Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence Historic Centre - Borgo Ognissanti Firenze
1 Bedroom apartment, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4
This split level, open plan, first floor apartment, retains many of its original period features. The wooden ceiling beams and chandeliers provides an exclusive and romantic atmosphere in the heart of Florence City centre. The apartment is the perfect base to explore the treasures of Florence City centre or explore the surrounding Tuscany countryside. The train station and bus station are very close. Cars can be hired in the same street.
The upper level comprises of the large bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
The lower level (two steps down) comprises of the living room / dining room with the kitchen set off. The new air conditoning unit provides cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. The exterior of the building and the interior of the apartment has been recently painted. Double glazing has been installed to the windows. A new washing machine has been installed.
The Ponte Vecchio and Uffizzi gallery is less than ten minutes walk, along the river Arno.
Borgo Ognissanti is a one way street that has lots of speciality shops that makes it easy and convenient to buy groceries, fresh bread and milk. The street boasts several local supermarkets that have good quality fresh produce, fishmongers, speciality meats, wines, bakery and some excellent restaurants. In addition to fine art and furniture shops. There are also several car hire shops in the street and a garage for private parking. St Regis Hotel and the Westin Excelsior Hotels are nearby in Piazza D'Ognissanti which are arguably the two finest hotels in Florence and giving you confidence that the location is excellent for visiting the sites. You have the location without the price of these hotels and even more space than a hotel room. The police station (Carabinieri) is also in Borgo Ognissanti which provides a sense of safety and security to the area.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About William Keene
The apartment is in a 17th Century building and is owned by William’s family whose ancestors owned the English Pharmacy (Farmacia Inglese) on one of the main streets of Florence, via de’ Tornabuoni.
William’s grandparents left before the war and moved to England where they then set up many similar pharmacies in the City of London.
You can still see the Farmacia on via de’ Tornabuoni which has now been turned into a shoe shop, but all the original wooden display cabinets for the medicines and tinctures are still there.
We hope you will enjoy discovering this beautiful historic City and visit again.
Why William Keene chose Florence Historic Centre
This property is in the historical City centre close to the train and bus stations and has good local shops but also a short walk to the main tourist attractions. The river Arno is also very close by that provides wonderful views. The Westin Excelsior and St Regis hotels are nearby arguably the two best hotels in Florence. The Police station is in the same street that adds to the sense of security. The apartment with its period features provides a link with the past.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our Florence apartment was a perfect home away from home. Clean and well stocked kitchen. The bathroom has a terrific shower!! The dining and sleeping areas gave us our own personal space when needed. I felt safe since the neighborhood is surrounded by quality shops & hotels (2 Best Westerns right around the corner) which gave us a true sense of security. The little family owned market just across the street provided fresh fruits, vegetables, beverages, cheeses, & meats for home cooked meals when we did't want to eat out. What I liked most was we were close to all of the galleries & sites we wanted to see, and some we hadn't planned on seeing. Florence is an easy city to get around in. You can visit all of the famous museums & cathedrals on foot since our apartment was in close proximity everthing. Our host gave us excellent directions to get to the apt from the terminal and we were in there and comfotable just minutes after our train arrived in the station. I really loved visiting Florence and staying at 74 Borgo Ognisannti. It was my favorite apartment & city of our 24 day tour to Paris, Rome & Florence.
Bill & Kat C.
San Francisco & Redding CA. USA