Vespucci

Sleeps: 4 Bedroom(s): 2 Bathroom(s): 2

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With scenic views and a terrific location near the historic center of Florence, the remarkably quiet and spacious Vespucci is a only a block from the Arno river and an easy walk to all the sites.

Special Services: Vespucci apartment owner Cynthia, an American who married her Italian sweetheart, has lived in Florence for decades. She provides a warm and welcoming greeting when you arrive at the apartment giving you lots of local "insider" tips. For stays of 5 or more nights Cynthia will invite you into her home (in the same building) for an evening prosecco and appetizers. For stays of 7 or more nights, a complimentary dinner for up to 4 people at a local favorite restaurant will also be included. Additional services are available such as a private Italian cooking lesson with Cynthia.

Location

The Vespucci apartment is located a leisurely 15 minute walk to the east of the very center of Florence near the Ponte Amerigo Vespucci bridge. Luckily, the street the apartment is on in a limited traffic zone so it is notably quiet, something that is a rare find in such a prime Florence historic center location.

Exterior

Attractive apartment building is well maintained. There are a few low steps to reach the elevator.

Interior

It is a comfortably furnished apartment  just perfect for a family or two couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle just a few blocks away in the very center.

The living room windows overlook the street and the views are unobstructed and pleasant. Polished terazzo floors are typical of the era the building was built.

The kitchen is fully furnished. Despite the wide variety of nearby Florence restaurants, you`ll probably want to cook at the apartment when you see the wonderful array of fresh produce and other grocery items that you can buy at the nearby Cascine open air market, a Florence favorite of ours.

The master bedroom is extremely quiet since it faces the inner courtyard.

The second bedroom gets lots of light and because of the limited traffic zone, minimal noise.

The windows throughout the apartment have screens which is helpful for mosquito control. Door leading to balcony does not.