Rallo Florence Italy Perfect Apartment
The very comfortable, charming and remarkably bright Rallo enjoys large French doors that overlook private gardens just across the narrow street. Centrally located, this is a terrific apartment!
A roomy and bright two bedroom apartment in the center of Florence, ideally suited for two couples or families.
Since the 1300s, before the Renaissance, this neighborhood around Via Tornabuoni has been part of the center of commerce and activity in Florence. Narrow, wandering streets depart from the grid-pattern of the ancient Roman colony a few streets away toward the Duomo, the iconic Cathedral of Florence, city of flowers.
The palazzo, a handsome building from the early 1300s, was built by a Florentine merchant who grew wealthy from the spice trade. It would have housed his offices and, on the upper floors, his family. In the 1800s, many painters` atleliers were established in the building which is probably the reason many of the apartments, Rallo included, have large windows for natural light. The famous painter Ingres once had a studio in this palazzo.
On the traditional "piano nobile" that, in Italian palazzos is where the finest rooms are located. The apartment opens into a small entry vestibule with a small armoire for storing street wear.
The living room is bright and furnished for comfort. A really pleasant feature are the large French doors that overlook attractive private gardens just across the narrow street. Enjoy views of the trees and gardens year-round. A round dining table seats four. There is a sofa and two upholstered armchairs. Another window at the far end of the living room further illuminates the room. The furnishings are old world traditional style. There are handsome herringbone pattern hardwood floors throughout, a feature we don`t typically see in Florence. A bureau in the corner and a flat-screen TV that receives a few English-language news stations are in the corner.
The kitchen is fully-furnished with a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, microwave, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster. The window overlooks the narrow street one floor below.
The master bedroom is entered off the living room. It is quite large and also has nice views of the private gardens across street. A sweet feature is the closed off doorway on the far side of the bedroom, now faux painted with a scenic`view` of the countryside. The dual-queen bed can be prepared together or as two singles. A large built-in closet-cupboard provides ample storage for your clothes. A writing table in the corner is handy if you need a workspace. The adjoining bathroom is older but spacious with tub with shower attachment that can be hooked up high above the tub and a shower curtain to contain the water when showering, a toilet, sink and bidet.
Cross back through the apartment, through the living room, past the kitchen to reach the other bedroom. This is a good layout for two couple since the living room between provides space and privacy. The second bedroom is smaller than the master, with a dual-queen bed that can be made up together or as two single beds. A wall of cupboards-closets in this bedroom too provides lots of storage space. The cupboards are faux painted in an amusing style. The adjoining bathroom has a tub with shower attachment and a curtain, toilet, sink, bidet. This bathroom is also older.
The apartment has an armored door, independent heating, air conditioning, telephone, WiFi and buzzer.
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