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Ms. Lucia

Member since: 2001
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Speaks english, french, russian, italian

Discover Florence in a quiet apartment with a gorgeous view, air conditioning

48 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Santa Maria Novella holiday apartment

2 bedrooms, living room, bathroom with shower, full kitchen, terrace with view.

The apartment Montebello is located on the fifth floor with lift until the fourth floor than there are 2o steps to reach the apartment. It consists of a large living room, one double room, one single room, a spacious bathroom with shower and a fully furnished kitchen. TV, WiFI, air conditioning, dish washer and washing machine are provided.

Few steps leads you to beautiful terrace from where you can admire a gorgeous view of 360° on the city and hills around Florence.

Apartment “Montebello” is located in the hearth of Florence and it is located one of the most silent and peaceful city-centre streets, Via Montebello. The apartment's neighborhood was called “Ognissanti” thanks to the presence of the florentine-baroque Church “Ognissanti”. From 1865 to 1871 Florence was the capital of the recently enstablished Kingdom of Italy, so that many palaces in the Ognissanti neighborhood (including that of Montebello Apartment) were built in order to host the members of the Government and their families. The area is plenty of typical italian craftsmen's bottegas, medieval churches, osterias, trattorias and outstanding italian restaurants. The famous Lungarni are just around the corner and the Duomo is just a five minutes walk from Montebello Apartment, Palazzo Vecchio – 10 minutes, Ponte Vecchio – 7 minutes, Palazzo Pitti – 15 minutes and the Uffizzi Museum – 8 minutes, Santa Maria Novella station- 5 minutes.

Just next to the apartment's palace is situated the bus stop of the Florence Site-seeing red buses and others. Nearby the Montebello street there are two supermarkets, some bakeries and delicious pastry shops.

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ms. Lucia (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, russian, italian

About Ms. Lucia

Hello! My name is Lucia and I am the owner of the apartment La Casina. I also run other apartments in Florence and I am happy to do my best to offer a selection of great apartments to my guests to make the is stay unforgettable !!!

Ms. Lucia purchased this apartment in 2010

Reviews

5
based on 48 traveller reviews

Discover Florence in a quiet apartment with a gorgeous view, air conditioning
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
5

The view from on top won me over in advance but there was also convenience and charm.

  • 5 of 5

The location is convenient to the Ufizzi and Duomo, etc yet is a relatively quiet location a half-block from the Arno. Past two sets of big front doors, a small elevator took us to the 4th floor and another flight walking up brought us to a charming apartment with a pleasant bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. I loved the views from the patio/deck (another flight up). On arrival we were met by Lucia who was professional, pleasant, indeed very helpful. She explained procedures and made a great restaurant suggestion. I didn't feel a need to ask about HVAC - I could see prominent radiators and wall air conditioners. We were quite comfortable until late the third day when we sought trigger the radiators but could find no thermostat. I called Lucia and she promptly appeared to remove the November chill. We passed our local church several times and only stepped in because we had "time to kill" between our exit and the taxi ride to the airport. I strongly encourage a visit to the nearby Chiesa Ognissanti and its cloisters, and behold paintings by Giotto, Ghirlandaio and Botticelli, (who is buried there). I believe Amerigo Vespucci is as well. Three days were a mere introduction to Florence with no chance to explore greater Tuscany. When we return, I hope to again stay at Lucia's, 7 Via Montebello.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind words! I surely will be very happy to welcome you again in Florence!!! Lucia
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5

Location, Comfort & That Terrace - Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed at maybe 25 apartments through HomeAway, & have become pretty choosy as to what I'm looking for.

This has it all, and I really do mean that. It is sheer perfection.

To begin with it is in a great spot. Everything is reachable on foot, and there are cafes, shops & a supermarket less than 200m away.

The Uffizi, Palazzo Strozzi, Ponte Vecchio, etc, are a 10 minute stroll away.

It's also a great location for a runner like me and Lucia was kind to suggest an excellent route around and up to Piazzole Michelangelo for stunning city views. I can also recommend a steep but rewarding 15km return run to Fiesole in the hills to the north.

The appartment itself is simply beautiful. The main bedroom & sitting room are comfortable & relaxing. The kitchen is excellent, and well equipped, and there is even a lift for all but one flight of stairs- a true rarity!

However, the highlight must be the terrace. Dawn breakfasts, and dusk drinks are a must even in late October. The view is unsurpassed in anywhere I have ever stayed.

Add to this how helpful, kind & easy to communicate with Lucia has been, and this has been one of the 2 or 3 best places I have ever stayed.

I am loathe to review so positively, since I always suspect that it can't really be that good.

This truly is. Please don't book it all up too far in advance- I want to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Graham, I thank you very much for your kind words! I am happy you had a good time in Florence and, as i told you, i wait for you for the next Florence Marathon or for any other competition you would like to attend here in Tuscany!!! Good luck! Lucia
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5

Great Location and a Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in an excellent location, five minutes walking from the train station, no more than a ten minute walk to the Duomo and just a minute from a bridge which will take you over the Arno to the quieter Oltrarno. The apartment is nicely appointed and the owner is a delight to work with. And as everyone has noted, the rooftop terrace offers wonderful views of the city, especially at night. You will love this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello!!! I am happy you had a good stay and that you liked the apartment! I wish you all the best, Lucia
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5

Perfect apartment in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely, clean, and updated apartment in the heart of a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to all that Florence has to offer. The rooftop private deck was an added bonus with spectacular views of the entire city! Ms. Lucia was a gracious hostess, and takes great pride in all details related to her apartment - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David, Thank you for your kind words, I am happy you had a good stay! I hope to see you again, Lucia
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5

A really delightful place to stay that met all our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is both very clean and modern as well as being stylishly furnished with some interesting and elegant traditional furnishings.The location is excellent as it is not only within easy walking distance of all the main sites of Florence but also quiet and secure. The private roof terrace has stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside. Lucia was most friendly, helpful and informative throughout our stay. We hope to return soon to both Florence and the apartment which we would recommend. Thank you Lucia!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julia!!! thank you for all your kind words! I hope to see you again in Florence! Take care! Lucia
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5

Excellent apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a great location, about a 15 minute walk to most of the great sites in Florence. The roof top terrace is fantastic. We had dinner up there several times, and breakfast there every day. Our last day we got up early to watch the sun rise over the Duomo. The beds were great, kitchen is well equipped, bathroom is good with small but well-functioning shower, and a very nice washing machine. The only drawback is that the living room chairs are not very comfortable -- would have been nice to have comfortable chairs or a couch to hang out on after a day of walking all over Florence. But everything else was great, and Ms. Lucia was a gracious and helpful host. She met us on arrival and had good orientation information, and responded promptly to questions by text when the need arose.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! I will surely think over the possibility of having an couch. I hope to see you again! Lucia
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci - Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Borgognissanti
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Santa Maria Novella Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Firenze A1 or A11
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Via Montebello, Borgognissanti, Via Il Prato
Nearest Ski
86 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio- Lucca
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the neighborhood of Santa Maria Novella, the one where the central train station is. You can have some rest from the trip sitting in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, then visit the basilica and walk a bit along the characteristic streets nearby. If you walk up to via della Scala take a look to the historical pharmacy, the oldest in Europe. The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella is not an ordinary pharmacy: enter here will be like entering a museum.

If you like walking around you should visit the maghificence of the Ognissanti Church, at only two minutes form the apartment.

You can see the Last Supper made by Domenico Ghirlandaio and the Crucifix by Giotto. Many handcrafts shops, restaurants, typical trattorias offers you a big opportunity to choose what you like more.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas time
3 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$193
A$1,248
 
 
Winter
10 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$178
A$1,070
 
 
Spring/summer/Autumn
25 Feb 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$193
A$1,348
 
 
Winter
6 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$178
A$1,070
 
 
Christmas time
2 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$193
A$1,348
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$193
A$1,348
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Arrival time is usually from 17:00 to 19:00 or in according with me and you. Check-out time should be not later than 10:00 in the morning.
To avoid long queues I can provide for tickets museum reservation for Uffizzi, Accademia and PItti Palace (for free).
WIFi is available and free. If you like to come by car there are two garage nearby.
My cell phone is on h24 for any emergency of help you need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There is one bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double room - 1 large double bed
    Single room - 1 single bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • There are two bedrooms, one double and one single. The double rooms has one king size bed and ion the single room there is one single bed, we can add a single pull out bed.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services