Really in the heart of the heart of Florence, a penthouse unique, for location and atmosphere!
The exclusive entrance from the nineteenth-century monumental arcades of Republic Square takes you on a fascinating setting with fine antique details, surrounded by beautiful views of the historic center.
From here you can reach walking in minutes and easily all the places of charm of Renaissance of Florence, greeted by a trendy neighborhood, rich of history and great vitality.
Penthouse unique in its kind, our accommodation in Piazza della Repubblica 5 (right next to the Hard Rock Cafe) is located on the 5th floor (with elevator, concierge and video door phone) of a nineteenth-century monumental building of Florence Capital, with direct access from the commercial gallery, under the arcades of the square.
The apartment is enriched with period furniture and precious objects, technical equipment (small and large appliances such as washing machine, induction cooker, microwave oven, espresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster, etc.) and items for everyday use (accessories for the kitchen: dishes, glasses, cutlery, napkins, as well as capsules for coffee, tea, salt, pepper, oil, sugar, etc.).
If you need special accessories useful during your stay, we try to obtain them before your arrival.
The apartment, after the departure of each guest, is cleaned thoroughly in its entirety, prepared and possibly supplemented in its natural basic equipment, from a professional cleaning company (the work is supervised personally, during and after the intervention) that sanitizes and provides the linen change and the provision of a set of fresh towels (which will complement the accessories normally made available of the new guests).
Our guests can enter the apartment in the timetable of check-in, during which we deliver the keys and providing all possible information and directions can be useful to discover the monumental city and the hidden charming places (not least those gastronomic...).
If you trust of our personal tastes, like traditional customers of many local entertainment and refreshment, we will be happy to indicate a trace of the most picturesque places, which from years we frequent with satisfaction and that we hope will meet your favor.
Unable for force majeure (delay in transportation, etc.), to be on time at the entrance, we can agree on a last-minute check-in, at the actual time of arrival (with no formally applied surcharge ).
The apartment is rented in full in its completeness, equipped with all the accessories described. Visitors can use them at will in complete freedom and independence.
Should you need any special equipment, and not readily available, the guest may notify us at any time and we'll do our best to make available in the apartment as soon as possible.
Always residents in the historic center, a few hundred meters from the apartment, we will be able to be available in real time (as well as at check-in and check-out), even attending all the possible emergencies and the needs that our guests can need.
Our penthouse of Piazza della Repubblica 5, for its outstanding centrality, is served by all kinds of transport, public and private.
Below all possible indications to achieve the apartment: do not hesitate to contact us at any time to ask us any further details.
If you come from the Airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa, the link service with Florence, faster is the shuttle by bus "Autostradale" which directly reaches the Santa Maria Novella train station (one way price: € 10; round trip price: € 20. Also on-line booking).
The bus starts every hour and within 70 minutes will be in front of the train station of Santa Maria Novella.
From the Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci, a shuttle bus, every 30 minutes, takes 25 minutes to reach directly the train station (one way price of shuttle: € 6; round trip price: € 10. Available on the bus).
With the taxi, the cost is about € 25 (journey time: about 15 minutes).
The journey on foot from the station is about 5 minutes away, in the direction of the cathedral, starting from Station Square and continuing along via Panzani - via Cerretani - via Vecchietti - via de' Pecori - via Brunelleschi - Republic Square (we are in the Republic square to n . 5, next to the Hard Rock Cafè and the "Red" bookstore by Feltrinelli, in front of the historic Caffè Paszkowski).
If you need a bus, the bus line 22 (stop "Stazione - Pensilina", at the side of the station), with frequency every 10 minutes, reaches in about 2 minutes, the apartment area.
Your stop is the last stop (Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore), which is about 100 meters from the house.
The price of the bus ticket is € 1,20 and, once stamped on the bus allows, for the next 90 minutes, to take advantage of any city bus, even changing line several times.
All paper tickets listed services are available for purchase inside or in the immediate vicinity of the terminal.
If you choose the taxi, the cost is about € 10 from the train station in a few minutes journey.
The taxi stand is in front of the station (arrivals side).
For those who come to town with their own car, we have a list of private garages located less than 200 meters from the apartment, which the standard price of € 25 a day, will keep in a closed and guarded your car.
The tourist area and the monuments of Florence are surrounded by cameras that allow access only to residents of the old town district (with fine for violators).
Once arrived to the garage, you'll be entered in the "White List" that allows you access to the historic center without limitations throughout your stay in the city.
Garages closer to the apartment are:
Garage delle Terme (via delleTerme, 47)
Garage Inferno (via dell'Inferno, 1)
Garage del Sole (via del Sole, 14)
In the morning usually there are still the previous guests, then the cleaning company and it's not possible leave your luggage in the apartment, but we will accelerate as much as possible the entry time (usually at 3:00 PM).
If you prefere you can leave your luggage in a private deposit very central, located in Via dei Boni 5/r in front of Santa Maria Maggiore church (it is in a small road very well marked on the maps).
You can safely leave your luggage and make a little tour of the city (you will be in the most beautiful monumental area of Florence and we can advise you of the good places to refresh yourself after your journey).
We will contact you in real time, as the cleaning company will have finished the preparation of the apartment (we will try to be as rapid as possible!).
When you will be in town, for any specific information and communication, you can contact us directly to our personal phone number.
Siamo un piccolo team di persone nate e vissute a Firenze, provenienti dalle più differenti esperienze artistiche ed imprenditoriali e da sempre ispirati dal bello e dalla ricercatezza.
Vivendo e lavorando proprio nel cuore dello splendido contesto della Firenze storica e monumentale, siamo lieti di poter offrire ai nostri ospiti un'accoglienza miratamente personalizzata in luoghi d'elezione e di prestigio, che gestiamo direttamente con appassionata dedizione, affinché la permanenza in una delle più belle città d'arte del mondo possa trasformarsi in un soggiorno confortevole e in un indimenticabile ricordo.
Raffaella & Michelangelo,
We are a small team of people born and lived in Florence, coming from the most different artistic and entrepreneurial experience and from always inspired by the beauty and the sophistication.
Living and working in the heart of the splendid historic setting and monumental of Florence, we are pleased to offer our guests a personal welcome in a targeted places of prestige, that we manage directly with passionate dedication, so that the stay in one of the most beautiful cities of art in the world can be transformed into a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
See you in Florence!
Raffaella & Michelangelo,