This apartment is 92 Sq.m. large, completely at ground-floor. Its peculiarity is an internal patio/terrace (a patio inside the apartment, at the centre of it) that is 9 Sq.m. large, so it is an outdoor space with table and chairs to relax or dine/eat open-air. The apartment is made of a very large dining-room with TV and with an open kitchen fully equipped (also with: Italian “moka” coffee-machine, kettle, American-coffee machine, dish-washer, fridge/freezer, 4 rings, oven and, on request, also a microwave), 1 double-bedroom, 1 twin-bedroom (with 2 single-beds inside), a living-room, 1 bathroom (with: shower, bidet, WC, basin). A private parking-place is available for free in the private garage belonging to the building. Heating system. Air conditioning system. WI-Fi free.
Our Key to Florence building is made of 5 apartments, each of them provided with all the modern comforts, with INTERNET WI-FI and with AIR CONDITIONING. Moreover, each guest has a private (free) covered parking-place in the garage belonging to the building.
The building, where the apartments are placed, is fenced all around and guests may enjoy a small but nice common courtyard with tables and chairs to spend some moments of relax. The property has an external lighting system so it is never dark when you walk inside it at evening or at late night after having spent your evening in the city-centre.
We are strategically located in a chaming and quiet area, only 100 metres far from the electric-bus stop that in 5 minutes will drive you to the heart of Florence (the bus is running every 5 minutes from 5am to midnight).
Ironing equipment. Baby beds & high-chairs on request.
TO FEEL AT HOME FAR FROM HOME, WE PROPOSE THIS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN FLORENCE WITH ALL THE MODERN COMFORTS AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING AIR-CONDITIONING and INTERNET CONNECTION (WI-FI), WITH THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR KINDNESS AND AN HIGH-LEVEL COSTUMER CARE THAT AN HOTEL WILL NEVER GIVE YOU! We are at your disposal for any questions or wishes you may have, we are Florentine people which aim is to help our guests to take the best of Florence and of the Chianti area all around, including also the other main Tuscan towns and tourist destinations!
Our apartment is near the city-center, in a residential area that is strategic to discover the best of Florence, but at the same time far from the noise of traffic. We assure you quiet evenings at our Residenza to enjoy your glass of Tuscan wine after a day in the city's heart!
THE TOURISM CITY TAX IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES SHOWED AND IT SHOULD BE PAID CASH ONLY UPON ARRIVAL: IT IS 2.50 EURO EACH PERSON EACH NIGHT (children under 12 years are tax-free).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence Airport 8 km, Nearest railway: Florence Central Station SANTA MARIA NOVELLA 2.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER YOU HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR BOOKING WITH US, WE WILL SEND YOU, TOGETHER WITH THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION, A FULL GUIDE THAT WILL HELP YOU TO ORGANIZE YOUR DAYS IN FLORENCE AT THE BEST. YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE SAME GUIDE BUT ENRICHED WITH A LOT OF MORE OF USEFUL AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION INSIDE THE APARTMENT AT YOUR ARRIVAL at KEY TO FLORENCE.
Here is only a small part of the information that you will find, with more details, inside the guide that we will send you & that you will find in the accommodation booked:
Florence boasts an extraordinary wealth of art, a splendid testimony to its centuries-old civilization, for the most part preserved in the more than 70 city museums. In many of these (Uffizi, Accademia Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, the Palazzo Vecchio, just to mention the main ones) there may be particularly long queues. To avoid wasting time, and to make the most of your stay, we recommend you to take advantage of our ticket-reservation service.
The entrance to the State-managed museums is free to residents of the European Union who are under 18 and over 65 years of age. We remind you that many of these museums are closed on Mondays. INSTEAD, the museums managed by the City of Florence offer a reduced ticket-price for children aged 3 to 17 years, youth aged 18 to 25 years and seniors over 65. IT IS IMPORTANT, TO TAKE ADVANGE OF DISCOUNTS OR TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE AN EU CITIZEN, TO BRING WITH YOU A PASSPORT OR AN ID-CARD. NOT EU CITIZENS USUALLY PAY MORE THAN EU CITIZEN.
SUGGESTION FOR 1-DAY TOUR OF FLORENCE (for guests staying only 1 day in Florence):
If you only have one day you can explore the heart of Florence downtown. You may start visiting the Piazza del Duomo, where the most important religious buildings are placed, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, crowned by the Dome, while, next to it, stands the slender bell tower by Giotto, and in front of it, the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Following on Via Calzaiuoli, you will pass the Church of Orsanmichele adorned with sculptures, and a little farther ahead, you will arrive in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence. Here the Palazzo della Signoria, or Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), has stood since the end of 1200, once belonging to the Medici Family. The Palazzo Vecchio is the headquarter of the Florence municipalità, but it is also a museum. Next to it is the Loggia dei Lanzi, where statues by many artists are displayed. Connected to the Palazzo Vecchio is the impressive Uffizi Museum, designed by Vasari, a paradigmatic museum for Italian art. The visit to the Gallery requires at least 2,5/3 hours. If you do not have enough time, continue on foot towards the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), one of the symbols of Florence. You cross over the Arno to find the neighborhood of Santo Spirito. Of the four historic city districts, three (San Giovanni, Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce) are on this side of the Arno, while only one, Santo Spirito, is located on the left bank. Here is also Piazza Pitti and Palazzo Pitti, home to several museums and enhanced by the largest city park, the Boboli Gardens. If you still have a little time, you can go head towards Piazza Santo Spirito, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere of the neighborhood. It is home to numerous crafts and at its centre is the church of Santo Spirito, designed by Brunelleschi. Complete the tour with the complex of Santa Maria del Carmine, where Masaccio frescoed the Brancacci Chapel.
SUGGESTION FOR TWO DAYS OR MORE TO SPEND IN FLORENCE::
After performed the tour as described above, here is a suggestion for other days to spend in Florence: not far from the Central Train Station “Santa Maria Novella-SMN” is the beautiful church that gave its name to the Station: the Church of Santa Maria Novella and the Museum. Then continue on to Palazzo Strozzi, one of the most important Renaissance buildings and now home to art exhibitions. Proceeding toward Piazza della Repubblica, you come to the “Roman” heart of the city, while the current piazza (square) is the result of the nineteenth century public renovation works. Returning to Piazza Duomo and then toward onto Via Martelli, a few meters ahead you will see another great Renaissance building, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, the home of Cosimo de' Medici, the Elder of the Medici family. In the area we suggest you to visit two other places connected to Florentine nobility. The first is the Church of San Lorenzo, also connected to the Laurentian Library, the Old Sacristy and the Medici Chapels. The second is Piazza San Marco, that you reach following on Via Cavour, where the Church and Convent of San Marco are located. Nearby is the museum of the Accademia Gallery, while if you continue ahead, you reach the harmonious Piazza Santissima Annunziata, surrounded by buildings with porticos, of which the most important is the Spedale degli Innocenti, and the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata. To the left of the church on the corner of Via Capponi is the entrance to the Archaeological Museum, with Etruscan, Roman and Egyptian collections. Complete the tour with the Synagogue and its museum.
On the right bank of the Arno river, we recommend a visit to the Museum of the Opera del Duomo (full of details on how&why the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore was built). From here, going along Via Proconsolo, you will reach the austere Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, now the Museum of the Bargello with important sculptures (by Donatello, Michelangelo and many others). Michelangelo's works may be also found in the nearby Casa Buonarroti, from which, in a few minutes, you will approach Piazza Santa Croce, dominated by the famous Basilica, the Pantheon of Italian glories. Returning to the Arno, to your left you will find a Renaissance palace that houses the Horne Museum, and over the Ponte alle Grazie bridge, you will see the Bardini Museum. Fans of science should not miss the Galileo Museum, which houses important scientific instruments including Galileo Galilei's telescopes, and overlooks the Arno river. Walking up the steep and picturesque Costa Scarpuccia and Costa San Giorgio, you come to one of the most spectacular spots in Florence, Forte Belvedere, while with a nice walk in the shade of the trees on the Viale dei Colli you will reach the Romanesque basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Just below the church is the Piazzale Michelangelo, a balcony over the whole city, much loved by tourists.
It is placed in the heart of the famous town of Florence (Firenze), in a charming and quiet area, only 20 metres (65 feet) from the city-bus-stop that will lead you to the city-centre in 5 minutes or 170 metres (557 feet) from the city-tramway-rail that will drive you to the Central Train Station square in only 5 minutes, from which the Dome Square (Santa Maria del Fiore) is only 10 minutes walking far.
The nearest RESTAURANT is placed only 20 metres far, as well as a PIZZERIA, again 20 metres far. Within 15 metres from our apartment are also food-markets, bakeries, bar, groceries, banks and many other shops.
We also invite you to take advantage of our guide/cicerone for a FLORENCE WALKING TOUR to discover its main monuments or museums.
DISTANCES OF THE MAIN MONUMENTS AND SITES OF BUSINESS & TOURIST INTEREST (distances from our apartment):
Dome Square: 4 km (2,5 miles)
Uffizi Museum: 3,2 km (2 miles)
Accademia Museum (“The David” by Michelangelo): 4,5 km (2,8 miles)
Boboli Gardens (largest city park): 3,5 km (2,17 miles)
Piazza Pitti & Pitti Palace: 3,5 km (2,17 miles)
Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge): 3,5 km (2,17 miles)
Fortezza da Basso (for Pitti Moda and other important events): 3 km (1,86 miles)
Stazione Leopolda (art events and other events): 2 km (1,24 miles)
Central Train Station (Santa Maria Novella): 3 km (1,86 miles)