LUXURY APARTMENT ON THE ARNO IN THE CENTER OF FLORENCE

George Lesser

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
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LUXURY APARTMENT ON THE ARNO IN THE CENTER OF FLORENCE

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible beds, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

In the heart of Renaissance Florence, this large, elegant apartment overlooks the Arno 100 meters downstream from the Grand Hotel. The Duomo, Uffizi, and all the other museums and art-filled churches are 10 minutes away by foot, if you don't stop to window-shop along the way. The flat is on the second floor (American style) of a 19th century palazzo, built in the classic Florentine style. There is an elevator. The view, from the living room, dining room, and study, includes the Arno and the 'Oltrarno' section of the city, with Brunelleschi's Santo Spirito and the Pitti Palace, and beyond are the Belvedere Fortress and the Bellosguardo hill, with villas visited by Dante and Boccaccio and olive groves, vineyards, and 600-year old cypresses.

If you look out the windows to your left, you see the palaces lining the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. In the midst of this intense little city, the apartment provides an oasis of spacious calm, the ideal refuge from visiting museums and shopping.

The apartment has a large living room (24 feet by 16 feet), a dining room that sits 10 adults, and an elegant study with beautiful views in two directions.

The master bedroom is 17 feet by 16 feet, with a queen-size bed, and has a large master bathroom en-suite (17 feet by 7 feet), with a bathtub and a separate stall shower. A smaller bedroom also has a queen-sized bed and a small bathroom with a shower en-suite.

Located on the Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, in one of the most elegant neighborhoods of central Florence, the apartment is within a few minutes walking distance of all that Florence has to offer - art, history, culture, and world famous shops and celebrated restaurants. The Teatro Communale, site of many Maggio Musicale and other events, is a two-minute walk away. The main city park, the Cascine, with tennis courts and swimming pools, is a 10-minute walk away.

Just behind the flat is the Borg'Ognissanti, one of the most elegant shopping streets in Florence, with stores selling antiques, jewelry, leather, linen, groceries, pastries, plus Botticelli's parish church. Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, Prada, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Buccellati, Frette, etc., are all within easy walking distance - as are many wonderful shops that aren't world famous - yet.

Many of Florence's most celebrated restaurants are in the neighborhood, but if you want to cook in the flat's up-to-date kitchen, there also are superb butchers, bakers, fruit and vegetable vendors, a fish-monger, etc. The main city food market is at San Lorenzo, which is 10 minutes away by foot, and there is also an excellent modern supermarket 15 minutes away by foot. If you want to explore Tuscany, the main Florence railroad station is a 10-minute walk away. The main bus station is just before the railroad station.

Keywords: Luxury apartment on the Arno

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

George Lesser

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Seattle, WA
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY WITH LOTS OF ROOM - NOT VERY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 8 nights and had a wonderful time. This apartment is very large by European standards and is within walking distance of the rail station (7 min) the Duomo (12 min), Academia Museum (20 min). Mr. Lesser was wonderful and provided lots of helpful information about not only the apartment and how everything worked, but also about good local restaurants, gelato stores, etc. I walk with forearm crutches and use a small electric scooter to go longer distances. The building and elevator are not accessible for wheelchairs unless you have someone that can carrier it up the step at the front of the building and fold it up to get it on the elevator (which is verrrry narrow). My son and daughter were very helpful in this regard and we made it work. Computer and internet service was great, the place is quiet except for the occasional ambulance that drives by, and beds were quite comfortable. Except for the wheelchair access, we would certainly come back again.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry the elevator was not big enough for your "scooter".

We have had a number of guests with scooters and wheelchairs stay in the apartment with no such problem.

Please see the comment below from Ed and Deborah, who said, "The apartment was perfect and wheelchair friendly for Ed."
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Souderton, PA
5

OUR STAY IN FLORENCE

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Staying in an apartment is much more comfortable and relaxing than a hotel; especially one as elegant and original as yours. The apartment is in a perfect location to the many sites and museums, only a 10 to 20 minute walk. We loved the beautiful views of the Arno and the city from the apartment. Craig and I don't know which we like best, your home in Florence or your home in Cape May.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
5

LOVELY APARTMENT WITH GRAND VIEWS AND IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your Florence apartment over the Christmas holiday. We very much appreciate all the instructions, guidance and amenities of staying in such a lovely apartment! There isn't a thing we would recommend changing. The apartment is such a perfect representation of our time visiting beautiful, gracious and romantic Florence.

The kitchen was the gathering spot, and had all the equipment to allow us to fix a traditional Christmas Eve dinner for seven in style. The apartment's comfortable and spacious rooms allowed our family to group out to watch movies in the living room (our kids enjoyed "The Motorcycle Diaries" again!), play cards at the dining room table, and chat in the study over tea -- everything we would do if we celebrated Christmas at home.

The location is ideal for those traveling with or without cars. We looked forward to coming back to the apartment each day. It served as a perfect holiday destination. Many thanks!!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such an enthusiastic review.

George Lesser
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
California
5

LOVED THIS APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful apartment~! It was so clean, traditional and roomy. The outside patio is a treat and a delightful way to spend any meal or a good book. If you are going to book this flat, you should book a few extra days because you will want to lengthen your stay. Kids had room and freedom to roam and enjoy. Highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Melbourne, Australia
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN THIS MOST COMFORTABLE AND WELL LOCATED APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
Our time in Florence was very much enhanced by being able to relax in such an elegant, comfortable and well-maintained apartment as this one. We appreciated the space, the creature comforts, the views and the location generally - close to everything but away from the crowds. The person who met us was most helpful and generous with her time in explaining how things worked.
This was our first visit to Florence. Hopefully there will be others, with the opportunity to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93085vb
(202) 387-7188 (Washington, DC, USA)
Historic Center Florence
St Louis, MO
5

PERFECT FLORENCE APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
Ed and I wanted to thank you for a wonderful week in Florence! The apartment was perfect and wheelchair friendly for Ed. We enjoyed the views from the windows and found it easy to call cabs to take us to various sites making it easy to see the beautiful city. We made many meals in the apartment and found everything we needed to cook great dinners. We had the wonderful opportunity to take advantage of your many recommendations and only wish that we would have had more time to experience the beauty of Florence and the beauty of your home. Balancing sightseeing and enjoying the comforts and beautiful decor of your home was the perfect combination. Coming home after a day of sightseeing felt like we were coming to our own home.

Upon our arrival your property manager was highly informative and showed us everything about the apartment to make our stay comfortable. Upon our departure we had some difficulty with the rental car agency and she stepped up and conveyed our message of dissatisfaction with their service. She is a great asset in overseeing your apartment and we want you to know how much we appreciated her assisting us. She definitely went above and beyond what we would have expected. We loved her wine selection from Sardinia and hope to find it back home.

She also told us that you also have some plans for renovations to the apartment and we hope that when you do that you keep the apartment handicap friendly. It is so difficult to find handicap friendly properties in our travels and it was so wonderful to come into your apartment and enjoy the spacious and beautiful apartment. Your attention to details was most appreciated and invaluable in making our stay most memorable. As baby boomers age and have limitations properties such as yours will be in great demand.

Ed and I are so appreciative of your sharing your beautiful family home. We can't say enough about your home and a wonderful week in Florence! We look forward to having the opportunity of being a repeat visitor.

Best Regards, Ed and Deborah
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Aeroporto di Firenze ('FLR'), 'Peretola'
Nearest Train
500 Metres
'Firenze SMN'
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Autostrade A-1
Nearest Beach
109 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar Piccioli
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Lizzano in Belvedere/Corno alle Scale
Nearest Golf
8.6 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Il Profeta
Car: not necessary

Tennis and swimming are available in the Cascine Park, which is 10 minutes away by foot. There is a gym about five minutes away by foot. People catch fish in the Arno just in front of the apartment. Just behind the apartment is an elegant shopping street, and all the famous Florentine shops are within a few minutes walking distance. The neighborhood has superb restaurants, food shops, bakeries, etc. The municipal theatre - the site of the Maggio Musicale festival - is a two-minute walk away. All the major museums and art-filled churches are within easy walking distance, as are the train station and the inter-city bus station.

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • €1800-€1975/wk or $2400-$2750/wk
  • Euros, US$
  • Season .......... Euros | US Dollars |
  • January 1-March 1 - €1800/week | $2400/week
  • March 2 - November 1 - €1975/week | $2650/week
  • November 2-February 28 .. €1800/week | $2400/wee
  • Discounts for rentals of four weeks or more.
  • Final cleaning and utilities except telephone included. Damage depost: €350($500)
  • Overtime surcharge for arrivals and departures on Sundays.
  • For each person in a group over five, there is a surcharge of €300 per week.

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Elevator
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet
  • The Master Bath is 17 feet long and 7 feet wide, with a large bathtub and a large, separate stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Entrances off of Master Bedroom and Terrace
    Study - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 queen , Sleep Sofa
  • Queen-size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen-size Sleep Sofa (1) There is a high-quality queen-sized sleep sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Air Conditioning and heating controlled by the tenant; satellite TV with DVD player; computer with DSL internet connection; fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, etc.; washing machine' large, covered deck in the rear of the apartment. There are also hundreds of books, including a varied collection of guide books to Florence, other places in Italy, and much of Europe.

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