About the Homestay

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Are you searching for a place to enjoy the city from a local perspective? A place where you can share with your host a dinner, a drink, a walk, or even just a nice conversation at home? A place where you’ll feel immediately at ease/at home and you’ll never feel alone?
Welcome at Savino's, a REAL homestay experience! :)
In my own and completely renovated apartment I have two extra rooms for those people who want to try a different kind of homestay: I love interacting with my guests, give them a lot of tips about this beautiful city and especially make them feel at home, staying in my place is not just like renting an anonymous room and nothing more. :)

You'll find blankets, sheets and pillows, all the necessary for a good rest.
You can use the kitchen if you want, just ask me how it works. Italian breakfast is included in the price (available coffee, tea, milk, biscuits, corn flakes, jam, melba toast and bread). Free wi-fi and hot water 24 hours.
If we'll have the possibility I'll be happy to share dinner at least once during your stay, I think it's a nice way to get to know eachother and have a funny evening all together!
I'll give you the keys of the apartment so you can freely come in-out without any problem. No curfew and no cleaning fees.
My flat is at the 2nd of a 6 floors building, if you use the elevator remember to close the 2 internal doors when you get out.
PLEASE NOTE: Tourist tax € 3 per day, per person, to be paid at your arrival. From Monday to Friday check-in after 4.40pm (due to my work, there's the luggage deposit at the train station if you need it), totally flexible during weekends. Check-out always flexible, I don't like to kick people out if they want to sleep longer.. ;)
Any question you have don't hesitate to contact me, ciao!
Savino

House Facilities
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Huge and bright room, memory foam mattress :)
From 30 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Huge double room with extremely comfortable memory foam mattress. The room is really bright! If you are 3 guests I have a folding bed available. Third person extra € 10 per night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
35
50
Weekly Price
240
330
Monthly price
900
1,300
Artistic room, big and bright :)
From 30 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Pull-Out Sofa, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Artistic room with comfortable sofa bed suitable for 2, if you are 3 guests I have a folding bed available. The room is really bright! Third person extra € 10 per night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
35
50
Weekly Price
240
330
Monthly price
900
1,300
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About the Area

This is a "real" Florentine neighborhood and just 15-20 minutes by foot from the city center: you'll live like a local with easy access to all the turistic attractions. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.. Everything nearby!
From the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) you can easily reach my house by foot in 10-15 minutes, otherwise by bus in 4-5 minutes, lines 22, 23 or 57.
Bus stop is 30 metres far from my building, ticket € 1.20, valid 90 minutes.
The airport is 10 minutes distance by taxi or 15 minutes by shuttle bus (€ 6) from the train station, if I'm home I can give you a lift or pick you up, just ask, don't be shy ;)

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

No smoking in the apartment, just go in the terrace.
Please respect the neighbours, don't make noise in the common stairs.
If you use the elevator remember to close the 2 internal doors when you get out.
IMPORTANT: from Monday to Friday check-in before 9.30am or after 4.40pm (due to my work, there's the luggage deposit at the train station if you need it), totally flexible during weekends.
Check-out always flexible.
No noise by night please. Kindly use facilities with care. Thanks!

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

22 Reviews

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Italy
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    Eravamo in due e siamo state benissimo. La casa è pulita e fornita di ogni cosa. Savino è stato disponibilissimo ed accogliente, ci ha lasciato libere di preparare la colazione con una gran varietà di prodotti (succhi, marmellate, caffè,...). L'host perfetto, senza dubbio.
    Consigliatissimo.

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    New Zealand
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    Savino was very welcoming and provided us with a lot of information on local places to visit as well as his favourite eating places. Good location - easy access to tram.

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Ich war ein paar Tage bei Savino und schon in voraus hatte uns schon geholfen mit Tipps und Empfehlungen..
    .er ist ein super Gastgeber,ist genau so wie Zuhause sein. Die Unterkunft war sehr sauber,modern und komfortable. Super Lage, von Bahnhof und Stadt sehr nah. Vielen vielen dank für alles.

    Yo y mi marido pasamos unos Dias muy lindos en Florencia , Savino es un Anfitrión perfecto , nos ayudo mucho con sus buenos consejos, nos hizo sentir muy cómodos .Su casa es muy confortable , limpia y moderna la ubicación es perfecta para una buena estadía en la ciudad , muy cerca del centro y de la estación de tren. No puedo más que recomendarlo el es un anfitrión con mucha experiencia .Muchas gracias por todo. Un abrazo grande

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Savino is a very nice and polite person. I enjoyed my time at his place very much. He gave me a lot of good tips how to discover the City. The apartment is in a safe area and relatively near to the Downtown, 10 minutes with bus and 25 minutes on foot. Thank you very much for everything, Savino. Auf Wiedersehen.

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    Colombia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Kind host and place as home, thanks so much Savino! 100% recommended.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Savino in ,

    Muchas gracias Helen! Un abrazo grande a tu madre tambièn, a ver si nos vemos en Colombia algùn dìa :)

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    We had a great time in Firenze
    The room is clean and spacious and Savino is very welcoming
    We recommend !!

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    Italy
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Outre l’accueil chaleureux de Savino et auprès de chaque membre de notre famille nous avons apprécié ses nombreuses indications et bons conseils pour découvrir les beautés de Florence et nous régaler de la meilleure gastronomie familiale italienne. Merci encore!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Savino in ,

    Mercì beaucoup Marie! Please give a big big hug to Theo and Quentin from me :)

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    New Zealand
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Savino is a lovely friendly young man and enthusiastically and carefully orientated us within minutes of arriving with a map and tips of best things to see and places to eat. The area he lives in is very handy to the train, buses and centre of town. The room and apartment are beautifully clean, welcoming and quiet. Savino is a true GEM and we encourage future travellers who enjoy meeting genuine caring locals to book with him and enjoy his warm hospitality and valuable local knowledge. He also went beyond the call of duty and with great patience helped us with our travel plans for which we are eternally grateful. Thank you and maybe we will see you in NZ sometime....

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Savino is the consummate host. He has basically made it his mission to provide extraordinary hospitality to anyone and everyone! He has traveled the world and hosted people from all over the world, and takes great pride in what he does. He will give you wonderful recommendations for off-the-beaten-path local favorites as well as high quality places among the tourist traps. His place is very comfortable and you'll feel right at home.
    Savino took us out for an aperitivo and we spent the evening eating, drinking, and laughing with all of his friends. We spent 5 nights here and were very comfortable the whole time- would highly recommend this as a home base while exploring Florence/Tuscany. We had such a busy itinerary and wish we could have spent more time with Savino, but he truly made us feel like we got an authentic Italian and Florentine experience. We can't thank him enough for our great experience and would gladly return the favor in the US someday!
    I highly recommend that you stay with Savino if you have the opportunity - it was the best decision of our trip.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Savino in ,

    Hey Michael! Thank you sooooo much for your amazing review, 5 stars guests like you deserve a 5 stars treatment ;)
    'Till next time! :)

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