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Lovely Apt. W/Grand Piano in Oltrarno Near Pitti Palace

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)

This is a lovely, elegant and quiet apartment, totally renovated with central heating, central AC (just installed a $10,000 system!) and with new appliances, in the heart of Florence. Yes, 7 min. walk from the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno River, and you will be so,
so, so happy not to be living in the middle of the mobs of tourists and selfie-stick vendors. Oltrarno is by far the best, least touristy neighbourhood. We are at Via Romana 29, 50 meters from the entrance to the Boboli Gardens, next door to the Pitti Palace.

It consists of an entrance and living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a table for four, two bedrooms (one with a baby grand piano), two bathrooms and a closet room, central heating, telephone, washer, TV with VCR & DVD player, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, hi-speed we-fi internet and insect screens on the windows.

My wife and I came to Italy in 1973, when I began work as a photographer. Our pianist/composer son, William, who was born and raised in Italy, lived in this flat a couple of years before deciding to seek his fortune back in the U.S.A.

Florence needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that Unesco (the cultural branch of the United Nations) did a study 15 years ago which declared that 60% of the world's artistic heritage is on Italian soil. 30% of that is in Florence alone. But if that isn't enough to tickle your fancy, remember the Chianti vineyards within 30 min. drive, the towns of Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo and Pisa, the beaches of Viareggio and the Maremma, all easy drives on excellent roads. Florence is only a 90 min. train ride from Rome on the high-speed trains and Umbria is the region just south of Tuscany. So within two hours you can reach Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi and that magical town Todi, where we also rent a home (see Listing 215677).

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 110 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    $10,000 central AC system just installed!...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking:

    We can point you to free parking spots only a kilometre away from the apartment....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Highest speed wifi available in Italy!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Munic. fee x/pers. x/nt. $3
  • Clean up $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

The $500 due when booking for short stays is the security/holding fee. This will be returned within one week of departure minus the $100 clean up fee, phone-line usage and any heating cost (metered) in the cold months. The rental fee itself is due 2 months prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence Peretola Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Circolo Golf Ugolino, Impruneta
1 Miles
Nearest Train
S. M. Novella
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1 Highway
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Abetone
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Elba Island and Grosseto coast line

Car: Not Necessary

If you feel you need a jaunt in the countryside, please know that a 10-minute drive will

see you surrounded by vineyards in the Chianti area with lots of wine-tasting possibilites. You can also easily make day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Arezzo and other Tuscan towns.

Rome or Bologna are only a 100-minute train ride away.

From our side of the city joggers will be able to run in open countryside, which begins only 3km from our place.

You might consider a stay in Umbria, the region just south of Tuscany, with jewels such

as Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto to discover. We have a home in Todi.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My wife, Lynn, and I moved to Italy way back in 1973 after graduating from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where we met. I'm a photographer and Lynn teaches English. We bought this apartment for our two children William and Alice, but they have chosen to seek their fortunes elsewhere. William, a pianist and composer, lives in NYC and Alice, a dancer and choreographer, lives in London.

Why the Owner Chose Palazzo Pitti (Florence, Italy):
This is a particularly choice location. It is only 100 yards from the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens and on the Oltrarno side of the river, a neighborhood much less touristy and full of artisans workshops and markets. Still, it's only a 7 min. walk to the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It is a spacious and quiet apartment, completely refurbished with all the amenities, including a great collection of music, a Yamaha C2 piano, and VHSs and DVDs in English for your evening entertainment.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Entrance

    Entrance

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Study/ bedroom

    Study/ bedroom

  • Storage room

    Storage room

  • Bathroom off study / bedroom

    Bathroom off study / bedroom

  • The beginning of Via Romana, from
Porta Romana.

    The beginning of Via Romana, from Porta Romana.

  • Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall

    Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall

  • Michelangelo's David

    Michelangelo's David

  • Fireworks over the Ponte Vecchio

    Fireworks over the Ponte Vecchio

  • Castello di Meleto, in the Chianti, just a few kilometers away

    Castello di Meleto, in the Chianti, just a few kilometers away

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom on quiet courtyard.  Large queen-size bed.

    Master bedroom on quiet courtyard. Large queen-size bed.

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Study / bedroom

    Study / bedroom

  • Study/bedroom with sofa bed pulled out.

    Study/bedroom with sofa bed pulled out.

  • Bathroom off study / bedroom

    Bathroom off study / bedroom

  • View from study window

    View from study window

  • A rare snowfall over Florence

    A rare snowfall over Florence

  • The Boboli Garden, just next door

    The Boboli Garden, just next door

  • Duomo and Giotto's bell tower at dawn

    Duomo and Giotto's bell tower at dawn

  • Statues in Piazza Signoria,
site of the Town Hall

    Statues in Piazza Signoria, site of the Town Hall

  • Saffredi, one of the Pupille Estate's vineyards

    Saffredi, one of the Pupille Estate's vineyards

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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