Florence: S Croce Casa Toscana
Sitting Room Frescoes
- Name: S Croce Casa Toscana
- Sleeps: 4 + 1
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: From €2160/week
We were very happy with this apartment.
As comfortable as an English cottage, but in the heart of the historic center of Florence on the Piazza Santa Croce, this tranquil, quiet retreat will welcome you after your days adventures.
In the annex of a noble palazzo, the Casa Toscana apartment is as comfortable as an English cottage. The furnishings are luxurious and the position within the building, with the living room and twin bedroom facing the quiet inner courtyard, offers a tranquil retreat from the busy city.
Conveniently located in the heart of the historical center of Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce.
17-century building adjacent to Palazzo Antellesi.
On fourth floor (North American designation) of the building adjoining the Palazzo Santa Croce, this elegant apartment has traditional high ceilings and frescoes on the living room walls on either side of the working fireplace.
The apartment faces the internal courrtyard of the palazzo so does not experience the sounds of the piazza but, of course, there are no views of the beautiful piazza, either.
Two Bedrooms: master bedroom with queen size bed with en suite bathroom; second bedroom with two single beds that can be joined to make a queen size.Second bathroom with tub and shower.
Fully equipped large eat-in kitchen with charcoal burner in addition to gas range.
The master bedroom and the kitchen have original wood beam ceilings.
A rollaway single bed can be provided for the 5th person, subject to supplemental fee.
Independent heating. Air conditioners.
Facilities: Dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, microwave oven, toaster, American coffee maker, satellite TV, stereo hi-fi, CD and DVD players, high speed wireless connection, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Use of Palazzo private gym.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||Two bedrooms- one with queen size bed with en suite bathroom with shower. Second bedroom with two single beds that can be joined to form a dual king. Rollaway single bed for 5th person, subject to supplemental fee.|
|Floor||3rd Italian, 4th North American|
|Size||1200 sq ft, 110 m2|
|Kitchen||Fully equipped large eat-in kitchen with charcoal burner in addition to gas range. Dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, toaster, American coffee maker,|
|Laundry||Washer, dryer, Iron and ironing board|
|Transport||Several busses pass nearby. Taxis are available.|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV, stereo hi-fi, CD and DVD players. Dual standard DVDs will play North American and European DVDs.|
|Telephone||Telephone, fax machine|
|Family||Good for families and family get-togethers|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning is included; additional housekeeping service available for an extra fee.|
|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.|
|Gym||A small gym with exercise machines is available to guests.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||1 Week||2 Weeks||3 Weeks||4 Weeks|
Apr 1 - Aug 1
Sep 1 - Nov 1
Dec 20 - Jan 10
Nov 1 - Apr 1
Aug 1 - Aug 31
Minimum price is for 3 nights.
The price includes linens & towels (2 sets of linens and towels for all guests), final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.
Not included are utilities (gas & electricity) charged on consumption: Gas €1.00/cubic meter, electricity at €.30/KWH and water at 1.80/cubic meter, security deposit, phone charges and considerable costs attributed to lost keys.
Florence city hospitality tax is paid in cash on arrival. See www.italyperfect.com/tax for details on the hospitality tax.
Cleaning service at the cost of €16 per hour, on request, 2 hours minimum.
Extra cleaned linens and towels at the cost of € 12 for 1 set of linens and 1 set of towels for single bed and € 12 for 1 set of linens and 2 sets of towels for queen bed. Rollaway cot €80 Euros/week or less.
The security deposit is €300 Euros for stays up to 7 nights, €500 Euros for stays from 8 to 14 nights and €1,000 Euros for stays over 15 nights. Security deposit is paid with Euros cash or USD cash or personal check, at check-in. The security deposit less expenses will be returned at check-out in the same currency it was paid in.
Arrivals: Check-in time is between 2:00-6:30pm, Monday through Friday. For arrivals between 6:30-10:00pm Monday through Friday there is a late check-in fee of €50 Euros. No arrival after 10:00pm. Early and late arrivals by appointment. Weekend arrivals are by appointment only. Check-out time is 10:00am.
- Lovely apartments. Very comfortable and well appointed.
- We loved observing the daily life of the piazza starting with street cleaners, dog walkers, children going to school, the first tourists all the way till the after dinner strollers.
- One of the lowest spots in the city, note the high water marks on the buildings in the neighborhood -- on the second floor.
- The Santa Croce church with the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and more is worth a day.
- Additional fees for utilities that are charged according to use.
Our Guest Reviews
Wonderful Penthouse at Santa Croce Plaza
While we had high hopes for our family week in Florence with our 3 grown up children; Miravista clearly exceeded our expectations. It was a very comfortable, nicely understated decorated, with good 2 1/2 bathrooms and ample kitchen, sunny penthouse.
While it had a good modern elevator, other than the day we arrived and departed with the luggage, the 5 of us (age 63, 61, our children 34, 31 and 29) always preferred the fun of enjoying to walk up and down the 92 steps; particularly after a nice dinner.
Unfortunately, the weather was a bit cold as to enjoy the beautiful terrace overlooking the Plaza and the mountains; if it were spring or summer we would have spent long hours there...
Waking up and having a leisure breakfast in front of the large window and terrace overlooking the Plaza was a fantastic way to start the day.
The restaurant below was one of the best we had and at good prices; the owners and staff were incredibly friendly; we spent new year's eve with them.
The location was great; just a 3 block walk to most of the landmarks...and yet quiet enough from the bulk of the tourists.
Finally, the host was very educated and made our checkin / checkout a breeze.
In addition, Pat Byrne was incredibly friendly and efficient and was making sure our reservation, paperwork and itinerary was up to date....Thank you Pat & Madelyne!
Everything was wonderful.
Everything was wonderful.
Thank you so very much.
Refuge in a Very Active Area
When we walked into crowded, noisy, Piazza Santa Croce on a warm sunny fall day, the first inclination was to say "Oh, no, we've made a bad choice." for accommodations. To our absolute delight, the apartment we rented did not open over the Piazza and the noise was minimal. The apartment was very well furnished and extremely comfortable. Other than a wonky microwave, things worked well. The only drawbacks were the odd location of a step in the bathroom and the step inside the door, possibly due to renovations and the only way to lay new pipes and wires. The top of the door frame to the kitchen is low, so anyone over 6 feet tall will need to be extra careful not to hit it with his/her head. The staff who welcomed us were helpful and thorough in explaining the instructions relevant to the property. We would definitely look at Italy Perfect for a future trip.
[Thank you Verona, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
lovely stay at Casa Toscana
This apartment is in a perfect location for exploring Florence. It is spacious, and more than enough space for our family of four. Don't miss the Sant'Ambrogio market for lunch. Thanks to Italy Perfect for a wonderful stay.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Toscana. Florence is an ideal base for touring and day trips. We loved the location of the apartment. The Piazza Santa Croce is beautiful and is convenient to everything with all the coffee shops, markets, and restaurants that are near. The apartment is well furnished and had everything we needed. The rooms are spacious.
Italy Perfect was great to deal with. We had to make a couple changes on our reservation and Lisa was very helpful. We would definitely rent from them again.
[Thank you! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great Placs and Location
This apartment has a terrific location and when Toscana and David are joined together it is great, Both these units are well stocked. We used the AC and the extra cost was not more than $45 euros
[Delighted you enjoyed this special location and the pair of apartments worked well for your clan. The Italy Perfect Team]
We had a wonderful stay in Florence. This apartment is very spacious and comfortable. The location was great. Our greeter was very helpful. Would highly recommend this apartment for families. The restaurant right next door was very good and very friendly. Thanks Italy Perfect for the wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend them to friends.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
The location couldn't be better. Plenty of room for all five of us. Plus everyone had there own bath plus air conditioner in all rooms. Host were very accommodating and answered all questions. Only one flaw kitchen needed a few more items (soap for dishes and surfaces). Our six days couldn't have been better.
[We are delighted your stay was so nice. The Italy Perfect team]
Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped.
Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped. It was located in a historic palazzo turned into apartments on the Piazza Santa Croce. Our interests were in history, art, and architecture so the location was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere and even manage one of our party in a wheelchair. There is a "super" market a few blocks away for anything from staples to fine wine. We ate well everyday in a restaurant near our morning excursions, so all over the historic area. Food was great everywhere. Our travel companions are world-class consumers of gelato and give world-class honors to the small gelateria around the corner, facing the convent associated with Santa Croce. The folks at Italy Perfect were very helpful. And, yes, I would certainly seek them out again and recommend them to friends.
We were in Casa Toscana for five nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The apartment was very comfortable, and just as pictured - in fact the space was rather larger than it appears in the photos. The kitchen was very well-equipped with nice quality dishes, appliances and everything we needed to cook a festive Christmas dinner. The beds were comfortable, with nice linens and duvets. There was a large storage unit in the hallway for suitcases and coats. As the windows face into a courtyard, it was very quiet. The location, of course, can’t be beaten, right on Piazza Santa Croce, with an easy walk to all the sights and a score of good restaurants. We’d like to thank Francesca for making check in and check out so easy and for arranging a car to take us back to Bologna airport. The driver, Sergio, was very friendly and efficient. We hope to return and have already recommended the apartment to friends. Thanks also to ItalyPerfect for a smooth booking process. A couple of recommendations - Finisterrae on the other side of the square for breakfast pastries and delicious desserts, and Boccadama, right next to the apartment, for lunch or dinner.
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Piazza Signoria, Uffizi - 7 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio - 12 min walk|
|Cathedral Duomo - 8 min walk|
|Train Station - 10 min taxi|