Stay in Style, Super Ponte Vecchio Oltrarno Location
- Name: Felicita
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: SALE! From €2030/week, 3 night minimum
It’s a dreamy apartment for travellers who love comfort
A charming small balcony with views of the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace. Bistro table and chairs for two, plus electric retractable awning. As seen on House Hunters International.
Completely updated to the highest quality, you'll enjoy the Felicita apartment, a large, bright and sunny apartment in a prime location.
The Oltrarno is a favorite area in the historic center because of the easy walking distance to the sites, the less touristy feel and the picturesque crafts workshops that carry on centuries-old artisan traditions jewelers, goldsmiths, gilded picture frames, custom shoemakers and painting restoration, crafts that apprentices the world over come to Florence to learn under the tutelage of these masters. We are very partial to the Oltrarno area because the many excellent cafes, restaurants and shops. A favorite bakery, gelateria and pizzeria are within a five minute walk. Step out the door and you can be at the Uffizi Gallery or Duomo in a matter of minutes, or in the opposite direction you can enjoy a stroll and a picnic in the Boboli Gardens.
The church of Santa Felicita presides over the small piazza and is said to be one of the oldest churches in the city. The Vasari Corridor, the Renaissance Medici families private raised corridor that runs all the way Pitti Palace where they lived to the Uffizi where their offices were located, passes through the church. A hidden grate in the Vasari Corridor opens into the church and was used by Lorenzo di Medici to privately attend mass at Santa Felicita without being observed by locals.
The building was built post-World War II as this area was heavily bombed during the war so much reconstruction is concentrated in this area. As a result the quality of the construction tends to be high quality and well suited for modern living since features like elevators and living comfort were planned in advance with good placement of windows and plumbing for "modern" living.
Tucked away on a charming little piazza on the Oltrarno side of the river you can stay in style at the Felicita apartment. Aptly named for little Piazza Santa Felicita where the apartment is located, the name Felicita means happiness which definitely suits this totally renovated and cheerfully decorated vacation rental apartment.
Step through the apartment door into a welcoming entry foyer. Off the foyer is a large closet good for coats and luggage storage. The living room is 6 steps down from the foyer.
The open plan living room is ideally suited for relaxing on vacation.
The room is well designed with the vacation traveler in mind, ample comfortable seating and easy kitchen access so that friends and family can relax and enjoy socializing, cooking or planning sightseeing together.
A comfortable, high quality L-shaped sofa and armchair at one end, handsome herringbone-patterned wood floors and a door that opens to a small terrace with a bistro table and 2 chairs where you can enjoy the view. The decor is high quality and tasteful. A flat screen TV receives several English language news channels and Netflix.
A dining table in the center of the room comfortably seats 6 people.
At the opposite end is the kitchen, with high quality marble countertops, Miele appliances, induction stove, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes, French press coffee pot, tea kettle, microwave.
On the opposite side of the entry foyer are the bedrooms and bathrooms, a great floorplan that separates "day" and "night" rooms.
The master bedroom suite has 180 cm, 71 inch California king size bed and en suite bathroom.
The second bedroom has two 90 cm, 35 inch single beds that can be combined.
The third bedroom has two 90 cm, 35 inch single beds and an en suite bathroom.
The bathrooms are of the highest quality with beautiful marble, top quality fixtures, good lighting and, in winter heated towel racks.
Master bathroom, ensuite with master bedroom, has a walk in shower with rainfall shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
The second bathroom is across the hall from the queen bedroom. It has a tub with rainfall shower head over, sink, toilet and bidet.
The third bathroom is ensuite with the twin-bedded room with large walk in shower, sink, toilet.
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Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||3. Master bedroom California king bed. 2nd bedroom 2 single beds that can be combined. 3rd bedroom 2 single beds that cannot be combined.|
|Bathrooms||3. Master bathroom 1 with shower over tub, sink, toilet, bidet. 2nd bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, bidet. 3rd bathroom with shower, sink, toilet.|
|Floor||5th floor North American designation, 4th floor Italian designation|
|Elevator||Yes, 6 steps from building lobby foyer to elevator.|
|Mobility||6 step from building entry lobby to elevator. 6 steps up from elevator 4th floor landing to apartment front door. 6 steps inside apartment.|
|Size||1378 square feet, 128 m2|
|Outlook||Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace views|
|Hairdryer||Yes, 1 hairdryer provided|
|Dining||Dining table seats 6|
|Kitchen||Open plan kitchen with Miele appliances, 4-burner induction stove, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, French press coffee pot, tea kettle, refrigerator & freezer, pots, pans, dishes. No toaster.|
|Transport||Public transportation nearby|
|Neighborhood||Oltrarno, 2 blocks from the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens nearby.|
|Entertainment||TV has Netflix for Netflix subscribers.|
|Family||Perfect for families|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included.|
|Parking||Automobile not recommended. Parking garage 2 blocks away approx. €35/day.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
SALE! 20% Discount on open dates in April and May 2019. Valid on new bookings from April 12, 2019.
|Price in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights||14 Nights||21 Nights||28 Nights|
Mar 1 - Nov 1
Dec 20 - Jan 6
Jan 6 - Mar 1
Nov 1 - Dec 20
|1-4 Guests||€ 980||€1270||€1560||€1850||€2040||€3760||€5290||€6610|
There is 3 night minimum price with a 4 night minimum during holiday weeks. The holiday weeks are Easter, Christmas, New Years.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utilities, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Stays of 2 weeks or more include a mid-stay cleaning after each 7 days.
Extra sheets at €15/set and towels at €10/set are available and are paid for in cash to your greeter at check in. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Early check in from 9am. Late check out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early, or drop off your luggage, or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.
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• This apartment ticks all the boxes for quality, fabulous location, bright and beautifully remodeled. Top quality finishes and furnishings throughout. The bathrooms in particular are lovely high quality.
• Balcony has a bistro table and 2 chairs and views of the Boboli Gardens and Pitti palace.
• Location is very convenient, just minutes walk to all the sites
• Bedrooms get some pedestrian street noise at night, 5 floors below. Typical for city center prime location.
• Don't hesitate to book this apartment, it is terrific!
Our Guest Reviews
The Felicita apartment is an excellent place to spend time in Florence. Located in the Oltrarno but very close to Ponte Vecchio, Boboli gardens (that you can actually see from the balcony) and the Pitti Palace. The apartment is spacious, newly renovated with modern kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are very quite at night and provided our family of 5 with plenty of room and comfort. Our greeter (Veronica) was great and extremely helpful with recommendations for restaurants with typical Fiorentine food. We particularly enjoyed 4 Leoni Restaurant upon our arrival, since it had convenient hours for a late lunch/early dinner. We would definitely choose it for our next trip to Florence and will also recommended it to our friends. Italy Perfect is our top choice for any future stays in Italy.
[Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Fantastic, clean, quiet, super location!
The apartment is exactly as advertised. It is in an amazing location, convenient to the Ponte Vecchio and the heart of Florence. Yet somehow it is also quiet. The welcome/orientation was thorough. A folder is provided with all questions answered, plus numerous restaurant recommendations. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. If we go back, we hope to stay here again! The only complaint is that the washer/dryer doesn't dry very well, but perhaps we overloaded it. We left everything out and it all dried in a day anyway, so no harm done. Just don't try to wash a bunch the night before you leave and you'll have a perfect stay!
[Thank you Scott, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we'd love to welcome you back! Washer/dryer is typical for Europe, as you not you have to be careful not to overfill it as they don't work as efficiently as in North America. The Italy Perfect Team]
A lovely Apartment!
A lovely apartment! Super clean, completely updated with all the conveniences of home. Perfect location, close to everything. We will definitely stay again and tell our friends.
Would definitely stay here again!
Wonderful apartment - clean, renovated and very comfortable and cozy space. Would definitely stay here again!
Location is excellent
Location is excellent. Slightly removed from the busiest parts of Florence, but only a 10 second walk to Ponte Vecchio or Pitti Palace. Typically better quality and value to be found in this area as well, would highlight gelato d'Angelo Flat is clean, spacious and well equipped. Generally quiet, though can be noisy from the street below on a Saturday night
I would definitely book this place again
It’s a dreamy apartment for travellers who love comfort and poise. Feeling so loved surrounded by its decor, I would definitely book this place again. Our greeter Valeria is a very sweet person, thank you for her help and care during our stay. We really appreciated that.
[Thank you for your wonderful comments! We were so pleased to have you as our very first guests at the Felicita apartment. The Italy Perfect Team]
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Map and Location
|Ponte Vecchio 2 minute walk|
|Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens 5 minute walk|
|Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Repubblica, Duomo 10 minute walk|
|Train station, Galleria dell Accademia (The David) 20 minute walk|