About the property
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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 see on foot all its must-see sights. You do not have to take anything means of transport. 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, stones and Renaissance coffered ceilings. The house has restored, every structure and finishes has the authentic flavor of the old time. On the walls there are the reproductions of famous paintings. They represent the Renaissance Italian paint. Their beauty will do understand to you, what Florence was and is.
The apartment is on the second floor. You access 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 bathroom and shower that more people can use by at the same time. 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 usable. 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. Your stay will be enjoyable both in winter and in summer.
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.
Apartment furnished in Italian style with renovated furniture. It combines the 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 it.
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 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.
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.
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.
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- May 22, 2018
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Why Maria chose Santo Spirito
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
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Fabulous Florence home base
This apartment is spacious, clean, well-appointed, quaint, quiet and the location cannot be beat. We highly recommend and would stay again on our next trip to beautiful Florence.
Thank you for your review. The location is fantastic, and the apartment is ideal to visit Florence. When you return to Florence, it will be a pleasure to host you again.
Great location! Beautiful apartment!!
Great stay in Florence. Our apartment was perfect! Lovely, clean, well appointed and in a great location!
Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great stay. The apartment is really in the best location and is a lovely Florentine apartment.
You will be more than welcome back at any time.
spring break in Florence March 2018
Our daughter is studying in Florence and we took a trip to see her over spring break. This apartment was perfect for our family of 3. It's beautifully appointed and immediately felt like home! The location is great. Maria was not able to meet us at check-in, but we met with Lavinia and she was so kind and helpful, that we knew we were in a great place.
Ciao - grazie!
Fantastic location and fascinating apartament
The apartment is in a fantastic location, it is within walking distance to the sights, but the neighborhood seems more authentic. There were a lots local restaurants and bars nearby, as well. The people welcomed us very warmly. The apartment is marvelous and comfortable. The renovation has an ancient beauty, and it's fascinating to stay there. Overall, a perfect vacation in Florence. We would like to visit there again!
Our stay was really great.
Our stay was really great in this apartment. The location is excellent - it is within walking distance of all of the major sights. Super close to a lot of delightful shops and trendy places to eat and drink. An amazing grocery store is only a block and a half away, and there is a cheerful café on the corner that has fresh pastries and coffee. The apartment itself is clean and tastefully furnished. The common area is charming and comfortable. The bedrooms are adequate. Our host was prompt with his replies and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
Classy, rustic, beautifully decorated apartment
Loved staying at this home. The host was great, she was quick to respond to any questions we had and gave great recommendations for nearby restaurants. The apartment was just what we were hoping for when you think of staying in Florence. Classy, rustic, beautifully appointed and had everything we needed. The location was perfect, right near the Pitti Palace and away from noisy streets. It was cuter than even the pictures show. Can’t wait to come back and stay again someday.