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Charming apartment in the best ancient Florence

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

The best apartment in various way

The best apartment. 1) Fantastic location; 2) Authentic Florentine apartment with antique charm; The best value for money; 4) Fast and responsive communication by the host; 5) Excellent cleaning.

The location is fantastic, you are in the best neighborhood of Florence. Palace Pitti is around the corner and Ponte vecchio is a few steps. You are in the heart of the antique city, in its most autentic area and you can easily see on foot all its must-see sights. You do not have to take anything means of transport, just get out of the front door, everything is there at your finger tips.

The apartment is a authentic old Florentine home. You falling in love with, because it is not a facsimile of an anonymous hotel. The building is ancient in its medieval bricks and stones and the coffered ceilings are of the Renaissance time. The house is restored but every structure and finishes has the authentic flavor of the old time. On the walls are hanged the reprodution of famous paintings of the Renaissance Italian paint. Their beauty will do understand to you, what Florence was and is.

The apartment is on the second floor, it is accessed by renaissance beautiful stone stairs and there is not the lift. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, living room, dining room - kitchen with sofa bed for two, double bedroom, twin bedroom with bunk bed plus an extra bed, (pull out bed from under the low bed). When this bed is out it is at the same level of the low part of the bunk bed and occupies the space in front of this. Small, pretty bathroom and shower that can be used simultaneously by more people. In fact, the rooms are separated. The toilet, wash basin ad bidet are in a room, while the shower and another washbasin are in another room. Those two room are small but they are perfectly useable. Their dimensions are part of the ancient characteristic of the house.

Building composed of strong stone walls, it is well insulated in a natural way both in winter and in summer to make your stay enjoyable.

Air conditioning is available in summer months, (from June to September), in winter there is the heating to radiators.

In the mains rooms there are also of the ceiling fans to further ventilate and refresh the air.

Fully furnished in Italian style with renovated furniture, combines in balance the functionality of modern equipment with the ancient character of the house.

It is well-connected to public transport, there is an electric bus that stops in Piazza Pitti 50 meters from the apartment.

Charming historical center of the city never fails to arouse interest with its countless masterpieces : the architecture of the churches and colored marbles remember the past splendor of Florence and the part he played in the development of culture and art of the Renaissance. The heart of the city and the historical and religious center is the Piazza del Duomo , the site of a monument of great value : the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, rich in works of art and dominated by the majestic dome of Brunelleschi. The Baptistery of San Giovanni ( Baptistery of St. John), a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque architecture , is located in front of the Cathedral , in front of the Bell Tower, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Florence. The magnificent Loggia del Bigallo full grandeur of the square. Behind the cathedral is the magnificent Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore , exhibits a valuable collection of works of art that originally was inside the Cathedral , Baptistery and Campanile .

The historic center of civic life is the Piazza della Signoria , home of the 14th-century Loggia della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi , it is adorned with ornate carvings and famous : think the Neptune fountain and Palazzo della Signoria , otherwise known as Palace Vecchio one of the landmarks of the city. Several statues stand in front of the Palace , in particular, a copy of Michelangelo's David (the original is on display in the Galleria dell'Accademia ) .

Next to the Piazza manages the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the most important and famous museums in the world ; inside are works by Botticelli , Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists , thus outlining a journey through works of art that must be seen. An architectural element worthy of note from the Uffizi Gallery is the Vasari Corridor , a corridor high inventiveness , designed by Vasari in the mid-16th century and which connects the Gallery with Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.

The charming Old Bridge, populated by historical jewelery shops , leading to the Oltrarno district , where other important public works and religious are - starting from the small church of Santa Felicita, which owns , among other works , a series of frescoes by Pontormo. Particularly noteworthy is the Piazza Santo Spirito, where the 16th -century Palazzo Guadagni and the magnificent Basilica of the Holy Spirit stand . The latter is completely covered with Renaissance decoration and home to the Convent of the Holy Spirit , the old refectory of the convent profusely decorated with frescoes.

A little further on is the beautiful square dominated by the Pitti Palace, the imposing and magnificent palace that was home to the Medici family, the House of Habsburg -Lorraine and Victor Emmanuel II for the short period when Florence was the capital of Italian . Wonderful park of Palazzo Pitti , Boboli Gardens , extends along the ' hill of the same name ; these magnificent gardens in the Italian style blend perfectly natural elements for the architecture , statues and fountains contained within.

The region

The roots of all are in Tuscany - from big to small things. In Piero della Francesca's fresco is the spirit of a region that has spent most of his money to beauty and quality. The perfection of the Tuscan culture can be found in a bowl of Ribollita soup , made with cabbage and served with seasonal oil d ' olive oil freshly squeezed , or tasted in a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ; but it can also be found in one of the many free delights of the region , its landscape painting , its thermal water reservoirs , or some of its beaches still poorly understood.

These things are not present in the rest of Italy, but Tuscany has a unique concentration of them. It also combines fierce pride and attention to detail , such as the protection of the territory, complex and irritating but also simple and basic to conservation of the region.

Tuscany is a collection of cities, Siena, Arezzo , Pisa, Lucca , Cortona , each outstanding for its harmony and beauty. Then there are villages, villas, countryhouse, farmhouse, cottage that tell a ancient rural life. This great man's work is identified with the epic landscape.

The area

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and this is seen looking around everywhere, while you walk in the historic center. Great artists were born and worked here, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo. The genes of the Renaissance were here at home and have left their mark exceptional. Frescoes by Giotto, the dome and the Palaces of Brunelleschi, the David and other sculptures by Michelangelo, the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.

When you arrive in Florence there's so much exquisite art and architecture, it's difficult to know where to start.

But Florence is a vibrant city, full of fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife and a vivacious cultural movement that goes beyond the old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. Beautiful, historic, full of sophisticated shops and quality craftsmanship, and close to the vine hills of the Chianti region, Florence is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Europe.

The district

Oltrarno is the neighborhood on the other side of the river, the Florence of Florence. In it survive artisans who seek to preserve their ancestral experience. This area is still alive and handed down traditions, this you can comprises walking for its small medieval streets. It 'a piece of old Florence which survives.

More Details

Owner
Maria
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Maria

Communication by the host is fast and responsive

Why Maria chose Ponte Vecchio

The best apartment. 1) Fantastic location; 2) Authentic Florentine apartment with antique charm; The best value for money; 4) Fast and responsive communication by the host; 5) Excellent cleaning.

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Amenities

Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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Charming apartment in the best ancient Florence
average rating of 4.9764705 based on 85 reviews
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Awesome location and an authentic Florentine house

  • 5 of 5

The house was in an incredible location as it was only 2 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio bridge, Palace Pitti and Boboli garden. Host was helpful and was awesome about contacting me before our arrival. There were 5 of us traveling and her house was the perfect size! Apartment is beautiful, clean and well furnished. I would recommend staying here if you want an awesome location and an authentic Florentine house!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

The city's best neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The location can not be beaten, is very central and within easy walking distance of all of central Florence's attractions. The apartment is a real Florentine home and you really feel a part of Florentine experience, both for the interior of the apartment and for the location of the Oltrarno, the city's best neighborhood. Not only would I recommend the place, I will look for it next time I'm in Florence!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful charming Florence

  • 5 of 5

The flat was beautiful and of the old Florence, It was a bit like stepping back in time with a lot of classic features. It had a nice living room for us to enjoy as well as being centrally located, very close to the Ponte Vecchio and Palace Pitti, then there was and a very good gelato place round the corner! Host was super helpful with food recommendations and taxi booking. The air conditioning was working well, while outside was very warm. We had an enjoyable stay and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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somenthing unique

  • 5 of 5

This place has something unique and is beautiful. The hostess was very helpful and lovely. The apartment has everything one needs to feel at home, in an ancient Florentine home, and it's a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, the Boboli garden and the big sites. Then there was the opportunity to explore the Oltarno area, the best neighborhood in Florence. This place will make your visit to Firenze all the more special!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Really amazing location

  • 5 of 5

t was only a short stay but it had everything we needed and the location is really amazing, just few steps from Ponte Vecchio and very easy to find. Easy walk from train station, supermarket very close by. It's a beautiful place too. It's an old style apartment, it's its charm. We enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The best location in the city

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely (very Italian!). We experienced massive flight and luggage problems and Nicolo was so attentive and helpful - truly a perfect host! The location is by far the best in the city. Away from the crowds but just a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio with wonderful restaurants nearby. If you are taking a bus to another town (we took a trip to Siena) you can catch the bus at nearby Porto Romana and save the headache of the central station. Florence stole our heart, and we will be back; if the host will have us again!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

linen and towels $86.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.