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Enjoy taking in the splendor of Florence with vast views and an expansive terrace. Minimum 4 nights.
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We dubbed this apartment Amore because we fell in love with the heartstopping views and terraces which are the centerpiece of this special apartment.
Florence's Oltrarno is prized for it many wonderful restaurants and fine Florentine craft workshops. The walk up to the apartment is about two blocks and can be made by walking up the street or via steps that rise from the river. A short but steep uphill walk and you'll be well rewarded by the spectacular views when you reach the Amore apartment.
The building in which the Amore apartment is located was once a noble palazzo dating back to the 1400's and then it became a monastery. A marble plaque inside the building lobby commemorates its historic significance.
The building has about eight vacation rental apartments. The Amore apartment is located on the top floor, with elevator. A sofa bed in the living room can sleep one. It is flanked by two upholstered arm chairs. An antique bureau greets you as you step into the apartment. Antiques have been used thoughtfully throughout, just the right amount to give it a timeless feeling without the impression that you've stepped into a furniture museum. The large picture window in the living room floods the room with light. Black out rolling shades can be drawn if you desire. Enjoy whiling away the hours absorbing the marvelous views of historic Florence. A mirror over the sofa reflects light and views all the way out to the terrace which is just beyond the dining area.
The dining area seats four. There are handsome polished wood floors throughout the apartment. French doors by the dining table lead out to the terrace.
The main terrace is on two levels, paved in terracotta tiles. The lower level, accessed off the dining area has a table and four chairs. Views from this terrace faces towards the south, with wonderful views of Florence's Oltrarno area as well as the center of the city. The kitchen window has views out onto this terrace. A flight of stairs leads to the upper terrace which has two recliners for sunbathing, and a small table and chairs. This apartment has views, views and more views! Take in all 360 degrees of historic sites, from San Miniato to the Duomo to the hills of Tuscany. Watch the light as it moves across the buildings and enjoy living with fabulous views of Florence that few get to experience. These terraces will surely be the setting for many wonderful hours where you can enjoy meals, coffee or cocktails under sunny Florentine skies, certain to make for special memories of your Florence stay.
The living room has a love seat and two armchairs. The living room furniture is basic and, in our opinion, not very comfortable. The dining table and chairs are also basic. If you are not expecting luxury but want great views, this apartment is a good choice.
The kitchen is small but well equipped with microwave, 4 burner gas stove, refrigerator with separate freezer section, dishwasher. A nice feature in the kitchen is the little window overlooking the terrace with views of Florence.
The bedroom has a divisible "king", two single beds that can be made up separately or joined to form a bed that is 10 inches wider than a North American Queen and 6 inches narrower than a King. It is nicely appointed with an antique cornice detail and a painting over the bed that lends a romantic touch. Another surprise is the little terrace off the bedroom. This small terrace has nice views too and two lounge chairs.
The bathroom is accessed off the living room. It is up-to-date with a sink set into an attractive green marble countertop, bathtub with shower attachment, toilet and bidet....Read more
Left on 10/06/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | lamprachReviewed Oct 6, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
The apartment was just as promised. The views were sweeping - 360 degrees - and will knock your socks off! It was hard to drink it all in. If you are going for view, then this is the place you want.
The greeter explained things very well and later sent someone to help us open the sofa-bed when we couldn't figure it out. The location was great - very close to restaurants, shops, excellent gelato, and the Ponte Vechio We are in our late 60's and had no trouble walking everywhere in the historical district, or negotiating the hill to the apartment. We even walked to Il Latini, our favorite restaurant of our whole 3-week trip. Don't miss it!
I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to anyone. They were very responsive and sent us lots of good information that I made use of (about telephones, adaptors, etc.)
Thank you very much for your kind review! We agree, the view really is amazing! Please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Our week in Florence”
Left on 10/21/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 21, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
The amore apartment in Florence can be described in two words: view and location. The view from the terraces is amazing and the location is near to the central attractions of Florence, but tucked away on a quiet street. Our greeter was friendly and informative and the apartment is clean and comfortable. We stayed in Europe in Vrbo's for a month and at this price point, the only improvements I would suggest for the amore apartment are: stock the kitchen with some basic condiments, oil, salt, pepper, sugar, etc. and improve the bedding. Italy perfect was easy to work with and even emailed us ahead of time to warn us that the world cycling event was in Florence that week and helped us to make some dinner reservations. I would recommend them highly.
Thank you, Andy. It is so wonderful you could truly enjoy this special place. - Pat, Italy Perfect
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Amore for the view and location!”
Left on 07/06/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We spent 11 wonderful days in the apartment in June 2013 and were not disappointed. It was as promised, quiet and with a superb view from every terrace and window that included additional landmarks too numerous to mention on the website. The apartment is small, and, Italy being Italy, has its charms and quirks which we expected. We made ourselves at home and became part of the neighborhood. The laundry (Lavanderia) in the small piazza at the base of the hill is convenient and all of our clothes came back with the tag "Lorenzo" because I had joked that my husband was my own Lorenzo the Magnificent! (We did not waste our time with the washing machine in the apartment as it takes too long.)
Three places not to miss: Il Papiro on Via Dè Guicciardini between the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace for a demonstration and shopping, the best gelato in Florence at the Gelateria Eporio at Ponte Santa Trinita on the Oltrarno side (it's not too far to walk at any time of day), and please at least have lunch at Ristorante del Fagioli, Corso dei Tintori, 47-r for an all-around Italian experience in dining. The restaurant is small and crowded, but the brothers are talented in the kitchen and aim to please. I'll visit their menu in my dreams.
I would recommend Italy Perfect's amore to anyone willing to settle for just enough space in order to enjoy the best views in Florence. I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect and will use their services for future rentals. Our greeter was wonderful and even helped my husband carry our bags and set up wifi. The one blip that we had, trouble with a window that would not stay closed, was addressed promptly, even though it was not able to be repaired promptly. In no way did that mar our vacation or should it mar this review.
Happy to hear you enjoyed the fabulous views. They really are special. Our best to you and Lorenzo the Magnificent! Thank you from the Italy Perfect Team.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“An apartment Called amore”
Left on 11/20/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 20, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
If you love Florence so much you want to reach out and embrace it, this is the perfect apartment. The city is so close, the view so panoramic that you feel you can touch the Duomo. Sunsets and moon rises are spectacular. Yet while ever so close to the heart of Florence, Amore is incredibly quiet--tranquil, really. The various paths from the center are steep, especially when toting groceries from the nearby (and fabulous) Conad, with high quality take-out and produce. The terraces are ideal for candlelit dinners overlooking Florence. If you can tear yourself away, there are many great restaurants (try "J" on Borgo San Jacopo) and the hike up Costa San Giorgio leads past Galileo's house to the Boboli, the Belvedere and beyond to arceti. You feel like you're walking back in time--but watch out for speeding cars!
If you're traveling alone, you will never feel lonely here. But amore is best shared with someone you love in a city for lovers.
Left on 05/23/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | kellie&markReviewed May 23, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
For our 10th anniversary, we stayed at the amore. It is a beautiful apartment that reflects Florence back to you from every angle in every room. If you aren't gazing out a window, you're catching the reflection of that scene in a cleverly placed mirror - and that's before you ever head outside to one of the three terraces.
We loved sitting with the windows open between the kitchen and the front terrace with views of the Duomo. While one of us cooked (with a view) the other could sit at the comfortable table on the terrace, planning the day while we chatted back and forth. This communication between the kitchen and the terrace was wonderful for preparing meals and still being together!
For sunsets we preferred the top terrace with 360 degree views. We never even made it to Piazzale Michelangelo - the views from our terrace were wonderful and much more private! The bedroom terrace was very lovely for morning relaxation.
The amore is located across the arno, but just up from Ponte Vecchio, so it is easily accessible to everything but just enough removed to provide a little escape from the crazy tourist scene.
For future visits, I don't think we would be happy staying anywhere else but the amore apartment - it was perfect for us and we wondered where else we could find such views with so much privacy and such easy access to everything? Amore has all that 2 people need for a week or two stay: an elevator (helpful for carrying up groceries and after the climb up the hill to the apartment), a well equipped but quite small kitchen, washing machine (dryer is in the basement, we were told), tub and shower, nice linens, hairdryer, big flat-screen TV (though we never turned it on!), sound system, etc.
Left on 04/30/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Jane from Northern CaliforniaReviewed Apr 30, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We spent one week at the amore apartment visitng our daughter who was studying there. The views from the apartment are breathtaking. She recommended we stay on the other side of the arno and we were grateful for that advice. This apartment was out of the hustle and crowds but only a few minutes walk to the Ponte Vecchio and 10 minutes from the Duomo. We hosted our daughter and friends to a dinner where we cooked and they all commented on the beauty (and of course the views) as well as the fact you could hear birds sing. It is on a hill so if you have trouble walking it may difficult. The neighborhod is great lots of good restaurants nearby. I would absolutely recommend this place.
Left on 01/07/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 7, 2011Stayed Nov 2010
We fell in love with the amore apartmentJan 2011
The amore apartment was so nice for our Florence stay. What wonderful views. We were there in November and had several surprisingly mild days interspersed with some rain so we able to enjoy the terrace part of the time. The Oltrarno location is excellent, well worth the walk up the block to reach the apartment where you are rewarded with quiet streets and amazing views. Pat at Italy Perfect could not have been more helpful. Appreciated all the great restaurant recommendations too. And new little supermarket nearby on Via dei Bardi had a great array of good quality foods. We would loved the amore apartment and it's amazing views and hope to stay here again next year.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you from Italy Perfect!
“Fairytale evenings on the roof deck :^)”
Left on 07/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Amore apartmentReviewed Jul 17, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
This apartment is a rare opportunity. The location is superb, convenient, quiet and sensational! The large living/dining room is great for being together, yet the patio , balconey and roof terace offer private outside areas. We liked cooking our evening meal at "home" and dining on the patio outside the living room and kitchen. The pass thru from the kitchen was fun and the umbrella was essential at dinner time as the sun was sneaking around to the west. Teen agers can text/compute out on the bedroom balconey. The really big show was at sunset: On the Roof terrace! It was a little too hot in July to go up there in daytime, but evenings were wow! a 360 degree view and a gentle breeze after sunset with all of Florence and her churches/monuments lighted just for us, we were in heaven. Altho the buildings are old, Air conditioning, small but fully equipped kitchen, elevator and wifi made us totally comfortable. Grocery store at the bottom of the stairs, and restaurants everywhere are great.
Rates displayed in this advertisement are an estimate, the full and official rates are found on the ItalyPerfect website. http://www.italyperfect.com/florence-ponte-vecchio-apartment/amore.html We price in Euros, any conversion made by this advertisement site is an estimate. The prices presented by this website are not a guarantee or a quotation; find the full price information on the ItalyPerfect website. 4 night minimum booking period, except holiday 7 night minimum booking period. The price includes booking fee, transaction fees, wire fees, keyholder fee, greeting fee, and final cleaning. Utilities and approximate E2/pp/day Florence City Tax paid on arrival. Monthly price is a 4-week rate (28 nights) and is available during the months of November, December, January, February, March and August only.
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