Large apartment with a front view of Pitti Palace
Located in the heart of the old town of Florence, the apartment is on the first floor of a listed historic building (Sovrintendenza Beni Architettonici) from the 16th century.
Formerly the home of an ancient Florentine family, it is located right in the majestic Piazza Pitti. The apartment has been completely refurbished and it directly overlooks the Piazza with 4 windows. It enjoys a total front view of the grandiose Palazzo Pitti.
The huge spaces and the very high ceilings with exposed beams give the apartment a feeling of great elegance and historical value. Also, the entrance to the building and the elegant stone stairs with wrought iron balustrades confirm the strong historic charm.
The internal surface of the apartment is about 300 square meters and includes:
- a large entrance hall,
- a huge hall,
- a living room with a large dining room that overlooks the square,
- a kitchenette,
- a bathroom with laundry serves the living area,
- 4 double bedrooms characterized by large spaces and very high stages,
- 3 bathrooms.
- a mezzanine easily reachable which includes two other bedrooms and a bathroom with a window,
- an 18 sqm cellar.
The apartment overlooks a large internal courtyard.
Location in the Florence Old Town
The windows overlook Piazza Pitti. They already say everything about the location of the apartment. You are in the heart of the old town of Florence. Palazzo Pitti is an imposing Renaissance palace in the Oltrarno area, a short distance from Ponte Vecchio. The original nucleus of the building dates back to 1458. It was then purchased by the Medici family in 1549. Again from 1737, it became the main residence of the Habsburg-Lorraine Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Following the unification of Italy, it played the role of the Royal Palace for the House of Savoia Family in the five years, when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (1865-70). In 1919 the Palace was donated to the State to become one of the largest State Museums in Italy. Since then, the internal areas divided into different specific museums:
- the Palatine Gallery with masterpieces by Raffaello and Tiziano,
- the Royal Apartments,
- the Gallery of Modern Art,
- the Treasury of the Grand Dukes,
- the Museum of Fashion and Costume (the largest Italian museum dedicated to fashion),
- the Porcelain Museum,
- the Carriage Museum.
The palace is adorned by the extraordinary and enormous Boboli Gardens, one of the world’s great masterpieces of Italian gardens. Today, this whole area (Palazzo Pitti and Giardino di Boboli) is a place devoted to major cultural events.
The Oltrarno, where the apartment is located, is one of the most beloved areas of Florence. This district can be reached easily, crossing the numerous bridges over the Arno river that connect the two sides of the city. The quarter also incorporates Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza del Carmine, Piazza dei Nerli. The museums and churches hosted in these squares display valuable masterpieces.
The area is full of many small restoration shops, antique dealers, restaurants. All is a stone’s throw from Ponte Vecchio, from which it is easy to reach Piazza Signoria and in the area of the Uffizi Museum. Wherever you are, you will feel the real atmosphere of Florence and its great history.
No doubt, this is the neighborhood local people and tourists love most. This is due to the particular atmosphere that you can breathe in the streets and squares. The feeling here is genuine, packed with local activities, such as design, art, furniture restoration, and wrought iron workshops. You will find not just bars and delightful tiny restaurants, but also workshops and ateliers where you can meet painters, photographers, architects, even shoemakers’ workshops for the highest quality shoes.
From this neighborhood and through suggestive paths, it is easy to walk up to the marvelous Piazzale Michelangelo and the oldest millenary church called Santa Maria a Monte!
Why buying a property in the core of Old Town Florence
Due to its grandeur and internal structure, the apartment lends itself to being very versatile. It is a sumptuous private residence, but it can also be converted into a property for high-level rentals. Furthermore, as there are two different accesses from the outside, the apartment can also be lent to an internal division into two large independent apartments. A good option in case you want to invest in a property, partly for private use and partly to rent it and to bring an extra rental income.
Buses, minibusses, and taxis are easy to find in this area to get around anywhere, in and out of the center. However, accept friendly advice and get around by Vespa, electric kick scooter, or bicycle. It can be pleasant, as well as comfortable. If you do it on foot, then, you will enjoy surprises at every corner.
The Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is just 10 minutes away on foot. It is a very important hub to go all over Italy. From here trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all the main airports.
The distance from the Florence airport to the City is just 15km: the new comfortable Tram goes directly to the center in just over 20 minutes.
Distance from major cities and airports
Pisa: 92 km
Lucca: 81 km
Arezzo: 82 km
Bologna: 104 km
Rome: 274 km
Milan: 301 km
Pisa International Airport: 80 km
Bologna International Airport: 99 km