Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Ref. 15580 - This 35 m2 apartment is noteworthy for its decoration with particular attention to detail and a unique style making it the ideal accommodation choice for a couple looking for the perfect place to spend a special holiday.
It is on the first floor (without a lift) of a palatial residence in the Via dei Serragli, that crosses the city to the south of the Arno, on a north to south axis. Its particularly rectilinear structure very much denotes the XVI century architecture in the area where a certain part of Oltrarno was rebuilt after the settlement of the Medici Grand Duke's court in the Palazzo Pitti and the noble families of the era competed to build the most beautiful buildlings in Florence. The area is therefore very much recommended for visitors wishing to enjoy beautiful walks in the city; it is just a fifteen minute walk to the centre with all the most famous tourist attractions and the equally famous trattorias, to enjoy authentic Florentine cuisine.
The original and unique style and decoration of this apartment is immediately appreciated with an original kayak as a decorative part of the furnishings. The fine, elaborate glass table and 1960s fridge are further features of the living room area that add a nostalgic and vintage touch.
The bedroom includes a beautiful glass desk, large wardrobe for luggage storage and a comfortable large double bed for a well-earned rest after long walks around the city streets. The bathroom has a minimalist style that is both practical and effective. Both the shower with strong water jets and sink are distinctively retro and attractive features.
The spacious furnished terrace is for the exclusive use of guests and is a wonderful spot to unwind and enjoy the fabulous offer that makes Florence so special.
There is a washing machine and clothes dryer in the building for the communal use of all apartments.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|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 6.02 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.62 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Check-in: 13:00 - 20:00 h. An additional charge of 25 € for any other arrival times.
Check-out: 8:00 - 12:00 h. An additional charge of 40 € for any other departure time.
A children's high chair and cot are available on request for no additional cost.
In Short: residential, peaceful, green area, lots of shops.
Highlights: Basilica Santo Spirito, Giardino Biboli, Cappella Branacci.
Getting around: tram T1 and electric bus line D to Santa Maria Novella station.
Why stay: good transport links with the city centre and lots of shopping options.
Description: This district is located to the south-east of the River Arno, with the Santo Spirito square and its beautiful church as the centre. The square was originally used by the Augustinian monks to give their sermons, to celebrate festivals and for all kinds of demonstrations. Nowadays it is home to the local market which is held every morning and with additional stalls for natural products and antiques on Sundays. In the summer months it also hosts a number of concerts and shows and is one of the liveliest squares in the district, with a very unique atmosphere of restaurants, different bars and a variety of night life. The square is also home to the Basilica of the same name, the work of Brunelleschi. Nearby is the Palazzo Guadagni (1505) which houses the Florence library on its ground floor. Further areas of interest include the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. The Palazzo Pitti is a remarkable renaissance building that was built by the Pitti family to rival the Medici family structure. Its interior is well worth a visit with some beautiful paintings including the works of Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Rubens and Pietro da Cortona. Close at hand visitors can take a stroll through the Boboli gardens that were created as a park for the Pitti Palace, and are one of the greatest examples of Italian-style gardens, considered by many as an open-air museum. It is also an opportunity to visit one of the most surprising and strangest examples of Florentine architecture the Grotta Grande. To the west of the city, the Torquato Tasso square and the Carmine Church, is the famous location of one of the most famous renaissance works of art, the Capilla Brancacci, that was decorated by Masaccio and Masolino. Today the district of Isolotto is one of the greenest areas in Florence. It is a particularly young part of the city, especially in the west where its rural centre later grew into an industrial then a residential area. It boasts more modern architecture than the rest of the city and includes the new Florentine tram that leads directly to the city centre. A number of shopping centres are located in the area that is served by a very good public transport communication to the rest of the city.