Apartment in Central Florence
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 17421 - This cozy 42 m2 apartment can comfortably sleep up to 4 people. It is located on the second floor (with a lift) of a beautiful building just a few hundred metres from the Boboli gardens and the Pitti Palace in the historical district of Santo Spirito.
The apartment was completely renovated in 2012 and includes a sunny lounge with sofa chaise longue for two people, flat-screen TV and WIFI internet connection for guests to stay up to date with emails. The room leads onto a beautiful balcony furnished with table and chairs to enjoy the warm Florentine climate, with good mild temperatures all year round. The kitchen has electric hot plates, microwave, coffee maker and fridge as well as all necessary utensils for visitors to prepare their favourite home-made dishes. The main bedroom has two single beds that can be joined together or separated depending on requirements, as well as a spacious wardrobe for guests to organize their belongings. There are two fully-renovated modern bathrooms that have been stylishly decorated for guests' utmost comfort; one has a shower cabin, whilst the other has a practical bath.
The apartment is ideally located in a street alongside the Porta Romana where visitors can park their car (5€ a day) with easy access to accommodation. It is just a few minutes' walk from the main places of tourist and historical interest such as the Boboli Garden, the Piazza Pitti and the Ponte Vecchio.
|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 6.03 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Train Station 1.65 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||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Check-in from 14:00 - 18:00. Outside this period the owner will provide a code to enter the apartment.
Check-out until 10:00.
A baby's cot and high chair and an iron are available on request for no additional cost.
A covered car parking space is available on request for 5€ a day and is located just 10 metres from the apartment.
The availability of the aforementioned equipment should be confirmed with the owner prior to arrival or this service cannot be guaranteed.
This apartment is located in a traffic limited zone (ZTL) in Florence, which can only be accessed with a special permit from Monday to Friday from 07:30h to 19:30h and on Saturdays from 07:30h until 18:00h. Outside of these hours the access is free. The owner can request permits for guests who arrive by car and who want to access the ZTL. With this permit each access will cost 2€. Without this permit the access will not be granted.
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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