Quiet and Filled with Light - Room for Entertaining
- Name: Pavone
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: €2,400/week, €3670/month, long term
Excellent location and nice, bright apartment.
A bright, quiet and gracious one bedroom apartment with beautiful tall ceilings located in a handsome palazzo in a wonderful central neighbourhood around Via Tornabuoni.
Since the 1300s, before the Renaissance, this neighborhood around Via Tornabuoni has been part of the center of commerce and activity in Florence. Narrow, wandering streets depart from the grid-pattern of the ancient Roman colony a few streets away toward the Duomo, the iconic Cathedral of Florence, city of flowers.
The palazzo, a handsome building from the early 1300s, was built by a Florentine merchant who grew wealthy from the spice trade. It would have housed his offices and, on the upper floors, his family. In the 1800s, many painters` atleliers were established in the building which is probably the reason many of the apartments, Pavone included, have large windows for natural light. The famous painter Ingres once had a studio here.
On the traditional "piano nobile" that, in Italian palazzos is where the finest rooms are located. The apartment entrance opens into the impressive dining-living room, with its very high coffered ceiling and traditional Tuscan terracotta floor. Two very tall studio windows bring in wonderful natural light. The view is over the well-maintained private gardens of the palazzo. The living room walls benefit from this city of art with elegant trompe l`oeil paintings that resemble further windows and traditional renaissance geometric patterns.
There are two large sofas (one can pull out to become a double bed) and armchairs all furnished in a color palette of cream, dusty blues and cinnamon. To one side of the living room is the dining area which seats six and leads into the spacious kitchen with decorative tiling and is complete with modern appliances.
On the opposite side of the living room a door opens onto a brief passage leading into the bedroom. Along the passage a spacious built-in cabinet with shelves is useful for storage purposes.
The bedroom is quiet and cosy with a window looking out onto an internal courtyard. The large double bed (which can be made into two single beds) is covered in tones of rich blue as is the bed-stead. There is a pretty cupboard with ample space for hanging clothes. Just beyond the bedroom is an ante-chamber to the bathroom with a washbasin and a curtained closet with further storage. The floor tiles are hand painted green and run through to the bathroom which has a bath tub with a hand held power-shower and heated towel rails.
Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
- Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
- Mid-stay maid and laundry services
Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||2 + 2|
|Bedrooms||1 bedroom that can be made up with two single beds or one queen sized bed.|
|Bathrooms||1 with hand held shower over tub|
|Floor||1st Floor, 2nd Floor North American|
|Mobility||Elevator will fit wheel chair if collapsed. Bathtub not accessible for someone with walking problems.|
|Size||890 sq ft, 83 m2|
|Outlook||View of garden|
|Dining||Dining table sits 6|
|Kitchen||Four burner gas stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, drip coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, microwave.|
|Laundry||Washer, drying rack, iron and ironing board.|
|Heating||Yes. The date of the heat being turned on/off is controlled by the government. Normally turned on by November 15th and off by April 15th with exceptions possible for extreme weather. It is hard to estimate utility costs since it will largely depend on your habits and the weather but based on historical usage you might want to budget for studios and one-bedroom apartments €10/day, for 2-3 BR €15-30/day. To track your usage, the manager can come to the apartment every 3 or 4 days to take a meter reading and give you an estimate of usage so that there are no surprises at check out.|
|Utilities||Paid as consumed, deducted from security deposit, except for short stays when they are included. See price information.|
|Transport||Busses and taxis nearby.|
|Crib||Crib, baby cot, and high chair on request.|
|Neighborhood||Historic and shopping center of Florence.|
|Entertainment||TV receives a few English-language news channels. Italian DVD player on request.|
|Telephone||Yes, landline telephone that is rather expensive, like hotel charges. Your first use generates a charge of about €10 that includes some minutes. The cost of your calls depends on where you are calling. Local calls are not expensive. If you need it, having a landline phone in the apartment is a real convenience.|
|Cleaning||1-week stays include final cleaning. Stays over 1-week pay €150 final cleaning. More frequent cleaning available for additional charge, on request.|
|Cook||Can be arranged.|
|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. Car rental office nearby.|
|Security Deposit||€500 on arrival|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||1 Week||2 Weeks||4 Weeks||
Per Month (4 weeks)
for 3+ Months
Minimum price is for 1 week.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays of one week.
- -- Security deposit: €500 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.
- -- Florence City Hospitality Tax, see www.italyperfect.com/tax for current rate.
- -- Telephone charges as used.
- -- Final Cleaning: Included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week €150 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 3 hours including towel and linen change is €75 Euros and €100 for Saturday. Additional hours €25.
- -- Extra towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) left in apartment €5/set.
- -- Extra sheet sets left in apartment €10/bed.
- -- Welcome or anytime lunch or dinner prepared by cook. From €50pp (according to Menu) plus cost of food. Minimum 2 guests.
- -- Pre-arrival grocery shopping: €25 Euros plus cost of groceries.
- -- Welcome basket from €25 Euros (flowers or chocolate or wine) or all three for €55 Euros.
- -- Laundry service and ironing in apartment €25/hr. External services (dry cleaner - ticket reservation) €25.
- -- Transfer service - Florence train station: car €55 or van €65. Florence airport: car €55 or van €65. Pisa airport: car €200 or van €250.
Arrivals can be at any time M-F 9-6 by appointment. If the apartment is occupied the night before your arrival it will not be ready until the afternoon but you may leave your luggage. Evening, weekend & holiday arrivals (Epiphany, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8) pay €50 fee directly to your greeter. High holiday (Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Jan 1, Easter, Easter Monday) arrivals pay €100 to greeter.
- Spacious and bright, very pleasant apartment
- Terrific, upscale location
- Many excellent restaurants in the neighborhood
Our Guest Reviews
Lovely and quiet
The unit has been lovely and quiet. Thank you again for all your help. For me Florence has been amazing.
Just a quick note to say thanks so much. The apt was great and worked out really well - was super cute and the location was ideal. Was happy to have AC as it was hot in Florence. I am thrilled to have learned about your company and will use and recommend you again.
Ciao for now
I enjoyed a month long holiday here and it was perfect for me. Excellent location and nice, bright apartment. The greeter was very courteous and helpful and as was the team at Italy Perfect. Thank you for everything!
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Florence Duomo Cathedral 7 min walk|
|Piazza della Signoria 8 min walk|
|Piazza Repubblica 5 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio 8 min walk|
|San Lorenzo Market 7 min walk|
|Porcellino Market 6 min walk|
|Accademia 12 min walk|
|Uffizi Galleries 9 min walk|
|Bargello Museum 10 min walk|