Dimora donati – 2bdr apartment a short walk… – homeaway electricity and magnetism lecture notes

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External Description:Situated on the first floor without elevator (27 steps to climb) of the ancient Torre de’ Donati, an authentic XI century building, which is known for being the home of the poet Dante Alighieri’s wife, Gemma Donati. One side of the apartment (the dining area and kitchen) overlook the pedestrian street of Via del Corso, one of the oldest in the city, while the other side (the two bedrooms) look out onto a quiet square, Piazza de’ Donati, where the Museo Casa di Dante is located. The apartment is located in the heart of the historical center in a very sought-after location for its proximity to museums, shops, and restaurants.

Internal Description:Three-room apartment (106 m2 / 1140 sq ft) with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms both with shower. The apartment can accommodate up to 4+2 guests thanks to the addition of a double sofa bed.The entrance leads to the large living room, furnished with a double sofa bed, flat screen TV and dining area.Next to the living room there is a well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and all the necessary amenities for cooking. The living area has terracotta floors.The sleeping area consists of 2 double bedrooms, both equipped with single joinable beds (90×200 cm) and parquet flooring.The apartment also has two full bathrooms, both with shower.

Our Opinion:Ideal apartment for short or long-term rentals for a family (of 4 people) or a small group of friends to discover the treasures of Florence. Furnished in a typical Florentine style, it boasts a great location, right in the historic center and close to the famous shopping streets.

Pricing Information:Included in the price: Utilities included up to € 150,00 (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 € 150,00; 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: 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.

AreaThe 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.

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 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.