External description:Nikita is located in a charming historical building on a quiet street, in the heart of Florence, next to the stunning square of Santa Maria Novella; just a few minutes away from the major historical sites of Florence: Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Campanile di Giotto, and Ponte Vecchio. The Santa Maria Novella train station is at walking distance.
Internal description:Nikita apartment is 68 m2 / 732 sq ft and is on the second floor without elevator (44 steps to climb) of a historical building in the center of Florence and is laid out on 2 floors. Upon entering the flat there are living room and dining area in a spacious one single room, decorated with delicate flowered ceiling’s fresco. The room is filled in with plenty of daylight, thanks to 2 windows that look out on to Via dell’Albero. A fully equipped kitchen, with dishwashing and microwave, is facing the eating area from behind an arch made of traditional red Tuscan bricks. In the living room there are a double sofa bed (160 cm / 63 in), that can be separate into 2 comfortable single beds, and an elegant refectory table that can accommodate up to 6 guests. On the left of the living room there are 20 stairs that lead up to a sizeable romantic attic bedroom with an exposed wood beam ceiling. In the bedroom there are a double bed (180 cm / 71 in) that can be separate in twin beds, a large wardrobe closet and a desk. On the same floor the bathroom is fitted with shower, exposed wood beam ceiling and a small window on the cupola of Florence’s Duomo. The terrace, next to the bedroom, is a nice place to sit out and enjoy the view on the roofs of Florence. All flat’s floors are wooden parquet, kitchen included. The apartment is furnished combining updated antique and modern furnitures giving a contemporary flavour to the traditional florentine’s design while keeping a cozy atmosphere. There are AC and TV in all rooms and a washing machine. The apartment is extremely quiet.
Air conditioning:Living room and bedroom
Our opinion: Nikita is ideal for a couple, or for 2 couples of friends, or a family with up to 2 children who want to rent in a central quiet area close to the major points of interest of the city but with easy accessibility and amenities. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) together with bus stations are at walking distance and the area is very well served with cafés, restaurants, groceries, convenience stores, city supermarket, supervised parking garages.The modernized antique furnitures, together with contemporary house fittings and few eclectic patterns, allow the guest to experience the Italian fashion home design.
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 near the piazza of Santa Maria Novella. This area of Florence is a 20 minute walk to the main cultural attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, the Bargello Museum, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Vecchio. The area is mainly residential so there is a variety of grocery stores, bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and cafes. In the area you will also find Stazione Leopolda, Florence’s former railway station which has been converted into a vibrant exhibition hall used for events such as craft fairs, television and fashion shows, as well as for cultural and business meetings.
Public transportation:Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.netLink 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 132.5 kWh/m2 per year