Historic Center Apartment +Backyard

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1 Bedroom
2 Beds

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Living / Dining area and kitchenette with backyard door opened

Living / Dining area and kitchenette with backyard door opened

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The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $55
Security Deposit: $164
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Please also read the House Rules. Thank you.

-- The Neighborhood ---------------------
This apartment is in the old historic center of Florence, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, and situated within a short walk to famous sites such as the Duomo (main cathedral of Florence), Ponte Vecchio, Uffizzi museum, Galleria d'Accademia (where the original statue of David is located), and many more.

The San Lorenzo historic neighborhood where the Medici, once rulers of Tuscany resided, also contains many sites including the palace of Medici Ricardi, the famous Mercato Centrale or Mercato San Lorenzo (the fresh food and Tuscan products market). Also the famous leather and gifts market is right around the corner.
In the same street, via Faenza there are also several restaurants, cafés, ice-cream shops, and a supermarket.

The main bus/train station, Santa Maria Novella, is only a 5-minute walk from this apartment; making it very convenient for a day trip to a village or other towns.

-- The Apartment ---------------------
Decorated in a mix of contemporary and Florentine style. It features one bedroom with a double bed, a large living room and dining room joined as one large space with a comfortable large futon in the living room, a full bathroom with shower, and a kitchenette with many appliances you may need for a comfortable stay but please note that this apartment is not suitable for heavy cooking.

The apartment is on the ground level. So, there is no need to climb up stairs. Also, it is situated on the back side of the building and the windows don't open up to street, so you can enjoy a good night sleep while being in the middle of everything. The small back yard adds another nice feature.

There is also a fee-based parking garage less than 200 m. (600 ft.) from the apartment. So, despite being located in a traffic limited zone, which is how it is in the historic center, access by car is also convenient.

Note: In June 2009 Via Faenza stone re-pavement was finished, as a project to facilitate a pedestrian-only passage between the train station and the Duomo.

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House Rules

The following are set to ensure that I can provide a pleasant stay for all guests at a reasonable rate and I highly appreciate your cooperation in observing them.
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-- Check In/Out --
- Nobody will be at the apartment unless it is arranged in advance. Please update me about the specific time of your arrival. Specially closer to your arrival date please contact me and make arrangements before going to the apartment. That way I can organize to meet you at the apartment in a timely manner. Please do not ask neighbors or businesses for help or assistance in finding me. If the arranged meeting time is missed for any reason, I will be happy to rearrange. However, please note that it may take me about one hour before being able to get there again.
- You must bring first page (picture page) copy of each guest's passport. It is required by the Italian regulations for registering residence and without the copies I cannot check you in.
- Our standard check-in is 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm,
and check-out is 8:00 am - 10:00 am. There is a fee of 30 euros for each check-in or check-out later than 9:00 pm or earlier than 8:00 am.
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-- Luggage --
- We can not keep your luggage before check-in and after check-out time under any circumstances. There is a Luggage Storage Office at the train station you can use.
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-- Tranquility --
The peace and quite in the building is very important. Please observe the following:
- Parties, or loud music are not allowed in the apartment.
- To avoid disturbing neighbors, the backyard may not be used for conversation after 9:00 PM, as the voice echoes through the upper floors of the building where neighboring families live.
- The backyard light must be turned off before 11:00 pm.
- Please close doors gently and never slam them.
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-- Smoking --
- Smoking is not allowed in the apartment but you may smoke in the the back yard. Please use ONLY the ash tray for disposing cigarette buds.
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-- Cleaning --
- This is a self-catering apartment. The included cleaning covers general cleaning of the apartment and laundering linen/towels. You are required to dispose the trash (including kitchen or bathroom) in the trash container near the apartment. There are city garbage disposal containers in each neighborhood. The nearest disposal container is located in Piazza Madonna ( at the end of Via Faenza as you walk towards Duomo ). You are also required to wash the dishes you use. If trash or unwashed dishes remain at check out, a fee ranging from 10-25 Euros will be deducted from the security deposit.
- Please do not use towels for any purpose other than hand/body drying. Instead, please use disposable paper towels provided for other needs. Towels used for wiping shoes, wiping make-up, or such similar purposes are for guests to keep at a fee of €5 each.
- Also please don't do heavy cooking.
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-- Bed Covers & Cushions ! --
Please never go to bed with shoes or throw bed covers on the floor. When intending to use sofa bed ( futon ) for sleeping, please do not throw the cushions on
the floor. Please put them aside in the wardrobe instead.
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-- Electricity --
The Italian electric power consumption regulations place a limit on using electricity per each apartment at a given time. Therefore, using several electric appliances at the same time results in circuit to shut down. It is easy to avoid by not using too many high power appliances at the same time.
Also, please do not leave the AC on during your absence or when the doors or windows are open. A proper and correct use of electricity is environmentally friendly and helps to conserve energy resources.
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-- Internet --
As an added bonus, a free unlimited Internet connection is provided in the apartment at no additional charge.
The Internet connectivity may be used only by Tenant(s) listed herein and may not be shared with any other person. The Tenant(s) abstain(s) from revealing the connection credentials to third parties. Any connectivity issues must be reported to the Owner, and while Owner strives to resolve such issues in good faith, there may be situations resulted from technical difficulties with the service provider that are beyond control of the Owner.
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-- Water --
The tap water supplied in Florence is drinkable. Water is precious, so please do not leave the tap water running unnecessarily.
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-- Iron ! --
Please always put the hot iron back in standing position where it was at your arrival.
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Thank you again for your cooperation.
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2 nights minimum stay
Living room and kitchenette

Living room and kitchenette

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Florence, Italy
Member since April 2012


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