- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the manager
Romantic and modern apartment with view over Florence located in Florence in the Oltrarno area. Ideal for short term rentals starting from 4 nights. It can sleep up to 3 people, has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Located on the fourth floor, with elevator and 20 steps to climb, of a building on Borgo San Jacopo, just 10 meters from the Pontevecchio, 100 meters from Piazza Pitti and just a short 5 minutes walk from Piazza Santa Spirito and the Boboli Gardens. Furthermore, the apartment provides a wonderful view of the monuments of the city. Near the apartment you will find any kind of shop, bar or restaurant you might ever need.
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Pontevecchio Terrace - 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.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Florence (Santa Maria Novella), 0.5 miles
Nearest airport: Florence , 3 miles
Nearest ferry port: Livorno, 60 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no