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Pirandello Apartment

Tuscany - Florence


Florence never ceases to amaze. As Stendhal once said, it is the town of subtle allure, where the importance of its most famous masterpieces never decreases. It has provided inspiration for poets and artists and continues to amaze for the gentle beauty of its views.


Number of beds: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Starting Price: Please contact us
Amenities:
ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Air Conditioning
City Views
Daily cleaning
Dishwasher
DVD Player
Hairdryer
Heating
Hi-FI System
Satellite TV
Washing machine
WIne Tasting

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Nearbies:
Florence Airport 6,7 km San Gimignano 52,7 km Lucca 74,0 km Siena 75,6 km Arezzo 78,2 km Pisa 85,7 km

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Pirandello Apartment - Florence

1 Double Bedroom

 

Palazzo Lungarno is situated on the south side of the river Arno. On one side, it overlooks Via de' Bardi, and on the other it enjoys spectacular, if not unique, views over the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Cathedral. The building's original structure dates back to the 15th century, when a myriad of little cobbled roads branched off from the Ponte Vecchio into the Oltrarno, one of the city's most charming and typical quarters.

The Arno's banks were flanked by buildings belonging to wealthy aristocratic families (e.g. the Bardi family) - for this reason their residences were known as palazzi. Palazzo Lungarno was modified until the mid 19th century when an architect called Enrico Poggi was asked to draw up an architectural and landscape plan to turn Florence into a capital city (a role which it maintained for five years, between 1865 and 1870, following Italy's unification in 1860). Poggi wanted to give Florence a look of uniformity and subdued elegance without creating a violent contrast with its Renaissance architecture. He therefore decided to maintain the Renaissance colour palette of cream plaster and grey pietra serena stone, which is visible in so many buildings throughout the city.

Lungarno Torrigiani was included in Poggi's plan and it is easy to see how he drew inspiration from the more ancient buildings on the river's opposite side. The lungarni together with the viali leading up to the Piazzale Michelangelo were meant to be a place where Florentines could enjoy afternoon strolls and socialize in the open air.

 

Pirandello Apartment Description (75 sq. m. - sleeps 2)

The apartment is situated 7 steps up from the ground floor and is serviced by a doorman, and consists of a spacious entrance which is 5 steps up from the apartment front door, a living room/dining room (round table for 4/6 persons, 2 sofas and writing desk). The bedroom, with twin beds that may be converted to a double, is warm and charming; there is a fully equipped modern eat-in kitchen (table for 4) and a large bathroom (with tub and hand shower).

 

Both the bedroom and the living room have a small windows with full views of the river Arno and Uffizi Gallery (among other things). The light natural wood ceilings have been carefully restored, as have the floors which are beige tiles similar to travertine stone. The furnishings are a mixture of modern and antique. The entrance is all decorated with frescos showing spring climbing plants twisting on bamboos. All over flowers prints and soft coloured fabrics. The apartment is supplied with linen, central-heating, air conditioning, dish washer, washing machine, satellite TV, hair dryer and telephone (& high speed internet).



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Features

  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Large bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen with 4 ring cooker and oven, fridge and refrigerator, American coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher
  • Laundry with washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone and hi speed Internet connection
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning and central heating
  • Doorman and elevator
  • On request: DVD player, CD player, microwave, answering machine, baby crib, high chair, weekly / daily cleaning
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