External Description: Located on the fourth floor, with elevator and 20 steps to climb, of a building on Borgo San Jacopo, just 10 meters from the Pontevecchio, 100 meters from Piazza Pitti and just a short 5 minutes walk from Piazza Santa Spirito and the Boboli Gardens. Furthermore, the apartment provides a wonderful view of the monuments of the city. Near the apartment you will find any kind of shop, bar or restaurant you might ever need. Internal Description: Recently refurbished apartment in a combination of modern and classic style (120 sq.mt /1290 sq.ft terraces excluded) with 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 3 people and has 3 bathrooms. Inside the apartment, guests will find themselves in the spacious and bright living room with an amazing view of the Pontevecchio, the Arno River, and access to the panoramic terrace, perfect for outdoor dining. Then there is the well furnished kitchen leading to the second terrace towards Piazza Pitti. From that terrace, some steps to climb will lead you to the stunning panoramic third roof top terrace which has a full 360° degree view of the Florence skyline: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo della Signoria, the Duomo, Giotto's belltower, Piazza Pitti and all the hills beyond. The master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom with shower, an ancient dresser, while the spacious wardrobes are in the opposite corridor. The room offers a beautiful view over the Duomo and Piazza Signoria and direct access to the panoramic terrace with views of the Ponte Vecchio. The second double bedroom with queen size bed (for one and a half) has a study area with fine oriental furniture and direct access to the south terrace overlooking Piazza Pitti. In the hallway between the two bedrooms is placed a single room and a bathroom with shower. The apartment is welcoming and bright and can be rented from a minimum of 4 nights. There is air conditioning, a Wi-Fi broadband internet connection and individual heating. Public transport: Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it Parking: Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras and access cameras (they will show either a red/green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters. Destinations: The apartment is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade. Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths. Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more. Extra facilities: Fully equipped kitchen with 4 burners Fridge and freezer Traditional oven Italian Coffee Pot Services available at our office on via de’ Serragli (please call for costs): Extra bed High chair and cot for small children
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