Apartment in Central Florence
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 16608 - Located in Oltrarno, one of the most beautiful and characteristic parts of Florence, this pleasant apartment boasts spectacular views over one of the most important monuments in the city – the Ponte Vecchio.
This 60m2 apartment is situated on the second floor (with a lift) of a typical Florentine building, and is the ideal accommodation choice for a group of four people, perfect for a family, a group of friends or a couple on holiday in the fabulous city of Florence. The beautiful and sunny lounge enjoys light from its large windows, and is well furnished with air conditioning, a double sofa bed, arm chairs and a wooden table that is the perfect spot for enjoying some relaxing down time in company. The functional and well-fitted kitchen has a washing machine and microwave, and allows guests a chance to enjoy some of the best Italian cuisine that Florence unquestionably has to offer. The large bedroom has a double bed, spacious wardrobe and parquet flooring to offer any couple staying here a really wonderful night's rest. The functional and well-decorated bathroom has a washing machine and shower cabin as well as all necessary requirements for guests to freshen up during a relaxing holiday stay, particularly after a long day of sightseeing around the streets of Florence.
The apartment is a short stroll from the C1 stop “Ponte Vecchio”. This is the ideal accommodation choice for visitors to relish the most spectacular of picture postcard views that only the Ponte Vecchio by night can offer.
|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 6.11 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.03 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in from 15:00h - 20:00h. From 20:00 until 0:00h there will be an extra charge of 30€.
Check-out before 11:00h.
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.
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