Maura is a former English teacher. Her daughter, a dentist, lives upstairs with her family and visits the home. Her son is an entrepreneur and lives on the nearby Florentine hillside.
Maura likes languages, music, art, travelling and cooking.
She lives in a comfortably furnished apartment on the first floor of a residential street near the old city walls at Porta Romana, at the beginning of the famous Viale dei Colli which leads up to Piazzale Michelangelo.
Maura speaks English and Spanish.
There is a single guest room with its own private bathroom.
No smokers. City centre easily reached by bus or on foot.
The house can be reached by taxi or by bus from Florence arrival point.
•Homestay prices (minimum 3 nights)
One guest. Single bedroom, private bath
breakfast and dinner with the host family € 110,00/per night
•Guided visits and walks
Walks and excursions can be planned together with you, each walk lasting about 3 hours, either in the morning or the afternoon.
€55,00 each walk for one guest
Classical Florence walk (3 hours) From Piazza Pitti, to Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery exterior, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo.
Oltrarno Walks (3 hours) Off the usual tourist trodden ways, starting at Piazza Pitti, along Via Maggio, renowned for the antique shops and for the buildings dedicated to Bianca Cappello, Piazza della Passera, with old streets bordered by craftsmen shops, a visit the Church of the Holy Spirit.
San Miniato a Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo (3 hours) San Miniato is the famous basilica in Romanesque style and gives one of the most beautiful views of Florence. Piazzale Michelangelo, the “balcony of Florence”, from where we have a panoramic view of the city, the outlying valley and up to the hills of Fiesole.
Prices do not include personal bus or train tickets, entrance fees to museums, churches, cinema, theatre, lunches and food or wine tasting visits.