Tasso Apartment - Florence
2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed
Palazzo Belledonne was built during the first half of the Fourteenth century and precisely at a time in which Florence began to expand beyond the boundaries of the ancient roman nucleus. The Palace was commissioned by Messer Lapo a member of the wealthy Belledonne family who had made their fortune in the commerce of spices.
Via delle Belle Donne was at that time an important road which connected the Mercato Vecchio (old market square) and Via Strozzi, to the Porta del Trebbio, the city door that led out towards the north. Although the family was already very wealthy, they were still greatly tied to trade and so they chose this location which was the main commercial artery leading out of the city. With the opening of a new bridge, the Ponte Santa Trinità, with its continuation (now Via Tornabuoni), several important palaces were built. The new road gained importance and eventually Via delle Belledonne became a secondary side street. In the Nineteenth century, the palazzo housed several painter's workshops which is probably why most of the flats have very large windows - the celebrated painter Ingres had his studio in one of the apartments.
Tasso apartmentDescription (130 sq. m. - 5 sleeps)
The apartment is located on the forth floor and top floor of Palazzo Belledonne (with elevator). Four stairs lead up to the front door of this apartment. From the front hall one may enter all the rooms. To the left is a spacious living/dining room with very high ceilings (approx 5/6 meters); to the right the kitchen (with dishwasher, gas fire top, electric oven and fridge with freezer) and the master bedroom with double bed (that may be divided into two twins) and en-suite bathroom with tub and hand shower. There are built-in closets along one wall and a window onto Via delle Belle Donne.
The second bedroom has a single bed with a trundle bed, built - in closets and a windows facing the street. The bathroom across the hall is with a shower stall. Up 11 steps is a loft area with a double sofa bed and a small built-in closet. It is elegantly furnished with a mixture of modern and antiques. There are ceilings with wood beams and terra cotta tiles. The floors are hardwood. The windows overlook the towers and roof tops of Florence.
The apartment has an armoured door, indipendent heating, air-conditioning, telephone (hi speed internet), satellite TV and buzzer, gas stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine, hair dryer and comes supplied with two sets of linen and towels. There is a lift.
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