This charming apartment is situated in the heart of the town of Montelupo Fiorentino, famous for its ceramics since the Renaissance.
The building was formerly part of a 15th C. convent and above the entrance there is a religious relic reminding us of its origin.
We have renovated the entire building and created a 1-bedroom apartment on the second floor, keeping the original flavor of its antiquity while introducing modern features.
The apartment is equipped with air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi.
You enter through a long corridor and go up a wide set of stairs to arrive at the hand-wrought iron and crystal door which opens onto a small vestibule with a pantry/closet, then into the kitchen provided with all modern necessities, and open living room/dining space with a restored antique square table, a sofa/bed that can be opened up to a full double bed and an armchair, continuing towards the bedroom there is a small laundry room with a washing machine and a wash basin and racks for hanging and drying clothes, a small guest bathroom, then the bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed, a small armoire, and a fully equipped marble-tiled bathroom with shower.
Where possible, we have used handcrafted artisans and workmanship to endow the interior with the traditional charm of the times, for example leaving the wood-beam ceilings and original brick and stone walls.
450 €/week (plus 30€ cleaning fee)
600 €/week (plus 40€ cleaning fee)
The apartment is situated in the historical center of Montelupo Fiorentino
By train just 20 minutes from Florence (they run every hour to the center of Florence and the station is just a few minutes walk from the apartment)
By car just 30 minutes from Florence
We hope your stay will be relaxing and interesting as you meander through the narrow terracotta paved streets admiring the ceramic stores and artist studios, trying the local bakery or pizzeria, coffee shops and gelateria, as Montelupo has
retained its typical village atmosphere. Don’t miss its Museum of Ceramica in Montelupo.
The list is endless of places to visit in the surrounding area, most within an hour by train or car from Montelupo: Florence, Montespertoli, San Casciano and the Chianti area, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Volterra, San Miniato (famous for truffles), Pisa and Livorno, Vinci, Lucca, Montecatini, Carrara (where the Carrara marble is quarried), and further north Le Cinque Terre (2 hours).
Since the apartment is in the pedestrian-only zone, a permit is needed to enter with your car, and only for loading and unloading. A free parking lot is just down the street 100mt. from the apartment.
The owner is Noreen Flocchini, an American living in the Florence area for over 40 years and currently living just 7 minutes away in the town of Ginestra Fiorentino.
Her son, Yaris, lives in the apt. upstairs with his girlfriend Benedetta.
All speak Italian and English and are available to make your stay comfortable as well as offer information on points of interests and cultural sites to visit.
Casa di Grazia means house of Grace, gracious, with gratitude. We hope your visit is pleasant and you leave feeling some of this.