Alba

Via Ricasoli - Duomo - Florence

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Modern apartment located in Florence near the Duomo in a building with doorman. Ideal for a couple or small family. Accommodates up to 3 people, and has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

External description: Located on the second floor, with elevator, of a building with doorman located on Via Ricasoli just few minutes away from the Accademia Museum, one of the most important museums in Florence. The property is located just a few minutes from the Duomo and all the most important monuments in Florence.

Internal description: The property (40 m2 / 430 sq ft) has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, is modernly furnished, and can accommodate up to 3 people. The property is laid out on two levels and therefore there are some internal steps to climb. Upon entering you will be greeted by the living area with a well equipped kitchenette, sofa, and large flat screen TV. From this floor there is a spiral staircase that leads to the lower floor where you will find the master bedroom, a large closet, a single sofa bed, and a bathroom with shower. You will enjoy its furniture that also includes some design pieces and comforts including air conditioning.

Our opinion: Ideal for a couple or single guest for a short-term rental. We recommend Alba if you'd like an elegant and spacious apartment right in the heart of the city center with all the comforts of modern living. If you choose this apartment you will for sure have an unforgettable stay.

Pricing Information:
Included in the price: Utilities included up to €80.00 (for stays up to 30 days), towels and sheets provided, final cleaning, 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 €80.00; 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.

Security Deposit:
All clients staying up to 60 days will be required to provide a valid credit card as a guarantee for the security deposit upon arrival. For rentals over 60 days special conditions apply.


Area:
The apartment is located within the 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 delicatessens otherwise known as “alimentari,” supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by local public transportation.

Public transportation:
Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net
Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it

Parking:
The 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 159,4 kWh/m2 per year

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Initial cleaning
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

Reviews

  • 4.7/5 We had a delightful stay at Alba. It was incredibly modern and well-equipped with amenities. Having stayed for two months, we found the location very convenient as there were plenty of shops, restaurants and supermarkets right around the corner. It was also lovely being able to wake up to the ringing bells of the Duomo! The apartment was also very safe, and we found the elevator to be an added bonus. The staff at Windows on Italy were always only a phone-call or email away, and were always friendly and helpful. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay in Alba and are sad to leave. When we return to Florence, we will definitely be staying here again!
  • 4.3/5 My husband and I made Alba our home for 10 wonderful days. Everything was as advertised and we completely enjoyed our stay. The apartment is walking distance from all major Florence attractions and it's near some of the best food markets and restaurants in the world. The Windows on Italy staff is extremely friendly and helpful and we would recommend this service, without a doubt! The part of our stay we liked the least was having to pack up and leave. But we hope to return again very soon!!

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