Between Art & Architecture – FLORENCE
Behind a 19th-century façade at the foot of Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo, sits a symbiosis of art and architecture – VOV’s Fornace Suites.
A launch pad to gently propel you into the heady pleasures of Florentine living amidst the sophistication and elegance so deeply rooted in the city’s heart, this bijou oasis comprises 6 sublime apartments, each taking its name from a famous master of Italian art.
Centrally located on a triangular spur and rising up like the prow of a ship between the Via Della Fornace and the Via Ser Ventura Monachi in the arty area of Oltrano, and opening its doors to reveal bespoke interiors and furnishings crafted by the internationally acclaimed architecture studio Archea Associati, these select city suites offer air-conditioning for summer comfort and cover 2 floors of the building conveniently served by lift.
Replete with the intimacy and atmosphere redolent of an exclusive boutique hotel thanks to the curated sculptures, paintings and installations in situ throughout, and encapsulating apartments Donatello, Cellini, Bernini, Canova, Michelangelo and Ghiberti – each with its dedicated listing page on this VOV website – the upscale accommodation hosts up to 18 guests if booked exclusively and comprises:
Ghiberti – sleeps 2
The residence’s only studio apartment, situated on the 1st floor and composed of:
A romantic main sitting/dining/kitchenette* area stylishly presented in wood, earthy and graphite grey tones and showcasing warm timbers overhead, a cosy bedroom area just beyond furnished with a contemporary style double bed with canopy, plus Serafino Maiorano’s ‘Firenze’ which perfectly illustrates the artist’s signature mix of painting, photography and digital processing
A pristine bathroom with shower completes the accommodation
* Please note that the kitchenette is equipped for the preparation of light snacks only (not extensive cooking / full meals) and that the Ghiberti suite can be connected to the adjacent Donatella suite to accommodate up to 6 guests
Are you part of a larger group who’d like to stay close together but in separate apartments? We offer 5 other suites in this property: Donatello, Cellini, Bernini, Canova, and Michelangelo
A unique design-led residence comprising 6 ultra-chic apartments combining the disciplines of art and architecture in the heart of favaloso Florence.
Within steps of the River Arno and accessible by car – please get in touch for further details regarding parking or transfers from Venice – the suites are immersed in the medieval atmosphere of the San Niccolò district just a stone’s throw from the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens and the wonderful city vistas that can be seen from Piazzale Michelangelo.
Ideally placed for exploring Florence on foot and within easy reach of the Palazzo and Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and Florence’s iconic Duomo, along with craft shops, restaurants, cafés and art galleries including the Tornabuoni Arte Gallery and the Roberto Casamonti Collection at Piazza Santa Trinita comprising works from the beginning of the 20th-century up to the present day.
Also just a short walk to a Carrefour Express supermarket for stocking up on supplies!