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Exclusive apartment center of Florence with ancient private garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

center of Florence 2 double rooms 2 bathrooms private courty garden WIFI air c

..warm and charming apartment in a typical florentine style, located in a old building in the heart of the city.This house is dating back to 1200 AD and was once the dormitory of the convent Santa Maria dei Battilani, Corporation of Ciompi establishment, the most important work center of the wool in Florence during the 1200 AD (until 1400 AD).

The apartment is equipped with every comfort:

* rooms with air conditioning

* Living room with satellite TV and DVD player

* books in all languages (book exchange is welcome here!)

* large paved garden full of flowers and plants for relaxing moments

* Microwave, coffee maker and toaster complete the kitchen.

The two chambers, quiet and tastefully furnished, overlooking the large garden: the master bedroom has a private bathroom, while in the toilets are outside the room.

Easily accessible from Central Station SMN in few minutes and is close to the main Florentine museums and tourist attractions: the Markets of San Lorenzo and Sant’Ambrogio, the Church of San Marco with the Museum and the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello Museum … a step back in time to admire the beauty of this …

We are near the best restaurant in the center of Florence:

da Tito, Mario, The Vegetarian, Cafaggi, Osteria de' Pazzi, Pitti Gola e Cantina, Gusta Pizza and many others!

We will be happy to suggest you the best for your holiday by helping you to book museums, restaurant, tour (in the city and in the tuscany country) and theatre.

Don't hesitate to contact us!

Service: Bike and moto rental, reservation for museums, tour and theatre

Supermarket open 7 days, cafè, internet point, craft shops, book shop and more near us.

More Details

Francesca Lucrezia Menna
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Quite and silent with a large provate courtyard surrounded by greenery where you can have breakfast, lunch and relax after a day out in Florence...The house is spread towards the inner garden: quiet is the ideal place to relax after a day of sightseeing in Florence. A little oasis of calm in the city center just a few steps from the Duomo ...


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Exclusive apartment center of Florence with ancient private garden
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The Residenza was a wonderful experience for our family. The apartment is very clean and with all the amenities one may need. It is located within walking distance to everything. Francesca was great to deal with and Anna greeted us with a warm welcome when we arrived.

Thank you Anna for your help and the recommendation to eat at Taverna del Bronzino. You are right, it was over the top.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Exceptional Apartment in Every Respect

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented several short to long stay apartments in Europe and the US, and the Residenza delle Ruote is right at the top. The pictures on the website are accurate but don’t fully convey the sense of spaciousness and privacy. The full kitchen with all utensils and equipment as well as the lovely antique sideboard with plenty of glasses and dishes made breakfast and the evenings we ate in a pleasure. The living room was especially attractive and the comfortable chairs; a comfortable sofa; and plenty of excellent lighting made sitting and reading in the evening a pleasure. Overall, the combination of antique side pieces along with contemporary and historical prints gave the apartment the feel of a home away from home. Fast and reliable wifi was another plus.

In itself, the rooms of the Residenza would make it a top choice, but the large private garden/patio with beautiful bushes and plantings two tables and other chairs made this an oasis in a city with few relaxing spaces in the center.

The Residenza is about a10 minutes’ walk from the Duomo in a nice neighborhood, and there are several top restaurants in the immediate area as well as a Carefours one block away for basics and then some (a surprisingly wide selection of wines). We usually picked up groceries on the way back to the apartment at the larger Sapori e Dintorni just up the Borgo San Lorenzo from the church of San Lorenzo.And while Francesca handled the rental details, her mother Anna lives almost next door and was extremely helpful with the few questions we had. Residenza delle Ruote is an exceptional place for a stay in Firenze. Thank you Francesca and Anna.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice words: also for us it was a pleasure to have guests friendly and respectful as you, who appreciated our home and our availability. We really hope to see you again in Florence. Thanks again. Francesca e Anna
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Great location, nice size rooms

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is in a very convenient location to everything. It was neat and clean and the courtyard was a lovely place to have meals. Our rating is low because of the way Francesca spoke to us when our travel plans changed through no fault of ours. Anna (Francesca's mother), met us earlier than the check-in time to let us drop off our bags at the apartment. She said she had emailed me 4 times but I only received 2 emails asking about an arrival time. We were scheduled on a group tour in the afternoon that was suppose to be done by 7:00 p.m. We told Anna this and she said she would meet us back at the apt. since there was only 1 key and she was not done cleaning. Unfortunately our tour lasted well past 7:00 and when I called Francesca to let her know we were still on the tour and it would probably be at least 9:00 before we were back in Florence she told me there would be no one to meet us at the apartment and we would not be able to get our bags either. Even though Anna lives 2 doors down, Francesca insisted it was too late for us to come back to the apartment. Her exact words were, "If you want your bags tonight then you need to call the police or I can set them out on the sidewalk." I apologized and said I understood she was upset and that we would find another place to stay but we still needed our luggage and to please not set it outside. Again she screamed, "Then call the police!" Francesca then said she would pay someone to meet us and we would have to pay for that fee also. She eventually calmed down and Anna did graciously meet us with the key when we arrived back in Florence. Again, the apartment was very nice but this was a very scary experience in a foreign country.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret very much of your words, which unfortunately doesn't correspond to real facts. To say that I would have called the police It came after I don’t received response to our 4-mail; after which you arrived at 12 without inform us, much time before check-in that is from 3 to 6 (even if you had our phone numbers and emails); after that with very calmly at 6pm you sent me an email saying that you would arrived maybe around 8:30 - 9 pm.; after 8.30 pm another email in which you said that you didn't know what time you'd be come back, perhaps to the 11. At that point I said that we could expect up at 11 p.m. and over because it was too late and very out check-in time (3-6 pm) and that if you wanted the luggage would be could come back the next morning. Only at this moment you said you were in Siena and you don't know at what time you would arrived. We decided to wait any longer (I wonder how you can make a tour out of town and not inform even the owner who is waiting?) We could avoid waiting for 8 hours without having your news: we would also come to take you with our car if need be, as we did with other customers.. But maybe for you the seriousness and respect are only optional .. Also I remind you that our check-in is from 3 at 6 pm and we could also not worry of your arrival time, leaving out of the house as it happens at other house holidays and B&B ( I remember you also that the house holidays doesn’t have 24h reception like the hotels ). But we care about our guests and we try to satisfy all their requests, as much as possible, even if there isn't communication from the client as in your case. I regret read your words because the evening of your arrival you have apologized a thousand times admitting your fault for not communicating anything and you told us excuse many times for the inconvenience. Also, you wanted to pay us more money for the inconvenience, but we have rejected, do you remember? That said, I read with pleasure, that house was clean and comfortable and that you enjoy it. And for us this is important. In waiting to have you again as guests, best regards Francesca
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Three women friends shared the apartment for 1 week. First, it's a wonderfully spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment that is nicely decorated and has all the amenities that make it feel like your home away from home. The kitchen is small but very nicely equipped and there is a large dining room to comfortably seat four or more. The owner, Francesca, and her mother, Anna, manage the apartment and could not have been more helpful. Anna lives a few doors away and was infinitely available, coming to help with understanding the washer, re-explaining the operation of the tv to tech limited women, and even printing out tickets for a performance that we booked. There was a nice bottle of wine and chocolates waiting for us on arrival which added to the genuine warmth of our welcome. The location is just far away from the madness of the streets surrounding the Duomo to feel like a quiet residential neighborhood (which it is) but an easy walk to not only the main sights of the city but also to the train station and to the wonderful central market. Restaurants, grocers, pharmacy are all nearby. When I next visit Florence, this will be my lodging of absolute first choice!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exemplary. The layout was superb and everything worked perfectly. The quiet street provided a welcome relief to the more crowded areas of Florence and was a perfect oasis to come home to and relax in the private patio area. Three of us stayed for a week and would have been happy to stay even longer! The apartment is about a 15 - 20 minute walk to the main train station but we chose to take a taxi when we arrived at the station because of having luggage. For those not wishing to walk to the train station, the Uffizi Gallery or the Duomo, you need only walk a couple of blocks from the apartment to Piazza San Marco and catch the small bus number C1. A 1.20 euro bus ticket bought at the newsstand, it's the best value and much more acceptable than walking! Remember to buy extra tickets for the return journey as some bus drivers did not sell tickets on the bus. Always remember to validate the ticket or risk a heavy fine!

The owner's mother, Anna, greeted us. Anna is a very warm, kind-hearted and extremely attentive lady. She is a gem!! She checked us into the apartment and had prepared all the paperwork making the whole process very easy. Ask her to show you her dog which re-defines 'large breed'! Bed linens and all supplies were as described in the information and all rooms were very well maintained and exceptionally clean. The décor overall is very soothing with many antique pieces of furniture.

When we return to Florence, we will definitely not need to search for suitable apartments - this one is perfect!

Anna - grazie per la vostra gentilezza!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, very lovely accommodationa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (including children aged 9, 11, 17) found this accommodation to be ideal. The management was friendly and helpful. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. All appliances (a/c, clothes washer, shower, etc) were new and functioning well. The private garden was spectacular. We were close to everything but on a quiet street. We would certainly want to stay again if able to return to Florence. Very impressive. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella SMN
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Mario- Vegetariano- Cafaggi
Car: not necessary

' Residenza delle Ruote is a charming house, in a typical florentine style located in a 1000 years old building, in the heart of the city. We are only at 50 meters from San Marco Church and Accademia museum (Michelangelo's David), in a few minutes by walk you can arrive to the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, San Lorenzo market and Sant'Ambrogio, the Central Station SMN, the museums, the galleries, churches, tourist attractions, congress and exhibition center.You can reach us easily by foot from the main railway station Santa Maria Novella. Many parking payment near if you arrive by car.We can reserve for you ticket for museums and theatre, suggest the best tour in Florence and Tuscany and other...we'll be happy to give you all of our help for your wonderful stay in Florence! '


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Le Cure, Italy

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3 Jan 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$0
Refundable Damage Deposit A$137
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.

The price includes the regular consumption of water, electricity and gas. Any extra consumption will be charged to the guest
Tourist tax of € 2,50 at person per day (not apply to chlidren under 12years) and € 40 euro final cleaning have to be pay in cash at arrival.

Le prix comprend la consommation régulière d'eau, d'électricité et de gaz. Toute consommation supplémentaire seront facturé au client
La taxe de sejour de € 2,50 par personne par jour (pas applicables aux enfants de moins de 12 ans) et € 40 pour le nettoyage final doit être payé en espèces à l'arrivée.
Au cours de la saison d'hiver le coût du chauffage est calculée séparément, en fonction de la consommation.

Il prezzo include i consumi normali di acqua luce e gas. Eventuali consumi superiori alla media verranno addebitati al cliente
La tassa di soggiorno di € 2,50 a persona al giorno (non si applica ai bambini sotto i 12 anni) e € 40 per le pulizie finali devono essere pagate in contanti all’arrivo.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Le Cure, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom in the double room - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom with toilet - 1 large double bed
    living room - 1 sofa bed/futon , living room with sofa bed
    Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Both quiet garden with air conditioning. The twin bedroom has en-suite bathroom
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Residenza delle Ruote is a Holiday House and therefore does not have a 24h reception service. it is important to communicate the arrival time at the time of booking, thanks