About the Homestay
HI There! Welcome to Florence or see you soon !I am interested in urban arts in general plus being a professional architect. Girls only.
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 again ! 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 cooker I do not 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. 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 apart, no need soap and stuff all included in the machine.
I prefer to host only girls cause the apartment is not so big even if there is enough privacy.
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
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
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) .
Smoking is not allowed.
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
Such a lovely host. Great location x
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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. :)
What a sweetheart to open her home to us! Hope you can come visit us some time too!
Francesca was a fantastic host very helpful informative and caring ,the apartment was clean and comfortable and very central easy walking to old town
Stay with Francesca for absolutely perfect and memorable. Great Location, great size, great and very helpful host :)
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
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.
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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