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Octopus Apartment - Borgo San Frediano

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
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If you would like to change your perspective of the town you have to stay in this beautiful full equipped apartment on the other side of the river Arno. In Borgo San Frediano, at the 3th floor with elevator of a really classy ancient building, with a nice terrace and a good living space. You will love this new face of the city, where the people is still the real/original one (florentine DOC!) but still close to the heart of the city (10/15 minutes walking to Ponte Vecchio). You will be close to the Central Train Station (10 minutes walking) if you would like to take a day off to Siena, Perugia, Pisa and Cinque Terre. I will be happy to help you to plan your stay in Florence and give you advices about the best museums and the best restaurants in town. Now, let's explain something more about...If you would like to change your perspective of the town you have to stay in this beautiful full equipped apartment on the other side of the river Arno. In Borgo San Frediano, at the 3th floor with elevator of a really classy ancient building, with a nice terrace and a good living space. You will love this new face of the city, where the people is still the real/original one (florentine DOC!) but still close to the heart of the city (10/15 minutes walking to Ponte Vecchio). You will be close to the Central Train Station (10 minutes walking) if you would like to take a day off to Siena, Perugia, Pisa and Cinque Terre. I will be happy to help you to plan your stay in Florence and give you advices about the best museums and the best restaurants in town. Now, let's explain something more about the apartment: at the entrance you will find a very long, bright corridor, then a small bedroom (with bed 120x190 cm) on you left and a large double bedroom at the end of the corridor (with a desk and chair you can use like a studio). On the second floor is the living room with a table and four stools, then there is a small kitchen (with a big fridge, gas stove and gas oven), next is the bathroom with a glass shower and the washing machine. The best is the nice balcony with panoramic views on Firenze. In all the house you'll find wooden floors (no in the bath and kitchen), the heating is personal (for the hot water and the radiators) and you can decide the better temperature for you. A big tank in the kitchen will ensure constant water pressure during your shower. There is a TV in front of the sofa, then plates, cups, cutlery and pots in the kitchen, the apartment is bright and you will surf with fast wifi all over the flat! More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

If you like to feel part of a place rather than just visit, this the flat for you. San Fernando is a delightful neighborhood of small restaurants, shops and watering holes. Instead of throngs of tourists, we saw familiar neighbors coming home from work, walking...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank KBuffo
maddalenag, VR Owner at Octopus Apartment - Borgo San Frediano, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your incredible review. You totally got the feeling of San Frediano and the Octopus Apartment's mood. I'm glad you spent a good time in Florence, this is the best gift I can receive. Hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed June 4, 2018

The apartment is conveniently located just a short walk from the train station, it’s on the other side of the river and in a quieter neighborhood yet close to everything. There are lots of shops, cafés, restaurants and attractions in the immediate vicinity, we loved...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This apartment was great and the terrace is a great was to end the day. Maddalena was great and gave us many suggestions on what to do in Florence. I was hesitant to stay across the river from the main attractions (Duomo etc.), but I...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Cameron Z
Reviewed May 5, 2018

This is the best way to visit Florence. Live in a small community only a 15-minute walk from the train station. See the Duomo from the balcony. Hear the church bells. Visit the local grocery store and cook your meal or walk 5 minutes in...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Denise92011
maddalenag, VR Owner at Octopus Apartment - Borgo San Frediano, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you Denise! I'm so glad about your words, it's always a pleasure to welcome you here in Florence and I really hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Wow Maddalena, what a trip! My daughter really appreciated your amazing hospitality when she and her friends arrived, the list of recommendations and advice you provided... the complimentary wine in the fridge was also appreciated!! She said the flat was beautiful and the location was...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank SassyEG
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: No
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
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Central Heating
Highchair
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Cable/satellite TV
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TV
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About the neighborhood
The apartment is located in the 'oltrarno', the most ancient and characteristic quarter of Florence, at the beginning of the Historical Center. In the quarter you'll find churches of Carmine, Cestello, Santo Spirito, and beautiful Palazzo Pitti with the garden of Boboli. Here you can find old 'trattoria' and sunday food markets. You will eat great food for less money and feel the real spirit of the old city. You could be like a florentine in his home town!
How to get there
From the airport you can take the shuttle to Florence Central Train Station (Santa Maria Novella) for € 6 each. Then you can decide if you want to take another bus - number 6 in front of the station main exit - (regular ticket € 1.20) or if you prefer to take a cab (about 8 euro + extra luggages). Alternatively you can take a taxi directly from the airport to the city center (the exact apartment address) for about 20 euro (plus extra luggages). It will take about 20 minutes ride. The taxi I mean is not private, it is the white one with regular licence you can find out side the airport exit.
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