What you love about Cosmea, Ponte Vecchio
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!
Komme gerne wieder
Schöne gemütliche Wohnung mit einer wundervollen Terrasse mit tollem Blick über die Stadt. Man kann alles zu Fuß erreichen und ist nur ein paar Minuten von der Ponte Vecchio entfernt. Perfekte Lage, da es abends trotzdem ruhig ist. Diana ist sehr nett und die Kommunikation hat perfekt geklappt. Komme gerne wieder. @airbnb
Very close to the Ponte Vecchio
My husband and I stayed here for two nights and everything was perfect! The private rooftop terrace was the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine after a long day of sightseeing. Very close to the Ponte Vecchio, and Diana left great restaurant and city recommendations. Thank you! @airbnb
This place is unbelievable. When we got there, we were greeted by Francesca who was warm and friendly. She took us through a few details and let on on our own. When we looked around the apartment, it was well appointed, clean, and perfect for the two of us. It wasn't until we walked upstairs that the real gem was hiding. The view from the private (yeah, private) terrace is stunning. It's a full view of the entire city. Duomo, Santa Croce, the river, it's perfect. The neighborhood around the apartment is safe, every store owner is friendly, and everything you want is within walking distance. Less than a block away is one of the best wine stores I have ever been in. Signorvino. Go. Overall, I would highly recommend staying at Diana's place. It was perfect and we will certainly consider going back @airbnb
Difficile de trouver meilleur emplacement à Florence, au pied du Ponte Vecchio, vue panoramique sur la ville sans nuisances sonores. L'appartement est parfait pour un couple, rien ne manque, y compris un peu d'exercice physique, car si vous passez de la cuisine à la salle de bains puis à la terrasse vous avez fait votre échauffement pour conquérir la ville à pied !” Nous vous remercions aussi de ne pas avoir trop mis en avant votre société de services Acacias qui au premier abord peut inquiéter des hôtes qui ont plutôt l'habitude de louer des appartements privés et familiaux.” @airbnb
A dream come true!
Staying at Cosmea was a dream come true!! A beautifully appointed studio suite with a multi million dollar view of Florence from the roof top terrace. The kitchen was perfect for cooking and breakfasts and dinners with sunrises and sunsets over the Duomo and tower were truly extraordinary. Everything you need is within a short walk. Grocery store, markets, shops and museums. Two minutes from the Ponte Vecchio and out of the touristy area made the location perfect. I will be back for sure!
The view of the city is unparalleled
This is a beautiful apartment in a perfect location--directly across the Arno from the Uffizi Gallery. With a supermarket nearby, we found it easy to purchase a few items to enjoy on the magnificent rooftop terrace. The view of the city is unparalleled. It was a perfect place for our few days in Florence. @abnb
In 500 meters you're in peaceful lanes with olive groves
All the previous reviews about Cosmea tell the story. We loved it - the location is perfect it's really peaceful, but the building you see in the foreground of the main photo is the Ufizzi Gallery - that's how close it is to the sights. In addition to the things listed in the other reviews, we also did a walk out into the 'country' turn right out of the apartment up the hill and in 500 meters you're in peaceful lanes with olive groves and lovely old villas. We walked up the hill to Arcetri and back down to San Miniato al Monte for the amazing views over the city. Highly recommended if you want a break from the busy city (and don't mind a couple of hills!) Also for a local wine bar with great snacks and small plates try Le Volpi e l'Uva it's in a quiet square - close to the Ponte Vecchio but just off the main tourist trail. @abnb