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Situato sul Lungarno Guicciardini, quasi davanti al Ponte Santa Trinita, Palazzo Capponi è uno tra i palazzi rinascimentali più belli sulle rive dell’Arno. Si trova nel vibrante cuore dell’antica Firenze da cui si gode di una stupenda vista sul fiume Arno, a 5 minuti a piedi da via Tornabuoni, strada con le più importanti maisons di moda italiane. In passato il Palazzo apparteneva alla famiglia Capponi, ed è stato completamente ristrutturato di recente. Le Volte è adatto solo per affitti mensili e può ospitare fino a 6 persone, ha 3 camere da letto e 2 bagni.
Located on Lungarno Guicciardini, almost in front of Ponte Santa Trinita, Palazzo Capponi is one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings on the banks of the Arno. It is located in the vibrant heart of Florence where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Arno River, and is just a 5-minute walk from Via Tornabuoni, the street with the most important Italian fashion houses. In the past the building belonged to the Capponi family, and was recently completely renovated. Capriate is suitable for monthly rentals and can accommodate up to 4 guests with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade.
Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.
Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more.