Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Terrazza Boboli is a modern apartment in the centre of Florence just a stone’s throw away from the Pontevecchio, Santo Spirito, the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens. This elegant property can sleep up to 4 people and has two lovely terraces.
The Terrazza Boboli apartment is located on the first floor with lift of a finely restored building half way along Via Romana, close to the Pitti Palace. Being located on the internal side of the building, away from the main road Via Romana, the apartment is particularly quiet which can be unusual for saying you are in the heart of the city centre! The apartment also has two wide terraces, one of which provides a great space for relaxing after a hard day’s sightseeing, sunbathing or simply having breakfast or lunch outside in the warm Tuscan air. Once you step out of the building you will find yourself immersed in the hustle and bustle of Florence: the area offers many clothes shops and stalls selling leather goods, paintings and souvenirs, typical restaurants and a range of museums too. The other main tourist attractions in Florence like Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo and the Accademia are also just 5 – 10 minutes away by foot.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
The apartment (65 sqm) has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and can easily sleep up to 4 people as there is a sofa bed in the living room. The sofa bed is 160 cm wide. A small private terrace leads to the property. Upon entering you will find the living room with sofa, which then leads on to the master bedroom with double bed and the modern bathroom complete with nice shower cubicle. The bedroom window looks out on the small terrace. You will find the apartment has been very carefully renovated and furnished. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped and opens out on the second terrace (about 15sqm). This terrace is ideal for having breakfast outside or simply relaxing whilst drinking a glass of wine and unwind after a hard day’s exploring the city.
- Autonomous Heating
- Emergency maintenance service
- Fax Service at our office
- Postal Delivery / Pick up Service at our office
- Left Luggage service at our office
Extra Services on Request (please call the office for costs):
- Extra cleaning & change of linen
- High Chair / Bed for small children
- Transfers with private driver
- Cooking classes
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment is close to a few bus routes that go towards the main centre of Florence but we recommend you to go by foot. The main train station Santa Maria Novella is about a 15 – 20 minute wak from the apartment.
The apartment has it’s own underground garage where you can unload luggage and park your car. However, a permit must be obtained (by going to the local police office - i vigili urbani - as soon as you arrive in Florence and before going to the apartment and going under the CCTV camere which records the registration plates of all cars that go underneath it. The police office is located in Piazza della Calza, which is just before the start of Via Romana. The temporary permit they can give you allow you access into the city centre as the area is in the ZTL area – a restricted traffic zone. The permit only allows one access to the garage and one access when you need to leave. No access can be obtained for daily use. However, you may be required to go to the police station more than once if you require greater access.
Here you will find more information on driving and parking in Florence :
The entire historic centre of Florence is a “zona a traffico limitato” (ZTL) or restricted traffic zone. Special rules govern access to, as well as transit and parking in this zone. Non-residents are prohibited from driving and parking within the ZTL at the following times:
- all through the year on weekdays (mondays through fridays): from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m
- and from June to September also on thursday, friday, saturday night from 11,00 p.m. to 3,00 p.m.
The boundaries of the ZTL are marked by special road signs and have a series of ‘access points’ which are controlled by cameras that automatically detect the number plates of all the vehicles passing through. Transit through some of the ‘access points’ (those reserved exclusively for public transport and emergency vehicles), is prohibited at all times, 24/7.
Tourists in cars who need to travel within the ZTL to reach their accommodation facilities or a garage can obtain a temporary access permit, although they should still pass through the authorized ‘access points’ only (excluding the lanes reserved for public transport and the pedestrian zones which may not be used at any time). In order to obtain this permit, the number plate of the car concerned should be given to the relevant garage which will undertake to forward the same to the appropriate office.
Further private garages near this apartment are:
- a 200 Mt parcheggio Ortrarno – Porta Romana (Tel: +39 055 50.30.22.09)
- a 100 Mt Garage Fosi – Borgo Tegolaio 72/R (Tel: +39 055 222486)
- a 500 Mt Garage Lungarno - Borgo S.Jacopo 10 (Tel: +39 055 282542)
Included: utility bills, final cleaning, condo expenses and taxes
Extra services on request: daily cleaning
The apartment cannot be rented for more than 30 days
On arrival guests will be required to provide credit card details as a guarantee for the security deposit for the following amounts:
- For rentals of 14 days or less: 1000€
- For rentals of 15 days or more: 2000€
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.