2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 (up to 6), Wifi AC washer & elevator
- english, italian
My name is Gianfranco - I am a native Florentine living with my wife Cinzia and our two boys: Riccardo and Roberto (25 and 20). My wife and I are both high school teachers. The apartments that we rent are located in the same ancient building in the centre of Florence where my family has lived for almost 100 years. We take pride in our property, are responsive to your needs and we deal with you directly – from key exchanges to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. And we all speak English as well as Italian. You’ll feel at home and you’ll have Florence at your feet!
Owner/Manager purchased this Apartment in 1935
Why Owner/Manager chose Santo Spirito
This ancient building was purchased by my grandfather Michelangiolo in the 1920s, and a very useful elevator was added in 1974. I have always lived here, except for my college years in the USA. This property was passed down through the generations and my family currently owns four of its nine apartments. In 2013 we moved from the 2nd floor to a larger apt on the 4th floor. We then decided to renovate the 2nd floor apt (“2D”), and we started renting it to tourists in August 2014. Renovation of the large 3rd floor apt (“3S”) was carried out in between 2015 and 2016, and it opened to short rentals in April 2016. We then renovated the other 3rd floor apt (“3D”) between Nov 2016 and April 2017.
What makes this Apartment unique
Excellent location in one of the most charming areas of the city, one block from the Arno River. Walking distance to everything you want to see in Florence but also equidistant to lest touristy local restaurants, and quiet enough for a good night's sleep. The wifi works great and all the appliances are high quality, plus you also get that pleasant feeling of Italy of yesterday. Bedrooms either feature a decorated ceiling or a breathtaking view, and are furnished with fixtures of exquisite workmanship. Owners live in same building, speak English and are always available.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was my first experience with VRBO and renting an apartment and it turned out great! I spent two months in Florence and this was the ideal location, close to Ponte Vecchio and sights but on Oltrarno side ( better side in my opinion.) Hosts Gianfranco and Cinzia are wonderful people: kind, accommodating and extremely helpful. Highly recommend.
Amazing apartment in the perfect location with very accommodating hosts.
We spent a month in Gianfranco and Cinzia's apartment #2D. The apartment is very well equipped with everything we needed for the month. We loved their Tuscan-style kitchen and had everything we needed to occasionally cook in. It even had a full size refrigerator and freezer. The apartment is bright, clean and located just over the Ponte alle Grazie bridge. The location was perfect; an easy walk to everything, but far away from all of the tourists to be quiet. We loved walking to the restaurants and daily market in San Spirito. Gianfranco, Cinzia and their sons are extremely accommodating. Gianfranco even got up at 4am to make sure our taxi arrived in time to get us to the airport. We felt right at home and pray we can return in the future! Highly recommended!
Perfect Location and Lovely Owners! Planning to Book Again
This apartment is a gem for several reasons. The owners are most welcoming and helpful! From the moment we arrived they ensured our needs were met. Gianfranco and his son met us on our arrival and helped with the luggage. They showed us everything and we settled in. The apartment is very clean and has all of the basics and more. The location is super and it is easy to navigate around this beautiful city from there. I am hoping to return. It was nice to have an elevator after a day of sightseeing. Thank you to the Rosati’s for helping make our vacation so comfortable.
Great location and great hosts
We stayed in Florence for six weeks and our time at the Rosati Vacation rental was wonderful. Gianfranco and Cinzia were there to greet us, even with our late night arrival, were responsive to any questions or needs we had, and we enjoyed our various conversations with them. It was an easy walk across the river to any sites we wanted to see, comfortable for those days we wanted to stay home, and away from the main crush of tourist noise. There is an abundance of restaurants, shops, bars, tabacchi, and shops close at hand. We plan to return and will stay there when we do return to Florence.
Great location, apartment and hosts
A friend and I stayed in this apartment for a week and had a wonderful time. The space is large, stays cool (even during hot days), and is close to everything in the Oltrarno and a short walk from all of the major attractions across the river. Gianfranco, Cinzia and family were great hosts and the apartment was very clean and well-equipped with everything we would need. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends looking for a fun neighborhood experience in Florence. It can be a bit noisy so if you are a light sleeper you may want to bring earplugs. If you are considering a vacation rental in Florence this is a great one!
A Wonderful Stay in Florence
The apartment was perfect! It met all of our needs, Was close enough to walk to Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and David. Our hosts were fabulous! Gianfranco and Cinzia helped us out when we needed them.. and made sure that all was well.
The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant piazzas, Renaissance palazzi, academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers. The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year). Florence is arguably the best-preserved Renaissance city in the world and is regarded by many as the art capital of Italy. It has been the birthplace or chosen home of many notable historical figures, such as Dante, Boccaccio, Giotto, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, Vespucci, Galileo, Collodi, Meucci. Respected 20th century Florentines are Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Pucci (fashion) and Benigni (actor), to name but a few.