This elegant apartment in the historic centre of Florence is the ideal location to explore the gems of this Renaissance city. Near enough to explore by foot, but far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax with home comforts!
Situated on the second floor of an old noble building dating back to 1600, the family crest still adorns the facade of the palazzo. The entrance is lovely, something not common in many Florentine buildings, still retaining the original architectural decoration; black and white chequered marble paving, a little wrought iron gate in the hallway where once upon a time callers would have stopped to leave left their calling cards. Two flights of wide stone steps lead up to the apartment, but better still there is an elevator which at the end of a hard day sightseeing or when hauling suitcases up and down is a relief for weary bones.
The apartment has been sympathetically restored with the care, attention and complete respect for its historic importance, but naturally with the additions of today’s modern comforts. The large airy living room has a beautifully frescoed ceiling and the kitchen and the bedroom retains the original coffered ceiling. The floors throughout are of wide plank honey coloured oak. There is queen sized sofa bed for up to two additional guests; imagine waking up under a frescoed ceiling adorned with adoring putti!
A small, separate fully equipped kitchen with an ochre and cream granite tiled floor and travertine work surfaces is ideal for preparing breakfast, light meals… or for creating full culinary experiences. There is a capsule coffee machine and a French press for your morning perc.
A cosy bedroom with simple white washed walls and coffered ceiling, with a warm contrast of antique and modern furnishings, two singles or double as you please. A walk in closet provides space for both clothes and storage.
A small hall leads to the bathroom clad in grey and white Carrara marble with a large shower 80x120cm. A alcove cupboard houses a washer-dryer.
This is a beautifully presented apartment perfectly located for the sights of Florence. The rooms have been carefully furnished with comfortable furniture and pretty pictures and ornaments. It is spacious and has wonderfully efficient aircon.
Local buses can get you to the railway station, the airport and Fiesole very easily. It is just a stroll into the city centre. Nearby there is a very friendly cafe for breakfast and just a bit further away are local restaurants (including a mobile van for local tripe sandwiches - I dodged this local delicacy).
The host is a very helpful and recommends places to see, and to eat at. I will return.Max staying in Via della Colonna . Jun 2022
An elegant Florentine neighbourhood with all the services one could need, corner delis and bars, restaurants, even a hair salon and gym… though probably enough exercise is gained by walking and admiring the architecture and beauty of the city.
Located within easy reach of all the important historic sites… just a stone’s throw from the spectacular Duomo and Baptistery. to the west is the porticoed Piazza della Santissima Annunziata which houses the museum ‘Ospedale dei Innocenti’ (Hospital of the Innocents) and Archaeological Museum, as well as the church of its own name sake.
The imposing cobbled square is dominated by the massive statue of Ferdinando I de' Medici mounted on his horse. To the east towards the leafy Piazza d'Azeglio, which is centered with a lovely little park and surrounded by imposing Florentine ‘palazzos’.
You can mosey down to Ponte Vecchio and cross over the Arno into the Oltrarno district within 15 minutes. There is also public transport that with a single ticket can take you all over the city, including the train station and up to Fiesole. Situated a little further is the lively area of Sant Ambrogio neighbor, with the colourful fresh produce market filled with Tuscan specialities, the monthly flea market, restaurants and every time of store imaginable!
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We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.
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