- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the manager
Vacation rental in Florence in the Oltrarno area just few steps away from the famous Palazzo Pitti and the Ponte Vecchio. Ideal for a couple or a single guest looking for a relaxing stay. It sleeps up to 4 people, has 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom.
Located on the ground floor of a building on via Maffia, a quiet street in the Oltrarno area. This apartment is ideal for those who wish to visit Florence, without getting lost in the frantic tourist life that takes over the historical center. A 15 minute walk leads the guests to all the most important monuments in Florence.
Oltrarno Loft - Windows on Italy
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The apartment is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade.
Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.
Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more.
Nearest airport: Florence Airport (Peretola), 3 miles
Nearest train station: Santa Maria Novella, 0.5 miles
Nearest ferry port: Livorno, 60 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 15, 2014
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Additional notes from the manager
Included in the price: utility bills for rentals up to 60 days, Internet connection (up to 15Gb download), final cleaning, condo expenses and taxes
Excluded from the price: Internet connection for download over 15Gb per month, utility bills for rentals over 60 days (charges based on meter readings), contract registration fee for rentals over 30 days. The contract is in Italian and the fee is equal to 1% of the total rental price (with the minimum fee being 33,50€) plus 30,00€ for revenue stamps.
For rentals up to 14 days all clients will be required to guarantee a 300,00€ security deposit by credit card (Prepaid and debit cards are not accepted) for eventual damages or extras.
For rentals between 14 and 60 days the security deposit is 1000,00€.
For rentals over 60 days special conditions apply.
- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 430 square feet