Welcome in Firenze
my e-mail address for contacts:
you arrived here it is because you wanted to come in my home.
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.Unless differently stated, if after my reply I won't receive a
reply from you within one day in, 8 hours if it is less than 4 days,
two hours if your arrival were within 24 hours)
I will not keep longer on hold the place for you.
Days marked with ✝
are the principal public holydays, or days with special uses.
For that days I could be unable to satisfy special dietetic
requirements expecially for people arriving exactly on that days.
In particular on some special days there are traditional
meals, so people that have eating costraints must avoid to ask 1/1 or 25/12 if
they do not eat some kinds of meat, have wheat, sugar or nuts intolerance or
do not drink alcool; 15/8 if they do not eat pork, and 31/12 if they do not
eat pork, lentils or have wheat intolerance or do not drink alcohol.
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.
The dates shown above are the ones opened to everyone for which I
may confirm hospitality at the time you read it.
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
The dates for which I can take in account requests at this time are:
On 2017-11-22 I can host 3 people,
On 2017-11-23 I can host 2 people,
On 2017-11-24 I can host 4 people, VF
On 2017-11-25 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-11-26 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-11-27 I can host 3 people, nnatd
On 2017-11-28 I can host 3 people,
On 2017-11-29 I can host 3 people,
On 2017-11-30 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-01 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-02 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-03 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-04 I can host 5 people, nnatd
On 2017-12-05 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-06 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-07 I can host 3 people,
On 2017-12-08 I can host 3 people,
On 2017-12-09 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-11 I can host 5 people, 📆
On 2017-12-12 I can host 5 people, 📆
On 2017-12-13 I can host 5 people, 📆
On 2017-12-14 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-15 I can host 5 people, VF
On 2017-12-16 I can host 4 people,
On 2017-12-17 I can host 4 people,
On 2017-12-18 I can host 5 people, nnatd
On 2017-12-19 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-20 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-21 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-22 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-23 I can host 5 people,
On 2017-12-24 I can host 5 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!
Days marked with VF are vegetarian friendly days: It means that
everyone may ask to have vegetarian meals in that days, as long it is not a
last minute (less than 3 days in advance), and have to be ready if it is their
turn to cook to prepare something vegetarian.
In all other days is the person that will cooks that decides what to cook.
Usually, I cannot accept people arriving
on monday or thursday and staying only one night. In the same days
I cannot 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
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;
usually I will be able to confirm 100% for such days a couple weeks in advance,
but in case you are still seeing the note for a closer date,
it could mean also that on that days not all kind of guests may be accepted,
so ask only if you do not need an immediate unconditionate confirm.
Specific informations valid for winter period 5/12 to 7/1:
- When planning mind that 8, 25 and 26 december and 1 and 6 january are public
holidays and 24 and 31 december are half holydays.
on 24 and 31 shops close at 1730;
on 25 and 26/12 and 1/1 all shops are closed, as is on 6/1 morning; on 25 and 31/12 and on 1/1
there are almost no interurban bus services
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
stays that touch mondays are subject to final confirm only at a maximum of
two weeks in advance.
my e-mail address for contacts:
How much time can I host you ?
Preferred stay is 2 to 4 nights, but i can make exceptions
i will confirm once we have had an e-mail exchange and all personal
the period of the year I may have one to four rooms available for
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 costraint, 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 you expect to arrive,
and also date and time 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 the list with complete names and e-mail of all the people in the
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
I will consider the request complete only when I will have all these
"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 asked 3 or 4 days and you reduce to 2 or 3 in the same period-
after i have confirmed, not necessarily means that you will still be
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)
However such large groups should plan their arrival only on tuesday wednesday
friday or saturday (or thursday or sunday, but only if before 1045).
What can I offer ?
am able to get you around on most Thursday mornings and sometime on
- I am in east part of town, about 20 minutes by transit to the center (or 4 km walking or cycling)
click here to visualize a map of the area
is at 740(MTuWF)/845(ThSS), dinner usually around 2130
Italy communal meal with guest is an institution, and many people come to my
house for the "kitchen sharing" so your host will expect guests to share at
least one main meal together, two if they stay more than 2 night.
More details on meal sharing HERE
- In general omnivore
diet. There are every month 6 vegetarian friendly days, listed in the general availability calendar, when vegetarioan people may ask to have vegetarian food, while in all the other days who will cook has the right to decide what to cook.
policy says that when there is no people of the family, even the
guests are out. If I want not to be late at work, I have to exit
from home at 08:00 on Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri, while on Mon and Thur i won't be
home before 20:30, unless there is a prearranged plan.
you have bicycles you can use my garage.
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:
always a SMS message of confirm 3-4 days in advance,
including your estimated time of arrival, if you don't not only I
cannot help with logistics, but I will cancel your request.
I will reply ASAP, if for some reason you do not get a reply within two
hours please call me on voice since sometimes roaming SIMs do not work
correctly with SMS.
Mon Tue Wed Fri i have to leave to work at 08:05,
guests leave with me.
Do not make me be late!
- if you plan not to stay
with me for dinner on one of the evenings, please tell me at
least 3 days in advance. (preparation of certains typical food
certain times spans on more days and I don't want to throw away food).
last minute requests of course people should be ready to get what has
been prepared, so if you have alimentary constraints tell me when you
send the first request.
- We will share expense for food; people that stay 3 or more days
or are a group of 3 or more even just for two days is expected to cook
at least one day. think about your recipe and try to stay under 3,20 EUR
per person as respect for other guests that could be traveling on thight
budget. (average expense in 2014 has been 2,46 eur incluidng drinks)
In that case think about a recipe from your region, and take a list
of ingredients with quantities in weight, this would help in buying the
right quantity and adapt according the number of people that evening.
- If you want to change the day
of arrival or leave, unless it is a shortening of less than 50% of the
original stay expect to renegotiate availability
- do not smoke in the house, nor in
- The guests have one bathroom all for them. also cleaning is left to them, so keep it clean, for the people that come after you.
- do not contaminate
recycle bins (or you have to clean it too)
- do not take anything out
of kitchen (glasses can be get lost or broken in strange places,
food could have been a key ingredient for next dinner)
- if you help cleaning in
the kitchen never put knives in dishwasher, on the other part
plastic and glass cannot be safely washed by hand
- do not open the window in
the dining room unless you remain inside that room ready to close it.
(if there is just a bit of wind current will be strong and internal
doors can slam and be damaged)
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
Remember when you send arrival and leaving dates that,
unless differently written, one assume that you arrive at my home
between 2000 and 2030 on the arrival day, and leave around 0800 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
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 â
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
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 happy with the ones on
BEWELCOME or WARMSHOWERS, but not with ones
on FaceBook or HC), if the person that make the request has an
adequate hospitaly exchange experience, but i ask as a
minimum the person
that make the request to indicate name, gender, age, place of origin
and languages spoken, beside a personal contact, for each one in the group.
In particular I
ask that all the people in the group share a common language with me.
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 arrive in the evening.
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 they arrive before lunch.