Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Ref. 17426 - This lovely 19m2 apartment is excellently located on the banks of the River Arno, less than 50m from the famous Ponte Vecchio. The apartment is situated on the sixth floor of a building (with a lift until the fifth floor) that is typical of the Santo Spirito district and from which you can enjoy some beautiful views of one of the city's historic towers.
Completely refurbished in 2012 using quality materials, the apartment is the ideal option for solo travellers and couples. The property features a bright living room with a double sofa-bed and a fully-equipped kitchen featuring electric hobs. The bathroom features a shower that is ideal for freshening up after a long day of sightseeing around the city of the Medici. The views of the tower are truly wonderful and will provide a fantastic memory of your stay. The apartment also features a fan and a flat-screen television.
There is free WIFI internet connection available.
You will easily be able to get around the city using the apartment as a base. The excellent location will allow you to visit all of the city's monuments, from Palazzo Pitti to the Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. From the San Iacopo bus stop, lines C3 and D will allow you to reach any part of the city. In the surrounding area you will find a wide selection of restaurants and wine bars, and you can also enjoy a romantic stroll along the banks of the Arno.
|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 6.12 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.05 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Check-in between 12:00 and 22:00. Late check-in after 22:00 involves an additional charge of €20.
Check-out by 10:00.
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.