Apartment Porta Romana - Historical Center - Wifi - Parking
Porta Romana marks the southern border of the historic center of Florence with its lively neighborhood 'Oltrarno'. Once, the city of Florence was completely surrounded by walls, and the most important entrance was through the majestic stone arches of Porta Romana, which departed from the Roman 'Via Cassia', the road that connected Florence to Siena and Rome .
The Oltrarno district is the part of the historic center of Florence to the south of the river Arno. Among the inhabitants of Florence it is considered and often referred to as the 'real Florence', due to the fact that this area has been left untouched by the controversial heavy demolition and reconstruction that took place in the years 1865-1895. These interventions have profoundly reshaped the old town, not without criticism. Moreover, while the rest of the historic center has radically changed its social composition, commercial and crafts (especially after the end of World War II), this did not happen in a much more contained in the Oltrarno district. Therefore, a walk through the narrow streets and alleys between Porta Romana, Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito and Ponte Vecchio, will give the visitor a perception unconventional and most genuine of true historical identity of Florence.
Today Porta Romana is a pretty low density area, with lots of green space around and many small specialty shops on the southern edge of the Old Town. Our apartment is located in a side street a few steps from Piazzale di Porta Romana. Nearby is the entrance to the Boboli Gardens, and a little 'further, Palazzo Pitti, the Holy Spirit, the Ponte Vecchio and the rest of the historic center.
Nearby are two parks, the Boboli Gardens and the park of the former Royal Stables - now Art Institute. Porta Romana begins what is probably the most beautiful stroll in Florence, following the path that curves through the wide and shady Viale Machiavelli and Galileo Avenue leading to the church of San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo.
A supermarket is located in Via Romana, about 300 meters away. In addition, every day at Porta Romana is a small market street, where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Earlier Via Senese you can find a good butcher, a fishmonger, a wine bar, an excellent bakery, a hairdresser, a newsagent, a bank and a pharmacy.
As for public transportation, Porta Romana are a taxi stand, a bus stop that serves the local transport and also the regional public transport for various locations in the Chianti region and also Siena. Other local bus stops are located in Viale del Poggio Imperiale and Piazza della Calza.
Our apartment is about 70 square meters, divided as follows:
2. Double room
3. Living room (can be used as a second bedroom)
4. Bedroom closet / Closet
6. Kitchen with dining area and balcony overlooking the hill of Bellosguardo.
The apartment is very bright and is on the third floor (no elevator). Our guests can use an efficient internet access (WiFi - ADSL 20 Megabit) and is also available to digital terrestrial TV.
As for the laundry in our apartment has a washing machine, a drying rack, an ironing board and an electric iron. For more complex tasks, there are two professional dry cleaners within 200 meters from the palace (one in Via Senese and in Viale Petrarca).
The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary utensils, glasses, dishes, cutlery, gas cooker, oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher.
Included in the rent: water, electricity, gas, internet adsl wifi, heating (01 / 11-15 / 04), sheets, towels, final cleaning, taxes.
For stays longer than seven days: 40% deposit to confirm booking, balance to be paid within 8 weeks before check-in. Deposit EUR 200 (in cash) to be left at check-in, it will be refunded at check-out provided that the room is in reasonable condition and no property damage beyond reasonable wear and tear. All payments can be made online by credit card / PayPal, or bank transfer.
Rates are subject to change until confirmation of booking. Rates quoted are for weekly or monthly rentals. For shorter stays please ask for a quote.
For any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact us, will be a pleasure to answer.
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Tourist Attractions
- Pets Not Allowed
- Dining Room
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Child's Highchair
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Housekeeper Optional
- Parking Off Street
- Dishes & Utensils
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Living Room
- Outdoor Furniture
- Garbage Disposal