This lovely Florentine apartment opens into an expansive, elegantly decorated living space with lovely frescoes of nature scenes, chandeliers and plush contemporary furniture. The apartment’s decor is a playful and pleasant combination of traditional furnishings and contemporary design details. French doors off of the living room offer magnificent views over Florence’s red-tiled rooftops.

The well appointed kitchen/dining area includes a table that seats four. Hobby chefs will enjoy the updated appliances and charming touches of the space.

A wooden staircase connects the mezzanine living/dining area with the lower level. Traditional beamed ceilings and parquet floors add elegant Tuscan charm to the spacious sleeping areas.   Each of the bedrooms holds two twin beds; they can be combined on request to make a queen. The master bedroom has a fine en suite bathroom. The additional half bath is located down the parquet corridor.

Setting and Surroundings:

The Caterina apartment is located in the Oltrarno district, just across the Arno River. The neighborhood is more residential, yet it is within an easy walk of desirable sites like the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace. Once known for its artists’ studios, the area is now home to fine restaurants and stylish boutiques selling antiques, leather goods, and custom made furniture.

The apartment is housed in a building built on the site of a historic hotel in the 19th century. The property blends history with modern charm. Most of Florence’s major sights are within and easy 15-minute walk.