especially on weekend nights, but it is worth it to be so central in the city.
The local hosts were very pleasant and willing to help in any way. We were a little cold this year, and Christiana offered to bring us some space heaters.
Rallo is convenient, comfortable (we are a family of four) and a pleasant place to enjoy the beauty and art of Florence.
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
We had a wonderful stay in Florence at Rallo. The apartment is well appointed and in a safe neighborhood, which made for a relaxing stay. We loved opening the large windows at the end of the day, and sitting in the comfortable living room. Both bedrooms have plenty of room, and are filled with antiques and comfortable beds. Two large bathrooms felt luxurious compared to staying in a small hotel room! The neighborhood was easily accessible and close to wonderful restaurants. Our favorite morning (and evening!) coffee bar was right around the corner--Cafe Giacosa; my husband delighted in discovering that it was the birthplace of the Negroni cocktail! We highly recommend Rallo, and we hope to stay there again!
[It is a pleasure to enjoy Florence through your eyes! The Italy Perfect Team]
Rallo was lovely, close to EVERYTHING and very well managed
Just a note to say that we had another great experience with an Italy Perfect apartment.
Rallo was lovely, close to EVERYTHING and very well managed.
Christiana [concierge service] was right there when we arrived and we had several occasions to use their services:
we had them print tickets for the Uffizi for us and we also took a car tour of the Chianti region.
This was done very last minute and we really appreciated that she could put something together
I want to thank you for the nice job you do on the written material you provide for each apartment.
I read in your narrative about the Officina Profuma on Via La Scalla and we went, never realizing
what an incredible place it would be!! Even my husband and son were impressed with the
architecture and grandeur of it all.
So, another great trip (even though Florence was terribly crowded) full of good food, wine and
fun with our children.
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Map and Location
|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|