Via Pandolfini - Santa Croce - Florence

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Located in Florence in the Santa Croce area, Anselmi is a fully furnished apartment for rent located just 2 minutes from the famous Santa Croce Church. Ideal for a family or a group of friends, it can accommodate up to 4 people, has 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.

External description:
Located on the second floor, without elevator (68 steps to climb), of a building on Via Pandolfini. Just a 2 minute walk from the famous Santa Croce Church where many famous men of history were buried including Leon Battista Alberti, Michelangelo, Guglielmo Marconi, and Galileo Galilei. The entrance is shared with the apartment called Medici. The Anselmi apartment (114 sqm / 1227 sq ft) has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 4 people .

Internal description:
The apartment is made up of a large living room, dining room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, kitchen, and second bedroom with twin beds and bathroom with shower. In this bathroom there is also a washing machine and dryer.
Both from the living room and from the master bedroom's windows you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the magnificent Duomo.

Independent heating.
Air conditioning: a total of 4 splits: one in each bedroom, one in the living room and one in the kitchen.

Our opinion:
This apartment is perfect for a family or a group of friends who wish to visit Florence on foot and get to know its beautiful museums and art. Everything is within walking distance, including the railway station, which will allow you to visit the rest of Tuscany or to explore the whole country.

Pricing Information:
Included in the price: Utilities included (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium fees, and agency fees.
Not included in the price: Tourist tax of 4,00€ per person (over the age of 12) per night, for the first 7 nights (for information regarding exemptions and reductions, see our F.A.Q. Page); utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding € 70.00.

Security deposit: For stays equal to or lesser than 15 days, all clients will have to grant € 300.00 with a valid credit card 7 days before check-in for a pre-authorization. For stays between 16 and 30 days, guests will have to pay €1000.00 7 days before check-in. Prepaid and/or debit cards are not accepted. For rentals over 30 days, special conditions apply.

The apartment is located in the Santa Croce district on the eastern edge of Florence’s historic city centre. The area takes its name from one of the city’s most remarkable churches. The Santa Croce neighbourhood provides a rare glimpse of “old” Florence with lively markets and tiny leather and artisan workshops, including the flea market (Mercato delle Pulci) at Piazza dei Ciompi. The Mercato St. Ambrogio, the city’s second main food market after the Mercato San Lorenzo, is within close walking distance too.

Furthermore, the area is just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s main cultural attractions such as the Bargello Palace, which houses one of Italy’s most important museums, the Casa Buonarroti, (the former home of Michelangelo), Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Ponte Vecchio, as well as the magnificent Santa Croce church and museum.
You will also enjoy the largest selection of boutique shops, bars, and traditional restaurants and pizzerias within the city. Three of the finest and most expensive restaurants, Cibreo, Pinchiorri, and Alle Murate are located nearby. There is also a good choice of mid-priced dining options.

By night, Santa Croce becomes one of the liveliest parts of town and with its pedestrian streets and illuminated buildings it transforms into the perfect venue for an after-dinner glass of wine or evening stroll. For those choosing an apartment in this area Santa Croce offers several food stores, supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transportation service.

Public transportation:
Link for the public bus service in Florence:
Link for the national train network in Italy:

Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red /green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify their need for access in the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.

This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: C 95,4 kWh/m2 per year

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Initial cleaning
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.


  • 5.0/5 The apartment is absolutely wonderful. We have stayed in 4 other apartments in Florence, and by far this is the best. It is very well equipped, plenty of silverware, plates, dishes etc. The appliances are the best. The apartment is very bright and cheery, as well as very clean. We will definitely get this apartment next year.
  • 4.4/5 Staying in Anselmi for seven months really made it feel like a home away from home. Such a modern, tidy and squeaky clean apartment right in the historical centre of Florence is hard to find, and every time a guest of mine walked in they'd compliment the apartments moderness in such a beautiful, old building. Like a surprise after every door you go through to get to Anselmi. After a couple of weeks the 69 steps turned into an enjoyable walk up the building and somehow made it all the more special arriving to the beautiful entrance way of Anselmi and Medici. Cleaning services always left the apartment looking good as new and smelling lovely. Windows on Italy were of so much help and ready to provide their services for an amount of things. It made me sad to leave an apartment I know I will never find the likes of anywhere else in such a beautiful city. A big thank you to Windows on Italy for their gorgeous apartments and all they've done.


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