Lovely Apt. W/Grand Piano in Oltrarno Near Pitti Palace(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)
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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Member since: 2008
- 110 m²
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Munic. fee x/pers. x/nt. $3
- Clean up $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
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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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.
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.
- Primary: +39 055-2298620
- Secondary: +39 333-5490573 (Italy)
Links to more information:
Bathroom off study / bedroom
The beginning of Via Romana, from Porta Romana.
Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall
Fireworks over the Ponte Vecchio
Castello di Meleto, in the Chianti, just a few kilometers away
Master bedroom on quiet courtyard. Large queen-size bed.
Study / bedroom
Study/bedroom with sofa bed pulled out.
Bathroom off study / bedroom
View from study window
A rare snowfall over Florence
The Boboli Garden, just next door
Duomo and Giotto's bell tower at dawn
Statues in Piazza Signoria, site of the Town Hall
Saffredi, one of the Pupille Estate's vineyards
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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