The Butterflies – in the heart of historic Florence
This apartment in the heart of historic Florence is situated in the courtyard of a residential building on the second floor (first floor in Italy). Its recent total refurbishing includes a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new wood floors, and a complete paint job. From the sidewalk, a small street level gate leads into the courtyard where a private entranceway gives onto a single flight of stairs which lead to the flat. The courtyard location means quiet nights and good night’s sleeps, something hard to come by in busy Florence.
The comfortable bedroom with antique king size bed (new mattress and pillows) is tastefully decorated with a painted ceiling which includes images of butterflies, the apartment’s namesakes. A spacious fully equipped kitchen-living-dining room is furnished with a couch which doubles as a comfortable single bed. The divided bathroom is particularly convenient. One bathroom includes a spacious shower and a sink while the other includes a toilet, bidet and sink.
Visiting the city is very easy on foot. Piazza san Marco, where you will find Fra Angelico’s monastery and its decorated cells, as well as the Accademia Gallery which houses Michelangelo’s David, is just a five minute walk. San Lorenzo with the Medici Chapels and famous outdoor market are ten minutes away on foot, and a 15 minute walk will take you to the heart of the city, the Duomo or cathedral of Florence. Florence is small and you can reach most of the sites within 20 minutes walking, but if you get tired of walking, you can catch a bus just half a block away from the apartment. Close by there is also a shop where you can rent a bicycle.
The closest grocery store, where you will find most of what you might need, is a block away, but if you are willing to walk ten minutes, you can do your shopping in the best food market in all of Florence at San Lorenzo. This is a nineteenth century cast iron and glass, covered market where you will find dozens of butchers and greengrocers with the best quality products at competitive prices. You will find plenty of ready-to-eat gourmet dishes as well.
In the entrance hall you will find a guide to the apartment itself as well as suggestions for local shopping.TripAdvisor property ID 3014397...Read more
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