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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO

Bedrooms 4
Space 180 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

for 5 pers+ 2 children with garden, pool and aircondition new sys

This charming and sophisticated apartment with garden, pool and a completely new air condition and heating system in the very historical centre of Florence is absolutely unique. It offers a personal home to everybody who is interested in visiting Florence. The owners live in there themselves and that is why it has still a familiar flair. It has been restored for the family and not for the purpose of renting it out, which makes the difference in the choice of materials, and quality. Both owners are architects and made it to their taste and the necessities of their family with two daughters.Three suites, each on two floors are composed of study on the ground floor and bed gallery because the original height of the ceilings allowed this architectural composition of great taste and chic, sophisticated lifestyle.

Four bath rooms each with a shower on the ground floor and one with a jacuzzi bath tub on the top level for the master bed room only.

The double living area is spacious and reflects the original building and history of the house offering even entertainment space with a Piano. In addition there is an extra TV room to enjoy films with the family and/or friends with the option of 'chaise longues' , armchairs with the possibility to put up your legs.

Each bedroom has an integrated study on the ground floor with a desk and a place to chill, while on the upper part are walk in closets and spacious bed rooms.

A perfect combination and successful playing with the heights. The very central location, the garden with enough outside space for a dinner party and the extraordinary existence of a pool in the heart of the historical centre of Florence makes this apartment so special and unique. It has been designed by a couple of two young architects who made the concept for their family with two children and a maid, with a perfect mix for all ages and combinations, with refined materials and colours. It is a very representative apartment of which one can be proud of living in it.

It´s special touch shows that the owners were always in touch with historical architecture, love art and design and made a harmonious mix in their apartment in Florence down town.

Summary of rooms :


TV room

3 bathrooms with shower on the ground floor

1 bathroom on the first floor

4 bedrooms of which 3 are suites with stairs inside up to the sleeping part and studio downstairs

3 studies and desks

1 huge double living room with an open fire place and piano forte with exit to the garden

1 dining room with view onto the garden

1 kitchen with exit to the garden

1 garden with a terrace and a pergola

1 pool

Luxury Apartment in the heart of Florence on the top floor is the 'Panorama Hotel', a fine Art Hotel in case you should have more guests than you can host in the apartment.

More Details

Property Manager
Claudia Pirazzi
Member since: 2002
Speaks english, german, italian, Bavarian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Claudia Pirazzi

We are a family of three now and the children study abroad. We were both architects and I am very busy with my work. We love art, design and historical buildings, we love to travel and learning about culture and cultures.

Claudia Pirazzi purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Claudia Pirazzi chose San Marco-San Gallo

This apartment with it´s crossed vaulted ceilings, it´s garden in the centre of Florence and it spacious height gave us immediately the impression of what we could do here and we did. We could not believe it that we managed to the the permit for the pool here!

What makes this apartment unique

The location which is an AAA location with a garden and a private pool, it´s space and size and the cut, which gives each member a suite and not only a bed room. A luxury apartment so close to all museums and churches allows you also in the hot summer to enjoy Florence as you can refresh yourself even between one visit and another in your own private pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a beautiful house, very comfortable, great location in Florence. We had a wonderful stay, we really enjoyed it. Blessings
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in San Marco-San Gallo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Balance is to be brought in Euro at arrival day
  • Airco/heating are extra based on consumption
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Silver Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Complete bath on the ground floor
    Seewater Bathroom - bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , With two sinks and basins and one big shower
    Green little Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Essential small bath with shower in the corner
    Master bath - toilet , jacuzzi , A SPA bath in harmonious tones and mirrors
  • The master bath is an optical game and offers all you need for a comfortable and intimate bath. The spa like master bath incorporates tone in tone glass mosaic walls, marble top and mirrors to fit in mosaic frames. The master bath is a master piece of architectural design and solution.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Suite - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Bedroom for one or two persons with studio
    Orange Suite - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Desk on the ground floor, bed and wardrobe upstairs.
    Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Studio with night part upstairs and ensuite bath
    4th Bedroom for single Persone with own bath - Classical place to hit the sack with own bath and shower
  • The master-suite is distributed on two floors which share one huge beautiful window. On the ground floor is a library, the golden desk and the computer connection and on the first floor the bedroom space. A small iron staircase leads to the gallery where is placed the king size bed and drawers, a walk in wardrobe and a silver and wistaria tone in tone with darker lilac bathroom with a jacuzzi- bath tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
If you should want cleaning service, we are happy to provide this for you. The apartment is 170 m² on the ground floor and the galleries of another 70 m² which have a hight of 2 m.


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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic apartment close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay for our family of 5 which includes 3 teenagers. Beautiful garden gave us sunlight and a reason to enjoy the rain. Gran Caffe San Marco is just down the street for morning (and afternoon, and evening...) coffee and pastries, La Capanna Trattoria for lunch and dinner (several times) was delicious, the proprietors so kind and enthusiastic when they saw us coming. Train station was an easy 12-minute walk, but there were also plenty of taxis available. This apartment is close to everything, especially David. The kitchen is lovely and well-equipped with everything you need including a beautiful gas stove and large refrigerator and even a microwave. Pam locale supermarket is also close by, we stopped there for snacks and breakfast supplies when we first arrived late evening. Everyone we met was so kind and friendly. Claudia was exceedingly helpful and offered great suggestions, checking in to be sure we had what we needed. We were pleasantly surprised to find absolutely no problems with the internet or heating! Netflix worked every time. There’s a small clothes washer and dryer which meant we were able to pack light. Lots of space for our relatives to stop in for visits. We would definitely love to stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carter, thank you for taking the time for your friendly words and thank you how clean and in order you left the apartment. I appreciated the attention you showed towards this private home and you are always welcome back home! The weather in "your" week was really dreadful and we were very happy that you took it easy. Warm regards Claudia
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Family Trip to Florence

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time in Europe & so glad we wound up in Florence in this apartment. My daughter is studying abroad & staying localally, so this location was perfect being that she would spend the week with us & still get to classes. We had plenty of room for the 5 of us, all adults & everything we needed to keep us comfortable. It was clean & had plenty of space to hang out as a family. The location was perfect. We could walk to most places to shop or sightsee. Although we didn’t do any tours, there were plenty of tour busses right near us, so if your taking tours, it seems very easy to catch a bus. Claudia was very helpful & patient & even offered to have some groceries in the fridge when we arrived. The local store was great & we were able to get anything we needed to keep us comfortable for the week. Her son Giacomo was responsible the week we were visiting. He was so nice, helpful, friendly & personable. It was all around a great experience & would recommend this property to anyone with a group of 4 or more. This Irish family loved Italy!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay in Florence in this apartment which I like also so much for it´s uniqueness. You have been great guests and I thank you for taking time to review and obviously you made a mum happy! Kind regards Claudia
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New York, NY

Splendid location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment in a great area in florence within walking distance of everything, and yet quiet and not in the fray of all the city center activities. The apartment is large and rambling, and feels quite spacious and is a lovely respite from city outside. It's very comfortable and has all the amenities that anyone could ask for. We loved having the pool to soak our feet in after a day out walking, and a private outdoor courtyard. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. Like most of Italy, the wifi is not great and there is no realy 'hi-speed' internet in Florence as far as we can tell, but it was enough to get by. The owner's agent was incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed and responded so quickly and graciously. We had a wonderful time there.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully decorated, high quality fixtures, lots of space. A five or ten minute walk from the Duomo, in a quiet area filled with universities. If you rent a car a decent, relatively cheap, for Firenze, parking lot is available near Piazza Libertad. Only one bedroom is really designed for a couple, and it's fantastic. A nook upstairs in the back also has a smallish double bed. And there are two bedrooms with single beds that can easily fit extra cots. Lots of beautifully designed space and lots of family mementos which add to the charm. If you read Italian there is a huge library. Even a piano is included. And the garden is gorgeous! We didn't swim in the pool, but is was a wonderful spot to sit and dangle our feet after long days walking the streets of Firenze. Would definitely come back again. Claudia was very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wayne, thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure having you and I am grateful that you left the apartment so neatly and in order. We would be happy to welcome you another time. Kind regards Claudia
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Gorgeous property in the perfect part of town!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment was perfect for our family of six ranging from 18-58. Everyone had plenty of privacy when needed, but there was also plenty of space to come together for meals and recaps of the day's events. Claudia was so responsive in checking us in and letting our 23 year old son check us out. The apartment is in the perfect part of town, never more than a 30 minute walk to all of the sites. The courtyard with a pool was the perfect spot to come home to after a day of touring. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family. We were thrilled to have found this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lani, it was so nice meeting you and having a chat with you and the generation of also our sons! Thank you that you left the house in perfect conditions. That is how we like our guests: treating a private home with respect! Thank you again and I hope to see you all. Good luck to your son in Japan! All the best Claudia
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Arlington, TX

Intriguing space. Spectacular courtyard!

  • 5 of 5

Warm, welcoming color everywhere. Beautifully furnished. Wonderful, well equipped kitchen space. Bathrooms: new, spotless, luxurious . Little stairways leading here and there remind you that you're in a very ancient building. The two architects who created the environment have retained the character while reviving every surface and space; the outcome is a modern, delightful, comfortable design! All this is impressive but the BEST part of the residence is the courtyard with pool! I couldn't believe it was all ours to enjoy! Claudia, our host, was very kind and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you as our guests and that you enjoyed your stay so much. We have to thank you that you left everything tidy and clean and hope you will be back. Kind regards Claudia
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Firenze Tuscany, Florence, FLR, 30min
Nearest Barpub
Just around the conrer the best pastry and coffee
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno, Pisa Tuscany Italy
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino, the first Golf Club in Italy since 1889
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Firenze S.M.N.- Florence main station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1 Florence Rome, Bologna-Firenze-Roma
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Italian kitchen within a few meters
Nearest Ski
87 Kilometres
Abetone - Skiing
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Migliarino and Marina di Pisa a lovely day trip
Car: not necessary

The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia, which are all within 10-15 minutes walk from the apartment. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the 'newest' area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors.It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. Florence city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

Florence is known as the 'cradle of the Renaissance' (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights. The dome, 600 years after its completion, is still the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world. In 1982, the historic centre of Florence (Italian: centro storico di Firenze) was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The centre of the city is contained in medieval walls that were built in the 14th century to defend the city. At the heart of the city, in Piazza della Signoria, is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune (1563–1565), which is a masterpiece of marble sculpture at the terminus of a still-functioning Roman aqueduct.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in San Marco-San Gallo, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018/2019
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Jan-Feb 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning AU$188.36

The downpayment of 25% is at the same time a reservation fee and NOT refundable. 75% at check in can be given in cash.
The final cleaning is due to be paid at arrival and the amount for this is 120 Euro independent from the length of the rental period is for 5 persons. For any additional person will be charged 45 Euro. Heating will be charged (usually from the 1st of November to the 1st of April) on consumption. In summer air condition will be charged based on consumption. We have installed separate meters. Fees for any kind of money transfer are due to the tenant.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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