- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
The apartments are located on the second floor without lift of an historic building, Palazzo Gaddi, located in the bright square of Madonna degli Aldobrandini, where you can find the famous Cappelle medicee (Medici chapels). Duomo and Piazza della Signoria are within a 3 minutes walk away.
The building offers the possibility to choose between 6 types of apartments and allows customers to combine multiple solutions if families or larger groups wish to stay together in the same building.
BLUE SKY SUITE (2+2 sleeps)
As you enter the apartment (renovated and redecorated in November 2010, 50 mq) you will find a bright, soft, ...Read more
Blue-Sky Suite lovely apartm. front Medici Chapels
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
There is a garage located just 30 metres from the property, ideal for those wanting to hire a car during their stay.
All the monuments are just within few minutes walking away. At few metres from the flat you have refine shops, grocery, bakery, the picturesque Mercato of San Lorenzo...theatre, traditional florentine restaurants, fashion bars, cafes etc…
The nearest airport is Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola) Airport in Florence about 25 minutes taxi ride. However, flights often tend to be cheaper to Pisa which is only an hour away by car. A cheap bus service (10 euros one way) connects Pisa airport to the heart of the city of Florence where it stops at the centrally located Santa Maria Novella train station. It's then 5 minute walk to the property. Car hire is not needed but there is a public garage 30 metres from the property if you do need somewhere to park a car.
Moreover, Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Siena, Bologna and beaches are all within an hours' train or bus journey from Florence, and train and bus stations are with 5 minute walk from the property.
The name Madonna (mia domina, meaning my lady) doesn't refer to the Mother of Jesus but to another lady, the wife of Messer (mio signore) Rinaldo degli Aldobrandini, and the full name of the piazza is Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini. Her first name was Giovanna (or Bugiazza). She was an Altoviti before entering the Aldobrandini family by marriage. She was rich, generous, intelligent, polite, good and particularly dedicated to charitable works. Giovanna was the signora (Madonna) per antonomasia of fourteenth century Florence. She died in 1395 after having lived over 90 years (a very old age in the era) leaving her fame to carry on her name.
The Aldobrandini are an Italian noble family from Florence, with close ties to the Vatican. Its Roman fortunes were made when Ippolito Aldobrandini became pope under the name Pope Clement VIII. He arranged the marriage that linked the Aldobrandini with the Roman family of Pamphili. Additionally, they were also linked to marriage alliances with the Farnese (Ranuccio I, duke of Parma, had married Margherita Aldobrandini) and Borghese (since Olimpia Aldobrandini married Paolo Borghese).
The Garvagh Madonna painted by Raphael about 1509-10, is the portray of Madonna degli Aldobrandini. In this work, the artist depicts the moment when the Christ child picks the carnation from John the Baptist's hand. The space between their hands is the centre of the careful geometry of the composition. The painting was in the possession of the Aldobrandini family, then in the 19th century it was in England, in the collection of Lord Garvagh. The background of the painting probably shows a landscape near to Rome.
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Last updated on February 26, 2015
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- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- High chair
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Optional
- A/C or climate control
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- 4 Dining chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no