Beautiful Florence Apartment Facing the Arno River - Palazzo Torrigiani - Vecchio Fiume
This Tuscany apartment in Florence sits on the south side of the river Arno, with views of the Uffizi. Enjoy the comfortable and characteristic decor of your Florence accommodation, or go out into your local neighborhood to shop and dine to your hearts' content. Of course you'll also be spending a great deal of time just on the opposite side of the river, in the heart of historic central Florence, when staying at this Tuscany holiday apartment.
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.
(77 m2/828 ft2)
First Floor (with elevator): There is an entrance hall furnished with a round wooden table and cabinet. The door of the linen closet is decorated with a painting of a vase of plants. The entry hall opens into the living room which is furnished with a small sofa, comfortable armchair, bookcase, satellite TV, telephone, and table. From the living room, one enters the master bedroom with double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, and walk-in closet. Both the living room and the master bedroom offer spectacular views of the Arno river. On the other side of the entry hall and overlooking the via de'Bardi, is a second bedroom with 2 single beds, and a small closet; a bathroom with tub and hand-held shower; and the kitchen with 4 ring stove, oven, sink, dishwasher, small table and chairs. At one end of the long kitchen is a laundry area with a washing machine and a small broom closet. A dryer is situated in a corner at the other end of the kitchen near the window overlooking the via de' Bardi.
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: Upon request
* Baby Crib and High Chair: Upon request
* This apartment is not suitable for students.
* Utilities and final cleaning are included in the weekly rental price, but there are additional charges for stays longer than one week.
Additional amenities include: city centre, air conditioning - whole house, housekeeping available - extra cost, elevator (in building), doorman, broadband access, american coffee maker....Read more
“Ralph's review of Palazzo Torrigiani - Vecchio Fiume”
Left on 06/30/2007 for a stay in June 2007 | RalphReviewed Jun 30, 2007Stayed Jun 2007
We had a fantastic time in Florence and the apartment was excellent. The house book provided all the information we needed to make our stay perfect. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer!
We loved the location and the view. The Ponte Vecchio and the heart of Florence was only a short walk.
Traffic noise at night, but with ear plugs everyone slept fine.
Nothing like having the Pitti Palace in your back yard and the Uffizi and all the beautiful historic building in your front yard. There were many excellent restaurants an easy walk from the apartment. We tried a different one every day.
“Ramsey's review of Palazzo Torrigiani - Vecchio Fiume”
Left on 06/30/2005 for a stay in June 2005 | RamseyReviewed Jun 30, 2005Stayed Jun 2005
We were a group of 23, spread out over 4 units in this same building. We found the locations and amenities to be perfect for our large group. We were able to congregate and talk and also have large family dinners and breakfasts. The host in the lobby was very helpful and he was able to assist us in getting places and calling taxis and such. You will find the same comments attached to the other apartments that we had together as a family.
Spacious rooms which allowed us to congregate other family members over for food and conversation. In addition our children had space to play during the day and were less likely to be disturbed when sleeping.
Parking was a bit problematic. The street is monitored and only available for parking by residents. This required parking in a garage down the street near the Ponte Vecchio at a pretty steep rate. Florence is not known for its wide streets and ample parking, we lowered our expectations and were prepared for some difficulties regarding vehicles.
Views of the Arno and Florence were great. Access to the Autostrada and other connections to hill towns was eased because you are on the other side of the river. It was refreshing to be able to access all the sites, shopping and restaurants on foot and still have a quiet pleasant location next to the river to return to at night.
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