This apartment is on the first floor of a 14th-century-old building in the welcoming Santa Croce district in the heart of Old Town Florence.
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 :
.large living room
.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.
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.