Details and Terms
The apartment (approx. 100 sq. m.) is on the second floor, with elevator.
It was completely refurbished in 2010. In keeping with the owner’s intentions and the prescribed laws meant to protect the palace’s historical value, the structure and original decorations and details have been entirely preserved.
Nonetheless, the bathrooms and kitchen, as well as the electrical wiring and the plumbing, have been totally renovated and now provide the comforts of modern life. Furthermore, a new and efficient air conditioning system has just been installed (summer 2015) in the living room and bedrooms, so as to provide a pleasant temperature even by the Summer’s heavy heat of Florence.
Apartment Ala’s bedrooms and living room windows afford a splendid view of the Square and Church of San Lorenzo, as well as a bird’s eye view of the top of the Dome (“Cupolone”) and Giotto’s bell-tower. Large windows, and the absence of any other nearby buildings provide a great deal of light in the rooms, while the apartment’s location in a strictly pedestrian and quiet area offers peace and tranquillity.
In order to maintain a unique and characteristic ambience, the apartment has been decorated with antique pieces of furniture, old paintings and engravings, from the owner’s family.
The Apartment can be easily reached on foot (10 minutes) from the Central Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella. Also within walking distance are the main museums and monuments, as well as the famed Florentine shops, the small handicrafts shops, the characteristic “trattorie” and the famous San Lorenzo market, with its typical and varied products (fresh vegetables and fruits, meat of all kinds, including the famous T bone steak “la Fiorentina”, cheese, ham and salami, fresh bread and pastries, etc.).
The kitchen is fully equipped with all that is needed to cook a meal to be enjoyed at home.
The large sitting-room has a large L shaped sofa, a coffee-table, an armchair, a dining-table for six persons and 6 chairs, and a wheel-table.
The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed (100% natural latex mattress) two night-tables, a large armchair, two antique chairs, lamps, a small round antique table, and a small library with books at the guests’ disposition. It has its own private bathroom (with bathtub, not en-suite).
The double bedroom, instead, has two single beds (100% natural latex mattresses) and its own bathroom (with shower, not en-suite).
Both bathrooms are large, one has a tub and the other one a shower.
Independent central heating, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, hair-dryer, free wireless high-speed web connection, iron and ironing board, air-conditioning (in the living room and bedrooms).
Rental includes sheets (100% cotton) and towels. The mattresses are all made of anti-allergic latex.
Rates may change accordingly to the length of stay, with interesting discounts for longer stays.
Optional services (on demand)
Italian cooking lesson, buying the necessary food to prepare the dishes chosen among the different menus proposed at the San Lorenzo food market nearby
Baby-sitting by a baby-sitter personally known by the owner
Bicycles, motorbikes and segways rental near the apartment
Garage at agreed rates for guests arriving with their own car, near the apartment