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. BEDROOMS: First Level: Master suite with king size bed, en-suite marble bathroom, walk in shower with Turkish bath, access to terrace. King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with tub and wall mounted shower head, mezzanine with sitting room with sofa, 50" TV screen, access to terrace. Twin bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with shower. King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with shower Second Level: King bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with shower LIVING SPACES: First Level: Much luxury has been infused to the interiors to give a chic, yet livable feeling. The structure has been restored maintaining original architectural elements such as its bricks and pillars, but has been designed to create a lofty space, light and airy. The elegant and distinctive style of Medea is felt throughout, from the lively and spacious living room to the bedrooms with unexpected combination of various textures and finishes, which create a youthful and cool mood. Open concept stainless steel professionally equipped kitchen. OUTSIDE FEATURES: Second Level: The terrace features a large outdoor dining table, perfect for sharing a chilled bottle of wine among friends or enjoying the evening breeze after a day of sightseeing. AMENITIES: A/C, Satellite TV (including Cable TV), WiFi internet access, dishwasher, Turkish bath (in the Master bedroom), fine linens, garage with private parking and with storage facilities, hairdryer in each bathroom, CD player, stereo system. This rare apartment is ideal for large groups of sophisticated travelers who enjoy the city life, highly stylish decor and prefer the intimacy and privacy of home instead of checking into 5 star hotels and sharing the common hotel spaces with other guests. Medea rents from 5,000 - 10,429 Euros per week. Contact us directly for a quote and for information about special offers. PLEASE NOTE: All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted. ADDITIONAL VILLA AMENITIES: - Electricity, heating, A/C, water, and final cleaning included - Daily morning housekeeping included - Bed and Bath linen change on request - Extra housekeeping upon request, charged by the hour - Personal laundry service on request, charged by the hour - Cook service available, upon request - Wifi internet access included - High chair and baby crib available - Security deposit 2,000 Euros held by the agency - Check in between 4 pm. and 8 p.m. - Check out by 10 a.m. - All of the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged ----------------------------------------------- What to do near Florence? Surrounded by hills, Florence rises on the banks of the Arno River. One of the greatest art centers of Italy, Florence is home to the Accademia, where you can view Michelangelo's "David", as well as the Uffizi gallery, arguably the most important art gallery in the world. Tour the cathedral with its pink, white and green marble facade and marvel at its remarkable Duomo by Brunelleschi and the gold Paradise door of the Baptistery. Continue to the Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence since the 1300s. Then stroll by the charming jewelry shops of Ponte Vecchio. There is nothing like enjoying a morning coffee and truffle panini at the celebrated Procacci bar before setting out for a serious morning of shopping on Via Tournabuoni. Take a day to scour the Gucci, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent outlets in the outskirts of the city. For those wishing to explore some of Tuscany's other treasures, one of the best ways to see the region is by automobile. The small fortress cities are within easy driving distance of one another, and each offers its own special appeal, from the picturesque medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra, to Pisa with its Leaning Tower and Lucca with its olive groves and impressive Renaissance walls. Visit the seaside resorts like Viareggio, Elba, and Forte de Marmi. Do not forget other worthwhile Chianti sights such as the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Volpaia. Siena is also not to be missed. Siena is a beautifully preserved medieval city, constructed of checkerboard brick, and crowned by its Duomo. It was the seat of the Ghibellines who often crossed swords with the Florentine Guelfs during the 13th century. Other highlights of Siena include the beautiful Piazza del Campo where on July 2nd and August 16th of each year the famous Palio takes place.