Classic and welcoming apartment located in Florence in the Oltrarno area. It is ideal for short term rentals. It can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people, has 1 bedroom and 1 complete bathroom.
Situated on the first floor, without elevator , 20 steps to climb, of a building on via Maggio. The apartment is just a short walk away from the historical center, its monuments, museums, and restaurants. Classic apartment (84 sq.mt /904 sq.ft) with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, it can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people. Furnished with style and characterized by its parquet floors and unique ceiling. Upon entering there is the corner living room with two single couches and an armchair, the dining area, and the fully furnished kitchen. A wall separates the living room from the sleeping area with master bed and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment also has a separate small room, with a single pull out couch, perfect for a third guest.
Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 120.00 (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 € 120.00; 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.
All clients staying up to 60 days will be required upon arrival to provide a valid credit card as a guarantee for the security deposit. 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 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
Additional amenities include: hairdryer, maintenance services, ironing set, baby cot, coffee machine, walking distance to town, no elevator.TripAdvisor property ID 2044125...Read more
“Hip, Tasteful Design and Centrally Located with some noise”
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 4, 2013Stayed Apr 2012
Maggio antico was a beautiful apartment with vaulted ceilings and tasteful design, in a perfect location. Easy walking distance to our favorite restaurants in Oltrarno and to the Duomo. The apartment was clean, well decorated with antiques, and the owners were warm and friendly. Plenty of closet space and a fully functional kitchen with charming dishes. The little side room was just right for my 12 yr old son to sleep in. The square around the corner had a daily vegetable stand and a flea market on Easter.
Negatives: I didn't like waiting on the street for over an hour for Windows on Italy to open the apartment for us after a long plane trip. The owners ended up letting us in and even carried our bags up the stairs for us. So kind!
Also for at least 3 nights someone in the building next door played loud booming house music 1am-3am and we didn't sleep.
If the music situation was fixed we would definitely stay here again.
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