À propos de ce logement
The historical centre – Via delle Terme, a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio. Very quiet and pedestrian street. 110 sq.m. XVth century building, 1st floor, no lift/elevator but easy stairs, 2 double rooms, 1 room/living room with sofa bed, 1 living room with sofa bed and chair-bed, 2 bathrooms.
Very quiet apartment on one level, spacious entrance, kitchen complete with appliances (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, American coffee machine, toaster). Dining room with table and chairs. Spacious living room with sofa bed, armchair and chair bed (single). Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer. Living room/bedroom with queen size sofa bed. Two double/twin bedrooms. One bathroom with a bath and one with a shower.
FACILITIES: air conditioning, free wifi, independent heating, TV, stereo, hairdryer, iron, sheets and towels and high chair.
Child’s cot on request (30 €).
In the Renaissance, Via delle Terme was full of painters’ workshops. The apartment is situated in a former nobleman’s palace and is protected as a historical building by the Commune of Florence. The property originates from the early 1400s and became property of the Altoviti family from 1448.
It was acquired by Uberto di Francesco De’ Nobili in 1485.
The entrance of the building is large and spacious with a lovely staircase that gives access to the first floor. The interior is furnished with antique furniture: from the 1600s there is the church pew situated in the entrance, the kneeler in the bedroom and the pear wood dresser in the dining room. The bedroom door has a precious Turinese glass window from the 1800s; the small glass cabinet is English. The refectory table from the 1500s, in the living room, is the oldest piece of furniture.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As soon as the apartment is booked, arrangements will be confirmed and managed by Carla, the owner of the apartment, while the check-in is carried out by Cecilia and Isabella who will give all the information on the area.
The apartment, with historical value (15th to 16th century) is situated in the historical centre in a privileged position, from which you can reach many artistic sites and some of the most famous places of interest in a few minutes walking:
- Train station FS Santa Maria Novella: 10 min
-Ponte Vecchio (Arno river landscape, jewelries): 3 min
-Loggia del Porcellino ( leather and straw-craft market), Porcellino statue (P.Tacca): 3 min
-Piazza della Repubblica (ancient Roman “castrum”): 3 min
-P.zza Santa Trinita, via Tornabuoni (boutiques: Gucci, Armani, Versace, Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, I. Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel, Cartier, Dior ecc.): 2-3 min.
-Palazzo Davanzati (Palazzo della Casa Fiorentina Antica (XIVth cent.): 2-3 min
-Galleria degli Uffizi: 4 min
-Piazza della Signoria-Palazzo Vecchio(Arnolfo, 1299), Loggia dei Lanzi: 4 min
-Palazzo Strozzi (B. Da Maiano, 1489): 5 min
-Orsanmichele (1337), external Donatello, Brunelleschi, Verrocchio, Giambologna's statues, ceramic tondo by Luca della Robbia, gothic interior: 5 min
-Palagio dell’Arte della Lana (sec XIII): 5 min
-Museo Nazionale (Palazzo del Bargello, 1255): famous sculptures by Donatello, Michelangelo, GiamBologna, Cellini, Ammannati… Byzantine, Etruscan, Roman, European art: 7 min
-Oratorio di San Filippo Neri (sec ), P.zza San Firenze: 7 min
-Duomo, Cupola del Brunelleschi, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, Nuovo Museo Opera del Duomo: 6 mi
-Palazzo Pitti (Galleria Palatina, Galleria Arte Moderna, Galleria del Costume, Museo delle Carrozze, Museo degli Argenti, Museo delle Porcellane) - Giardino di Boboli: 8 min
-P.zza e Basilica S. Maria Novella (L.B. Alberti) - Museo del Novecento: 8 min
-P.zza e Basilica di Santo Spirito (Brunelleschi): 9 min
-Basilica del Carmine (ciclo di affreschi di Masaccio): 14 min
-Basilica San Lorenzo-Biblioteca Laurenziana-Cappelle Medicee (Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello): 9 min
-Mercato Di San Lorenzo (food shops, restaurants, leather market, clothes, souvenirs...): 10 min
-Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (Michelozzo, 1445, modern palace prototype): 10 min
-Basilica Santa Croce (Arnolfo: big Italians Pantheon, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, L. B. Alberti, Foscolo, Alfieri, Rossini's tombs), frescos by Giotto, Cappella dei Pazzi (Brunelleschi), Cenacolo…9 min
-Galleria dell’Accademia (David and Prigioni by Michelangelo, Ratto Sabine Giambologna, Pinacoteca, Gipsoteca, Museo degli Strumenti Musicali…): 14 mi-Museo di San Marco: (Beato Angelico, Convento di Michelozzo…) 15 min
-P.zza SS: Annunziata (Brunelleschi, 1419 prototype of renaissance and modern architecture), Basilica SS: Annunziata: 15-20 min
-Museo Archeologico Nazionale (2nd Egyptian collection after Torino, cultures Villanoviana, Paleoveneta, Greek, Etruscan, Roman)
Other famous places reachable 30- 60 min walking or by bus:
- Piazzale Michelangelo-Basilica di San Miniato (Romanic style, 1013): wonderful panorama
- Villa e Giardino Bardini (panorama)
- Forte di Belvedere (Buontalenti, 1590), exhibitions, panorama- via San Leonardo
- Parco della Musica (Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera) - Parco delle Cascine – Stazione Leopolda
- Fortezza da Basso (Congress center, exhibitions, expos), 1534, Antonio da Sangallo
- Fiesole , wonderful panorama, Etruscan tombs, Teatro Romano (summer shows), Roman baths, archeological museum - Villa Medici (1451, Michelozzo o L.B. Alberti, Renaissance villas prototype, other villas spread in the hills.
- Settignano: panorama, Renaissance villas and gardens – Villa Medicea della Gamberaia (italian garden)
- Itinerario Ville Medicee (UNESCO heritage)
Garage under the apartment.
Europcar, Hertz and Avis 5-10 minutes on foot.
Bus stops 2 minutes on foot (C1, C2, C3).
Free check-in from 2pm until 7.30pm.
Please note that as the accommodation is not a hotel we kindly ask you to arrange an appointment with Cecilia or Isabella for your check-in.
Once you've made an appointment, if you arrive more than 1 hour late without informing, you'll have to pay 25 € supplement.
Supplements for check-in outside regular hours:
€25 for check-in after 7.30pm
€40 for check-in after 10.00pm
€80 for check-in from midnight until 2.00am
Check-out is free from 8.30am onwards. If you wish to check-out before this time there is a supplement of €25.
PAPERWORK AND LOCAL TAXES
At check-in, guests will be asked for their documents for notification to the authorities and to sign a lease contract, as required by Italian law.
Also required is payment of €2.50 per person per night (up to 7 nights and for those over the age of 12) which is paid to the Commune of Florence. Those who are attending relatives in hospital are excluded from the payment.
The apartment is situated in a pedestrian zone, accessible by car only by booking with the next-door garage.
Smoking is forbidden.
Complete care of the furniture, respect for others living nearby and punctuality are essential.
Pets are allowed provided that they are used to being in apartments.
There is an extra cleaning fee of €50 if the apartment is left very dirty and with rubbish/garbage.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.