ln the heart of Florence's historic Oltarno district, our apartment is within easy walking distance of all major sights. Featuring a balcony view of St. Carmine church it is the perfect place to relax.
The apartment is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, in the Oltarano district. This is our favorite area of the center because while it is still within easy walking distance of virtually everything (Pitti Palce is about 5 minutes on foot, the Pointe Vecchio about 7) it is also more of a local neighborhood - inhabited by Florintines and working artisians.
It's on a quiet side street. There are plenty of the cities best resturants close by, including La Vecchia Bietola, Pitti Gola, Gelateria Pointe Carraira, Quatro Leone....
The apartment is very atmospheric, with a large kitchen/ living area with a sofa, armchair, sofa bed, television, and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped.
As lovers of local art we've had a local street artist come in and create large modern Tuscan mural on the main wall of the room. We also have a chalkboard wall in the kitchen for writing messages on.
The larger of the two bedrooms features a provincial toile on the armada and custom covered antique chairs along with a double bed and ceiling fan.
The second bedroom, is done in Tuscan fabrics, with one wall covered in damask.
From the balcony you will find a stunning view of the back of the historic church of Santa Carmine. At night it is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine as the birds circle from the eves of St. Carmine Church over the Florence sky.
Our family also has a re-upholstery shop, so much of the furnishing you'll find in the apartment are original, antique and hand done.
All of the chairs in the apartment are antique and have been covered by our family, with the exception of 2 which have the original fabric on them from the early 1900's.
There is a large elevator that can accommodate a pram and several people.
Everywhere within the apartment boundaries.
Interakcija s gostima
We live in Florence, and work nearby, so are available to help guests with anything they might need,as long as they speak English,Italian or French.
For those who are unable to understand any of these languages we highly recommend to look for another place to be for their vacation.
We hope you love Florence.
No smoking inside the apartment please. No pets please.
Melanie and I are both chefs and cooking teachers in Florence. We own The Spice Lab, Tuscan Cooking Classes in Florence. We have three children, 14, 12, 10 Obviously we love food, culture and traveling. The apartment that we have available was our original apartment when we were first married and it is still very special to us.
I am a Florentine native and Melanie moved here when we got married 15 years ago. Sharing the city, culture, and food of Florence is one of our passions. When we travel we love to get off the beaten track and experience local life. And we love to be able to provide the same possibilities to our guests. We also recognize that for many people Florence is a dream destination. And we hope all of our guests go home with wonderful memories of this amazing city.