apollonia long term apartment (sleeps 4)
Square Meters: 80m²
This cozy 2 bedroom apartment (about 80 sqm) is located in the San Lorenzo district, near the market, the station and the Duomo. It is composed by living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, one double (possibility to have 2 single beds) and one twin.
Fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom with tub and shower. It has also a private courtyard with table and chairs, it is very quiet and fresh in summer time.
The kitchen is provided with 4 gas burners, electric oven standatrd size, fridge and freezer.
Cotto floor and wooden beamed ceiling.
Iron and ironing board and hairdryer.
Ground floor, no windows overlooking the street!
Safe and quiet apartment
Children welcome (baby bed available)
Parking facilities: For visitors arriving by car it is important to know that the center of Florence, which is divided into two sectors, allows only limited traffic; only those drivers who have permits may enter, circulate freely and park on the streets. The historical centre is a limited traffic zone (ZTL): access is prohibited to non residents' vehicles from Monday to Friday 7:30am - 7:30pm and on Saturdays 7:30am - 6:00 pm. Outside these hours everyone may drive and park in the center. During the summer time there are some further restrictions at night.
The access to ZTL is controlled by electronic detection devices that register the plate number and fine non authorized vehicles. However at the beginning of the access to ZTL there is a special traffic light that inform if the access is allowed or not. Once entered in the city centre during the off limits time you must park into garages.
There are many garages in Florence, especially in the San Lorenzo and train station area. The average garage price per day for a medium-sized auto is 25 Euros. However, I strongly suggest that you not arrive in Florence with a car, unless you are returning a hired car. The train station, Santa Maria Novella, is centrally located, as are the main bus companies. Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Rome and Venice have good train connections to Florence, which is located in the center of Italy and is an excellent base for all excursions. If you've rented a car to move around Tuscany and plan to visit Florence for a day, it is best to leave your car in one of the many car parks that surround the historical center and avoid entering the ZTL area. Below is a link to the main garages in Florence, you can see their locations on the map: http://en.parkopedia.it/parking/firenze/ IMPORTANT NOTICE about the Floor numbers: When an Italian apartment is described as being on the first floor, it is on what would be called the second floor in standard American terminology. In Italy we start from the level zero or ground floor.
• Beauty center
• Gas hot plate
• Hair dryer
• Ironing board
• Washing machine