눉The small refrigerator in the room was not useful at all. The air conditioning was controlled by the key card that had to remain installed in the holder on the wall. This holder also operated the room lights. This means that, in order to keep the a/c operating while you are exploring the sites of Florence, you have to remove one of the key cards and leave it in the holder on the wall - and take the other one with you. A bit inconvenient, but not a deal breaker.
눇We took the local trains from Vernazza, through Lucca and Milan, arriving in Florence on the afternoon of July 27, 2015. The main Milan train station is huge. Go across the street and past the McDonald's restaurant. La Residenza dell'Orafo is on that street about 2 city blocks on the left. The door is locked so you must ring the door bell to gain entrance. We were able to check in when we arrived and found a very clean room, with a very helpful lady that gave us a map, our room key, and a contact name and phone number that we could use in case of an emergency after hours. The air conditioning was good, but it did not circulate into the bathroom much. Also, t We walked to all the museums in Florence, as well as the restaurants. I would recommend La Residenza dell'Orafo to anyone exploring Florence, and would consider staying there again.