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Spacious family home with garden, ten minutes walk to the EUI

Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Rates from EUR €1700 | Monthly

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home
Available Dates:
From July 1, 2024 until August 31, 2025


We are a German-Irish family with three children (now aged 12, 10, and 7) who moved to Florence in September 2017. Fergal and Helen both worked at the European University Institute, which is based in a former monastery in the north of Florence, halfway up one of the famous Florentine Hills in the direction of Fiesole. We chose our apartment near Via Boccaccio because it combines the benefits of living in a friendly, vibrant neighbourhood with all amenities within walking distance to Brunelleschi's Duomo with the advantages of cleaner air and ease of access to the countryside without getting trapped in traffic. The bus stop for bus # 1, which goes to the main train station, is just around the corner, around 50 meters from where we live. Parco Pettini Burresi, one of the best playgrounds in Florence, is around 300 meters away. The apartment, on the ground floor of a two-storey building, is located on a quiet one-way street. High ceilings (3,60 meters) and a highly effective portable AC unit ensure that it stays reasonably cool in summer. Apart from a large live-in kitchen and small separate laundry room, there are three bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite bathroom and French doors onto the garden. Upon moving here in September 2017, we invested money into comfortable beds. Two of the three double beds have ergonomic mattresses with washable anti-allergic covers. As we both work from home, there are also two desks with good lighting and one comfortable office chair. All rooms have parquet floors. The window frames and most of the furniture, including kitchen cabinets, are also made of wood, lending a natural atmosphere to the whole place. This main part of the apartment is 90 m2 in size. In addition, there is also a large room (20m2) in the basement with tiled floors. It could also serve as a guest room. The basement windows do not provide much light, but they allow the room to be aired, and central heating keeps it warm and dry. The garden is around 70m2 in size, with a spacious terrace and optional paddling pool. We recently installed mosquito nets and full double glazing throughout the house. We will be spending two years in Germany, and returning in September 2025. Helen has a chair of politics in Mainz, and Fergal will be taking full parental leave. We are interested in renting for the entire period, but rentals of one year or even one semester could also work.




110 m2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From July 1, 2024 until August 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are fully flexible within the designated period. We would prefer longer rentals. If you would like to rent for 12 months or more, then we can discuss the price.


Apartment or Condo in Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Closest University

European University Institute

Nearby Universities
New York University | Georgetown University | James Madison University | Kent State University | Syracuse University

Le Cure

Comments: Le Cure, Via Boccaccio, San Domenico, Florence, Firenze

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €1700 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: The monthly rate is €1700. Electricity, gas, water and internet are extra, and usually come to around €150 per month. A cleaning service can be organised separately on request.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Perfect for young families. We lived here with our three boys 2017-2023. Street level access, park and playground nearby, close to all public transport, short walk to a lovely supermarket.




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio



Temperature Control

Air Conditioning








Comments: Air conditioning unit in the kitchen-living room. Double glazing throughout the entire apartment. Two powerful dehumidifiers.


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