Magnificent Vacation Apartment in Center of Florence
From $96 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Welcome to La Fiesolana, a beautifully furnished vacation apartment in the center of Florence; we have furnished this apartment with care and attention to detail which we hope will make your stay in Florence unforgettable.
"La Fiesolana" is a delightful studio of 40 square meters, located in a historic building, namely a former convent, whose origins date back to the fifteenth century documented. The property is important with exposed beams and a wonderful floor typical Florentine cotto of Impruneta. Equipped with all the comforts, offers customers an unforgettable stay immersed in the history of the Renaissance city.
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The studio is located in the lively neighborhood of Sant'Ambrogio where you can relive the Florence described in the novels of Vasco Pratolini, with its hustle and bustle, sounds and flavors of traditional food and wine, the arts and crafts the most original. This part of town still retains the characteristics of the Tuscan tradition, which can be found in some local eateries, including tripe, in various food products and crafts market and nearby shops. Located within the ancient walls you will be immersed in the local culture, and with the nearby bustling market and its square crowded with people, ideal for sipping wine or a tasty appetizer in the most famous Florentine nightlife. Walking just two minutes you will be in front of famous landmarks like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, with the charming garden of Boboli and more yet. Alternatively, also the nearby urban bus lines 06 or C2 will take you to Piazza Santa Maria Novella station in about 15 minutes, and just a few meters away, located on the avenues, line 13, is reached the picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo where you can admire one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.
Sant'Ambrogio is definitely one of the most liveable neighborhoods in the city. From this district it's only a ten-minute walk to all the major monuments, squares and museums of the city. And yet, due to its location just outside of the most heavily-touristed areas - it hasn't been overrun by mass tourism.
Along the streets of Sant'Ambrogio it's still possible to meet many 'real Florentines' - walking, shopping or simply chatting on the stairs of a church, on a park bench, in a market, or amidst the narrow streets. Almost all of the area's streets are closed to traffic and this makes the district even more attractive for both tourists and residents. One of the most representative monuments of the district is the beautiful synagogue located in Via Farini, built in 1882 by Florence's Jewish community. Also interesting is the simple and harmonious Sant'Ambrogio Church, located in the most lively square and representing the heart of the district.
Florence Sinagogue Sant'Ambrogio is especially well-known among Florentines for its indoor and outdoor daily markets. Every morning in Piazza Ghiberti the 'Sant'Ambrogio' market is held, a great alternative to local supermarkets (both in terms of quality and prices), where you can find typical cheeses and meats, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as articles of clothing, whilst immersed in the very characteristic atmosphere of an authentic Italian market.
In Piazza dei Ciompi (100 meters from Piazza Ghiberti) the flea market is held (open daily except Sunday and Monday in winter) where it's possible to find all kinds of unusual antiques and collectibles at budget prices. And in this same square, on the last Sunday of every month, there's a high-quality (with prices to match!) 'Antique Market' that is very interesting to visit, even if only to browse.
The entire district is characterized by a long antiques tradition and, walking through the streets of Sant'Ambrogio, you'll be surprised by the quantity of beautiful antiquarian shops located on every corner.
NIGHTLIFE - Sant'Ambrogio is famous among Florentines for the quality of its restaurants (Cibreo, De Macci, Giova), pizzerias (Le Campane, Il Pizzaiuolo), and for the presence of very cool and trendy bars like Caffé Sant'Ambrogio (a great place to meet friends for coffee or a cocktail or linger while studying), YAG (a hip local gay bar) and Bar Le Murate (Set in the open space of a former women's prison. Absolutely to visit. Open only in spring and summer).
A special mention must also be made for the local cafés: Café Cibreo and Café Piansa have been ranked amongst the Top Ten Italian Cafés thanks to their excellent coffee.
Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
And something about Florence..
Florence is an Italian city within the Tuscany region. Not only is this city the capital of the region, but it can also be named the Renaissance capital of entire Italy. This is perhaps the Italian city with the riches cultural heritage, if you cherish the fine arts than you will love this city because it is the major art center of Italy as well. Florence is also a city with an extraordinary history. This city has been a tourist center, economic center and cultural center for centuries. Today, there are thousands of people from all over the world who visit this magnificent place. The intriguing Renaissance buildings of the city, the breathtaking monuments and all of the other beautiful attractions of the city are worth exploring. So are the local vineyards and olive groves along the shores of the Arno river. The places of interest within and around Florence are countless, not only is this city the most important one in the beautiful Tuscany, but it is also one of the major tourist destinations in all of Italy.
The history of Florence is a very exciting and vivid one. It is an interesting fact that the tourism industry in the city dates back to the 1700s. During that time your aristocrats traveled through the major European cities in order to receive their education. This has been the beginning of the Florentine tourism industry. Through there have been some downs with the tourism in the city, today the industry is flourishing, and there are thousands of visitors throughout the entire year. The number of visitors a year is several millions, this is no surprise since the vivid history and cultural heritage of the city are major attractions. Florence is a destination which is visited throughout the entire year, even during the winter, when skiing at the local mountains is a popular activity. The peak season of tourism is in mid-summer. If you are not a fan of large crowds, then you should perhaps visit the city during the spring.
No matter when you choose to visit the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence, you will be surrounded by numerous attractions. Strolling at the downtown area of the city will reveal plenty of interesting sites such as historic buildings, religious monuments and many art exhibits. Start exploring the magnificent city with the scenic Piazza della Signoria, this is the main part of the city's historic center and there is an intriguing open art exhibit you can visit. The Bandinelli's Hercules and Cacus are famous monuments which you can also visit while strolling through the piazza. Your next stop should definitely be the Duomo cathedral, perhaps the most popular attraction in all of Florence. This is the fourth largest cathedral in the world; it is a building so remarkable that it was constructed for almost two centuries. There are numerous other churches, cathedrals and other Renaissance buildings all over Florence, the city will amaze you with how many cultural and historical monuments it holds. Aside from them, you will also be amazed by the remarkable museums and art galleries around. Even the original statue of David by Michelangelo can be seen on Florence. The city is definitely the art center of Italy, therefore some of the most remarkable museums and galleries can be found there.
Of course, you should spare some time to taste the exquisite Tuscan cuisine at one of the many fine restaurants in Florence. And there should definitely be some time left for shopping, since this city will offer you the most exciting shopping experience in Europe.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest airport: Leonardo Da Vinci Florence Airport, 6 miles
Car is not necessary