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We have lived in five different apartments in Florence over the last six years, and “Pinti 1” is easily our favorite; we lived there for over three months last year. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished, it’s stylish, and it clearly shows the love and care of its owner, Mrs. Claudia Morace. Borgo Pinti is a quiet, mostly pedestrian street. It’s off the “tourist track,” yet within easy walking distance to the historic center of the city. San Ambrogio market, the best market in Florence, is about seven minutes down the street. The apartment is on the top floor of a quiet building, up manageable flights of stairs. It has two floors: the top floor contains the master bedroom and bathroom and a small, quiet alcove for reading or other pursuits. The main floor contains the kitchen, dining area, living room, large bathroom, and guest room. Morning sunlight pours through the large living room window. There is a big dining room table – we seated eight for Thanksgiving dinner – and an abundance of dishes and pots and pans. The apartment is supplied with many quality bed linens and towels; there are three televisions, one in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room, and there’s a good desk where one can work at the computer; the apartment is wired for the internet. Easily our greatest surprise was that the apartment has screens, a luxury in Florence where mosquitoes seem to thrive year-round. A wonderful domestic, Marta, seems to know everything about the apartment, and if she can’t answer your questions, Mrs. Morace is only too happy to help. Speaking of Mrs. Morace, we have never met a more pleasant and accommodating landlady; the instant we met her we were struck by her warmth and friendship. We never felt that our relationship was “strictly business.” She and her beautiful apartment remain one of our happiest memories of Florence – where we hope to return very soon.
John and Susan Rogers
325 Meadows Road
You are invited to discover your own exceptional private oasis right in the center of Florence. After an exciting and fun filled day of sightseeing, shopping, museums and theatre you can escape from the fast pace and find peace and quiet...just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You'll start to relax when you enter your apartment, Have a glass of good wine or a cup of coffee.
This tranquil sanctuary is on an old street, partially closed to the traffic, with easy access to just about all you want to see and do.
Take an easy walk to Mercato di S. Ambrogio (2 minutes), to Duomo (5 minutes), to S.Croce (3 minutes)and to other famous
sights and monuments.
The two flats are delightful, wander inside to enjoy the charm of exposed brick walls, plank floors and original oil paintings.
The Relais is located on the Borgo Pinti, an enchanted street of shops,stores, and lovely restaurants, and home to artisans and artists.
The two flats have been recently restored to a very high standard and represent the opportunity to enjoy luxury living in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Pinti 1 and Pinti 2 are on the top floor (second European floor)above the noise and traffic of the street
There is no elevator, but the climb is worth it. The steps bring you to a beautiful sunlit entrance to the flats.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Insider Tips: VRBO in Florence, Italy
Panorama of Florence, Italy, taken from the Piazza de Michelangelo.
?This travel tip comes from my friend Shelley in San Diego, California, who stayed in a three-bedroom apartment - a 'dream in the heart of Florence' - in December. When she told me how perfect it was for her family, I couldn't resist sharing her comments with you. I love that it's in an upscale area and close to good neighborhood restaurants. It sounds like a great deal and someplace you might want to consider for the next time you travel to Italy.
Vacation rentals are great for authentic travelers who want to connect with the community and the local culture. In my opinion they are better than hotel accommodations for 3G (three-generation) family vacations.
'We had the pleasure of staying in Claudia's beautiful apartment while visiting our daughter who is studying in Florence. We arrived on Christmas day, which we expected to be less than convenient, but Claudia was gracious enough to let our daughter store some food in the kitchen and provide her with a key in advance so that we did not need to disturb anybody's holiday with our arrival. Additionally, the kitchen was stocked with water, juice, coffee, a fresh fruit basket, and wonderful olive oil that Claudia bottles herself. The apartment was spacious enough for the 4 of us to not feel crowded. It was well furnished, with comfortable beds and linens. WiFi, heat, and hot water were all in excellent working order. We were even able to comfortably prepare meals in the kitchen. The location was fabulous...convenient walking distance to everything in Florence, and a true upscale residential neighborhood. Neighborhood restaurants and shops were all very nice. We look forward to staying at Borgo Pinti again on our next visit to Florence.'
Duomo Vacation Rental - VRBO 165586, 3 bedroom apartment in Florence, Italy
Posted by Elizabeth Hansen at 5:28 PM
Keywords: Two Apartments, two units, two flats.
Hi Claudia, I wanted to write a note about our experience at your lovely
2 apartments in the great city of Florence. During our visit, we had stopped in 3 different points of Italy. Florence, Rome, and Positano. At each City, we had rented 2 apartments and by far the accommodations were the finest at your Pinti 1 & 2. It started before we even arrived in Italy, that you were there for all our questions and gave us wonderful advise. When we arrived, we were greeted by your helpful staff and surprised with some essentials that were left for us. ( milk, water, fruit, coffee and of best of all the homemade olive oil ). The biggest difference which was evident was how well appointed each apartment was.
You had completely updated bathrooms, comfortable beds and furniture, ample linens and towels and just a home like feel. When we come back to Florence, we definitely know where to stay. Thanks you for your wonderful hospitality.
My name is Claudia Morace. I am 69 years old, I have a daughter, she is a pianist and two sons lawyers as my husband was.I have also seven grandchildren.
I love taking personally care of my house and of my apartments in Florence.
I love flowers, nature, people and life
I had to sell a wonderful family property dated 1880 in Austria.
Just to try to save money for my children, I decided to buy a small apartment in Florence and to make it a very special place where to stay.
I think than better than me, some comments from the guest book, can describe the apartments.
it is possible to arrange special wine tasting tours
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