A truly incomparable luxury accommodation is re-born in the heart of Florence, Italy: Opera. A residence like no other, Opera was created within the very walls where music and theater were fused nearly 500 years ago to create a new art form: opera. Remaining true to this spirit of synthesis and to the concept of rebirth that defines this city, this unique residence combines historical pedigree with contemporary design to create an unforgettable experience. Opera is situated within an aristocratic Palazzo, a majestic structure dating from 1420 designed by Brunelleschi, one of the brightest lights of the Florentine Renaissance. Piazza Santa Croce is just steps away as is the river Arno, but it is within the Palazzo itself where history resonates in a way all its own. Opera comprises about 3,444 square feet (320 m2) distributed over its two levels and contains three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
- Living spaces
- Outside features
- Special characteristics
Lower level: Entrance with library. 1 spacious master king bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub. 2 king bedrooms whose backdrops are simply but boldly adorned in gold-leaf panels, each with their own private lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower Guest half bathroom.
Opera’s interior décor is a combination of the finest design and Florentine architectural details. Original 1500 scenic machinery – winches, tracks and rods – remain as they once were, affixed to the splendidly restored ceiling beams with their newly-revealed painted decorations brought forth. Iconic designers furniture by Van der Rohe, Eames, Le Corbusier, next to 17th century sofa and two Medieval terracotta statues, Castiglioni, Flos and Fontanarte light fixtures blend uniquely into a harmonious ensemble quite unlike any other residence.
Mezzanine level: the free-plan loggia contains the the clean-edged kitchen, the uber-modern dining and lounge areas with their vibrant accent colors next to a neutral palette, overlooking the downstairs living space.
An unforgettably rarefied experience awaits the most discerning guest. Let Opera transport you to Florence’s golden age: the present!
Weekly rates & Availability
- Security deposit: € 2,000 to be held by agency
- Check-in: between 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Check-out by 10:00am
- Any extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
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Included with rent
- Electricity, water, A/C and final cleaning
- Morning housekeeping service up to 3 hours (Mon-Fri)
- Daily bath linen change
- Mid-week bed linen change (Wed)
- Wi-Fi internet connection
Not included with rent
- Extra housekeeping service: €15 per hour
- Personal laundry & ironing service: €15 per hour
- Cook service
- Cost of food and beverages
- Concierge service on site, on request for a fee
Previous guests say
Janice D. • May 2016
The trip was incredible from start to finish. My experience staying at Opera was the best ever and we have taken many vacations. The staff when I booked, on site in Italy, drivers used for transportation, housekeeper, concierge service all of them were in sync and did an excellent job. The property was charming, beautiful and well kept. We enjoyed just resting and did not want to be typical tourist but wanted to feel we were natives of Florence. We did this and had the rest and relaxation we needed.
What to do in Florence City
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 - 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