Very central room offering you a BREATHTAKING VIEW of the Arno river from its private balcony!
We offer our Greek Filoxenia(hospitality), please, read our guests' reviews!
DOUBLE BED OR 2 SINGLE BEDS. BIG BATHROOM (shared with a maximum of 2 more guests ).Air-conditioned room.
Elegant and classy with quality sheets and covers. We are family, mother and daughter, so our place is perfect for couples (honeymoon), families or friends!
We provide you with earplugs for the street noise on weekends.
Dear guests from all over the world:
Can't wait to meet you and can't wait for you to meet Florence!
Our house is a big apartment in an 1800's building in the centre of Florence. Your room is located in a long corridor close to your bathroom. Even though your room is a part of our apartment, we can guarantee you your privacy. You will be always welcome in Valia Florence if you treat our home with the same respect we will treat you :)
Zugang für Gäste
You will receive 4 keys: 1) for the main entrance 2) for the second door you will find inside the building 3) the apartment's door 4) your beautiful room.
Please, be careful to not lose any of those keys. (In case you lose them, we will be sorry to ask you an additional amount of 30 euros to replace them) You can store your food in our fridge but it is not allowed to use the washing machine or to cook.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I am a professional translator, working as a freelancer. Most of the time I work quietly in my room, so you will probably find me at Valia Florence during the day, helping you with everything you might need.
I should inform you that the Municipality of Florence has imposed a tourist tax of 2,50 euro per person per night (tassa di soggiorno, all touristic Italians cities have one!) which is to be paid cash on your arrival and you will be given a receipt.
You will also need to provide me with your IDs, so I can make a copy of them and send it to the local authorities. (anti-terrorism law)
Weitere wichtige Infos
Please, let us know the day and time of your arrival at least a few days in advance, so so we will be able to welcome you and will have enough time to prepare the rooms.
It is really important to not throw any objects rather than toilet paper in the WC.
Please, use the air-conditioner wisely: be careful to switch off the air-conditioner and the lights when you are not in your room.
If you like to invite someone to our home, please, first ask for our permission.
We respect our neighbours and we would kindly ask you to do the same, by not disturbing after 22:30.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE LIFT'S DOOR IS PROPERLY CLOSED after using it! (Do not worry, we will remind you of this many times during your stay!) Thank you for taking some time to read this...
We expect to see you soon in Valia Florence
We are Mary & Marina, we are Greek and we live in Florence.
Mary is the mother and Marina the daughter!
Mary had a business in Greece for 23 years and this year she decided to come and live with her daughter Marina, in Florence. She is an excellent cook, she loves baking Greek cakes so you will probably taste some of them during your stay. She also loves gardening, our plants and flowers are the living truth.
She is very happy to start a new life in Florence and she is currently taking Italian lessons, while she is looking after our guests and our beautiful home.
Marina has been living in Florence for the last 5 years.
After participating in the European Voluntary Service programme and working for the Municipality of Florence she chose Florence as her basis.
She works as a professional freelance translator.
She has lived in Thessaloniki (Greece, graduated from AUTH University) Zaragoza (Spain, Erasmus programme for 6 months) and in Florence for 5 years. She sings in a rock n roll band and also works occasionally on theatre projects. We consider ourselves citizens of the world
We love art and art can be found everywhere in Florence, from the Uffizi Gallery to the contemporary street art.
Florence is a multicultural meeting point, so it is always a pleasure to share our house and our passion for this city with people from all over the world.
Greek Filoxenia is the keyword for Valia Florence. Greeks invented the word for hospitality and this is exactly what we do!
We can assure you that we know some really unique places to eat and have coffee and gelato.
We are not natives but we are locals who chose to live in Florence and we can show you why :)
Hope to see you soon in Valia Florence,
Marina and Mary.