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Florence vacation rentals
Apartments in the historical centre of Florence, Italy
To live like Florentine!
To see Florence as a tourist, you can do so with a map of the city in your hand, but to see the real Florence you must visit the Oltrarno neighborhood: the "other Florence". It is the Florence loved most by the Florentines.
We are in Santo Spirito, on one of the most picturesque and charming locations in Florence. It is a neighborhood of narrow streets, with artisan workshops and home style restaurants (trattorie), where even today one can feel a strong bond with ancient Florence.
Residenza il Carmine is located in a beautiful 17th century Florentine Palace. It is next to the house where the painter Filippo Lippi was born and beside the splendid church Santa Maria Del Carmine. The church was begun in 1268 and finished in 1476. In 1771 it was ravaged by a disastrous fire, wich, fortunately, spared the Cappella Brancacci, frescoed by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi. We wanted to give this very brief account of Santa Maria Del Carmine because we see it every morning when we open the windows.
In the surroundings
The residence is few steps from Palazzo Pitti and Boboli gardens, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and Santo Spirito Church.
Via d'Ardiglione, 28 - 50124 Firenze, Tuscany Italy
Tel./Fax +39 055 2382060 - Tel./Fax +39 055 2655805