Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This bright and spacious apartment is located on the 3rd and last floor of a building without lift. There are 66 steps to climb to reach the apartment, the stairs are steep. The apartment also boasts a wonderful 360° view over the city and Florence’s main tourist attractions and monuments. The building is located in via dei Neri, right behind Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, just 5 minutes by foot from the Duomo and even less from Santa Croce. The road is lined with typical artisan workcraft shops, food stores and restaurants as well as bread shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is roughly 100sqm and has been carefully redone to the highest quality with great attention to detail. Dei Neri truly is a beautiful, well furnished luxury apartment with a total of 4 bedrooms: 2 double beds (which cannot be separated), 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom. There are 2 full bathrooms and one with just toilet. The apartment is ideal for up to 7 people.
From the entrance door you will find 16 steps that lead up to the actual apartment. To the left hand side of these stairs there is the first bedroom with twin beds, opposite this room you will find a living room of roughly 32sm, the dining room and well equipped kitchen corner. From the living room a patio door opens onto a nice balcony perfectly furnished with a small table and two chairs. There is also a small laundry area here.
On the same level you will also find a bathroom with shower, a lovely master bedroom with ensuite small single bedroom (no door between bedroom and bbedroom though). There are 3 small stone steps between both rooms. There is a small bathroom with just toilet and sink – no shower/bath facilities. Between the living room and the further bedroom area there are 14 stairs which lead to the upstairs level of the apartment. On this second level you will find another spacious bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with shower. The windows in this bedroom offer a lovely view over Florence including the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, part of Santa Croce, Piazza Michelangelo and last but not least the church of San Miniato. The apartment has been furnished to a very high standard with high quality materials.
Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet Connection, independent heating, plasma TV with satellite tv and dvd player in main living room, 3 further plasma tv in 3 bedrooms, intercom, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 gas ring hob, microwave oven, small fridge, American Coffee maker, Italian coffee maker, toaster, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, safe, kitchen equipment and linen for bedrooms and bathrooms.
|Further details outdoors|
Transport in and around Florence.
Not only is on-street parking in Florence extremely difficult to find but also since the historical centre (including the area where the apartment is located) is in the ZTL (a restricted traffic zone) non-residents are prohibited from entering the city centre and driving around during certain hours.
Unrestricted access is only granted between the hours of 7.30pm and 7.30am Monday - Saturday (times subject to variations depending on the period of year). We advise you to leave your car in one of the several private garages in the vicinity as most garages will be able to provide you with a 1 hour permission to enter the centre during the restricted hours (only to drop off/pick up luggage).
The prices are all inclusive except for rentals over 30 days when the following extra charges apply:
Utility bills: charged based on meter readings taken at Check In/Out.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the artistic and cultural wakening of the 15th century. Writers such as Dante, Petrarch and Machiavelli, but especially sculptors and artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Donatello, transformed the city into one of the most important cities for art. The historic centre unravels around the Piazza del Duomo, and is distinguished by its small streets and alleyways, where you can happily lose yourself admiring the endless marvels of the city and its historical neighbourhoods: Duomo, Oltrarno and Santa Croce.
The Duomo neighbourhood is dominated by the beauty and the majesty of the Santa Maria del Fiore church (the Duomo of Florence), by Brunelleschi’s famous cupola and Giotto’s belltower. The main points of interest are: in the square (aside from the Duomo) the Baptistry, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, the Accademia, the Medici Chapels and the Church of San Lorenzo. There are also the famous shopping quarters (around Via Tornabuoni, Via Calzaiuoli and Via Vigna Nuova) where you will find all the top Italian and international fashion designers such as Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, Tiffany’s, Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Versace.
In the Oltrarno Florence’s magnificent past is still alive today, not only through the historical and artistic evidence, but also through daily life, with the original artisan studios and shops that maintain the characteristic feel of this part of the city. Walk along the beautiful narrow cobble-stone streets and be amazed at how many monuments, churches, parks, museums there are to visit. Choose between the Palazzo Pitti, Santo Spirito, Ponte Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens and so much more. The area is famous for its antique shops, mosaic workshops, carpenters and goldsmiths as well a local trattoria serving good food and wine. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace and when you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte just beyond Piazzale Michelangelo to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
The heart of the Santa Croce neighbourhood is represented in the beautiful Church that looks on to Piazza of the same name, an important destination for every visit to Florence, above all during the Florentine Calcio Storico event. The area extends to the famous Uffizi Gallery, which holds many artistic masterpieces. Not too far from the Ponte Vecchio, lined with goldsmiths’ boutiques, the symbol of the city in Italy and throughout the world.
There are also many restaurants, trattorie and osterie whose traditional Florentine cuisine will delight your palate as do the great wines of this amazing land! We suggest dining at Perseus, I Latini, La Giostra, Buca Mario, Cibreo, Il Santo Bevitore….For wine tasting and other “speciality” delicacies visit Olio & Convivium.
Some of the most important historical and cultural events in and around Florence
Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart)- Easter Sunday, at noon a dove descends on a wire from the high altar of the cathedral and starts a large firework display from a cart
Festa del Grillo (Cricket Festival)- this festival takes place on the Sunday after Ascension day in Cascine Park and stallholders sell crickets in tiny woven straw cages, which are traditionally released by their new owners in the park for good luck.
Calcio in Costume (Football in Costume) - is basically a costumed football game played on the 16th, 24th and 30th of June and commemorates the famous match of 1530 and is till today played by men in 15th century costumes.
Festa di San Giovanni (St. Johns) - San Giovanni is Florence’s patron saint and is celebrated on 24th June. The festival ends with a big fireworks display.
Palio di Siena - 2nd July and 16th August, this is one of Tuscany's most famous events in the Campo at Siena. It is a bareback horse race watched by thousands of people.
Festa della Rificolona (Festival of the Lanterns) – takes place on 7th September. Children from all over the area converge at the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, carrying candlelit paper lanterns to honour the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary.
Mostra Mercato Internazionale dell'Antiquariato (Florence) - September to October, a major biennial antiques fair
Florence has so much to offer no matter what your likes and interests. We always recommend anyone coming to Florence to visit the main attractions and sites but also get off the beaten tourist track and explore. Explore by foot and discover what Florence really has to offer!