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Enjoy the terrace with table, 4 chairs, umbrella.

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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FLORENCE ITALY PERFECT MEDICI APARTMENT
This beautiful Florence vacation rental apartment will make you think you stepped onto a picturesque Italian movie set when you enter the neighborhood behind the Boboli Gardens known as the 'Bobolino', or little Boboli Gardens. The tranquil Boboli Gardens were the private grounds of the Medici family's Pitti Palace, when this powerful family reigned supreme during the Renaissance. The 15th century wall that encloses these gardens, Florence's only central public gardens, runs directly behind the apartment. It is about an 10-minute walk down to Piazzale Porta Romana where there is a public entrance to the Boboli Gardens. To the east is the glorious walk up Viale Niccolo Macchiavelli to the million dollar view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Set among a few small quiet streets are two-story residences that were built in the 1920's. This is a very elegant, quiet neighborhood unknown to most tourists.

Location
The Medici apartment is located on a picturesque lane off a small quiet street. As you walk down the lane you'll see the 15th century stone walls of the Boboli Gardens directly in front of you. The street is less then one block long and dead-ends at the ancient wall. It's a 15- minute walk to the Pitti Palace or the lively Piazza Santo Spirito which has many excellent restaurants and a daily outdoor produce market. The Ponte Vecchio is a 25 minute walk. This is an ideal location if you want to be outside the crowded historic center and don't mind walking. During daylight hours there is a shortcut through the grounds of the nearby Art Academy which shaves a few minutes off the walk. At night, after dinner out, you might want to take a taxi back to the apartment if your feet are crying for mercy after a long day of sightseeing!

For families with young children there is the playground for toddlers on the art academy grounds, something that you won't find in the historic center.

Exterior
The Medici apartment is in a small building containing only two apartments. The Medici apartment is the lower of the two units but is one up from street level. Enjoy meals on the terrace and scenic views of the Tuscan hills from the living room windows. There is ample on-street metered parking in the neighborhood which is very reasonably priced when compared to the high price to park a car within the downtown area of Florence.

Interior
A terrace is a 'must have' for some of our guests and the Medici apartment has a lovely outdoor space. It's an ideal place to enjoy summer meals. There is a patio table with umbrella. It is accessed thru French doors off the kitchen.

The living room has a very large window that overlooks the lane. In the spring and summer enjoy seeing the neighbor's mature wisteria vine in bloom. In the distance are views of the gentle hills that surround the outskirts of Florence, dotted with stately villas. The lush vegetation and bucolic setting will make you feel like you're in the countryside even though you're a reasonable walk away to the famous sites like the Duomo, the David and the Ponte Vecchio! The living room has two small sofas. If you want to just sit and relax at home, there is plenty of reading light from the lamps next to the sofas. In the corner of the living room is a dining table and four chairs. Gaze out the living room window and you'll see the ancient walls of the Boboli Gardens immediately to your right.

The apartment was upgraded with air conditioning in 2013.

The master bedroom has windows opening onto the back garden and patio. The second bedroom has a large window that overlooks the lane. Both bedrooms have large armoires with ample clothing storage space. For a fifth person an extra twin bed can be set up in the living room, upon request.

The eat-in kitchen has French doors that open onto the terrace. Throughout the floors are handsome original polished terracotta tiles. You'll find this kitchen to be a delight to cook in. On the other hand, you're in Florence and on vacation, so chances are you'll be eating out at the many nearby excellent restaurants most days. However, the wonderful selection of fresh seasonal ingredients might tempt you to cook at home. Just at the edge of the neighborhood in the Piazza Porta Romana are a few daily produce stands that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, so handy if you need a few last-minute items. There's even one of Florence's few remaining tripe vendors at this location, if you care try this Florentine speciality!

The bathroom has a fully enclosed shower, sink, toilet and bidet. There is a second bathroom outside in a small building on the terrace, it has a sink, shower and toilet. The second bathroom is accessed out the kitchen doors.

Please see the link below for more photos & information, map showing the location.

Keywords: Florence Apartment with Terrace

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Second bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    2 single beds can be pushed together if you prefer...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

    Folding single hassock bed in the living room. ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Folding Single bed (2), Baby Cribs (1). Portable crib available upon request, fee applies....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd bathroom is in little building outside on the terrace ...moreless

  • Shower, sink, toilet, bidet

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    The washing machine has a drying function....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Inexpensive on-street parking. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$160
$1,006

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$140
$886

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$160
$1,006

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$160
$1,006

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property service fee $28.10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $561.91

Notes:

*Prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the rates on our website. Florence Hospitality tax paid onsite.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

Directly behind the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens.

 

Manager info

Italy Perfect

Year Purchased: 2004

About: This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love Italy as much as we do. We offer online booking and a variety of payment options: VISA, MasterCard, check, wire or cash. We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
From the first time we saw this apartment, while it was still being remodeled, we fell in love with it and the dreamy location which is a small slice of the Tuscan countryside in a city location: peaceful and quiet yet walkable to hustle and bustle of the city center and the historic sites.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The patio is a wonderful retreat from busy days spend sightseeing in Florence. Enjoy long walks uphill for stunning views of Florence from famed Piazzale Michelangelo. The apartment is very comfortable and nicely furnished.


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Photos

  • Enjoy the terrace with table, 4 chairs, umbrella.

    Enjoy the terrace with table, 4 chairs, umbrella.

  • Dining table in the living room.

    Dining table in the living room.

  • Second bedroom has two single beds. Large window overlooking quiet lane.

    Second bedroom has two single beds. Large window overlooking quiet lane.

  • Entry foyer with living room on left, master bedroom on right.

    Entry foyer with living room on left, master bedroom on right.

  • Folding hassock bed in the living room opens to a single bed.

    Folding hassock bed in the living room opens to a single bed.

  • Apartment entrance is on a cute, quiet street with charming townhouses

    Apartment entrance is on a cute, quiet street with charming townhouses

  • Another view of the kitchen.

    Another view of the kitchen.

  • Bathroom has fully enclosed shower with sliding doors.

    Bathroom has fully enclosed shower with sliding doors.

  • Second bathroom has a toilet, shower, sink. It is in building on the terrace.

    Second bathroom has a toilet, shower, sink. It is in building on the terrace.

  • Florence Medici apartment floor plan

    Florence Medici apartment floor plan

  • Take leisurely strolls through the majestic Boboli Gardens nearby

    Take leisurely strolls through the majestic Boboli Gardens nearby

  • Shop for fresh produce daily, there are a few stalls at Piazza Santo Spirito

    Shop for fresh produce daily, there are a few stalls at Piazza Santo Spirito

  • Living room has two love seats, large window.

    Living room has two love seats, large window.

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed. Large window opens to terrace.

    Master bedroom with queen size bed. Large window opens to terrace.

  • You can push the single beds together if you prefer.

    You can push the single beds together if you prefer.

  • The terrace is off the kitchen. Bathroom and bedroom windows overlook it.

    The terrace is off the kitchen. Bathroom and bedroom windows overlook it.

  • Here is the folding hassock bed in the living room open for sleeping.

    Here is the folding hassock bed in the living room open for sleeping.

  • Eat-in kitchen opens to the terrace. Kitchen is fully equipped.

    Eat-in kitchen opens to the terrace. Kitchen is fully equipped.

  • Bathroom has fully enclosed shower, toilet, sink, bidet, hairdryer

    Bathroom has fully enclosed shower, toilet, sink, bidet, hairdryer

  • The second bathroom is in a small building outside on the terrace.

    The second bathroom is in a small building outside on the terrace.

  • Gaze up at the ancient Boboli Garden walls as you soak up sun on the terrace

    Gaze up at the ancient Boboli Garden walls as you soak up sun on the terrace

  • Wander up to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy breathtaking views of Florence

    Wander up to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy breathtaking views of Florence

  • A favorite deli on Via Romana has an excellent selection of prepared foods

    A favorite deli on Via Romana has an excellent selection of prepared foods

  • Venture out to the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting.

    Venture out to the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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