Florence Vacation Accommodation - Piazza Santa Croce - Donatello
Description from the manager
The large Santa Croce square outside this Florence vacation accommodation is a bustling center for students, locals, shopkeepers and tourists to gather. The Santa Croce church is one of the most important destinations in Florence, and the best gellato shop in the city is located close by! This charming accommodation in Florence is located in a beautiful palazzo right on the pedestrian-only square, which is lined with shops, restaurants and wine bars. You are perfectly located for visiting all that the city has to offer, as well as having a comfortable Florence accommodation in which to rest and unwind – and share your stories of the day.
This landmark Renaissance-style apartment building has been beautifully restored yet retains its historic character. The palazzo has thirteen apartments, many with views of the Piazza Santa Croce and the interior garden. Although there is no public parking nearby, a paid parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza Santa Croce. The price varies according to car size: 20/30 euros per day.
(139 m2/1496 ft2)
Second Floor (with lift and down six steps to reach the apartment).
Six steps lead down from the second floor to the apartment entrance. The entrance opens onto a spacious dining/ living area which features original 16th century wood beamed ceilings and ancient wall frescoes and views of the piazza from the living area. The table seats 8-10. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave oven. The master bedroom has original 16th century wood beamed ceilings and a fireplace, and is furnished with a queen-size bed (160cm x 190cm) that can be divided into twin-beds. The master bedroom also has a glassed-in sitting room with comfortable seating and windows overlooking the piazza, as well as a window air conditioning unit. The master bath if accessed through the dining/living room. It has a tub with shower, sink and WC. The two additional bedrooms overlook the private inner courtyards; one with a queen bed which can be divided into twin-beds and adjacent bathroom with shower, sink and WC. This bedroom has a window air conditioning unit. The third bedroom has twin-beds with ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink and WC. There is a washer and dryer in the third bathroom. The apartment has central heating.
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.
* Housekeeping: 13 Euros per hour
* No public parking nearby. A pay car parking lot is in the neighborhood, just across Piazza S. Croce. Price varies according to car size.
* The courtyard garden is for the private use of the Contessa and is not open to apartment renters.
* Rental includes the use of the Palazzo's private gym.
* Portable window air conditioners are located in the living room, master bedroom and second bedroom.
Additional amenities include: city centre, iron and board, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, elevator (in building), air conditioning - whole house, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, american coffee maker....Read more
"Tommy's review of Piazza Santa Croce - Donatello"
Left on 05/31/2007 for a stay in May 2007 | TommyReviewed May 31, 2007Stayed May 2007
The apartment was very well-appointed. We were very pleasantly surprised. It was absolutely beautiful with a rich history even including a piece of a fresco on the living room wall. Renee and Francesca were so friendly and helpful. It was very nice to have them in the building in the afternoons to answer questions and help with problems that arose. The fitness center was a pleasant surprise and it was very nice to have access to a phone because we were having trouble with our mobile.
The noise of Santa Croce Square outside the master bedroom window was almost constant. There were only a few hours at night when there was not noise from the square below. The square is very well used and it was fun to see what they would set up there each day, but they did begin setting it up rather early each morning.
The apartment is very centrally located to explore all of historic Florence. You can also get to the train and bus stations to explore all of Tuscany with little trouble.
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