Medea is an exquisite five bedroom apartment with a spectacular terrace, and is located in the heart of the historical center of Florence. The apartment is built on two levels and is set inside an historical landmark building with elevator. The interior decor is very sophisticated. The mix of luscious colors-warm browns and taupes with powder gray and ivory – create a serene escape throughout the entire space. Luxurious materials are combined with a tasteful minimalist use of furniture creating a very interesting design. The fashionable and contemporary style of Medea and its high-end amenities and standards create the ultimate luxury 5 star hotel experience.
Reviewed on 08/08/2016
Our stay at Medea was really special. The apartment was beautiful of course but also clean, well organized and the location could not have been better! It exceeded our expectations by far.
Reviewed on 05/27/2016
We had a wonderful stay in Florence. The Medea is truly a special place. Really!! The building itself is a piece of artwork. No joke. Such history. It is a former palace from one of Florence’s first mayors. The building is still owned by a variety of family members today. The building was bombed during WW2, but lovingly restored with salvaged materials. We enjoyed learning of the history. The apartment was very well equipped and we enjoyed every inch of it. It was hot and I was so pleased that the AC was so efficient. The communication between us and the property manager Ilda was also very good. She was great. The outside terrace is fantastic! Also, the property manager did a lovely job at stocking the pantry with several items which was very much a surprise and appreciated. She even had the housekeeper daily restock olive oil and coffee as needed.
Reviewed on 05/03/2016
Lea, Tim and Kelly
Our family of 8 and three children had a wonderful time here! Firenze is my favorite place in Italia and Apt Medea is a magical place to escape the crowds and find peace! Everything about this place is perfect: the location, the furnishings, the bathrobes, the concierge Ilda’s help and Tigi’s cleaning.
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 33 min
Nearest point of interest: Ponte Vecchio 1-minute walk
Nearest major city: Siena 1 h 15 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
Florence, a medieval city of timeless artistic beauty is there to be discovered. The beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the Pitti Palace, and Ponte Vecchio are only few of the city’s most famous architectural masterpieces. Check at least one of its museums – we like the Academy of Fine Arts, which houses Michelangelo’s superb David. Stroll the narrow streets of Florence, the cradle of the Reinassance, and marvel at the richness of this real open museum. Enjoy a cappuccino on one of its piazzas, or a colorful gelato to cool off the summer heat. Whatever you do, don’t pinch yourself…you are not dreaming!
WHERE TO EAT
La Giostra - serving Tuscan Cuisine where the highlight is Chianina Tagliata, a kind of carpaccio that goes into the oven with garlic, rosemary and bay leaf. The charismatic Soldano, owner of the restaurant and Prince of Hapsburg Lorena, makes the dining experience unique by welcoming you in person in this romantic venue where the motto is still “in food we trust”.
Borgo Pinti, 10-18 R, Florence - +39 055 241341
Trattoria Sostanza - Informal and modest place, up to 35 seats with communal dining, no menu in English, and an essential – almost unattractive - décor that should not discourage you to try the food…every dish is thick with flavor. You can try the artichoke pie but if you really want to taste a piece of heaven order the butter-roasted chicken. Reservation is a must.
Via del Porcellana 25/r, Florence – +39 055 212691
Procacci, - now owned by Antinori - for a small bite while shopping in Florence, stop at this special gastronomic venue and order some truffle sandwiches and a glass of prosecco. Your experience will be elevated a notch!
Via Tornabuoni 64red, Florence - +39 055 211656
Il Santo Bevitore - A romantic place in Oltrarno area with a youthful atmosphere which is both welcoming and stylish. Very good food and large selection of wine. – next door Il Santino, is a wine and Italian tapas bar from the same owner – perfect for aperitivo!
Via di Santo Spirito, 64/66, Florence - +39 055 211264
4 Leoni - located in the city historical center, this casual restaurant serves authentic Florentine cuisine. In summer, outdoor seating overlooks one of the most characteristic corners of Florence. Reservations are a must, especially for outdoor seating.
Piazza della Passera, Florence - +39 055 218562
Santarpia- For the best pizza, Neapolitan style, do not miss the recently opened stylish yet essential venue. Choose among mouthwatering toppings such as burrata and truffle, mozzarella di bufala or a classic Margherita, to enjoy this ultra-italian specialty at its best. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Largo Pietro Annigoni, 9, Florence - +39 055 245829
WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing - Luisa Via Roma - Unique concept store proposing emerging and avant-garde designers.
Via Roma 19/21 red, Florence - +39 055 906 4116
Clothing – Flow – For the latest fashion brands, with a young and trendy look in a uber-stylish store. Visit also its twin Flow Run for top sneakers from major brands.
Via de' Vecchietti, 22 - +39 055 215504
Perfumes - Lorenzo Villoresi - Creator of unique fragrances, by appointment; prêt-à-porter fragrances, bath and body products, and home fragrances are also available.
Via de Bardi 12, Florence - +39 055 234 1187
Skin Care and Herbal products - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - Perfumes, essential soaps, essential oils, and herbs…they all smell divine, especially Acqua di Colonia Melograno!
Via della Scala 16, Florence - +39 055 216 276
Fine leather Goods - Tattanelli - Florentine designer creating beautiful and fashionable items to enjoy for years!
Piazza Pitti 31r, Florence - +39 055 219 324
Custom made Men's Shoes - Ugolini - Elegant and lightweight shoes that every gentleman should own.
Via Michelozzi 17r, Florence - +39 055 216 246
Specialty Food store - Pegna - Gourmet delicatessen market, ideal place to shop and bring some delicious foods back home.
Via dello Studio 8, Florence - +39 055 282 701