About the home
For your holidays rent our beautiful two-rooms apartment in the heart of marvelous Florence, 150 m from Piazza San Marco, where we can admire the frescos of Fra' Angelico and 50 m from Piazza Indipendenza, near the Fortezza da Basso, seat of many fashion shows and near Palazzo dei Congressi.
The entrance to the flat is through a small, not private garden.
The apartment has 2 rooms and a beautiful bathroom with window, the total area is of 54sqm.
In the living room we have a complete kitchen with a 4 gas stove, fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing-drying machine.
In this room you can also find a round table , a couch and a chair both convertible into a double bed and a single bed. Here there is also the TV.
In the sleeping room there is a double bed (which can be prepared as two single beds), a cupboard, 2 night tables, a desk and a small table
The bathroom has been equipped with WC of modern Italian design, stressing that it has a large shower AND a bathtub.
The flat has independent heating and air conditioning.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Viareggio - Tirrenia, 90km|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable 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, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Florence is a beautiful art city, as we all know.
The emotion of being able to stay some days in this town, without being slave of timetables that are not ours, and tasting the true life of the Florentines is, in my opinion, priceless.
Our flat is in an ancient street (San Zanobi is one of the patron saints of Florence) which is inside the old city walls. Here we still find true craftsmen. Painters, goldsmiths, ceramists, carpenters.
At 50 m there is a small supermarket where you can buy everything, this in case you do not want to walk (ca.400 m) to the central market of San Lorenzo where the choice of fresh items is really important.
Near our flat (more or less 10 m left), a beautiful bakery with nice people accustomed to tourists. There motto “whatever you enjoy, this doesn't make you gain weight”. This may not be true, but you leave the shop full of bread, “focaccine” and biscuits.....Happy and with a clear conscience.
Leaving the flat on the right there is a big bike shop, where you can rent a bike if you want to cycle through the town.
The center of the city is closed to the cars, therefore the bicycles can move without danger.
There where there is a lot of traffic we can often find cycling paths (see www.pisteciclabili.com).
The Florence / Central Florence area
WALK TO ALL CULTURAL PLACES FROM VIA ZAN ZANOBI:
- Very near is Piazza San Marco, then the Accademia with Michelangelo's David and the Prigioni (Prisoners)
- The eldest spice garden in Europe (Orto Botanico or Giardino dei Semplici) is not far away.
- And then going through the beautiful Central Food Market of San Lorenzo, we are in a full immersion of Medici culture.
- The Medici Chapels, wanted by Cosimo I as the tomb for the own family where we can admire masterpieces of Buontalenti and Michelangelo.
WHAT ELSE TO SAY ABOUT FLORENCE?
A lot, really a lot, but I am not the right person to do it.
I am in love with Florence, but I am not an expert.
As a must you must visit the Cathedral, Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore. If your visit is not a long one visit it only from the outside, with its beautiful bell tower designed by Giotto and the gorgeous Cupola from Brunelleschi. On the side the Baptistry.
In the Museum of the Duomo (Museo dell Opera del Duomo) you can admire, amongst a lot of other statues, a Pietà sculptured by Michelangelo.
The visit goes on with Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi.
We continue and cross the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), with its jewel shops and we are now on the other side of the Arno, in the famous Oltrarno, with the popular neighborhood called “San Frediano”, to which the writer Vasco Pratolini dedicated a book “Le ragazze di San Frediano” (The Girls of San Frediano”).
But before we reach San Frediano, we pass Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli Gardens.
After we have seen the residence of the Great Dukes of Tuscany, we go right through via Mazzetta till Piazza Santo Spirito and its Church and going on we arrive to Piazza del Carmine. In the Chiesa del Carmine you can admire one of the most beautiful frescoes in town. Even if you have only some hours in town you must visit the Cappella Brancacci with the frescoes of Masaccio, Filippo Lippi and Masolino.
If we still want to walk (we can also take a bus, it is number 12 or number 13)
is nice to arrive to Piazzale Michelangelo. From there you can admire the whole town. Not far away there is also Forte Belvedere, a huge fortress which the Medici family built to protect themselves from...... Florence.
In our walk we have crossed the river but if from Piazza della Signoria you go left, you arrive in Piazza Santa Croce and to the Bargello, the old jail and the headquarters of the Medician Police.
OK, what else can I say? Everything is extraordinary, but to be really informed (I only want you to be interested in coming!) it will be better if you buy a good guide.
WHERE TO EAT:
Very near to the flat, if some evening you are tired, not wanting to cook, and Piazza del Mercato with its small restaurants that look like the Parisian bistrots do not attract you today, there are some possibilities:
- Il Vegetariano, via delle Ruote 30r
Nice vegetarian self service, prices medium level, closed on Monday
- Taverna del Bronzino, via delle Ruote 27r
Prices medium/high level, closed on Sunday
How to get there
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By Train, Santa Maria Novella Railways Station: 800 metres distant, walking distance, taxi (Euro 15 approx).
By Airplane, Florence Airport, appron 8 km distane, taxi Euro 25 approx.) or Pisa Airport, bus or train to the Santa Mari Novella Railways Station.
Easy to get by car from Firenze Nord or Firenze Sud highway exits.
Activities near Florence
Tennis in town
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|18 Jun 12||5 Nov 12||£ 620||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|5 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 550||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 12||10 Jan 13||£ 700||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|10 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 550||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|23 Mar 13||15 Apr 13||£ 700||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|15 Apr 13||4 Nov 13||£ 620||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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