F30 - La Camerata Fiorentina
Santa Croce, Florence
3,400 square feet
Reference Number: F30
Type of Home:
Apartment, 2nd Floor
There are few apartments like this one in all of Florence. Mix the sleek clean lines of Italian modern with the classic structure of 15th century Brunelleschi architecture and you have the incredible luxury apartment La Camerata Fiorentina. Centrally located between Uffizi Gallery ( 5 min walk) and Piazza Santa Croce ( 3 min walk), you are just one minute from a midnight walk along the Arno river.
Centrally located, you are just minutes from all the major attractions of Florence, yet on a less hurried street. Just one block from the Arno River, you will reach the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio in under 5 minutes, Piazza Santa Croce in 3 minutes and the Pitti Palace just 13 minutes.
We think that there are only two apartments for rent in Florence of this caliber. If you are looking for luxury, space and amenities you need look no further. Located in a Renaissance Palace designed by the famous Florentine architect Brunelleschi's ( who designed the world famous Duomo), completed this building in 1420. The apartment is on the Piano Nobile, this was the term for the "Noble Floor" of a classic Renaissance Palazzo that was always one floor above the ground floor where the service staff and storefronts were located. The rooms on the Piano Nobile had finer views and always have the largest windows in the building.
This building has a lovely history. Between 1577 and 1582 the owner, Count Giovanni de Bardi invited a special group of musicians, poets, intellectuals and humanists to discuss and guide the trends in the arts. This group was called The Florentine Camerata. The most famous men of Florence have crossed its threshold.
The palace now houses 8 luxury apartments and on the ground floor there is a stylish cafe that compliments those apartments. It too has clean modern lines, with a touch of history and a menu that reflects that style as well, such as Speck instead of Prosciutto with melon, a Super Tuscan olive oil Tasting, Tortelli with Artichokes, Gnocchi with Nettle (I've only had this at my family's home), Beef Tartare with Cognac, Roasted Pork loin with potatoes and rosemary and white chocolate mousse. And oh yes, its possible to have it brought up to your apartment.
Enter off the street to a gorgeous courtyard of columns, arched ceilings, antique marbles, Renaissance ironworks and Della Robbia ceramics. Walk up to the first floor, as there is no elevator, and you enter a dreamy home with a blend of the new and old. The decor is a combination of the finest contemporary Italian designs and the Florentine Renaissance architecture. Original plaster and stone, 18th century Frescoes, Modern Bauhaus period furniture of Van Der Rohe, Eames, Le Corbusier, a beautiful antique 17th century sofa and two medieval terracotta statures. Special attention was made to the lighting to envelope you in a warm ambiance in the evenings while allowing for the extra high ceilings.
Finished in 2012, the aparment also has state of the art amenities that you expect from a luxury apartment rental. Wi Fi, central air and heat, Bose Sound System, Flat screen SAT TV in living room and each bedroom, Security Video System and Safe, Water Purification System and a fully equipped kitchen.
The apartment is on two levels
From street level you enter to the interior courtyard. Walk up a flight of stairs to the front door.
A large open foyer leads into a library area and the large windows found in 15th century piano noble floors. The three bedrooms face out to these large windows with a common open area in front of them. The master bedroom has en suite bathroom with tub, the other two bedrooms each have a private sitting area and en suite showers and share a powder room.
From the foyer, a grey stone staircase leads up to the living area that runs the length of the apartment. Light colored wood floors, an ancient Renaissance painted wood ceiling
And glass panels run the full length of the loft giving unobstructed views down to the area between the large Renaissance windows and the bedrooms. Light from those windows flood the apartment. You will never feel closed in no matter where you are in this apartment.
At the top of the stairs is the spacious minimalist living room with Flat Screen TV. Further on is the fully equipped modern kitchen with double stainless steel sink, large oven, American sized refrigerator with ice maker, and bar area then the modern dining room with poppy red accent chairs.
3 Full Baths
1 Half Baths
Foyer with Library,
1 Master Bedroom with en suite bath with rain shower and tub
2 Queen Bedrooms with en suite baths with showers
2 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
1 Half Bath
1 Bathroom with separate shower and tub
Cable TV with Italian Channels,
Bose Sound System integrated throughout the apartment, Water Purification System, Flat Screen TV in Living room and each bedroom, Security System,Safe
Welcome Basket includes Prosecco, fresh fruit and assoted Italian Delicacies, Housekeeper available 4 hours per day / 7 days per week, Doorman on duty Monday through Friday, Ground Floor Restaurant open evenings Tuesday through Sunday and can provide in house dining, Concierge available 24/7, High Quality Bed Linens changed twice each week and Bath Towels changed daily, Complimentary Tolietries in each bathroom on arrival
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence ,
20 minutes taxi ride
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Santa Maria Novella ,
20 min walk
NEAREST BUS STOP: outside your door ,
CITIES AND TOWNS: Fiesole 35 minute by taxi, 45 by bus
Lucca and Pisa 1 hour 45 minute train ride
Chianti 45 minute by car, 1 hour by bus
Rome 1 hour 15 minutes by train
SERVICES: Grocery stores and restaurants, right outside your door
Major Sights such as Piazza Santa Croce 3 min walk, Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio 5 min, Duomo 9 min, Pitti Palance 15 min, San Lorenzo Market and Medici Chapel 13 min,
This two story apartment is on the First( US Second) Floor without an elevator
Well behaved pets are welcome on a request basis