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Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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This is a lovely, elegant and quiet apartment, totally renovated with central heating, central AC (just installed a $10,000 system!) and with new appliances, in the heart of Florence. Yes, 7 min. walk from the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno River, and you will be so, so, so happy not to be living in the middle of the mobs of tourists and selfie-stick vendors. Oltrarno is by far the best, least touristy neighbourhood. We are at Via Romana 29, 50 meters from the entrance to the Boboli Gardens, next door to the Pitti Palace. It consists of an entrance and living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a table for four, two bedrooms (one with a baby grand piano), two bathrooms and a closet room, central heating, telephone, washer, cable TV with VCR & DVD player, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, the ...This is a lovely, elegant and quiet apartment, totally renovated with central heating, central AC (just installed a $10,000 system!) and with new appliances, in the heart of Florence. Yes, 7 min. walk from the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno River, and you will be so, so, so happy not to be living in the middle of the mobs of tourists and selfie-stick vendors. Oltrarno is by far the best, least touristy neighbourhood. We are at Via Romana 29, 50 meters from the entrance to the Boboli Gardens, next door to the Pitti Palace. It consists of an entrance and living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a table for four, two bedrooms (one with a baby grand piano), two bathrooms and a closet room, central heating, telephone, washer, cable TV with VCR & DVD player, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, the fastest speed wi-fi in Italy, and insect screens on the windows. There is also a yoga mat for yoga enthusiasts. My wife and I came to Italy in 1973, when I began work as a photographer. Our pianist/composer son, William, who was born and raised in Italy, lived in this flat a couple of years before deciding to seek his fortune back in the U.S.A. Florence needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that Unesco (the cultural branch of the United Nations) did a study 15 years ago which declared that 60% of the world's artistic heritage is on Italian soil. 30% of that is in Florence alone. But if that isn't enough to tickle your fancy, remember the Chianti vineyards within 30 min. drive, the towns of Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo and Pisa, the beaches of Viareggio and the Maremma, all easy drives on excellent roads. Florence is only a 90 min. train ride from Rome on the high-speed trains and Umbria is the region just south of Tuscany. So within two hours you can reach Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi and that magical town Todi, where we also rent a home. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TTGDRD51P28Z243LMore
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About the Owner
E. George T
Languages spoken:German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2009
Interaction with guests
We are almost always here for guests' arrivals. We think it's important to greet them and show them around the apartment, making sure they understand all the various appliances. There is a red folder on site which has lots of recommendations for things to do, places to eat, etc.
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We loved everything about this apartment. George was a fabulous host. Gracious and available, willing to either fill us with Florence information or leave us to discover it ourselves. The location is fabulous. Steps to great restaurants, the entrance to the Boboli gardens, a grocery...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank AmandaJ1793
George T, VR Owner at Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Amanda J. It was so special to have you and your lovely daughter. Next time with your husband!

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

While I have stayed in a number of apartments in Florence this is by far my favourite. Since I found it I only stay there (2 visits to date and third being planned). The overwhelming appeal is because it is very comfortable, well equiped, central...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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George T, VR Owner at Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you Jennifer! We look forward to seeing you again soon! We have just added a 19th century table made of magnificent cherry wood.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This flat feels like a real home - there are lots of books, cds, well equiped kitchen and of course the piano. The piano was really why we chose it in fact as well as its location near Eurocentre language school in Santo Spirito. We...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank gmca
George T, VR Owner at Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you G. I appreciate the time you put into writing this. We look forward to having you and your talented daughter back again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

After weeks of hostels, touristy rentals and underwhelming hotels, this apartment was a breath of fresh air. Its location, tucked away on a beautiful street, lends itself perfectly to both exploring all Florence has to offer and indulging in necessary afternoon naps. Additionally, we were...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank LucyB3182
George T, VR Owner at Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks Lucy. It was a pleasure having you. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

This apartment is perfect for anyone looking to stay in Florence. The price, combined with the location, makes it an ideal place to stay. We loved the location because we were able to get the best of both worlds. You can walk to everything (ex:...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank SebastienL1670
George T, VR Owner at Quiet apartment in non-touristy Pitti area with grand piano, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Very kind of you Sebastien. We hope to have you back again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the neighbourhood
Fortunately 'Oltrarno,' our neighbourhood, is less frequented by tourists than the opposite side of the Arno. This is because the Uffizi and Accademia galleries are on the other side. But we have the Pitti just next door and the Boboli gardens 30 yards from our door. Ours is a very lively area with many artisans' craft shops, cafes, boutiques and trattorias.
Getting around
Florence, the historic part you will be interested in, is only about 1 square mile, so you really can walk everywhere. Still, there is a bus stop just 30 yards from our door and taxis can be found with a short call.
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