The location is fantastic, you are in the best neighborhood of Florence. Palace Pitti is around the corner and Ponte vecchio is a few steps. You are in the heart of the antique city, in its most autentic area and you can easily see on foot all its must-see sights. You do not have to take anything means of transport, just get out of the front door, everything is there at your finger tips.
The apartment is a real old Florentine home. You falling in love with, because it is not a facsimile of an anonymous hotel. The building is ancient in its medieval bricks and stones and the coffered ceilings are of the Renaissance time. The house is restored but every structure and finishes has the authentic flavor of the old time. On the walls are hanged the reprodution of famous paintings of the Renaissance Italian paint. Their beauty will do understand to you, what Florence was and is.
The apartment is on the second floor, it is accessed by renaissance beautiful stone stairs and there is not the lift. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, living room, dining room - kitchen with sofa bed for two, double bedroom, twin bedroom with bunk bed plus an extra bed, (pull out bed from under the low bed). When this bed is out it is at the same level of the low part of the bunk bed and occupies the space in front of this. Small, pretty bathroom and shower that can be used simultaneously by more people. In fact, the rooms are separated. The toilet, wash basin ad bidet are in a room, while the shower and another washbasin are in another room. Those two room are small but they are perfectly useable. Their dimensions are part of the ancient characteristic of the house.
Building composed of strong stone walls, it is well insulated in a natural way both in winter and in summer to make your stay enjoyable.
Air conditioning is available in summer months, (from June to September), in winter there is the heating to radiators.
In the mains rooms there are also of the ceiling fans to further ventilate and refresh the air.
Fully furnished in Italian style with renovated furniture, combines in balance the functionality of modern equipment with the ancient character of the house.
We have another house in Lucca another beautiful Tuscan city you can organize trips combined for a tour of Tuscany.
The roots of all are in Tuscany - from large to small things. In Piero della Francesca's fresco is the spirit of a region that has spent most of his money to beauty and quality. The perfection of the Tuscan culture can be found in a bowl of Ribollita soup , made with cabbage and served with seasonal oil d ' olive oil freshly squeezed , or tasted in a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ; but it can also be found in one of the many free delights of the region , its landscape painting , its thermal water reservoirs , or some of its beaches still poorly understood.
These things are not present in the rest of Italy, but Tuscany has a unique concentration of them. It also combines fierce pride and attention to detail , such as the protection of the territory, complex and irritating but also simple and basic to conservation of the region.
Tuscany is a collection of cities, Siena, Arezzo , Pisa, Lucca , Cortona , each outstanding for its harmony and beauty. Then there are villages, villas, countryhouse, farmhouse, cottage that tell a ancient rural life. This great man's work is identified with the epic landscape.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and this is seen looking around everywhere, while you walk in the historic center. Great artists were born and worked here, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo. The genes of the Renaissance were here at home and have left their mark exceptional. Frescoes by Giotto, the dome and the Palaces of Brunelleschi, the David and other sculptures by Michelangelo, the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.
When you arrive in Florence there's so much exquisite art and architecture, it's difficult to know where to start.
But Florence is a vibrant city, full of fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife and a vivacious cultural movement that goes beyond the old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. Beautiful, historic, full of sophisticated shops and quality craftsmanship, and close to the vine hills of the Chianti region, Florence is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Europe.
Oltrarno is the neighborhood on the other side of the river, the Florence of Florence. In it survive artisans who seek to preserve their ancestral experience. This area is still alive and handed down traditions, this you can comprises walking for its small medieval streets. It 'a piece of old Florence which survives.