Florence Ciompi Apartments

In-Town Apartment - Family Lodgings
     

Character: Spacious, comfortable and elegantly furnished apartments in a landmark building three blocks from a fabulous covered market.
Advantages: In a great residential neighborhood, only 10 minutes' walk from the Duomo but off the beaten track.
Location: On Via Pietrapiana, 250 yards from Santa Croce, 350 yards from the cathedral and 500 yards from Via Tornabuoni. You can walk to everything in Florence in 20 minutes or so. Click here to see the map for Florence Ciompi Apartments.
Size: 20 apartments on five floors. Two have furnished private terraces, while many have beautiful views of Florence. All have a living room with ultra-modern kitchenette and sofa bed, and one bathroom per bedroom. One very special top-floor unit has three walls of windows in the highest room in Florence.
Features: Elevator, air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, telephone with modem hook-up, dishwasher, full fridge/freezer, cooktop, American coffeemaker, hair dryer; shared washer/dryer; on-site parking available.
Minimum stay: One night.
Disadvantages: Since it is in the center of Florence, the sounds of people and cars in the street below may disturb light sleepers. Bring earplugs! The location more than makes up for any noise.
Car needed: No.

Extensively renovated in 2006, this grand old 19th-century palazzo is in a fabulous location about 150 yards from Santa Croce. Across the street is a delightful outdoor market designed in the 1500s by Vasari. Probably the only daily flea market in Italy, it is open every morning, afternoon and evening, and despite its small size it offers a nice selection of old lamps, books, jewelry and other objects from the recent and distant past. Even better, there is a fantastic covered food market just three blocks away, and a restaurant on the ground floor of the apartment building.

Two elevators take you upstairs, where the 20 bright and spacious apartments are arranged on five floors. Every unit has terracotta floors, excellent antique furniture, air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet access or telephone with modem hook-up, big wardrobes and dressers, 62-inch wide sofa bed, and a modern kitchenette with oven, burners, dishwasher, full fridge/freezer and US coffeemaker. For folks who don't like elevators, there is one apartment on the ground floor, Galileo Galilei. Measuring 860 square feet and sleeping 4+2, it is not as sunny as the other units, but its location facing the inner courtyard makes it quiet. It has a living room with table for four and sofa bed, a kitchen, a bedroom with queen bed, a twin room (queen bed on request), a bathroom with tub and another with stall shower. Also on this floor (with its own separate entrance off the street) is Savonarola (430 sq. ft., sleeps 2). Perfect for a single traveler or a young couple, this studio features a living room with very good double sleep sofa, dining table and kitchenette, and a very large bathroom with oversize stall shower.

Machiavelli (860 sq. ft.; sleeps 2+2) is on the first floor overlooking the market. It features an entry, large living room with table for four and sofa bed, separate kitchen, twin bedroom (queen bed on request) and bathroom with stall shower. Also facing the market is Dante (860 sq. ft.; sleeps 4+2). It has an entry, a large living room with kitchenette, double sofa bed and 19th-century frescoes, bedroom with twin beds (queen bed on request) and en suite bathroom with bathtub, and bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with stall shower. Boccaccio (1130 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) is also on the first floor overlooking a side street. It has an entry, dining room, living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, bedroom with twin beds (queen bed on request) and en suite bathroom with bathtub, and bedroom with queen bed that has its own bathroom with stall shower. From the queen bedroom one can access the 590-square-foot private terrace, furnished with a dining table and chairs, and sun umbrella. Also on this side of the first floor is Petrarca (645 sq. ft., sleeps 2+2), featuring an entry, living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, twin bedroom (queen bed on request), and very large bathroom with stall shower. From the living room one accesses the 505-square-foot private furnished terrace. Neither of these terraces has a view, but they offer a great place to sit outside on a warm evening. The last apartment on this side of the first floor is Guicciardini (750 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2). It offers a living room with kitchenette and sleep sofa, a hall leading to two double bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with twin beds (queen bed on request), and two bathrooms off the hall inside the apartment (one with tub and one with stall shower).

On the second floor we find Giotto (1235 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2). It overlooks the market and features an entry, large living room with frescoed ceiling, sofa bed and kitchenette, two double bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds (queen bed on request), and two bathrooms (one with tub, one with stall shower). Vasari (1290 sq. ft., sleeps 6+2) is also on this floor, overlooking the side street. It has a dining room with kitchenette, a queen bedroom and a twin bedroom (queen bed on request) that share a bathroom with stall shower, a living room with sofa bed, and a hall to a bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom with tub. Last on this floor is Botticelli (860 sq. ft., sleeps 2+2), which overlooks the market and has an entry, a living room with frescoed ceiling and sofa bed, a kitchen, twin bedroom (queen bed on request), and a bathroom with stall shower.

Up a few steps is the mezzanine, where we find Cimabue and Masaccio. Cimabue (645 sq. ft., sleeps 2+2) overlooks the side street and features a large entrance, huge living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, twin bedroom (queen bed on request), and very large bathroom with stall shower. Masaccio (755 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) overlooks the side street and offers a living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, a hall leading to two double bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with twin beds (queen bed on request), and two bathrooms off the hall inside the apartment (one with tub and one with stall shower).

On the third floor, Michelangelo (1240 sq. ft., sleeps 4+4) overlooks the market and has an entry, large living room with sofa bed and kitchenette, sleep loft with double bed (accessed through one of the bedrooms), two double bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds, and two bathrooms (one with tub, one with stall shower). Donatello (860 sq. ft., sleeps 2+2) also overlooks the market and has an entry, living room with frescoed ceiling, kitchenette and sofa bed, a twin bedroom (queen bed on request), and a bathroom with stall shower. Brunelleschi (645 sq. ft., sleeps 2+2) overlooks the side street and offers an entry, living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, twin bedroom (queen bed on request), and very large bathroom with stall shower. Leonardo (940 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) offers great views from its windows. It has a living room with double sofa bed, large kitchen, two double bedrooms with queen beds, one bathroom with bathtub and one bathroom with stall shower. Lastly, Ghiberti (755 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) overlooks the side street and features a living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, a hall leading to two double bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds (queen bed on request), and two bathrooms off the hall inside the apartment (one with tub and one with stall shower).

Cellini (860 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) is on the fourth floor and offers some lovely views. It is four steps up from the elevator and has a living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, a twin bedroom (queen bed on request), a queen bedroom (accessed through the twin room only), and a giant bathroom with stall shower. Florence's ornate synagogue can be admired from the living room and from the bed of the queen bedroom! Vespucci (1025 sq. ft., sleeps 4+2) is on the same floor and offers very panoramic views of the Synagogue and the hills of Fiesole from its windows and its 325-square-foot terrace, furnished with a dining table and chairs, and lounge chair. It has a living room with double sofa bed, kitchen, two double bedrooms with queen beds, one bathroom with bathtub and one bathroom with stall shower. Lorenzo Il Magnifico (755 sq. ft., sleeps 3+1) is a very special penthouse on the fourth and fifth floors. On the lower floor it offers a living/dining room with single sleep sofa and kitchenette, as well as a single bedroom and bathroom with stall shower; 17 steps up on the upper floor we find a spectacular double bedroom with three walls of windows and a bathroom with round shower. The city tells the owners that this is the highest room in Florence, and the views certainly go to prove it.

     

Nightly Rates for 2016 (per apartment)
Two-Night Minimum Stay
Includes taxes & services
  Low Season
Jan. 14-March 4
Nov. 4-Dec. 16
Mid Season
March 5-24
July 4-Sept. 2
High Season
Jan. 1-15
March 25-July 3
Sept. 3-Nov. 3
Dec. 17-31
Dante 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Galileo 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Boccaccio 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Vespucci 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Giotto 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Leonardo 198.00 EURO 213.00 EURO 239.00 EURO
Machiavelli 175.00 EURO 181.00 EURO 202.00 EURO
Petrarca 174.00 EURO 181.00 EURO 202.00 EURO
Donatello 174.00 EURO 181.00 EURO 202.00 EURO
Botticelli 174.00 EURO 181.00 EURO 202.00 EURO
Guicciardini 185.00 EURO 197.00 EURO 216.00 EURO
Masaccio 185.00 EURO 197.00 EURO 216.00 EURO
Ghiberti 185.00 EURO 197.00 EURO 216.00 EURO
Cellini 185.00 EURO 197.00 EURO 216.00 EURO
Lorenzo 185.00 EURO 197.00 EURO 216.00 EURO
Vasari 215.00 EURO 228.00 EURO 253.00 EURO
Michelangelo 215.00 EURO 228.00 EURO 253.00 EURO
Cimabue 155.00 EURO 165.00 EURO 188.00 EURO
Brunelleschi 155.00 EURO 165.00 EURO 188.00 EURO
Savonarola 106.00 EURO 113.00 EURO 128.00 EURO


For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, electricity, water, gas, heating, air conditioning, one change of bed and bath linens per week, final cleaning
Not included: metered telephone, and 5 Euro/day for WiFi if used

Optional extra: parking (20 Euro/night - must be reserved in advance)

There is wireless Internet access in all apartments. However, since this building is very old and has extremely thick walls, it may not always be possible to access the wireless in every part of every apartment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As of July 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 1 Euro/person/night will be charged by your lodgings at your departure.

This building is in a safe, central neighborhood of Florence. There are restaurants and bars in the area, so if you are a light sleeper, please bring earplugs for a restful night.

Check-in: 2-8:30pm Monday-Saturday and 2-7pm on Sunday
Check-out: 11am
Refundable security deposit: 150 Euro

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