Boccaccio

Via dei Serragli - Oltrarno - Florence

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Boccaccio is an elegant apartment located in the Oltrano area. It can sleep up to 4 people and has one bathroom.

The apartment, with elevator , is located on the second floor , of "Palazzo Medici", known for its typical Florentine architecture from the XIV century. The recently restored building now contains eight luxury apartments distributed amongst three floors. Thanks to the presence of other apartments in the same building, Boccaccio and its neighboor apartments are perfect to share with a large group of friends or a large family. The apartments have been tastefully funished while taking into consideration its antique elements and presenting them in a modern manner. .

The 70 sq. m (753 sq. ft) apartment, with elevator, has one master bedroom and 1 complete bathroom and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people thanks to the addition of a double sofa bed in the living room. The apartment has a spacious living room with 2 large windows and a double sofa bed (160 cm wide). From the living room the guest can enter the well furnished kitchen and the beautiful bedroom. In the bedroom there is the ensuite bathroom complete with shower. The entire apartment has original cotto tiled floors and coffered ceilings.

Our Personal Opinion:
The elegant apartment Boccaccio is perfect for a couple or a small family that wishes to spend a relaxing vacation in Florence.We recommend it to guests who wish to enjoy the wonders of Florence, including its best resturants and stores, while in total relax.

Pricing information:
Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 70.00 (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 € 70.00; 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 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.

Area
The apartment is located on via dei Serragli, a wonderful and vibrant street, which forms part of 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

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.

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

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

  • 5.0/5 Excellent location - short walk to all major sites. Safe well-lit neighborhood. Comfortable and roomy. All amenities worked: Dishwasher, Clothes washer, Elevator. We cooked some excellent italian dinners using the well-equipped kitchen. Management company was in the building and was very responsive to any request. We enjoyed our eight-day stay here. We definitely recommend both this apartment and also the booking agency, and we plan to return and book another stay.
  • 4.4/5 Fantastic apartment. One of the best I have had the pleasure of staying in. Very spacious, with a lift, a walk in wardrobe and they allowed my little dog, everything I could have wished for! They even allowed me to have my parcels delivered to them, and they were just downstairs so it was really easy. The only thing I would say is the mattress definitely needs replacing. There is a dip on the left side of the bed. The lighting for working could also be better - but I am a long term renter so this isn't something one would need to consider for a short stay! The noise is only bothersome if the windows are open, for the most part its definitely bearable. The location for me is perfect. It's not in the center so it's not crowded like the center can be. But it's super duper close, like a 10 minute walk to the duomo or ponte vecchio, and it's in an area that is very local, which I think is fantastic. The service from WindowsonItaly is excellent. They are really helpful. I would 100 % recommend this apartment!

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