Florence Apartment in Chic Historic Center Setting
- Name: Strozzi
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €760/wk, 3 nts min
The apartment made us feel like we were living in Florence and not merely visitors.
With its central location and upscale neighborhood, the clean and quiet Strozzi is a good place to recharge after a wonderful day seeing, tasting & experiencing all that Florence has to offer.
Step out the door of the apartment building and find “miracle mile” Via Tornabuoni just half-a-block away, lined with wonderful shops, luxury hotels and designer boutiques. The apartment gets its name from Palazzo Strozzi, one block away, which is widely regarded as the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Florence. This comfortable and conveniently located apartment offers an excellent historic location, modern conveniences, hard-to-find center of town quiet for sleeping, and a bevy of wonderful museums, tempting take-away gourmet food purveyors, restaurants, and shopping all within steps of the apartment. In the morning stop in at the bakery that is next door to the apartment building and pick out your morning bread and pastries. In the afternoon you might find yourself tempted by the delicious array of delicate cookies for tea time or dessert. At night, enjoy a glass of wine and relax a bit before you head out to one of the many excellent neighborhood restaurants. On the same block as the apartment are several good cafes and restaurants.
Neighborhood abounds with historic sites, restaurants, shops. 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 Gucci store is directly behind the apartment building, the Roberto Cavalli boutique is right outside your front door, the Tod & Hogan store is around the corner, Salvatore Ferragamo`s flagship store and shoe museum are only a 2-minute walk away.
It is located on the third floor of a Reniassance building with elevator, off a gracious private hallway. It’s a nice retreat from the bustling streets of central Florence and gives you a glimpse into the daily lives of Florentines who live and work in the historic center.
For larger parties in need of multiple apartments it can be booked, if desired, in conjunction with the Prisco and Michaela apartments in the same building, making it convenient so that familes and friends can be together yet each have their own private apartment.
This modest and affordable apartment faces the internal courtyard of the building and has an internal-facing terrace off the living room. The small terrace doesn’t provide any scenic views since it faces the backs of the neighboring apartments, other service terraces and laundry lines but it provides a sunny, peaceful retreat in the midst of a busy small city and expands the living room when the French doors are open.
The decor is old fashioned Italian style with homey touches such as lace doilies and figurines. The living room has a sofabed that converts to two single beds.
There is an efficiency kitchen for preparing simple meals. When the doors to the kitchenette are closed it looks like an antique armoire in the corner of the living room. The kitchen is adequate for light meal preparation due to limited countertop space and distance to the refrigerator.
The bedroom is small but comfortable with two single beds which can be made up as a queen bed or as two twins. The window faces the internal courtyard. The dressing room area that leads from the bedroom to the bathroom has large, floor-to-ceiling storage closets and a full-length mirror.
The white-tiled bathroom has a good-sized shower, washing machine and French doors that open to a second small internal terrace which is perfect for hanging laundry.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||1 bedroom with two single beds which can be joined together upon request. Living room sofa bed converts to two single beds.|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and bidet|
|Floor||2nd European, 3rd North American|
|Mobility||8 steps up to elevator which will fit a wheelchair if collapsed|
|Size||650 sq ft, 60 m2|
|Outlook||Small internal-facing terrace off living room with table and 2 chairs. A second service terrace for hanging laundry is off the bathroom.|
|Dining||Table seats 2, patio table seats 2|
|Kitchen||Efficiency kitchen with 4-burner electric stove, toaster, American coffee maker and Italian espresso pot, full refrigerator, microwave.|
|Laundry||Washer – Yes. Dryer – No. Drying rack, clothesline, iron & ironing board provided.|
|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.|
|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 TV receives English language news channels, CD player.|
|Telephone||Loaner cell phone available, no landline phone|
|Internet||High speed WiFi throughout. Computer with DSL in shared workroom with DSL available free to Prisco, Strozzi, Michaela apartment guests.|
|Smoking||No, including on the terrace.|
|Family||Excellent for families due to central location|
|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 is provided|
|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|
Mar 24 - Nov 1
Apr 17 - Apr 24
Dec 19 - Jan 2 2020
(Christmas and Easter- 4 night min)
|1-2 Guests||€ 520||€ 640||€ 720||€ 850||€ 970||€1760||€2460||€3070|
|3 Guests||€ 560||€ 700||€ 800||€ 940||€1080||€1970||€2770||€3490|
|4 Guests||€ 610||€ 760||€ 870||€1030||€1180||€2180||€3090||€3910|
Jan 2 - Mar 24
Nov 1 - Dec 19
|€ 430||€ 520||€ 570||€ 670||€ 760||€1360||€1890||€2360|
|€ 470||€ 580||€ 650||€ 760||€ 870||€1570||€2210||€2780|
|€ 520||€ 640||€ 720||€ 850||€ 970||€1780||€2520||€3200|
Minimum price is for 3 nights. A 4 night minimum for 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 charge at €.50/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.
• Wonderful location, right in the heart of Florence
• Upscale, nice area, very convenient to walk everywhere
• Clean and well maintained modest apartment and remarkably quiet for such a prime location
• Terrace has no views, it faces other buildings across the courtyard
• Kitchenette is suited to light meal preparation since there is no counter space
• Twin sofa beds are smaller than standard U.S. twin
• Decor is Italian mamma style: old fahioned figurines, some synthetic brocade and lace doilies
Our Guest Reviews
Great location. Quite and roomy. Owners helpful. Surprised by having to pay extra for heating (apparently we exceeded the daily limit ).
[So pleased you enjoyed the quietness and roominess and helpful owners. Sorry you overlooked the info provided about the €6/day utility allowance to cover baseline usage. It is normal to exceed that by a little bit in January when it is cold to cover the full cost of heat. The Italy Perfect Team]
Another great stay at the Strozzi
We have stayed at the Strozzi several times over the years. Its location is convenient for visiting and exploring all of Florence. There is now even a grocery store at the end of the block, in addition to the bakery a few doors down. The apartment is well kept, always clean and very comfortable. Mikki and Franco are fantastic hosts and were very helpful in making our stay a pleasant one. We don't hesitate to recommend this property.
Renting an apartment through Italy Perfect was very easy and very organized.
David & Paula
[Thank you David and Paula, we are happy you once again enjoyed staying at the Strozzi and look forward to welcome you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
STROZZI APARTMENT IN FLORENCE -GREAT PLACE TO STAY
Miki and Franco were great hosts, explaining everything and making sure all was going well. From the apartment, a very short walk to great restaurants and historic sites in Florence. Short walk to the train station from which we took several day-trips. We will return to the Strozzi apartment the next time we spend time in Florence!
[Thank you so much Joe and Dianna! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
My wife and I really enjoyed a week at this great location. It is right by the high-end shopping street Via de' Tornabuoni, so is a very secure area. It was our 5th trip to Florence so we felt right at home. We generally like 5 -Star hotels in Europe, and were very pleased w this apartment. Was always quiet. The bed mattress was in very good condition, medium-firm I'd say, which is important for those with back issues. Small US-type drip coffee maker provided in addition to Italian type. Small refrigerator was perfect for our needs, since mostly we ate out. Nice bakery 3 doors down. Heat wave while there, but the AC functioned well. As they note, you will need Euro in cash to deposit and then later settle up for additional electricity fees for AC ( was a total of about E-95 for 7days); we kept it cool at 20 degree C while there average of about 9 hrs/day, but bumped it up to 25C when we were out, if that gives you any guidance. We never had any problems w amount of hot water available for showers, as suggested by another review. Takes 30 sec for water temp adjustment to be realized since comes from a distance, so if you cool off the temp, it takes a while but easy to over-shoot so then could seem like you've run out of hot water....but if you will just wait a while for the adjustment back to warmer to take effect, you realize there is plenty. Easy once you figure out where to move the lever for next time. Even with electricity fee, total cost was similar to about 1 night's charge for 5-Star Savoy Hotel, not far away! Used small interior balcony only for hanging some clothes out to dry. Small washing machine in bathroom was helpful. FYI, there's a large, full service grocery store w good prices close to the Duomo about a block off the north-western end of piazza called Sapori Dintorni (Conrad) w address about 16 Borgo San Lorenzo; otherwise easy to find small convenient stores for milk, OJ etc scattered around the area. Contact with Franco and his wife was very easy, made us feel at home. You'll get detailed instructions from Italy Perfect after you sign up. Franco offered to help arranging cab for departure, but we'd already arranged a car for pickup. Size was fine for a couple. Would definitely stay there again, or in the even larger apartment just across the hall, owned and run by same family.
[Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
What a great trip!
What a great trip! You know the rule, location, location, location. The apartment was perfect. Right in the center of town, we walked everywhere. We also felt very safe at all times even late in the evening. Our accommodations were comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners were lovely and helpful.
I don't travel frequently, so I was a bit anxious being in a strange city without a connection.
I spoke with Lisa at Italy Perfect and knew she was a phone call away if I needed help. Italy Perfect's arrival instructions explained everything I needed to know. I was prepared and there were no surprises. Good job.
I would definitely stay again.
Right in the Heart of Things
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay here with Italy Perfect. Within minutes by foot are all the major sites. Shopping and restaurants all close by. The apartment was surprisingly quiet given the location. Greeters were very helpful and provided all the little things to get us started! Coffee, milk, croissants etc. My second time staying here and loved it just as much.
[Thank you so much Emily, we look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We loved our 6 night stay! The apartment was just exactly what we needed and very thoughtfully appointed.
We couldn’t have picked a better location. The neighborhood was so easy to navigate and almost everything was in easy walking distance. Our hosts were delightful and very helpful. We would highly recommend this apartment.
[Thank you Bill and Betsy, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great location. Great people
Great location. Easy walking distance to the famous sights. Owners are well organized & very helpful
[Thank you Robin! The Italy Perfect Team]
Un posto meraviglioso
Once again we stayed at Mikki and Franco's lovely Strozzi apartment in the heart of Florence. As always, Mikki and Franco and their son Marco were gracious and attentive hosts. We brought our adult daughter for her first ever visit to Florence,and like us,she loved the apartment and its perfect location.
Right next door you have a coffee shop,a bakery and our favorite restaurant Trattoria Marione.
We would never stay anywhere else when we visit Florence. Thank you Mikki and Franco for sharing your wonderful place and thanks to Italy Perfect for making travel so easy!
[We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We really enjoyed our stay. Located in the cultural heart of Florence. Any of the well known locations, such as the Uffizi, the Duomo, the Accademia, and the Arno river are just minutes away. Yet when you come back to the apartment from all the hustle and bustle, you feel you are back home. Safe and quiet.
The hosts Marco and Miki were absolutely fabulous.
Very comfortable apartment. Spacious. Well appointed. Great WiFi. Could use a table fan in the bedroom especially in the summer months.
We did think it was a bit overpriced.
[We are pleased you enjoyed staying at the Strozzi and sorry you didn't ask for a fan as the air conditioner can be set to fan-only mode as well. The Italy Perfect Team]
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
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|