FASCINATING FRESCOES, TERRACE,~A/C~ ART, HARMONY, QUIET LUXURY

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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FASCINATING FRESCOES, TERRACE,~A/C~ ART, HARMONY, QUIET LUXURY

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

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+

The Tesoro apartment is a treasure of art and harmony in the historic center of Florence one block from Piazza Santa Croce.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is kept up to date. Please contact us to confirm dates and for quote. 4 night stays are available, please ask for a quote. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

Location

The Santa Croce neighborhood is one of the most fascinating and historic in the center of Florence. Piazza Santa Croce is traffic free and hosts events of every kind, including the famous Calcio in Costume (soccer as it was played in ancient times - in medieval costumes). Surrounded by history, the neighborhood has many restaurants and markets.

Building

Located between Piazza Santa Croce and the river, this Renaissance palazzo is built in the style typical of the period. Grey pietra serena (serene stone) outlines the geometry of the facade. The building is beautifully maintained; it is clean and quiet.

Interior Description

Glowing with radiantly colored 15th century frescoes, the entry transports you into another time. You can enjoy these beautifully preserved murals up close from an antique settee.

The spacious living room has a 20th century flair with a sofa, side chairs, chaise longue, a handsome antique sideboard, fireplace and many pieces of art. The exceptional aesthetics of the apartment evidence harmony and a spirit of beauty that can be appreciated at every turn.

A dining table, where you will find your welcome basket of wine and a few essentials, seats four. You can also choose to dine on the terrace, a particular joy during warm weather. The terrace has a wrought iron table and chairs for four. It is right off the large kitchen where there is another table for casual meals. The kitchen is thoroughly modern and offers artistic elements to enjoy.

The terrace and living room overlook the inside of the block with its secluded gardens.

The study is another treasure with every wall and the ceiling covered with 18th century frescoes. Their beautiful clouds and cupids contrast with the vivid colors and themes of the entry frescoes. A leather sofa converts to a single bed. A full bath with shower adjoins the study. A flat-screen television has satellite reception for a few English language shows, a DVD player, and a stereo. We listed this as a second bedroom with VRBO but because it has a sofa bed and not a regular bed, it really shouldn't be so. Unfortunately we cannot change it once it is coded, so apologies. It serves well as a bedroom however, with an ensuite bath.

Tranquility suffuses the master bedroom with its warm yellow-gold walls and polished wood throughout. The decorating language is Japanese with a queen sized bed is on a wooden platform, so is a little lower that the usual. It has a heavy foam mattress. A glass walled room forms a temple to the bath.s The toilet is in a separate room off the bedroom. A sofa and large lounging pillows invite you to recharge in this magical room. The room faces the internal, quiet courtyard.

Guests receive by email complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Florence, and, 3. for children, a copy of the Italy Discovery Journal eBook.

We have done our very best to fit our pricing into the 'Book It' and ‘Detailed Price’ rate system provided by this advertisement, but the results aren’t precise. For example, their system doesn’t count children as guests and we do. Their currency conversion calculation is usually wrong. Consequently, we apologize that we have to say that the price provided by this advertisement is just an estimate. Please contact us for an exact price quote and you can find our prices on the ItalyPerfect website linked into this ad in the Links for More Information. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, check, wires. Email reservations@italyperfect.com or call 888.308.6123 for a quote.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
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Historic Center Florence
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Satisfied

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I was satisfied with the Tesoro apartment. I found it to be spacious and clean, and the appliances and equipment worked well. A special feature was the frescoes and other design attributes (e.g., ornate ceilings) of the apartment. The greeter was also helpful in her explanations of how to function in the apartment. In addition, I appreciated the information that you provided, and your courteous and informed responses to my questions in advance of my trip. I would recommend your company and the Tesoro apartment to others.
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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49502vbi
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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A lovely respite

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We spent 5 nights September 2013 at the Tesro apartment. It is relatively large, though works best as a 1BR. It could be set up with the library as a second BR. It was well equipped and featured 5mbps Wi-Fi. It also had a fax, though we didn't use that. The terrace overlooks a central courtyard and was good for coffee or wine. The frescos on the barrel-vaulted ceilings in the hall and library are an impressive touch. The master BR is large and has a large split bath. Only oddity was the raised bed; just watch your step. The apartment is conveniently located just of Piazza Sante Croche and literally next door to a tourist office that was most happy to act as our concierge. Walk to town center is maybe 7 minutes. Plenty of small restaurants and bars within a 2 minute walk. Our greeter was prompt (we arrive early) and offered some good tips. Overall a very nice apartment and one we will investigate should we return to Florence.
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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49502vbi
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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Wonderful Stay

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We recently returned from a wonderful stay in Florence, Italy. Our ItalyPerfect rental, Tesoro, was an ideal "home base" while there. The location was ideal for us. It was on a rather quiet side street, but very convenient to virtually everywhere. The apartment was clean and comfortable. The Medici frescos on the walls were amazing. The furnishings were very eclectic, but comfortable. The contact for checking in went very smoothly...she spoke fluent english and was quite helpful.
We have already recommended Italy Perfect to several friends, and plan to contact you again for future visits.
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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49502vbi
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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Lovely Apartment, perfect neighborhood

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This is the second year we spent two weeks in Santa Croce, and this is the apartment we will return to in the future. The neighborhood is perfect, very close to all the tourist sites in Florence, but on the edge of them. Convenient five or ten minute walk to the San Ambrosio Market, Teatro del Sale, Cafe Cibreo, ZEB, and many other excellent restaurants in Santa Croce and Oltrarno. Five or ten minutes to the Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, etc. And of course the Santa Croce church is right around the corner. Florence is a walking city, but there are also three bus stops within two minutes of the apartment, and it's very easy to find your way on the buses with Google Maps on your phone.
This is not a bland rental apartment, it feels like someone's home, and is very comfortable, attractively and thoughtfully furnished and decorated. The living room is a delightful place to sit and read, relax and dine. The full kitchen had everything we needed to cook the lovely things we bought at the market. The terrace overlooks a delightful well planted shared inner courtyard with roses, hydrangea, and so on.
The bedroom was suitably dark (with the curtains drawn), quiet and comfortable. It's an apartment we'd be happy to live in. This was our first time using Italy Perfect and it was smooth and efficient, we will use them again for this apartment and in other cities as well.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace,~A/C~ Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxury
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49502vbi
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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Wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We absolutely loved the Tesoro apartment. It's in a phenomenal location and the pictures don't do it justice. What an amazing property - we would highly recommend it.
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Availability & Rates

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Holiday Season
Apr 16 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€1,605
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 6 2015
€1,605
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
€240
€1,605
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Service Costs €150.00
4-nite supplement note* €115.00
Notes * 4 night stay supplement, remove for longer stays.
The prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the official rates on our website: http://www.italyperfect.com/florence-santa-croce-apartment/tesoro.html.
Do not trust the currency conversion calculation of Homeaway. The only valid price is the Euro price displayed on our Italyperfect website. Children count as guests, not free.

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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , toilet and bidet separate from sink/tub area
    Bathroom off study - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a flat sofa bed (not folding) but because it can be left made up, we are showing it as a regular bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
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