Equity Estates Florence

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This two-bedroom penthouse has views of the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. The residence is ideally located just steps from the Uffizi, Medici Chapels and Michelangelo's David statue.

Your Equity Estates Personal Travel Concierge team will arrange for a driver to take you outside of the city to tour the Chianti region where you will enjoy famous Tuscan landscapes including acres of olive trees and wine vineyards or to Sienna or Arrezo to enjoy the fabulous antique fairs. Your Local Host will suggest tours of museums, wineries, cooking classes or horseback riding tours along the countryside and suggest the best place to grab an espresso in the piazza.

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This luxury second home club provides access to fifty vacation home residences for the exclusive use of members. Investment in the fund is open to accredited investors who pay an initial membership fee and annual dues. Accredited investors may request more information and download the Guide to Destination Clubs below.

Destination Club Name: Equity Estates
Fabulous Florence 

On 20 Apr 2011, Lora D. wrote:
We traveled to Florence during spring break with our children ages 13, 10 and 7. The residence was the perfect size for our family. The kids loved playing the Wii after long days of sightseeing while we enjoyed the abundant travel guides and books in the residence. Loved the terrace with the view of the Ponte Vecchio and the river Arno although we couldn't enjoy it every day because the weather was rainy. We visited all of the must-see attractions in Florence and took day trips to Pisa (by train) and Siena. Our driver Giovanni (arranged by Daniela) was the perfect guide for the trip to Siena and the Chianti wine region.
Daniela was a great host. She arranged babysitters for two evenings, train tickets and answered every question we had.
We had great meals at these restaurants:
Yellow Bar - very casual, great for families, wonderful pizza
Trattoria Za-Za - casual, kids loved the pizza and pasta, mix of locals and tourists
Alle Murate - formal dining, great for a night out without kids, don't forget to tour the Roman ruins in the basement!
Osteria di Giovanni - great authentic Italian food experience
Grom - the best gelato ever!
You probably know how great Florence is for adults so here is what the kids loved the best:
Climbing to the top of the Duomo.
Rubbing the pig's nose at the Straw market for luck to return to Florence.
Pizza at yellow bar
Gelato at Grom
Artviva's Children's tour of Florence
Michelangelo's David
Statue of Pereus holding Medusa's head
Also I'd like to recommend a great art gallery, Il Tamarino.
Beautiful, inexpensive etchings of Tuscany landscapes and Florence sights. The artist/owner, Pier Mearini gave us a lesson in the process of etching and watercolor.
After Florence, we continued our trip in Rome for 3 days and had a very memorable first family trip to Italy!