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|All rooms have air conditioning with individual climate control. Usage is included in the price.|
|Included in the price is a breakfast buffet served at the hotel that manages the apartment, located a short walk away. The buffet is served from 7-11 am and among the many items are: bacon, eggs, pancakes with maple syrup and US coffee.|
|Light housekeeping with a two hour minimum per visit may be arranged. This service is paid on-site in Euro.|
|TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino 3 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa 3 hours
National and InterEuropean: Florence Amerigo Vespucci 25 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Pisa Galileo Galilei 75 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi 80 minutes
|Fiesole: 20 minutes: Greve in Chianti: 40; San Gimignano or Montecatini Terme: 50; Siena, Arezzo or Lucca: 60; Pisa, Cortona or Viareggio: 75; Bologna: 80; Perugia: 90; Cinque Terre: 2.5 hours; Rome: 3 hours|
|There are 21 steps to reach the elevator and 9 of these steps are without a handrail. Keep in mind that a luggage porter for arrival and departure is included in the price!|
|The Hotel managing the apartment is 300 yards away. The reception staff speaks English.|
|For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access.|
|Winter heating is included in the price.|
|Luxury penthouse apartment in a 13th century palazzo. Built on the ruins of a 7th century church, this palazzo was redesigned in 1786 by the famed Florentine architect Bernardo Fallani. The penthouse has been gutted, professionally reconstructed and brought up to date with central heating/air conditioning. Brand new appliances and high quality fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen are combined with classic Florentine art and furnishings.
Interior Amenities: The bathroom offers a huge open Italian shower and is supplied with toiletries, a heated towel rack and a hairdryer.
|This apartment is located within the pedestrian only zone in Florence where cars are restricted.|
|The galley kitchen features a stove top and large fridge.|
|Residing above one of Florence's busiest piazzas, guests will hear the hustle and bustle of pedestrian fanfare in a tourist city along with the chimes of Palazzo Vecchio's bell tower. Interior wood shutters help dampen the sounds.
The apartment does not have a washing machine or an iron. Laundry service may be arranged with the reception staff.
|Steps & Stairs|
|From the street entrance, 21steps are required to reach the elevator and 9 of them are without a handrail. Luggage porter service is included upon arrival and departure.|
|Phone charges are based on the number of message units used and are paid on-site in Euro.|
|Luxury penthouse apartment looking out over one of Italy's most beloved piazzas - the dining room and the bedroom have a front and center view of Palazzo Vecchio and its magnificently illuminated clock tower at nightfall makes for a postcard perfect view.
For those longing to take in one of Italy's most romantic cities, this is the best possible address - the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and all kinds of shopping are reached in 5-10 minutes.
Spacious and beautifully renovated, Penthouse Medici comes with: Air Conditioning, Daily American Breakfast, Luggage Porter service, WiFi and the assistance of an English speaking reception staff.
|By foot or taxi. Only taxis are permitted to drop off guests at the entrance since it is a limited traffic zone. The Santa Maria Novella train station is a 15 minute walk away.|
|Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.|
|The bedroom and dining room picture windows looks directly onto Piazza Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio and the sculptures of the Loggia dei Lanzi seen front and center. The Palazzo's clock tower sparkles at night.|
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|Nearest shopping and dining: Location! Location! Location! This is Piazza Signoria - the heart of Florence! Just outside the door are several cafes including Caffè Rivoire (be sure to order the chocolate cake), a gelateria, several restaurants and pizzerie. Shops of all kinds abound. A good size supermarket is just across the Ponte Vecchio in 250 yards.
Public transportation: The Santa Maria Novella train station with service to Rome, Milan, Bologna, Napoli, Torino and Genova is half a mile away.
Internet point: The hotel managing the penthouse has a business center with PC and printer available at no charge. It is a 300 yard walk away.
Within walking distance:
Food markets: The Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo Square, half a mile away, resembles a small city of food shops under large skylights. The Florentines consider this the best market to shop for fresh ingredients, many of which still come directly from nearby farms. The Sant' Ambrogio market, half a mile away is another market made up of small local purveyors.
Open air leather markets: The Mercato Nuovo is 150 yards away, and the streets leading up the San Lorenzo Mercato are lined with carts selling leather goods.
Interesting day trip: Fiesole, 20 minutes by car or a bus leaves Santa Maria Novella train station every half hour. This important Etruscan settlement (9 BC) has the remains from the original Etruscan walls surrounding the town along with a Roman amphitheatre and Roman baths. The town has a lovely view over Florence and the Villa Medici at Fiesole with a garden is one of the oldest Renaissance villas.