Apartment in Central Florence
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 15343 - This cozy 60m2 apartment is ideal to comfortably sleep up to four people. It is located on the 2nd floor (without a lift) of a historical XV century palatial building with a privileged situation in the old district of San Lorenzo just a few steps from the Duomo.
The location is ideal to walk around the city and in fact it is close to the wonderful Piazza del Mercato Centrale, well-known for its numerous stalls specialised in clothes, leather objects and souvenirs and its characteristic colourful stalls where guests can find some of the best delicacies in the city. Moreover the accommodation is located in the very city centre just a five-minute walk from the Piazza del Duomo and the Battistero di San Giovanni, and 10 minutes from the Uffizi, the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio.
Very tastefully decorated, the apartment has beautiful Florentine terracotta tiles and old wooden ceilings. This spacious apartment has four separate rooms – a bathroom furnished in utmost comfort, a cozy double bedroom with two single beds (that can be joined to make a double) and a window offering a wonderful view over the city centre, as well as a perfectly equipped kitchen with all mod-cons for guests to prepare their favourite home-cooked dishes and experiment with the delicious Tuscan gastronomy.
At the Piazza del Mercato, there are also a number of fabulous restaurants and trattorias that in summer will really make summer evenings special with the outdoor terraces and in winter provide a cozy, warm interior. There is an unbeatable and wonderful choice of fresh fruit and vegetables on offer as well as different stalls for dairy and meat inside the fabulous Mercato Centrale, just opposite the accommodation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Peretola Florence Airport 5.59 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 530 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
In Short: Heart of the Renaissance, many leisure activities, picturesque and historical area.
Highlights: Basilica Di Santa Croce, Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria.
Getting around: buses 7 and 10 to Campo Di Marte, night bus 11-68, electric buses C1 and C2.
Why stay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, touristy, with the best of the city on your doorstep.
Description: The centre of Florence was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It is located among a number of avenues within its former Medieval walls and is home to some of the most important cultural features of the city. The history of the city in this area dates back to the year 59 B.C with the construction of a village (Florentia) for the settlement of the soldiers of the Roman army. From this moment onwards it began to flourish. A number of different dominations have passed through its streets and are reflected in a great wealth of interesting architecture: Byzantine, Ostrogoths and Lombards for example. This was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and is known as one of the universal cradles of art and architecture where names such as Dante Alighieri, Brunelleschi (most important Renaissance architect) Boccaccio and Leonardo Da Vinci first appeared. Today the centre of Florence offers a whole range of cultural, tourist and leisure activities. It is considered a paradise for shopping and entertainment with top fashion boutiques, historical cafeterias and busy open air markets as well as numerous options for night life including clubs, discos, American bars and a variety of meeting places for an aperitif. The Piazza del Duomo is located at the heart of the city with the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Campanario de Giotto, and the Battistero de San Giovanni. A walk down to the river Arno leads to the Palacio Medici Riccardi, the Basilica de San Lorenzo de Brunelleschi and the Galleria dellAccademia that houses a number of famous works of art including the famous pieces of David de Michelangelo. Another worthwhile visit is the Piazza de la Santissima Annunziata with its Ospedale degli Innocenti, the very first orphanage in Europe and one of the very first Renaissance structures. Two very famous buildings, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Galleria degli Uffizi, are also just a short distance away, and an absolutely stunning must-see for any art or architecture lovers.
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