Attic with Terrace
About the home
The apartment does not have a lift and the access is through 75 steps. ?After that you are on the top floor enjoying splendid views over the roofs of Florence, Giotto belltower and the Cathedral (Duomo).
Within easy walking distance you have Santa Maria Novella Train Station, whose name derives from the majestic Santa Maria Novella Church with it's Giotto cross inside and many other treasures.
The square of Santa Maria Novella has become recently a lovely place to sit down and have a drink, you can either choose the Roof Terrace of the Hotel Minerva or one of the many bars located in the square. A short distance from the Santa Maria Novella square, at number 16 of Via della Scala, stands one of the world’s oldest pharmacies: Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, with its historic, artistic and handicraft legacy, which has thrived for centuries in uninterrupted symbiosis with the city of Florence.
The building has been completely restored in 2009.
The apartment is bright and spacious. Before entering the apartment, you will come across the first small room which is suitable for 1 or 2 maximum people with its queen size bed and a private bathroom with shower. A Small kitchenette for making tea or coffe and small fridge.
On top of the stairs to the left is the bedroom with a double bed which can be made as twin, en-suite bathroom with shower (window) and a nice view overlooking Florence roofs; to the right is the living area, with a round table, a double sofa bed for 2 extra people and a lovely terrace overlooking the top of the Dome and the Giotto bell tower.
Up one step from the living room is the fully equipped kitchen.? The apartment is equipped with Air conditioning and Central Heating. Compulsory Final Cleaning Euro 50 per booking.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Viareggio, 70km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
One double bed can be made as a twin.
Further details outdoors:
A car park is located in Via del Giglio, but it is rather expensive to leave the car there. If you have a car, we suggest you leave it at Piazzale Michelangelo. Just make sure no events will take place and don't leave it there for more than two consecutive days.
1. We will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of any person nor any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to person or property which the tenant or any other person may suffer or incur arising out of or in any way connected with the letting or resulting from any other cause whatsoever. We advise you to arrange your own insurance to cover yourselves and your personal belongings whilst staying at the property.
2. If the booking is made within nine weeks of the letting the whole of the rental payment is to be forwarded with your booking form.
3. If the booking is made prior to nine weeks of the letting a rental deposit of £200 is to be forwarded with your booking form. The remaining balance of the rental sum is then due nine weeks prior to the letting.
4. If a cancellation is requested more than nine weeks in advance of the letting the balance of any monies paid, less the rental deposit, will be returned to the tenant. If the cancellation is requested within the nine weeks prior to the letting the owner will retain the £200 rental deposit and also reserves the right to retain the balance of the rental (should it not be possible to re-let the property for this period).
5. The number of people occupying the apartment may not exceed the number on the booking form, maximum of 6.
6. The tenant agrees to keep the property and all fittings, furniture equipment and other contents in or on the property in a like state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the letting and will make good (or will arrange with us to make good) any damage, breakage, or loss that may occur during the period of letting.
7. Unless otherwise stated, the rental of the property includes rates and electricity. The property is equipped with crockery, cutlery, sheets, blankets and adequate cleaning equipment, linen and towels (not to be used as beach towels!).
8. Holiday lettings are by the week (unless by prior arrangement) from 4pm on the date of arrival to 10am on the date of departure. The time lapse is to enable the property to be inspected in between lets to ensure everything is in good order. Long lets can be arranged in advance.
9. The tenants agree not to smoke, nor to allow smoking, inside the apartment at any time. If this is not strictly adhered to it will lead to a deduction from the deposit.
10. No pets are allowed in the property at any time. If this is not strictly adhered to, it will lead to a deduction from the deposit.
11. Tenants are asked to leave the property clean and tidy and to ensure that they take all belongings with them. Please ensure that no food items are left in the fridge or freezer. We rely upon the goodwill of our guests whose co-operation we greatly appreciate. Should the property be left in a poor condition, requiring more intensive cleaning, then this will be charged at £15 per hour and deducted from the security deposit.
11. The security deposit will be returned to the tenant on departure.
12. A final cleaning fee of 50 euros is payable locally on arrival.
13. The acceptance of the property from the owner will be deemed an acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Since the early nineteeth century Florence has been celebrated as the most beautiful city in Italy, but as a city Florence can be suprisingly forbidding - at first glance. It’s architechure is predominatly early Renaissance and retains many of the implacable, fortress like features of pre- Renaissance palazzi whose facades were mostly mean’t to keepintruders out rather than invite sightseeers in.
The fact is the best of Florence is to be seen indoors but there is so much packed into the area that you need to go slowly. If you have only a few days to spend here, the highlights are :- The Cathedrale and the Baptistry, the
paintings of the Uffizzi and the sculptures in the Bargello, which merits a visit even more than the Accademia where Michaelangelo’s famous David is kept. Stop off at the eccentric church of Orsanmichele or see the Arno from the Ponte Vecchio whilst taking in some of the oldest streets in the city. Visit Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery Palatina. Two churches on the edge of the city are galleries in themselves;Santa Maria del Carmine has the restored frescos of Masaccio among others.
Those devoted to the cult of Michaelangelo won’t want to miss the Medici Chapels. When you become tired of stone, head for the green oasis of the Boboli Gardens, behind the Palazzo Pitti.
Finally, take a climb up to San Miniato, (Piazza Michaelangelo) for a visit to its beautiful medieval church and wonderful views across the city.
· Be careful of gyspy children who excel at pick pocketing
· Start off early as Florence gets extremely hot in the summer
· Remember that all the shops and museums are closed on Monday mornings.
· Some museums close at 2pm on Monday and don’t always reopen wheras shops close at 1pm and open after 4pm
· Do not pay for parking at Piazza Michealangelo as it is free. You may be asked by bogus car park attendants.
The Florence / Central Florence area
Siena is the perfect counterpart to Florence. Draped across three hills a flamboyant medieval ensemble of palaces and towers. Self contained and still particaly rural behind its medeival walls. With its red brick streets and steep alleyways, two breathtaking buildings which stand out amonst the others are the stunning black and white stripe marble Gothic Cathedrale of early renaissance and the glorious rebrick Palazzo Publico overlooking the magnificent Piazza Del Campo - the loveliest of all Italian squares which is the site of its famous Palio horse race that has existed since the thirtheeth century.
This event takes place twice a year, on the 2nd of July and the 16th August. Siena is often descibed as Italy’s best preserved medieval city. But while much looks as it did in the early 14th Century, Siena is no museum. Walk throught the streets and you can witness a charming anachromism. The medieval contrade, the 17 neighborhoods into which the city has been historically divided, are vibrant and very much alive.
· There is a market on Wednesday morning around the fortress walls which makes parking almost
How to get there:
Take the superstrada in the direction Siena: Exit at Porto San Marco and follow signs for stadio/Centro or
the sign of a football as this will take you to parking around the fortress walls. Its paid parking.
Arguably Tuscany best preserved medieval hill top town, San Gimignano relative proximity to Siena and Florence also make it one of Italy’s most visited. If you want to get any feel for the place , beyond the level of art treasures or quaintness, you really need to visit late in the afternoon or better still spend the night here as in the evening the town takes on a very different pace and atmosphere. 5
The City of Beautiful Towers dates back to the 13th Century, 15 of the original 76 towers have survived. These windowless towers were built to serve both as a private fortress and as symbols of their owners wealth.There are two Piazza’s in San Gimignano - Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza del Duomo. The well in Piazza dele Cisterna dates back in 1237.
· San Gimignano is famous for its light white wine which is called Vernaccia.
· Though gruesom the Torture Museum is a must.
· The local speciality is wild boar.
· Try and avoid Sunday afternoon as it is usually packed with Italians as well as visitors.
How to get there:
Take the superstrada towards Florence and exit at Poggibonsi Nord and not Poggibonsi. Once you have
exited the superstrada go round the roundabout and exit at the second exit direction San Gimignano, this new
road avoids you from driving into Poggibonsi town centre. Once in San Gimignano head for Car Park n. 3 –
Bagnaia where you will find the entrance to a free car park five metres after the pay one - turn just before the
How to get there
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Fly to Florence Airport with Meridiana from the UK.
Florence Airport, otherwise known as Peretola Airport, is located 5Km north west of the historic city of Florence, 85km east of Pisa, in Tuscany.
Florence Peretola airport is also known as Amerigo Vespucci airport, although the name does not appear to be in common use.
This airport underwent an expansion and improvement programme in 2006 to cater for an increased passenger throughput.
A bus service into and from the city runs approximately every half hour during the day, with a journey time of approximately 25minutes.
A taxi into Florence from the airport should cost around 15 Euros for the 15 minute journey.
Activities near Florence
Golf within 30 mins drive
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||2 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Chrsitmas Holidays||16 Dec 12||12 Jan 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||12 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 650||£ 100||£ 100||5 Nights|
|Spring||31 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 700||£ 120||£ 120||5 Nights|
|Summer - Autumn||1 Jun 13||29 Sep 13||£ 700||£ 120||£ 120||5 Nights|
|29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 680||£ 110||£ 110||5 Nights|
|Winter||27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas Holidays||22 Dec 13||12 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||2 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 680||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Dec 12||9 Jan 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 860||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Mar 13||1 Aug 13||£ 930||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Aug 13||27 Oct 13||£ 880||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring/ Summer||1 Mar 13||1 Aug 13||£ 900||£ 150||£ 150||6 Nights|
|Summer Autumn||1 Aug 13||27 Oct 13||£ 850||£ 120||£ 130||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Non refundable deposit 30% paid at the time of booking by wire transfer
Rest of payment 70% only cash payble on arrival at the house
Damage Deposit €250 Paid on arrival - returned on departure
Heating €20 per day (8hrs) or €2.5 per hour Arranged on arrival - paid on departure
Compulsory Final Cleaning Euro 50 Paid on arrival -
Maid service €15 per hour Booked in advance - paid on departure
Reservation 60 days before check-in: you loose 30%
59 days before check-in 30 days before check-in: you loose 60%
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