Mele Apartment is a pleasant and relaxing alternative to visit Florence being located outside the city itself. Guests can easily reach downtown (by car, by bicycle or by public transportations) and also enjoy Tuscan countryside pleasures. The Frantoio delle Grazie is only 5 minutes drive from the A1 highway exit “Firenze Sud” (South Florence); The hill of Settignano is the natural frame for this panoramic area protected by Italian Superintendency of Cultural Heritage and Environment. Its natural surrounding is dominated by olive groves, vineyards, cypresses and oak-trees. It is only 3 Kms from Florence historical city centre, and the nearest shopping centre is just 1 Km away.
Mele Apartment, situated in a traditional Florentine countryside villa, is on the ground floor, and is a graceful apartment with an opening into the lodge through an ample arch. It consists of a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and window, a kitchenette with dining area and living area. Facilities include permanent fast internet connection, Satellite Television, air conditioning and heating, hair dryer, buzzer, microwave oven, American and Italian coffee maker, dishwasher, and fridge.
Communal facilities include swimming pool with a solarium, terrace furniture, barbecue, washing machine, and private parking.
The Villa goes back to the 16th Century. The recent restoration has maintained its original aspect and joined the ancient character together with modern amenities. The charming Florentine atmosphere of Il Frantoio delle Grazie is revealed through the use of typical Tuscan materials as stone, terracotta tiles, beams showing and wrought iron. The interior decoration and the choice of furniture (ancient and period pieces) are in harmony with the regional taste. Every detail has been studied to let you enjoy a pleasant and elegant welcome. The ancient rural rooms, such as the grindstone for olives and the wine cellar, have retained their historical charm.
Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, is home to fabulous museums, palaces, and churches (many are veritable art galleries), and houses some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Arno via Florence's world famous "shopping bridge" the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrano.
The nearest airports are Pisa and Florence, but airports at Rome, Perugia, Rimini, and Ancona are all within 2 hours driving time. Several airlines including Ryanair offers low cost direct flights to all these airports from the United Kingdom and Europe facilitating affordable airfares for a holiday in Italy.