Apartment Maria

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

City Homes & Apartments Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Words alone cannot do justice to how simply stunning a stay at the luxury Apartment Maria will be. This incredible property needs to be seen to be believed, located in the original marble grandeur of a restored historic building in the heart of Renaissance Florence, with every must-see iconic sight only a short walk away. Apartment Maria is exquisitely arranged over two floors, with five spacious ensuite double bedrooms, that can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests in some style, ideal for a large family or group of friends’ travelling together. The piece de resistance of this property is the spectacular alfresco terrace with panoramic views over the rooftops of this medieval city.

An internal elevator gives access to Apartment Maria, which comes complete with complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning throughout the apartment has been beautifully decorated using only the very best materials, state of the art technology, cool marble, and fine furnishings. The original bricks and pillars have been cleverly restored to their former glory, to create large light and airy rooms, furnished in a contemporary style, and decorated with a sophisticated palette of subdued shades of grey, rich deep browns, and contrasting creamy ivory.

Walk through stately marble columned hallways, decorated with statues of Roman gods, then enter Apartment Maria at the first-floor level. Here you will find a magnificent wood timbered ceiling, home to a large light and airy, living space, liberally decorated with some serious modern art. In the seating area six funky fabric armchairs, fabulous stuffed pouffes, and a coffee table, face a wood burning fireplace. The adjacent designer dining set and sideboard is a superb spot for some impressive indoor entertaining. A wooden workstation has everything you will need to plan your day and book tours. A separate open concept stainless steel and white kitchen is fully equipped with the latest gadgets to cook up a storm during your stay. On the same level are four beautifully appointed ensuite double bedrooms, all uniquely designed, and furnished with modern four poster wooden beds. The master suite has a king size bed, and an ensuite marble bathroom with a Turkish bath, a walk-in shower, and access to the terrace. The second suite has a king size bed with an ensuite marble bathroom with bath tub and shower, a sitting room with a fifty inch flat screen television, and access to the terrace. The third bedroom is a very stylish twin room with two single four poster beds, and the fourth has a king size bed, both have ensuite shower rooms.

Take the stairs to the second level where there is a further king size bedroom tucked under the spacious eaves with a centrepiece reclining bed, and an ensuite marble shower room. The second floor features the superlative fully furnished terrace, which is home to a large outdoor dining table, ideal for some alfresco entertaining under a Tuscan Tiepolo blue sky.

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What you should know…

  • There are lots of extra value added services, such your own private chef, baby sitter, or limousine service, that are available at a charge
  • Please no smoking in this beautiful property
  • Sorry no pets please

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Heating

The Apartment

First Level
- Living room
- Open concept stainless steel professionally equipped kitchen
- Master suite with a king size bed and a en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower and Turkish bath
- King bedroom with a en-suite bathroom with bathtub and wall mounted shower head, and mezzanine with sitting room with sofa
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
- King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

Second Level

- King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with shower
- Terrace with a large outdoor dining table

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Stereo
- Hairdryers
- Elevator
- Dishwasher
- Cot and highchair on request

Location

About the surrounding area of Apartment Maria
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Apartment Maria is ideally located in the heart of the historical medieval city of Florence, the capital of the regional area of Tuscany, in north-west Italy.

The international airport of Peretola Florence is only ten kilometres away, a short thirty-minute drive by taxi, or there is now a direct bus and tram into the city centre. The villa is situated in a prime spot, perfect for exploring this Renaissance city, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All the major iconic sights are within walking distance of the villa, and as you stroll along those well-worn stone pavements, take time to absorb the atmosphere and history that is embedded in those fourteenth century walls.

Don’t miss a visit to the nearby Uffizi Gallery, home to one of the world’s best Renaissance art collections, housing the superb sixteenth century old masters, in an original building, designed by Vasari. Book in advance a tour of the Vasari corridor, where the original art works were hidden during the occupation in the world wars. Make your way to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where you can admire the ornate icons, and walk Brunelleschi’s dome, Don’t forget to look at in detail the doors of the San Giovanni Baptistery. See Michelangelo’s David at the Academia, before visiting the church of Santa Croce to wonder at the restored Cimabue’s crucifix.

After all that culture, sit down in one of the cafes in the Piazza dell Repubblica, before shopping for handmade leather goods in San Lorenzo market. If all that walking has tired you out, hop on a Vespa Tour and take a trip around the city. For the fashionistas the recently opened Gucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo Museums are a must-see. For those who prefer smells to bells, then a visit to the convent of Santa Maria Novella for their handmade soaps or partaking in a perfume masterclass, is on the cards. Cross the River Arno via the Ponte Vecchio, and stop to bargain for handcrafted goods at the local stalls.

Take a walk to the magnificent Pitti Palace, rich with paintings by Raphael, Rubens, and Titian. Take time out and go for a stroll and a picnic in the nearby Boboli Gardens. The Brancacci Chapel and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Santo Spirito can feed your soul, whilst the Piazzale Michelangelo is perfect for a cappuccino pit stop. Foodies will be in seventh heaven with pizza, pasta, and gelato cooking classes, and even better, for the wine lovers, there is a Chianti Safari across the Tuscan countryside. In the evening dine out on the local dish of a Bistecca all Florentina, a superb sharing steak served in all the best restaurants.

For fabulous fashion at fabulous prices make your way to the out of town Barbierino Designer Outlet. And for those that fancy a day trip, take a tour to Siena, San Gimignnano, the leaning tower of Pisa, or the Cinque Terre five village coastal hiking trail.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(9 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa International Airport

(82 km)

Nearest Train Station Florence Center Train Station

(1.4 km)

Nearest Supermarket King Super Mini Market

(110 m)

Region

Florence, a charming city located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, is a place where history, art, and culture come alive. Nestled along the banks of the Arno River, this enchanting destination has captivated travellers for centuries with its timeless beauty and rich heritage.

Tuscany

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Apartment Maria is a great place to vacation with kids. The apartment is located in the centre of historic Florence, with all the major sights within walking distance. Cross the River Arno via the Ponte Vecchio to the Pitti Palace, and the family friendly Boboli Gardens, where they can explore and picnic on the lovely lawns and grounds. The adjacent Natural History Museum is stuffed full of animal, vegetable, and rock fossils they will find fascinating. The Uffizi Gallery is on the doorstep of the villa, book a private family tour, which is especially designed for children, it is shorter and shows them the highlights of the collection, to whet their appetite for art.

All aboard the Florence Tour Bus for a guided tour around the Renaissance city. Stop off at the Leonardo da Vinci interactive museum, with its 3D models, multimedia displays, and detailed engineering, military, and flying machines, invented by the maestro himself. Your younger ones will enjoy a visit to the Palazzo Vecchio puppet shows, where they can dress up as a Medici, and go on treasure hunts, before riding the carousel in the Piazza della Repubblica. Whilst your older ones will love a Vespa or e-scooter tour whizzing around the city, and stopping off the Museo Galileo, with its ancient telescopes and original gadgets.

For your adrenalin seekers, take them on a sky walk of Brunelleschi’s dome on top of the Cathedral, where they can enjoy the panoramic views of medieval Florence. All the family can partake in an Italian cooking class, before an evening on the Illuminated Florence bus tour, where you get to eat pizza and brightly coloured Italian gelato.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Damage Waiver A damage waiver of €149 is due to help you enjoy a peaceful stay. The waiver provides a limited damage cover in case of any damage to the property or its contents (except in the case of deliberate or reckless acts) up to the value of €2,500. Above €2,500 claims will be made to recoup the extra charges incurred to repair any damage.
Arrival time 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Departure time 10:00 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax There is a city tax due to be paid locally which is not included in the rental rate. The amount will be confirmed by your onsite representative when you arrive.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 £12,678
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £8,432
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £12,678
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 15th 2025 £8,432
Mar 15th 2025 - Nov 15th 2025 £12,678
Nov 15th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 £8,432

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 €13,852
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €9,213
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €13,852
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 15th 2025 €9,213
Mar 15th 2025 - Nov 15th 2025 €13,852
Nov 15th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 €9,213

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024 $14,984
Nov 16th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $9,966
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $14,984
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 15th 2025 $9,966
Mar 15th 2025 - Nov 15th 2025 $14,984
Nov 15th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 $9,966

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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