Florence – Area: Legnaia – km 4,5 from the historical centre.
Two- storied building, 60 m2, bright, completely restored and elegantly furnished, located within a private garden.
How to get to the historical centre:
By TRAMWAY: at 100 m, stop LA FEDERIGA-FOGGINI. 10 minutes to reach Train Station Santa Maria Novella. From there few steps to Piazza Duomo (Cathedral), or by electric ecological bus C2 bound to Piazza Duomo, Signoria and Uffizi.
By BUS – N° 6 :, stop at mt 100, in Piazza PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA. Bound to Train Station Santa Maria Novella, passing through the historical area of Oltrarno.
By CAR : at 200mt from the Hayloft, through Via Foggini, is the freeway Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, link with the motorways A1 andA11.
-For 3 people
-Free WI-FI and Color TV
-No air conditioning but equipped with fan in summertime
-No dish washer
-No washing machine, a launderette is situated in the shopping centre, two tram stops from the hayloft.
Description: all the windows overlook the garden.
ENTRANCE: French-door, clothes-hook
LIVING/DINING ROOM: a chair-bed, a sofa, two book cases, two windows, two French doors, a table with chairs, a carpet, color tv and wi-fi.
KITCHEN: sink, fridge, microwave oven, gas cooker, a small table with chairs for your breakfast, well-fitted kitchen and table ware, a nice window.
BATHROOM. Sink, wc, bidet, shower and a nice window.
BEDROOM: two single beds, two night tables with lamps, a writing table, a chest of drawers and a clothes stand. Two large and bright windows.
The Hayloft at “ La Federiga” is a legacy of the agricultural world that remained unchanged from 1800 up to 1960, close to the historical heart of Florence (km 4,5 from the centre of the city)
“La Federiga” is a small group of houses situated in the area of Legnaia. Like the small villages San Quirico and Legnaia and their ancient churches, the hamlet of La Federiga rose up along one of the principle roads called Via Pisana. Our grandparents respectfully called it “strada maestra” (the main road) and it led off from Porta San Frediano, one of the gates of the fourteenth-century walls of Florence. Since Roman times, Via Pisana linked Florence to Pisa across the plains of the river Arno.
For the owner Isabella, an architect, the hayloft is a memento from her grandparents and it is situated within a garden, along with the owner’s house and the stalls, which she restored for use as her office.
Within this “green oasis”, the hayloft is sheltered from the summer heat and the noise of the street by an ivy-clad wall. A rare old strawberry vine creeps all around the door of the entrance. Fig-trees, diospyroskaki, carob trees and rosemary and sage bushes trim the path paved with the original stones.
Isabella has completely restored the two-storied hayloft and furnished it elegantly. A truly authentic experience of living in Florence not only as a tourist but like a true Florentine.
My name is Isabella, I am an architect and I was born in the house facing the hayloft. When I was a child I spent most of my time on playing in the surrounding garden.
I wrote a small story of “La Federiga”, with old family photos to let you know the place in which lies the hayloft.
If you like it, I will be glad to be at your disposal to give you the best suggestions about works of art, gardens, villas, museums, uncommon itineraries of Florence and Tuscany.
I can show you boutiques selling handmade or vintage clothes and hats, old or modern jewels and small markets where you can taste and buy genuine Florentine products: chocolates, cheese, bread and delicatessen.
I will do my best to make your stay as much enjoyable as possible.
Mi chiamo Isabella , sono nata nella casa di fronte al fienile e da bambina ho passato molto tempo a giocare nel giardino lì intorno.
Sono un architetto e conosco molto bene la storia e l’arte di Firenze e della Toscana. Per tale motivo, se lo desiderate, posso fornirvi informazioni e proporvi itinerari non consueti alla scoperta di luoghi, architetture, giardini storici e opere d’arte come solo un fiorentino può fare.
Inoltre posso guidarvi in questa mia città alla scoperta di piccoli negozi dove si trovano gioielli antichi e moderni o creazioni di abiti e cappelli estrosi, vintage. Conosco mercatini per chi ama oggetti inusuali o alimenti eccellenti di piccoli produttori come: pane, marmellate, cioccolatini fatti a mano, salumi e formaggi.
Farò del mio meglio per rendere il vostro soggiorno più piacevole possibile.