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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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In the first room there is a large living room with a sofa bed, television, dining table with 6 chairs and air conditioning.

The fully equipped kitchen with utensils, plates, glasses, cutlery, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, with a table for 6 people.

From the living room a corridor leads to the sleeping area. The first room has two single beds or one double bed, a large closet, a window overlooking the rooftops and air conditioning.

The second room has a double bed convertible into 2 twin beds with the addition of a third bed. This too has a window overlooking the rooftops and air conditioning

The windowed bathroom and 'with a shower.

From Living Room is accessed via an external staircase to a magnificent terrace of over 20 square meters on the roof, equipped with gazebo, chairs, table, barbecue and sink, with a view of all the major monuments and around Florence.

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About the property


The four apartments are located in Via dei Blacks, 1, in the historic center of Florence in the limited traffic area reserved for residents, a stone's throw from Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, shops and services.

They are situated on the first and third floor from the first floor (after 20 steps) of an ancient palace of 1400 called Historical Palazzo Mellini.

The first apartment called THE TERRACE (http: // www. Palazzomellini. Com / the-roof-terrace) comprises:

In the first room there is a large living room with a sofa bed, television, dining table with 6 chairs and air conditioning.

The fully equipped kitchen with utensils, plates, glasses, utensils, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, toaster, with a table for 6 people.

From the living room a corridor leads to the sleeping area. The first room has two single beds or one double bed, a large closet and a window overlooking the rooftops.

The second bedroom has a double bed convertible into 2 twin beds with a possible third bed. This too has a window overlooking the rooftops.

The bathroom with a window and 'complete with shower.

From the Living Room is accessed via an outside staircase to a magnificent terrace of 20 square meters on the roof, equipped with gazebo, chairs, table, barbecue and sink, with views of all the major monuments of Florence and surroundings.

Also on the third floor sitrova the second apartment called BELVEDERE (http: // www. Palazzomellini. Com / apartment-lookout)

By entering this apartment luminosisiimo along a long corridor along which are located the doors of access to a large utility room / cloakroom, a kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and dining table.

Continuing in the hallway is the door to the first room double or twin beds and in which 'can add a third single bed.

At the end of the hallway leads to a spacious living room equipped with digital terrestrial and satellite TV and a sofa bed.

The living room leads to the bathroom with shower and the second bedroom that can be made up of two single beds or one double bed. This room gives access to the terrace overlooking the hills of Florence and Forte Belvedere

.Soggiorno And both bedrooms are air conditioned.

On the first floor of medesimopalazzo are other 2 apartments named Giotto (http: // www. Palazzomellini. Com / giotto-apartment) and MICHELAMGELO (http: // www. Palazzomellini. Com / michelangelo-en) both with 1 kitchen, 1 living room, 2 bgagni and 2 or 3 bedrooms.

They can also be rented together for a maximum capacity not 18/20 pesons


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Santa Croce, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • BATHROOM WINDOW WITH SINK WC bidet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Very nice at top of building with view of Duomo

  • 5 of 5

The two apartments combined (Terrace and Belvedere) accommodated all 11 of us. We were able to share meals in the Terrace’s kitchen, always very nice for a large group. They are nicely located in the Santa Croce district and about 5 minutes walk from the heart of Florence. There’s a supermarket (Conad) 3 minutes from the apartments as well as one of the best Panini places on the street.

Salvatore was a welcoming host and always ready to help. We’ll definitely go back next time we are in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for visiting Florence

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Apartment Belvedere. The building location is absolutely perfect for visiting all the sites in the historic center of Florence. It is only a 15 minute walk to just about anywhere, making it very convenient to drop back to the apartment for lunch, take a rest, pick-up forgotten stuff or drop off recent purchases. Tons of restaurants nearby, though we mainly cooked at home and ate in the snug kitchen. This is the only rental I've ever stayed at where the knives were sharp. The kitchen is adequately equipped, plenty of dishes, an efficient set of cookware, and nothing missing that didn't have a workaround. It takes ten minutes to toast bread in a panini press, in case you wondered. The apartment was actually more spacious than we expected. Very comfortable for a family or two couples willing to share the single bathroom. Beds were very comfortable, which I can attest to since I got dreadfully ill and had to spend two days lying down. Our host, Salvatore was wonderful, giving us guidance on finding antibiotics and offering to call an ambulance, which fortunately we did not need. He checked on us regularly to make sure I was all right. He also called a cab for us when we left, then came and waited with us until he was sure it had picked us up. There is no closet or wardrobe in one of the two bedrooms. The other bedroom has a large old fashioned wardrobe suitable for accessing fantasy realms. We did laundry in the washing machine, which takes two hours to do a load, as all Italian washers seem to, but it dried quickly on the balcony, which gets lots of direct sunlight. The apartments in this building are not fully wheelchair accessible, but there is a stairlift that gets you from the ground floor to within three steps of the tiny elevator that takes you up the rest of the way. There is only one step in the Belvedere apartment, between the bedrooms and the kitchen. So someone who has some ambulatory issues could still stay here. There are food shops and grocery stores in easy walking distance, but don't miss the fabulous public market with acres of fresh meat, produce, gourmet cheese, cured meats, sweets and specialty foods. It's only abut a 15 minute walk, like everything else. This was one of our very best VRBO stays. Highly recommended. You do get some street noise since you are in the heart of busy Florence, but this would be true anywhere you stay in the old city.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 just spent 4 nights staying in the Appartamento Belvedere. It was by far the best place we stayed in during our 2 weeks in Italy. The location is great - near to beautiful sites, the Arno River, good restaurants and excellent gelato! The apartment was well equipped which was good for us since we did use the kitchen to cook breakfasts and a few dinners. There is also a grocery store a block away. There was air conditioning and screens on most of the windows too. I can't wait to go back and stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our staff in the Giotto. The apartment was perfect and it was so wonderful working with Salvatore. He met us and then took the time to provide us information, directions to where we needed to be and ideas for things to do. We had seven adults and the apartment had plenty of room. The building has wonderful charm and perfect location. We got everywhere we wanted to go by walking. Florence is a beautiful city and all seven of us thought this apartment was perfect! Highly recommend and hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in delightful apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well located; within easy walking distance to major sightseeing attractions. The apartment amenities are accurately described by the owner. The apartment was clean and the three of us found it spacious. Beds were very comfortable. The owner, Salvatore, met us at the apartment and gave us an excellent welcome. Upon our arrival he showed us how to use the appliances and generously provided some breakfast items. He took time to give us insightful restaurant and sightseeing tips for the city of Florence, including recommendations to enjoy the Calico Storico (aka human soccer) related festivities during our visit in June. We enjoyed our stay at Salvator's apartment and would rent it again on our next visit to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

My 2 cousins and I stayed in this beautiful apartment (The Michelangelo unit) for 10 nights. It has been newly remodeled, but they left the charm in place (like the painted ceilings).

The apartment was very clean, comfortable and large enough so that the 3 of us could spread out and not feel crowded. It is located in a lively neighborhood, with lots of shops and restaurants very close by. We walked to most of the sites, without the need of transportation. We liked having a washing machine to wash our clothes, and we also liked the big dining table to eat, drink vino and set our plans for the following day's adventures on. The kitchen is small but functional and clean. We didn't come here to cook anyway. There was plenty of hot water with good pressure in the nice new showers.

Salvatore went out of his way to take my cousin to the bank to cash in her 500 euro bill. The bank didn't even want it. (advice: don't bring bills larger than 100 euro to Italy) Salvatore did get it broken for her with some hassle for him. Thank you so much for doing this, Salvatore.

Checking in and out was easy. He was there at the apartment to meet us, and to help with our over-shopped stuffed suitcases when we left.. He also called the taxi for us; so helpful.

We would most certainly recommend this apartment to friends and family, and would love to come back to stay if we ever get the chance to come back to this beautiful city again.

We really enjoyed staying here, couldn't ask for a better location, or a nicer landlord. Thank you again.



  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1800 Metres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: not necessary