Florence Residence

In-Town Apartment - Family Lodgings

Character: Beautiful mansion on the Arno River with 16 apartments and front desk service.
Advantages: Great location; very affordable; on-site parking available.
Location: On Lungarno della Zecca, around the corner from Santa Croce. You can walk to everything in Florence in 15 minutes or so. Click here to see the map for Florence Residence.
Size: Sixteen apartments on three floors, including studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, one of which has a furnished terrace overlooking the rooftops of Florence. Some have lovely views from the windows. All have a living room with new kitchenette, and a marble bathroom with stall shower.
Features: Elevator, air conditioning, telephone with modem hook-up, video doorbell, complimentary shared washing/dryer, mini-fridge, cooktop, toaster, American coffeemaker, hair dryer available; on-site parking.
Minimum stay: Three nights.
Disadvantages: Some apartments have no single beds.
Car needed: No.

These apartments, new in 2005, are in a glamorous 19th-century mansion that couldn't be in a better location. The building fronts onto the River Arno, just across from Piazzale Michelangelo, the broad terrace overlooking Florence that you've seen in so many films. Right behind the building is Santa Croce, a beloved local meeting place filled with cafes, eateries and a most dazzling Renaissance church. All the city's major sites - the cathedral, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, shopping district, Medici Chapels and Palazzo Pitti - are within easy walking distance, plus the location is only a few yards from one of the main thoroughfares into and out of Florence.

There are sixteen apartments on the three floors of the residence. Each of them is furnished with modern Italian furniture and terracotta or parquet floors. Many have high ceilings and large floor-to-ceiling windows. All are spacious and sunny and have a marble bathroom with stall shower. Studios are on the ground floor, measure 195 square feet, and have one large room with a kitchenette and a queen bed (no single beds). One-bedroom apartments for two people are on all floors, face the inner courtyard and measure 300 square feet. They have a living room with kitchenette, and a bedroom with a queen bed (no single beds). The larger one-bedroom apartments measure 515 square feet, are on all floors and face the Arno. They have a big living room with kitchenette, one queen sofa bed and one single sofa bed, and a bedroom with a queen bed or two single beds. There are also two two-bedroom apartments. One is on the first floor, while the other measures 540 square feet and is on the top floor. It has a living room with separate kitchenette, plus a terrace with views of the whole city. The beds in the bedrooms can be queen or two singles, and there is also a single sofa bed in the living room. Amenities in all the apartments include independent heating and air conditioning, telephone with Internet access, video doorbell, and TV. Kitchenettes are stocked with a mini-fridge, cooktop, toaster, and American coffee maker. Hair dryers are available at the front desk, which is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm. The residence also has a shared laundry room, as well as private parking, and pay parking is available in the square just in front of the mansion.


Vital information:
On Piazza Piave, between Santa Croce and the Lungarno, 10 or 15 minutes' walk from all major sites
Ground, first and second floors (elevator)
Living room
One or two bedrooms (sleeps 2-5)
One bathroom with shower
Air conditioning
Telephone with modem hook-up
Parking (10 Euro/day)
Shared washing machine

For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, water, gas, electricity, heating, air conditioning, one change of bed and bath linens, final cleaning.

Sorry, no animals allowed.

Check-in: 12 noon-5:30pm
Check-out: 10am
Refundable security deposit: 150 Euro

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Please note that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.

As of July 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 1-4 Euro/person/night will be charged by your lodgings at your departure.