Solare

Sleeps: 4 Bedroom(s): 1 Bathroom(s): 1

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The top floor position of the Solare apartment yields lots of light with views over the rooftops of Florence. Situated in the historic center, you can easily walk to all the sites.

This is a cheerful, pleasant apartment.

Location

Located near Piazza San Lorenzo it`s an easy walk to the Duomo, the train station, the Church of San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels. The Mercato Centrale nearby offers vast varieties of Italian food specialities and restaurants.

This is a very central location so you can be back "home" within a matter of minutes from most of the historic center sites. The neighborhood has many convenient shops, there is a small supermarket within 2 blocks, a mom-and-pop style grocers, a pizzeria, several restaurants, a pharmacy and a bakery with one block. We always have a meal at the restaurant on this block when we are in Florence.

Exterior

The building is small with only two apartments per floor and has a newly renovated exterior facade.

Interior

The building dates back to the 15th century; the stone stairwell steps that have been well used for centuries. It`s not an impressive entrance; there are no architectural details or adornments but the location is marvelous for exploring Florence and the apartment is a delight.

The apartment is fresh and up-to-date. A special feature that delights us are the nice views from the windows in the living room and bedroom. Gaze out at timeless views of the distant hills that surround Florence. It`s a bright, pleasant apartment.

A comfy sofa and two arm chairs provide comfortable seating for four people. A pull-down Murphy bed in the living room folds up flat into the wall. The living room has a door that can be closed, creating a private space when the Murphy bed is in use, thus guests in the bedroom can get up and move about the apartment without waking up those who are sleeping in the bedroom.

In the bedroom a large armoire provides good clothing storage space. Here too you can enjoy views across rooftops towards the hills. 

The bathroom is acessed outside the bedroom, convenient if guests are sleeping in the living room. The shower stall is standard Italian size, but a bit small by U.S. standards. Plenty of natural light too from the window as well as good lighting over the medicine cabinet mirror.

The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped.