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FLORENCE - Santa Croce / Piazza Signoria/ Lungarni area

Key features

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Recovered old frescoes on the ceiling
  • High-quality finishings
  • A/c System and independent heating
  • Nestled in the core of the Old Town Florence
  • a quiet apartment in the center with all services and amenities close by
  • Totally refurbished
  • excellent investment for a private user's apartment or for rental business
  • surrounded by the beauties of Florence's history

Luxurious property in the Heart of Old Town Florence.

The apartment is in a 17th-century Renaissance palace in the heart of the center of Florence.   It's nestled between Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza del Duomo. Discover San Giovanni   The apartment is 110 square meters and is located on the 1st floor, reachable by a comfortable staircase, and is characterized by refined interiors and furnishings. It Is composed by : - entrance, - large living room, - dining room - kitchen - 2 large double bedrooms totally soundproofed and complete with a walk-in closet, - 2 bathrooms, one of which is for the exclusive use of one of the two bedrooms. The recent renovation (2018) has been made with much care in every aspect, with cutting-edge solutions in the systems and attention to detail, among which the skillful restoration of the splendid frescoes brought back to their ancient splendor is highlighted. The furnishings are new and elegant, and the amenities are complete. The location of the apartment in the Old Center of Florence is a unique plus. It's literally in between the best areas of the old town: The district of Santa Croce is very popular with tourists and locals alike for its welcoming and familiar atmosphere. In June, the vast square in front of the Basilica hosts the famous "Calcio in Costume" (football festival celebration of the 14th-century version of the soccer matches). Discover Santa Croce   The monumental Piazza Della Signoria is just a few hundred meters from the apartment, and the elegant area of the Lungarni is literally behind the corner. All these areas are much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for their powerful historical and noble character and on the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe. So much beloved by tourists and local people for its friendly atmosphere. It's a must-see for tourists worldwide: the Synagogue and the University Area are just a few hundred meters away, reachable through streets strewn with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and historical artifacts traceable at every corner. The amazing monumental area of Duomo and Signoria Square is just a few hundred meters ahead.   Logistics. Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially on foot. However, there is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get you anywhere, in and out of the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is only a 10-minute walk away. The train station is a critical junction to go all over Italy. From here, trains often leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all major airports. Florence airport is only 15 km away. The tramway takes you directly to the center in just over 20 minutes.
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After a careful renovation a few years ago, this apartment maintains its ancient charm.   The apartment is reachable via comfortable stone stairs. It is composed by : .entrance, .large living room .kitchen .two bedrooms .two bathrooms .terrace/loggia overlooking pleasant interior spaces The apartment is 107 square meters in size, plus the terrace space.   It is in excellent condition and retains the charm of old Florence buildings with high coffered decorated ceilings and typical exposed wooden beams. The high ceilings in the main rooms allow you to gain even more space thanks to two mezzanines, to use as a comfortable study and additional sleeping area. Air conditioning and independent heating system.   It has an enviable location: it is, in fact, in a famous 13th century square in the historic center of Florence, the heart of the possessions of one of the most powerful Florentine Families of the Renassaince. For the suggestion it creates, for its secluded character, for the presence of buildings of ancient origins, this small square is considered of historical and artistic value. In this context stands the fascinating historic building that houses our apartment. In the forms it took following a radical intervention in the eighteenth century, the palace belonged to the Florentine Salutati family, and here lived Coluccio Salutati, Chancellor of the Florentine Republic in the 14th century. This small square is a few tens of meters from the majestic square of Santa Croce, where there is one of the most important Cathedrals, full of art treasures.     Why buy an apartment in Florence (Firenze), Italy? The choice of Old Town Florence for a living can be a unique and fascinating experience. This apartment is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this millenary City. The renovation made years ago followed precise rules to maintain the glorious past's styles, sizes, and volumes. This apartment can be a profitable investment both for private purposes and tourist hospitality activities. There are services of any sort in the same area, such as schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, etc. They all keep the old charm: modern stores and post offices are in old functional buildings with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and cultural consistency.     The location of the apartment in the Old Center of Florence is a unique plus. The district of Santa Croce is one of the historic district's southeast of the center of Florence. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike for its welcoming and familiar atmosphere. The heart of it is the majestic Basilica that gave the neighborhood its name: Santa Croce in Florence. Santa Croce is commonly named the "Temple of Italian Glories," with museums and adjacent chapels where prominent figures such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo are buried. The vast square in front of the Basilica hosts every year in June the famous "Calcio in Costume" (football festival celebration of the 14th-century version of the soccer matches) and cultural events of all kinds. In addition to all this, there is an entire neighborhood to discover. You will find Piazza dei Ciompi and the lively S.Ambrogio market a few steps from the square. In the same area, there are the Synagogue and the University Zone. The streets of this downtown Florence area are full of workshops, theaters, art galleries, and historical artifacts on every corner. The monumental area of the Florence Cathedral and Piazza Della Signoria is just a few hundred meters from the apartment. The Santa Croce district is also famous for shopping. You will find small antique stores, vintage boutiques, artisan stores, photographers, and framers, all in a typical Florentine style.     Logistics. Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially on foot. However, there is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get you anywhere, in and out of the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is only a 10-minute walk away. The train station is a critical junction to go all over Italy. From here, trains often leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all major airports. Florence airport is only 15 km away. The tramway takes you directly to the center in just over 20 minutes. [post_title] => Elegant Apartment in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence, Italy, the Renaissance Cradle. 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Italian Renaissance architecture: homes in Florence

The property is on one of the ancient streets in the heart of the old city, full of buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The property for sale is inside a 16th-century building of high historical value and listed by the Italian Fine Arts (Soprintendenza Delle Belle Arti). It is on the ground floor overlooking a wonderful Renaissance courtyard. Around it, the walls of the Palace preserve frescoes in excellent condition. This courtyard's silence and privacy are interrupted only by the sound of the water of a fountain positioned in the center. The apartment has high vaulted ceilings and retains historical elements brought to light under the floor, still visible after the last renovation. It is in excellent condition, with an internal surface of 167 square meters, on two levels:   At the first level: - entrance, - large living area, - kitchenette. - first main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, - second primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom, - Service bathroom for the ground floor.   The second level is accessible via a short flight of internal stairs. It comprehends: - an additional room that can be used as a third bedroom or, if desired, also as a study - a bath. The property includes a large cellar. The heating system is an independent radiant floor heating. Air conditioning system with individually adjustable thermostats in each room.  

A house art museum in Florence Italy

The building belonged to wealthy Florentine families over the centuries. It shows all the nobility of its history and is an emblematic expression of the Renaissance period. After crossing the mighty entrance door, a vast archway adorned with oversized lights and a wrought iron gate from the late nineteenth century. You can glimpse a suggestive glimpse of the charming internal courtyard through it. On one of the vertical walls of the court, a fresco is visible by the renowned painter of the 1600s, Baldassare Franceschini, known as the Volterrano, which includes an oversized coat of arms with the symbol of the Medici-Della Rovere Family. The well-kept and elegant condominium consists of only nine residential units. The interiors and exteriors of the building still show the beautiful forms conferred on it by the sixteenth-century architectural interventions, which as for many facilities that overlook the street, give unity to the style of the whole context. The Palace appears in the list drawn up in 1901 by the Italian General Directorate of Antiquities and Fine Arts as a monumental building considered National Artistic Heritage and has been subject to architectural protections since 1914.  

The center of Florence: between art and Renaissance culture

The pedestrian street (strictly without cars) where our building is is one of the main routes from the Santa Croce district towards Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria and vice versa. It is of great historical and artistic value due to the - incredible but true - presence of as many as 29 historic buildings, formerly convents, boarding schools, residences of the most powerful Florentine families of the Middle Ages, and then of the Renaissance.   The street is a kind of open-air museum. At every meter they trace historical artifacts of historical value and interest, iconographic presences attributed to artists of the caliber of Domenico Veneziano, Benozzo Gozzoli, Sandro Botticelli and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio. Towards the southern part of the street opens the small square of San Pier Maggiore, today manned by a lively fruit and vegetable market, artisan shops, antique dealers, and restaurants. This part retains the appearance of a small commercial and folk borough compared to the residential and noble one that characterizes the rest of the street.   The location is in the heart of the city. The property is halfway between the Santa Croce district and Piazza del Duomo. It is an area much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for its powerful historical and noble character and the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe. On the one hand, you arrive at the most prestigious monuments and museums of Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria; on the other hand, you arrive at Piazza dei Ciompi and the lively S.Ambrogio market. The Synagogue and the Zona Universitaria are in the same area, reachable through streets dotted with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and hidden gardens. In this district, there is also a lot to discover for shopping: everywhere, you will find small antique shops, original boutiques of Vintage, workshops of artisans, photographers, and framers, all in a typically Florentine style.   Discover Santa Croce Discover San Giovanni   Why buy an apartment in the center of Florence. Choosing the center of Florence as a place to live can be a unique and fascinating experience. An apartment here is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this city. There are not only art treasures but also the most modern services. Schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, shops, and post offices are in ancient functional buildings, inserted with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and historical coherences. For those looking for a prestigious property for proven use or investment for high-income rentals, this apartment for sale in the city's heart is in the right place.   Logistics:  how to move in the Old Town Florence Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially if you do it on foot, enjoying the surprises that you can find on every street corner. There is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get around anywhere, from inside and outside the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a vital railway hub to go all over Italy. Trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and main airports. The Florence airport is only 15km from the city: the new comfortable Tram arrives directly in the center in 20 minutes. [post_title] => Large Apartment in a Historic Building Listed by the Fine Arts in the Heart of Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => large-apartment-in-a-historic-building-listed-by-the-fine-arts-in-the-heart-of-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-15 14:22:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-15 12:22:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40154 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39462 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-11-28 19:21:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-11-28 18:21:37 [post_content] =>

Castles in Tuscany: a dream comes true

A Striking Tuscan Property Near Florence At first sight, we are in front of a real castle with its battlements and the panoramic tower, which offers sweeping views over the Tuscan countryside. The villa has major castle vibes. It's believed to be built on the site of a fortress, in an area rich in historical testimonies, dated back to the 9th century BC with Etruscan and Roman garrisons and remains. The oldest mention dates back to 925, in the deed of foundation of S. Maria ad Acone Church. The strong imprint given by the castle melds today with its eclectic appearance and the contamination of styles that have followed one another over the centuries. The latest renovations with the most recent construction and comfort systems make this property extraordinary and unique, in which the past and the present dialogue harmoniously.   The surrounding land is 4.94 hectares and includes:
  • the main villa/castle,
  • a lemon house (greenhouse for citrus fruits)
  • a chapel,
  • the majestic Italian garden
  • the terrace
  • the saltwater swimming pool, covered with mosaics
  • the pool house.
  The lands are then enriched by:
  • an orchard
  • an olive grove
  • a wooded area with old trees.
  14,000 square feet of living space in the mansion/castle feature:
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • different reception rooms
  • the main living room, which opens onto the terraces surrounding the house.
  And also, the main body of the castle/villa is provided with:
  • an art studio,
  • an ample space converted into a home gym
  • a cellar,
  • an independent apartment for the staff with two bedrooms and a private entrance from the parking lot.

Castle for sale in Tuscany, Italy: why invest in it

Why buy this property It is a truly exceptional property in the typical Tuscan countryside, with great potential in one of Italy's most sought-after destinations for boutique tourism. The property lends itself to modern multifunctional uses:
  • if you are thinking of a conversion of the property for hospitality purposes (boutique hotel or agritourism activities), the property is already well prepared for an internal subdivision into different apartments;
  • the position on the hills, the surrounding spaces in the most absolute are also ideal for hosting small groups of guests to whom the typical services of a Didactic Farm (yoga, pilates, meditation, painting, etc.);
  • it can be a private home for your family for short and repeated holiday periods;
  • it can be the ideal place to retire.
 

The best place to stay in Tuscany for wine tasting

  Location. The property is on the hills between Pontassieve and Rufina, part of the vast Chianti area towards the north, just 25 km from Florence. The area shows the typical characteristics that have made the Tuscan countryside famous all over the world: rolling hills with cypresses, olive groves, and vineyards; farmhouses and farms scattered near villages and ancient churches, small discreet centers, today modernly structured and which coexist organically with nature and the surrounding places.  

Hiking in Tuscany will be easy

  The area is renowned today for many reasons linked to its generous territory and its millenary history. It is the area of:
  • prestigious wine production that boasts the Chianti DOCG mark (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin);
  • excursions through paths to visit Medici villas and castles, ancient farms that produce high-quality wines and olive oil (La Strada Dei Vini), churches, convents, and parish churches of old memory;
  • small and fascinating museums that keep alive the testimonies of the activities and traditions of the mountains and hills (Museum of the Vine and Wine);
  • fairs and village festivals that take place at various times of the year in honor of the typical products and traditions of this land;
  • naturalistic excursions for groups or private retreats. Walking through the quiet of the woods to reach waterfalls and springs, natural reserves such as that of Lake Falgano, capable of giving unique suggestions.
 

Castles in Tuscany: living among historic walls without sacrificing luxury

    Various historical testimonies date back to the 9th century BC, with Etruscan and Roman remains. Other evidence comes from the Middle Ages and then again from the Renaissance, which confirms settlements of monks' convents. Subsequently, the area saw a demographic expansion with the construction of farms and manor houses. Still clearly visible are the evidence of ancient architecture, such as the 11th-century Torre di Monte Bonello and its tiny village. Other testimonies come from several churches, such as the Church of Santo Stefano in Castiglioni, which displays a 14th-century pictorial table; the Church of Santa Maria a Falgano, with a gabled façade with a single entrance portal surmounted by a small eye. Also valuable is the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine ai Fossi, of medieval origin, located along the ancient mule track that connected the two different contiguous areas of the Casentino and Val di Sieve.

A castle for sale in Tuscany near Florence

  Logistics. The property is just a few kilometers from the nearest towns of Rufina town and Pontassieve with all the services(schools, hospitals, centers of worship, sports facilities, libraries, shopping centers, etc.). You can reach these centers by convenient state roads that pass through beautiful natural landscapes that flank the Arno river up to the center of Florence, about 25 km away.   Distance from major centers and airports. Florence City Center: 25 km. Arezzo: 69 km Siena: 90 Km Lucca: 106 km Pisa: 114 km Bologna: 133 km Rome: 267 km Milan: 328 km   Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 32 km. Pisa International Airport: 109 km

Bologna International Airport: 130 km

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Farmhouse in Tuscany with pool: live in a dream

  It is an enchanting farmhouse in the hills, dating back to the fourteenth century, full of history and tradition. Centuries have seen it evolve from a humble farmhouse to a hunting lodge for a noble family of Florence, and then again in a Convent of Nuns, up to the current configuration. In 2011 renovation works started, and the farmhouse now maintains the original characteristic elements. The technical and structural innovations make it possible to best harmonize its past with the comforts and conveniences of contemporary technologies. Today the owner runs the farmhouse in a rather multifunctional way: it's his private home, but it can be also a Bed & Breakfast for extensive periods of the year.    

Interiors.

The internal surface is 434 square meters spread over three levels.   Ground floor:
  • an independent apartment of about 28 square meters, consisting of:
-a double room, -a bathroom, -a kitchen, -a small terrace with access to the outside.  
  • a living, dining area consisting of:
-Fully equipped kitchen of the suitable size to serve large group of people. -area with pizza oven. -dining room -recreation area with fireplace and solid chestnut bookcase. -Toilet.     On the first floor:
  • One suite of 35 sqm (a real mini-apartment)
  • Five double bedrooms each with shower and toilet;
  • Two service bathrooms.
  At the level of the terraced garden:
  • wellness area, which includes:
-relax area, -fitness area, -sauna, -panoramic hydro-massage tub. The refurbishment of the interiors shows high-quality materials: sandblasted porcelain stoneware floors in a wood-like style, solid chestnut fire doors, pipes, and high-level thermo-sanitary systems.    

Outdoor.

Its position in the hills, 470 meters above sea level, allows an incomparable view of the Valdarno valley, dotted with small villages set in a typically Tuscan countryside adorned with cypresses and vast plots of vineyards and olive trees. The property's exposure to the south and the protection to the north of the mountainous relief of Pratomagno make the climate of the place dry and mild in winter and cool in summer, constantly caressed by a soft breeze. The property includes 1740 square meters of the courtyard and surrounding land on several levels, connected by comfortable stone stairs that welcome a lovely garden and a vegetable garden. There are fruit trees and fine trees on the south side with a lovely bio-pool with natural water, equipped with a natural Phyto-purification system, without chemicals or chlorine. It's possible to convert the system into a chlorine or polyphosphates system. This whole area is set in a solarium, sheltered from the wind. There is also a small bowling green located in a secluded space in the garden.   The property has two car parking areas: on the upper level for 4-5 cars, on the lower level, it has an access ramp where it is possible to park another three cars.

An eco-sustainable farmhouse in the Tuscan hills

Technical equipment. The entire property is eco-sustainable and suitable for modern energy and water harvesting systems: Photovoltaic panels for the use of 7 kW / h and resale the difference in energy produced to the GSE interchange system. Solar thermal panels for an average production of 500 liters of hot water. Rainwater recovery tanks for a total of 60 cubic meters with a system connected to the toilet and garden irrigation. The external parts of the buildings have undergone a complete renovation to optimize the functional and aesthetic performance of the buildings: Restructuring of the roof, creating a so-called "ventilated roof" structure for effective hot/cold insulation. Stone/brick and similar Tuscan stone facades re-waterproofed with resin. Original stones have been recovered to finish the beautiful terrace overlooking the valley. Repaved patio with a natural conveyance of rainwater to a single collection grid, so that even in case of storms, the terrace returns dry in a short time.  

Farmhouses for sale in Tuscany, Italy: why invest in it

  Why buy this property. There are many reasons for investing in this property. First of all, it is in tune with the current demand for properties outside the cities, in safe locations, and with large and multifunctional spaces. This farmhouse has just that: an excellent geographical location near Florence, a hillside location with a favorable climate all year round, and proximity to villages and towns that guarantee optimal logistics. For those looking for a healthier standard of living, retiring, or relocating in Tuscany in total privacy, this farmhouse can be the ideal situation. Here you can also continue if you wish, the management of a small accommodation business with several rooms suitable for a limited number of guests, or the organization of a lovely "educational farm" with "light" and not too stressful management. The rest will be done by the surrounding lands, with their precious vineyards and olive groves, the sunsets and fairytale night landscapes, the silence and stillness of the surrounding nature.   Here you can breathe the density of the centuries-old history of the places: originally, this area was a peasant cottage, on whose square they used to beat the wheat and in whose large oven they used to bake bread for families of the whole area. Later, it became the hunting lodge of a noble family from Florence. Then again, it became a convent of the Sisters of Nevers with a chapel still visible today in one of the contemporary rooms of the farmhouse. Add to all this a touch of "magic and mystery" given by the singular phenomenon of the almond tree that blooms in January, when sometimes, only for a few days, the snow covers the surrounding nature. The event can come from the particular microclimate that develops in this corner of the hill where the farmhouse is or, if you prefer, from the mystical and spiritual aura that permeates the place. This farmhouse looks like an ideal place, a point of arrival for those who want to stop and live permanently here.  

Buy a farmhouse in Tuscany near Florence

  Logistics.  The property is in the Municipality of Reggello. The villa is in a privileged geographical position. The famous Strada del Setteponti built in the Medici era connects Florence with the Valdarno villages, a UNESCO heritage site. It is in a good and comfortable direction towards the locality of Vallombrosa, famous for the famous Benedictine Abbey and the Casentino (with the religious hermitages of La Verna and Camaldoli) on one side and the Val di Chiana and Cortona to the south. The location is strategic for visiting Florence, which is only 25 km away, Chianti, and the whole region. Services and transport are very efficient. The area is easily accessible by car, just a few kilometers from the A1 motorway (Firenze Sud or Firenze Incisa exit). It is a short distance from Reggello, Incisa, and Rignano sull'Arno, where all the primary services, shops, bus stations, and the railway are available.   Distance from major cities and airports. Florence historic center: 25 km Florence railway station: 20 km Greve in Chianti: 25 km Arezzo: 60 km San Gimignano: 65 km Siena: 80 km, Pisa: 100 km Lucca: 100 km Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 100 km. Pienza and Val d’Orcia Unesco sites: about 100 km   Rome: 250 km Milan: 330 km   Florence airport: 30 km Pisa airport: 100 km Bologna airport: 135 km [post_title] => An Old Farmhouse on the Hill Where the Almond Trees Blooms in February, near Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => an-ancient-farmhouse-on-the-hill-where-the-almond-trees-bloom-in-january-near-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-03-29 17:51:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-03-29 15:51:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=37719 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 23806 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2020-07-06 10:19:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-07-06 08:19:59 [post_content] => Located into a 16th century palace listed by the Fine Arts Office in the heart of the City,  this  raised ground floor apartment  of 116 sqm has been totally and finely restored in the early 2019. It's  provided with entrance, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, 2 bathrooms. It also includes a mezzanine of 10 square meters to be used as a studio, a sleeping area or a small gym . All utilities systems (electric, hydraulic, heating, air conditioning etc) have been totally remade. The main rooms have amazing 5.5 meter high ceilings.  In the large living room of over 30 square meters the ceiling shows a restored frescoed and there is also nice cozy 19th century fireplace. The  large windows of the living room and the kitchen overlook the inner courtyard/garden of the building where all the elements and the architecture recall the history and the art of Florence. The custom-made kitchen comes with Carrara marble top and a magnificent antiqued mirror. It's completed and equipped with induction hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven and many accessories. The entrance with a beautiful Louis XVI console  divides the living area from the sleeping area.  At the end of the corridor there is the main windowed bathroom  with a 1.6 m wide shower, with large head and old England fixtures and sink. The bedroom is an impressive large room with a beautiful ceiling of 5.5 meters high: it is indeed a very comfortable bedroom  with  a large double bed, built-in wardrobe, sofa, TV. Absolutely quiet thanks to the efficient double glazed large window.  The size of the room is as such to include a en-suite bathroom with toilet and large illuminated shower. The bedroom is big enough to hold elegant light stairs to access the mezzanine of 10 square meters, currently used as a study (or a  small gym) where there is also a comfortable double sofa bed In another  adjacent room  there is the laundry room with sink and washing machine. High quality materials have been used for the finishings and the flooring: air conditioning system is well working in the wide living room and the bedroom.   The apartment  is in the quarter of Santa Croce, an area so much  beloved by tourists and local people for its friendly atmosphere. The majestic  Cathedral of Santa Croce and its extraordinary memories museums,  the wide square which hosts every year the famous "Calcio in Costume" ( 14^ century Football Festival) are literally behind the corner, while Piazza dei Ciompi and the cute S.Ambrogio Market are a few steps away. It's a must-see for tourists from all over the world:  the Sinagogue and the University Area are just a few hundred meters away, reachable through streets strewn with workshops, theaters, arts gallery and historical artifacts traceable at every corner. 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FLORENCE - Santa Croce / Piazza Signoria/ Lungarni area

Key features

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Recovered old frescoes on the ceiling
  • High-quality finishings
  • A/c System and independent heating
  • Nestled in the core of the Old Town Florence
  • a quiet apartment in the center with all services and amenities close by
  • Totally refurbished
  • excellent investment for a private user's apartment or for rental business
  • surrounded by the beauties of Florence's history

Luxurious property in the Heart of Old Town Florence.

The apartment is in a 17th-century Renaissance palace in the heart of the center of Florence.   It's nestled between Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza del Duomo. Discover San Giovanni   The apartment is 110 square meters and is located on the 1st floor, reachable by a comfortable staircase, and is characterized by refined interiors and furnishings. It Is composed by : - entrance, - large living room, - dining room - kitchen - 2 large double bedrooms totally soundproofed and complete with a walk-in closet, - 2 bathrooms, one of which is for the exclusive use of one of the two bedrooms. The recent renovation (2018) has been made with much care in every aspect, with cutting-edge solutions in the systems and attention to detail, among which the skillful restoration of the splendid frescoes brought back to their ancient splendor is highlighted. The furnishings are new and elegant, and the amenities are complete. The location of the apartment in the Old Center of Florence is a unique plus. It's literally in between the best areas of the old town: The district of Santa Croce is very popular with tourists and locals alike for its welcoming and familiar atmosphere. In June, the vast square in front of the Basilica hosts the famous "Calcio in Costume" (football festival celebration of the 14th-century version of the soccer matches). Discover Santa Croce   The monumental Piazza Della Signoria is just a few hundred meters from the apartment, and the elegant area of the Lungarni is literally behind the corner. All these areas are much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for their powerful historical and noble character and on the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe. So much beloved by tourists and local people for its friendly atmosphere. It's a must-see for tourists worldwide: the Synagogue and the University Area are just a few hundred meters away, reachable through streets strewn with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and historical artifacts traceable at every corner. The amazing monumental area of Duomo and Signoria Square is just a few hundred meters ahead.   Logistics. Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially on foot. However, there is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get you anywhere, in and out of the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is only a 10-minute walk away. The train station is a critical junction to go all over Italy. From here, trains often leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all major airports. Florence airport is only 15 km away. The tramway takes you directly to the center in just over 20 minutes.
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