External Decription:This one bedroom apartment is located on the first floor, without elevator with 30 steps, of a building in the historic city center near the Lungarno and main points of interest in Florence, such as the Duomo, Santa Croce, and Ponte Vecchio. Galileo is internally connected to both the Giudici and Saponai apartments, as they are part of the same bigger apartment. This make it perfect for a group of friends or a big family.
Internal Description:The apartment (60 mq/ 645.83 sq ft) has one double bedroom and one bathroom with shower. As we enter there is a light and roomy living room with kitchen, dining table, and the double sofa bed (140cm). Throughout the entire apartment there are parquet floors and minimal interior design inspired by the 60s with simple structures and pastel colors. From the windows of the living room you have a wonderful view of the Uffizi Museum and Arno River. The bathroom is decorated with decorative wodden panels from the ceiling to the floor that creates a natural enviroment like a sauna. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed (180 cm) that can be divided into two single beds.
Independent heating.Air conditioning: one split in the living room and one in the bedroom.
Our Opinion:Ideal for a couple or for a single who wants to live in the heart of the city for short or medium term stays. This apartment is unique to many others in that it is quiet and relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of the city center below. The wonderful location makes it easy to reach the most important points of interest in Florence and allows you to enjoy all the services that the city has to offer.
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 3,00€ 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) if exceeding € 70.00.
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 within Duomo district in Florence’s historic city centre. The Duomo area constitutes the very heart of Florence and the area is named after Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome on the wonderful Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. The Duomo neighbourhood offers an array of beautiful historical buildings and superb piazzas including the Mercato di San Lorenzo, the Piazza del Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica, famous for its attractive cafes, patisserie shops, live music, street performers, and caricature artists.Furthermore, the area is surrounded by the city’s main cultural attractions, notably Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello Palace, and Casa Buonarroti, the former home of Michelangelo, not to mention the Uffizi Gallery and the museum dedicated to the city’s cathedral 'Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.'
The area also has much to offer in terms of fine dining and exclusive boutique shopping. The top Italian fashion houses are located along Via Tornabuoni, Via Calzaiuoli, and Via del Corso and include the famous brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany & Co. and many more. For those choosing an apartment in this area, the Duomo quarter also offers several delicatessens otherwise known as 'alimentari,' supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transportation service.
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 148,8 kWh/m2 per year