FLORENCE ART FLAT
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This beautiful historical apartment, elegant in its frescoes and decorations is situated in the in the heart of Florence. Overlooking Piazza Santo Spirito, the liveliest and most genuine of the city, the apartment can accommodate up to 3 people, with big windows overlooking the main square. For sure its central position will make your experience unique in Florence.
In an ancient building, on the third floor without lift, is an excellent starting point for exploring the city; on foot in 5 minutes you can be on Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous bridges in the world, in the heart of Florence city center. The flat has a nice living/dining area with kitchen corner, 1 double bedroom and one bathroom with shower. You will find unlimited wi-fi internet, independent heating, air conditioning.
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The apartment is situated in one of the most interesting squares of Florence, Santo Spirito. Founded in the second half of the 1200’s, it was built to welcome the faithful that came to pray together with the Augustinian friars who had built a convent with a church dedicated to «Santa Maria d'Ognissanti e allo Santo Spirito» This church eventually became known simply as “Chiesa di Santo Spirito”, for which the square is named. In the center of the Square is a large octagonal shaped fountain in pietra serena, (soft sandstone) which houses a marble decoration in the center. At the end of the Piazza, opposite the Basilica, you will find a monument to Cosimo Ridolfi, agronomist and founder of l’Accademia dei Georgofili. This historic Florentine institution promotes the "art of Tuscan cultivation", in other words the study of agrarian agronomy, economy and geography in Tuscany. It is impossible to miss the splendid Basilica di Santo Spirito as you enter into the square. Built on a design by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1444, the Basilica was the last masterpiece by this celebrated architect. At the time of his death the project was passed over to Antonio Manetti, Giovanni da Gaiole and Salvi d’Andrea, who finished the church by the end of the 1400’s.The façade of the church was never finished and the present front face is deprived of any type of decoration. But don’t let the simplicity of the façade fool you, inside there are several noteworthy pieces of artwork from artists like that of Filippino Lippi, Bernardo Rossellino, Maso di Banco and a wooden crucifix attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Piazza Santo Spirito regularly hosts many markets and fairs, all of which contribute to its reputation of a lively and “happening” place, moreover is a perfect location at night to live with its local trattorias to taste the typical tuscan receipts.