Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) - Expansive Terrace with Stunning Views
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About Pat Byrne
This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure. We offer only short term rentals that we carefully hand pick for their locations, furnishings, amenities, and that we can personally recommend and would want to stay in ourselves. We travel frequently to inspect, and usually stay in, the rentals we represent. We select vacation rentals that offer charm, good locations, cleanliness, quality furnishings and hospitable welcomes. We count the number of steps up to the property, check the size of the refrigerator, shower, listen for noise, inventory the kitchen equipment and even inspect the mattresses. This is our most important point of differentiation which sets us apart from many other vacation rental firms. Even with careful advance research and personal connections, we still choose to not represent more than 50% of the properties we visit.
Pat Byrne purchased this Apartment in 2000
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Bardi Palace stay in Florence.
This was a great stay in a small apartment that was exactly as advertised. The bedroom had amazing views of Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce, San Miniato, the Uffizi. From the spacious terrace we could “only” see the latter two churches plus the Belvedere and folks rowing along the Arno.
From the time our cab dropped us from the airport to the time we were picked up to return to the airport we didn’t get into a vehicle. All of the major sights were an easy walk, with the Pitti palace right around the corner and both San Spirito and Santa Maria del Carmine on our side of the river. Even the northernmost attractions like San Marco and the Galleria were no more than 20 minutes away. One morning I got up early to skip the Uffizi line. It opens at 0815. I left the apartment at 0810 and arrived before it opened!
Many great restaurants within minutes on both sides of the river. We made it a point to eat at a different place for each meal and only wish we had more meals.
Finally, because of the thick renaissance walls the place was extremely quiet.
Thank you for your great review! We look forward teo working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team
We loved our stay, this place is in the heart of Florence a short walk to Pointe Vecchio. But what makes it great is the mesmerizing views. You are literally on top of Florence. We sat up each morning to beautiful sun rises over the city. Absolutely breathtaking. Check in was easy and our greeter Christiani was great. I would definitely recommend this apartment...
Thank you Tina, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Torella! The Italy Perfect Team
Wonderful apartment in Florence!
The apartment was fabulous! The terrace overlooking the Oltrano neighborhoods, mountains and Arno river was a perfect spot for coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon. The bedroom with the vaulted ceiling offered 360 degree views of Florence, the view of the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio were spectacular. Overall it is the perfect getaway for 2 people.
Thank you Lisa, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
Location and Views!
Perfect location and views of all the Florence sights & sounds. Immaculate luxury property with terrace dining overlooking the Arno and all the necessary amenities.
Exceptional professionalism and prompt communication during the entire booking and check out process. Highly recommend.
Thank you Jeffrey, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Torella! The Italy Perfect Team
Perfect location for a couple!
Stayed 4 magnificent nights in Torella. Views from the bedroom of Duomo and Ponte Vecchio beyond words. Felt like we were in a castle. Apartment very comfortable. Kitchen sparse but good for cooking breakfast. Patio fabulous with views downriver. 10 minute walk to Duomo. Plenty of good restaurants and grocery nearby. AC and wifi worked very well. Not a place to come with any type of mobility issue as there are two sets of very narrow stairs to get into apartment and then to get to bedroom. The communication with Italy Perfect was flawless from reservation to check-in. Instructions for 1st time visitors to Italy very helpful. Would definitely stay in this apartment again and will most certainly rent from Italy Perfect and sister companies again.
Thank you for your kind review! The Italy Perfect Team
Amazing Views and Convenient and Quiet Location
My husband and I spent 4 nights in this apartment in April 2018 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We absolutely enjoyed our stay, including the panoramic 360 views from the bedroom, the sunny terrace and convenient location. When we arrived we were greeted by Christiana and she explained everything clearly from how to use the antique elevator, to how to make italian coffee. Very clean and well stocked. The location was great with lots of good restaurants very close by as well as a great grocery and a wine store. We walked everywhere as the Uffizi was just across the river, Pite palace and Boboli gardens was around the corner. Really everything we wanted to do was minutes away, it would be hard to beat this location. The fact that the apartment is across the river meant that it was quieter at night, which we loved. We even walked to the train station twice, once to catch our wine tour bus, and once when we left, pulling our suitcases with us. In the apartment we found a very complete booklet with recommended restaurants, tours and shops. We tried several of the recommended places and were never disappointed and very pleased to be off the touristy choices. We loved that we could do some laundry as we made Florence the middle stop in our Italy tour between Rome and Venice. The bed was super comfy and roomy. We enjoyed relaxing in the little living room in the evenings when we were not on the terrace or eating out. This is an apartment with real character, and not a modern hotel. So, there were some compromises and challenges. We were somewhat surprised by the very narrow staircase up to the bedroom. This made the trip down to the bathroom in the middle of the night bit hairy, but the views offset the inconvenience. The antique elevator was charming but we did have to climb all 4 flights of stairs once when another resident did not properly close all the elevator doors (all 3 doors must be closed to allow operation). The bathroom was tiny and the only place we could plug in the iron was in the bathroom, which slowed us down a bit. We also did get bit by a few mosquitos as we slept with the windows open the first night, after which we used the little plug in mosquito repellers and slept with the air on as it had gotten quite warm. As long as you understand these challenges up front and are comfortable with them, you will love your stay in the Torella apartment. We would definitely stay there again if we are ever in Florence!
Thank you so much Sandra, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team