About the Homestay

Urban Arty
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HI There! Welcome to Florence or see you soon !I am interested in urban arts in general plus being a professional architect. FOR POLITE PEOPLE able to share the apartment with a female roomate (ME).
International Minds are welcome here !!!
NO DISCRIMINATIONS HERE- CULTURE is our big possibility for a better life.
I'm studying Chinese ( 中国人欢迎女性或男性) I would love to have people at home from all over the world !
I hope you will like my place is a room with terrace in a residential building ( walking distance to the main center close by all public facilities like restaurants, shops and supermarkets etc etc ) I offer my assistance and help to make your stay as possible pleasant ! please ask anything you need and I will try my best to assist on that. I offer language conversations and art lessons ( illustration, design, watercolors, spray painting for mural art and urban collage )
About meals I offer the light breakfast. I am a vegetarian and not the classic Italian cook. I don't cook fish and meat dishes but I will be happy to share with you my apartment anyway and assist you for your journey. I am sorry the kitchen is not available for cooking only for preparation of sandwiches and coffe. I maybe not a classic Italian cook but I can offer the vibe of the Italian culture as a visual artist. Meals : I can provide the dinner for extra price not included in the basic room payment.
The quarter where I live is less frequented by tourists but if you cross the near by Square Piazza Beccaria you will be right in the city center. Also close by my house there is a very good bakery just right at the corner and in the same street where my apartment is located there is a big supermarket where they also preparing al sort of Italian meals for cheap prices. Also close by my place there is Mercato of Sant'Ambrogio ( smaller version of Mercato Centrale) open till afternoon where you can find all sort of traditional things to eat. Also Via Gioberti offers a variety of good places where to eat or enjoy the tipical Italian informal dinner APERITIVO for example at the well known Serafini's Bakery Cafè. You can explore the river park if you are a sporty person there are great areas to run or for walking along the river with a different point of views and enjoy an unconventional Florence far away from the crowd. I will also help with different possible itineraries for your visits in Florence.
Thank you for choosing my place and I hope your staying will be the best!
Laundry one block from my flat, no need soap and stuff all included in the machine. I can do the washine machine for you as well : costs 8euros each load.
I prefer to host only girls cause the apartment is not so big even if there is enough privacy! But If you are a polite person for me is ok I can accept guys too but please introduce yourself before to reserve the place. Thank you for your understanding !

Additional Info

There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Francesca offers qualified language instruction in her native language Italian. One hour of instruction costs 10.00 EUR. The classes will be given by the host himself at the accommodation.

The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning and internet access

Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):

Lunch: 10.00 EUR per person per night

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 28 nights

Available for given dates

Your dream in Florence GIRLS ONLY
From 35 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

私人房间位于建筑师的公寓内 Room with terrace in an art and design apartment , the room little balcony faces a green courtyard. Panel Sliding door . Service bathroom just renovated small but functional. Artistic Loft with sliding doors. Preferably girls.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
40
Weekly Price
250
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About the Area

La nostra famiglia è il luogo ideale per visitare Firenze. Dopo aver confermato la prenotazione vi saranno una e-mail con il nostro indirizzo completo in modo da non avere problemi a trovare noi.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Cinema
  • Museum
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Si prega di non modificare le impostazioni di calore da soli, mi chiedono e sarò felice di farlo per voi mantenere il rumore al minimo dopo la mezzanotte si prega prega di non invitare estranei nella nostra casa; no extra people in the house. Use of the kitchen only for stayings longer then a week, please be dicently clean and attentif. Please respect the requests of your host about the house and no dirty shoes inside the flat ( parquet on the floor) .
please pay the stay fee at your arrival also please give us your ID Passport info cause we have to register your stay at the autorities following the local rules. Also there is the city tax of 3 euros for each day of your stay please include the extra fee in your payment at the arrival

Smoking is not allowed.

17 Reviews

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    Australia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    I enjoyed my stay at Francesca’s apartment immensely! The house was clean and comfy and the room large and filled with light. The apartment is located 15 minutes from the centre, so it was quiet at night. I’ve never met anyone quite like Francesca. She’s incredibly warm, thoughtful and has a great sense of humour! I couldn’t have asked for a better host. Francesca always ensured I was comfortable in the room and we became friends- eating merenda together or helping each other with Italian and English. I highly recommend her as a host as she goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome (without a second thought). I’ve made a dear friend in Francesca and will stay with her whenever I’m in Florence. Grazie di tutto Francesca! X

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Such a lovely host. Great location x

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    Spain
    Age 65 - 74

    2 hearts
    October 2016

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    Australia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    Thank you so much Francesca. We were so happy at your home. It is incredibly close to everything and we felt very at home. The room was huge and well equipped for our small family (of 3). You were so kind and very helpful with everything whenever we needed you. Thanks for a wonderful stay in a beautiful city. It will truly be one of our warmest memories in our travels. :)

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    United States

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    What a sweetheart to open her home to us! Hope you can come visit us some time too!

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    New Zealand
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    Francesca was a fantastic host very helpful informative and caring ,the apartment was clean and comfortable and very central easy walking to old town

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    India
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    Stay with Francesca for absolutely perfect and memorable. Great Location, great size, great and very helpful host :)

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    United Kingdom

    5 hearts
    August 2015

    Florence is a fabulous city and my stay at francescas home was the same very welcoming and we soon felt like it was our home i would recommend whole heartedly , very central everything on the door step x

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    Australia
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    May 2015

    Francesca is warm and welcoming and she made my visit to Firenze special. The accommodation is adequate and in good proximity to most of the sites. The room was spacious with plenty of storage. The apartment is located on a busy corner so there is traffic noise in the room, however I had earmuffs and a mask that did the trick and I slept well. Travel is about the people you meet. I am not a fussy person so the experience for me was great and I met other great people in the apartment, particularly on my first day. All up a good experience.

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    Switzerland
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    November 2014

    It was an experience that I will never forget. Your parents were amazing. I had such a wonderful time with them. They made me feel like part of the family. I hope to see them again.

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