Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Apartment...

Panoramic view from our kitchen window. Uffizi Gallery is adjacent to the tower on the right

Front door
Yes, we are finally in our new apartment...It's on the 4th floor of a 5 story apartment block, built in the 13th century on the remains of a Roman theater, thought to have been built several centuries earlier.

Su struggles with the 1 tonne door
It has been recently restored with taste and style, to a 5 star luxury hotel standard. It has two large bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers,and an open style area with a modern kitchen, dining room table, chairs and a comfortable lounge. 

 It is completely equipped with towels, bedding, cutlery, TV's, coffee machines, microwave, oven, kettle - but no toaster! 

We nipped out to the local supermarket on day two, and bought one.  (Whoa, I'm starting to sound like a Real Estate Agent - "mind the step")

Rod thinks he could be Caravaggio
 Mind you, its a little noisy, as we are in the middle of a nightclub/student area, but earplugs work wonders.

 We have actually taken options on this apartment for three months, 'till the middle of April, so better get your skates on if you want to catch us in Florence.

"We are waiting you in Florence!"
We have been a bit slow updating this blog, but after spending all the previous month struggling to find a suitable apartment, and with all the frustrations of language, the holiday season, trudging to find unknown locations of apartments, to meet with never-seen-before agents, we sort of just heaved a huge sigh of relief when we found this place, and have settled in to enjoy it.  

Anyway, we are now back on track and will endeavour to keep the raconteuring up to date.

Next week, we are off to England to see friends in London and Humberside.... a quick dash over on EasyJet. The trains from London to Humberside are more expensive than the flights from Pisa to Gatwick. More later.

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  1. Nice view!
    So is that park designed for stupidly small cars, or is it just parked sideways?

  2. Hi Rod and Su, glad you found your dream apartment. I presume it is computer friendly.