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Residenza Il Carmine
Ranked #31 of 304 Speciality Lodging in Florence
American Samoa
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3 reviews
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“A wonderful stay in Florence”
Reviewed 6 December 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Residenza Il Carmine in September at a very reasonable cost. We had five in our group and rented three of the one bedroom units, all just off the garden area. Our units were really apartments with a separate bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchen area with a table, refrigerator, and a cooking unit. The rooms were stocked with breakfast items such yogurt, pastries, jam, and coffee. We sipped wine and ate snacks in the lovely garden area. Catherina was extremely helpful, giving us several great recommendations for dinner and gelato in the Oltoarno area. All in the group were extremely happy with the stay and would definitely stay again at Residenza Il Carmine on future trips to Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Our daughter is studying in Florence, Italy this semester and my older daughter and I went to visit her during her fall break. We stayed at Residenza ll Carmine and throughly enjoyed the entire week. I have to mention, we had some problems in the beginning with no luggage, lost passport etc. and Emilio and Caterina were at our side helping up resolve the problems so my daughters and I could experience Florence together. When we arrived we were greeted by Caterina and our apartment was stocked with water, snacks, tea, coffee and yogurt, a welcome site for weary travelers. My daughters and I enjoyed meals out in the beautiful courtyard. I would highly recommend staying at Residenza ll Carmine.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Fermo, Italy
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We stayed at this B&B in January 2012 and we had a wonderful stay here. It is conveniently located in a quiet area, just 10 minute walk from Palazzo Pitti and 20 minute walk from the city center. The owners are very welcoming and when we arrived they left some fruit and snack for us to enjoy during our stay. Everything is immaculate and taken care of in the slightest detail. We would definitely stay again at this B&B.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

The Residenza is indeed the perfect base for exploring Florence, starting with the Oltrarno neighborhood, which is not touristy at all, but filled with great restaurants, shops and only a 10 minute walk across the bridge to the center of the city. Our studio apartment was charming and immaculate and stocked with basics which made our stay easy...yogurt and croissants for the first morning, a bottle of water, salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar. So thoughtful. There is also a lovely garden and the area is quiet. We will never stay anywhere else in Florence!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ballston Spa, New York
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

While our daughter was studying overseas in Florence, we were fortunate enough to visit Italy twice in 6 months. Both times we stayed with Emilio and Caterina, and found the apartment-style living absolutely fantastic! We actually stayed in three different apartments during the two trips, and each one had its own charm. The furnishings are beautiful, and the owners could not be more gracious. It is a located across the river from the more famous tourist attractions, but that is part of its charm, as you gain a great appreciation of the day-to-day life of the full-time residents of Florence.

Now we are extremely excited to be going back for another visit, and we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else. Each apartment is affordable, clean, and beautiful. And having a kitchen in each apartment makes staying and eating in Florence more affordable. There are markets nearby, with wonderful fresh vegetables and fruits, and it's a brief walk to the beautiful Piazza Santo Spirito, which is full of nightlife all year long (it's also the home of some of the best restaurants in the area ... see my reviews of the three Gusta restaurants!)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New Haven CT
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Residenza Il Carmine in Oro. The apartment was cozy, immaculate, and well equipped. Caterina was the perfect hostess, very attentive and quite helpful. We loved the location and found many excellent restaurants within a short walk. There were several little markets just around the corner and a laundromat at the end of the street. After a busy day touring Florence, we loved coming back to our serene little apartment.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Filippo Lippi apartment, a comfortable, good-sized, well equipped, ground floor, one bedroom apartment, off a small lane, not far from the Ponte Vecchio. The kitchenette was equipped with all the necessities plus some of the basics such as coffee and sugar. There is also access to the large garden of the main house, where the owners live.
The owner's daughter met us and was very friendly and helpful and provided us with a map and 0 suggestions of where to get hold of some items we needed, and places to eat.
We parked our car just outside the ZTL in the Piazza Torqualo Tasso (20 Eur per day) which gave us a 10 minute walk to Il Carmine.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residenza Il Carmine
Address: Via d'Ardiglione 28, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Ranked #31 of 304 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residenza il Carmine is the ideal alternative to a standard hotel.We are located in the Oltrarno ( meaning "Beyond the river Arno ),in Santo Spirito area,just few steps from Ponte Vecchio,Pitti Palace and Uffizi Gallery.One of the most fascinating parts of the city,where the narrow streets,little squares,old trattorias,markets and craftsmen'sworkshops,still breathe the spirit of old Florence.Our apartments,well furnished and particulary warm,are located in our beautiful garden and in the historical 17th century Palace.Residenza il Carmine è la perfetta alternativa ad un hotel.Ci troviamo nell'Oltrarno,nella zona di Santo Spirito,proprio a pochi passi dal Ponte Vecchio,Palazzo Pitti e la Galleria degli Uffizi.Questo è uno dei luoghi più pittoreschi e affascinanti della città,dove le stradine, le piazzette, le vecchie trattorie e i mercati ci fanno ancora respirare il legame con la Firenze antica.I nostri appartamenti,totalmente e finemente arredati,si trovano nel giardino della Residenza e nel Palazzo storico del 1600. ... more   less 
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