Rooms with a view! In the heart of Renaissance Florence, this large, elegant apartment overlooks the Arno, just downstream from the Excelsior and Grand Hotels. The apartment, with more than 2,000 square feet of living space, is on the second floor of a 19th-century palazzo built in the classic Florentine style. The view includes the Oltrarno section of the city. Beyond are the Belvedere Fortress and Bellosguardo hill, with ancient villas, olive groves, vineyards, and 600-year old cypresses. Out the windows to your left, you will see the palaces along the Arno and Ponte Vecchio.
In the midst of the city, this apartment provides an oasis of spacious calm. All that Florence has to offer—art, culture, fashion, gastronomy—are at your doorstep. You can walk to everything in the center of town in 10 minutes or less, if you don't stop to window shop on the way. Located on the Lungarno, the apartment is within a few minutes' walk of the Uffizzi and the Duomo. The Teatro Communale, site of the Maggio Musicale and other events, is a 5-minute walk away. The main city park, the Cascine, with tennis courts and swimming pools, is 10 minutes away. Just behind the apartment is the Borg'Ognissanti, one of the most elegant shopping streets in Florence, and Botticelli's parish church. There are celebrated restaurants in the neighborhood, but if you want to cook in the apartment's brand-new kitchen, there also are superb butchers, bakers, fruit and vegetable vendors, a fishmonger, etc. The main city food market at San Lorenzo and an excellent modern supermarket are both within walking distance, as is the main railroad station.
This beautifully furnished, air-conditioned apartment accommodates up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms (a spacious master bedroom suite and two double rooms), 2 bathrooms, a large living room (with queen-size sofabed), formal dining room, study (with smaller sofabed), fully equipped eat-in kitchen, and a large, covered terrace ( over 400 square feet). The building has an elevator. At the front of the apartment, the living room, dining room, and study all overlook the Arno. All three rooms have high ceilings, elegant mouldings, and period furniture. The second bedroom opens onto the terrace.