Apartment in Central Florence
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 15879 - This apartment oozes old fashioned Florentine romance, with the attention to detail making it perfect for a couple´s getaway. It was recently reformed in a traditional Florentine style, with restoration work undertaken to conserve and emphasise the existing architecture, for example the exposed wooden rafters in the roof, the stone arches, the ceramic floors and the niches which contain frescoes of much artistic value.
The apartment is situated on the first floor of a gorgeous townhouse dating from the beginning of the 19th century. Please note that the building does not possess an elevator. Located in a strategic position, a stone´s throw from the station and the Old Town, it is possible to reach the centre of Florence on foot, where you will find all the monuments and tourist attractions that make this city so unique. The apartment is equipped with all sorts of conveniences that will allow you to enjoy the magic and charm of old Florence whilst also being spoilt with the most modern comforts.
The 50 m2 apartment is capable of accommodating up to 4 guests. It features an entrance hall which leads to a spacious living room with a double sofa-bed, a dining table and a fully-equipped, American-style kitchen. From the living room you can access the balcony which looks out onto the rear of the building, a small utility room with a washing machine, and a large bathroom with a shower. Alongside the hallway is the stunning double bedroom which is extremely cosy and well-furnished, and includes a wardrobe.
The dining room features a fabulous wooden table which seats four, perfect for getting everyone together for a delicious homemade meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen.
The bathroom, functional and especially well-maintained with its decorative pink details, features a washbasin, a bidet, a toilet and a spacious box shower where you can relax after a long day wandering the streets of the city.
The sleeping area consists of a bedroom featuring a double bed with a comfortable mattress, ideal for a couple, and a spacious wardrobe where you can store your belongings.
The apartment also features: air conditioning, washing machine, iron, hairdryer, bedding, towels, TV and DVD player, WiFi connection and a collection of movies and everything else you need to make it an unforgettable stay.
|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 5.25 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Children´s high chair and cot available on request.
Check-in between 14:00 and 20:00. Check-in after 20:00 will incur an additional charge of €30, and requires previous agreement with the owner.
Check-out until 10:30. Check-out after 10:30 at the discretion of the owner.
Parking facilities available in a private garage for €24 per day (please request in advance).
In Short: on the banks of the River Arno, central and very lively.
Highlights: Piazza Di Santa Maria Novella, Fortezza Da Basso, Parco Delle Cascine, Cappelle Dei Medici.
Getting around: electric bus line C2 to Santa Maria Novella station and the centre, shuttle Volainbus from Autostation SITA to the airport.
Why stay: active night life, many places of interest, good tranport links with the airport and city centre.
Description: The area of Santa Maria Novella is located in the north-east of the historical city of Florence and after the centre is one of the most important parts of the city as the home of the major train station that receives the majority of Italian and foreign rail traffic in and out of the city. Its central location allows travelers to visit the main monuments close at hand without having to take buses or taxis on arrival. The Santa Maria Novella square is at the very heart of the district, surrounded by historical buildings, gardens, obelisks and fountains. From the Middle Ages onwards it was often used to host parties and public events. The square is home to the beautiful Basilica de Santa Maria Novella that was built in the XIV century and is one of the most important expressions of Florentine Renaissance. In the interior visitors can appreciate some of the most noteworthy works of art of the first Renaissance period such as the magnificent Trinidad del Masaccio. The area is also home to the Teatro Comunale, the Congress Palace and the Fortaleza da Basso; the largest fortress existing within the city walls, and currently used to host handicraft fairs or the Pitti immagine fashion exhibition that attracts professionals from all over Europe. It is a particularly lively part of Florence and the meeting place for many young people in summer with a number of bars and discos. A little further away from the station is the area of San Lorenzo that stretches around its Basilica that was consecrated in the year 393. San Lorenzo is also an interesting cultural and leisure destination, including the famous chapels Capillas dei Medici and the Biblioteca Laurenziana with its beautiful cloister, as well as a busy market held in the same area. For those looking to get away from the bustle and after a little relaxation a visit to the Parco delle Cascine is highly recommended, one of the largest public parks in Florence. There is also the possibility to have a quick dip under the stars, perfectly possible at the Pavoniere swimming pool located in the park, where it is also possible to enjoy a drink and aperitif.
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