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Florence: Tesoro

Fascinating Art-Filled Apartment with Terrace

  • Name: Tesoro
  • Sleeps: 2 + 1
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Price: From €1755/week, 4 nts min
Harmonious spirit

Enjoy

A unique experience, an art lovers dream, nothing can prepare you for the exquisite murals that greet you! This beautifully curated, harmonious space also boasts a lovely internal facing terrace.

The Tesoro apartment is a treasure of art and harmony in the historic center of Florence.

Location

The Santa Croce neighborhood is one of the most fascinating and historic in the center of Florence. Piazza Santa Croce is traffic free and hosts events of every kind, including the famous Calcio in Costume (soccer as it was played in ancient times - in medieval costumes). Surrounded by history, the neighborhood has many restaurants and markets.

Exterior

Located between Piazza Santa Croce and the river, this Renaissance palazzo is built in the style typical of the period. Grey pietra serena (serene stone) outlines the geometry of the facade. The building is beautifully maintained; it is clean and quiet.

Interior

Glowing with radiantly colored 15th century frescoes, the entry transports you into another time. You can enjoy these beautifully preserved murals up close from an antique settee.

The spacious living room has a 20th century flair with a sofa, side chairs, chaise longue, a handsome antique sideboard, fireplace and many pieces of art. The exceptional aesthetics of the apartment evidence harmony and a spirit of beauty that can be appreciated at every turn. The fireplace is non-working.

A dining table seats four. You can also choose to dine on the terrace, a particular joy during warm weather. The terrace has a wrought iron table and chairs for four. It is right off the large kitchen where there is another table for casual meals. The kitchen is thoroughly modern and offers artistic elements to enjoy.

The terrace and living room overlook the inside of the block with its secluded gardens.

The study is another treasure with every wall and the ceiling covered with 18th century frescoes. Their beautiful clouds and cupids contrast with the vivid colors and themes of the entry frescoes. A leather sofa converts to a wide single bed. A full bath with shower adjoins the study. A flat-screen television receives local channels, a DVD player, and a stereo.

Tranquility suffuses the master bedroom with its warm yellow-gold walls and polished wood throughout. The decorating language is Japanese with a Italian King sized bed is on a wooden platform, so is a little lower that the usual. It has a heavy foam mattress. A glass walled room forms a temple to the bath. The toilet/WC is en-suite in a separate room with a door.

A sofa and large lounging pillows invite you to recharge in this magical room. The room faces the internal, quiet courtyard.

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Property and area amenities

Location Santa Croce
Sleeps 2+1
Bedrooms 1 bedroom with Italian king sized bed, sofa bed in study
Bathrooms 2: 1 full bath with shower off the study, a half bath ensuite to master bedroom with a separate room for the tub that has a hand-held "telephone" shower head, also in the master bedroom.
Floor 1st European, 2nd North American
Elevator Yes, 12 steps from entry to elevator door.
Mobility Elevator is small. The master bed is low, not on the floor, but on a platform with a thick mattress, no box spring.
Size 1080 sq ft, 100 m2
Outlook 100 square feet of terrace. Courtyard gardens and surrounding buildings.
Hairdryer Yes
Dining Dining room with table for four. Terrace table seats four. Kitchen table seats 3.
Kitchen Full kitchen with 4 burner gas stove top, oven, large refrigerator with a freezer compartment, dishwasher. Drip & coffee pots, microwave, juicer.
Laundry Washer, Iron and ironing board
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Utilities baseline utilities, €30 week included. Guests pay costs above this.
Transport Public transportation nearby
Crib No
Neighborhood Historic and lively Santa Croce neighborhood.
Entertainment TV receives local Italian stations and, through Apple TV, international digital content, European DVD player, stereo in study.
Telephone Landline telephone, guest pays for calls
Internet High speed internet via direct connection or WiFi.
Linens Included
Pets No
Smoking No
Family A small family, with a child over the age of 12
Cleaning Final cleaning included, weekly cleaning with stays of 2+ weeks.
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. Public garage on the other side of Piazza Santa Croce, about €25/day.

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Price Information

 

Year-Round Prices

in Euros

3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights 6 Nights 7 Nights
1 - 2 Guests

€985

€1225

€1350

€1590

€1755

3 Guests

€1045

€1305

€1450

€1710

€1890

Property Terms

The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance (€30/week for utilities which is prorated for shorter stays), final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.

Not included: Local hospitality tax is to be paid in cash at check in (see latest information at www.italyperfect.com/tax) and utility usage over €30/week, charged at €.70/Kwh, payable in cash at check out.

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 check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.

 

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Our Review

• We love the Santa Croce area; there is so much to see and do every day and the large Piazza Santa Croce hosts frequent special events.

• The terrace enhances your enjoyment of Florence.

• It is hard to express how truly special this apartment is. It is filled with spectacular and unique art. But beyond the wonderful things to look at, there is a harmonious spirit that brings it all together.

• The living room furniture is more for artistic enjoyment than for comfort.

• A neighbor smokes in the hallway and elevator. This is normal in Italy ;-(, but that also means that sometimes that smell drifts into the apartment.

 

Our Guest Reviews

Truly a Treasure!
Oct 2018

This beautiful and special apartment is truly a treasure! With frescoes from the 13th and 16th centuries, along with the perfect location and accommodations, it cannot be beat for having the perfect stay in the beautiful city of Florence. ItalyPerfect is my preferred purveyor of wonderful apartments in Italy.
[Thank you Celia, we are pleased you enjoyed staying at the Tesoro! The Italy Perfect Team]

Celia, Seattle

Lovely apartment!
Mar 2018

Matt and I want to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed Elisabetta's apartment and talking with her about her life. She is a fascinating and kind person. We are back home and miss the charm, food, wine, and scenery of Italy.
Grazie mille, Sharon

Sharon L, US

Tesoro_Florence
Feb 2018

The apartment was very unique with beautiful murals throughout, a spacious living room and a great little balcony.

My only negative with the apartment was that it was quite 'full of stuff' and hence a bit dusty due to the volume of books etc.

We did also have an issue with the key to the street door - The key had been broken off by somebody in the door and when the lock was changed we were not given a key and got locked out of the apartment. Luckily someone else was coming home & we were able to obtain a new key.

The location was wonderful and the surrounding area felt safe and had lots of restaurants and bars to choose from.

The Santa Croce at the end of the street is worth more than a single visit - It was just amazing and the movie shown of the '66 floods and following restoration activities was very interesting.

We would certainly recommend Italy Perfect to family and friends.
[Thank you very much for your kind comments. We inspected the property right after your comments and did find the apartment full of things as in the photos but no dust, so if there was a housekeeping oversight, it was corrected. Apologies! Very sorry there was a problem with the front door key. Fortunately you were delivered the replacement as soon as it was available. The Italy Perfect team.]

Deena, Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful apartment. Don't even consider staying anywhere else
Sep 2017

This apartment has a perfect location and allows you to feel as though you are living in an artist's flat for the duration of your stay. The furnishings and art are wonderfully curated. We enjoyed being able to cook in the kitchen and relax on the attached outdoor patio. This will be my go-to apartment for all future trips!

Annaka W, US

We spent our honeymoon here and the service received was beyond expectation. We will refer big time
Aug 2017

From the beginning discussions with Pat, to meeting Elizabetta our greeter, we were treated first class and with the warmest of welcomes. The villa is even more charming in person with every amenity you could imagine. Grocery store, restaurants, wine bars, gelato, shopping, museums, and friendly people are steps from the front door. Don't forget to visit Flor on the street as it fills the air with homemade perfumes that will blow your mind. We have traveled to many places around the world, and this is up there as being one of the greatest experiences we've ever had. We highly recommend contacting Pat and her team to make your experience above the ordinary. Without question we are referring our family members and close friends, and we also plan to return one day in the near future.

Sean O, US

Beautiful apartment!
Jul 2017

We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful apartment. I will recommend it to all my friends. Thank you for making our stay so excellent. See you next time we are in Firenze.

Lisa M, US

Incredible Gem of an Apartment
Nov 2016

First, we would certainly recommend Italy, Paris and London Perfect for any travelers. We have used all three and your services are the best. The specific apartment we rented in San Croce in Florence was spectacular. The location was perfect - San Croce is full of great restaurants, sights and shops to visit and a GREAT walking neighborhood as is the entire city. The apartment is large, in a 500+ year old building with beautiful frescos covering many of the walls that go back hundreds of years. Our greeter, the apartment's owner was also very gracious and hospitable and make arrangements for our late arrival. I would strongly recommend the apartment, the neighborhood and Florence.
[Thank you Jim and Peggy, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]

Peggy and Jim Angelone, Baltimore

Amazing Location, Wonderful Apartment, Top Notch Service!
Nov 2016

We rented the Tesoro apartment for a week, and it was exceptional. About 90 minutes after I inquired about the apartment, I got a response from Pat at Italy Perfect, confirming availability. Within 24 hrs Pat had all the information and paperwork sent to me. Between the time we booked the apartment and our departure, Pat was in touch to explain the check in procedure, sent links to helpful websites (trains, museums, etc.) Italy Perfect also sends along other helpful information (like using phones in Italy.)
The apartment itself is wonderful, beautifully kept and decorated, and quite well equipped (I wasn't expecting a blender!) To top it off, it's right around the corner from the Piazza Santa Croce, and easy walking distance to all the main sights in Florence, even the Oltrarno area across the Arno River. The only time we took taxis were to/from the airport or train station. The neighborhood is lively during the day, but quiets down in the evening. Nevertheless, the apartment was always quiet, with the exception of the occasional church bell, which was charming! There is a small but well stocked grocery store around the corner, a farmers market, many restaurants in the area. Because the apartment is so centrally located, it was easy to spend time at a museum, stop for a gelato, then walk a short distance to the apartment to recharge before dinner or another adventure. We'll definitely be back!
[Thank you Kimberley, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]

Kim, Berkeley, CA

Florence
Oct 2016

The Tesoro apartment is conveniently located near Santa Croce Church. It was a wonderful place to be for the week we stayed in Florence.

This is the second time we have used Italy Perfect and would highly recommend them. Lisa and Pat are full of helpful information and respond to any questions quickly and efficiently.
[Thank you Denise, we look forward to welcoming you back again! The Italy Perfect Team]

DDK, New Jersey

the apartment was beautiful. location was fabulous.
Aug 2016

the apartment was beautiful. location was fabulous.
we reccommend gelateria dei neri which is close by.

thank you for recommending veronica for the tours. she was fabulous.

the electricity bill (70 euros) was a bit of a shock considering we ran one air conditioner only at night and turned everything off during the day. it might be better to give an anticipated cost.
wifi was extremely poor, a problem when traveling with teenagers.

[Happy you enjoyed the apartment & location too. During the peak summer period when temperatures are in the 90's to 100's utility usage can be expensive. For these guests it was an additional €10/day when Florence was at its hottest. A/C running all evening & thought the night plus other utility usage (washer, water heater, lights, fans) adds up.. The WiFi is fine for email, not good for watching videos on online gaming. The Italy Perfect Team]

Kay, Manhattan Beach

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Map and Location

Distance to

Piazza Santa Croce - 1 minute walk
Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio - 5 minute walk
Duomo, Accademia, Piazza della Repubblica - 10 minute walk
Santa Maria Novella Train station 15 minute walk

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