The apartment (50 sq.mt / 538 sq.ft), located on the ground floor, has 1 bedroom, can host up to 4 people and has 1 bathroom. When the guests enter the apartment they will find a large room that is divided into living room with TV and sofa bed (190 cm) and a dining area. To the left of the entrance the guest will find the fully equipped and functional kitchen, while on the left there is a small corridor ?that leads to the double bedroom and to the bathroom with shower. The bedroom is elegant and furnished in neoclassical style that takes the guest back in time to the XIX century. History and comfort represent a unique fusion in this apartment.
The apartment is located inside a palace undergoing restructuring and protected by the Superintendent of the Arts (Minister of Cultural Assets). Situated on the ground floor of this historical building, the property has access from Via de' Bardi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||10 km, 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The region of Tuscany spreads itself out over a rich area of hills and valleys, in which world renowned agricultural treats are cultivated, such as the prestigious wine of the hills. While recognized and renowned all over the world for its cities of art such as Florence, Siena, and Pisa, and Chianti for its unique landscapes, Tuscany also boasts the sublime Tyrrhenian coasts, a treat for those who prefer to enjoy their holiday relaxing on a beautiful beach.
The apartment is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence's historic city. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans' quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans' studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence's thriving antiques trade.
Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.
Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more.