Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 bedrom luxury apartment, central, elevator, air conditioning wifi steamshower
A bright and airy luxury apartment located in the heart of the historical center of Florence, in Via del Melarancio in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, 300 meters (less than a quarter of a mile) from the Santa Maria Novella central train station, and only 400 meters from Piazza del Duomo, the historic heart of this unparalleled Renaissance city. You can reach Via del Melarancio from the train station via a convenient underground gallery full of shops and services. Also within a short walk from the apartment are the church of Santa Maria Novella, a Gothic and Renaissance masterpiece, the church of San Lorenzo, the Central Market, with streets full of stalls selling handcrafted gifts and souvenirs, and the Medici Chapels, famous for tombs sculpted by Michelangelo.
The apartment is located on the second floor of an elegant historic building (with an elevator), formerly the 18th-century residence of Candida Quirina Mocenni, patron of the famous poet Ugo Foscolo, who was a frequent guest, as attested by the large marble plaque on the front door.
The apartment can comfortably accommodate up to four people (two adults and two children, or three adults) and it consists of a large living room with kitchen area, a double bedroom, and a bathroom.
Great attention has been paid to the furnishings and décor, which incorporate a unique, stylish mix of period antiques with sleek and modern design elements. The bathroom is entirely finished in slabs of golden Travertine marble. The bed and sofa, upholstered in white leather, and the steel-and-glass dining table were custom designed for the suite.
In addition to central heating and air conditioning, the apartment has a corner work area complete with a computer, WiFi, and a multifunction printer. You can also connect to the Internet from the 47-inch Smart TV for Skype calls and teleconferencing while comfortably seated on the sofa! The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, refrigerator, ice machine, and espresso machine as well as an American coffee maker and stovetop “moka” coffee pot for a good, old-fashioned Italian-style coffee. There are also complete sets of cookware, cutlery, tools, and various appliances (blender, kettle, toaster, etc.) to satisfy every need...even professional!
The bathroom, with a sink carved from a single block of gold Travertine, has a large “emotional shower” (it can host two people comfortably sitting) with color therapy, aromatherapy, waterfall, steam, and classic shower options. The shower stall itself can be turned into a Turkish Bath with colored-light therapy and aroma therapy.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Pier Luigi Pisani chose Historic Center
The apartment is in a strategic location, a stone throw from central train station, Duomo Cathedral and all attractions. There's an elevator that's not a common facility in the center of the city and the building itself is elegant and of historical and cultural value, residence of Ugo Foscolo's patron Candida Quirina Mocenni, Martelli's relative, in '700.
What makes this apartment unique
A unique location between Santa Maria Novella, Cappelle Medicee, San Lorenzo Market and Duomo Cathedral. The area is full of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, and close to the incredible in-door market of San Lorenzo, the gastronomic mecca of the city.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Pier is the best host I have seen so far. He is very friendly and nice to accommodate our changes in the trip (because of the Air France Pilots' strike, we have been changing the arrival time but Pier is so patient and nice to us). He welcomed us in the apartment and showed us around. Let us know how to operate all the equipment in his lovely apartment. He even bought us fruit and drinks to welcome us. He also provided us a map of Florence and told us where are the attractions and the direction. Gave us useful tips and restaurant recommendations. He sent us email on the next day to make sure we do not have any questions.
For the apartment itself, it is located at the city center which is less than 10 minutes walk from the train station. The interior is remodeled and it gives you modern but blended with historical feeling (the building was built in 17th century). It is the best apartment we stayed during our Europe trip. We for sure will recommend this property to our friends and will come visit again in the future. =)
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