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Appartamento Costa San Giorgio
This is a really nice, spacious ,2 bedroom in the Oltrarno - a quieter, less touristy part of town - that's about a 2 minute walk walk to the Palazzo Pitti and the Ponte Vecchio, on a quiet street. The area is full of restaurants and a great wine bar at the bottom of the hill called the Le Volpi e L'Uva as well as lots of artisans, both traditional and contemporary.

You enter into the living room that has a good double sofa bed. To the left is a brand new open kitchen. On the right are the two bedrooms, both facing the inner courtyard and thus quiet, and a bathroom that connects to the hallway with a large shower stall.

The beds are comfy, the design is contemporary with some artsy touches. Being on the ground floor the apartment stays cool in summer and warm in winter, and is designed well to still feel bright and airy.

The apartment has a lot of space, wifi, AC, and full kitchen and the management company that runs it are very thorough and professional, making sure everything is explained well for guests and that they're always available in case of any issues.
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • full kitchen
  • ground floor
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
Michele on Dec 2016:

Right in the heart of Ponte Veccicho. Great location! Everything was clean, modern, & welcoming.
Dealing with luggage and a car was a nightmare.
Feven on Dec 2016:

Giacomo communicated with us very well and Matteo was very nice - he meet us in front of the house and explained everything. The house was better than the pictures. Very big, clean and had everything we need. The place is located right in the center. Plenty shops and restaurants within walking distance.
The only issues we had was with the Internet. They gave us a router but couldn't get it to work most of the time.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 2 king size beds (180 cm) or 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, non-smoking, cleaning fee of €80 is not included in the price
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 Appartamento Costa San Giorgio
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale