Beautifully decorated apartment in the centro storico with views of the lagoon. The apartment is fully fitted with all amenities, kitchenware, bedding, etc. There is air conditioning, a washing machine, etc. The apartment is right next to the main corso of orbetello and close to the shops. You are 5 minutes away from beautiful beaches! Most importantly, the apartment is quiet and peaceful
Welcome to our flat! Below is information that may help you during your stay.
Check in is between 3pm-7pm but we can be flexible. Check out is 10am
• Please always double lock the front door as the latch does not stay.
• The Fan switch is the convex button next to the front door.
• In the cupboard under the bed mezzanine area; on the right is the fuse box. Please turn on the hot water (“Boiler") when and if you need it (we suggest half an hour before you need hot water). Turn off the hot water at night and when you leave the apartment. In hot weather, the sun heats the reserve water tank on the roof and the cold water may run hot. If this occurs, turn off the water pump (Autoclave switch on the fuse box) and the water will come directly from the mains without going through the tank on the roof.
• PLEASE take good care of the mosquito nets on the windows. They are fragile and handmade!
• If too many appliances are run at the same time (e.g. hot water heater and washing machine, hair dryer), it might trip the circuit breaker. If the electricity goes off, first check the main switch in the fuse box. If that does not solve the problem, go down to the front entrance and you will see the main fuse boxes. Check that both “JESSEL" and “CUOCCI" are on, (switch is up). You may need a broom handle to reach the black Cuocci box depending on your height.
• The Cooker is electronic induction; this means that it will only generate heat when there is a compatible metallic object on a burner.
• The garbage and recycling needs to be put in the large bins on the south side promenade (left out the front door and first left to the end of the road)– they are pretty self-explanatory.
• There are maps and some information about the local area in the drawers of the yellow side table.
• There are power adaptors in the right hand drawer of the kitchen table.
• There are board games, a tool box, sewing kit and lamp in the cupboard under the mezzanine bed area.
• There should be oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, flour, tea, herbs, toilet paper and other staples. Please replace what you use for the next guests.
• The marble counter tops in the kitchen (and bathroom) are very delicate. Please use chopping boards when preparing food.
• The new refrigerator/freezer seems to work best if the control is set at medium.
• Please keep the shutters closed when you are out to keep the apartment cool in summer and warm in winter
Orbetello and Surroundings:
There are 2 markets nearby. The Simply Supermarket is out of the door to the right about 250m and then the second right – it is on your right. The other is the covered Mercato Comunale – turn left out of the door and take your third right. Please be aware most shops shut (especially in high season) during siesta time (from approximately 13.00- 17:00).
There is Internet in many bars – just ask . Maremma Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the region in front of municipal buildings. There are instructions online for registering but it seems to require an Italian phone number. Good luck with that!
White lined spaces, such as those on the promenade, are free (check signs for the one day a week when they clean the streets). In the large parking lot on the Northern side of the town you are allowed to park anytime – it now costs .80 euro cents for each of the first two hours and .40 cents thereafter between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.. Other blue lined parking may cost slightly more so check the signs. Driving in the city center, including Via Gioberti, is restricted to residents with permits and video controlled (ZTL).
You will not be disappointed with the food in most of the restuarants Yelp and Tripadvisor have fairly reliable reviews of many of them.
Tourist Information - You can obtain helpful information about the area at the Ufficio del Turismo located at the bus stop near the Duomo (Cathedral) in Piazza della Repubblica which is out the front door, straight ahead through the main piazza and the short tunnel which leads out of the far corner of the piazza to the left. Memo, a monthly publication of local information and events, is very useful.
Transportation - If you do not have a car, there is regular bus service to the railway station and nearby towns. You can rent bicycles (in town or at the Feniglia), and motorbikes . Taxi service numbers should be in the drawer or in the phone book at the apartment. If you wish to use the bus, you need to buy tickets in advance at newspaper or tobacco shops, or at the tourist information office. The nearest stop in the direction of the train station is out the front door to the left, then the first left where you will see the bus stop at the end of the street. To go to the Feniglia beach, Porto Ercole or Porto Santo Stefano use the main bus stop in Piazza Della Repubblica. If you do have a car please note that unless you are local you cannot drive on the part of Via Gioberti the apartment is on - its a pedestrian zone. You can, however, park a few minutes walk away
• The Feniglia (#2 bus in season) – the closest sandy beach with lots of beach bars and restaurants. You can rent a sun bed and umbrella for the day or gain access to the free beach by walking or biking into the 6 km pine forest.
• Le Viste (#2 bus to last stop, old town Porto Ercole up hill past hotel and down path to beach) – Just on the other side of Porto Ercole there is a beach – some sand, some stones and a garden with bar and restaurant. Excellent swimming and snorkeling.
• Acqua Dolce – By car or scooter (it's quite hilly for cycling), follow signs to parking above the Hotel Pelicano beyond Porto Ercole and park along the road. Cross the road and take the path which joins the dirt road leading to the beach. Excellent snorkeling, diving and swimming. Nearby Towns: Porto Ercole: #2 bus from the causeway. Porto Santo Stefano where ferries leave for Giglio: #1 bus. Check the bus schedules posted in Piazza della Repubblica or ask at the ufficio di turismo for busses to Talamone, Pitigliano, Capalbio, Albinia and the beaches along the Giannella.
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