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Villa rentals in Tuscany - Florence - Svevo Apartment
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Svevo 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
Amenities:
ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Air Conditioning
City Views
Daily cleaning
Dishwasher
DVD Player
Hairdryer
Heating
Hi-FI System
Satellite TV
Washing machine

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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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Svevo 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.

 

Svevo Apartment Description (41 sq. m. - sleeps 2)

One enters this delightful apartment via a small entrance hall with a pretty painted storage cupboard to one side. An open archway leads into the living-dining area (air conditioning unit), which is furnished in pretty greens and yellows to give an air of jolly cosiness. There is a two-seater sofa furnished in a pretty golden yellow and a round table that sites four. The chairs are covered in a bright green and blue pattern.

The room is very luminous and faces south onto Via de' Bardi. The kitchenette is situated in and alcove which looks out onto the living room and has a counter with two electric rings and a small fridge and cabinet cupboards. Adjacent to the living room is the pretty double bedroom (air conditioning unit), with its floral-print fabrics and parquet flooring. Next to the bedroom there is a dressing area with a built in cupboard which provides excellent hanging and storing space.

The bathroom is decorated in pretty blue and white tiles and has a bath-tub and hand shower and a large window. The apartment has an armoured door, central heating, telephone, satellite TV and buzzer, electric stove, and comes supplied with two sets of linen and towels. There is a lift and day-time porter service.



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Features

  • 1 Double bedroom
  • Large wardrobe
  • 1 Large Bathroom with window
  • Fully equipped kitchen area with 2 ring electric cooker, fridge, microwave, American coffee maker, toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone and satellite TV
  • Air conditioning in the bedroom and in the living room
  • Central heating
  • Armoured door and elevator
  • On request: DVD player, CD player, answering machine, baby crib, high chair, weekly / daily cleaning
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