Apartment in Central Florence
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 16965 - Located in Oltrano, one of Florence's most peaceful and safe neighbourhoods, this apartment will provide you with the opportunity to live like an authentic Florentine in an area full of shops and typical restaurants.
The 50m2 apartment is situated on the first floor of this typical building (without a lift) next to Piazza Pitti and can accommodate up to four people. Pleasantly decorated with attention to the little details, this property will welcome you into the spacious living room featuring a double sofa-bed, an LCD television and an internet connection which you can use to keep up with your emails even whilst on holiday.
The apartment features a practical kitchenette with gas hobs, a microwave, a fridge and a dining table. There is also a bedroom with a double bed and a wardrobe where you can unpack your luggage, as well as a bathroom with a box shower and all the essential services.
To reach the apartment you will find the Pitti stop just a couple of hundred metres away, from which line D will take you to the Santa Maria Novella station.
|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 5.97 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.02 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, 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, Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in between 14:00 and 20:00.
Late check-in between 20:00 and 00:00 will involve an additional charge of €30.
Check-out by 10:30.
Cot and highchair available on request at no extra cost.
The availability of the above mentioned equipment must be confirmed directly with the owner prior to the arrival date, otherwise the availability cannot be guaranteed.
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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