We are in the characteristic borough of Oltrarno 7min walking away from Piazza Santo Spirito, the heart of the this beautiful area, within the medieval walls and not far either from the old gate of Porta Romana. The outstanding Boboli Garden is 4min walking (Annalena entrance) and Piazza Pitti Palace is on the way very near!
The apartment is at the ground floor, within a secluded inner courtyard, amid lush climbing climbers and green borders.
The apartment "Borgo Stelle" is located at the ground floor of a secluded private courtyard (entirely owned by Claudia) this latter giving on the Via de' Serragli through a blue iron gate. The location is surrounde by neighbours' gardens (such as Torrigiani or Corsi Gardens) with trees as planes, ilex and tilias. Little stroll away and you reach the Annalena entrance to the extensive Boboli garden which is open to the public. In Borgo Stella's flat you literally have the impression to live in a small and silent oasis in the heart of Oltrarno.
You enter in "Borgo Stelle" apartment directly into a fascinating spacious room which includes a dining corner with a kitchen area (with dishwasher and washing machine) and a living area. Its 3 windows shoot on to the beautifully green architectural leaves' shapes of italian native palms shubs (Chamaerops humilis).
How to reach" Borgo Stelle"? It's very simple!
-By BUS from the train Station of Santa Maria Novella: same side of the Pharmacy, at the Bus Stop called "Fermata Stazione Pensilina" catch the Bus n°11. After about a 8 min trip, get down at the "Fermata Serumido". The blue gate at n°137 of Via de' Serragli is at about 30 metres from there, in the direction of the old gate of Porta Romana.
-By FOOT it takes 20min to reach "Borgo Stelle apartment". You will cross the beautiful piazza Santa Marina Novella, walk along the smart street of Via de' Fossi at the end of which you open your vista on the Arno river's banks called Lungarni with its antique palaces and bridges reflecting in the water. In crossing Ponte alla Carraia bridge your eyes embrace the oldest other 2 florentine bridges of Ponte Santa Trinita and the well known Ponte Vecchio. At the end of the bridge Via de'Serragli is in tront of you. In about 10 min you reach n°137 nd its blue gate.
BY OWN CAR. "Borgo Stelle apartment" is located in a restricted area traffic, therefore you can not freely reach it. Usually you can leave your car paying a ticket in one of the parking areas nearby. Here is a list: -Parcheggio Oltrarno, in Piazza della Calza n°1, immediately after the old gate of Porta Romana. Open 24h/24h.
-Garage Porta Romana in via de' Serragli n°212. Call +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or contact Mr Batacchi at (EMAIL HIDDEN) for prices.
to see how to obtain a free pass.
-Garage La Perla Autorimessa in via Senese n°17/a. Call +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or contact at (EMAIL HIDDEN) to give infos upon your arrival. Much cheaper solution and good welcome.
apartment by foot or by taxi.