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Italy Vacation Rentals - Certified Homes, Villas, & Apartments
Torre Uffizi - Rubens
|Central air conditioning is present with individual climate control. Electricity is included in the price.|
|A buffet breakfast in the building's lounge is available from 7 am to 11 am and is payable on-site in Euro.|
|A mid week cleaning with a towel change is included in the price. Additional light housekeeping with a two hour minimum per visit may be arranged and this service is payable on-site in Euro.|
|TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino 3 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa 3 hours
National and InterEuropean: Florence Amerigo Vespucci 30 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi 80 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Pisa Galileo Galilei 80 minutes
|Greve in Chianti: 40 minutes; San Gimignano or Castellina in Chianti: 50; Siena, Arezzo or Lucca: 60; Pisa or Cortona: 75; Bologna: 80; Montepulciano: 90; Perugia: 105; Assisi: 2 hours; Rome: 2.5 hours|
|Guests must walk up three steps to reach the property's elevator.|
|The on-site reception staff speaks English.|
|For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), HDSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access. The modem's range covers the lounge and the apartment. Internet usage is unlimited and included in the price.|
|Winter heating is included in the price.|
|Modern apartments in a historic building that have been gutted, professionally reconstructed and brought up to date with central heating/air conditioning and noise insulated windows. Brand new appliances and high quality fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen are combined with minimalist décor.
Interior Amenities – Bathrooms are supplied with toiletries, terry cloth robes, heated towel racks and built-in hairdryers.
|The apartment is in the historic center of Florence in a limited traffic zone and is best reached by taxi or on foot. The Santa Maria Novella train/bus station is three quarters of a mile away. A car is not recommended.|
|The kitchen area is equipped with a stove top, fridge and dishwasher.|
|Chimes from a neighboring tower ring each hour.|
|Steps & Stairs|
|From the street entrance, three steps are required to reach the elevator, and Rubens apartments are on the 2nd or 3rd floor. If there are concerns with stairs, please let us know – the elevator steps are unavoidable; however, we can request apartments with minimal steps inside or none at all.|
|Phone charges are based on the number of message units used and are payable on-site in Euro.|
|Torre Uffizi is blessed with one of the best locations in the center of Florence with the Uffizi Gallery on one side, the Ponte Vecchio on the other and Piazza Signoria just around the corner.
The price includes: heating, electricity, WiFi and a mid week cleaning with a towel change. Other amenities may be purchased on location: buffet breakfast, liquor and soft drinks, laundry service and valet parking.
Guests spend the day taking in the historic presence of Florence and return home to reside in modern comfort. Fully renovated and impeccably cared for, the apartments benefit from an elevator, central air conditioning, insulated windows and updated appliances.
|By foot or taxi. Only taxis are permitted to drop off guests at the entrance since it is a limited traffic zone. The Santa Maria Novella train station is a 15 minute walk away.|
|Satellite Reception - Italian, some European channels, and British news with English format.|
|Views overlook the street below and neighboring rooftops or balconies.|
Day Trip Ideas near this home – Meet true Italian artisans and learn hands-on the secrets of their specialty!
|Shopping and Dining: Location! Location! Location! In Florence, a 5 minute walk leads to variety of restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and grocery shops. On the building's ground floor is a small wine bar selling gourmet foods and made-to-order sandwiches.
Within Walking Distance: The Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio are less than 100 yards; Piazza della Signoria is within 250 yards; the Duomo is 700 yards away.
Not To Be Missed: The "Mercato Centrale," located within a mile in Piazza del Mercato Centrale is a purveyor's market with producers selling the day's fresh produce, cheese, fish, meat and local wine and olive oil.
Torrigiani Garden: 12 minutes by car. One of the few green areas to survive intact within the city walls, illustrating the Romantic garden style popular in the early 19th century. This garden features hothouses, lemon houses, tepidaria and an extensive collection of 5,500 potted plants and over 13,000 bedded trees and plants.
Public Transportation: Florence's Santa Maria Novella train/bus terminal is within three quarters of a mile. The train line has connections to Lucca, Pisa, Rome, Milan, Bologna,and Genova. The bus line has connections to Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Pistoia, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
Golf: Golf Club Ugolino - Within a 20 minute drive. 18 holes. Open year round.