Cosy Accommodation in the Center of Florence
GUELFA56 is a convenient apartment in Florence city center for 4 people near Duomo, train station/airport shuttle, Fortezza Pitti Congress Area.
GUELFA56 - Cozy Vintage Home in Florence Center
Your Anchor of Comfort for Vibrant City Escapes
Situated on the second and top floor of an Florence typical building, GUELFA56 is a 50sqmt apartment accommodation for 4 persons close to public transportations and main Florence art sites where antique and vintage furnitures are combined with modern facilities and comfort. It offers spacious and lightful livingroom with kitchen and sofa bed plus a double bedroom with en suite bathroom. The recent renovation has provided heating, air conditioning and WIFI, keeping a vintage flavour of a old home in the heart of Florence close to Duomo, Santa Maria Novella Square and Piazza Stazione with rail station and shuttle bus to/from Florence and Pisa airport and main art attractions. Ideal for leisure and business travel.
Entering the livingroom you find a fully equipped modern kitchen with fridge, traditional and microwave oven, gas stove and dishwasher. The kitchen is provided with crokery for 4 persons and kitchen tools. The dining room is spacious and lightful with 2 windows decorated with hand forged bars facing the road. When spending my days in Florence, I love to shop at the nearby San Lorenzo Market, just 5 min walking from the apartment. This is the most popular market in town and offers fresh and local seasonal produce on ground floor and the first floor is the best place to explore Tuscan culinary traditions.
LIVING AND DINING AREA
The antique wood table is perfect for dining and large enough as working space with a stylish lamp and plugs nearby for recharging.
The large sofa bed can accomodate 2 persons sleeping on a 11cm matress of 140x190cm next to 32'' screen TV. In addition a series of restored old barrels from Filippo's cellar (thanks my dear!) are convenient extra surfaces to use.
The arched hallway will lead you to the double bedroom facing the innercourt with direct access to the modern bathroom with shower. We will arrange for you a queen size double bed (160x190cm). Twin beds also possible and must be requested in advance.
The 50's vintage wardrobe has a mirror and a hanging vertical closet inside. The four chairs and the chest will provide more space for your belongings. The innercourt is quiet and intimate. Although curtains are provided for privacy, while lazing or reading in bed I like to lift them up and watch the roof where sometimes cats pass by and admire the sky with sunset coloured clouds.
At arrival we will provide bed and bath linen and tea and coffee facilities for a relaxing snack.
Filippo and Laura, the owners, live in the countryside and have been working in hospitality for over 20 years running Ancora del Chianti EcoBB & Art Retreat on the hills of Greve in Chianti. Laura is an hobby artist and crafter and she paints and sketches with a Florence based art group. Filippo is a hobby wine maker and trumpetist. In Florence he can enjoy live concerts and fine beer&wine bars to be inspired. They are happy to share their "Anchor in Florence" with you!
San Lorenzo area has a lot to offer for local and tourists.
It is the most traditional, international and trendy quartier of Florence. Just a few steps away you find Mercato Centrale area where we love to shop grocery and indulge ourself for breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner and after dinner strolling in wine bars, pub with crafted beer and lovely café, fine and casual dining. Plus San Lorenzo is also a very multicultural area with international restaurants and shops. This is where we love to experiment ethnic cuisine and buy the best exotic spices and ingredients for my cooking.
Furthermore, due to the presence of International Art Schools, International Cooking Schools, International Italian Culture Institutions and Italian and Foreign Universities, the area offers an intense cultural and social life nearby with vernissage, exhibitions, events open to local and foreign persons.
The location of GUELFA56 in the heart of Florence is so central and convenient that within short walking distance from home you have all the main art sites - see details below.
WALKING DISTANCES according to official Google references. For Laura's reference: divide in half!
San Lorenzo Market: 200mt - 2 min
Accademia Gallery with beautiful David: 450mt - 6 min
Piazza Stazione with airport shuttle Florence - Pisa and train / bus connections: 450mt - 6 min
Santa Maria Novella Square: 700mt - 8 min
Duomo Square: 700mt - 8 min
Piazza Signoria - Palazzo Vecchio: 1.1 km - 13 min
Uffizi Gallery: 1.2 km - 14 min
Ponte Vecchio: 1.5 km - 15 min
Santa Croce Square: 1.5 km - 15 min
Palazzo Pitti: 1.6 km - 20 min
From Florence Train Station: 450mt - 6 min
in Piazza Stazione take Via Nazionale. Take 3rd road on the right - Via Guelfa. Apartment is n° 56 black. 450mt - 6 min
From Pisa / Florence Airport: 450mt - 6 min
in Pisa Airport take shuttle bus to Florence Train Station, get off in Piazza Stazione take Via Nazionale. Turn 3rd road on the right - Via Guelfa. Apartment is n° 56 black.
From Florence Bus Station: 450mt - 6 min
in Florence Airport take shuttle bus to Florence Train Station, get off in Piazza Stazione take Via Nazionale. Turn 3rd road on the right - Via Guelfa. Apartment is n° 56 black.
The apartment is situated out of the trafic restricted zone to trafic yet very central. You can arrive with a car at the front door and unload your luggages with no specific authorization. In this case one of the guest must stay with the luggages untill check in. In the area there are a lot of garages for paying parking. We can provide info and rates. No free parking in the area.
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