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Florence 50125 Italy

Listing # 111598

Rates From EUR 860 Monthly
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Last Updated: Friday, December 7, 2018

Totally Silent Loft near Ponte Vecchio

Our flat is located in a Renaissance 'palazzo' in one of Florence's most beautiful --and less touristic-- neighbourhoods known as Oltrarno (or the 'left-bank'). It is on a quiet winding street leading from the Lungarno to the Forte Belvedere and is a 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. The Duomo is a 10 minute walk, and SMN Train Station is some 15 minutes' away (there is also a bus to the Station). I lived here when studying Art History in Florence and then in Pisa, and before moving to London.

The flat is ideally located within walking distance from all major research libraries and institutions (including all American progams, the Kunsthistorisches Institut, the Archivio di Stato, the Biblioteca Nazionale and the University of Florence) and there are a number of bus stops conveniently located close by so Institutions further afield, such as the EUI or I Tatti, too can be easily reached.

Food shops, including a supermarket (and a market at Santo Spirito) are all within 5 minutes' walk; as are hardware shops and a local post-office and banks.

The flat has an open plan kitchen, dining and living and study area; the bedroom, with a small double bed, is on the first floor. It is exquisitely and fully furnished: the coffered wooden ceilings are over 5 metres high and there are wooden floors throughout. The bathroom, with a shower, bidet, sink and toilet, has been recently refurbished and there is independent heating and a washing machine (located in a small utility room).

Its location, with windows opening onto a light well and not onto the street, guarantees light and total silence thus facilitating research; it is ideal for a couple.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Studio or Loft


Available from Monday, April 1, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
discounts if staying 1+ months
*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 50125 Toscana
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Oltrarno, Pitti, Ponte Vecchio
Closest University Biblioteca Nazionale, Archivio di Stato, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Univ Firenze, American Programs
University nearby I Tatti, European University

Rental Price:

EUR 860 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
1 month deposit; utilities included (except final cleaning)
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Washer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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A haven of green and light in the centre of Rome: totally silent independent house with a large roof top terrace and a lush private garden.Offered View


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Refers to listing # 124357 (Rome): I had left a review for this place, but the owners changed its location in the sabbatical homes site. The place, the location and the garden are fine, but the whole place needed a serious refresh in 2016, mainly electricity, humidity and a lot of stuff crowding the cupboards. These problems may have been addressed. My main complaint was that the owners kept 1050€ of the deposit, on the basis of a piece of paper with no legal value in Italy. This was done after the final visit of the flat with the owners when nothing was mentioned. I still do not understand what the problem was. This should not be the behaviour of members of the academic community. For this reason, I would recommend not to leave a deposit and to make sure that potential tenants know what they are getting themselves into.

RESPONSE from Lister: What happened with Anna was indeed most unfortunate; as our other reviews show, we have never received complaints about ourselves or our properties, rather the contrary. Security deposits are a common feature of tenancy contracts (as Sabbatical Homes too recommends, see https://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=199) to protect owners against tenants who, like Anna, damage properties. Anna was fully briefed, in writing too, about the damages she caused and the necessary charges for the repairs, yet chose to go to the law about this. Her lawyer agreed that the partial sum of her deposit we retained was fully justified to make good the damages Anna caused. We very much hope that, three years on, Anna can finally put this situation behind her and move on.

Disappointing Anna 12/2/2018 6:56:00 AM
About listing #111598 (Florence) - A perfect traditional mezzanine studio flat in Florence. Great location, a stones throw from Ponte Vecchio and all the amenities but on a quiet street. Great for anyone who has an interest in art or art history as the bookshelves are crammed with relevant books. Donatella is a wonderful host who is kind, easily contactable and made the whole experience very easy. Highly recommended. Excellent Jess 8/30/2018 12:12:00 AM
About listing #111598 (Florence) - The studio apartment was situated in the perfect location. We were able to enjoy the delights of Florence and its regions for 4 weeks from a position within a few minutes’ walk to the local buses and 15 minutes’ walk to SMN Station. We enjoyed easy access to the apartment and excellent communication with our helpful, kind and attentive host. After the hustle and bustle of Florence streets across the Arno, we found the apartment in the Oltrarno, a quiet, cool haven at the end of the day. Good Stephen Best 8/20/2018 3:20:00 AM
About listing #111598 (Florence) - I loved living in this gorgeous flat. It is in a magical location: so close to all of Florence's jewels, but tucked away in a quiet and beautiful neighbourhood. This is Florence's most interesting, exciting, yet still untouristed, area. Everywhere in Florence can be reached on foot from the flat, but there are also a number of bus routes available within a few minutes' walk. One of the best things about the flat is how peaceful and cosy it is. The window draws in lots of light and the flat is silent, making it a great place to work. It offers excellent space for a couple or a single person and is equipped with everything one needs. The landlord is very friendly and knowledgeable and cares about tenant and about the flat. I wouldn't think twice about renting this flat - it is the one of best places to live in Florence. Excellent Henrietta Zeffert 3/13/2017 2:26:00 PM