Firenze Due Penthouse

Beautiful 5 bedroom luxury apartment in historic downtown Florence. On a quiet street, but less than a 5 min walk to the most sought after historic sites. Outside Terrace with sweeping views for al fresco dining, or relaxing with your favorite beverage!

Florence Apartments Apartment 10

A beyond beautiful restoration has created this grand 5 bedroom/6 bath apartment that we call Firenze Due Penthouse. Firenze Due is one of the historical Florentine palazzos and is truly one of the most stunning residences in Florence...It is in a superb location right in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. It is right in the the center, yet it seems to be in a quiet world of its own...It is on a lovely side street with many local restaurants and bars. It is only 100 meters to Ponte Vecchio and 600 meters to the Duomo on a pedestrian street. It is an absolute gem, centrally located with its own roof terrace enjoying views over Florence, spacious rooms throughout and inspirational contemporary furniture – what could beat this as a venue for a stay in one of the world’s most beautiful, historic cities?

Firenze Due's origins date back to the 12th Century, but its present form is mainly derived from the 17th Century renovation by the Marchese Anton Maria Bartolommei and designed by architect Ferdinando Tacca (who also designed the stunning entrance). 

Inside, up on the fourth floor, is the fabulous terraced Firenze Due Penthouse which has been decorated to the highest standards in a trendy contemporary style by the internationally known interior designer Ilaria Miani. Upon arriving at the Palazzo, one immediately enters into a grand neoclassical hall with its original columns and statues. A beautiful vaulted staircase leads to the upper floors, but for the less energetic there is also a newly installed mirror lined elevator! Ilaria Miani has designed and decorated a number of gorgeous farmhouses in Southern Tuscany and Firenze Due Penthouse is her most recent creation.

For the lofty dining room on the top floor, Ilaria Miani did a radical restoration of all the superstructures, featuring partitions, false ceilings, and layers of paint to highlight the original structure made of bricks and pillars. From the sofa you have views from S.Stefano church through the blooming terrace, and on the opposite side you can see the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

The kitchen is large and equipped with everything one could wish for, bedrooms enjoy stunning marble en suite bathrooms and every modern facility has been thought of including air conditioning and internet connection. There is also the availability of a private cook service which, after a day’s exploring on foot in Florence, provides a great excuse to relax with aperitivi on the roof terrace and soak in the magic of Florence.

5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms


LAYOUT DETAILS:

Firenze Due Penthouse is composed of an entrance lobby, large double volume living/dining room with fireplace (French door to fully furnished terrace/roof garden), fully equipped eat-in kitchen, TV, attic kitchen storage, half bath (with toilet and basin only), laundry cupboard, storage.. There are 5 bedrooms, whose layout is as follows: • bedroom 1, master suite: king size bed, all marble bathroom, walk in shower with Turkish bath, stair to bathtub in loft, large counter, back down the stairs, door to terrace • bedroom 2, Lambertesca 1: twin beds, en suite marble bathroom, separate shower • bedroom 3, Attic, on the upper level: king size bed, en suite shower room with double stone sink • bedroom 4, Master 2 suite: king size bed, marble bathroom, wall mounted shower in the tub, stairs to private lofted sitting room with sofa/ day bed, 50” TV screen, and large counter, back down the stairs, door to terrace • bedroom 5, Lambertesca 2: king size bed, marble bathroom, stone sink, separate shower

Fully air conditioned, WiFi, satellite TV. Cost of heating and air conditioning is included. House has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, and offers a range of multmedia devices. Rooms and bathrooms have complete sets of linen, hairdryers, bath amenities including soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion. Cribs, high chairs and wheel chairs can be provided. Basic supplies are always available for free, such as olive oil from the owners estates, mineral water, balsamic vinegar, various English teas, coffee, paper napkins, toilet papper, soap, candles, etc.

Private garage is available for one car, but is problematic due to the recent laws requiring a daily permit that can only be purchased in person at the police station. Driving in the historic district is only allowed with the permit.  It is easier to hire a driver/taxi to bring you to the apartment, or to pick up and dropoff your rental car when you are taking an excursion outside of the city. Parking anywhere in Florence is very limited. Florence is a walking city.

There are several car rental companies within a short taxi ride), so we suggest doing Daily car rentals if you want to explore Chianti, Siena, or Tuscany on day trips.  Train station is nearby offering lots of options including Venice. two hours away. Should you opt for a rental car you must request a permit, it is 5 Euro for a daily pass (only issued for the day of) at the Police Station, allowing you entry on these streets for up to 4 hours. You don't need another pass to bring your car out. The police station is closed for two hours during lunch and on Sundays. The location is Piazza della Calza, 2, 50125 Firenze a few minutes from the (apartment) historic district.  Alternatively, consider a parking garage that offers weekly rates that will include the permit in their fee.


Discounts also available for two and three week rentals.

Property Type
Apartment
Region
Florence Apartments
Capacity
10
Special Selection
  • Deluxe World Class Property
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Features
  • Within walking distance of a village

Staff

3 days of housekeeping is required at an additional $70 per visit. Linens & towels are an additional charge. Not available on Sundays, or National Holidays. Modest Hourly Charge applies for Cooking, serving meals, grocery shopping etc. Check in Time is 4PM to 6pm. Check out Time is 10AM. We apologize, but we cannot accommodate early, or late check out.

Exclusions

€3000 damage deposit to be held against valid credit card 3 business days before check in and held 3 business days after check out.

Distances

Located in central Florence

Recommended Local Restaurants

Within two minutes walk of apartment:

Ora D’Aria- via de' Georgofili 11/13 r  Tel. 552001699 www.oradariaristorante.com/en/odaprofile_en.html  The dining room at this one star Michelin restaurant faces the open-view kitchen, allowing a continuous exchange of dialogue between chefs and diners. The cuisine focuses on mainly Tuscan produce served in dishes that blend traditional skill with contemporary style. Very creative. Our best dining experience in Florence during our April 2105 trip. Expensive

Mangia Pizza Firenze.  Very, very good spot for a pizza.  Via Lambertesca 24/26  Tel. 055 287595 Inexpensive

Carapina Via Lambertesca 18/R  Tel. 055 291128  Good gelato

Gastronomia "Le Tre Comari"  Via Lambertesca 22  Tel. 055219162  Little bistro, good for a quick lunch. Also you can take out.  Inexpensive

Osteria Vecchio Vicolo  Via Lambertesca 16r  Tel. 0552654512  Another place good for a quick lunch. Inexpensive

Other areas of Florence

Santo Bevitore-via Santo Spirito 64-66red  Tel. 055.211.264  www.ilsantobevitore.com  Very good trattoria. Food is creative, atmosphere informal, décor good, and prices are very reasonable. It is very popular, so make reservations.

 Quattro Leone-Piazza dell Passera Tel. 055.218.  www.4leoni.com  Great setting. If the weather is good and you want to eat outside, the atmosphere here is one of the best in town. Good pasta and grilled meats. Moderate prices

Essenziale-Piazza di Cestello, 3, 50124 Tel. 055.2476956  http://essenziale.me/?lang=en  The hottest new opening in Florence is without a doubt this restaurant headed by popular chef Simone Cipriani, formally of Santo Graal. Inside, you’ll find a contemporary, intimate atmosphere. With a small drawer at every table with your “tools” (forks, knives and spoons) to help you along what will certainly be an interesting gastronomic affair. I went with Nico for his birthday dinner and we opted for the five-course tasting menu (55€) which was absolutely phenomenal. The cuisine is inventive and creative, imagine a take on Tuscany’s classic “pappa al pomodoro” called “papa Mary” with bloody mary elements of horseradish gelato and a spritz of vodka. Also, a great Sunday brunch! Expensive

Osteria Personale-Bogro San Frediano, 167red  Tel 055.933.1341  www.io-osteriapersonale.it   Very hot right now.  Very creative food, casual atmosphere, nice décor. Choose a tasting menu. No pasta. Moderate prices

Olio  e Convivium-Via di Santo Spirito 4  Tel. 055.265.8198  www.conviviumfirenze.it   This is the way all Italian restaurants should look inside. The slow food ingredients are the freshest. Moderate prices

La Pentola dell’Oro-Via di Mezzo24-26r  Tel 055.241.808  www.lapentoladelloro.it This is something a little different. The chef  specializes in historical recipes from the renaissance. The restaurant is a little crowded inside, but the food is good. Moderate prices

Frescobaldi Wine Bar-Via del Magazzini4r  Tel.  055.284.724  www.deifrescobaldi.it Great place, right down town You can accompany your food with any of the Frescobaldi wines by the glass. The atmosphere is very nice, too. Moderate prices

Coquinarius Wine Bar-Via delle Oche 15r  TYel. 055. 23.02.153   www.coquinarius.com Quite a serious wine bar, very near the cathedral.  Has some great pasta and salads, and is one of the few places in Florence that serves all day. Moderate prices

Borgo San Jacopo-Borgo San Jacopo 82r  Tel 055.281.661 www.lungarnocollection.com/en/eat-drink-e-shop/restaurant-borgo-san-jacopo-florence/  The Ferragamo’s Family’s fine dining restaurant in the Hotel Lungarno. This restaurant is very pretty, as is everyone who works there. The food is creative and/or a lighter version of Tuscan fare. There is also a wide choice of fish dishes, which is rare in Florence. Expensive

Alle Murate- via del Proconsolo 16 r. Tel: via del Proconsolo 16 r  Tel+055240618  www.allemurate.it/?lang=eng  This fine dining restaurant  is open to visitors during the day and in the evening (upon request); an audio-guide provides information on the frescoes and archaeological ruins visible here. The menu is also influenced by the past, with its emphasis on traditional, regional cuisine. A unique experience!  Expensive

Osteria Caffe Italiano- Via Isola delle Stinche 11  Tel. 055289368 www.osteriacaffeitaliano.com  In the Sante Croce area. These fine premises are part of a historic building. Wood furnishings predominate in the three small dining halls where the cuisine is largely based on Tuscan recipes. There is a fine wine list. Moderate pricing

 Enoteca Pinchiorri- via Ghibellina 87 Tel. 055242777 http://enotecapinchiorri.it/la-cantina/  Florence's temple of gourmet dining, this elegant Michelin 3 star restaurant boasts a legendary wine list that will delight wine enthusiasts. The chef uses Tuscan specialties as the inspiration for his highly skillful, imaginative and innovative cuisine. One must keep in mind that this is not just going out to dinner, but an actual experience, including fantastic food, unbelievable service, an unpanelled wine program, and a large dose of theatre. Be prepared to pay 500 Euro per person, and if everything is working in harmony, the experience is well worth it.

 Il Santo Graal- via Romana 70r  Tel. 0552286533 055 2286533 0 055 2286533 55 228653www.ristorantesantograal.it/room.html  An elegant and minimalist ambience pervades the Santo Graal. This gourmet restaurant run by a young chef brings new life to Tuscan traditions with his intense flavours and reinterpretations of local culinary favorites. Upper moderate pricing.

 La Bottega Del Buon Café Bistrot - via Antonio Pacinotti 40r  Tel. 0555535677  http://www.borgointhecity.com/en/la-bottegadel-buon-caffe/#0  You will have to get off the well-worn tourist trail to find this Michelin one star gourmet restaurant! The cuisine focuses on high quality produce, often served as very simple dishes that are not only from Tuscany. A plainer and less expensive menu is available at lunchtime. Very nice décor. Upper moderate to expensive.

 All’Antico Vinaio- Via dei Neri 65r  055 2382723  Great sandwich shop. Inexpensive

 Boccadama- Piazza di Santa Croce 25R  Tel. 055 243640  http://boccadama.com Nice informal place on Piazza Santa Croce. Good prices and good wine. Try the lasagna.

Furlin-via Giampaolo Orsini 113r 50125 Firenze  Tel.  +39 055 684931  http://www.fulin.it/contatti/  Here is something different fpr Florence, a Chinese restaurant, and a very very good one at that. It has even made it in Italy’s foodie magazine, Gambero Rosso. Fulin is out to make quality Chinese cuisine the way you would find in Hong Kong or Beijing, in a beautiful ambiance in a suburban (and easy to get to) neighborhood. This will no doubt impress even the Florentines. I had the chance to lunch there recently and wow, just wow. This is top notch on every level. Antipasti range around 7-8€ while larger courses 12-15€. I highly recommend sharing a variety of dim sum like dishes, especially the bamboo carrot involtini, a variety of freshly-made dumplings, rice noodles with chinese mushrooms, and cantonese pork, twice-fried with an orange sauce. Don’t skip dessert either!  Moderate Prices

Irene-   Tel. +39 055 27 35 891  https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/hotel-savoy/restaurant-and-bar/irene/  Chef Fulvio Pierangelini shocked the culinary world when he shuttered his two-Michelin-star restaurant Gambero Rosso in 2009. Several years ago, after a brief hiatus from cooking, he became executive chef of Rocco Forte Hotels, and in April he opened the Irene restaurant at the regal Hotel Savoy in Florence. The Florentine bistro overlooks the vibrant Piazza della Repubblica and is named after the mother of Sir Rocco Forte, CEO of Rocco Forte Hotels. Irene was an accomplished cook and hostess, and the restaurant is a tribute to Italian mothers and grandmothers everywhere, says Pierangelini, who describes the restaurant as “mischievous, irreverent, and cheeky.”  Very good food in a chic atmosphere and in good weather, a fantastic terrace on Piazza Republica, in the very heart of Florence's historic center. Expensive

Cantinetta Antinori-Piazza Antinori 3, Florence Tel.  055 292234  www.cantinetta-antinori.com/it/firenze/cantinetta-antinori-di-firenze   Upscale retaurant and wine bar on the ground floor of the Antinori Palace, where the Antinori have lived for 600 years. The restaurant serves Tuscan food, mainly sourced from the Antinori estates. The real joy here is that you can order any Antinori wine by the glass, including bottles coating hundreds of Euro. Upper moderate-Expensive.

Deposit

55% of rental

Availability

All year

Fine Print

CHECK IN TIME IS 4PM: We apologize in advance that we cannot accommodate you any earlier. Luggage can be dropped off at 10am onwards with advance notice CHECK OUT TIME IS 10AM: Late Check out cannot be arranged, but luggage can be held till 4PM with prior approval.

Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2017 - Weekly

Jan 08 - Apr 01 $8,391 Weekly

Apr 01 - Nov 04 $12,357 Weekly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $8,391 Weekly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $12,357 Weekly

2017 - Monthly

Jan 08 - Apr 01 $25,171 Monthly

Apr 01 - Nov 04 $37,070 Monthly

Nov 04 - Dec 16 $25,171 Monthly

Dec 16 - Jan 06 $37,070 Monthly

2017 - Contact us for 2 or 3 week rental prices

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