A hidden jem in downtown Florence: a wonderful apartment inside an ancient medieval convent.
A hidden jem in downtown Florence: a wonderful apartment inside an ancient medieval convent. A unique and charming location for your holiday!
This wonderful, newly renovated apartment is located on the first floor of a building that was originally a convent. Imagine living in a place where a genuine medieval atmosphere still lingers in the air!
The whole place has been carefully restored according to the Tuscan tradition, with a special attention in maintaining the original terracotta floors and the wonderful wooden beames in the ceilings: you'll fall in love with this apartment the second you'll step foot in it!
A spacious and bright living area is equipped with a cozy sofa, dining table and air conditioning.
The wonderful modern kitchen is set in the very old convent's kitchen, as you can see by the original stone fireplace.
The master bedroom has also been redecorated with great elegance and traditional taste, and features a beautiful king size bed, a spacious closet and antique furniture and mirrors.
A very unique feature of this apartment is its secluded patio, equipped with wrought iron table and chairs: a very quiet and bright external space where to have breakfast in the mornings or enjoy a good glass of Chianti in the evenings.
A wonderful and spacious newly renovated bathroom with walk in shower completes the property.
All in all, this apartment is the perfect elegant and charming location for a couple who wishes to experience an unforgettable stay in Florence.
Nested in the San Gallo area, very close to the Duomo and the Galleria dell'Accademia, Battilani Convent is at walking distance from all of Florence's main sights, and a stone's throw away from the typical San Lorenzo central market and the Florentine leather outlet district, in an area filled with restaurants, bookshops, cafès and workshops.
This property in downtown Florence is managed directly by Apartments Florence's qualified staff, to guarantee you the highest quality of service and assistance during your stay in Tuscany.
The check in/check out procedure, bed linens, cleaning service, assistance and maintenance are all provided directly by Apartments Florence's staff.
Edificio Classe energetica G, prestazione energetica globale 192,5 Kwh/m²
Why Choose Battilani Patio:
• Located in ancient medieval convent
• Traditional restoration: original wooden beams in the ceilings and terracotta flooring
• Wonderful bright external patio
• Nested in the San Gallo area, a few minutes away from the Duomo
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, patio/deck/terrace, gas, shower, espresso machine, bed linen provided, ironing board.TripAdvisor property ID 1997349...Read more
Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Dadof2wizardsReviewed Jun 6, 2013Stayed May 2013
Like many others looking for a long-term rental in Firenze, I spent countless hours on the web hunting for the perfect place. Word of mouth sent me to focus on the Oltrarno and Santa Croce neighborhoods, so this apartment flew under the radar for a while. After weighing space, budget, and convenience, I took a risk on this place.
I could not have been more pleasantly surprise. The apartment is very spacious (especially for just one person); it could probably accommodate a family of 3-4 without too much fuss (the bathroom is tight quarters). Everything is well-appointed and the private outdoor patio was a delight.
Beyond the apartment itself, what I appreciated daily was the rhythm of the neighborhood; not too touristy (i.e. no experience of boisterous, drunk revelers during wee hours of the morning, unlike other parts of Firenze) but at the same time close to everything. Close to excellent ristorante, caffe, gelateria, pasticceria, Mercato Centrale, Duomo, and -- for someone planning to use Firenze as home base for exploring Tuscany -- close to the Piazza San Marco bus depot and the Santa Maria Novello train station.
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