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Florence Italy

Listing # 116302

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Last Updated: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Splendid XVIII Ce 2500sqf Apartm @ Florence near Santa Croce

Our house is an amazing 2500sqf apartment, on the 3rd floor (in US terms, 2nd in European terms) of an 18th century beautiful building in the centre of Florence. It has been owned by our family since it building, when Florence became Capital of Italy. It also has a little terrace on the roof with view on the heart of Florence. It is very fresh even in summer (just in case there is air conditioning, too). It is full of light, all painted in light yellow or pale antique-pink. some of the ceilings are decorated with frescos. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms of which one with Jacuzzi, a living room, a dining room, laundry room etc. It is furnished mostly with antiques but with a nice mix of modern. beautiful porcellaines, a gourmet kitchen and a romantic small roof terrace on the facing the Synagogue (fantastic when illuminated for the interior!) and with a peaceful and fantastic view over Palazzo Vecchio and the center of Florence.
We have cable TV, no-zone DVD, Apple TV, palystation, etc. Frankly speacking, our place is really beautiful and not common, even to Italian standars. It is very clean and we like to keep it that way (we can arrange house cleaning to help you our in that). It is 3 of us: I am a university professor, my husband a diplomat. We have been living in DC for almost 10 years. In early 2018 (some flexibility in that), when my husband's term ends, we will have to leave our beloved rented home in Crestwood. We are thus looking for an exchange within Deal MS' boundaries to finish the school year (it can start any time from January to April1st, 2018 to end +/- mid-June 2018). We are also open to consider an exchange for the academic year 2018-19.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, January 1, 2018 until Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Available from Sunday, April 1, 2018 onward
Available from Saturday, August 18, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We haveto leave our home in DC in early 2018 & we need a Home exchange to finish the school year.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Florence
Postal Code - State or Province Tuscany
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University Cal State, FUA, Syracuse
University nearby EUI, Florence Univ

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Washington
Postal Code
State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
In boudary for Deal MS

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Sunday, April 1, 2018 until Open
Wanted from Wednesday, August 15, 2018 until Open

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are a family of 3. I am an university professor in Roma and a Sr. fellow at SAIS Johns Hopkins in DC. My husband Giulio works in tecnologies and tecnologic transfer. We have a wonderful 10 years old.


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