EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Located on the third floor, with elevator, in a building in via de' Servi, in between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza SS. Annunziata near the Accademia museum. The property is quiet and located in the heart of Florence. INTERNAL DESCRIPTION Antique styled apartment (60 sq.mt /645 sq.ft) with 1 bedroom that can sleep up to 4 people and has 1 bathroom. The property has been recently restored (August 2008). It is all on one level. The entrance opens onto the living room/ dining area with king sized pull out couch. Then there is double bedroom , bathroom with shower and well furnished kitchen corner. The floors are made in parquet. Because of the high quality of the furniture, the apartment is not recommended for students. OUR OPINION Ideal for a family or two couples looking for a short term rental. Perfect for those who want to stay in Florence, and thanks to this apartments great positioning, all the monuments, restaurants and stores, area easily reached on foot. CONDITIONS AND PRICES Included in the price: utility bills for rentals up to 60 days, final cleaning, condo expenses, agency fee and taxes Excluded from the price: telephone calls made using the apartment phone, utility bills for rentals over 60 days (charges based on meter readings); contract registration fee for rentals over 30 days. The contract is in the Italian language and the fee is equal to 1% of the total rental price (with the minimum fee being 33,50€) plus 30,00€ for revenue stamps. City tax (2.50€ per person only over the age of 12 - per night for the first 7 nights); Security Deposit: 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. Please see our F.A.Q. for more information. DESTINATIONS 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. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it PARKING 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.
Thanks for your review. We am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Servi apartment and We hope to hear from you again soon. Windows on Italy
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“florence accademia europeia - massimus”
Left on 11/05/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 5, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
I went to Florence and i ask my school to do everything for me, i realy like mu apartament, but at the moment that i have problems with the arcondicion, the problem should be fix in the same day, but you didn´t give what a need at the first phone call! so i need to stay in Florence without ar for 3 days, so i think you should have another way more fast to sold the problems.
I am very sorry for what happened throughout your stay at the Servi apartment in Florence. As you mentioned there was a technical problem with one of the air conditioning units and we did our best to fix the problem as soon as possible. However, since the air conditioning unit needed to be repaired by an expert techician we had to call an external company as the staff who work for our agency are only really able to carry out minor repairs. The repair date of the airconditioning unit was entirely up to them and our agency could not be reliable for the delay and the time it took to complete the repair. Within 48 hours we gave you a brand new apartment which was actually more expensive than the one you had booked and which had airconditioning that worked where you could stay until the one at the Servi apartment had been fixed. I honestly do not believe that we could have done any more in such a short period to help you. Assisting clients is one of our main priority and this aspect makes us stand out from many other agencies that rent apartments in Florence. I apologise for the fact that you felt we did not do enough for you.
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