Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Ref. 17147 - Beyond the River Arno, in one of Florence's most authentic and traditional areas, you will find this beautiful apartment that is particularly suitable for a romantic stay in this wonderful city.
The 50m2 apartment is situated on the first floor of a building (without a lift) in Via dei Velluti and is ideal for a couple. You enter into the living room featuring tiled floors and exposed roof beams that create a warm and elegant atmosphere. In this space you will find two sofas, a dining table and a flat-screen television. Beside this you will find the spacious kitchen featuring gas hobs, an oven and a coffee maker to ensure you miss nothing from home. The sleeping area features two single beds which can be joined together if necessary. The space is separated from the living room by a curtain which gives the room a romantic feel. Guests will also have a free Wi-Fi internet connection. Finally the spacious bathroom is equipped with a bathtub.
You can reach the apartment by taking the bus from the Pitti stop (line D). Whether you arrive in Florence by train or by bus from the airport, the apartment is just a 15 minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 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 6.06 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.09 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in between 14:00 and 20:00.
Late check-in between 20:00 and 00:00 available for a supplement of €25.
Check-out by 10:30.
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.