Torella

Sleeps: 2 Bedroom(s): 1 Bathroom(s): 1

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Wake up each morning with awe inspiring panoramic views of Florence and the Arno, all from your bed! With the added bonus of a large terrace, you might not want to leave this romantic nest!

Location

This amazingly sun filled apartment is at the top of a Renaissance palazzo that faces the gallery of the Uffizi gallery across the Arno river.

Exterior

The building blends with its Renaissance-age neighbors with grey stone, pietra serena, accenting its classical proportions. The building is locked and has a doorman during weekday business hours.

Interior

There is a flight of steps up to the main level and another flight to the wonderful bedroom.The staircase, 18 steps, is beautifully painted and leads past a coat closet to the main level of the apartment.

The expansive, private terrace is the highlight of the main level. It faces uphill and from there you can see across the river to Santa Croce, Ponte alle Grazie, San Miniate and Piazzale Michelangelo with its beautiful views. A garden in the summer, the terrace has a table and chairs for dining and enjoying the sun and views.

From the terrace, step into a charming room that has a full height window and door on its terrace side. There is a glass-topped table with two chairs, a bench and shelf unit in this room. A pass-through window opens onto the kitchen.

Three steps from this dining room leads into the living room with comfortable sofa, chair, credenza with television. The credenza contains the dishes and microwave. Alongside the credenza is the refrigerator-freezer. Kitchen is small but has everything for preparing meals.

If the terrace weren`t enough for views and light, the bedroom may even be more wonderful. A room built on top of the building, the bedroom with queen size bed has an arched window in each wall with a memorable view from each. Black out drapes on the windows. With the help of jet lag, we found ourselves looking out the windows at all hours to see the monuments in all lights and atmospheres.

The bedroom is accessed up a narrow staircase that rises from the living room. There are 18 steps that aren`t wide. Under the steps is the clothes closet and a small closet that holds the vacuum.

Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:

- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
- Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
- Mid-stay maid and laundry services