Historical Tower-House with Balcony from 12 th Cen

Historical Tower-House with Balcony from 12 th Cen


Feb 2015

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms

About our home



Borgo San Jacopo located on Firenze's Oltrarno area. It is the first street on right handside from Ponte Vecchio. On mid century specially after 12 th century big settlement started. Specially after Renaissance plenty of Tower houses been built. And these houses makes this street very special. Old owners of the apartment which gave the name Angiolieri were one of the strongest families of the city during 12-13th centuries.
Tower-apartment is located in old-town and old city walls were passing next to San Jacopo Sopr'Arno church which is located next to our apartment at 1172. Moreover the history of our apartment goes back to mid 12th centuries.
This unique tower house( Angiolieri tower)from 12 century maintained very well and looked after very well. When you sit down on balcony you can see beautiful most of the Florence. View of Arno river, Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Porto Rosso Tower , absolutely beautiful relaxing scene.Another benefits of apartment is location. It is close to most main attractions.

Tower-apartment is located between Ponte Vecchio and Santa Tirinita bridges located on Firenze's Oltrarno area. . Apartment is one of a few tower apartments with the view of Arno river.

Another interesting information about our apartment's street is this part of the city is one of a few locations which were not destroyed during second world war
End of the our apartment street there's famous Suprone fountain, it's been built end of the 16th century. Near our apartment there's a Michelin star very popular Borgo San Jacopo restaurant.
The apartment is on the third floor of an old historical building without elevator(82 steps) It is located in the center of Florence. I promise that once you'll be upstairs, you won't complain!, fast wi-fi and great AC.Kitchen and bathroom's tiles made by modern artist and designer Riccardo Barthel by hand made.


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This district is located to the south-east of the River Arno, with the Santo Spirito square and its beautiful church as the centre. The square was originally used by the Augustinian monks to give their sermons, to celebrate festivals and for all kinds of demonstrations. Nowadays it is home to the local market which is held every morning and with additional stalls for natural products and antiques on Sundays. In the summer months it also hosts a number of concerts and shows and is one of the liveliest squares in the district, with a very unique atmosphere of restaurants, different bars and a variety of night life. The square is also home to the Basilica of the same name, the work of Brunelleschi. Nearby is the Palazzo Guadagni (1505) which houses the Florence library on its ground floor. Further areas of interest include the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. The Palazzo Pitti is a remarkable renaissance building that was built by the Pitti family to rival the Medici family structure. Its interior is well worth a visit with some beautiful paintings including the works of Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Rubens and Pietro da Cortona. Close at hand visitors can take a stroll through the Boboli gardens that were created as a park for the Pitti Palace, and are one of the greatest examples of Italian-style gardens, considered by many as an open-air museum. It is also an opportunity to visit one of the most surprising and strangest examples of Florentine architecture the Grotta Grande. To the west of the city, the Torquato Tasso square and the Carmine Church, is the famous location of one of the most famous renaissance works of art, the Capilla Brancacci, that was decorated by Masaccio and Masolino. Today the district of Isolotto is one of the greenest areas in Florence. It is a particularly young part of the city, especially in the west where its rural centre later grew into an industrial then a residential area. It boasts more modern architecture than the rest of the city and includes the new Florentine tram that leads directly to the city centre. A number of shopping centres are located in the area that is served by a very good public transport communication to the rest of the city.Our Apartment is located in the popular neighborhood "Oltrarno" which is full of antique shops, artisan workshops, boutique shopping and locally owned cafes & restaurants. All the major historic sites are within walking distance from the apartment.
Final Cleaning Fee : 60.00 euros

Buzzy restaurants
Osteria Cinghiale Bianco
Cool bars
Cozy cafés
Pop Cafe
Walks in the park
Cascine Park

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