"" This location is ideal for those wishing to visit Florence and all its glories, while at the same time experiencing the tranquility of a charming apartment.
Aaway from the hustle and bustle of the city center ""
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Apartment "Terrace with a View" is located in Florence in the elegant and quiet district of Campo di Marte... away from the hordes of tourists, yet within easy walking distance of downtown with all its museums and monuments.
Nearby there are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, any kind of shops, pharmacy, banks, supermarket and a street market (every morning).
You can get downtown by bus in only 10 minutes (bus line numbers 11 or 17); the bus stop is only 100 metres away from the apartment and the bus goes directly to Accademia museum and to S.M. Novella rail station.
By walk it takes about 20 minutes; it is a nice stroll through beautiful streets with café, stores, shops, churches…
Florence airport is about 15 minutes by car-taxi and 25 minutes by bus.
Pisa airport is about 40 minutes from Florence; once you get to the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station, you can take a bus (number 11 or 17) or a taxi… and you’ll arrive here in few minutes.
If you’ll have a car… you will have your own private parking space-garage, that is right beside the apartment. Very easy and FREE… it is included in the rental price.
The district of Campo di Marte
The district of Campo di Marte (literally Camp of Mars) was created in the early 1800s for training the Tuscan army, right after the French-Napoleonic occupation. Then, in the 1930s it was transformed into Florence sports district.
Among the apartments and the villas situated in this corner of Florence you will therefore see the tower of the "Artemio Franchi" stadium, which was designed by architect Pier Luigi Nervi and inaugurated in 1931. Here plays Fiorentina, Florence football team.
Campo di Marte district develops from the ring road to the slopes of the hill of Fiesole and houses a large railway station of the city (Stazione di Campo di Marte).
Viale dei Mille and Via Marconi are the Campo di Marte's main streets.
There are a variety of businesses, ranging from major department stores and supermarkets, restaurants, leather shops, hair salons, pastry shops...
The street market is held every morning (located in the gardens behind the stadium). You can purchase daily fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh bread. You can also find a good deal on a sweater or pair of shoes
""A wonderful location.There's a useful little supermarket down the road. The view is amazing!! Lovely hosts. Can't recommend enough""
John on Airbnb
“Villa il Ventaglio” Park
It is only 5 minutes walk from the apartment, located inVia G. Aldini n.10)
Tucked down a side street between the “Campo di Marte” and “Le Cure” residential areas, this is a very large terraced park that was developed in the 1850s to lead up to a villa at its highest point.
The park is the work of Giuseppe Poggi, the architect responsible for much of Florence’s modernization at that period, including the creation of the dreaded, highly trafficked “viali” (ring roads).
The park consists of wide open lawn, a winding uphill path often used by joggers, and large shady trees under which you will always find people reading. Its distinguishing feature is the duck pond near the entrance, a rare glimpse of nature in the city.
Come here for a breath of fresh air and some quiet, as well as for an excellent vista of the city from the top.
This magical, evocative garden hosts numerous species of flora including many varieties of trees and flowers.
Fiesole the Etruscan village
It is 5 minutes by bus from the apartment.
Perched in the hills, Fiesole is a bijou hilltop village that has seduced for centuries with its cooler air, olive groves, scattering of Renaissance-styled villas and spectacular views of the plain. Boccaccio, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others, raved about it
The mystical beauty of Fiesole, encompasses centuries of history and it is amazing well preserved. Largely unknown by many, this small town hides a wealth of surprises: the massive stones that make up the Etruscan walls, the remains of Roman baths, the green hilltop where Leonardo da Vinci first experimented with the concept of flight, and the Roman amphitheater that still serves as a stage for the “EstateFiesolana” summer events. The small city center is home to a wide range of historical sites, churches and parks where you can spend some time escaping from the hustle and bustle of Florence.
Fiesole was well established as an Etruscan stronghold in the 8th century BC, until the Romans were finally able to dominate, building a thriving town of their own over the remains.
For centuries it existed as a powerful rival to Florence, until once again it was subdued and its ruling nobles were forced to take up residence within the walls of the conquering city.
In the 14th century it became known as the new living quarters for the rich and famous Florentines looking for new territory to build their villas surrounded by cypress trees and spectacular gardens.
The hillside looms 295 meters above Florence, offering a special and stunning panorama of the Renaissance city. The city lends itself to a lazy afternoon exploring its historical museums, gardens & villas, picturesque streets, simple yet stunning churches, trails and parks.
After having discovered the secrets of Fiesole, then you can choose from the wide selection of cafes, restaurants and pizzerias, savoring good food with a unique backdrop.