Residenza Il Carmine is a very nice group of five apartments on the premises of the owners house. They are serviced apartments - your beds are made up and fresh towels are available. There is a very nice garden area with tables where you can sit outside. Many visitors ate breakfast or dinner outside - we tended to drink Prosseco in the garden. The beds were the best of my entire trip and the furniture was of very high quality. The apartment has an air conditioner but we did not need to use it. There are screens on the windows - never seen this in Europe before but it was a nice addition. There was plenty of storage space. We stayed in apartment Incenso that has this lovely window looking out over the garden. The owner is very helpful and pleasant and had a puppy named Maria who we could play with. Maria will be a very spoiled dog with all of the attention she gets. In the Oltrano.
Unique Quality: Very comfortable and clean; screens on the windows; garden area; you enter through two locked doors before getting to the garden so it is very safe. Nice area with food shops and restaurants in the immediate area.
Directions: In Oltrano on the first street (narrow) just east of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine - head south on the street and it is under the arch.
The residenza Il Carmine is quite hard to find, even if you have the street number etc.... There are so many numbers in that street that you get confused... At least we found it and liked it a lot.
Unique Quality: We had a nice appartement in the backyard. The interior has been quite modern and very comfortable.... kitchen included...and a hot heating cause it was quite chilly outside... EVery morning we listened to the Beo which is living there too. He always sayed "Ciao" and "Allora" and was singing opera highlights too. Very funny!!!
Directions: It´s south of the river Arno, you walk approximately 20 minutes to the duomo for example
Viale Michelangelo 1, Florence
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