Located in the historical centre of Florence this 55m2 apartment offers spectacular views over Brunelleschi’s true masterpiece and the San Giovanni Baptistery located just opposite. It is an ideal accommodation choice for four people and is situated on the fourth floor (with a lift) of an elegant Florentine palatial residence and situated in the pedestrian centre, a great option for those looking for some real peace and quiet away from the busy city night life.
The apartment is just a short stroll from Florence’s most important and popular tourist attractions and the most famous shopping streets in the city. The sunny and airy accommodation has two large windows in the lounge that create a well-lit spacious atmosphere with elegant decoration and great attention to detail. The lounge also has a comfortable sofa bed for a third and fourth visitor, a beautiful wooden table for guests to enjoy meal times in company and a well-equipped kitchen with everything necessary to prepare home-cooked meals and even experiment with the delicious Tuscan gastronomy. It is fitted with an oven, microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer, toaster and all necessary utensils.The main bedroom has a double bed with fabulous orthopedic mattress, beautiful wooden table and fresco-painted walls creating a perfect resting place for two people. The room also boasts wonderful views over the Duomo (cathedral) an ideal backdrop for a really romantic stay in the city.
The well-fitted and beautifully decorated bathroom completes this carefully furnished apartment with a large shower cabin and toilet facilities providing everything guests might need.
There is also air conditioning and independent heating available to guarantee the perfect temperature at any time of year and according to personal preferences.
This is the ideal accommodation choice for those looking to visit Florence and discover the city’s many treasures, whether it be the museums or cuisine, shopping opportunities, fashion boutiques or craft shops. The views over the Duomo and wonderful location in a pedestrian area of historical Florence, offer a really peaceful and safe setting that allow visitors to comfortably visit the beautiful and many hidden corners of this centenary city.
Double beds 1
Double sofa-beds 1
Free baby’s cot on request.
Free WIFI internet connection on request.
Parking available on request 10 minutes����� walk from the apartment for a cost per day. Please request this service at least 24 hours before arrival indicating the size of the car and the registration number (the apartment is located in an area of restricted traffic access). Camper vans, minivans and very large cars are not permitted.
Check in between 15:00 - 20:00 h
Check in outside the available time period on request and for an additional charge for every hour after 20:00 h
Check out until 10:00 h
Check out outside the period should be organized with the owner.
The Florence Cathedral - 0.0 km
Basilica of San Lorenzo - 0.3 km
Palazzo Vecchio - 0.4 km - 0.5 km
Ospedale degli Innocenti
Uffizi Gallery - 0.6 km
Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 0.7 km
Pitti Palace - 1.0 km
Piazzale Michelangelo - 1.4 km
San Miniato al Monte - 1.7 km
Peretola Florence Airport - 5.9 km
In brief: Heart of the Renaissance, many leisure activities, picturesque and historical area.
Highlights: Basilica Di Santa Croce, Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria.
Getting there: buses 7 and 10 to Campo Di Marte, night bus 11-68, electric buses C1 and C2.
Why stay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, touristy, with the best of the city on your doorstep.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the center of Florence has a population of fewer than 400,000. Not shy about being one of the most beautiful cities of the world, Firenze is a culture lover’s gem nestling in the remnants of its medieval walls. The city center dates back to around 59 BC, with the construction of a village called Florentia as a settlement for soldiers of the Roman army.
From this moment onwards it began to flourish. This was the birthplace of the Renaissance and the Italian language, and is lovingly known as one of the universal cradles of art and architecture where names such as Dante Alighieri, Brunelleschi, Boccaccio and Leonardo Da Vinci first appeared.
The powerful Medici family, renowned for their banking enterprise and love for art, were tremendously important to helping Florence realize its full potential as an international cultural capital. You will probably spot their trademark coat of arms - five red balls and one blue on a gold shield – adorning various buildings around town.
Café culture and sociable squares
Florence is full of famous squares, called ‘piazzas???, and in the historical center the most famous ones include Piazza del Duomo, Piazza San Marco, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce. Locals tend to use the squares themselves as a point of reference. In every piazza you’ll find a coffee bar or two - just don’t commit a cultural faux pas by ordering a cappuccino after 11am!
Looking for a landmark café with a touch of elegance? Gilli in Piazza della Repubblica has been around since 1773 and is the perfect place for a coffee, with a splendid interior complete with Murano glass lamps, frescoed ceilings and a majestic cornered bar. You can often hear live music wafting from the nearby square of Piazza della Repubblica.
Know your neighbors
The Florentines are known to be a very proud lot and have a reputation as being rather aloof, particularly to tourists. Although this isn���t always the case, learning a few Italian words can go a long way to bridging the gap between tourist and friend. Fashion is important to Florentines, yet you’ll see the locals sporting a more classic look, preferring to dress in solid colors, expensive knits and leather shoes.
While some historical families still reside in the center, especially in the ‘Oltrarno’ area of town across the river, high prices have driven many Italians towards a quieter life in the suburbs. The city centre is considered pretty safe though you might want to avoid the area around the Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Santa Maria Novella late at night.
The center of Florence can be a shopper’s paradise and you will find many popular shops just a stone�����s throw from the Duomo church on adjacent Via Roma. Here are popular brand names such as Zara, H&M and a popular leather market next to a famous statue of a wild boar.
For higher-end shopping, Via Tornabuoni is just as historic as it is expensive, home to brand names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Tiffanys. Feeling peckish? Stop by historic café Procacci, owned by the famous Antinori wine family, for their tiny truffle sandwiches and wine by the glass.
The historic center itself is very small and completely accessible on foot. The distance from the train station to the Duomo is no more than 5 to 10 minutes’ walk, and the same goes for all of the other major monuments. The main streets of town include busy pedestrian walkway Via Calzaiuoli which connects Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signoria.
Running parallel is Via Roma, in the shopping district, which passes Piazza della Repubblica and heads south towards the Ponte Vecchio. Via Cavour will take you to Piazza San Marco, a hub for different forms of transport. Public transport in Florence is efficient and the small C2, C3 and D buses run frequently within the city centre for those needing a break from walking.
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Jan 26 2012 - Jan 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.