Apartment Archille 2 bedroom

  • Apartment
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lift
A Palazzo restoration has finally reached fruition near the banks of the Arno in the thriving district of Santa Croce. Panning the entire 5 storeys of the handsome 19th-century Palazzo Fossi beside the art-filled Horne Museum on the ancient Via dei Benci, this massively ambitious project is now opening its doors to its 10 seriously sumptuous Italia Collection apartments. The accommodation ranges from a spectacular 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment showcasing towering ceilings cloaked in a vivid expanse of classical frescoes, through to a stylishly attired 3 bedroom / 4 bathroom duplex with roof timbers and a pair of terraces peacefully situated to the rear, while the entirely bespoke interiors. Centrally located within a stone’s throw of the Uffizi Gallery and conveniently close to – yet not overwhelmed by – an array of small shops, cafes and restaurants,.

Location

A gentle walk to the architectural masterpiece that is Florence’s iconic Duomo (but a little more effort is required to reach the top!), and close to the Basilica and sunny Piazza Santa Croce, and to the overwhelmingly spectacular, statue-dominated Piazza della Signoria for a generous helping of people-watching and a dose of Dolce Vita.

A short stroll along the nearby Ponte alle Grazie bridge crossing the Arno to the wonderful Pitti Palace and its treasures, the bucolic Boboli Gardens, and the unmatched city vistas from the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Artisans, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants are woven through the ancient streets (including the much loved ‘La Buchetta’ directly opposite and the rustic ‘Del Fagioli’ just around the corner!), while the handy Conad supermarket close by satisfies self-catering needs, and a nearby car park provides parking if arriving on four wheels.

Interior

2nd Floor – 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

Reached via a few steps up from the main palazzo entrance with stairs and / or lift to the
2nd Floor, this delightfully sunny apartment comprises:

An entrance hallway with mirrored cloaks cupboard opening to reveal…

An elegant open-plan main living space situated to the front of the palazzo, beautifully presented in quiet neutral and terracotta tones with the most gorgeous wooden chequerboard parquet flooring underfoot, 3 tall shuttered west-facing windows flooding the room with natural light and overlooking the palazzo’s decorative balcony and the Via dei Benci beyond, a sitting area with plenty of comfortable seating, a dining area with ghost chairs and hexagonal table hosting 6 guests, a streamlined and well-equipped kitchen with integrated appliances and, looking up, the most magnificent frescoed ceiling… Florentine heaven!

And on either side of the main living space…

A bright and inviting principal bedroom exquisitely attired in elegant mushroom and buttermilk allowing the spectacular hues of its frescoed ceiling to do all the talking, featuring a double bed with tailored upholstery and antiqued mirror-panelled surround, and offering plentiful storage space for those guests wishing to travel ‘heavy’ with an extensive wardrobe of outfits for every social occasion!

A separate luxurious bathroom in marble with soft lighting and a large rain shower enrobed in mocha herringbone ceramic tiling

The equally stylish 2nd double bedroom beautifully dressed in ivory and slate green, with a breathtaking ceiling fresco immediately drawing the eye, a double bed (which can be divided into twins at your request), plentiful storage and a sparkling en suite bathroom encased in marble with rain shower

Not included

Security Deposit (refundable) Amount: €800.00 /bookingPayment method: Credit CardPayment on arrival.

Amenities

  • Lift
  • Internet/Wifi
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Well-equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove/Oven
  • Coffee Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Bath Tub
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

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