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Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence

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Last updated: 12/15/2013

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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In the heart of Renaissance Florence, this large, elegant apartment overlooks the Arno 100 meters downstream from the Grand Hotel. The Duomo, Uffizi, and all the other museums and art-filled churches are 10 minutes away by foot, if you don't stop to window-shop along the way. The flat is on the second floor (American style) of a 19th century palazzo, built in the classic Florentine style. There is an elevator. The view, from the living room, dining room, and study, includes the Arno and the 'Oltrarno' section of the city, with Brunelleschi's Santo Spirito and the Pitti Palace, and beyond are the Belvedere Fortress and the Bellosguardo hill, with villas visited by Dante and Boccaccio and olive groves, vineyards, and 600-year old cypresses.

If you look out the windows to your left, you see the palaces lining the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. In the midst of this intense little city, the apartment provides an oasis of spacious calm, the ideal refuge from visiting museums and shopping.

The apartment has a large living room (24 feet by 16 feet), a dining room that sits 10 adults, and an elegant study with beautiful views in two directions.

The master bedroom is 17 feet by 16 feet, with a queen-size bed, and has a large master bathroom en-suite (17 feet by 7 feet), with a bathtub and a separate stall shower. A smaller bedroom also has a queen-sized bed and a small bathroom with a shower en-suite.

Located on the Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, in one of the most elegant neighborhoods of central Florence, the apartment is within a few minutes walking distance of all that Florence has to offer - art, history, culture, and world famous shops and celebrated restaurants. The Teatro Communale, site of many Maggio Musicale and other events, is a two-minute walk away. The main city park, the Cascine, with tennis courts and swimming pools, is a 10-minute walk away.

Just behind the flat is the Borg'Ognissanti, one of the most elegant shopping streets in Florence, with stores selling antiques, jewelry, leather, linen, groceries, pastries, plus Botticelli's parish church. Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, Prada, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Buccellati, Frette, etc., are all within easy walking distance - as are many wonderful shops that aren't world famous - yet.

Many of Florence's most celebrated restaurants are in the neighborhood, but if you want to cook in the flat's up-to-date kitchen, there also are superb butchers, bakers, fruit and vegetable vendors, a fish-monger, etc. The main city food market is at San Lorenzo, which is 10 minutes away by foot, and there is also an excellent modern supermarket 15 minutes away by foot. If you want to explore Tuscany, the main Florence railroad station is a 10-minute walk away. The main bus station is just before the railroad station.

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Property Type

  • 6 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Contact owner for information about elevator access....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Bathroom ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Bathroom ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

                Entrances off of Master Bedroom and Terrace...moreless

              • Study: 1 twin/ single


              • Living Room: 1 queen

                Sleep Sofa...moreless

              • Queen-size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen-size Sleep Sofa (1) There is a high-quality queen-sized sleep sofa in the living room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Hall Bath: toilet


              • The Master Bath is 17 feet long and 7 feet wide, with a large bathtub and a large, separate stall shower. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning and heating controlled by the tenant; satellite TV with DVD player; computer with DSL internet connection; fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, etc.; washing machine' large, covered deck in the rear of the apartment. There are also hundreds of books, including a varied collection of guide books to Florence, other places in Italy, and much of Europe. ...moreless


                  • Books:

                    There are hundreds of books in the apartment, including history, art, travel, novels, who-don-its, etc....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD is 'decoded', so it plays both European and American DVDs....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    There is a small selection of mostly classical CDs...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite TV...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Stereo CD player/I-pod dock/FM radio...moreless

                  • Television:

                    40-inch Sony HDTV...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    20 films - mostly classics (Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, etc.). 17 are in English, one only in Italian, one in French, another in Spanish with English subtitles...moreless


                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Monument View
                  • Mountain View:

                    There are lovely views of the hills just across the river, and there are striking views of the Apennines east of the city....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The three rooms in the front of the apartment face the Arno....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining:

                    Large Dining Room with view, seats 10...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Computer Available:

                    Desk-top computer....moreless

                  • Elevator
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    The apartment is fully heated, with temperature set by the tenant...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    There is a large, luxurious living room, with a view of the Arno, 24 feet by 16 feet, with two large, sofas, multiple chairs, a large flat-screen, HDTV television and stereo....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    There is a large, excellent, indoor parking garage about 50 meters from the apartment....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    All telephone calls except to owner or agent are billed....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    There is a wireless DSL connection available for tenants....moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    'American-style' electric drip coffee maket...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully equipped with pots, pans, cookware, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Fully equipped with china, silverware, glasses, etc....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large, eat-in kitchen with table that seats four....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Starter supply of paper towels, dishwasher soap, detergent, soap for washing machine, etc....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas cook-top with gas oven/broiler below...moreless

                  • Toaster


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        There is a 400 square-foot covered terrace in the rear of the apartment...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        There is a large, elegant public pool in the Cascine Park....moreless

                      • Private Pool:

                        There is a very posh tennis club, with a swimming pool in the Cascine Park....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 8 traveler reviews
                          Season ..........    Euros   | US Dollars |
                          January 1-March 1 - €1800/week | $2400/week
                          March 2 - November 1 - €1975/week | $2650/week 
                          November 2-February 28  .. €1800/week | $2400/wee
                          Discounts for rentals of four weeks or more. 
                          Final cleaning and utilities except telephone included. Damage depost: €350($500)
                          Overtime surcharge for arrivals and departures on Sundays.
                          For each person in a group over five, there is a surcharge of €300 per week.

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                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Aeroporto di Firenze ('FLR'), 'Peretola'
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bar Piccioli
                          8.6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Golf Club Ugolino
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Train
                          'Firenze SMN'
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Autostrade A-1
                          20 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Il Profeta
                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Lizzano in Belvedere/Corno alle Scale
                          109 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Forte dei Marmi

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Tennis and swimming are available in the Cascine Park, which is 10 minutes away by foot. There is a gym about five minutes away by foot. People catch fish in the Arno just in front of the apartment. Just behind the apartment is an elegant shopping street, and all the famous Florentine shops are within a few minutes walking distance. The neighborhood has superb restaurants, food shops, bakeries, etc. The municipal theatre - the site of the Maggio Musicale festival - is a two-minute walk away. All the major museums and art-filled churches are within easy walking distance, as are the train station and the inter-city bus station.


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                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian



                          • view from apartment

                            view from apartment

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Living Room - 3

                            Living Room - 3

                          • Study - 2

                            Study - 2

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Second Bedroom

                            Second Bedroom

                          • Terrace


                          • Kitchen


                          • Via Melegnano 1, Florence

                            Via Melegnano 1, Florence

                          • Living Room - 2

                            Living Room - 2

                          • Study


                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Master Bedroom - 2

                            Master Bedroom - 2

                          • Third Bedroom

                            Third Bedroom

                          • Foyer


                          VRBO #93085

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

                          Member since: 2005
                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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                          • Response rate: 70%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2013
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                          Luxury Apartment on the Arno in the Center of Florence

                          Florence #93085

                          3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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