Florence Palace - Taurus Apartment
Tuscany - Florence
Florence Palace - Taurus Apartment - Florence
1 Bedroom – Terrace
Location and Surrounding Area. This romantic apartment is on the top floor of a stunning, historical building right in the centre of magical Florence. It overlooks the famous Piazza Santa Croce with its leather goods on display and the beautiful Basilica with frescoes by Giotto. This Basilica is the chosen resting place of many illustrious Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and a romantic's paradise. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches house some of the world's greatest artistic treasures. The Piazza del Duomo is one of the most visited places in Europe. Piazza del Duomo is home to the magnificent Cathedral with Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry, which are all part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historical centre of Florence. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo is the largest building in Medieval Europe and Brunelleschi's Dome is not only a masterpiece of engineering but also the largest brick dome in the world. The octagonal St. John's Baptistry is one of the oldest buildings in Florence and is a marvellous example of the rich Florentine Romanesque style. The Bell Tower next to the cathedral was designed by Giotto and the climb up its 414 steps is well worth the effort for the astounding view from the top over Florence and the surrounding hills. The Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a wander through the pretty streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the River Arno. Florence is also home to designer shopping and fine wine and dining experiences. Thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by a delicious, local Chianti wine.
If you fancy a drive out the fabled rolling hills of Tuscany, as painted by many a Renaissance master, take a trip to Siena or through the vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world. The whole area is steeped in history with unchanged, medieval towns perched on hillsides, the unforgettable San Gimignano with its high medieval towers and Suvereto, arguably one of Italy's most beautiful villages. You'll find silvery olive groves and picturesque fields full of poppies and sunflowers. Cypress trees line the sun-dappled lanes and the property is also within easy reach of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena and the medieval hilltop towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Florence's Amerigo Vespucci international airport is only 5 km from the city centre. The apartment is just around the corner from shops, restaurants, bars, banks and bus stops. It is a five minute walk to the Bargello and a ten minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio. The Boboli Gardens are a twenty minute walk across the Ponte alle Grazie. Siena, San Gimignano and Lucca are about an hour's drive away.
The Property. Taurus Apartment covers 60 m2 on the 3rd floor with easy access via a lift plus a gorgeous terrace overlooking the rooftops of Florence and across to the hills beyond. This tastefully decorated apartment is ideal for a couple and offers a stylish double bedroom with a king size bed and a luxurious bathroom in Carrara marble. The living room has a comfortable sitting area, a desk and double sofa bed for extra guests if necessary. The kitchen is fully equipped with every you might need for creating authentic Tuscan meals to be eaten al fresco on the terrace or at the little dining area inside. Otherwise, there are plenty of local restaurants that offer a home delivery service.
- 1 Double bedroom with king size bed
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Living/dining area with double sofa bed
- 1 Kitchen with dishwasher, expresso coffee machine and kettle
- 1 Panoramic terrace
- Air conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Smart TV; flat screen HD
- Concierge service
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.