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When can I host you ? How much time can I host you ? How to improve your chances to be my guest ? What if we are a large group ? What can I offer ? What I ask you ? To get a quicker reply and last minute requests...

my e-mail address for contacts: leo5u70@trail.it

If you arrived here it is because you wanted to come in my home.
We say "patti chiari amicizia lunga" (clear pacts, long lasting friendship), so read carefully:

When can I host you ? home

Note for groups of 3 to 9 people: One room has 2 beds that can be set as single or double, and I assign that ones or to two single people or to a couple alone, but I may also give all the four places to a group, if they accept to stay all in the same room.
These two extra places do not appear in the availability, since are available only for groups. so if you are 3 and find only 2 places, or 4 or more and find only n-2 places, feel free to send a request that place should be available!
The dates for which I can take in account requests at this time are:

  • On 2019-08-18 I can host 0 people, 🚶
  • On 2019-08-19 I can host 0 people, nnatd,note 🕖
  • On 2019-08-20 I can host 3 people,
  • On 2019-08-21 I can host 3 people,
  • On 2019-08-22 I can host 3 people, note 🕖
  • On 2019-08-23 I can host 2 people,
  • On 2019-08-24 I can host 4 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-25 I can host 4 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-26 I can host 4 people, 21/8,nnatd
  • On 2019-08-27 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-28 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-29 I can host 3 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-30 I can host 3 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-08-31 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-01 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-02 I can host 5 people, 21/8,nnatd
  • On 2019-09-03 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-04 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-05 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-06 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-07 I can host 5 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-08 I can host 7 people, 21/8
  • On 2019-09-09 I can host 7 people, nnatd,note 🕖
  • On 2019-09-10 I can host 7 people,
  • On 2019-09-11 I can host 7 people,
  • On 2019-09-12 I can host 7 people, note 🕖
  • On 2019-09-13 I can host 7 people,
  • On 2019-09-14 I can host 6 people,
  • On 2019-09-15 I can host 4 people,
  • On 2019-09-16 I can host 4 people, note 🕖,nnatd
  • On 2019-09-17 I can host 4 people,
  • On 2019-09-18 I can host 4 people,
  • On 2019-09-19 I can host 4 people, note 🕖
  • On 2019-09-20 I can host 2 people,

  • If you see changing the availability after I have sent you an e-mail reply it does not mean that i cannot longer host you, but just that I set aside for you the space!
  • Usually, I cannot accept people arriving on monday or thursday and staying only one night. In the same days not always I can welcome groups of 4 or more
  • In the days marked with nnatd for different reasons I cannot accept new people arriving at my home exactly on that days while place is still available for people that were here since at least the previous day (so you may freely ask even these days as a final or intermediate days of your stay).
  • For the days marked with note ⌛: at the time you are reading this table is possible either that I be not yet able to give you an immediate 100% confirm, even if chances I be able host could be quite high;
    If there is a date written, it is the time when I expect to be able to give a final response; in case you are seeing the note for a closer date, it could mean also that on that days could be some special conditions or just i do not yet know when i will be able to give an answer, so ask only if you do not need an immediate unconditionate confirm.
  • For the days marked with note 🚶: In that days I have plans to go out for some excursions out of the city to which you are invited. For this reason i will give precedence until last minute to people participating to the excursion.
  • between 15/7 and 9/8 and between 18/8 and 10/9/2019 I cannot host families with children under 14
  • Unless differently stated, if after my reply I won't receive a reply from you within a reasonable time (two days if request is more than 3 weeks away, one day if more than 5 days, 8 hours if it is less than 5 days, two hours if your arrival were within 26 hours), I will not keep longer on hold the place for you.
  • In case you see only one or two places shown as available for one date know that from the end of may to mid september I have available one extra room, but confirm for these last two places cannot be made more than one week in advance if not sometimes even less, since it could become unavailable on short term, so do not wonder if sometimes I will ask you to wait until a few days in advance to have a confirm for that room (if you see three or more places, no problems).
  • ... and finally a warning for this period: not only in Firenze there are a lot people visiting the city, but also a lot of mosquitoes "visiting" tourists.
    If you do not want a review on mosquitoes' michelin guide of restaurants, better you get some cautions and be prepared to meet the breed that during the year is the most aggressive
  • When I say that I want a phone number I want to say that I want to have a globally reacheable phone number, so a number that can be dialed by any public service and route the call to you cellphone that have to be active. Actually I will send you all details to arrive at my home within 300 meters at the time you send the request so you know exacly how much time you need to the various attractions, and print the maps and timetables in advance (or you may read here :-)), but I will give my complete address only by calling you at that number a couple days before arrival, once I will have received your confirm SMS.
  • note 🕢: This note means that on the next morning it is planned that me and the other people leave well before 730. So, if you ask for that days be prepared to have an ealy morning!
    . Most museums open at 815 so it is anyway a good time to visit the city
  • The dates shown above are the ones opened to everyone for which I may confirm hospitality at the time you read it.
    However to give opportunity to bigger groups to found an accomodation together, since I am one of the very few hosts in Firenze able to host 5 or more people, such larger groups may ask and have confirm also for further dates until a reasonable future.
    Also, irrespectively of what is written in the calendar, one day stays and expecially stays that touch mondays are subject to final confirm only at a maximum of two weeks in advance, oftern less.

  • my e-mail address for contacts: leo5u70@trail.it

    How much time can I host you ?

    Preferred stay is 2 to 4 nights, but i can make exceptions, just ask.

    How can you improve the chances to be my guest ? home

    Normally I will confirm once we have had an e-mail exchange and all personal informations; according the period of the year I may have one to four rooms available for guests.
    Only two have single beds, so, if you are more than one person, when requesting, tell me if you prefer single or double beds. If you say that is just a preference for single or double, but not a constraint, this would help a lot.
    In case you are asked only for single beds, tell me if you accept to share the big room, that has four single beds.

    In your request please state clearly the exact date and approximate time and the mean of transportation you expect to arrive, and also date and time when you plan to leave.
    You will ease avoiding error if you include arrival date in the subject of the e-mail, also if you have already booked the train/bus/plane tell its number.
    Include also a list with the complete names and e-mail of all the people in your party, as well at least one working GSM phone number that I can use to call you while arriving and. -very important- an indication if some of you have dietary constraints.
    I will consider the request complete only when I will have all these informations

    "dates are flexible" does mean that in case I had no availability in the day[s] you ask, rather than declining, I may offer you an option to shift dates, not that you may change dates last minute!.
    Once accepted, the dates become fixed.

    I expect that, unless differently specified, that you reply after my confirm message no later than 2 days, if arrival date is more than 2 week apart, 24 hours in the other cases but within 3 hours if request were sent less than 48 hours before arrival (keep phone on, if last minute I may directly call you)

    Note that if you ask to change the dates - except if you just reduce by one day a 3 or more days stay- after I have confirmed, not necessarily means that you will still be accepted.

    What if we are a large group ? home

    I can host even groups of 5 or more people, up to 8: since I am one of the few ones in my town that is able to host such a large group, to give them more chances I may also accept requests for dates more than 5 weeks ahead, up to a reasonable future. (but see notes on availability after the general availability calendar at beginning).

    What can I offer ? home

    What i am asking you ? home

    Some people complained that i had too many rules: i wrote the rules here, so you can decide if they are reasonable for you and then send me a request or not:

    to get a quicker reply - Last minute requests home

    When you send a request or reply to a last minute invitation, to be sure to get a quick reply always send an email to the address that appear at beginning of this page, specifying there your username and adding the e-mail addresses of all other travelmates, and expecially your cell phone number, minding that my reply could arrive from a different email address, so check that you accidentally (or voluntarily) had not set your spam filter to ignore messages, or your phone not to ring, from unknows senders.
    Remember when you send arrival and leaving dates that, unless differently written, I assume that you arrive at my home between 1950 and 2020 on the arrival day, and leave at 0700 or 0830 on departure date (too many people set as end day the last night, so actually end requesting a day less than they expect).

    If you send a request very close to arrival date remember to reply, in your request, to the question about the kind of bed that you prefer, the time you plan to arrive and leave and if you have food intolerances. This would help to know immediately if there are problem or on the other side accept immediately.

    I will try to reply to your request in the shortest time possible, but since I receive more requests than I can accommodate (Firenze has a lot of people coming ...) I have to ask also you to be quick in replying, so to be helpful to as many people is possible.
    So, if it is a request more than 8 days in advance, I can wait for your reply even 24 hours, but if you require a couch in short advance I ask you to reply within a few hours, in general I will wait one eight of the time remaining to your arrival (1 to 6AM is neutralized).
    If I will not receive an answer within that time and have other requests I will consider it cancelled.
    If you expect not to have internet access for some time please post in your message a note about when you will be able to read the message.
    If I think we need a quicker turnaround in replies, I will send you a SMS, to be replied quickly, or will call you, so please keep the phone on: sometimes i need some immediate clarification, or I had problem replying by e-mail.

    I am not picky if all person in the group have not a personal profile (I am however happy with the ones on BEWELCOME, WARMSHOWERS, or TRUSTROOTS but not with ones on FaceBook or HC), if the person that makes the request has an adequate hospitaly exchange experience, But I ask as a minimum that the person that makes the request indicate name, gender, age, place of origin and languages spoken, beside a personal contact [email address], for each one in the group.
    In particular I ask that all the people in the group share a common language with me. I can make an exception just if there is just 1 person not sharing my, or the other guest's, languages.

    If you are one of the people that do not want to have a cellphone, or do not want to give to other people their personal number you can buy a SIM just for the trip!, otherwise I will be usually unable to host you, expecially on last minute or when you cannot adjust your arrival time to my movements. If there is more then one group for dinner not knowing where they are when they are late is not nice. For this reason usually I accept phone-less people only if we can meet before lunch so I can lend them a phone before sending them to visit the city.