Magnificent Views, Terrace, Historic Center Apartment, Best Quality, Romantic
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ponte Vecchio apartment description
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Romantic apartment has inspiring views of Florence. Top floor, sunny bright. Located on the Oltrarno side of the river directly across from the Uffizi museum. Fabulous terrace.
1 bedroom with divisible king bed, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, large terrace with spectacular views. 463 square feet on two levels with living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower, terrace downstairs. Bedroom upstairs (up one short narrow flight of stairs).
6th floor with elevator. Apartment entrance is up 1 flight of stairs after exiting the elevator. Washer, wifi internet, electric stove, microwave, satellite TV. A/C in living room & bedroom. Building has a doorman.
This amazingly sun filled apartment is at the top of a Renaissance palazzo that faces the gallery of the Uffizi gallery, the most famous museum in Florence, across the Arno river.
The building blends with its Renaissance-age neighbors with grey stone, pietra serena, accenting its classical proportions. The building is locked and has a doorman during business hours.
There are a few steps from the street to the level of the elevator which takes you all the way to the floor below the Torella apartment.
The staircase, 18 steps, is beautifully painted and leads past a coat closet to the main level of the apartment.
The expansive, private terrace is the highlight of the main level. It faces uphill and from there you can see across the river to Santa Croce, Ponte alle Grazie, San Miniate and Piazzale Michelangelo with its beautiful views. A garden in the summer, the terrace has a table and chairs for dining and enjoying the sun and views.
From the terrace, step into a charming room that has a full height window and door on its terrace side. There is a glass-topped table with two chairs, a bench and shelf unit in this room. A pass-through window opens onto the kitchen.
Three steps from this dining room leads into the living room with comfortable sofa, chair, credenza with television. The credenza contains the dishes and silver ware as well as the microwave. Alongside the credenza is also the refrigerator-freezer.
The kitchen is small, but has everything for preparing meals: two burner electric stove, sink, coffee pot, drip coffee maker, electric tea kettle, pots, pans, knives, utensils.
The bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, sink and washing machine. It has an independent heating unit.
The bedroom is accessed up a narrow staircase that rises from the living room. There are 19 steps that aren`t wide, about 19'. Under the steps is the clothes closet and a small closet that holds the vacuum.
If the terrace weren`t enough for views and light, the bedroom may even be more wonderful. A room built on top of the building, the bedroom has an arched window in each wall with a memorable view from each. The bed is a divisible king, that can be organized as separate single beds for traveling friends. If you stay up late, maybe even just enjoying the view, you can close the light-blocking drapes so you don`t have to rise with the sun.
Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:
Pre-arrival grocery shopping
Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
Mid-stay maid and laundry services
Keywords: Luxury apartment Florence italy
- 460 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Elevator to one floor below the apartment.
- On floor 6
- 6 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1) Divisible king can be prepared as a king or 2 twins
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View
- Sight Seeing
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A Room with a View
A Room with a View
Not only does the Torella’s tower bedroom have a beautiful view of Florence, it is as I said to Kathryn more than once, surely one of the most beautiful views in the world. We loved our stay at the Torella - - it was a magical time in a perfect setting! Thank you!
- Guest Ed and Kathryn
- Date of stay 03/07/14
- Review Submitted 04/03/14
Manager response: Thank you for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please visit us again! Italy Perfect
Location is incredibleGuest comment entered by manager
Location is incredible
This was our first trip to Florence and we chose this apartment because it seemed like the perfect place. We were not disappointed. The location was incredible - easy walking distance to the places we wanted to visit and the views!! The apartment had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. It was close to shops, groceries, restaurants, gelato(!)so we did not have far to go for things we needed. Our greeter met us as scheduled (even though we didn't know our arrival time until the week before), was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful in letting us know how to operate things and where to go for what we needed. We would definitely stay in Torella again.
- Guest Val A.
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
AdorableGuest comment entered by manager
Just spent two wonderful weeks in the Torrella apartment rented through Italy Perfect! The apartment was exactly as represented on the website...small, but adorable! We did not plan to cook while there and instead enjoyed many wonderful restaurants all within walking distance, but we did enjoy having breakfast in the dining area and drinks on the terrace every afternoon, The bedroom in the turret and the views from the porch were even better than we expected! All of our dealings with Italy Perfect were a breeze and the greeter/contact person in Florence was a delight. Everyone even handled a bit of a crazy crisis that we had with humor and professionalism both! Hope to return soon!
- Guest Bruce and Jane G.
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Torella is perfectGuest comment entered by manager
Torella is perfect
We stayed in Torella for a week in April and it could not have been better. The booking process was simple and the information provided by Italy Perfect was very helpful and thorough. Our greeter met us at the apartment and could not have been more helpful. It is a cozy apartment on the top floor of a very nice building. The lift makes quick work of the trip to the top and the small flight of stairs was enough to negotiate. The bathroom and kitchen are on the small side but the connecting window from the kitchen to the dining area was convenient. The living area is comfy and the TV is nice although we never actually turned it on. Internet is easy to use and quick enough to keep everyone at home updated with photos. The bedroom is above the living area and is incredibly beautiful. You have 4 huge windows looking out over Florence in every direction. I don't think there is a better view anywhere in Florence. Then there is patio where we spent the mojority of our time. It's wonderful with fantastic views of the neighborhood below and beautiful skies. It's also a great place to listen to all the church bells ringing. The location couldn't be better. Ponte Vecchio is about 1 block away as well as the market. We used the little market almost daily to buy simple things for dinner that we could enjoy on the patio. Cantina del Gelato is a few doors down from the building so you're never far from world class gelato. Lungarno 23 is also a few doors down from the building and has a great burger menu if you're craving that sort of thing. Everything in Florence seems to be no more than 20 minutes away by foot and we had some of our best times just walking through the neighborhood around the apartment. If you are travelling as a couple I can't think of a better place to spend your time in Florence.
- Guest Michael P., US
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
BeautifulGuest comment entered by manager
The apartment was beautiful and located centrally. It is well appointed and the patio is delightful. Our greeter was delightful and very helpful. Great experience.
- Guest Gayl D, Michigan, USA
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
AmazingGuest comment entered by manager
The Torella apartment was amazing and exceeded our expectations. From the cozy bedroom with the amazing panoramic views of Florence to the beautiful terrace which was a safe haven after a busy day of sight seeing. The staff at Italy Perfect are welcoming and very helpful. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The location was wonderful, close to restaurants and groceries stores. We will highly recommend Italy Perfect and hope to be return customers soon. Grazie!
- Guest Lindupep
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
My Stay in FlorenceGuest comment entered by manager
My Stay in Florence
My visit was wonderful. My expectations were exceeded. I felt the website understated the magnificence of the tower bedroom. I had a magical New Years Eve watching fireworks go off around the city - all from the comfort of my bedroom. Florence is an incredible place, and the apartment is ideally situated. I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything went. Italy Perfect is perfect!
- Guest Mike B, San Francisco
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Fabulous location, wonderful viewsGuest comment entered by manager
Fabulous location, wonderful views
Torella was a fabulous location, wonderful views of the Arno River and terrifically close to the Ponte Vecchio, Pizzi Palace and other sites. Easily walked all around Florence, both sides of the river. You need to be very good friends with whomever you travel with, as the bedroom is small, kitchen tiny, bathroom too. Everything worked, although the sliding glass door to the terrace was unbearably hard to slide. The apartment was clean, tidy and in overall good condition. There are too many sites and restaurants to recommend, so I won't. The elevator was quite a help with the luggage. I would recommend Italy Perfect to a friend. Our greeter Christina was helpful.
- Guest Heidi and Terri, Massachusetts
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Best Vacation Ever!!!Guest comment entered by manager
Best Vacation Ever!!!
This was my first trip to Italy. I stayed in Rome, and spent a week in Florence, staying in the apartment called Torella. The location was perfect, and the apartment was amazing. When I toured the apt, I was so in awe with the views from the bedroom windows, I had to call the office the next day and ask all the questions I forgot to ask...my trip to Italy was the best trip ever, and staying in this apartment, Torella, made all the difference. When I return, I will want to stay in no other place but this apartment. Everyone associated was very nice and helpful, I highly recommend this organization and location!! Thank you, again.....Mark
- Guest Mark
- Date of stay 12/10/11
- Review Submitted 12/22/11
Torella was Everything and MoreGuest comment entered by manager
Torella was Everything and More
torella was everything that was presented to us on the internet and more, we absolutely fell in love with the apartment and florence.we were fortunate enough to visit when there was a full moon so the view from the bedroom windows was even more amazing.next time we will visit the supermaket more for prepackaged meals that were very good and microwavable we figured this out a little late but it saves alot of money.i can't wait to come back
- Guest irene and rex, st joseph mo usa
- Date of stay 09/03/11
- Review Submitted 10/01/11
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- Service Cost €150
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2000
About: This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
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Terrace View to Ponte alle Grazie and Santa Croce
Straight on View of the Florence Duomo, Tower of the Palazzo Vecchio from Bedrm
San Miniato View, Second Headboard for when Bed is Split into Two Twin Beds
Comfy sofa and arm chair.
Living room facing entrance to the kitchen.
Living Room, facing the entrance to the breakfast room and terrace.
Dining Area Has Sliding Glass Doors to Terrace, Pass Through to Kitchen
View Across Terrace at Sunrise
Terrace in the Summer with view towards San Miniato.
Nighttime View of Duomo and Central Florence from Bedroom.
Timeless view of the bridges of Florence.
Pastries beckon from local Patisseria.
Bedroom Views of all of Florence from Four Panoramic Window
The Views from the Bedroom are Endless.
San Miniato View from Bedroom
Curtained opening to the steps to the bedroom.
Cozy Kitchenette Has All the Essentials.
Steps Leading Down to the Front Door and Elevator Level. Coat Closet.
Bathroom Has Shower, Washer, Independent Heater
Spacious Terrace with Views of the Hills of Florence, the River and Santa Croce
Terrace view of Santa Croce, the "Pantheon of Florence".
Front of Palazzo and Walk Along the Arno River to Ponte Vecchio Seen in Distance
Apartment layout, lower level on the left.
Local Fruit and Vegetable Seller.
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Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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