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Donna Mara - Florence center 2 bdr

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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External Description: Located on the second floor (with elevator), of a cozy ancient building with doorman on Via dei Fossi, within walking distance from the Florence Train Station and the important Santa Maria Novella square, where you can admire the wonderful church of the Florentine Renaissance. There you can find also plenty of bars and restaurants and all services that a modern city may offer. Internal description: Polished apartment (110 mq / 1184 sq ft) split on two floors with 2 bedrooms, one double and 1 single, that can sleep up to 4 people and has two bathrooms with shower, one of which is ensuite. Entering the living room, with a glass dining table, you have access to the fully equipped kitchenette. From there, you enter the roomy and bright living room, with two sofas in soft ...External Description: Located on the second floor (with elevator), of a cozy ancient building with doorman on Via dei Fossi, within walking distance from the Florence Train Station and the important Santa Maria Novella square, where you can admire the wonderful church of the Florentine Renaissance. There you can find also plenty of bars and restaurants and all services that a modern city may offer. Internal description: Polished apartment (110 mq / 1184 sq ft) split on two floors with 2 bedrooms, one double and 1 single, that can sleep up to 4 people and has two bathrooms with shower, one of which is ensuite. Entering the living room, with a glass dining table, you have access to the fully equipped kitchenette. From there, you enter the roomy and bright living room, with two sofas in soft red velvet and brocade textiles. The whole apartment is furnished with classical and polished style, with great attention to detail and quality. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower and a spacious walk-in closet. Going up to the second floor, there is a bedroom and a small living room. In the small living room to the left there is a sofa bed that can be used as a day bed for reading or relaxing. If it is used as an extra bedroom, the room can be closed off thanks to a curtain that darkens and completely closes the room. The bedroom on the right has a single bed (120cm / 3.11 ft) and a spacious closet. Over the bed there is a skylight (which can be shaded during the nighttime), allowing you to admire the sky and the stars while drifting off to sleep. What makes the apartment polished and refined is the design of the furniture and decorations, chosen with taste and attention to detail. The whole apartment has air conditioning. Our opinion: Perfect apartment for a family with one or two children and for those who want to live for short or medium-term in a polished and elegant furnished apartment, without giving up all the modern comforts. Donna Mara is also perfect for its proximity to the main museums and services that the city of Florence has to offer. Included in the price: Utilities included up to €115.00 (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium 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, utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding €115.00; 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. Area: The apartment is located in the 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, the “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 famous brands such as 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 delicatessens otherwise known as “alimentari,” supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transportation 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 roaMore
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Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, Spanish
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Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

A very well furnished, well equipped and well presented apartment. The efficient heating was much appreciated. The location is very central for old Florence, and nearby to many many shops and cafes. (Possibly a little noisy for some tastes, but not really a problem.) Most...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank GeoffreyH841
Management response:Responded January 11, 2017

Dear Geoffrey, first of all, we would like to wish you all the best in 2017; a lot of inspiring and memorable travels and new experiences. Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed Florence and hope to see...More

Reviewed July 25, 2016

This apartment is very clean and spacious as described. It is located in walking distance to all attractions. The apartment is located on a noisy street, but it was tolerable for the location. We stayed here with our 2 teenagers and it was a good...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank stortor
Management response:Responded July 29, 2016

Truly one of the most useful reviews I have read lately. Thank you for sharing your experience! It's very important for us to know. I really hope that you will come back sooner or later, we would be more than glad to welcome you again!

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Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was not the apartment we had originally rented; that one was cancelled by the owners despite our having booked it back in April of last year. Windows on Italy found us some substitutes at short notice and Donna Mara was the one that met...More

Date of stay: January 2016
1  Thank elmwood41
Management response:Responded March 24, 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely review! It's absolutely helpful for future guests and we all hope that you will be back to Italy sooner or later. Have a great day and thank you from the whole team! Francesca for Windows on Italy

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
TV
Microwave
Elevator/Lift access
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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External Description: Located on the second floor (with elevator), of a cozy ancient building with doorman on Via dei Fossi, within walking distance from the Florence Train Station and the important Santa Maria Novella square, where you can admire the wonderful church of the Florentine Renaissance. There you can find also plenty of bars and restaurants and all services that a modern city may offer. Internal description: Polished apartment (110 mq / 1184 sq ft) split on two floors with 2 bedrooms, one double and 1 single, that can sleep up to 4 people and has two bathrooms with shower, one of which is ensuite. Entering the living room, with a glass dining table, you have access to the fully equipped kitchenette. From there, you enter the roomy and bright living room, with two sofas in soft red velvet and brocade textiles. The whole apartment is furnished with classical and polished style, with great attention to detail and quality. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower and a spacious walk-in closet. Going up to the second floor, there is a bedroom and a small living room. In the small living room to the left there is a sofa bed that can be used as a day bed for reading or relaxing. If it is used as an extra bedroom, the room can be closed off thanks to a curtain that darkens and completely closes the room. The bedroom on the right has a single bed (120cm / 3.11 ft) and a spacious closet. Over the bed there is a skylight (which can be shaded during the nighttime), allowing you to admire the sky and the stars while drifting off to sleep. What makes the apartment polished and refined is the design of the furniture and decorations, chosen with taste and attention to detail. The whole apartment has air conditioning. Our opinion: Perfect apartment for a family with one or two children and for those who want to live for short or medium-term in a polished and elegant furnished apartment, without giving up all the modern comforts. Donna Mara is also perfect for its proximity to the main museums and services that the city of Florence has to offer. Included in the price: Utilities included up to €115.00 (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium 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, utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding €115.00; 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. Area: The apartment is located in the 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, the “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 famous brands such as 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 delicatessens otherwise known as “alimentari,” supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transportation 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 their need for access in the ZTL and the garage will note the vehicle’s number plate and then forward it to the appropriate police headquarters. APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, kitchen utensils, theater, child friendly, iron board, museums, shower, shopping, restaurants, downtown, sightseeing.
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