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Excellent & quiet location in the heart of Florence, best for families. ADSL

76 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Fortezza da Basso holiday apartment

2 rooms apartment to sleep 2-5, with large comfortable bathroom tub & shower

Ideally located in the heart of Florence, completely renovated in 2009. The best accommodation for a couple, for a family with children or for a group of friends. Fully furnished with air conditioning and heating. The bedroom has a double bed (or two single beds). In the living room there are a double sofa/bed and a single sofa/bed. In total 2 to 5 sleep. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, gas stove, microwave oven. It also has a washing/drying machine. The bathroom is large and comfortable, with both shower and bathtub. Wonderful tiling, italian design, and contemporary designed sanitary fittings and water taps. Big windows for a warm and pleasant sun light. It is on the ground floor, with independent entrance, in an unexpected internal courtyard with a garden, which makes the contest unique and silent, even if the apartment is in the centre of the town. It is available a internet ADSL WIFI and cable connection.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dario (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian


based on 76 traveller reviews

Excellent & quiet location in the heart of Florence, best for families. ADSL
average rating of 4.9342103 based on 76 reviews
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK

Perfect to explore Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is situated on the ground floor and it is generously proportioned with comfortable furnishings and is ideal for couples wanting to explore Florence (the apartment can actually sleep 5 thanks to the sofa beds, however, as access to the bathroom is via the bedroom, you might need to consider this).

The apartment's location is in a residential part of the city, set back from the street and it is nice and quiet, however, you can very easily walk to all areas within the compact city. For example, you can walk to the railway station (Santa Maria Novella) in 10 minutes (even with a large suitcase!), the Duomo in 10 minutes, the Ponte Vecchio in 15 minutes, Galleria dell'Accademia in 5 minutes... and the list goes on! If you're prepared to walk a little further (up hill), I would highly recommend walking to Forte di Belvedere for the breath-taking views of the city of Florence. It will take you about 40 minutes to walk there, however, you can reward yourself with gelato or caffé on the way there and back!

We found that food and drink in restaurants was always of a very high standard, however it can be a little pricey. If you are prepared to explore a street or two away from the main tourist spots you can find some really superb establishments, where the pricing is actually very cheap! I would highly recommend the 'Il Vegetariano' restaurant which is just around the corner from the apartment (literally 2 minutes walk), where the quality of the food is very high and the pricing is low! Also the organic pizza at SimBIOsi located on Via de' Ginori is very good indeed.

I would recommend that if you are visiting Florence during the peak season that you investigate the "Firenze-Card". We didn't get one, however, when we were stood in large queues (having already bought our tickets), we found out that the Firenze-Card provides priority queue-jumping access into museums and galleries. I think that it may cost a little more than a standard ticket, so you need to consider cost versus time stood in very long queues!

I would certainly stay at this apartment again... it was perfect for us.

The final word goes to the owners, Dario and Margareta who were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Florence Rental

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location. Me, my wife, my two sons and daughter stayed here. All of us agreed, this apartment was the perfect place for our vacation in Florence. We woke up every morning and simply headed out the door to see the sights. Dario is the best! He gave us several recommendations regarding what to see in Florence and around Florence. The apartment itself is very well furnished and equipped with all the necessary items. It is very spacious with high ceilings that create volume. It is suitable for families travelling with kids. All beds are very comfortable with clean quality bed lining. There was enough towels and toiletries. The kitchen is well equipped. It takes approximately 15 minutes walking to get to the train station. I will definitely recommend this apartment to our friends traveling to Florence. Big thanks again to Dario for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable apartment with helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Dario, the owner, responded very quickly to my emails and was always very helpful with information. We found the apartment very easily, about 10-15 minutes walk from the SMN station in Florence depending how much luggage you have. The flat is hidden away from the road inside a long passageway and then a courtyard. Although on the ground floor it was very safe. The flat had plenty of room for 2 people and would have been ok for 3-4. We had twin beds for my friend and I and it was extremely quiet in the evenings for sleeping. The temperature inside was very pleasant and stayed around 21 degrees all day and night. The large bathroom had a very spacious shower as well as a bath. There was plenty of room in the lounge and kitchen area and lots of crockery and utensils. The wifi worked perfectly. There was seating for 4 at the table as well as a large sofa bed that would have seated 3 and a single sofa bed for another person. There was a tv and a dvd player. Dario explained everything to us very well and helped me with my mobile phone. He left a lovely bottle of chianti for us as well. There is a supermarket a few steps in one direction and a bakery just a few doors down in the other direction. There is also a lovely little cafe with an indoor garden perfect for breakfasts, lunches or just coffee and/or gelatos. The owners were very nice and the prices were very cheap. The cafe is in a little street just to the right of the bakery. So, there is plenty of everything close by. I would highly recommend this apartment and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, California

GREAT, convenient apartment in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

My highest rating for our host, Dario, and his beautiful modern ground-floor

apartment in Firenze.. Our family of 5 enjoyed the great location, about 2 blocks from the central market. (Be sure to take advantage of all the food available there.) We walked to all the tourist sites in town.

ps Try to follow Dario's suggestion of a short bus trip up to Fiesole for the view and the archeological site.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very conveniently located and spacious one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in Dario's apartment in the heart of Florence. The location is great! All of the key Florence sights and museums are within easy walking distance (e.g. it's about 300 meters from Michelangelo's David in the Academia). The apartment itself is very spacious for a one-bedroom with a very nice kitchen and a huge bathroom and 10-foot ceilings throughout. Really, even by American standards, the bathroom is very generously sized (important for me as I'm a big guy and I find typical European bathrooms -- especially showers -- a bit "cozy" at times). Lots of floor-to-ceiling windows that make the apartment feel even larger and full of light.

The place was meticulously clean and well equipped. We made breakfast each morning in the kitchen, made good use of the washing machine and the dish washer. It as a great value and a great place to stay for us. I would definitely recommend to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment with our two young daughters (aged six and three) and it was perfect. The apartment was clean, quiet, well taken care of, and stocked with the essentials you would need for a long stay. Dario and his wife were very friendly and helpful with recommendations of what to see, where to eat. We booked a tour of the Duomo through their recommendations which was fantastic. The location is close to the central market which was nice. Overall a great place and base to explore Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Highways A1 - A11
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Fortezza da Basso, Italy

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Summer 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
End Year Holidays
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$72
Refundable Damage Deposit A$143
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.

Please contact us for rental conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Fortezza da Basso, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 54 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
  • The bathroom is with both bathtub and a large shower box. Glazed porcelain tiles, the newest Italian design, with contemporary designed sanitary fittings and luxurious water taps.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • In the bedroom there is a large double bed which is 160x200 cm. On request we can have it in two single beds, each 80x200 cm. In the living room there is a double sofa bed, which is 140x200 cm and a single sofa bed which is 80x200 cm. In total 5 sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Children welcome: it is available a high chair and a little bed for children up to 3 years (no cushion/linens supplied for this children's bed).