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Alba's Garden

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S.M. Novella Square, nearby
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Florence, Tuscany
"Alba's Garden" used to be the studio of a Florentine artist of the early 1900s.
His wife Alba, a venetian lady, created the garden, with its high palm trees and evergreens.
The apartment is situated in a 16th Century palazzo which used to be a convent; its walls are thick and guarantee a pleasant temperature even during the hot Florentine summer.
The apartment itself is 50 square meters, but the garden room provides an extra 25 square meters of space. The garden is more than 100 square meters.
The prominent features are the frescoed ceilings, the lovely antique glass doors, and the enclosed mediterranean garden, with tall palms, banana trees, an oleander and an orange tree. Almost all trees and shrubs are evergreen, so the garden is enjoyable in any season.
Access is from an internal private courtyard away from the street...
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About the Owner, Peter Thomas F
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 32 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL248197
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We spent a week in this wonderful apartment, the most suitable living in Florence imaginable with a lot of charm, history and character. We loved the rooms and the beautiful and leafy garden that was totally private. It was a true pleasure to stay here and we most highly recommend it as it enhanced our visit very much. The location...

Eduardo R
Phoenix, AZ
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4 reviews
Reviewed November 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. Very charming and spacious place with updated kitchen and bath. Easy walking distance to all the sights. Made breakfast every day, very easy with the four burner gas stove and full-sized refrigerator. Several small grocery places on Via della Scala but we found a full service Conrad market at Via del Melarancio, 9/red, 50123,...

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Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Charming is an understatement. The apartment is an absolute delight. It is full of period charm but also has all the facilities you need. The garden is beautiful and a perfect retreat from the noise and bustle of the city. It's location is fantastic. Just 5 minutes walk (if that) from the train station and all the sights are within...

  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighborhood
In the area, you must see the S. Lorenzo food market, the S.M. Novella church, the S.M.Novella antique Pharmacy; in a few minutes on foot you arrive at the Cathedral and at the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Medici Chapel. Go across the river to find the Oltrarno with its artisans and the lovely S. Spirito church, as well as S.M. del Carmine with the Masaccio frescoes.<BR>There are many car rentals in the area if you want to go for a drive outside town.<BR>We recommend a dinner at the Bistrò del Mare, on Lungarno Corsini, great location and excellent fish and seafood. If you like meat, dine at Osteria dei Centopoveri for fine fillet-steak. For a proper Florentine steak, go to the famous trattoria Sostanza in via del Porcellana. Have an informal "panino con il lesso" (boiled m... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Vespucci Airport: 2.5 mi
Railway: Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
Five minutes walk from the station; very convenient if you arrive by train.<BR>For guests who arrive by car: please be aware that the apartment is in a restricted-traffic zone, surveilled by cameras, and parking on the street is reserved for residents. Tourists may enter anyway, if they park in one of the garages in the area. No parking on the street for non -residents. For details check out the website of the Comune di Firenze, in the section "mobility- driving in Florence". <BR>it's very easy to rent a car for drives in the Tuscan countryside, there are many car hire companies nearby.
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