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Last Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2021

2+ bedroom house with large rooftop terrace in a real Florentine neighborhood

The house is in the Oltrarno (south side of the Arno River, the same side as the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens), about half way between the river and Porta Romana; near Piazza Tasso. The area is known as San Frediano, originally the crafts and working class neighborhood – today more upscale, but still very genuine and with plenty of character.

It is approximately 110 square meters (or 1100 square feet), not counting the rooftop terrace. The house is one story at street level, no one above or below. It gets lots of light, and all windows and doors are double-paned. The house has two “regular” bedrooms with doors that close: one with an Italian matrimoniale-size bed (US king bed equivalent), a frescoed ceiling, and French doors; the other has extra-long twin beds. The third bedroom is a small, open, loft bedroom (up ten steps) with a US-queen-size bed. The house has two bathrooms, both with modern fixtures and showers; the larger one also has a jacuzzi tub.

The living room has a large sectional sofa and two leather club chairs; the dining room has French doors and one wall of rustic stone; the small, but fully furnished kitchen has a dishwasher, four-burner gas stove, oven, full-size refrigerator, microwave, breakfast table and three stools. Walk up ten steps to the office, which has a large desk workspace and lots of bookshelves. Up ten more steps from the office, the large rooftop terrace (65 square meters, or 650 square feet) is one of the house's great features - perfect for dinner or a book and a glass of wine.

The house is on a small one-way street, at the juncture of two other small one-way streets, so there is little traffic, and it is quiet, especially at night and on weekends. It is in a real Florentine neighborhood, just outside the tourist center so it is away from the noise, crowds, and craziness, but only a 15-20 minute walk to Piazza Repubblica (the center). Neighborhood food shops, bakeries, and great restaurants are steps away. The house is convenient to several bus lines, including the bus to Siena, the buses that pass along Viale Michelangelo, and buses that go directly to the city center, to the National Library, or to the state archives.

Not suitable for young children (under age 7 or 8)


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
110 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, February 22, 2021 until Friday, May 28, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*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 Toscana
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords San Frediano
Closest University Universita di Firenze, European University Institute, Villa I Tatti
University nearby the American universities in Florence

Rental Price:

USD 2500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
price higher for shorter term rentals (2 weeks-2 months) and for 3+ people; lower for long term rental
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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My husband and I recently enjoyed a spring stay at this charming period property located on the vibrant Oltrarno side of Florence. As the photos and listing attest, this is an immaculate, beautifully decorated house with heaps of character offering all modern conveniences. The spaces afforded by the spacious dining and living rooms, the loft and spare bedrooms, and terrace ensured that we and our guests enjoyed a relaxing and memorable stay.

The location of the property was a great fit from which to visit Florence’s many sites, but it also served our needs as a base from which to explore Tuscan towns, as the house is only a short walk across the bridge to the station. This side of the river boasts the city’s best trattorias, gelaterias, and pizzerias and it also home to great craft and food markets and its fair share of the attractions like the Pitti Palace, the Boboli and Bardini Gardens, and Santo Spirito.

The management of the property is first rate with easy check in and out and with helpful communication and support, if needed, throughout the stay.

We enjoyed living like a local in this authentic Florentine neighbourhood and we have already recommended the house to our friends. I would definitely stay at this property on any return visits to Florence. Highly recommend.

Excellent Anne R 9/11/2017 6:12:00 AM