- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the manager
Prestigious and frescoed apartment located in Florence in the Oltrarno area. It is ideal for short term rentals for couples or a single guest. It can host up to 2 people, has 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom with bathtub.
Located on the first floor, without elevator, of a renowned building on via di Maggio called "Palazzo Ricasoli Firidolfi": one of the most prestigious buildings in the historical center of Florence. This stunning palace was built around 1470 by the famous Renaissance architect Baccio dAgnolo that also created a majestic interior courtyard, with porticos, adorned with statues. There is also doorman from Monday ...Read more
Maggio Frescoes - 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 ferry port: Livorno, 60 miles
Nearest airport: Florence Airport (Peretola), 3 miles
Nearest train station: Santa Maria Novella, 0.5 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 28, 2015
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- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no