Live the splendor of Florence! 360 degree views from the terrace.
The living room's large window has picture postcard views of Florence. Sofa bed can accommodate 1 person.
The Amore living room is tastefully decorated. Handsome antiques. Seating isn't particularly comfortable. You'll be drawn towards the big picture window with its magnificent views of Florence.
Dine on the lower terrace while taking in splendid views of Florence.
From the dining terrace into the inside dining room.
The dining room has a direct view onto the historic skyline of Florence.
The Duomo at dusk. The skyline of the city changes in color and personality throughout the day and seasons. Captivating.
The sunny terrace is on two levels. The little kitchen window faces the lower terrace.
Cheerful kitchen with 4 burner gas stove, microwave, Italian and drip coffeepots, dishwasher.
Pretty kitchen tiles are from another era.
You can't beat these views off the kitchen, looking out over the terrace.
A short hallway connects the living room and kitchen. Kitchen storage cupboards are on the right, a little niche on the left houses the washing machine.
Romantic bedroom with stately canopy. The bed is between North American King and Queen in width. It can be separated to form two single beds.
A private terrace, large window and french doors fill the room with light. The position of the bedroom is such that it faces uphill into a quiet neighborhood. Quiet sleeping.
The armoire in the bedroom has a television set and DVD player.
Window and French doors in the bedroom overlook the bedroom's little terrace.
Open the French doors off the bedroom and step out onto a sunny little bonus terrace with lovely views.
Attractive marble in the bathroom. Nice features are good daylight and countertop space, large mirror, shower over the tub.
The upper terrace with lounges for sunbathing, table and chairs. Scenic views of the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Sensational views of Florence's icon: Brunelleschi's masterpiece, the dome of the Duomo cathedral.
All superlatives apply to the terrace view. Feast your eyes on views of the Palazzo Vecchio and Duomo.
Facing the opposite direction from the upper terrace enjoy panoramic views of the hills of Tuscany.
Of an evening you can watch a flock of swallows swarm above the center of the city. The shape shifts and change as they circulate.
Dusk view of Bruneleschi's dome, Giotto's bell tower and the smaller dome of San Lorenzo.
The view changes from the lower balcony to, in this photo, the upper balcony.
From the upper balcony, an evening toast to the Arno. Here, you are looking towards Ponte alle Grazie.
The entrance to the apartment building.
Cobblestone street leads up to the apartment. The Oltrarno area where it is located is admired for its charm, wonderful restaurants and small craft workshops that preserve ancient Florentine fine art crafts such woodworking, shoe making, gilding, upholstery and jewelry making.
The small, narrow street takes you up to the apartment. The short uphill walk is worth it: you'll be awestruck by the heart-pounding views.
A few minutes stroll away is the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with jewelry shops. Running across the top is the Vasari corridor, a private walkway for the the ruling Medici family during Renaissance connecting the home, the Pitti Palace, to their offices, now the Uffizi Gallery.
Just up river is the Ponte alle Grazie; beyond are the hills surrounding Florence, a timeless view.
Only a few minutes walk, just across the river, is the Uffizi museum.
Modern day and Renaissance intermix; a rowing club is situated along the banks of the Arno river, directly below the Uffizi Gallery.
A favorite ice cream shop near the base of the Ponte Vecchio bridge sells a tempting variety of wonderful gelato.
We snapped this early one summer morning from the Ponte Vecchio. There's a rowing club just across the Arno river by the Uffizi Gallery.
Just a few blocks away is a bakery that specializes in typically Tuscan treats. Take home pizza by the slice for a quick meal.
Just beyond the Ponte Vecchio is a wonderful little glove shop with a colorful selection of in a rainbow of colors.
This beautifully painted house in neighborhood was once a residence of Galileo. You'll find it on the Costa dei Magnoli.
Only in Italy does the corner mini market carry eight varieties of tomatoes!
When it's fresh porcini season, make sure you try a local pasta speciality made with these delicious mushrooms.
The famous Ponte Vecchio is only a few blocks from the apartment.
Beautiful spring leather goods on display at one of the many nearby boutiques.
Force yourself to get out of bed early and see the sights at dawn before the crowds.
The morning outdoor market at nearby Piazza Santo Spirito has a colorful variety of top quality fresh produce.
Seasonal produce tempts.
One of the Oltrarno area's many artisan workrooms. This is an upholsterer's shop.
Along with the arrival of spring comes fresh asparagus beautifully displayed at the market.
One of the most heralded recent additions to the area is the small Sapori e Dintorni supermarket, just a 2-minute walk. Locals and guests alike remark on the wonderful selection of fresh produce, take-away prepared foods and high quality. You can buy bus & museum tickets here.
Tuscan artisans hand paint these beautiful majolica ceramics. a shop near Casetta has a nice, if pricey, selection.