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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Duomo apartment description

Belvedere Duomo 2 is Florence's most beautiful location for your Italian holiday. Rentals began In September 2011. The entrance to this two level apartment is located literally on the side of Brunelleschi's Duomo (only 27 meters or 80 feet away), the third largest Church in the world. After an extensive two year renovation, this property is 'new' in the shell of a 12th century structure. The amenities of the apartment are as you would find in a luxury hotel suite, with a gourmand's kitchen, computer hookups and wi-fi, washer/dryer, and 2 elegant all tile baths.

The apartment is on the fourth level of the building, with 88 steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival.

Spend a once in a lifetime vacation at one of the most historic sites in all of Italy, with all of the comforts of a 5 star hotel. Belvedere Duomo 2 comfortably sleeps 6 in comfortable beds with ample storage and unique original artwork and sculptures throughout the apartment.

One step into this magnificent unit, and you will understand the historic importance and splendor of Italy.

If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group,please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 267152 / Homeaway #269103 .

Keywords: great location, new, elegant,split level, San Lorenzo views,Duomo, modern kitchen,luxury, 5 star

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) Each Bedroom has a very comfortable pillow top bed with a queen size sofa bed in the living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable queen size sofa bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet kitchen with designer appliances and amenities...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            5 separate A/C units, one in each room, with individual remotes...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Bosch washer/dryer...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Fireplace

          Entertainment

          • Video Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Music Library
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Hiking
              • Fitness Center
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Museums
               

              Reviews

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              • No short of PERFECT!

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                No short of PERFECT!

                • Guest K and J - Smithtown, NY
                • Date of stay 11/26/13
                • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful apartment. Our daughter is studying in Florence and we were excited to spend this time with her. Her apartment leaves much to be desired... cold and dreary. We were happy to give her a warm space and hot shower! Our family of 5 was very comfortable here. The apartment is extremely convenient and centrally located. While in Florence we walked and walked.... and walked and walked... Oh yes!! And ate and ate.... and ate and ate. It was wonderful to arrive to a beautiful basket of cheese, fruit and wine set up by Paolo, whom I can't say more wonderful things about. He was instrumental in making our vacation in Florence no short of PERFECT! Happy New Year!

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              • What a perfect location!

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                What a perfect location!

                • Guest D & V, TX
                • Date of stay 10/24/13
                • Review Submitted 01/01/14
                What a perfect location! From the big beautiful doors to the 88 steps, this was a great way to experience Florence. The accommodations are just right and so very lovely. The design is great. Especially loved the tolling of the bells throughout the day. Slept extremely well each night - not sure if it was because the beds were so comfy or because of all the walking! Thank you for sharing your vacation home! Your tips are WONDERFUL - thanks for including them.

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              • All I can say is thank you!

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                All I can say is thank you!

                • Guest J and W - LA
                • Date of stay 07/05/13
                • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                For many years I've heard about Belvedere Duomo and finally got to experience it! What beauty we all experienced in the two apartments together with such awesome views of Florence! Despite the manageable stairs, it was a pleasure to return to your beautiful apartments after a busy day walking and touring. All I can say is thank you for letting my family spend these wonderful days in Belvedere Duomo!

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              • Breathtaking!

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                Breathtaking!

                • Guest Lisa - LA
                • Date of stay 07/05/13
                • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                What an experience. Breathtaking! Take in everything! Walk slow and enjoy! Try to see it ALL. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime - Spectacular! The apartment was incredible - words cannot express how perfect it all was!

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              • Thanks again!

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                Thanks again!

                • Guest L & D, Portland, ME
                • Date of stay 06/30/13
                • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Florence. Your flat has provided such a comfortable place to return after long days of wandering to see the many beautiful sights of Florence. We particularly enjoyed the neighborhood. The Mercato Cetnrale and gelato around the corner were highlights. Thanks again!

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              • Dream stay in Florence

                Dream stay in Florence

                • Guest lou l.
                • Date of stay 03/26/13
                • Review Submitted 12/29/13
                Great location to see Florence. The apartment is very well decorated and has all the comforts of home. My wife could not believe I was able to find such a gem. The owner was very responsive to our inquiries and Luca was fantastic once we got to the apartment in helping us check in. Thank you for a great stay. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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              • Really nice place with perfect location.

                Really nice place with perfect location.

                • Guest jerry y.
                • Date of stay 08/06/13
                • Review Submitted 12/15/13
                I stayed here in August for 4 nights with my two sons in their early 20's. The apartment was very nicely furnished with everything you could want for a stay. Very comfortable. We were there during a very hot period and the air conditioning worked fine. We only decided to go to Florence 2 weeks prior to making the arrangement and working with both the owner and manager was extremely easy and pleasant. Luca the manager in Florence was very helpful and nice once we arrived. Would definitely stay again if we were returning. While the stairs were not an issue for us at all if you had any mobility issues this might not be the place for you.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                Owner response: thanks for your review and I hope you can return soon - an elevator is planned for the apartment next year!

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              • Amazing

                Amazing

                • Guest Blaise Donna B. (-)
                • Date of stay 07/16/13
                • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                We have spent two wonderful weeks in Belvedere Duomo and were lucky enough to include friends for the first week in Belvedere Duomo 2 right next door. Let me just start by saying if you are not interested in the particulars; just rent these places, they are wonderful and you will love them. Ok, now to those of us who like details! • 88 steps? Yes, it is true but no, it won’t matter after you are here. Buck up and get –a-load-of the view! • It’s all about the terrace. It’s divine, most especially in the morning and at night.. • The furnishings are simple, attractive and functional. Everything you need. • The kitchens are well stocked with everything needed to make amazing meals if you are so inclined. The proximity to the Mercato Centrale is perfect if you are a cook. • The beds are great and comfortable • The location is in the heart of everything you want to see in Florence and walking to and from the apartment is always easy. • And finally, Luca, who is a gem of a manager. Very helpful and kind. In short, we could not have been more pleased, loved every minute of Florence AND the Belvedere apartments.

                Owner response: Thanks for a great review! I'm glad that the rental of both the one bedroom and two bedroom apartment worked out so well - Hope you can return soon! Ron

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              • Location, Location, Location

                Location, Location, Location

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 07/07/13
                • Review Submitted 07/16/13
                This apartment is within steps of all sites and allows you to access them when the lines are not so long in summer months. Although traffic is limited from this area, our taxi driver dropped us off at the corner of Via De Servi from the airport and we were picked up right in front of the apartment as late as 8:30 in the morning when the piazza is not so crowded. The apartment has all the amenities that you need and is top notch. We will return to this one and/or the other smaller apartment in the future! It is very safe and you are behind 4 different locked doors.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                Owner response: thanks for visiting and I hope you can return soon - next year the elevator should be in service!!

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              • Your apartment is a "Gold Medal" winner!

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                Your apartment is a "Gold Medal" winner!

                • Guest H & P - Birmingham, UK
                • Date of stay 08/03/12
                • Review Submitted 07/13/13
                Thank you for a wonderful stay in Florence - your apartment is a "Gold Medal" winner! The location is perfect and the apartment a delight! We look forward to a return visit.

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $414
              $2,830 $10,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning $180
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              130 euro cleaning fee is collected at check-in. An electricity fee based on consumption is collected at check-out


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: I am an architect in New Orleans Louisiana USA - educated in Rome and Florence, and have always dreamed of the perfect getaway in Italy. 'Belvedere Duomo 2' - is just that place, with a very convenient, luxurious and quiet apartment with the appointments of Florence's finest hotels.

              Why the Owner Chose Duomo:
              After purchasing my original apartment, 'Belvedere Duomo - vrbo listing 267152, 2 years ago, this adjacent apartemnt became available. a completely renovated 12th century apartment next to one of the greatest monuments in all of Italy - Brunelleschi's Cathedral, or the Duomo. The powerful presence of the Duomo is breathtaking and hard to put into words. The Duomo becomes 'part' of your Florence experience, as you enter and leave the apartment in Piazza Duomo

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              Located literally next to the Duomo, Belvedere Duomo 2 is only a few minutes from the Uffizi, the Train Station, the Central Market and San Lorenzo (Medici Chapel), and the Galleria Accademia (David). The apartment is a 'new' property, completed restored and rebuilt after 2 years of intensive work, including wonderful appointments and conveniences only found in a luxury suite in a fine hotel.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Living Room with Fireplace / Queen Sofabed

                Living Room with Fireplace / Queen Sofabed

              • Desk and Computer area on Mezzanine with Wi-Fi

                Desk and Computer area on Mezzanine with Wi-Fi

              • Gourmet Kitchen

                Gourmet Kitchen

              • Bathroom One

                Bathroom One

              • First Bedroom with Queen Bed

                First Bedroom with Queen Bed

              • View from Mezzanine down into living room / Queen Sofa Bed

                View from Mezzanine down into living room / Queen Sofa Bed

              • Dining Area for 8

                Dining Area for 8

              • View of Apartment Entrance at Piazza Duomo

                View of Apartment Entrance at Piazza Duomo

              • Door at street across from Duomo

                Door at street across from Duomo

              • Entrance Foyer to Apartment

                Entrance Foyer to Apartment

              • Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

                Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

              • Dining Table for 8

                Dining Table for 8

              • Bathroom Two

                Bathroom Two

              • View of Mezzanine from Living Room

                View of Mezzanine from Living Room

              • Chaise Lounge on Mezzanine with view of San Lorenzo

                Chaise Lounge on Mezzanine with view of San Lorenzo

              VRBO #356182

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 09, 2013

              $414 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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