MAGNIFICENT VIEWS, TERRACE, HISTORIC CENTER APARTMENT, BEST QUALITY, ROMANTIC

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 6 nights

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MAGNIFICENT VIEWS, TERRACE, HISTORIC CENTER APARTMENT, BEST QUALITY, ROMANTIC

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) - Expansive Terrace with Stunning Views

Italy Perfect Winner of Trip Advisor-FlipKey's Award of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013. Conde Nast Traveler Expert Specialist. Travel + Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star 2013, 2014; BBB A+

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is kept up to date. Please contact us for availability. 5-night stays are available. Discounts for month+ stay. Please ask for a quote. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

Romantic apartment has inspiring views of Florence. Top floor, sunny bright. Located on the Oltrarno side of the river directly across from the Uffizi museum. Fabulous terrace.

1 bedroom with divisible king bed, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, large terrace with spectacular views. 463 square feet on two levels with living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower, terrace downstairs. Bedroom upstairs (up one short narrow flight of stairs).

6th floor with elevator. Apartment entrance is up 1 flight of stairs after exiting the elevator. Washer, wifi internet, electric stove, microwave, satellite TV. A/C in living room & bedroom. Building has a doorman.

Location

This amazingly sun filled apartment is at the top of a Renaissance palazzo that faces the gallery of the Uffizi gallery, the most famous museum in Florence, across the Arno river.

Exterior

The building blends with its Renaissance-age neighbors with grey stone, pietra serena, accenting its classical proportions. The building is locked and has a doorman during business hours.

Interior

There are a few steps from the street to the level of the elevator which takes you all the way to the floor below the Torella apartment.

The staircase, 18 steps, is beautifully painted and leads past a coat closet to the main level of the apartment.

The expansive, private terrace is the highlight of the main level. It faces uphill and from there you can see across the river to Santa Croce, Ponte alle Grazie, San Miniate and Piazzale Michelangelo with its beautiful views. A garden in the summer, the terrace has a table and chairs for dining and enjoying the sun and views.

From the terrace, step into a charming room that has a full height window and door on its terrace side. There is a glass-topped table with two chairs, a bench and shelf unit in this room. A pass-through window opens onto the kitchen.

Three steps from this dining room leads into the living room with comfortable sofa, chair, credenza with television. The credenza contains the dishes and silver ware as well as the microwave. Alongside the credenza is also the refrigerator-freezer.

The kitchen is small, but has everything for preparing meals: two burner electric stove, sink, coffee pot, drip coffee maker, electric tea kettle, pots, pans, knives, utensils.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, sink and washing machine. It has an independent heating unit.

The bedroom is accessed up a narrow staircase that rises from the living room. There are 19 steps that aren`t wide, about 19'. Under the steps is the clothes closet and a small closet that holds the vacuum.

If the terrace weren`t enough for views and light, the bedroom may even be more wonderful. A room built on top of the building, the bedroom has an arched window in each wall with a memorable view from each. The bed is a divisible king, that can be organized as separate single beds for traveling friends. If you stay up late, maybe even just enjoying the view, you can close the light-blocking drapes so you don`t have to rise with the sun.

Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:

Pre-arrival grocery shopping

Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.

Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes

Mid-stay maid and laundry services

Keywords: Luxury apartment Florence italy

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Pat

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This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

Pat purchased this apartment in 2000
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Property Reviews

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Magnificent Views, Terrace, Historic Center Apartment, Best Quality, Romantic
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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A Room with a View

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Not only does the Torella’s tower bedroom have a beautiful view of Florence, it is as I said to Kathryn more than once, surely one of the most beautiful views in the world. We loved our stay at the Torella - - it was a magical time in a perfect setting! Thank you!
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Location is incredible

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was our first trip to Florence and we chose this apartment because it seemed like the perfect place. We were not disappointed. The location was incredible - easy walking distance to the places we wanted to visit and the views!! The apartment had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. It was close to shops, groceries, restaurants, gelato(!)so we did not have far to go for things we needed. Our greeter met us as scheduled (even though we didn't know our arrival time until the week before), was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful in letting us know how to operate things and where to go for what we needed. We would definitely stay in Torella again.
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Adorable

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Just spent two wonderful weeks in the Torrella apartment rented through Italy Perfect! The apartment was exactly as represented on the website...small, but adorable! We did not plan to cook while there and instead enjoyed many wonderful restaurants all within walking distance, but we did enjoy having breakfast in the dining area and drinks on the terrace every afternoon, The bedroom in the turret and the views from the porch were even better than we expected! All of our dealings with Italy Perfect were a breeze and the greeter/contact person in Florence was a delight. Everyone even handled a bit of a crazy crisis that we had with humor and professionalism both! Hope to return soon!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Torella is perfect

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We stayed in Torella for a week in April and it could not have been better. The booking process was simple and the information provided by Italy Perfect was very helpful and thorough. Our greeter met us at the apartment and could not have been more helpful. It is a cozy apartment on the top floor of a very nice building. The lift makes quick work of the trip to the top and the small flight of stairs was enough to negotiate. The bathroom and kitchen are on the small side but the connecting window from the kitchen to the dining area was convenient. The living area is comfy and the TV is nice although we never actually turned it on. Internet is easy to use and quick enough to keep everyone at home updated with photos. The bedroom is above the living area and is incredibly beautiful. You have 4 huge windows looking out over Florence in every direction. I don't think there is a better view anywhere in Florence. Then there is patio where we spent the mojority of our time. It's wonderful with fantastic views of the neighborhood below and beautiful skies. It's also a great place to listen to all the church bells ringing.

The location couldn't be better. Ponte Vecchio is about 1 block away as well as the market. We used the little market almost daily to buy simple things for dinner that we could enjoy on the patio. Cantina del Gelato is a few doors down from the building so you're never far from world class gelato. Lungarno 23 is also a few doors down from the building and has a great burger menu if you're craving that sort of thing. Everything in Florence seems to be no more than 20 minutes away by foot and we had some of our best times just walking through the neighborhood around the apartment.

If you are travelling as a couple I can't think of a better place to spend your time in Florence.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Beautiful

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The apartment was beautiful and located centrally. It is well appointed and the patio is delightful. Our greeter was delightful and very helpful. Great experience.
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Map

Uffizi Gallery
Il Duomo of Florence
Boboli Gardens
Piazza della Signoria
Arno River
Pitti Palace
Trattoria dei Quattro Leoni
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Availability & Rates

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Service Cost €150.00
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Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Divisible king can be prepared as a king or 2 twins
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
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