Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
If you would like to stay in the heart of Florence in its most famous piazza, Piazza della Signoria , Sole di Firenze apartment gives you this exceptional opportunity.
The apartment is situated in an old 14th century palace , and the windows of the living-room look right onto the piazza. The view here of the city, renowed for its artistic and architectural treasures, and considered a sort of open-air museum, is quite extraordinary. From the quiet of the apartment you can admire at any time the 13th century Palazzo Vecchio, with its imposing original structure and its medieval fortified characteristics, along with the tower, La Torre di Arnolfo, 95 metres high, which at dusk takes on a soft gold colour; then there is the Loggia dei Lanzi, with its harmonious arches and its spectacular "statue gallery" from the medici collection; the elegant architecture of the Uffizi, the greatest art gallery in Italy; the 16th century Neptune fountain by Ammannati, which the florentines called "Il Biancone" - "the big white one"; and the many statues that adorn the piazza, such as the copy of the famous David by Michelangelo, and the statue of Cosimo the First on a horse by Giambologna.
It's rather like a seat in the front row of a superb art gallery in this unique city.
The apartment is full of light, furnished with care and taste and is very comfortable: it is equipped with air-conditioning, Internet connection WiFi, mosquito netting, satellite-TV, washing-machine, dishwasher, microwave, american coffee machine, hair-dryer and a bath-robe per person. Virtually the whole of the old city centre is a pedestrian zone, with very limited access for cars: not far from the piazza are some private pay garages, where you could leave your car, but our suggestion is to not rent a car if you plann
to stay in Florence .
The centre of the city is well-served by public transport: close by are several bus stops and taxi-ranks and the railway station is just 15 minutes away.
Everything is just a short walk from the apartment: including the most famous boutiques, the bars, the cake-shops and the many central restaurants.
The apartment has been recently restored and equipped with fully furnished kitchen, air conditioning system, wi-fi free internet connection and screns.
The location of this lovely apartment as well as the equipment of which it is furnished, will make your stay
The apartment is 120 square meters large and it is perfectly divided into two areas, the living area and the sleeping area.
In the living area, guests will have available a large living room with two sofas and satellite TV where, after a day immersed in the beauty of Florence, you will relax with a good glass of Tuscan wine, and enjoy the apartment.
The living room leads directly to the dining room, also this one with a large window, where Guest will admire the beauty of Florence.
The living room is equipped with a big table and six chairs, and also antique furniture where you will find everything you need to prepare your meals.
From the dining room there is the direct access to the kitchen, equipped with every comfort.
The kitchen is equipped with oven, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher, American and Italian coffee maker.
The sleeping area is almost large as the living area.
There are two bedrooms:
The first is a double bedroom with a queen size bed, the second one is a bedroom with two single beds.
In addition to the two bedrooms, both bright and spacious, there is also a nice hall with two cupboards, available to guests.
In this area there are also two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bathtub.
The apartment is equipped with linen and towels, tablecloths, extra blankets,
air conditioning, telephone for local calls and internet Wireless access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Peretola Airport Florence 8 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella 2 km|
|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
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Tuscany region
Florence is Tuscany's unmissable crown jewel, with its beautiful buildings, colourful history, priceless art and unique atmosphere. But Tuscany is one of the few Italian regions well-known to foreigners as a tourist destination in itself. For decades a Tuscan villa has been the dream holiday for many travellers. And amongst the vineyards and hills of Tuscany are other lovely historic towns - not as packed with attractions as Florence, but not as packed with tourists either. Siena is a patrician hilltop town with a past to rival that of Florence, famous for the rivalry between its districts (called contrade) which climaxes in the Palio. Pisa boasts not just the legendary leaning tower, but also several other attractions, and good transport links to other parts of Italy. Smaller Tuscan destinations which are popular with holidaymakers include Lucca, San Gimignano (a forest of medieval towers on a hill) and the wine-producing Chianti area. The coastline is mostly visited by holidaying Italians, with Forte dei Marmi, the Monte Argentario promontory and the Isle of Elba among its most popular seaside destinations. The region's thermal springs at Chianciano and Bagni di Lucca are also popular.
Piazza Della Signoria -- This is the city's civic heart and perhaps the best base for museum hounds -- the Uffizi Galleries, Bargello sculpture collection, and Ponte Vecchio leading toward the Pitti Palace are all nearby. It's a well-polished part of the tourist zone but still retains the narrow medieval streets where Dante grew up -- back alleys where tour-bus crowds running from the Uffizi to the Accademia rarely set foot. The few blocks just north of the Ponte Vecchio have good shopping, but unappealing modern buildings were planted here to replace the district destroyed during World War II. (A Nazi commander with a romantic soul couldn't bring himself to blow up the Ponte Vecchio during the German army's retreat, as they had every other bridge over the Arno, so he blew up the buildings at either end of it to impede the progress of Allied tanks pushing north.) The entire neighbourhood can be stiflingly crowded in summer, but in those moments when you catch it off-guard and empty of tour groups, it remains the most romantic heart of pre-Renaissance Florence.