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Via dei Rustici - Santa Croce - Florence

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Welcoming and cozy apartment located in Florence in the Santa Croce area. It is ideal for short term rentals. It can sleep up to 4 people, has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

Located on the fourth floor, without elevator , 86 steps to climb, of a building on via dei Rustici. Situated in one of the most lively areas in the historical center of Florence, near Piazza Santa Croce and the famous Bargello museum. The area is full of restaurants, theaters, and museums. Classic apartment (110 sq.mt /1184 sq.ft) with 2 bedrooms that can sleep up to 4 people and has 2 bathrooms . It is on two levels. On the first level there is: the entrance with two small wall closets, the double bedroom, bathroom with shower, and a beautiful master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. The two bedrooms are very bright with a view of the city and Tuscan hills. A wooden staircase leads to the upstairs level where there is a unique living room, dining area, and completely functional kitchen. The sides of the room have two panoramic terraces that fill the room with lights. The floors are made of Florentine cotto.
Please consider that every Thursday from 12.00 to 1.00 pm the maintenance man of the owner will come to take care of the plants and flowers in the terrace.

Ideal for a two couples or family looking for a short term rental. Perfect for those who want to have a romantic and relaxing vacation, while discovering all that the city has to offer.

Pricing Information:
Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 270.00 (for stays up to 30 days), towels and sheets provided, condominium fees, and agency fees.
Not included in the price: Final cleaning (70€); 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 € 270.00; 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. In case of pets staying in the apartment will be requested € 100,00 for final cleanings.

Security deposit: For stays equal to or lesser than 15 days, all clients will have to grant € 300.00 with a valid credit card 7 days before check-in for a pre-authorization. For stays between 16 and 30 days, guests will have to pay €1000.00 7 days before check-in. Prepaid and/or debit cards are not accepted. For rentals over 30 days, special conditions apply.

Area
The apartment is located in the Santa Croce district on the eastern edge of Florence’s historic city centre. The area takes its name from one of the city’s most remarkable churches. The Santa Croce neighbourhood provides a rare glimpse of “old” Florence with lively markets and tiny leather and artisan workshops, including the flea market (Mercato delle Pulci) at Piazza dei Ciompi. The Mercato St. Ambrogio, the city’s second main food market after the Mercato San Lorenzo, is within close walking distance too. Furthermore, the area is just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s main cultural attractions such as the Bargello Palace, which houses one of Italy’s most important museums, the Casa Buonarroti, (the former home of Michelangelo), Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio, not forgetting the magnificent Santa Croce church and museum. You will also enjoy the largest selection of boutique shops, bars and typical restaurants and pizzerias within the city. Three of the finest and most expensive restaurants, Cibreo, Pinchiorri and Alle Murate are located nearby. There is also a good choice of mid-priced options. By night, Santa Croce becomes one of the liveliest parts of town and with its pedestrianised streets and illuminated buildings it transforms into the perfect venue for an after-dinner glass of wine or evening stroll. For those choosing an apartment in this area Santa Croce offers several food stores, 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.

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 gl 307,82 kWh/m2 per year

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions 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

  • 4.4/5 We had an absolutely wonderful stay at our Florence home (Visconti). From our first contact with Bettina, she was responsive, courteous and VERY helpful. She made using AirBnB for the first time very easy and smooth for us. I hope all my other experiences with AirBnB are as good as our relations with Bettina! Although we never formally met, I felt like she got to know what we liked, recommended it and stay in touch throughout the process. If you're staying it Italy, make sure you reach out to Bettina!
  • 4.3/5 We had an absolutely wonderful stay at our Florence home (Visconti). It has breathtaking views from both sides of the apartment and is centrally located; near Ufizzi Gallery, Palazzo di Vecchio and a two minute walk from the Ponte alle Grazie (the bridge to the east of Ponte Vecchio. The furnishings are wonderful...from the comfortable furniture to the full kitchen, the owners have thought of all the details. You could easily move in here for an extended stay and not have to go buy anything but food (and WHY would you with such amazing food just outside your door?!?). We rented this for the first 9 days of July and although it was HOT, we couldn't have had better weather (virtually no rain). The ONLY mention I will make is the steps. Yes, there are a LOT (we counted 102) but we looked at it like our daily workout! With all the food you're eating, walking up and down a bit will do you some good! I will mention that for young children or elderly, this may not be the best scenario for them. But that aside, this was a five star apartment!

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