Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, this apartment in Florence has beautiful frescos,in prestigious Palazzo Oltroarno Florence,air conditioning, no elevator
Prestigious and frescoed apartment located in Florence in the Oltrarno area. Located on the first floor, without elevator, in one of the most prestigious buildings in the historical center of Florence.
Entrance to the building is through a beautiful interior courtyard, with porticos, adorned with statues.
Vacation Property Details
The apartment (70 sq.mt / 753 sq.ft) has 1 bedroom, can host up to 2 people and has 1 bathroom. Upon entering the guest discovers a unique atmosphere that has been just renovated and preserves a wonderful original sixteenth-century terracotta flooring, walls and vaulted ceilings decorated with precious 18th century frescoes. The apartment is elegantly furnished with antiques and fine fabrics.
The apartment is composed on the entrance with dining area and fireplace, a big living room, a quiet bedroom (the beds can be split), a bathroom with bathtub and an a lovely kitchenette. There is also a small, but romantic terrace that opens onto the living room.
The apartment hash air-conditioning, television, and WiFi internet access.
Our comments:Ideal for a couple or a single guest seeking an elegant and classy apartment for short term rentals. We recommend it to anyone that has taste for details, that would like to have some privacy and silence.
The apartment is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo.
The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence.
Many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade.
Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence.
Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.
Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works.
The Oltrarno area is also famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, and the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito.
For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries and much more.
Note: There is a doorman from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fully equipped kitchen with 4 burners,small fridge,Freezer,Toaster, Kettle, Italian Coffee Pot
- Flat screen LCD 32'' TV
- Wi-Fi Internet connection
- Individual Heating System
- Emergency Maintenance Service
- Drop-off luggage service
Parking in Florence:
Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines.
Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
Included/Excluded in Price
Included: utility bills for rentals up to 30 days, final cleaning, condo expenses, agency fee.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: city tax (2.50€ per person only over the age of 12 - per night for the first 7 nights). Excluded from the price: utility bills for rentals over 30 days (charges based on meter readings); contract registration fee for rentals over 30 days. The contract is in Italian language and the fee is equal to 1% of the total rental price (with the minimum fee being 35€) plus 32,00€ for revenue stamps.
For security reasons this is approx. only - you will receive full details prior to arrival