Deluxe Apartment Cimatori
Via Cimatori 12 - Firenze 50122
Charming and facinating apartment in the historic center, recently renovated. The property can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, three of which with a double bed and one with two single beds. Two complete bathrooms and one with shower and sink, fully furnished kitchen, washing machine, air conditioning and wi-fi. In this apartment dating back to the fourteenth century you will be enveloped by an atmosphere full of energy and history thanks to the original frescoes brought to light.
The location of the apartment is amazing and couldn’t be more convenient. You are in the heart of Florence, immersed in the vibrant and inspiring atmosphere of the historic city center.
The city’s best cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and galleries are all around you! And you are of course only steps away from Florence’s iconic landmarks such as the stunning Cathedral with its ever-famous Duomo, the recently renovated Baptistry and the Giotto’s Bell Tower. The imposing Palazzo Vecchio situated in the Piazza della Signoria is also a stone’s throw away, as are the Imposing Pitti Palace and the gorgeous Boboli Gardens.
Also,the Basilica of Santa Croce located in the famous Santa Croce square, the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Mercato Nuovo with the Porcellino are within a walking distance.
For those who like walking and hiking, reaching the Piazzale Michelangelo and the San Miniato al Monte church could be a great option, especially around sunset time for a great view of the magnificent Florence.
All museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery with the Vasarian Corridor, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello museum, the Medici Chapels and the main markets as Mercato Centrale, located close to the Basilica of San Lorenzo, are easily reachable within few minutes.
Last but not least, it’s very easy to get to the main train station Santa Maria Novella where you can choose between traveling with Trenitalia company, Italo trains and taking the Tram or choosing the Bus, is a fifteen-minute walk from your apartment and you can comfortably and cheaply travel to so many destinations!
You won’t get lost with us, as we provide you with a custom map where all the important tourist attractions, supermarkets, as well as a selected number of recommended restaurants and bars are clearly indicated. The location of your apartment is also clearly marked and we have included some tips which will allow you to experience and enjoy the city like a local.
We follow an anti-Covid cleaning and sanitation protocol with specific products and the apartment is sealed after each cleaning. We care about our health and that of our guests.
The check-in will be done on site with our multilingual and highly trained staff who will show you everything you need to know about the apartment, explain the map to guide you in the city and will remain at your disposal during your stay and until your check-in. -out.
We are available for check-in between 15:00 and 22:00 with the possibility of arranging a late check-in when necessary.
Check-out is expected before 10:00. To facilitate the stay of our guests in Florence, we have thought of a luggage storage service, both before check-in starting from 12:00 and after check-out from 10:00 until midnight.
Furthermore, to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, we have a 24-hour assistance service available.
The charming apartment just renovated by Isabella Antinori and her team is a delight for the eyes and the body. Set in the apse of the Church of San Carlo dei Lombardi in via Calzaiuoli – the main route of the heart of Florence, which connects Piazza Duomo with Piazza della Signoria – we find the “priest’s house”, the old home of many parish priests who passed through church in question. The Church, built by Simone Talenti, Neri di Fioravanti and Benci di Cione Dami in 1349 was first dedicated to Sant’Anna, after construction it was dedicated to San Michele and from the 1600s to Carlo Borromeo.
From the entrance we enter an elevated living room decorated with friezes, 19th century paintings and historical furnishings such as the bases of a seventeenth-century console that support the table top. The lowered rooms, with fourteenth and seventeenth-century frescoes, at the ends of the house represent the old chapels of the “priest’s house” and the light points of the master bedroom are obtained from sectioned and reworked church candelabra with a bas-relief effect.
In one of these rooms there is a secret passage that the priest who lived in the house used to go through to go to church. We also find a halved window created in the 19th century – which testifies to the reconstruction of the facade – between the bedroom and a seventeenth-century bathroom with only sink and shower, but which expresses all that was and still is this historic corner in the center of Florence.
Everything in this house reflects the origin; after having always been the property of the church until 1930, it in fact passed into the hands of the family of a Florentine engineer and was later taken over by Isabella Antinori, a passionate interior designer, proponent of the works and current owner.
Isabella attributes the energy and positive strength that are found staying in this house to a load of wishes and prayers of the faithful who have lived here, those desires that have settled and transformed into energy. In fact, a “silence” of remembrance is requested through a painting representing The Alchemist, which affects the two side doors to a wall from 1100, the wall of the tower that stood in via dei Cimatori even before the church.
During the recovery, splendid frescoes of 300 (right side), 600 (cimatori side) and 800 in the central hall emerged and the restorer has intervened with some additions in the empty spaces or erased by time and from here comes a new energy , derived from this co-presence that creates a game of superimpositions between past and present in a fascinating way.
In short, staying in this splendid deluxe apartment is like taking a dip in history, it is like staying in a museum that contains the links between what it was, what it is and what it will be.
From Santa Maria Novella Train Station
- By Taxi: approx. 10,00€ (5-7 minutes).
- On foot: Take the left exit from the platforms and turn right into Piazza dell'Unità then go straight on into Via Panzani - Cerretani. Keep walking until you reach the Duomo (Cathedral)
Facing the main entrance of the Duomo, turn right into via Calzaiuoli and then take the 4th to your left, which is Via Cimatori. Number 12 blue is about 10 meters on your left hand side.
It's worth knowing that in Florence the colours of the numbers matter and while the red numbers are for shops the blue/black are for apartment buildings.
From the airport of Firenze
Tramline to Piazza dell’Unità
The tram stop is on the left side exiting the airport.
Timing: Every 5 minutes
Ticket: 1,50 € (automatic machine on the platform)
The stop is on the left side exiting the airport
* fixed price : 20,00 €
* Holidays: between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm - 22,00
* Night time: from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am - 23:00
* Extra for each piece of luggage: 1,00 €
* Tel: +39 0554242 or +39 0554390
* App Taxi: application for iOs and android
Via dell'Oriuolo 14 (red)
Tel: +39 055 226 0128
No reservation needed
Remember to inform the staff that you are with Firenze Rentals, upon which you will receive a discount and pay €25 instead of 32 (the price is for a standard size car; with bigger vehicles the price may vary).
Driving into Florence
The GPS devices available are usually not up to date so follow these instructions to get to the Garage easily:
As you approach Florence by highway, coming either from Rome (south) or from Bologna (north), take the exit Firenze SUD and keep going straight into Via Marco Polo following the indication for Coverciano - Fiesole until you reach the traffic lights. Then take the left turning into Via Enrico de Nicola following the indications: Viali Circonvallazione-Centro.
Keep going straight ahead through Lungarno Aldo Moro - Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo - Lungarno del Tempio until the end and you will find a large hotel called "Mediterraneo" on your right and traffic lights where you have to turn right but keep to the left-hand side of the road as you take Via Giovanni Amendola.
At the first traffic light turn left in Viale Duca degli Abruzzi keeping to your right-hand side; at the traffic lights, cross Via della Giovine Italia and go straight on into Via dell’Agnolo where you will find the beginning of the ZTL zone. Keep going straight ahead into Via dell’Agnolo, even if the ZTL light is red, until the crossing with Via Giuseppe Verdi, take right in Via Giuseppe Verde and turn around Piazza Salvemini to the left right after the traffic light. At the second traffic light, keep left in Via dell'Oriuolo.. The parking is about 200 ahead of you, on the right side.
Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL)
Florence’s city center is a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which means that access to it is restricted, depending on the time of the day, day of the weak, season, etc.
The access to this area is marked with a traffic light:
Green Light = access is permitted / Red light = access is not permitted.
CCTV is installed, taking pictures of all vehicles that enter the ZTL and their plate numbers. Cars with a special permit to enter the zone, which only residents can get, are listed in the ZTL database. All other vehicles entering the ZTL when the light is red will get a fine.
In agreement with the local Police station, the fine will be cancelled if you reach one of the three parking spaces listed here within 3 hours of your access to the ZTL, upon which the staff at the parking will register your car in the system, instantly legalising your entrance into the ZTL.
From Pisa Airport to Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station
Price: 14,00 €
Distance: 70 minutes
Ticket on-line: Autostradale
Departures From Pisa Airport
9:00 10:15 11:30 12:45 14:00 15:15 16:30 17:45 19:00 20:15 21:00 22:00 23:15 0:40
Departures From Santa Maria Novella
3:30 4:30 6:30 7:45 9:00 10:15 11.30 12:45 14:00 15:15 16:30 17:45 19:00 20:30 21:30 22:30
Bus From Bologna Airport to Bologna Centrale train station
Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER, Bologna's local transport company, connecting Bologna Airport with the city centre and the railway station. It runs every 11 minutes (from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm) every day of the year, making it the most convenient way to reach the train station of Bologna.The first trip from the airport is at 5:30 am, and the last trip is at 12:15 am. The first trip from the railway station is at 5:00 am, and the last trip is at 11:35 pm.
One-way ticket from/to the Airport € 6.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly on the Aerobus website, from the automatic vending machines located in the airport, and in Bologna at the Central Railway Station (at the Aerobus departure point) or at the TPER ticket offices.
Only tickets specifically valid for Aerobus may be used; regular TPER tickets and passes are not valid on Aerobus. A ticket is good for a single trip on Aerobus from/to the airport, and must be validated upon boarding.