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Florence Holiday Apartment

Palazzo Torrigiani - Orchestra

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Dating back to the 15th century, this Florence holiday apartment within a palazzo overlooks the Arno River with views of the Uffizi, Duomo, and Palazzo Vecchio. Elegant wood floors, painted wardrobes, and comfortable furniture combine to make this elegant accommodation in Florence an integral, memorable part of your Italian holiday. This Tuscany apartment is just the place to stay while exploring one of the country’s most famous cities.

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
(133 m2/1431 ft2)

Fifth Floor (with lift): This spacious, top floor apartment offers spectacular views. On one side of the apartment, the dining/living room and two double bedrooms all share the same beautiful view of the Arno and the Uffizi Gallery. The dining/living room has a table, chairs, and a sofa bed comfortable for one, and the master bedroom has a queen-size (160 cm) bed, which can be made into two twin-beds on request. The second bedroom also has a queen-size (160 cm) bed. On the other side of the apartment, overlooking via de'Bardi and the red tiled roofs of the city, is a spacious kitchen, a bathroom (with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead), and a third bedroom with two twin-beds and an ensuite bathroom (with sink, toilet, and shower).

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

Please Note:

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

Features and Amenities

  • In City
  • Elevator (in Building)
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - 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
$7,097 $5,410 $2,352 3 night
$7,616 $6,043 $2,646 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
  • 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 Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 7 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Better than average! We started off with a little construction noise upstairs and were dismayed, but the management was very good about postponing work for a month or so! It should not be a factor at this point (summer, 2012). The building is in a fairly quiet location. We miss hearing the church bells in the distance! Occasionally people can be heard as they walk home after imbibing too much but nothing compared to most rentals located in piazzas. It is generally very quiet. The apartment is on the top (fifth) floor. The view of the Uffizi museum and gallery is splendid!
Enjoyed Most:
Location location location! The view out the window of Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Arno River is terrific, although you do have to open the window and crane your head out a bit to see the bridge. Took lots of great pictures from the apartment. The WiFi was always reliable. Mauro the portiere in the lobby is always cheerful and Giuseppe, the handyman, was too.
Enjoyed Least:
The third bedroom has small twin beds--really only good for very small adults or children. I used the closets and drawers for my clothes, etc. The television had only a few English Channels (all news), and also typical of Italy, there is no clothes dryer but they have a drying rack we kept by the kitchen window.
Surrounding Area:
The views are splendid and the location is greatly convenient to public transportation, the grocery store, restaurants and our favorite local hairdresser (Enzo and Luigi at Mauro near the Ponte Vecchio) and cappuccino place. A new smoothie place opened near our building. On Via Bardi just behind our apartment there is an elevator that takes you up one flight toward the Villa Bardini. You walk uphill through the garden the rest of the way and there's a little cafe there and great views.
Nearby Events or Locales:
We were in the heart of the historic district of Florence on the Oltrarno. (The other side of the Arno from the Duomo). We had a car (super expensive to park and you can't drive in most of Florence so we don't recommend one) but it was nice to drive out to Greve in Chianti and to the coast. We used the car for major grocery shopping at the superstore Esselunga which had a wonderful variety.
Tips or Restaurants:
I will have to add this information later but for sure have Sunday brunch a few blocks away at Il Rifrullo. Very local and nice people. You can walk up the stairs to the Piazzale Michelango from there. Cammillo's nearby is good as well, and offers gluten-free pasta. We had a hard time changing dollars and travelers checks at banks (some days they'll exchange money, some days they won't!) so suggest you use ATM's. If you need a larger amount use the bank across the street from the Pitti Palace nearby.
You can have their driver Alessio pick you up from the airport or any taxi will find the address. There are always taxis at the airport. By the way, when you use the apartment phone to call a taxi, they know your address automatically and the cabs always came within 3 to 4 minutes! They confirm the address "Lungarno Torrigiani 33 (or Trenta -tre)" and then they tell you how long and the taxi number that will pick you up.
Check In Out:
I already suggested they have better instructions for the dishwasher and washing machine during check-in. Just put the washing machine on number 6!

Christine, May

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We loved it. We were there for a week and I came to think of it as home! Much better than our hotel in Rome, which was good, but hot and of course not spacious.
Enjoyed Most:
Spacious, great view, good air conditioning very important in Italy in July, good broadband Internet, comfortable living room and great conveniences in the kitchen. The property manager was at the property to meet us and was very helpful, leaving nothing unexplained.
Enjoyed Least:
The twin beds were a little small and bathrooms in foreign countries will always compare unfavorably to those in the US, but the bathrooms were still relatively good and the twin beds were not a big deal. I could just as easily have left this part blank.
Surrounding Area:
Nice to be near but not in the tourist center of Florence. San Niccolo is a convenient and pleasant area.
Tips or Restaurants:
People really don't need to bring anything to this place. As far as restaurants go, we liked I Tarochi up by Piazza Demidoff and Mama Gina on Via San Jacopo. MagiMart up by Piazza Demidoff also very handy, along with nearby laundry.

Lynda , July

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We were very happy with the apartment. It was clean, quiet, spacious, well lit, and extremely well located.
Enjoyed Least:
Our only complaint was water pressure, which was at times variable.

Sujit, June

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