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Property Details

Sleeps:
4
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
6733
Nearest Town:
Oltrarno
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Charming apartment for rent in Florence with view

Palazzo Torrigiani - Don Giovanni

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An unsurpassed view of the Uffizi across the river Arno to the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo awaits you here at this apartment for rent in Florence. Within walking distance of virtually everything, you'll also enjoy the quieter, less-touristed environment of the south bank.

Location Description

The palazzo housing this Florence apartment is situated on the south side of the Arno River in the Oltrarno district of Florence. On one side, the accommodation in Florence overlooks the Arno and the Uffizi Gallery, and on the other side, the via de'Bardi. In the neighborhood you'll find food shops, clothing stores, and restaurants.

Nearby Attractions: The Otrarno is the area of Florence that is south of the Arno River. While it contains some of the most famous and characteristic Renaissance buildings, it is also a quarter known for authentic flavor. Here you will find the Santo Spirito Church designed by Brunelleschi, the Santa Maria del Carmine Church with its famous Brancacci Chapel containing Masaccio’s exquisite frescoes, and the Palazzo Pitti. There are magnificent views of Florence from the Forte Belvedere and Piazzale Michelangelo, a prime destination for a gelato or glass of wine while watching the sunset. For those who like quirky, a visit to La Specola Museum, with wax anatomical models from the 18th century, is sure to fascinate. In addition to all of this, the quarter has many fine restaurants and shops, as well as an open-air market in the Piazza Santo Spirito.

Pisa: 98 km/61 mi
Siena: 70.4 km/44 mi
Ponte Vecchio: Within walking distance
Palazzo Pitti: Within walking distance
Uffizi Gallery: Within walking distance
Piazzale Michelangelo: Within walking distance
Exterior Description

This palazzo dates back to the 15th century, when the banks of the Arno River were flanked by palazzi (palaces) belonging to patrician families such as the Bardis. The edifice was modified over the centuries until the mid-19th century, when a famous architect, Enrico Poggi, endeavored to transform Florence into a capital city. He modeled the palazzo after the Lungarno Torrigiani area in order to maintain the classical renaissance color palette of cream plaster and gray “pietra serena” stone, which is visible in so many buildings throughout the city. A daytime doorman is available and each apartment is made secure with a bell and a buzzer.

Interior Description
(80 m2/861 ft2)

Fifth Floor (with lift): The apartment has views of many wonderful sites, from the Ponte Vecchio, to the Uffizi Gallery, to the Duomo. The entrance has a pretty painted cupboard concealing a spacious closet for coats and luggage. In the center of the room there is a table which can also be used as a dining table. Light colored parquet flooring is found throughout the apartment. There is a comfortable sitting room (painted in a peaceful blue shade) with a large sofa and two armchairs. One bedroom has two twin-beds (which can be made into a queen bed on request) and a view of the city rooftops. Close to this bedroom is a bathroom with a tub and hand-held shower, a heated towel rack, and a hair dryer. The master bedroom contains a queen bed (or two twin-beds on request) and shares the same view as the sitting room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower, washbasin, and WC. The apartment also has a fully equipped kitchen.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
  • Baby Crib and High Chair: Upon request

Please Note:

  • This apartment is not suitable for students.
  • Air conditioning is in the entrance, living room, kitchen, and both bedrooms.
  • Parking is difficult to find in Florence, so a car is not recommended.
  • Kitchen towels, bath towels (two sets per person), and bed linens (two sets per bed) are provided for the duration of the visit.
  • For stays longer than one week, utliities are charged according to consumption.

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Elevator (in Building)
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Not Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Doorman
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Two Weeks Weekly 3 Nights     Min
Stay
Nov-15-2017
Dec-23-2017
$5,946 $3,842 $1,706 3 night
Dec-23-2017
Jan-06-2018
$6,905 $4,830 $2,117 3 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tue 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wed 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Arrival Fee [after 6:00 pm or on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday (Epiphany, April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd, June 24th, August 15th, November 1st or December 8th)] Payable in Cash upon Arrival: 50 EUR
  • Arrival Fee (on a holiday such as Christmas, St. Stephen’s Day, New Year's, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday) Payable in Cash upon Arrival: 100 EUR
  • Weekly Rentals:
    Utilities and Final cleaning: Included in the price

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 15; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
I have every intention of renting a unit in this building again, and only hope it won't be eight years between Italian stays THIS time!
Enjoyed Most:
This apartment is a beautiful and a well-planned apartment. My friend Lesley and I were there for eight weeks and hosted my husband, my mother and another friend at different times. With four twin beds and two baths, there was never a feeling of overcrowding and the high ceilings in the front bedroom and living room added to the sense of spaciousness. We had an insurpassable view of the Uffizi right across the river Arno, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo and its Campanile and even Fiesole in the distance. I took so many pictures of sunrises and sunsets out the windows that even my dearest friends will get sick of them. The location is ideal. We had no car for our two-month stay and needed none. My friend and I were taking a six-week intensive course in art history and could walk to the university location in fifteen minutes. Our Italian tutor came to our apartment and the living room proved to be a perfect place to hold those classes. The kitchen is a wonderful place to live and work and throw dinners for four - close quarters - but such fun, and the gas stove and oven are more than adequate for even elaborate cooking.
Enjoyed Least:
The refrigerator has problems. You either have to set it at so cold a level that it freezes the food stored in the back of it, or it is so damp at the back that food rots. Either the seals are not working correctly or it may be low on coolant, I'm not sure what. We also had three minor invasions of tiny ants. We bought a biological insect killer at Standa with which we nuked their approach route and saw no more of them after that.
Surrounding Area:
Everything! No words I can possibly muster can convey how fantastic it is to live right in the middle of things. I was sick for several days and on the worst of those a military veterans' parade was staged right under our windows so that all I had to do was lean out to see the whole proceedings and hear the bands I didn't feel like I was missing a thing, completely ridding me of that nagging sensation of wasting a day in Florence. Our location right on the banks of the Arno gave us a perfect view of the June 24 fireworks for the feast of St. John the Baptist, again out the front windows, and of the White Nights all-night culture festival trial run earlier in the month, while being on the fifth floor meant that the double windows and shutters kept out enough noise to make sleep possible even when the city was celebrating. I could go on for hours about the details of learning to live by Florentine rhythms and the delights of the hundreds of small discoveries.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We walked up to San Miniato and in the other direction, to the Fortezza da Basso. We also took the bus from Piazza San Marco up to Fiesole, which we can highly recommend 1 Euro each way, bus line 7, a 20-minute ride great views, good restaurants, a riveting archeological site. In Greve there is a fantastic wine tasting cellar called Le Cantine.
Tips or Restaurants:
Best things I brought were my favorite tea, cut-flower food, to lengthen the life of the sunflowers we always kept in a vase in the kitchen, laundry fragrance to put in the washing machine which, by the way, worked like a charm, and a flat rubber plug for the bathtub, since the plug for that did leak a bit. I can also recommend Celestino, in front of the church of Santa Felicita, a fine fish restaurant, Antico Fattore, near the Uffizi, for traditional Florentine fare, especially soups and, if you're lucky enough to be there in MayJune, fried zucchini flowers and, conveniently located right behind our building, Osteria Vasari, run by hospitable people and with a pecorino and fruit mustard appetizer, and ravioli in sage sauce, to die for. If you are a fabric nut, as I am, right on our block is Busatti.
Check In Out:
I was a little shocked that I still owed money for the utilities, but shouldn't have been given how hot it was in June. Even though we rationed the air conditioning, it was still running most of the time.

Caron, July

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Enjoyed Most:
The apartment is lovely, well-decorated and with wonderful views. Being on the fifth floor, it is also reasonably quiet, especially on the front of the apartment where the windows are double glazed. The location is also a plus.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing I could identify.
Surrounding Area:
The apartment is very near all the sights, museums, etc. Also, there are many wonderful restaurants in the area.
Tips or Restaurants:
As to restaurants, among others, I would recommend Quattro Leoni and Santo Bevitore. For those who actually cook in the apartment, a few additional cooking and storage items would be useful - e.g., a large pasta cooker and some plastic storage containers for leftovers.

Maurine, April

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Overall:
The layout of the apartment was ideal: two bedrooms separated by a living room and dining room. Towels were large and plentiful. Air conditioning was more than adequate. The bathrooms were very modern. The windows were huge! I feel my comments do not adequately reflect our rental experience. The glories and magic of Florence aside, I can honestly say that our apartment was splendid! Our living arrangements so exceeded our expectations that our stay was enormously enhanced. The gracious size of the unit, the superb location, the views from every window, and the overall comfort of our apartment allowed us to settle immediately and begin to fully enjoy our stay. We would not hesitate to recommend your services and are certain we shall use them again in the future.
Enjoyed Most:
The location, the views, the large size of the apartment.
Enjoyed Least:
I've had to think really, really hard about this...and still, I can think of nothing!
Surrounding Area:
We had everything we needed within walking distance shops, markets, restaurants, pharmacies, post boxes, history, art, entertainment.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything we needed was amply provided for our family of four.
Directions:
We took a taxi from the airport and merely showed our driver the address.
Check In Out:
We experienced a prompt, hospitable and welcoming exchange of keys and information.

Leigh, July

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