Historical Palace in a big private park in the centre of Florence

Historical Palace in a big private park in the centre of Florence

Caterina and Francesco


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May 2012

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in a historical palace in a big private park, the Historical Giardino Torrigiani (www.giardinotorrigiani.it): an oasis of peace in the very centre of Florence. Our first floor apartment (about 175 mq) is very bright and quiet. It has a large living room with a bif sofa, a large and comfortable kitchen, a studio with a double sofa bed, a double bedroom with a loft, a large room with 2 single beds and 1 double bed in loft, 2 bathrooms, one with a bath, the other one with a modern shower. From every room you can enjoy a wonderful view of the park.

Here the google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/BYPVH

Viviamo in un palazzo storico in un grande parco privato, lo storico Giardino Torrigiani (www.giardinotorrigiani.it): un'oasi di pace nel centro di Firenze. Il nostro appartamento al primo piano (circa 175 mq) è molto luminoso e silenzioso. Dispone di un ampio soggiorno con grande divano, una cucina comodamente abitabile, uno studio con divano letto matrimoniale, una camera matrimoniale con soppalco, una grande camera con 2 letti singoli e 1 letto matrimoniale in soppalco, 2 bagni, dotati l'uno di vasca, l'altro di moderna doccia. Da ogni stanza si può godere una splendida vista sul parco.

Ecco il link a google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/BYPVH


More about us

  1. We are Caterina and Francesco, a married couple with three children: Elisa (18 years, a lover of ballet), Tommaso (16 years. He likes football, atheltics and music) and Irene (14 years, scout and swimmer). Francesco, a tropical agronomist, has always dealt with international cooperation, working for an NGO (charity): after a few years in Latin America he has been living in Florence, but continues to travel extensively for work. Caterina became a lawyer, but after several attempts she realized that she wanted to do something different and she is working in the no profit sector as well. And then there is Cleo, our nice and very independent cat!
    Our passion for discovery, travel, meetings has convinced us that for our family home exchange can be a beautiful experience. We have already had six home exchanges and all have been wonderful both for us and our guests!

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Where is it?


Our home is located in Santo Spirito, a lively neighborhood in the heart of the Oltrarno, located in the southwest area of ​​the historical center of Florence. It is very pleasant to live in this neighborhood for Florentines too with its shops, bars, restaurants, squares, markets. On foot you can reach all the main sights of Florence: Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza Pitti (5 minutes), Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens (5 minutes), Ponte Vecchio (10 minutes), Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi (15 minutes), Duomo (20 minutes) and so on. It is well served by buses and a 20 minute walk from the main train station.

La nostra casa si trova in Santo Spirito, un vivace quartiere nel cuore dell'Oltrarno, che si trova nella zona sud-ovest del centro storico di Firenze. E 'molto piacevole vivere in questo quartiere, anche per i fiorentini, con i suoi negozi, bar, ristoranti, piazze, mercati. A piedi è possibile raggiungere tutte le attrazioni principali di Firenze: Piazza Santo Spirito e Piazza Pitti (5 minuti), Ponte Vecchio (10 minuti), Piazza della Signoria e gli Uffizi (15 minuti), Duomo (20 minuti) e così via. E' ben servita da autobus e 20 minuti a piedi dalla stazione ferroviaria principale.

Buzzy restaurants
Restaurants we recommend are: Tamerò (Piazza Santo Spirito) for pasta; Tramvai (Piazza Tasso) for tipical Tuscan food; I 4 leoni (Piazza della passera) for good food and pleasant location; Gustapizza (Piazza Santo Spoirito) for a quick pizza and Berberé (Piazza de' Nerli) for a special pizza made with sour dought
Cool bars
Bars in Piazza Santo Spirito
Cozy cafés
Todo Modo, wonderful library with special bar also for very good lunches (Via de' Fossi); Pop caffè for aperitivo in Piazza S. Spirito; La citè (Borgo San Frediano) for a nice break especially in the afternoon
Retail therapy
Local markets: San Lorenzo, Sant'ambrogio and Santo Spirito.
Bit of culture
We love San Miniato church, Santo Spirito and Santa Croce.
Walks in the park
Boboli garden and Giardino Bardini for very pleasant walks with view on the river and city centre.
Spot of exercise
Italia Power Yoga in Via della Chiesa
Day tripping
Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, Chianti hills, San Gimignano, San Galgano. If you like seaside: Livorno and Piombino

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