|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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The Tesoro apartment is a treasure of art and harmony in the historic center of Florence one block from Piazza Santa Croce.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
We could not have been any more pleased (is thrilled to strong) with our amazing apartment in the heart of Santa Croce Florence! It was beautiful. Also comfortable and welcoming. The surroundings were lovely and we felt a part of the neighborhood. Quiet and safe. Our greeter could not have done more for us! Walked us to the grocery store and pointed out sites to visit. We were steps from the Santa Croce Piazza and the Arno River where we found excellent restaurants. Make a dinner reservation at Ristorante del Fagioli! The wait staff will guide you through a meal of wonderful steak, bread soups and pasta. Cappuccino and Gelato - say no more. Shopping - we were steps from small shops with fair prices on leather goods and other souvenirs. Visited the Italian Leather School (prices are very high but the quality is outstanding.) which is behind the Santa Croce Church. The school is free but is also part of the church tour. We were only a few blocks to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia. The tour books are right; make reservations! Walk or take a city bus to any of the most congested areas of Florence then return home to peace and quiet! Take a city bus to Fiesole in the hills overlooking Florence. It's quite a hike up to the church but the view is spectacular. Also on the city bus line is a stop across the river on Viale Michelangelo for more great views of the city. We made a day trip by train to Pisa, visited the coastal town of Viaggio and then a final stop in Lucca and after a long day back to peace and quiet. What a wonderful experience and Italy Perfect is just that - Perfect. They gave us excellent guidance and provided valuable information before our trip on the "do's" and "don'ts". Follow their advise and you'll have an exceptional experience. We will definitely recommend Italy Perfect and use them again. Ciao e viaggi sicuri!
Our stay in Florence was definitely enhanced by our beautiful apartment rented from Italy Perfect Tesoro. The apartment had a beautiful terrace looking out on a lovely garden. The apartment was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The bathtub was wonderful, and the two bathrooms were another plus. The bed was spacious (king-sized) and comfortable with a wonderful overhead fan. Our host was helpful in recommending nearby restaurants. The location of the apartment was perfect, and we easily walked everywhere. I have no complaints at all. Pat, at Italy Perfect, was helpful in providing instructions and answering my emails. I would recommend both Italy Perfect and Tesoro to all of my friends and relatives.
Good location, quiet, and special. The original renaissance and baroque frescoes were fascinating. We had our own art history lesson without leaving the apartment. Loved the quiet terrace for meals. The kitchen is complete. The bed is low but "sleeps" just fine.
This was our first experience renting in Europe. It couldn't have been better. The apartment was lovely and comfortable, very roomy and accommodating. It has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The location was ideal. Quite close to all the major sights in Florence and on a quiet street adjacent to a busy square. There are numerous restaurants in the area and grocery shopping was a short walk away. I would recommend this apartment without hesitation.
We were very pleased with the apartment. It was the perfect location - near to a lot of sights, shops, and the Arno - but on a side street that was very quiet. The interior courtyard view and the terrace were a big plus. And the frescoes were a treat too. A well-equipped kitchen and lots of towels and blankets were available. Elisabetta took us on a little walk the first day and showed us a good cafe and how to get to the supermarket - very helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much.
The pictures don't do justice to this amazing apartment. The frescoes on the walls reminded us that we were in the heart of Florence. The location was relatively quiet and the patio on the courtyard provided for a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Florencians. The rooms were large and cozy. We cooked most of our meals here. The kitchen was well appointed with both cooking utensils and ordinary spices. The bed in the master bedroom was larger than most Italian doubles. We loved the location as it was on a quiet street that was literally only a block away from the heart of old FLorence. It was a five minute walk to local grocers and a ten minute walk to several of the most amazing Piazza's in Florence. Our host was a talented artist herself and was very attentive to our needs.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest|
|4-nite supplement note*||€115|
* 4 night stay supplement, remove for longer stays.
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