The owners, Eleonora and her husband, have lived here for many years; this wide and prestigious true ancient florentine property still contains authentic furniture and paintings from the family, so offering to the guests a real life experience in Florence as if they were authentic florentine citizens for a while.
It is suited with all modern functionalities, located in the inner core of Florence at very few steps from the Dome, close to any other attraction.
Eleonora personally keeps in touch with the guests and welcomes them at the arrival.
The property is located in Via dei Servi, one of the most characteristic and picturesque streets of Florence, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza SS Annunziata, two of the most beautiful squares in Florence. It is placed at the beginning of the street a few steps from the Cathedral, in the pedestrian area surrounding the Cathedral and the inner historic core of the city. The main points of artistic interest are very close to Via dei Servi and within walking distance, as well as the Railway Station.
The property covers the entire second floor of the Casa dè Biffi, and consists of two apartments: the largest called 'San Miniato' has 2 double bedrooms and two bathrooms, and sleeps up to 6 people; the second called 'Il Battistero' has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, and can accommodate up to 3 people (any photo is labeled below with the apartment name it is referred to). The second floor, which is the third in the American classification, is easily accessible with an elevator that is very useful both for people both to transport the suitcases. The building dates back to the Renaissance period and has been renovated in recent years while preserving the original elements of the old houses of the Florentine Renaissance.
Catalogue Bargellini-Guarnieri describes the palace as a simple one but complete with 'delicate frames' in front. It has been made over the oldest houses belonging to the family Tedaldi, and in the mid-sixteenth century belonged to the Florentine family Biffi, hence its name 'Casa dè Biffi'. Later the building was owned by the family Pagani. At the level of the second floor, the facade is decorated with a family crest, probably coming from the Pagani family.
The Apartment San Miniato is available since March 2013; The Apartment Il Battistero has recently been completely renovated and refurbished, and is now available from March 2015.
CHECK IN. Check in is between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm on appointment. If needed and if possible we can establish a different time.
CHECKIN/CHECKOUT DAYS. It is possible to Check In, or Check Out, in any day of the year, with the following exceptions: on 25th, 26th and 31th of December; on 1st of January; on each Easter Sunday. It is possible to arrive before and to leave after these dates.
CHILDREN. The apartment is not in general suitable for too much young kids. In such a case, please ask.
REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. It is due to the site a Refundable Deposit of € 300. It will be automatically refunded by the site to the guest 1 week after the day of leaving, if no damage has occured during the stay.
PRICE. The price you paid is all inclusive, except for the Stay Tax.
STAY TAX. It amounts at the moment to 2.5€/person/night up to a maximum of 7 days (no more tax from the 8th day on). It must be paid in Euros cash at Check in and you will receive a distinct receipt for this.
RENTAL AGREEMENT. A rental agreement valid by italian laws and fiscal rules will be signed in double copy by the owner and one of the guests at Check in.
REGISTRATION. Due to the legal italian requirements for registering the presence of foreign citizens in Italy, is requested a copy of the guest's passport who sign the rental agreement; for the other guests are requested only the identification data: Name, Surname, Birth Date, Citizenship and Place of Birth.
CANCELLATION POLICY. In the case the guest needs to cancel his booking before arrival, the initial Booking Deposit (25% of total rental amount) will not be refunded.
Please, take into account the time requested for Check in is 30/45 min. about. It is necessary to well explain the different features of the apartment and its use, and to give you some useful informations to live and enjoy the city during your stay.