Elegant studio in Florence located in the Oltrarno area. It is ideal for short term rentals. Perfect for couples or single travelers looking for a well furnished apartment. It has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, and can sleep up to 2 people.
Located on the first floor, with elevator, of a building on via Maggio. Thanks to the presence of other apartments in the same building, Palazzo Maggio, it is possible to rent out multiple apartments for a group of friends or a large family, it can sleep up to 29 people. Black suite is a classically furnished apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom , it can host up to 2 people. The apartment is furnished with frescoes on the walls and ceilings that date back to the XVIII century. A spacious room hosts the master bed, that can separated into two single beds, that looks upon the windows with black and white satin curtains. A white piece of furniture works as the of the head piece of the bed and works as a separator to separate the "bedroom" space from the "living room" space. Two separate colored glass doors allow the guests to enter into the kitchen and the closet area, which leads to the bathroom made with Carrara marble. Ideal for couples or single travelers who are looking for a little bit of privacy in this wonderful city, without having to give up on being comfortable.
Included in the price: Utilities included (for stays up to 60 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 60 days); 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 in the Oltrarno district in Florence’s historic city. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this district which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence to that which is found near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (particularly furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade.
Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with the fabulous frescoes of Masaccio, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture within Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.
Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a choice of grocery stores, patisserie, bakeries, gift shops and much more.
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, elevator, walking distance to town, hairdryer.TripAdvisor property ID 2044035...Read more
“Black Suite, Florence - 4 night stay in May 2013”
Left on 06/01/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Les and Monica JffeReviewed Jun 1, 2013Stayed May 2013
The Back Suite is a single bedroom (double bed), sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom (shower). It's very well done up and comfortable.
We particluarly liked to compact nature of the apartment.
Just a few items: we felt that tere should be some basics in the apartment - washing up liquid and washing up cloth for the kitchen, and soap for the bathroom. If you are staing a few days you do not want to have to go out and buy these essentials.
The TV has no English stations but that not serious.
Being on the first floor, its noisy having the windows open. Fine if the weather is cool but...?
Anthony who looks after the apartments is very helpful.
Thanks for your review. Hope to hear from you again soon, Anna
Left on 03/28/2013 for a stay in November 2012 | JanetReviewed Mar 28, 2013Stayed Nov 2012
I highly recommend "Black Suite" in Florence. Beautifully and tastefully decorated, modern and immaculately clean bathroom, excellent location within walking distance of everything in the historic centre. I stayed here for 2 wonderful weeks. Although it is on a very busy street, the windows are soundproof, and have black out drapes, so sleeping and traffic noise was never an issue. Lots of closet storage, perfectly appointed kitchen (although it was lacking glassware and cutlery). The filipino gentleman concierge was extremely helpful and very pleasant, and I would definitely like to stay here on my next visit.
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