Large, elegant apt w/ garden
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
About 100 metres from S.Maria Novella Square, five minutes walk from the Duomo, located on the first floor (without elevator) and ground floor of a 15th Century Palazzo, this spacious and charming apartment offers quiet and comfort.
In this 150 square metre home you will find a large main bedroom with a queen sized bed (170x190 cm.), a spacious lounge-dining room with large LED tv with international programs and stereo, a well equipped sunny kitchen with its original marble sink, a second bedroom with a queen sized bed, opening onto an small open air courtyard, one full bathroom with shower and one small bathroom with toilet, a studio room on the ground floor with a double sofa-bed and a 50 square metre walled garden, where you can sit and relax in privacy and quiet under the palm and oleander trees.
Please note: the studio-garden room is fine in the summer, also as an extra bedroom, but it is not connected to the heating and therefore not ideal for the colder months. Please enquire if you wish to rent the apartment in the winter for more than 4 persons. A fold-out single bed is available, as well as two cotbeds, one for infants and one for 1-2 years old.
The apartment is extremely quiet, being in the back of the building and away from the street.
It has been recently renovated and decorated with original furniture and artwork from the early 1900.
Equipped with modern facilities, including dishwasher, washing machine, air conditioning in the main bedroom, wi-fi internet everywhere, a stereo with ipod connection, 37" flatscreen tv.
Children friendly. Not suitable for students/backpackers.
Available for longer stays up to 3 months at special rates.
In the immediate neighborhood you can find the magnificent S.M. Novella church and square, the National museum of Photography, Ognissanti church, the historical S.M. Novella Pharmacy (famous for its perfumes and scents), Palazzo Strozzi; in a few minutes walk you reach all monuments and sights. The train and bus station is nearby for trips out of town, and there are several car rentals in the neighborhood.
The S. Lorenzo central market, where you can find all fresh produce and handmade Italian specialties, is five minutes away.
Close by there are excellent and renowned restaurants such as Latini, Osteria dei Centopoveri, Osteria di Giovanni, Bistrò del Mare, Sostanza.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8|
S.Maria Novella is famous not only for the lovely Renaissance square, and for the Pharmacy that bears the name, but also for the proximity to San Lorenzo market, a delight for foodies and everyday shoppers, where you can find any kind of foods, from fresh produce to local cheeses, sauces, fresh pasta, truffle oils, exquisite breads, meats, fish and seafood. It's conveniently close to the station and few minutes' walk to the Duomo and the river.
During your stay, do not miss the beautiful S. Maria Novella Church, one of the most important achievements of the Florentine Renaissance. Inside you will find works by Giotto, Ghirlandaio, Masaccio. Ghirlandaio was Michelangelo's teacher in fresco painting. In S. Maria Novella Michelangelo painted his first fresco as a teenager.
The MEDICI CHAPEL right near the S. Lorenzo Market is famous for some of Michelangelo's sculptures.
The ANTICA PROFUMERIA S. MARIA NOVELLA, about 30 metres to the left, on the other side of the road, is not only famous for its heavenly perfumes and soaps and beauty products but also for the beauty of its interiors, the herbal and essence museum, and the lovely cloister. Initially opened by monks in the 1600s.
The OGNISSANTI church, with its white baroque façade, contains works of Ghirlandaio and Botticelli (who is buried here).
In piazza S. Pancrazio, the MARINO MARINI museum, dedicated to the sculptor who gave it its name, holds exhibits of contemporary art, currently a contemporary jewellery exhibit (till July 20th).
The ALINARI NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY in piazza S. Maria Novella holds historical and contemporary photography exhibitions. It's located in an ex convent (Leopoldine) where Leonardo da Vinci made the drawing titled Burlington cartoon which now stands in a room of its own in the National gallery in London.
The PALAZZO STROZZI is known for major art exhibitions and also cutting-edge contemporary shows in the Strozzina gallery. Every second thursday of the month at 7:30 pm, aperitivo, live music and art events, discounted tickets for shows, open until 11 pm.
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22 Oct 2013
"Unique, satisfying experience"
My friend and I wanted an apartment that would provide space in a convenient location and this place excelled. It has spacious, beautifully decorated rooms that made the living seem gracious and gorge… More
25 Sep 2013
"unique, spacious apartment in a very central location.. loved it"
I travelled with 2 friends, we wanted a bedroom each, which the apartment could accommodate. There is masses of space, so if you are away for a week or so you can escape each other quite easily. The apartment is at the back of the building away from the main road so it was quiet at night. It had pretty much everything we needed and more . It is quite uniquely furnished which certainly gave it the wow factor. I've rented apartments in a number of cities for holidays, and this one I will certainly remember above the others.
The owners Peter and Julie lived upstairs, they met us and showed us around and were really helpful if we had any questions. We had a great week all-round.
17 Sep 2013
"Beautiful apartment in the center of Florence"
We had a very enjoyable stay in this apartment. The unusually funny door leads to a very spacious apartment which can comfortably accommodate four to six people. The rooms are full of history and char… More
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