Terrace, Breathtaking Views
- Name: Amore
- Sleeps: 2 + 1
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €1400/week low season, 3 nite min
We fell in love with the Amore apartment
Take in the splendor of Florence with vast views and an expansive terrace. We dubbed this apartment Amore because we fell in love with the amazing views and terraces which are the centerpiece of this special apartment.
15% Discount Open Dates in October 2015 for stays of 5+ nights. Effective 25 September.
Florence`s Oltrarno is prized for it many wonderful restaurants and fine Florentine craft workshops. The walk up to the apartment is about two blocks and can be made by walking up the street or via steps that rise from the river. A short but steep uphill walk and you`ll be well rewarded by the spectacular views when you reach the Amore apartment.
The building in which the Amore apartment is located was once a noble palazzo dating back to the 1400`s and then it became a monastery. A marble plaque inside the building lobby commemorates its historic significance.
The building has about eight vacation rental apartments. The Amore apartment is located on the top floor, with elevator. A sofa bed in the living room can sleep one. It is flanked by two upholstered arm chairs. An antique bureau greets you as you step into the apartment. Antiques have been used thoughtfully throughout, just the right amount to give it a timeless feeling without the impression that you`ve stepped into a furniture museum. The large picture window in the living room floods the room with light. Black out rolling shades can be drawn if you desire. Enjoy whiling away the hours absorbing the marvelous views of historic Florence. A mirror over the sofa reflects light and views all the way out to the terrace which is just beyond the dining area.
The dining area seats four. There are handsome polished wood floors throughout the apartment. French doors by the dining table lead out to the terrace.
The main terrace is on two levels, paved in terracotta tiles. The lower level, accessed off the dining area has a table and four chairs. Views from this terrace faces towards the south, with wonderful views of Florence`s Oltrarno area as well as the center of the city. The kitchen window has views out onto this terrace. A flight of stairs leads to the upper terrace which has two recliners for sunbathing, and a small table and chairs. This apartment has views, views and more views! Take in all 360 degrees of historic sites, from San Miniato to the Duomo to the hills of Tuscany. Watch the light as it moves across the buildings and enjoy living with fabulous views of Florence that few get to experience. These terraces will surely be the setting for many wonderful hours where you can enjoy meals, coffee or cocktails under sunny Florentine skies, certain to make for special memories of your Florence stay.
The living room has a love seat and two armchairs. The living room furniture is basic and, in our opinion, not very comfortable. The dining table and chairs are also basic. If you are not expecting luxury but want great views, this apartment is a good choice.
The kitchen is small but well equipped with microwave, 4 burner gas stove, refrigerator with separate freezer section, dishwasher. A nice feature in the kitchen is the little window overlooking the terrace with views of Florence. The washing machine is in the kitchen.
The bedroom has a divisible "king", two single beds that can be made up separately or joined to form a bed that is 10 inches wider than a North American Queen and 6 inches narrower than a King. It is nicely appointed with an antique cornice detail and a painting over the bed that lends a romantic touch. Another surprise is the little terrace off the bedroom. This small terrace has nice views too and two lounge chairs.
The bathroom is accessed off the living room. It has a sink set into an attractive green marble countertop, bathtub with shower attachment, toilet and bidet.
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||2 + 1|
|Bedrooms||1, master bedroom bed is between North American Queen and King size, 2 twins joined 70 x 79", 10 inches wider than US Queen but 6 inches less than a King, 1 inch shorter. Sofa bed in living room sleeps 1.|
|Floor||4th floor European, 5th floor North American|
|Mobility||2 steep blocks to reach apartment building|
|Size||Apartment 700 sq ft, 65m2 + Terrace 540 sq feet, 50 m2|
|Outlook||Expansive terraces with fantastic views|
|Dining||Dining area in living room seats 4, external dining area also seats 4.|
|Kitchen||Refrigerator, small but not under counter with small freezer compartment, 4 burner gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, Italian and drip coffee pots, tea kettle|
|Laundry||Washer in the apartment. Dryer in the common laundry room. Iron & ironing board.|
|Heating||Heat paid based on usage|
|Utilities||Paid in cash at check out based on usage .|
|Transport||Buses and taxi stand 2-3 blocks away.|
|Crib||Available on request|
|Entertainment||TV, iPod dock for music|
|Family||Yes. Families with a toddler be aware of terraces.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included.|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. If you need to have a car, please ask us where the closest paid parking garage is located. Parking in garages can be relatively expensive.|
|Luggage Drop-Off||On day of arrival luggage may be left at apartment after 12:30pm.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros|
|3 nights||4 nights||5 nights||6 nights||7 nights||4 weeks|
March 15 - July 31, 2018
Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2018
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2018
Minimum booking period: 3 nights
Price includes booking fees, credit card fees, greeting fees, keyholder fees, Wi-Fi/internet, utilities, linens, towels, final cleaning. Mid-stay cleaning included for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Date of heat on/off is determined by the government. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
Check-in is between 12:00n - 8:00pm. To check in before 12:00n, please reserve the night before.
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- Special apartment due to the magnificent views and wonderful terraces.
- Furniture is basic, not luxury. If you prefer good decor and high quality living room furniture, this apartment is not for you.
- Sofa is narrow and firm, not comfortable. Armchairs not particularly comfortable either.
- Kitchen is small but functional. Good for light meal preparation since there is no oven but there is a gas four burner stove top and a microwave
- It is a steep uphill walk about two blocks to get to the apartment.
Guest Book Testimonials
Very good location, lovely views
Thank you for a wonderful stay, and for all of your assistance Veronica. The apartment views are stunning and we really enjoyed the terraces of an evening. The apartment would have rated excellent except for maintenance issues. Air conditioner in living room needs replacing/re-gassing. Fridge was not keeping foods cold (we tried adjusting the thermostat to no avail) and had to throw food away. The plug in the bath does not allow retention of the water in the bath, it leaks straight out. The mattress lining is so thin, I could feel all the springs. As mentioned, it has the potential to be excellent, and for the price paid, should have been better than it was.
[Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the location and the views.
We wish you had contacted us about the issues when you discovered them so we could have checked and fixed. Apologies for the construction next door. Unfortunately in Italy there is no advance notice required or given so it was as much a surprise to us as to you. The Italy Perfect Team]
Perfect apartment - perfect location
Perfect apartment for two and in walking distance to all sights, restaurants and shopping g. Terraces have fabulous views of Florence. Lovely setting for morning coffee or evening cocktails!! Would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to a friend . It is a top notch company that has covered just about every topic on traveling in Italy , which could be very helpful especially first time travelers.
[Thank you Margo! The Italy Perfect Team]
Amore was the best
The assistance that you provided was incredible, not just with the apartment, but also trains, personal guides, drivers, etc. As far as accommodations, amore was the best. The location of the apartment was great, just make sure and prep visitors for the stairs to/from. The views from the roof were unparalleled, and we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Also, we did get the Firenze museum pass card, and even though we were only there four full days, it was well worth the time saving and money saving for all that we saw. At the palazzo vecchio, they had a special behind the scenes "inferno" tour which we enjoyed, even if some would think it's a little touristy. We liked it and had fun with it.
Osvaldo at Marco Tuscany tours was wonderful as well. He drove us to the American cemetery South of florence and did a little side tour of chianti for us.
I will recommend you all to anyone I know that goes to France or Italy.
We spent many mornings on the terrace having coffee and many after dinner watching the city of Florence light up.
Our stay at Amore was lovely. The views of the city are not to be believed. This is a hidden gem. Just two blocks to the Ponte Vecchio. Wonderful location away from the crowds, yet close enough to enjoy all that Florence has to offer. Our greeters were there waiting for us when we arrived and provided us with all of the information we needed to enjoy Florence. They suggested some authentic Italian restaurants that we loved. Gusta Pizza is not to be missed. Loved everything about our stay. We spent many mornings on the terrace having coffee and many after dinner watching the city of Florence light up.
Lisa and her team at Italy Perfect provided us with all of the information we needed to enjoy our stay. The price was more than reasonable for our location and the accommodations.
I highly recommend Italy Perfect and Amore !!
Words alone won't do
When I first reserved this apartment, the photos spoke for themselves. And for months we looked forward to our 7 October days in Amore. Once inside the incredibly well-located unit, though, it was clear that reality vastly superseded the website! The views have to be among Firenze's very best. Seriously. Inside, the furnishings and appointments were fine. Slightly small kitchen, but that didn't keep us from preparing Italian meals to enjoy on one of three balconies. Groceries, bars, museums, and shops of Otrarno and Santu Spiritu are literally just down the street--downhill! We highly recommend this rental and think highly of the professional Italy Perfect team. Ciao!
[Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Florence Amore apartment
The apartment is beautifully located, only a couple of blocks from the Ponte Veche, great grocery store within a block, so close to the best sites in Florence. Many restaurants to walk to & shopping along the Arno river and just a short walk into a great shopping district.
The apartment is great for 2 people, beautiful patios overlooking the city, great views! There is a small elevator in the building, so once you get to the entrance, easy enough to get your luggage to the apartment. Taxi's cannot get to the front entrance, luckily we had a driver pick us up, he found a place to park & allowed us to walk down the street with our luggage to get to the entrance. Most taxi's will drop you at the end of the street & it is an uphill walk to the entrance. The other thing to know, the TV is Italian speaking stations only, Wifi is weak, best pick-up is in the bedroom or on the patio outside the bedroom. Bed is very firm and the kitchen is small, but very workable.
Overall, we loved it & would recommend it.
[Thank you Barb, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Italy Perfect]
We had a wonderful time
We had a wonderful time we will never forget. The apartment is so beautiful.
[Thank you & congratulations on getting engaged in Florence! The Italy Perfect Team]
Better than expected
We couldn't have picked a more perfect and romantic place to spend our honeymoon and Christmas. The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed. The terrace above was a spectacular place to eat breakfast. It was also a great place to stop by in the afternoon as a break from walking around, as well as at night. It's truly a panoramic view of the city. The greeter that was nice enough to let us in at 11pm. He also gave us a map and pointed out some great restaurants nearby and important nearby sights he recommended. He pointed out the Uffizi, Academy of Arts, Michelangelo's Plaza, and other places.
The apartment was about a three minute walk down some steps to the Ponte Vecchio. Before reaching the Ponte Vecchio, around the corner is a grocery store, wine shop, and a very nice place to eat called Golden View, which is on the Arno and overlooks the Ponte Vecchio.
Our surrounding area was very safe and in a great part of town. I would recommend Italy Perfect to a friend, and we are even hoping to return to this apartment for an anniversary or something someday!
[Thank you, we are delighted you celebrated your honeymoon at the Amore apartment! The Italy Perfect Team]
When evaluating accommodations, the most helpful reviews often deal with the prosaic, important information that reveals crucial details regarding physical comfort. I firmly agree with the previous reviews about the great condition of the apartment and of its stellar location. In addition, the greeter, Emanuele, was kind, patient, and professional. All of the tangible pieces are there, such as cleanliness, elegance, and security,
It is evident that many who stay at Amore seek the right words to describe the intangibles that encompass the visual and emotional impact of this apartment. If you come to Florence you come for the beauty of it. At Amore, Florence is laid out before you like a feast. The apartment provides a 360 degree view of the mountains, the valley, and the river. In life, especially in Italy, there are those times when you feel intensely how fortunate you are. I am sure that my friend and I are not the only ones to feel that way while at Amore.
This apartment has terraces that face the Dome across the river. Throughout the day, from your bird's eye view you can glimpse the movement of the bells in spires across the city. You are literally on top of the world. Many thanks to the apartment owners and to Italy Perfect for such an unforgettable experience.
We stayed at Amore in July, 2015. What an absolute pleasure - the apartment was actually lovlier than the picutres depicted! The moment we walked in we gasped at the vistas of Florence. Three fantastic terraces, each offering a unique view. The small terrace off the quiet, spacious bedroom is covered and cool for morning coffee. The large terrace off the living area is where we spent most of our time. The upper terrace is fabulous for evenings to soak up the panaramic 360 sights. All terraces had well-kept flowers that brightened the areas, windows had electronic shades to block out sun during day. The apartment was very clean with living area surprisingly spacious, generous room in the bathroom and all essentials in the kitchen. The location was flawless - easy access to grocery store and wine store and the Oltrarno district was a welcome change from busier areas. Minutes away from the Ponte Vecchio, historical sites and fabulous restaurants and shops. The stairs leading up were a great way to burn off pasta and sweets! We will be back - next time bringing family and friends!
Terry and Laurie
[What a pleasure to enjoy through your eyes! The Italy Perfect Team]
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Map and Location
|Ponte Vecchio - 5 minute walk to|
|Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens - 10 minute walk|
|Duomo 15 minute walk|
|Train station 20 minute walk|