Via della Colonna 2

Elegant apartment for two in Florence Centre : Via della Colonna.

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  • The flat is an oasis of calm in the very centre of Florence, the perfect base for exploring the city.

This elegant apartment in the historic centre of Florence is the ideal location to explore the gems of this Renaissance city. Near enough to explore by foot, but far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax with home comforts!

Situated on the second floor of an old noble building dating back to 1600, the family crest still adorns the facade of the palazzo. The entrance is lovely, something not common in many Florentine buildings, still retaining the original architectural decoration; black and white chequered marble paving, a little wrought iron gate in the hallway where once upon a time callers would have stopped to leave left their calling cards. Two flights of wide stone steps lead up to the apartment, but better still there is an elevator which at the end of a hard day sightseeing or when hauling suitcases up and down is a relief for weary bones.

The apartment has been sympathetically restored with the care, attention and complete respect for its historic importance, but naturally with the additions of today’s modern comforts. The large airy living room has a beautifully frescoed ceiling and the kitchen and the bedroom retains the original coffered ceiling. The floors throughout are of wide plank honey coloured oak. There is queen sized sofa bed for an occasional additional guest or two, please ask your agent if you'd like to be more than two.

Accommodation

A small, separate fully equipped kitchen with an ochre and cream granite tiled floor and travertine work surfaces is ideal for preparing breakfast, light meals… or for creating full culinary experiences. There is a capsule coffee machine and a French press for your morning perc.

A cosy bedroom with simple white washed walls and coffered ceiling, with a warm contrast of antique and modern furnishings, two singles or double as you please. A walk in closet provides space for both clothes and storage.

A small hall leads to the bathroom clad in grey and white Carrara marble with a large shower 80x120cm. A alcove cupboard houses a washer-dryer.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Extra Beds In Double Sofa

Kitchen equipment

  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker (Italian, French Press And Capsule)
  • Dishwasher

Amenities

  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Music Player
  • Baby Bed And High Chair
  • Dryer (Integrated Washer Dryer)

What's included

  • Final Cleaning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating

Extras

  • Extra Cleaning (On Request)

Outdoors

  • Florence - See "Local" Section For Mor Details

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Reviews

“ We spent a wonderful 6 nights at Via della Colonna. ”

Susan, the delightful owner of the apartment, was at the door to greet us with a smile and reassurance. The apartment is very well equipped and very comfortable, everything works well and is well maintained. Situated in the city centre sights, museums and restaurants are all an easy walk away. It is a perfect base from which to explore Florence.

Karen from Denmark staying in Via della Colonna . May 2024

“ Excellent apartment in Central Florence ”

We very much enjoyed our few days (early May) in the Colonna apartment. It is a beautiful and very comfortable apartment in a central but not crowded part of the old city. The owner, Susan, was extremely friendly and helpful and her recommendations for restaurants were spot-on - especially nearby Trattoria Acquacotta. We were able to walk to all the sites we wanted to visit within a maximum of 15 to 20 minutes. The apartment is on a reasonably busy road but, miraculously, the traffic seemed to vanish by late evening and it was very quiet overnight. We have been to Florence before on a couple of occasions and so avoided the half dozen major tourist destinations, like the Uffizi. The second tier sites we visited were all virtually empty. We wouldn't hesitate to stay in the apartment again if we were to revisit Florence but the crowds, even in early May, around the major sites and surrounding streets are really off putting.

Trevor from UK staying in Via della Colonna . May 2024

“ Wonderful Host ”

Wonderful host who was here to great me. Very central location. I will surely recommend this flat. Very homey, not at all touristy.

Linda-Marie from Denmark staying in Via della Colonna . Jan 2024

“ Sue made our stay personal ”

Our stay at Via della Colonna was fabulous. Everything was better than promised. And Sue made our stay personal…like family. We shall return.

T.G. from US staying in Via della Colonna . Oct 2023

“ We highly recommend staying here ”

We throughly enjoyed meeting Sue and wished we had had more time to spend with her. Her recommendations from neighborhood restaurant dining options to sights to see off the beaten path were superb. Her lovely apartment is conveniently located and is furnished and equipped with everything one could possibly need. We highly recommend staying here.

Pamela & Henry (USA) staying in Via della Colonna . Apr 2023

“ Beautiful property ideally situated ”

The flat was elegant and comfortable; we felt that every item had been carefully selected to add to the overall effect. The location was ideal for viewing the sights of Florence - the art, the buildings, the shops… We were close to the Duomo and within easy walking reach of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. The choice of restaurants and cafes was amazing! We had a really enjoyable few days and hope to return to this property at some point - we relished the feeling that we were actually living in this beautiful city for a few days!

Mark staying in Via della Colonna . Feb 2023

“ Perfectly located for the sights of Florence ”

This is a beautifully presented apartment perfectly located for the sights of Florence. The rooms have been carefully furnished with comfortable furniture and pretty pictures and ornaments. It is spacious and has wonderfully efficient aircon.

Local buses can get you to the railway station, the airport and Fiesole very easily. It is just a stroll into the city centre. Nearby there is a very friendly cafe for breakfast and just a bit further away are local restaurants (including a mobile van for local tripe sandwiches - I dodged this local delicacy).

The host is a very helpful and recommends places to see, and to eat at. I will return.

Max staying in Via della Colonna . Jun 2022

Where is Via della Colonna ?

Getting here

  • Florence Airport 40 minutes by public transportminutes
  • Pisa Airport 1hr 30mins by public transport
  • Rome Airport 2hrs 30 min by public transport

Around Via della Colonna

An elegant Florentine neighbourhood with all the services one could need, corner delis and bars, restaurants, even a hair salon and gym… though probably enough exercise is gained by walking and admiring the architecture and beauty of the city.

Located within easy reach of all the important historic sites, just a stone’s throw from the spectacular Duomo and Baptistery. to the west is the porticoed Piazza della Santissima Annunziata which houses the museum ‘Ospedale dei Innocenti’ (Hospital of the Innocents) and Archaeological Museum, as well as the church of its own name sake.

The imposing cobbled square is dominated by the massive statue of Ferdinando I de' Medici mounted on his horse. To the east towards the leafy Piazza d'Azeglio, which is centered with a lovely little park and surrounded by imposing Florentine ‘palazzos’.

You can mosey down to Ponte Vecchio and cross over the Arno into the Oltrarno district within 15 minutes. There is also public transport that with a single ticket can take you all over the city, including the train station and up to Fiesole. Situated a little further is the lively area of Sant Ambrogio neighbor, with the colourful fresh produce market filled with Tuscan specialities, the monthly flea market, restaurants and every time of store imaginable!

Nearby Activities

  • Excellent bars 5 minutes walk
  • Plenty of restaurants nearby
  • Spedale degli Innocenti, 5 minutes walk
  • Uffizi Gallery 15 mins walk
  • Duomo 10 mins walk

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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How to book

Is Via della Colonna perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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Booking Notes

  • Extra cleaning (on request)