Felicita

Sleeps: 6 Bedroom(s): 3 Bathroom(s): 3

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Felicita is a large and bright apartment in a prime location. Enjoy Boboli Garden and Pitti balance views from the balcony with bistro table, chairs for two and a retractable awning.

Location

The Oltrarno is a favorite area in the historic center because of the easy walking distance to the sites 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 partial to the Oltrarno area because the excellent cafes, restaurants and shops. Our favorite bakery, gelateria and pizzeria are within a five minute walk. Walk to the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, Boboli Gardens in minutes.

We love the church of Santa Felicita that 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 from 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.

Exterior

The building was built post-World War II as this area was heavily bombed during the war.  As a result 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.

Interior

Step through the apartment door into a welcoming entry foyer. Off the foyer is a large closet. The living room is 6 steps down from the foyer.

The open plan living 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 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.