External Description:Located on the ground floor, no elevator, (there is only one step to climb), inside an ancient building surmounted by the famous Corridor Vasariano on Via Guicciardini. This renowned corridor was builded by the Medici Family to connect Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace. Every monument is within walking distance from the apartment. You will be able to visit the historic center with its monuments, from the nearby Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens at few meters from the apartment or the Uffizi museum in 5 minutes walk . All the area is plenty of exquisite restaurants where you can enjoy excellent dishes and admire an endless open-air museum.
Internal Description:The garden facing the property is not for exclusive use, is as historic as the palace which is part of, and it is in typical italian style " giardino all'italiana" as many in Florence. The garden is equipped with outdoor chairs and tables. The apartment (70 sq.mt/753 sq.ft, totally renovated in 2017) has 2 contemporary styled bedrooms, with precious pieces of design, it sleeps up to 5 people and has 2 bathrooms. You will access the property through the garden thanks to a French window that will lead you to the bright living room. Here is the flat screen TV and a single sofa bed, the contemporary dining table and a well-equipped kitchen corner with induction hob (two burners) and dishwasher.The door to the right of the entrance leads to the master bedroom (160 cm bed - non splittable) followed by its own ensuite bathroom with a chromotherapy beam shower and hydro massage cabin (also waterlfall effect). The door to the left of the entrance leads to the second bedroom with two single beds (90 cm wide beds - joinable). This bedroom also has its own ensuite bathroom with shower. Both the 2 bedrooms, as in the living room, have direct access to the garden thanks to a French window.The garden is not for exclusive use of the apartment, but no other apartments or offices use it. It is just for passing and for the building or garden maintenance.
Air Conditioning-heating in every room of the apartment (bedrooms, living room and laundry).Laundry area: equipped with washer and dryer. It is not inside the apartment, but it is accessed from the garden.Smart TV in living room with integrated Internet and Netflix functionality .In the living room and bedrooms there are USB sockets on the wall where to recharge mobile phones and tablets, in the living room there is a 220V international plug (Europe and US area) and a LAN plug for internet connection through wire (plus wi-fi in all rooms).
Pricing Information:Included in the price: Utilities included (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium fees, and agency fees. Not included in the price: Tourist tax of €2.50 per person (over the age of 12) per night, for the first 7 nights (for information regarding exemptions and reductions, see our F.A.Q. page), utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days); fee for registering the contract (which in accordance to Italian law must be written in Italian), for rentals over 30 days, equal to 1% of the total rental price (with a minimum fee of € 33.50) plus tax stamps.
Security deposit: For stays equal to or lesser than 15 days, all clients will have to grant € 300.00 with a valid credit card 7 days before check-in for a pre-authorization. For stays between 16 and 30 days, guests will have to pay €1000.00 7 days before check-in. Prepaid and/or debit cards are not accepted. For rentals over 30 days, special conditions apply.
Area:The apartment is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city centre. The name 'Oltrarno' literally means 'beyond the Arno' and this neighborhood which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence than that of the area near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener, and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (in particular furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antique trade. Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with its fabulous frescoes, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths. Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni, and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a variety of grocery stores, pastry shops, bakeries, gift shops, and much more.
Public transportation:Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it
Parking:The Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a 'limited traffic zone' and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras, and access cameras (they will show either a red / green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify their need for access in the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.
APE energy certification level: G 318,1 kWh/m2 per year