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Villa rentals in Tuscany - Florence - Tower Apartment
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Tower 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

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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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Tower Apartment - Florence

1 Bedroom - Terrace

 

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.

 

Tower Apartment Description (43 sq. m. + 18 sq. m. Terrace - sleeps 2)

Romantic and panoramic, Tower is a wonderful "maisonette" with an incredible view over Renaissance Florence and the surrounding hills.


Tenants reach the 5th floor by elevator. Once on the 5th floor, tenants must open an outer door with the key, and ascend a flight of stairs to enter a living room, which is furnished with a comfortable sofa. The apartment also includes a kitchenette, a bath with shower, and a very pleasant terrace where one can eat and relax outdoors.

By means of a staircase, one reaches another bedroom with 1 double bed and 4 windows - the view from these windows is spectacular. This exceptional apartment is especially suitable for young, energetic tenents! The apartment has an armoured door, bell and buzzer, telephone, hi speed internet, satellite TV, washing machine, electric stove, microwave oven. The heating is electric.



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Features

  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Cooking area with electric stove 2 rings, fridge and freezer, American coffee maker, toaster, microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone and hi speed Internet connection
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning in the living room and bedroom
  • Electric heating
  • Armoured door
  • Doorman and elevator
  • On request: DVD player, CD player, answering machine, baby crib, high chair, weekly / daily cleaning
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