An exceptional setting in the very heart of old Florence 50 meters from the Uffizi Gallery and piazza della Signoria. Via del Corno is a quiet and historic street where one of the greatest Italian writers of the early 20th century lived and on which he set his most famous novel. It almost touches Palazzo Vecchio, which frames it at one of its ends. A 50-meter walk and you are in piazza della Signoria and at the Uffizi Gallery, and in 3 minutes you are at Ponte Vecchio. 200 meters in the opposite direction lies piazza Santa Croce.
A tourist could ask for no better location in Florence.
The home 75 square metres is on the first floor of a historic building with a monumental portal, a lovely entrance hall and a comfortably ample staircase with an elevator.
Uffizi Apartment was completely renovated in 2015. Very elegant indeed with its contemporary furnishings, it is an enchanting place to live, highly functional and perfect in every detail.
Parquet, air conditioning in every room, two bathrooms and balcony.
It is warm in winter and cool in summer thanks to the air conditioning but also to the extremely massive walls typical of historical edifices and its excellent exposure. The large windows make for bright and airy spaces.
The home is very quiet and the light-hued contemporary design of the furnishings immediately conveys a feeling of immaculate order and of relaxation. Warm and equipped with every convenience, this apartment combines the structural details typical of the old, such as the beautiful wooden ceiling, with the requisite comforts and conveniences of the new.
One enters a small foyer that leads to the living area, a comfortable parlor distinct from, but well-connected to, the kitchen that opens onto it further ahead.
To the left one finds the first double bedroom (“Pratolini”) with a small terrace, while to the right a small anteroom gives access to the first bath, the storage and laundry room and to the second double bedroom with private bath and built-in closet. The home can very comfortably accommodate even 6 adults. The two bedrooms are separate from the living area and the kitchen and the two bathrooms guarantee extreme privacy.
two double bedrooms of 15 sqm each
The “Pratolini Room”: ample, with beds that can be joined or separated, a balcony, a large closet with sliding doors of textured glass, air conditioning and wifi.
The “Amanti Room”: with a large double bed, built-in closet, private bath, air conditioning and wifi. A floor to ceiling window looks onto the street.
One bathroom is in the Amanti Room and the second bathroom can belong to those occupying the Pratolini Room.
These are equipped with 80x80 cm shower stalls in plate glass with nozzles whose aerated spray makes showering a real pleasure. The design of the fixtures, accessories and furniture give the bathrooms the same touch of class one senses in the rest of the apartment.
the living room is a comfortable space opening onto the dining area and furnished with a soft sofa (which can become a double bed), a flat-screen television and book case. Here one can sip a drink before dinner or relax, reading or watching TV.
the kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, its colors light hues of pine, with a large refrigerator-freezer, oven, microwave oven, toaster and every utensil needed for cooking. The table seats 6-8 persons.
These ample spaces make for a quality of life that can last a few days or months and even years.
More information on the location and on the charming via del Corno
The apartment is situated in the heart of Florence, in the true historical center of city, in that medieval core where beautiful Florentia was born.
The street, which is closed to traffic, is immersed in silence, picturesque in a typically Florentine way. It was here that the famous writer Vasco Pratolini lived and where he set his most famous novel, Cronache di poveri amanti. A placque opposite our portal commemorates this illustrious writer. The street lies just behind piazza della Signoria, to most ancient center of Florence.
Via del Corno lies between two important pedestrian streets: Via de’ Neri, which is famous for its many traditional shops, bakeries, small restaurants and other eateries, gelaterie and cafés, many of which are featured in the most important guidebooks, but also with a supermarket in the vicinity. Via de’ Neri also has friendly shops where one can buy reasonably priced clothes, shoes and bags. The other street, Borgo de’ Greci, offers excellent shopping for artisanal products.
The Uffizi Apartment was also conceived for persons wishing to rent for longer periods, for work or for study, and is consequently equipped with all of those spaces and conveniences to live as comfortably as in one’s own home!
Thanks to the efficient disposition of the rooms and spaces, this home can be rented to groups of friends, large families or even to persons who have to study: plenty of light, silence and every convenience make this a perfect apartment for longer stays. The home is complete with a handy storage area for suitcases and shoes as well as the laundry.
The Uffizi Apartment sleeps six persons thanks to the double sofa-bed in the living room, and one can also request additional small beds for children to be placed in the double bedrooms.
Why make this choice?
My name is Cristiana. I teach Italian history and literature. I really love my city and I love the houses of the historic center. I have a great deal of experience in real estate in this part of town, and in 2014 I began looking for the “ideal” home in order to work with tourists. I saw scores of homes before finding the one I am offering you. In Florence there are innumerable homes for tourists, but I wasn’t looking for just any home. I wanted to find a place where I would have gladly lived.
It is anything but easy to find homes that are well-designed, quiet and bright within the confines of that tiny central area where I feel a tourist ought to live even for a short time. The real center of Florence.
Only from here can you wander on foot at any hour of the day or night, in safety and with home close by. Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello, Piazza del Duomo, Santa Croce and the Uffizi, and teeming with little streets full of life and interesting places to discover -- all of this within a few hundred meters -- or just looking up on via del Corno.
-- exceptional location
-- quiet and bright
-- beautiful home newly renovated
-- new furnishings
-- optimal disposition of spaces
-- a full-sized and fully equipped kitchen
-- washing machine
-- ironing board
-- bedding already in place
-- flat-screen TV
-- microwave oven
-- coffee maker
-- large refrigerator
-- kitchen utensils
-- air-conditioned throughout
-- hair drier