|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
With it's eclectic mix of Art Deco and 20th century furnishings, my apartment near the Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to unwind. The flat's private garden is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk (20 minutes) from the historical city center sits my charming one bedroom flat. There are also busses going into the historical center a block away. The apartment is located in a small building of four units.
This older and quaint Florentine neighborhood is the perfect place to mingle with the locals. There are a handful of trattorie (restaurants) within walking distance. There is a farmer's market (mercato delle Cure) ten minutes away on foot. It is a great spot to pick up locally grown organic veggies and fruit, not to mention meats, cheeses and fish. It is open daily 8a.m. to 1p.m. The neighborhood has every convenience, including a supermarket, bank, pharmacy, coffee and icream shop. The Florence Horticulture Gardens are just a 5 minute walk, housing the largest tepidarium in Italy (built in the 1880’s), these gardens are open to the public daily. Free entrance. It is a breath of fresh air in the city and has some of the most amazing views of Florence.
A patio set for outdoor dining, and a BBQ, makes for a relaxing in-house dining experience. There is free, unlimited internet (wifi) throughout the apartment, as well as a stereo.
For those renting a car, there is paid parking in a large, covered lot 5 minutes away (Parterre). There is also street parking in front of the building (for those lucky to find a spot). Street cleaning is on the first Monday of every month so cars must not be left on the street between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
There are buses leaving the Parterre area (5 minutes from the apartment) going to and from the historical center (bus C1); Michelangelo Square & SMN Train Station (buses 12 and 13); Fiesole (bus 7 leaving from Pz Libertà.
My first trip to Florence was back in the late 70's and what was supposed to be a year's sojourn turned into nearly 20. I fell in love with the country, it's history, art and people. Although now based in Los Angeles my home and life in Florence are very close to my heart and I feel lucky to still spend part of the year here. My apartment and it's furnishings reflect the many years I have spent collecting art, antiques and treasures from all over Tuscany. I hope that you will enjoy the home I have made in this amazing city and fall in love with Italy, just as I did so many years ago!
Sherri Jennings purchased this apartment in 2014
After a long search for the perfect home I chose this property because of its proximity to the historical city center and the tranquility and conveniences of the neighborhood. While close to the center it still maintains it's local Florentine character. I also wanted a home I could reach by car unlike the historical center that is a restricted area. I fell in love with the garden at first sight and also the exposed rock wall in the entry. My previous house was in Tuscany so having an outdoor area with was important to me. When I saw the olive tree it felt like a little bit of Tuscany in the middle of the city.
The tranquility of the garden and the neighborhood. Ground floor so no stairs to climb!
Open living floor plan.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
1. No pets or smoking in the apartment please.
2. Please respect the environment by turning off lights when leaving the apartment.
4. Please throw garbage daily. The appropriate recycling bins are located at the beginning of the street and just over the bridge on the main road.
5. Please consider the tranquility of the neighborhood and fellow neighbors during the wee and late hours of the day. Thank you.
6. Guests must communicate their arrival time (give or take one hour) prior to arrival date so owner or representative can be there to greet guests and answer any questions. Arrival times are generally between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m.
7. Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
When leaving the apartment, the keys can be left in the decorative box sitting on the dresser in the hallway near the front door. Please make sure all garbage has been thrown and that apartment door and door(s) leading to private garden and courtyard are locked. Thank you.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.