The large Santa Croce square outside this great accommodation in Florence is a bustling center for students, locals, shopkeepers and tourists to gather. The Santa Croce church is one of the most important destinations in Florence, and the best gelato shop in the city is located close by! This exclusive accommodation in Florence is located in a beautiful palazzo right on the pedestrian-only square, which is lined with shops, restaurants and wine bars. You are perfectly located for visiting all that the city has to offer, as well as having a comfortable Florence holiday accommodation in which to rest and unwind – and share your stories of the... day.
This landmark Renaissance-style apartment building has been beautifully restored yet retains its historic character. The palazzo has thirteen apartments, many with views of the Piazza Santa Croce and the interior garden. Although there is no public parking nearby, a paid parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza Santa Croce. The price varies according to car size: 20/30 euros per day.
(190 m2/2045 ft2)
Second Floor with lift: This elegant and spacious apartment offers accommodation with comfort and style. The living area has plentiful sofas and chairs, a TV, a working fireplace and three floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the Piazza Santa Croce. The apartment features original 16th century wood beam ceilings. There is a separate large formal dining room with a dining table and chairs to accommodate 10-12 guests.
The kitchen is modern, large and fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster and American coffee maker. The kitchen also has a dining table and chairs for eight.
There are three bedrooms. Each bedroom is spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished with a wardrobe, dresser, and a comfortable seating area. The floors are terra cotta tile and covered by area rugs. The first bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm) which can be divided into twin-beds. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed (160 cm) which can be separated into twin-beds. The third bedroom has twin-beds (80 cm) which can be joined to form a queen-size bed; this bedroom also features floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the piazza.
There are three bathrooms: the first bathroom is tiled in marble and has a bathtub with shower head, double sink, bidet, and WC. The second bathroom is tiled in bright pink and features a shower with fixed or handheld shower head, sink and WC. The third bathroom also has a shower with handheld or fixed shower head, sink and WC. There is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Mid-week housekeeping: Upon request.
* Internet connection: 20 Euros per computer
* High Chair & Baby Cot/Portable Crib: 65 Euros; Must be requested at time of booking.
* Mobile Telephone: Upon request
* There are window air-conditioning units in the living room and bedrooms.
* Rental includes access to the palazzo's private gym.
* No public parking nearby. A pay car parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza S. Croce. Price varies according to car size.
* The courtyard garden is for the private use of the Contessa and is not open to apartment renters.
Additional amenities include: city centre, iron and board, cd, elevator (in building), air conditioning - partial house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, american coffee maker.
Deborah's review of Piazza Santa Croce - Michelozzo
Left on 09/30/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | Deborah
It was great! We enjoyed being in the heart of Florence. We found things to be very accessible within walking distance. Piazza Santa Croce is a wonderful place and full of life.
We were three couples and early into our trip planning we decided to find a place that we could all be together relaxing or sitting together sharing the days events. The villa apartment provided just that and more. We enjoyed cooking breakfast and sharing an occasional meal "at home". We truly felt like we were living like the Italians.
The air conditioning systems were not the best. In a few of the rooms we had to leave windows open to vent the system, which defeated the purpose of using an air conditioner. End result was that it pulled on the electricity thus creating a large expense.
The beauty of the architecture and the rolling hills of Tuscany in the distance. With every turn there was a beautiful statue, church or a fresco.
Albert's review of Piazza Santa Croce - Michelozzo
Left on 10/31/2007 for a stay in October 2007 | Albert
Location and furnishings.
Very loud all night long in the piazza right outside the two main bedrooms. Night lights would help given the different floor elevations within the apartment.
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