In the Oltrarno district, this south-bank apartment in Florence is a bridge away from the historic city center. Overlooking the river Arno, the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, and Alle Grazie, this Florence accomodation benefits from being on the quieter, less-touristed side of the river. After a long day of exploration, you'll feel like a local, coming home to dine at one of the restaurants along your street.
This palazzo dates back to the 15th century, when the banks of the Arno River were flanked by palazzi (palaces) belonging to patrician families such as the Bardis. The edifice was modified over the centuries until the mid-19th century, when a famous architect, Enrico Poggi, endeavored to transform Florence into a capital city. He modeled the palazzo after the Lungarno Torrigiani area in order to maintain the classical renaissance color palette of cream plaster and gray “pietra serena” stone, which is visible in so many buildings throughout the city. A daytime doorman is available and each apartment is made secure with a bell and a buzzer.
(78 m2/839 ft2)
Fourth Floor (with lift): This charming apartment has spectacular views from every room over the river towards the Uffizi Gallery. The apartment is furnished to a high standard. One enters the apartment via a spacious entrance hall with parquet flooring. To the left is a large living room with a comfortable double sofa bed and spectacular views of the river, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Tuscan hills in the background. A doorway leads through to the kitchen (gas cook top and electric oven) with a round glass-top table with two wicker chairs. The corridor leads to the double bedroom (queen bed or two twin-beds on request) with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Maid Service: 12 Euros per hour
* Baby Crib and High Chair: Upon request
* This apartment is not suitable for students.
* Kitchen towels, bath towels (two sets per person), and bed linens (two sets per bed) are provided. Guests are responsible for washing and changing linens.
Additional amenities include: city centre, air conditioning - whole house, housekeeping available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, elevator (in building), doorman, broadband access....Read more
Left on 01/31/2002 for a stay in January 2002 | JohnReviewed Jan 31, 2002Stayed Jan 2002
We want you to know how much we enjoyed our month at this apartment on the Lungarno Torrigiani, in Firenze. The apartment itself is near perfect. The grand ceilings, tall windows and excellent appointments were very comfortable. The kitchen allowed us to eat well without having to go out for every meal. We have left behind a small ceramic roasting pan, a whisk and a decent wine opener that we bought - as a gift to the house. The Superintendant, Manager, Doorman, Greeter was very attentive, and gave us great advice. He's a keeper. We'll be in touch when we next need a first rate place in Italy or France.
We simply don't know how the location could be improved. Overlooking the Arno, the Uffizi, and Ponte Vecchio and Alle Grazie, it commands unsurpassed views. And it is so conveniently located to everything that we were able to walk anyplace we wanted. Being in Oltrarno, it was less dominated by tourists, but we never felt out of things.
The door latch on the washing machine needs attention. We ended up having to trip the latching mechanism with a knife blade in order to get the door open to get our wet clothes out. The dishwasher seemed hit or miss.
Left on 06/02/2000 for a stay in May 2000 | Reviewed Jun 2, 2000Stayed May 2000
I can't say enough good things about the apartment, from the beautiful blue and white bathroom with lots of fluffy white towels to the fabulous
view day and night to the custom-designed elevator with its wood panelling
and flip down seat, it was a delight in every way. I wish I had a good photo of that bathroom though, the tile was exquisite. All in all, we felt like we were staying with a wealthy friend for two weeks and she just wasn't there. It was great and easy to arrange. Thanks, I hope to use your agency again soon!
Everything we needed was provided, including a good hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a big drying rack (we did do wash since we were there two weeks) and some kind of bug zapping gizmo that we didn't need to use. We had arranged that my daughter would pick up the keys on Saturday
morning. Although she was prepared to pay the deposit as well, they
arranged to send a representative to us instead on Monday morning at 9 am.
He arrived promptly and we took care of all paper work as well as arranged
for him to return the Friday evening before we left since we would be
leaving too early on Saturday. Again, he was prompt, courteous and we only
owed about $50 for telephone, gas and electricity so got most of our
The only possible thing that could have been better was some simple, clear instruction on how to operate the washer and the dishwasher. There were official booklets for every appliance but they weren't very clear to us. No big deal though, I did not go to Italy to have the consumate washing machine experience!
It was very convenient. We particularly loved the shops and restaurants on
Via Borgo San Jacopo and we ate at 2 great places on the slightly funky
Piazza Santo Spirito. Also, we climbed up to San Miniato and the Piazzale
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