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Quick Facts

  • Location:  Florence, Italy (Santa Croce)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  •  Bathrooms: 2
  • Kitchen: yes
  • Washer/Dryer: both
  • Air Conditioning: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Patio/Balcony: yes (3)

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Amalfi Apartment Overview

I booked this apartment in Florence after already having stayed in the same building the previous year…that’s how much I loved the building and the area. The neighborhood is incredibly central, yet slightly removed from the main tourist areas. You’re blocks from Piazza Santa Croce as well as the Arno (perfect for morning walks).

The building feels safe and has two elevators, which is fantastic when moving your luggage in or returning from a long day of walking around.

Arrival

Tommaso was easy to communicate with and was available to meet me personally at the apartment to let me in. You can take a taxi from the train station and there’s also a taxi stand a few blocks away to secure a taxi for departure.

The Apartment

The apartment has a great layout; one bedroom has an ensuite bathroom near the entrance and a door to close off the kitchen/living area and other bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen includes both a washer/dryer combo as well as a dishwasher (both not very common when traveling in Europe).

The small balconies located throughout the unit provide a great opportunity to get some fresh air and see what’s going on outside. All areas of the home are updated and modern.

One of my favorite aspects of this apartment that sets it apart from many others is how comfortable the beds and linens are. I slept well every single night and found plenty of extra pillows and linens if needed.

The Area:  Santa Croce

Santa Croce church is shown with the sun shining on it

The apartment is located approximately 2 blocks from Piazza Santa Croce and 5 blocks from the Arno. You can get to Palazzo Vecchio or the Florence Cathedral in less than 10 minutes.

Also close to the apartment is a grocery store - Conad. My favorite, though, is being just steps away from Pino’s Sandwiches.

I chose this location originally because it was less than a 10 minute walk to the Italian school I was attending, Scuola Leondaro da Vinci. I quickly learned that this apartment building was in such a prime spot and ended up booking my apartment there the following year.

Takeaway

If you’re looking for an apartment that is central to everything, has great amenities, and is comfortable, this is the place to book. Bonus? It’s affordable, especially if you’re traveling with 2-4 people.

Looking for something smaller? Check out this one bedroom apartment that I stayed at in the very same building.


Terry's Tips

  1. 1
    If you want to study Italian while you’re staying in Florence, sign up for classes at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.  They have additional locations in Italy and you can sign up to take a week in different cities.
  2. 2
    If you’re looking to get exercise, take the long way up to Piazzale Michelangelo on Viale Michelangelo.  It’s about 4 miles round trip from the apartment and it’s a beautiful route.
  3. 3
    Enjoy a morning cappuccino or coffee diagonally across the street at Caffé Michelangiolo.  The staff there is SO sweet.  Ordering in Italian will also score you some points!
  4. 4
    Grab lunch at Pino’s Sandwiches.  Pino is dynamic and welcoming, even though his shop is ALWAYS busy.  That just shows you how good it is!
  5. 5
    Walk to the Arno or Piazzale Michelangelo in the evening to watch the sunset.
a woman looks out at the view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangel
a sign for Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is on the side of a stone building in Florence
a sandwich with prosciutto, mozzarella, and pesto from Pino's in Florence is being held in the hands of a woman

What to Do in Florence

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About the Author

Hi! My name is Terry and I'm a former elementary school teacher. After 13 years in the classroom, I decided to take my side hustle of creating educational resources full-time.

Now, I work remotely and have the time and flexibility to do what I've always wanted to do more of: TRAVELING. I've created an online space where I can share my adventures along with tips for anyone who has had the desire to seek adventure, but may have things holding them back. Whether it's financial reasons, or you simply don't have anyone to go with - I'm here to help you get inspired to just go for it and book the trip!

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