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Date de mise à jour : 05/11/2018 - External Description:Agatha is located on the 1st floor, without elevator (15 steps to climb) of a building located on Via d'Ardiglione in the Oltrarno, just a short walk from Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza del Carmine, Palazzo Pitti, and Ponte Vecchio.Internal Description:Lovely 100 m2 / 1076 sq ft apartment, on one level, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It can accommodate up to 6 people.Finely furnished in period style with wooden beam ceilings and terracotta floors.Upon entering there is a living area, divided into three areas: a dining area with seating for 6, a sitting area with sofa and a full equipped modern kitchen (with oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer).To the right of the entry door there is the first double bedroom, with an exposed brick wall.Along the corridor there are the other 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with shower.Each bedroom is equipped with television.Air conditioning: in the bedrooms and dining area.No smoking or pets allowed.Our Opinion:Ideal apartment for a family of max 6 guests or a group of friends who want to spend a pleasant holiday in Florence, in the Oltrarno historic district, with its shops, restaurants and all the services that a city like Florence has to offer.Included in the price: Utilities included up to €200.00 (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 €200.00; 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 Oltrarno district in Florence's historic city centre. The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno” and this neighborhood which stretches along the south bank of the river represents a different facet of Florence than that of the area near the Duomo. The Oltrarno perhaps displays the true character of Florence and in general is slightly quieter, greener, and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence. Indeed many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno for this reason. Traditionally an artisans' quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts today many lovely antique shops and artisans' studios (in particular furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence's thriving antique trade.Over time the Oltrarno became a rather chic area and many aristocrats chose this neighbourhood to build their villas and palaces, the largest of these being the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the various Grand Dukes. Today this sumptuous palace houses several important museums which rank amongst the best in Florence. Other major sights the Oltrarno has to offer are the Cappella Brancacci with its fabulous frescoes, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking views over Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato, (one of the highest points in the city of Florence and also one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Tuscany) together with the most famous and oldest bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio, home to a glittering array of jewellery shops and goldsmiths.Extending up the hill from the Pitti Palace are the formal Boboli Gardens, an outdoor museum of garden sculpture that includes Roman antiquities as well as 16th and 17th century works. The Oltrarno is famous for its wine bars such as Olio & Convivium, authentic trattorias serving typical Tuscan cuisine, including Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni, and Il Magazzino, not to mention the wonderful fresh produce market held every morning in Piazza Santo Spirito. For those choosing an apartment in this area the Oltrarno quarter also offers a variety of grocery stores, pastry shops, bakeries, gift shops, and much more.Parking: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 then note the vehicle's number plate and forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.APE energy certification level: C 23.72 kWh/m2 per year