What you loved about Cosmea, Ponte Vecchio
“Diana's place is very near to the Ponte Vecchio, and so it was perfect for crossing the Arno to all the major sights, but also great to get a really authentic meal in the Oltrarno district and for going to the Pitti Palace. The view from the private balcony is incredible. Plenty of space to have breakfast or take a break. We would definitely stay here again.”
“Diana and her team were great hosts. They were quick to respond to messages and even let us check in early. The best part of the apartment was the view from the rooftop terrace! As other reviews noted, the space can be tight for taller guests (particularly the bathroom), but my husband is 6’1” and he was able to manage for two nights. The location is great, just over the river past the Ponte Vecchio - it was easy to walk to all the main attractions, including the train station. The apartment is located on a hill and then up a few flights of stairs, so be prepared to manage that with luggage. We would stay here again.”
Amazing place, sensational view
Amazing place, sensational view from the roof terrace! Entirely worth it just for the view. My partner proposed on the roof during our stay and I said yes! The perfect place for it! Magical stay, thank you so much Diana
A fantastic base
Diana’s apartment is a fantastic base from which to explore Florence. Everywhere was within easy walking distance and the vecchio bridge is right on your doorstep. The apartment itself is fairly small but we didn’t need anything bigger as we really just used it as a base for our sightseeing. The terrace is amazing and the views are incredible- a really special touch. Diana was great at keeping in touch and her directions were helpful and easy to follow
Lovely apartment with great views of Florence. The location is very good, easy to access the different parts of Firenze and there is plenty close by. You can be in amongst the buzz and within minutes escape from the crowds. The terrace was lovely to have breakfast on, and relax in the sun before going out. Diana was supportive throughout, and checked in on occasion to make sure we were ok. We hope very much to be back!!!
Diana's place is truly incredible!
It was lovely to be greeted on arrival and welcomed to Florence, shown the apartment and key handover. Communication from booking to check out was fantastic and Diana was always on hand if you need anything at all. It was a magical experience staying in this typical Florentine apartment in a beautiful neighbourhood. With a local supermarket, gelataria and cafe right on your doorstep, as well as a host of restaurants and local sights! I can't imagine a more perfect spot to explore Florence, everything is within walking distance and you are surrounded by locals. Of course as if that wasn't enough, the view is the biggest gem! I think it may just be the best view across the whole of Florence! I had many beautiful breakfasts and moments gazing across Florence from sunrise to sunset. There is a small kitchen but enough amenities to make everything you need and I had some wonderful meals here after shopping at the local market. Diana has put together an amazing binder filled with local tips and knowledge about Florence and it was a joy to read. I couldn't find fault with this beautiful space, my only comment is that the Wifi is very slow so if you need to work and this is important to you, be mindful of this. I would definitely come back here! Thank you for a wonderful stay Diana.”
The view from the apartment is everything!
The view from the apartment is everything! We just left and we miss it already! The location is fantastic, the apartment is clean and exact to description. We enjoyed having coffee in the morning and wine at night on the roof! We always felt safe and had everything we needed. Response was quick and helpful! We appreciate Diana’s constant communication and help when requested. When we go back to Florence - we will be coming back here!
I loved staying at Cosmea
I loved staying at Cosmea apartment. It’s perfectly located, there’s everything what you may need and the terrace is amazing indeed. Diana was super warm and welcoming even though we didn’t meet in person. I was looking for an apartment with self check in as we had a very late flight, so Diana send us super detailed instructions with photos, it was so easy to find it and get in. Moreover, she was in touch with us very late on the arrival night to make sure everything went smoothly. That was a perfect stay!!
I loved my stay here, the view from the upstairs balcony is truly amazing! I found everything I needed, it was perfect!
This place is absolutely adorable!
This place is absolutely adorable! The view from the terrace is so stunning I cried a bit the first time I took it all in! The bed was ridiculously comfy, the decor was beautiful, and it was in a great location (we walked everywhere easily- 5-10 minute walk to a major shopping district, 15-20 minute walk to the Florence Cathedral, 20-25 minutes to the train station). It’s definitely small overall, but was definitely doable for the 3 days we were there. The bathroom was very narrow and has a shorter angled ceiling so it causes some...creativity for taller people (my husband is 6 foot tall and just had to be careful about not bumping his head or knees) but we found we had that issue just about anywhere in Italy we stayed. We had everything we needed and made a few meals there without problem. We were also arriving late at night and they arranged a self check in which went perfectly and was easy to do. I absolutely recommend staying here anytime you’re in Florence and we would be glad to stay again if we come back!!!
The View is amazing
I just love this apartment!! Location is great...and the view is AMAZING! The bed , pillows and towels are top notch! I can find no fault in this lovely apartment. That being said it is not for tall people or people that find stairs hard. There are a lot and walk up the street is difficult. But I love it!! Thanks to Diana! a great host!
Crowded with locals enjoying the music and socializing
This was an ideal place to stay. The private terrace has an amazing view overlooking the Arno river and the city of Florence. It was a special place to enjoy the sunset and relax with some wine. Also, its a short walk to cross the Pontevecchio bridge and to the center of town where all the main sites are close by. We had a really good lunch at a sweet wine store/restaurant just at the end our our street with tables outside overlooking the river. We walked the opposite direction from the bridge and found a band playing in a square and some very delicious, reasonably priced food. The square was crowded with locals enjoying the music and socializing. The basic needs were also 5 stars - good internet, good air-conditioning, a nice bathroom, and a comfortable bed. If/when we return to Florence, we would try to stay here again!
This place is absolutely stunning.
The view is even better than the pictures and the tourist vantage points. The bed was very comfortable. The AC inside was perfect after 93 degree days (and we were also comfortable on the terrace in the late afternoon/evenings because the breeze was consistently cool). The stairs were totally manageable - from other reviews we were a little nervous about that part - not a problem at all. We would go back in a heartbeat! One of the most beautiful places we’ve been. Thank you so much for hosting us. We absolutely loved every second of it. It was such a pleasure to come home there after a busy day and relax. Thank you!!
Diana and her team did everything they could to get it fixed
We loved this tiny studio, and WOW that terrace is just amazing! Wonderful views and perfect location. Immediate area feels very safe, just a minute or two to walk to shops, bars and restaurants. The space itself is simple and stylish, and the bed is super comfortable. Lovely hot shower, yes its small but my 6 ft 1 boyfriend was fine in it. Tiny kitchen has everything you need for a short stay. Check-in was very easy. Unfortunately for us the air conditioning and stove were not working for our entire stay due to an issue with the air conditioning unit tripping electricity out, and this is the only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars. It really did impact our weekend as it was hot at night and I got lots of mosquito bites from having the windows open. Frustrating when I'd spent so long choosing a place that had great air con. However, Diana and her team did everything they could to get it fixed and offered us another place to sleep in if it got too hot. They were fantastic hosts, just our bad luck on timing with the unit breaking down. It is now fixed so I would absolutely recommend this place and would stay here again for sure!
Diana a été adorable
Diana a été adorable lors de son accueil et a été très flexible pour arranger nos heures d'arrivées/départ. L'appartement est idéalement situé juste à côté du Ponte Vecchio et en plein centre de Florence ce qui permet d'apprécier la superbe ville au maximum!
Fantastic view of the city
My wife and I stayed at Diana's place during our honeymoon and you'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer place if roof-top, sitting enjoying panoramic views of the city with a glass of local wine in your hand is your idea of a good time. Located in the Oltrarno area of Florence (opposite side of river from many major sites), it is a 25min walk from the train station, 20min walk from Galleria Academia, 15min walk from the Duomo and palazzo vecchio, and 10min walk from Uffizi Gallery. It is located in a residential area which has fewer hordes of tourists than on the other bank of the river which is pleasant. A smaller apartment, the rooftop terrace is the highlight. There is a table with 6 chairs as well as an additional 2 sunbathing chairs. It offers unparalleled views of the city, 180deg. The buildings to the west begin providing shade around 1-2pm which is nice as to not bake in the sun. It's great for watching the sunset over the city. There is a steep climb up a hill to the apartment itself and then typically Italian stair-steepness to reach the 3rd and top floor for the apt. We'd recommend this to anyone looking to stay in a place somewhat away from the crowds while offering a wonderful venue for enjoying a book, glass of wine, apperitivo, and fantastic views of the city!”
The view from the roof terrace over Florence is simply beautiful and makes this apartment well worth the climb of the stairs to get to it! There were two very minor niggles regarding the apartment. The first is the window in the bathroom, which is right next to the shower and looks directly into a neighbouring flat. A towel solved that. The second was the TV. It only works for about 10 minutes before the picture fades to black. These niggles aside, the apartment is clean, in a great location and with a spectacular view over Florence, who needs a working TV?
La vue de la terrasse est magnifique
Nous avons passé un très agréable moment dans cet appartement atypique et calme. La vue de la terrasse est magnifique. Son emplacement permet de tout faire à pied. Attention, petite montée pour y accéder et plusieurs escaliers dans le logement, ce qui lui rajoute un côté sportif pas désagréable. On recommande.
Это самое лучшее место!
Самый лучший красивый вид и самое лучшее расположение, тихо, вдалеке от шумных туристических улиц, вблизи самых главных достопримечательностей. Это самое лучшее место!
Perfect communication and great tips to Firenze
Amazing experience. Great location, the sweetest host and an amazing view. Perfect communication and great tips to Firenze in a folder in the apartment. All my best recomendations!