MAISONETTE APARTMENT PENDOLO - FLORENCE/FIRENZE - ITALY, TUSCANY: FIRENZE
Grocers 400 MT, Restaurant 100 MT, Facilities 200 MT (Shops, Banks, Restaurants - Firenze), Hospital 2 KM (Ospedale Fiorentino), Railway station 2 KM (Santa Maria Novella), Port 120 KM (Livorno), Airport 10 KM (Firenze), Taxi stand 100 MT, Bus stop 150 MT.
DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCALITY
Everyone encountering this city for the first time immediately feels the great fascination of Florence. There is a palatable air of history in every corner, a sense of art, culture and harmony at every turn. Florence is known the world over as one of the outstanding sites of European art history - one might
even say as the very place of origin of the arts. It was also the birthplace of the Renaissance - and of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), the father of the Italian language and creator of the most important work of Italian poetry: the Divine Comedy.
Its advantageous location on the Arno - in the middle of a broad valley and surrounded by rolling hills - gave the trading city of Florence an important role in Italian history over the centuries. From 1865 to 1871, Florence was even the capital of united Italy for a few short years - before that it was Turin, with Rome only made the countrys seat of government afterwards.
However, Florence experienced its most magnificent era and greatest significance as a political and economic power factor in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was no coincidence that the city republic had more income in the year 1400 than the whole of England - profits of its flourishing economy and wide-reaching trading activities. At their peak, the Florentine banks alone had no less than 80 branches in many different countries. Due
to this affluence, the arts reached full bloom during this era: the patronage of the wealthy aristocratic families brought such outstanding painters and sculptors to the fore as Raphael and Michelangelo.
In this way, the Medicis for example held sway over the citys cultural life for more than three centuries, exercising a fundamental influence over its appearance down the years. The entire historical centre of Florence was adopted onto the
UNESCOs list of world cultural heritage sites in 1982.
Its central square, where every visitor ends up sooner or later, is the Piazza della Signoria, forming a harmonious ensemble with the majestic Palazzo Vecchio. Only a few steps away is the world famous Uffizi art museum, a sheer unbelievable treasure trove of significant paintings and sculptures, including works as well known as Leonardo da Vincis Annunciation and Botticellis Birth of Venus.
It is well worth visiting the Galleria dell Accademia too, simply to admire Michelangelos impressively male David. The marble sculpture outside the Palazzo Vecchio, over four metres high, is an exact copy of the original, which was relocated to a more protected spot inside the museum in 1873.The Florentines focus all their energies and ambitions on art, be it under the roofs of the characteristic wooden jewellery stalls on the Ponte Vecchio or in the many little workshops and outlets for arts and crafts on the left bank of the Arno, lending the city a unique old-fashioned atmosphere. The nimbus of the Renaissance city even remains intact when you leave Florence itself: the surrounding hills afford a wonderful view from above. Particularly Forte Belvedere with its Piazzale Michelangelo and the lofty town of Fiesole offer visitors a uniquely beautiful panorama of the Arno valley and the old city embracing the rivers banks.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
At the heart of the enchanting old centre of Florence, the gates of Casa del Pendolo await you. A fourteenth-century Renaissance palace houses this very attractive apartment within its ancient walls. The pretty maisonette apartment offers an unusual interplay of historical and contemporary elements.
Its absolutely modern decor is embedded in surroundings full of traces of times gone by - the cosy living room, for example, is entered through a stone-edged portico with aged parquet flooring. In the bedroom - decorated with exquisitely coordinated fabrics and equipped with a separate dressing room - the antique wood-beamed ceiling creates an attractive contrast to the otherwise functional minimalist look.
A great deal of care has gone into every detail of this apartment, from the furniture selection to the choice of warm colour tones accenting the dominant white, even down to the cheerful red kitchen fittings and accessories. All this makes Casa del Pendolo a friendly and inviting refuge - the ideal place to relax and unwind after a day of intense experiences of the citys historical sights.
Locality FIRENZE (FI)
INFO ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Address Via del Corno
Number of unities 1
Parking Public (about 200 metres away)
Animals Not Permitted
Play-yard for babies NO
Internet Connection YES
DIRECTIONS TO FOLLOW
From FLORENCE AIRPORT roughly 10 Km.
Catch a bus to the railway station SANTA MARIA NOVELLA and get off at this stop. From here catch a bus to SORGANE and get off at the stop GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI. Keep on going on foot and enter VIA DEI LEONI and after roughly 60 metres turn Right entering VIA DEL CORNO.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION UNIT
Sleeps 2 + 2
INFO ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION UNIT
Square metres 80
Floors 1st - 2nd
Private terrace NO
Shared terrace NO
Private garden NO
Shared garden NO
Safety deposit € 300,00
1st F.: entrance, living room with double sofa bed, large kitchen, laundry, 1 bathroom. 2nd F.: 1 double bedroom with wardrobe, 1 bathroom/shower.
EQUIPMENT OF THE ACCOMMODATION UNIT
Hairdryer, Iron, Dish-washer, Washing machine, CD Player, DVD Player, Percolator, Sat decoder, 5 Stove burners TYPE gas, Oven (electric), Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, 2 TVs (LCD), 3 Mosquito-nets (electrics)
Water and gas consumption INCLUSIVE
Electricity consumption INCLUSIVE
Linen (sheets and towels) INCLUSIVE
Final cleaning 50,-
Tidying up INCLUSIVE - Weekly
Cot AVAILABLE on demand - INCLUSIVE
High chair for babies NO
Additional bed for adults NO
Heating YES - TYPE radiators - COST INCLUSIVE
Air-conditioning YES - COST INCLUSIVE
Ventilators YES - desk fans
Access for disabled NO
Bathroom for disabled NO
Welcoming hamper NO
Start day of the tenancy IN HIGH SEASON Whatever - IN MIDDLE SEASON Whatever - IN LOW SEASON Whatever
Services on demand YES (car hire - babysitter - maid service (€15/hour) - shopping list)
SHORT STAYS minimum 3 nights
SPECIAL OFFERS 15% discount on - at least - 2 weeks long reservations
Rental fee per week:
1450,- per week or 230,- per day (min. 3 days) for the whole year.
End cleaning 80,-
Safety deposit 300,-
Babysitter/maid 15,- per hour on demand.
10 % discount for 2 and more weeks.