|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Central apartment on the 1st floor located in the heart of the Oltrarno, the quarter of the last Florentine craftsmen. It 'very comfortable and friendly and you feel like you're right at home.
Central apartment on the 1st floor located in the heart of the Oltrarno, the quarter of the last Florentine craftsmen. From here we see the Church of the Carmine with the frescoes by Masaccio, the first Florentine painter of the 1400s from which it started the Renaissance. It 's 10-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Santa Maria Novella (Train), Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo. The apartment is part of an ancient building dating back to 1600 and was recently renovated by the owner who has kept the ancient portals in stone and it is furnished with antique furniture of her own family. It 's very comfortable and friendly and you feel like you're right at home. And 'it's composed of entrance, living room with dining area (with a table for 4 people) and kitchen area that overlooks the Piazza del Carmine and two large double bedrooms with their own bathroom. You can also make use of satellite TV, air conditioning personnel, gas heating, refrigerator, electric induction, combination microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
The apartment Carmine is perfect for a family or for couples who want to live in an exclusive apartment . It is also perfect for visiting the city thanks to its excellent location and proximity to services that Florence has to offer .
The apartment is located in Florence's historic city. "Oltrarno" means "beyond the Arno" and this area stretches along the south bank of the river. Oltrarno is the true essence of Florence: a quiet, green and therefore more relaxed than the other. For this reason many tourists appreciate it more and more. This area is also known as the district councils, famous for its fancy shops, small shops and artisans' studios (particularly furniture and leather): Via Maggio is the antiques center of Florence.
From rural center, in past centuries the Oltrarno became a chic neighborhood where many aristocrats built their palaces and villas. The biggest of these is undoubtedly the Pitti Palace was the residence of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Nowadays the Pitti Palace hosts many exhibitions and museums, the most important of the city. Other major attractions are Oltrarno the Brancacci Chapel with its magnificent frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi, the Piazzale Michelangelo with its breathtaking view of Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato (one of the highest points of the city and the best example of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany) and the Ponte Vecchio, with its countless jewelers and goldsmiths. Inside Palazzo Pitti, the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of sculptures, some dating back even to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Finally the Oltrarno is famous for the antiques market in Piazza Santo Spirito (served daily), its cafes and wine bars (Olio & Convivium, Bene Vobis, Caffè degli Artigiani...) And inns that offer dishes of Tuscan cuisine ( Holy Drinker, The 4 Leoni, Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco, The Warehouse...). Those who choose to live in this area will find a wide range of food shops, bakeries, bakers and more.
To make your holiday memorable and stress-free, we offer (at extra cost) a chef that would prepare dinners or organise cooking classes, as well as a driver's service for transfers to and from airports and daily trips to the numerous cities and places of interest in Tuscany.
In order for your stay to be peaceful and pleasant we ask that you follow some simple rules:
• Check-in is from 15:00 (3 pm) to 19.00 (7 pm)
- If you arrive after 19.00 (7 pm), the time must be arranged at least 2 days prior to check in and has an extra cost.
-For Those arriving after 19.00 (7 pm) to 21.00 (9 pm) an extra cost of € 20 will be applied.
- From 21.00 (9 pm) to 23.00 (11 pm) will be applied an extra cost of 40 €.
- After 23:00 (11 pm) do not carry out check in
• Check-out is by 10:00 am
• It is absolutely forbidden to smoke in the house.
• Avoid loud noises in the respect of the neighbors.
• Please do correct and respectful use of the tools and furniture of the house.
• Please switch off all the lights and air conditioning when you leave.
• Loss of keys will incur a charge of 30 €.
• There is WiFi service
• We ask you to dispose of waste in the containers that you will find in the street.
Upon arrival you have to pay the tourist tax, € 2.50 per day (for up to 7 nights) for each guest, children under 12 are free.
Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
Link for the public bus service in Florence:
Link for the national train network in Italy:
10 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella Station
5 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio
(Local Tax) to pay cash at your arrival
I was a little apprehensive about staying in the Oltrarno section of Florence thinking it may too residential. I was wrong!! Cafes and restaurants near by and we ate dinner in this section the five nights we were there.
The apartment was very clean and the right size for three people. Having a second bathroom was especially nice. Very comfortable beds and the air conditioning was efficient and cooling. Only a short flight of steps to the entrance of the apartment.
Leonardo ( owners son) met us and showed us the four(!) keys and how they worked. His English was very good. Wi-Fi worked and this was good as it was a must doing restaurant research, touring hours etc. He gave us a map of the area and pointed out the super market around the corner and showed how the coffee maker and stove worked.
The location was very convenient--one block in from the Arno and the bridge (two down from the Ponte Vecchio) and we could be in central Florence in 10-12 minute walk.
The owner was very conscientious communicating with us and made sure we had Leonardo's contact information.
The best part for me was this: I was trying to remember the location of some frescos by Masscio I had seen in the early 1980's.Turns out they were in the chapel of Santa Maria del Carmine straight across the courtyard from the front door!
I wholeheartedly recommend this property.
Nice quaint property. good sized room. great air conditioning. Nice having 2 full bathrooms. Appliances provided. Just needed a bigger espresso pot! Good location to center of Florence and nearby shopping. Will return again. Leonardo was very helpful too.
|Refundable damage deposit||$215|