Hello. You're about to read about a great place, a spacious apartment (130 sqm), calm and almost central, next to a very nice park with XIX century greenhouses.
The apartment has been recently renovated (2011), it has two newly made bathrooms, two bedrooms (1 large double bed + 1 sofa bed) a large living room, a room where I work when the flat is not rented (where an airbed will be placed for the fifth guest in case you are 5; I will make a special offer!), a kitchen and a fantastic porch on the back - overlooking a garden. My partner Federico and I always have lunch and dinner there from april to october! (unless it rains). Breakfasts on the porch are also great in the summer! The house is on the first floor (no elevator), has heating, it's equipped with a washing machine, a dishwasher, an iron and ironing board and it has wireless internet. You can park in the street under the house if you find a spot! (which you normally do!)
The apartment is located just off the city centre, behind Libertà Sq. I have indicated where exactly is the house in the 'maps' section - just click the tag "map" and is the dark green pin. Walking distance to the heart of town, the duomo, is 25 minutes; Bus n. 12 and n. 13 to and from the central station take 8 minutes sharp, while buses to the centre (C1 and 25) take 5 minutes. The flat is located in a non-touristic area; a 3 minute walk takes you to a daily fresh fruit and vegetables market and to a supermarket, a fantastic bakery, a great shop for sandwiches (panini!).
In case you feel like walking a on the less known country roads that surround this city, you only need to walk 10 minutes (uphill) and then you have various roads that lead to gardens, parks, olive orchards; on a sunny day, it's an incredible experience. (Mind the cars that sometimes drive on these roads! - I am posting a couple of pictures). The beautiful Stibbert Museum and Park (on the Florence card circuit) is 10 minutes away and you can reach it by crossing three gardens that will take you there in 15 minutes walk.
We hope you will like your stay as much as we do!