Penthouse Artistico is composed of an entrance lobby, large double volume living/dining room with fireplace (French door to fully furnished terrace/roof garden), fully equipped eat-in kitchen, TV, attic kitchen storage, half bath (with toilet and basin only), laundry cupboard, storage.. There are 5 bedrooms, whose layout is as follows: • bedroom 1, master suite: king size bed, all marble bathroom, walk in shower with Turkish bath, stair to bathtub in loft, large counter, back down the stairs, door to terrace • bedroom 2, Lambertesca 1: twin beds, en suite marble bathroom, separate shower • bedroom 3, Attic, on the upper level: king size bed, en suite shower room with double stone sink • bedroom 4, Master 2 suite: king size bed, marble bathroom, wall mounted shower in the tub, stairs to private lofted sitting room with sofa/ day bed, 50” TV screen, and large counter, back down the stairs, door to terrace • bedroom 5, Lambertesca 2: king size bed, marble bathroom, stone sink, separate shower
Fully air conditioned, WiFi, satellite TV. Cost of heating and air conditioning is included. House has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, and offers a range of multmedia devices. Rooms and bathrooms have complete sets of linen, hairdryers, bath amenities including soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion. Cribs, high chairs and wheel chairs can be provided. Basic supplies are always available for free, such as olive oil from the owners estates, mineral water, balsamic vinegar, various English teas, coffee, paper napkins, toilet papper, soap, candles, etc.
Private garage is available for one car, but is problematic due to the recent laws requiring a daily permit that can only be purchased in person at the police station. Driving in the historic district is only allowed with the permit. It is easier to hire a driver/taxi to bring you to the apartment, or to pick up and dropoff your rental car when you are taking an excursion outside of the city. Parking anywhere in Florence is very limited. Florence is a walking city.
There are several car rental companies within a short taxi ride), so we suggest doing Daily car rentals if you want to explore Chianti, Siena, or Tuscany on day trips. Train station is nearby offering lots of options including Venice. two hours away. Should you opt for a rental car you must request a permit, it is 5 Euro for a daily pass (only issued for the day of) at the Police Station, allowing you entry on these streets for up to 4 hours. You don’t need another pass to bring your car out. The police station is closed for two hours during lunch and on Sundays. The location is Piazza della Calza, 2, 50125 Firenze a few minutes from the (apartment) historic district. Alternatively, consider a parking garage that offers weekly rates that will include the permit in their fee.
Discounts also available for two and three week rentals.