Magnificent Views, Terrace, Historic Center Apartment
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Winner Trip Advisor-FlipKey Award of Excellence 2011 & 2012
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 divisable 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.
- Elevator : Elevator to one floor below the apartment.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View
- Sight Seeing
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Torella is perfectGuest comment entered by owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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 owner
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
Guest comment entered by owner
We were met by Cristiana at the front of the Palazzo when our cab arrived. She was very nice and showed us everything in the apartment, answered all our questions and offered up some restaurant tips. The apartment is exactly as advertised; clean, quiet and well appointed with a lovely terrace and fantastic views from the bedroom. Everything worked well and the airconditioner cooled the room very effectively and quickly. The kitchen is small but sufficient for preparing breakfast. The stair up to the bedroom is a bit narrow but presented no problem. There was an iron and ironing board, a washing machine and a drying rack which worked great on the terrace. Internet worked fine. The location is fantastic, just a 1-2 minute walk to Ponte Vecchio, very close to Pitti Palace and a short walk to the main sites on the other side of the river. It's a nice, perhaps 15 minute walk to the main train station (we day-tripped to Pisa). Nearby Museo Bardini is a little known gem. Buy Uffizi tickets in advance! There is a great little grocery store very close by the apartment (about 1 minute walk). There are many Oltrarno restaurants worth checking out; we only crossed the river for dinner once. Borgo San Iacopo has several trattorie that we visited. The information packet provided by Italy Perfect was the most extensive, complete set of information I've ever received in advance of visiting a rental apartment, anywhere. I would return to this apartment and would recommend to friends.
- Guest David, Austin, TX
- Date of stay 05/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/07/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Italy perfect is just...perfect We were in Florence for a week, after Venice and before Rome, and only in Florence did we find our apartment through Italy Perfect. Had we known better, we would have tried to book through this company for our entire trip. The apartment was exactly as shown on the pictures and as everyone has stated, the views are incredible. The inclusion of a patio was an added touch. We would start our days with breakfasts on the patio, and sometimes even sundowners too. Cooking was made super easy as all kitchenware and appliances have been included, right down to an american coffee maker and also an italian one, and certain food items (e.g. coffees, olive oil) too that otherwise would have been difficult to purchase for just a few days. The apartment had everything you might need, including maps, guidebooks, and a welcome bottle of prosecco in the fridge! The location was just perfect - central to every major site and museum while offering a complete escape from the crowd and noise. The best thing about working with Italy Perfect is that communication has always been prompt, respectful and informative, from before we made our mind up about the apartment, right up to now, a couple of weeks after we have left. There were absolutely no surprises. Lisa is a fantastic resource, both with respect to the apartments she manages and Florence and Italy in general. Grazie mille!
- Guest Lerato & Carey, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Date of stay 05/04/11
- Review Submitted 05/16/11
Guest comment entered by owner
It was a FANTASTIC location. The apartment was wonderful and the location made for some great pictures.
- Guest Susan & Ed
- Date of stay 08/25/10
- Review Submitted 09/08/10
Prices in Euros 5 nights €1600 Euros 6 nights €1660 Euros 7 nights €1710 Euros 1 week €1600 Euros 2 weeks €2520 Includes utilities and mid-stay cleanings for stays of up to 2 weeks
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: 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.
- Primary: (781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
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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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