Terrace, Breathtaking Views
- Name: Amore
- Sleeps: 2 + 1
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €1370/week low season, 3 night min
We fell in love with the Amore apartment
If you desire truly spectacular, 360 degree sweeping panoramas of Florence and beyond from multiple private terraces, then you will fall in love with Amore. It’s all about the views!
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. In the same building we also offer the Delizia apartment.
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.
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 & dryer in the common laundry room at the bottom of the building. Iron & ironing board.|
|Transport||Buses and taxi stand 2-3 blocks away.|
|Crib||Available on request|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV receives a few English language news stations|
|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.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Availability has to be confirmed in advance, please inquire with your dates.
|Prices in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights|
May 1 - Nov 1
Dec 20 - Jan 9
|€ 730||€ 950||€1160||€1370||€1510|
Jan 6 - May 1
Nov 1 - Dec 20
|€ 670||€ 860||€1050||€1250||€1370|
Minimum price is for 3 nights.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. For stays greater than 14 nights, a weekly cleaning and linen/towel change is included.
Additional cleanings and linen/towel changes are upon request for €50. Extra towels are available for €20/person paid on site.
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 3pm-8pm. Check out is 11am.
- 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.
Our Guest Reviews
Six nights in Florence
We enjoyed this apartment in Florence. The location in the Oltrarno and near Santo Spirito was great for us. I would recommend Italy Perfect to a friend. Regarding this apartment, the roof top terrace was a lovely spot to relax in the afternoon after touring and to watch the sunset.
One suggestion is to have some type of sign near the elevator that other guests close the doors so that the lift is functional. On several occasions if was not available and we had to walk up four steep flights of stairs at the end of a long day. As you know on the last day I had to contact people to get the lift to get our luggage down. It seems that the lift goes into a third floor apartment and they did not release it back to the rest of the building.
There are many great local restaurants near by as well as several wine shops and a supermarket. I would not suggest trying to cook in the kitchen other than a cup of coffee as it is too small. It would also be nice if there was more than one capsule of coffee to make when arriving. We had one and there are two of us. It would feel a bit well, more welcoming but we found the market and got our own. Thank you.
[We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the great location as well as the terrace. Sorry to hear someone on the floor below forgot to close the elevator doors. As with most elevators in older Italian apartment buildings, the doors have to be closed manually and most likely those people forgot. We’ll ask the building manager if a sign is possible. The Italy Perfect Team]
Would love to return for another visit
Overall we loved the place and would love to return for another visit.
Fabulous return to Amore
In the heart of Florence with a good air conditioner in 105 heat. New addition of the Jacuzzi on the roof plus the bonus of a spectacular fireworks show visable from the roof. The cool breezes at night make this the best rental in Florence. We will be back for a fifth trip to Amore!
[Thank you for your review! We look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
This apartment was stunning
This apartment was stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit. I have just recommended it to a client.
[So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for the gorgeous nighttime photo! So pleased you enjoyed the incredible views from the apartment day and night. The Italy Perfect Team]
The views from Amore are the best in Florence! One can never tire of looking at the Duomo, Campanile and the tower of Arnolfo but since it has 360 degree views you also get to see the grounds of the Pitti Palace as well as Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato al Monte. Incredible!
When we could drag ourselves in from one of the three terraces, we found a very lovely well-appointed and comfortable apartment. The location of the apartment is on a quiet street but very close to the Ponte Vecchio so all amenities are at your doorstep. This apartment allowed us to relax and sleep well. The booking and greeting staff were friendly and provided all the information we needed.
We highly recommend Italy Perfect and Amore!
[Thank you Lee and Sherry, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Amore! The Italy Perfect Team]
In Love with Amore
As much as I admired the pictures of the views from this apartment, they do not do it justice. There are views from every window, and the 360 degree view from the rooftop terrace is spectacular. It simply must be seen to be believed. It was a privilege to awaken every morning to the beautiful skyline of Florence. Other good things about Amore include its location, which is a stone's throw from the Ponte Vecchio and a very short walk to the Uffizi. There are two AC units; the one in the bedroom worked the best and allowed us to sleep comfortably. The neighborhood is also very quiet, which contributed to a good night's sleep. Another bonus is the tankless water heater in the bathroom, so you never run out of hot water. Although there is a washing machine in the unit, there is no dryer anywhere in the building. However, there is a very good self-service laundromat just down the street, with Speed Queen appliances. After struggling with a British-made washing machine in our previous rental, it was a joy to use American made appliances. There is also a laundry service next door to the laundromat that can take care of cleaning your clothes.
There is a wonderful gelateria nearby that I highly recommend called La Strega Nocciola.
I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Florence.
[Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay as well as the location. The Italy Perfect Team]
We stayed at the absolutely perfect AMORE Apartment in Florence a few weeks ago. Spacious, clean, and well decorated the location was simply the best and the views outstanding. from now on our future trips to Florence will depend entirely on the availability of this delightful accommodation.
[Thank you so much Charles and Juliette! We are glad you had a pleasurable stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
We loved Santo Spirito, great location with views of all that Florence is known for. This apartment was a wonderful oasis.
We stayed at Amore in July, 2015 and vowed we would be back with family and friends. In July, 2017 and we made good on our promise - renting three units. Amore was just as we remembered in 2015 – our review then still stands.
Terry and Laurie
[Thank you Terry and Laurie! The Italy Perfect Team]
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]
Map and Location
|Ponte Vecchio - 5 minute walk|
|Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens - 10 minute walk|
|Duomo 15 minute walk|
|Train station 20 minute walk|