Sunny 2-Bedroom in Historic Center of Florence
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santo Spirito apartment description
This lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, rests an historic Oltrano Florentine building on a quiet side street called Via della Chiesa. It has characteristic high wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, and wonderful views from the windows, natural light, tranquility and prime location. It is furnished tastefully, with antiques, comfortable bedding, a washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen. It also has a collection of books about Florence and the Renaissance.
The apartment is in the heart of the historic center of Florence in the Oltrarno/Santo Spirito area—the perfect home base for exploring Florence. It is steps away from Santo Spirito Church, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Brancacci Chapel. It is walking distance from the Uffizi, San Marco, San Lorenzo, Santa Croce, and other historic monuments. It is also near artisan and antique shops and fine dining. There is a daily market with fresh produce in Piazza Santo Spirito. You have the charm of living in an authentic residential Florentine neighborhood, while being close to everything you want to experience in this fabled city.
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- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- 2 large bedrooms, one has en-suite bathroom, both have lovely views from the windows. 2 bathrooms, one with tub (beautiful tiles etc.) and washing MacHine, both with showers. Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, marble countertops, custom cabinets etc.) Living room with pull-out couch. Sleeps 4 comfortably, can accommodate 6 using pull-out couch. Quiet & sunny. High wood-beamed ceilings & antique terracotta floors. Antique furnishings. 2 hair dryers, iron, alarm clock, linens & towels, ceiling fans, cell phone. Completely restored with brand-new appliances, bathrooms, mattresses, sheets, towels, pullout couch....moreless
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Mobile Phone
- Wireless Internet
- Sight Seeing
- The apartment is in the heart of the historic center of Florence in the Oltrarno/Santo Spirito area—the perfect home base for exploring Florence. It is steps away from Santo Spirito Church, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Brancacci Chapel. It is walking distance from the Uffizi, San Marco, San Lorenzo, Santa Croce, and other historic monuments. It is also near artisan and antique shops and fine dining. There is a daily market with fresh produce in Piazza Santo Spirito. You have the charm of living in an authentic residential Florentine neighborhood, while being close to everything you want to experience in this fabled city....moreless
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A Dream Apartment in a Dream City
A Dream Apartment in a Dream City
My fiance and I spent a beautiful, romantic week here. The apartment is an authentic Florentine treasure, in one of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods. Piazza Santo Spirito is a block away, one of the few (if not the only) tree-lined piazzas in the city; the impression one gets is of gray and green and gold, from the light of the buildings, the trees and the gorgeous yellow facade of the Church of Santo Spirito. There are excellent restaurants and cafes in the piazza, and the stunning Church of San Carmine is nearby, with it's glowing frescoes. The apartment itself is well appointed and tastefully furnished, in harmony with the spirit and feel of the city. The living room windows open onto Via della Chiesa, a lively but not a noisy street; the bedrooms are in the back of the apartment and face quiet courtyards. Sleeping there was a deep pleasure! The kitchen is well equipped and wonderful to cook in. All the rooms are spacious, sunny, and airy. The bathrooms are well done too; the one connected to the master bedroom is quite beautiful, blue & white tiled. The place was spotless! There is good shopping nearby, Italian style, little shops with beautiful wine, cheese, fruits and vegetables, etc. The owners also provided an excellent list of restaurants and attractions; every recommendation was spot on. This part of Florence, the Oltrarno, is quieter and greener than the rest of Florence; the stunning Boboli Gardens are there, the amazing museum at Palazzo Pitti, the beautiful church of San Miniato, from which you get a view overlooking the city that you will never forget. We were very happy here & it was difficult to leave, & I would recommend this property most highly.
- Guest Maria (New York City)
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Two artist friends stay in December, 2011
Two artist friends stay in December, 2011
My friend and I were quite satisfied with our stay in the apartment. The location was excellent and the apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Each morning we would go out into various parts of the city, exploring the neighborhoods and visiting the many wonderful churches and museums Florence has to offer. By the end of each day we were tired but exhilarated, and looked forward to a home cooked meal in the convenient kitchen, and an evening reflecting on our encounters in the city. The beds were quite comfortable and it was a treat to have 2 bathrooms. The washing machine was essential for helping us travel lightly, and much appreciated. There were only two small aspects that were less than desireable about our stay. From the first day we noticed a stale smell in the apartment, and each day on entering the apartment we would remark on it again. After being in there for only a minute it no longer was a factor. The other problem was that neither one of us realized this apartment was at the end of such a long climb of stairs! We managed just fine, but after being out pounding the stone streets, our tired legs would protest on that last leg of our way "home." The characteristics of this apartment which made it special, were the furnishings, the numerous books to peruse and the lovely art on the walls. The inclusion of a wireless connection was also much appreciated. The listing of nearby restaurants and shops was convenient. We shopped for our groceries in the neighborhood with great delight, and always enjoyed coming home to Piazza Santo Spirito.
- Guest Two artist friends (I live in SC and my friend lives in MA)
- Date of stay 12/03/11
- Review Submitted 01/06/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Holiday Vacation on Florence
Holiday Vacation on Florence
Our stay at this apartment was absolutely the best. We found everything to be perfect for five of us for a 12 day vacation in Florence over the recent holidays. The location is in a quiet neighborhood two blocks from the Piazza Santo Spirito. All that we could ever want was within a few block walking distance including, atm, bakery, with the best contucci and pane, grocery markets,many of the best restaurants we went to were within two or three blocks, fresh fruits and vegetables in the piazza and some of the best shopping we found during our vacation. No problem finding the apartment, taxi drivers knew immediately where and how to get there, which amazing with all the one way streets in Florence. The local contact person Rosemary stayed in constant contact with us, from a few weeks before we arrived and being at the apartment when we arrived to welcome us and show us all the details and operation of the appliances, heat, and provide us with details of the neighborhood. She made sure we know how to reach her if we needed anything at all. The location of this apartment is the best. All of Florence is within easy walking distance. The Mercato Centrale and train station are a 15 minute walk. And everyone walks in Florence. The apartment building was quiet, we briefly saw a few of the other residents and everyone was extremely friendly. The apartment was exactly as described in the listing and photos. It was very clean and well maintained. We would without question stay here and would highly recommend this apartment to our friends and family.
- Guest hampfam (Portland, Maine)
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 01/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We always wanted to experience the non-touristy side of Florence--and the Chiesa Apartment was perfect. Large, airy, with high ceilings and lots of windows, it's a deliglht and very large compared to most apartments in the city. The kitchen and baths are modern and the layout worked well for two couples. We had a great dinner at the 4 Leoni nearby, and enjoyed our morning coffee and many gelatos at Cafe Bianchi on the Piazza Santo Spirito. We also enjoyed the little library of books about art, italy and restaurants. You can walk everywhere, and taking the bus (there is a bus map in the apt) is easy and convenient. Karin, who met us with the keys and took care of all our needs, is terrific. Ciao!
- Guest Deb S. (Pinehurst, NC )
- Date of stay 06/05/10
- Review Submitted 06/25/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Guest comment entered by owner
One of the most beautiful, peaceful places I've stayed in Florence. The sound of the bells coming in from the windows is still with me! I love the neighborhood!
- Guest Mary
- Date of stay 03/01/10
- Review Submitted 03/28/10
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I am an artist and an educator, living in New York City. I currently teach at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and I exhibit my work nationally and internationally. I studied painting in Florence and then lived there for many years. Mi sento a casa in Italia!
Why the Owner Chose Santo Spirito:
I am an artist and I studied painting in Florence. It is my home away from home after having lived there for many years. Santo Spirito is my favorite neighborhood in Florence. I love how authentic it is--buying veggies in the local market after popping in to see Masaccio's frescoes at the Brancacci Chapel. Heaven!!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The apartment has a lovely cross breeze, and you can hear the sounds of the church bells throughout. The sense of spaciousness and light is refreshing. The benefit of renovating an apartment in Italy is that you can choose from the best materials while maintaining the original features. I love the typical wood-beamed ceiling and the terracotta floors.
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View Into Kitchen
Bathroom with Tub
Second Bedroom Window View
View of Via Della Chiesa from Living Room Windows
Painting Inside Apartment
Daily Vegetable Market in Santo Spirito
Arno River, 5 min walk from apartment
San Miniato al Monte, 15 min walk from apartment
Bedroom Window View
Street View from Living Room
In the neighborhood
Santo Spirito, 5 min from apartment
Duomo, 10 min walk from apartment
View from San Miniato al Monte, 15 min walk from apartment
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