Classic and welcoming apartment located in Florence in the Duomo 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. Pricing Information: When to pay: To confirm the booking we require 30% of the total rental fee upon booking. This can be paid directly online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or by wire transfer. The remaining balance, i.e, 70% of the total rental fee is due 60 days before arrival by credit card or wire transfer. If you book a property and your check in date is less than 60 days away then you will be required to submit the full 100% rental fee upon booking. Included in the price: utility bills always included for rentals up to 30 days, for rentals over 30 days included until 120,00€ per month , final cleaning, condo expenses, agency fee. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: city tax (2.50€ per person only over the age of 12 - per night for the first 7 nights). Excluded from the price: utility bills for rentals over 30 days if exceeding 120,00€ per month (difference calculated 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. Security Deposit: 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. Extra facilities: - Fully equipped kitchen with 4 burners - Large fridge and freezer - Air conditioning - Toaster - Traditional oven - Kettle - American Coffee Maker - Plasma TV - Wi-Fi Internet connection - Individual Heating System - Emergency Maintenance Service - Fax / Postal service - Drop-off luggage service Services available at our office on via de’ Serragli (please call for costs): - Maid service and change of linens - Laundry service - Extra bed - High chair for children - Cot - Private transfers with driver - Excursions and guided tours - Wine tours and tasting - Italian language lessons - Italian cooking lessons Area 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. Public transport Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it
Additional amenities include: bedrooms 1, double beds 1, sleeps 3, single beds 1, bathrooms 1.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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