Apartment Archille 3 bedroom

  • Apartment
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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

1st Floor – 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

Reached via a few steps up from the main palazzo entrance with stairs and / or lift to the
1st Floor, this ravishing apartment with dazzling frescoes comprises:

An entrance hallway with mirrored cloaks cupboard leading into…

The fabulous open-plan main living space situated to the front of the palazzo, softly lit and exquisitely presented in chic neutrals and tangerine tones with the most gorgeous wooden chequerboard parquet flooring underfoot, 3 tall shuttered west-facing windows flooding the room with natural light and opening onto a long balcony overlooking Via dei Benci and down towards the Arno, a sitting area with stylish twin sofas, an elegant oval dining suite hosting 6 guests and, lifting your eyes, the most magical frescoed ceiling that’s nothing short of spectacular!

And on either side of the main living space…

A bright and welcoming principal bedroom luxuriously decked out in tangerine and neutrals and furnished with a wardrobe and double bed with bespoke upholstery beneath another sublime fresco set to take your breath away!

An equally opulent 2nd double bedroom in gentle-on-the-eye sage green and tangerine echoing the colours of its own delightful ceiling fresco, with a double bed, walk-in closet and a sparkling en suite bathroom in polished marmorino with marble rain shower

Situated just off the hallway and serving the principal bedroom… a separate large and luxurious bathroom in marmorino and marble with bathtub and rain shower in lustrous ‘honeycomb’ ceramic tiling

Towards the centre of the apartment and overlooking an internal courtyard to one side we find…

A large ‘traditional-contemporary’ kitchen / breakfast room with integrated appliances, botanical wall prints, and a Tuscan farmhouse-style kitchen table seating 8 beneath a delicate ceiling fresco rather less flamboyant than its peers but nevertheless a delightful vision to behold!

A simple guest bathroom (with wash-hand basin, w.c. plus a handy washing machine / dryer in a cupboard to the side).

A restful 3rd double bedroom presented in gentle colours with twin beds, a pair of bespoke mirrored wardrobes and a pristine en suite bathroom in polished marmorino and marble with bathtub and rain shower just to the side

Not Included in the price

Final Cleaning: €250.00 /booking

Security Deposit (refundable)

Amount: €1,000.00 /booking

 

Amenities

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

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