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.
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.
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.Read More
- 4 single beds
- 2 double beds
3° no lift
- Air conditioning
Directions from the highway: from Rome (south) or Bologna (north), exit at Firenze SUD and continue straight on Via Marcopolo following the signs for Coverciano - Fiesole until you reach the traffic light, turn left into Via Enrico de Nicola following the signs "Viali Circonvallazione-Centre".
Continue straight through Lungarno Aldo Moro - Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo - Lungarno del Tempio until the end and you will find the large hotel Mediterraneo on your right and a traffic light where you turn right and immediately keep left into Via Giovanni Amendola. At the first traffic light, turn left into Viale Duca degli Abruzzi and continue keeping to the right and at the traffic light, turn left into Via dell'Agnolo where the beginning of the ZTL area is located.
Continue straight on Via dell'Agnolo, even if the ZTL light is red, to the end and then turn right on Via Giuseppe Verdi up to the traffic light and turn left on Piazza Salvemini. At the second traffic light, keep left onto Via dell'Oriuolo. The garage is on the right.
The center of Florence is a restricted traffic area, access is regulated by signs with traffic lights.
Green light = access allowed
Red light = access not allowed
It is possible to enter the ZTL, even if the traffic light is red, to reach the garage. The staff will communicate the license plate of the car to the Police station, so that a fine will not be issued.
Tram to Piazza dell'Unità
The Tram stop is on the left hand side of the airport exit.
The stop is on the right-hand side as you exit the airport
Pisa Airport --> Florence Central Station
Price: € 14.00
Distance: 70 minutes
Tickets online: Highway - Bus Express
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
Bologna airport --> Bologna central station:
Aerobus is a shuttle service of the local transport company.
It connects Bologna airport to Bologna central station. Rides available every 11 minutes from 7:00 to 21:30 and less frequently from 21:30 to 23:30.
The first ride from the airport to the station is at 5.30am and the last ride is at 11.35pm.
La prima corsa dalla stazione Bologna centrale è alle 5:00 e l'ultima corsa è alle 23:35.