All the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.WI/FI,A/C
In the same building, on the same floor, I have two beautiful apartments: (listing 92298 and listing 165586)
Both apartments are fully equipped bright, safe, quiet.
Listing 92298 has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a loft with a sofa bed for one person.
Listing 165586 has as well two bedrooms and also a loft with two twins.
Francesco, Tommaso, Brando the drivers, my assistants Martina and Ketty, we all are working for you to make your vacation a special one.
We can arrange private day trip to Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, wine and oil tasting, and more........
When possible, special Italian stile lunch at home.
Relais Borgo Pinti comprises two mansard roofed flats in the heart of Florence. List N° 165586 and list N° 92298.
The apartments are on the same floor, just across a small hall.
Pinti 2 (listing 165586, is 110 sq. meters and has accommodations for4/ 6 people.
Borgo Pinti is a quiet street partially closed to the traffic.
The Relais is located where Borgo Pinti crosses Via dei Pilastri and Via Alfani. It is a few minutes walk from all important sights and monuments, and some blocks from S.Ambrogio market and from the famous restaurants La Giostra and Il Cibreo.
The apartments are on the second and top floor. There is no elevator, but the climb is worth it. The steps are low and manageable.
Pinti 2 has two double bedrooms, 1 open loft with two twins, 1 wonderful bathroom with shower, another bathroom only with W.C. and sink. The kitchen is a separate room, spacious, fully equipped and has a dining table for six.
The two bedrooms have a queen size bed.
In the living room two comfortable white sofas and a fireplace.
There is a small, quiet and sunny patio where you can enjoy a drink.
Keywords: Florence down town apartment, Duomo area, perfect location, luxury and comfortable and quiet, with listing 92298 more than 150 five stars review, great hospitality.
How to reach the apartments by car:
From the “A1” highway take the Firenze Sud exit. Follow the ramp all the way and cross the bridge on the Arno river; at the stop light at the bottom of the bridge, turn left and follow the directions for the Viali di Circonvallazione (the river should always be on your left!). Take the riverside avenue to the San Niccolò Bridge, exit to the left then turn right onto Viale Giovanni Amendola. Arriving at Piazza Beccaria – easily recognizable from the antique gate – continue straight to Piazza Donatello – with the cemetery in the center – and drive around that cemetery, following the signs for the ZTL (limited traffic zone) and the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Via Alfieri, take the first right (Via Giusti); then take the first left (Borgo Pinti)
From the Santa Maria Novella station you can reach the apartments by taxi, it is a short ride about 10 euro (we don’t recommend proceeding on foot, especially with luggage; the distance requires at least 20 minutes walking) or by bus, with line 14 (for Il Girone or Ripa), departing from the station. Get off at Colonna 01 stop. From here head towards Borgo Pinti on foot. In just a few minutes you will reach the apartments.
The best is to take a taxi!!!
The ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ airport of Florence is 8.5 km away. To get to the apartment use the taxi service; travel time is 30 minutes, and the cost averages between 30 and 35 Euro. From the airport the shuttle goes directly to the Santa Maria Novella Station; from there you can proceed to follow the instructions outlined in the section ‘By Train’.
two bedroom apartment in an antique quiet building.
1 bedroom with a king size bed (cm.160X200) which can be divided into two twins.
Full bathroom en suite.
2nd. bedroom: queen size bed (cm.150X200)
2nd full bathrooms
Fully equipped kitchen.
Internet wifi, A/C, heating, Sat, dish washer, washing machine, American cofee maker, Microwave, free Italian Mobile.
I can arrange within home cooking class and day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti.
There is also a small loft with a sofa bed for one more guest.
If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group (max 11 people), please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 165586.
Something from the guest book, something about a cooking class and something about a Chianti tour with wine and oil tasting.
from the guest book:
We have lived in five different apartments in Florence over the last six years, and “Pinti 1” is easily our favorite; we lived there for over three months last year. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished, it’s stylish, and it clearly shows the love and care of its owner, Mrs. Claudia Morace. Borgo Pinti is a quiet, mostly pedestrian street. It’s off the “tourist track,” yet within easy walking distance to the historic center of the city. San Ambrogio market, the best market in Florence, is about seven minutes down the street. The apartment is on the top floor of a quiet building, up manageable flights of stairs. It has two floors: the top floor contains the master bedroom and bathroom and a small, quiet alcove for reading or other pursuits. The main floor contains the kitchen, dining area, living room, large bathroom, and guest room. Morning sunlight pours through the large living room window. There is a big dining room table – we seated eight for Thanksgiving dinner – and an abundance of dishes and pots and pans. The apartment is supplied with many quality bed linens and towels; there are three televisions, one in each of the bedrooms and one in the living room, and there’s a good desk where one can work at the computer; the apartment is wired for the internet. Easily our greatest surprise was that the apartment has screens, a luxury in Florence where mosquitoes seem to thrive year-round. A wonderful domestic, Marta, seems to know everything about the apartment, and if she can’t answer your questions, Mrs. Morace is only too happy to help. Speaking of Mrs. Morace, we have never met a more pleasant and accommodating landlady; the instant we met her we were struck by her warmth and friendship. We never felt that our relationship was “strictly business.” She and her beautiful apartment remain one of our happiest memories of Florence – where we hope to return very soon.
John and Susan Rogers
325 Meadows Road
You are invited to discover your own exceptional private oasis right in the center of Florence. After an exciting and fun filled day of sightseeing, shopping, museums and theatre you can escape from the fast pace and find peace and quiet...just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You'll start to relax when you enter your apartment, Have a glass of good wine or a cup of coffee.
This tranquil sanctuary is on an old street, partially closed to the traffic, with easy access to just about all you want to see and do.
Take an easy walk to Mercato di S. Ambrogio (2 minutes), to Duomo (5 minutes), to S.Croce (3 minutes)and to other famous
sights and monuments.
The two flats are delightful, wander inside to enjoy the charm of exposed brick walls, plank floors and original oil paintings.
The Relais is located on the Borgo Pinti, an enchanted street of shops,stores, and lovely restaurants, and home to artisans and artists.
The two flats have been recently restored to a very high standard and represent the opportunity to enjoy luxury living in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Pinti 1 and Pinti 2 are on the top floor (second European floor)above the noise and traffic of the street
There is no elevator, but the climb is worth it. The steps bring you to a beautiful sunlit entrance to the flats.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Insider Tips: VRBO in Florence, Italy
Panorama of Florence, Italy, taken from the Piazza de Michelangelo.
This travel tip comes from my friend Shelley in San Diego, California, who stayed in a three-bedroom apartment - a 'dream in the heart of Florence' - in December. When she told me how perfect it was for her family, I couldn't resist sharing her comments with you. I love that it's in an upscale area and close to good neighborhood restaurants. It sounds like a great deal and someplace you might want to consider for the next time you travel to Italy.
Vacation rentals are great for authentic travelers who want to connect with the community and the local culture. In my opinion they are better than hotel accommodations for 3G (three-generation) family vacations.
'We had the pleasure of staying in Claudia's beautiful apartment while visiting our daughter who is studying in Florence. We arrived on Christmas day, which we expected to be less than convenient, but Claudia was gracious enough to let our daughter store some food in the kitchen and provide her with a key in advance so that we did not need to disturb anybody's holiday with our arrival. Additionally, the kitchen was stocked with water, juice, coffee, a fresh fruit basket, and wonderful olive oil that Claudia bottles herself. The apart