External Description: The Antonino apartment is on the first floor of a building on Via Sant'Antonino, previously a convent where you can still admire the internal courtyard. Access to the apartment is via a corridor that will bring you right to the stairs of the apartment. The location is great since it is located right near the train station and Piazza Santa Maria Novella, as well as the most interesting monuments and tourist attractions.
Internal Description:The Antonino apartment is on the first floor, without elevator (20 stairs to climb), of a building on Via Sant'Antonino (a street that has medium traffic) in front of the Sant'Antonino private Garage and just 50 meters from the Medici Chapels of Lorenzo il Magnifico's family. The apartment is perfect for those who want to visit both Florence and Tuscany since it is well served by public transportation. In just 10 minutes on foot, you can reach the most important monuments and shops in Florence. The apartment (70 m² / 753 ft²) has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, (one full and one half) and can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests. Entering the apartment the guests are greeted by a hallway with terracotta floors that invites them to enter the first bedroom with 2 twin beds, both decorated with pastel tones, characterised by a cozy atmosphere so as to give the impression of being at home. Continuing along the corridor the guests will come to a graceful arch that opens out onto a modern dining area and well equipped kitchenette. Going back to the hallway the guests arrive at the second bedroom (with a double bed) that has a large closet and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub. This bedroom also has a large flat screen television. The guest bathroom is at the end of the hallway.
Pricing Information:Included in the price: Utilities included up to €150.00 (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) if exceeding €150.00; 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.APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year
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.
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.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.