Stay in Style, Super Ponte Vecchio Oltrarno Location
- Name: Felicita
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: SALE From €2040/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 15% Discount on open January-February 2020 dates. Valid on new bookings from Dec 9, 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
Clean updated modern apartment.
We had a wonderful stay at this contemporary and lovely apartment with all the amenities for our family of four. everything was well appointed and in a great neighborhood and close proximity to all sites we recommend and would stay again. Clean updated modern apartment.
Overall, we enjoyed this well located apartment.
Spacious, comfortable, especially the living room/dining area.
Beds were comfortable.
Kitchen was well stocked,
A grocery (and a good one) was less than a block away.
Once we learned how to use it, the washer.dryer combination worked well.
Great for two couples but the third bedroom is not well designed for a third couple, maybe children would work well there.
The kitchen could use another dish towel.
In total the towel number/quality elsewhere in apartment could have been better. We have used Paris Perfect apartments in the past and found the towels there of higher quality.
Trash removal was a block away.
The proximity to the Arno river can bring a 'stale watery' odor to the stairwell and one of the bathrooms.
Lighting in the apartment was excellent except the lighting in the master bath.
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Our apartment was wonderful! Clean , spacious, beautifully decorated and right near the Ponte Vecchio . We each had our own bedroom and bath and a cute little balcony to sit outside. I’d definitely stay there again !
[Thank you Beth! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you again in the near future! The Italy Perfect Team]
Felicita Apt SUPERB!
A fantastic apartment, fully equipped, in possibly the best location in Florence - no more than a 20 minute stroll from everything with all important amenities like grocery, drug store and a variety of food service steps of the front door . In my humble opinion it is a 10/10!
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All-in-all this place is perfect for Florence.
All-in-all this place is perfect for Florence. Location is amazing, right in the heart of the action yet you don’t have to deal with the craziest of street noises. The unit is a 3 bed 3 bath (2 of which are en-suite). We didn’t use the balcony but there is a small one which could have come in handy if there were more than two of us staying there for more than a few days. There isn’t much more to say other than the host was extremely accommodating, explained everything thoroughly, was very organized (binder and all), and left us feeling comfortable off the get go. The host even left us a nice bottle of wine and large bottle of water to get us going. Easy access to grocery store for anything else that was needed. Would recommend to family and friends.
Spectacular! Location could not have been better. Beautiful apartment! Comfy beds, nice soaps, quiet, utterly fabulous!
Ideal for our family
The apartment was ideal for my husband, almost 6 year old son, and me. The location was convenient to everything. The apartment was very quiet, despite being so close to the action. The floor plan worked very well for us. Be advised that all in the party will need to be able to use some stairs as the elevator stops on half floors only.
Excellent Location and Layout
We have used Italy Perfect as well as their sister firms of London Perfect and Paris Perfect and have always been pleased with the quality and service at each vacation rental. Pat assisted with the initial reservation and while we have been to Florence, Italy several times, she provided additional information that was quite useful.
Felicita was delightful - the location and layout suited our needs as it was my husband and two adult sons. The 3 bedrooms was a plus as well as the modern design of the apartment. It is in a very busy area, but once you are inside you feel quite removed. Our greeter Christiana was fabulous. Upon arrival she provided an excellent overview of the apartment and the appliances. When we had questions, she quickly responded - again a testament to Italy Perfect’s excellent customer service.
Florence is a beautiful city and you feel its history walking the streets. We highly recommend Italy Perfect and you can trust them to provide a property that meets your needs. Felicita was perfect for our family.
[We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We loved this place!
We loved this place. The location in Oltrarno, right next to the ponte Vecchio, was fantastic and the apartment was very confortable.
Our family spent a week in Florence, we stayed at the Felicita apartment, and it was perfect. The location next to the Ponte Vecchio was great, close to the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio and the Boboli Gardens. We loved the view of the Palazzo Pitti from our balcony. We liked the tasteful decor of the apartment and the convenience of a washer and drier. For Breakfasts we recommend Artiginale nearby, also check out the restaurants around Santo Spirito for a more laid back vibe than the other side of the Arno. The apartment was clean, well appointed, and very confortable.
[We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! 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|