1 Bedroom Apartment at Ricasoli from Windows on Italy
Welcoming and elegant apartment for rent located in the city center with panoramic terrace just few steps away from the Duomo cathedral. Ideal for a couple or a single guest. It can sleep up to 4 people, has 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom.
Located on the fourth floor, without elevator, 57 steps, of a building on via di Ricasoli, right in front of the Accademia museum, one of the most important museums in Florence. Only a 5 minute walk from the Duomo and all the most important monuments in Florence. Classic apartment (40 sq.mt /430 sq.ft) with 1 bedroom that can sleep up to 4 people and has 1 bathroom. Apartment has been recently restored (2010), at the entrance door there are 26 steps to climb to reach the main room with kitchen corner and living room with pull out couch (for 2 people). From the living room the guests can reach the small but well furnished kitchen with traditional oven and large fridge. In the kitchen there is a window door that leads onto the terrace balcony with two chairs for a relaxing drink. On the other side of the living room, another window door leads to another terrace of about 10 mq, furnished for lunches and dinners outside. And lastly, master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower. Ideal for a family or a couple looking for a short term rental. Perfect for those who wants to have a relaxing or romantic vacation in this splendid city, with so much to see.
Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 220.00 (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 € 220.00; 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 € 32.00 for tax stamps.
All clients staying up to 14 days will have to grant 300,00€ as deposit with a valid credit card, while for stays between 14 days and 60 days the guests will have to grant 1000,00€ as deposit with a valid credit card (prepaid cards are not accepted). For rentals over 60 days special conditions apply.
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 takes its name from 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 names of 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 food stores otherwise known as “alimentari”, supermarkets, laundrettes and individual gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transport service.
Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net
Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it
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 they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.
APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year
Additional amenities include: maintenance services, ironing set, coffee machine, walking distance to town, hairdryer, no elevator.TripAdvisor property ID 2044014...Read more
Left on 04/06/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 6, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Il servizio ottimo, avevo un problema con la tv risolto dopo neppure un ora; l'appartamento è veramente caratteristico, una vera bomboniera. A parte le tante scale che, amleno per me, non sono state un grande problema, la casa è veramente curata, arredamento romantico ma funzionale; ci sono due balconi (un balconcino con vista laterale alla cupola e un terrazzo grande) dove rilassarsi; è centralissimo e comodo, con un piccolo market non appena si esce. Ci tornerei volentieri
Grazie per la sua impressione. Siamo felici di sapere che ha passato un piacevole soggiorno.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence in the very near future.
Windows on Italy
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“For romantic getaways”
Left on 08/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 4, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
I lived in the Ricasoli appartment for 3 months. the difficult part comes from the stairs you have to climb on your way up and on your way down (if you have to carry luggage or shopping bags it is even worse).
The terrace however is absolutely fabulous.The location of the appartment is fabulous again, right in bewteen San Marco and the Duomo.
In the appartment you have pretty much all the equipment needed for a good stay.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to know that you had a good time at the Ricasoli apartment. Unfortunately the apartment does have the inconvenience of not having an elevator due to the age of these buildings as you can read in the description but with so many lovely apartments in Florence if you were ever to return I am sure we could find you an alternative without stairs. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence in the very near future.
Windows on Italy
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 11/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 2, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Well placed and quiet. Stairs outside flat needed lighting properly and switch on landing faulty. Kitchen utensils were sparse and in good UK lets some basic items such as salt and a welcome pack provided helps on arrival.
Uncomfortable couch and seats. Hot water poor. Rating about 4/10 in living area.
I am sorry to hear you found a few problems with your stay. We will make sure the property owner is aware and will do our best to improve the accommodation and services for future rentals. Thanks Anna - Windows on Italy
Left on 09/19/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | SusanReviewed Sep 19, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
The apt. is full of light, nicely decorated, and has ample space. The terrace became our favorite place to relax. The location is connvenient, and there are many shops & cafes nearby.
The kitchen was well-equipped, although I think a mixing/serving bowl or two would have made it complete.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us on your stay at the Ricasoli apartment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you again soon,
Anna - Windows on Italy
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 05/06/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 6, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
This was a very convenient location and the view was fun to see the top of the duomo. Kitchen utensils/pots/coffee maker/hot pads/glasses, etc.. all very poor and cheap quality (practically useless). But the location was just what we were looking for this vacation.
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