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The Flora: The splendid skylight that offers you a bird’s eye view of the

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Duomo apartment description

The apartment 'Flora' is situated in Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Florence’s historical centre, on the 4th level of a prestigious XVI century palace that once belonged to the Ghiberti family, one of Florence’s most important historical families, with easy steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival

From October 25 2009, Piazza del Duomo is a pedestrian area with all the advantages that an area like that can offer

Spending time in my apartment is to be accompanied by the shadow of the magnificent dome of Brunelleschi, the grandeur of Giotto’s belltower and the splendour of Vasari’s frescos, in an unforgettable dream that Florence will dream with you and bring you great joy and an even greater desire to return.
Flora directly faces the Duomo, giving you the sensation that you could reach out and touch its magnificent green and white marble facade.

The apartment has been completely restored in Florentine style, but with all modern comforts. Flora is a charming and elegant apartment comprising: a living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a modern and fully-equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom with a double bed (140x200), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds ( 85x200) that can be transformed into a double bed. 1 modern bathroom with shower, complete the description of the apartment. The apartment also boasts a splendid skylight with electronic controls that offers you a bird’s eye view of the famous Brunelleschi dome.
All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV,Dvd, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, safe, WiFi and cable internet dsl , telephone, security door and intercom.

Keywords: Apartment, great view, new, elegant,one level, panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,4 star

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • King size beds (1) or two single beds on request, Double Beds (1) cm 140, Twin or Single Beds (1) or one king bed on request, Baby Cribs on request (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                The apartment has 3 individual A/C units - all with remote controls and all very quiet....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                The washer machine is in the unit with instructions in English provided....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Flora apartment has two electric rings...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                A drying rack is provided...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Windows in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, safe, security door and intercom...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    A local phone is provided for your use, but it recommended that you have your own cell phone enabled for Italian use before departure for Florence by contacting your cell phone provider before you leave for Italy....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    An ethernet connection is available for direct connection to your laptop and access to a DSL connection....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wi-fi is available in the apartment and it's free 24 hours with password....moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Monument View:

                        Flora faces directly the famous Cathedral of Florence called 'The Duomo' and is ever-present throughout your stay. There is no traffic allowed around the Duomo (since October 2009), so ther are no scooters, trucks, or buses to break the spell of this magnificent setting....moreless

                      Car

                          • Not Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Laundromat
                          • Cycling
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Library
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Churches

                          Other Activities

                              • Nearby Facilities, Flora apartment is situated in the historical heart of Florence and all the museums, art galleries and monuments are few minutes on foot. Tours of the Cupola, the Roof, and the Campanile of the Duomo are within 50 meters of the apartment. There are also banks, post offices, an hospital, chemistries, supermarkets, shops, live theater and cinemas...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Buonissimo!

                                Buonissimo!

                                • Guest Matt (Arlington, VA, U.S.A.)
                                • Date of stay 12/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                                We had an absolutely wonderful stay here. Luca was a gracious, friendly, responsive and helpful host; and the apartment was beautiful, comfortable, and really clean. You couldn't ask for a more perfect location! There is something completely surreal about staying right in the shadow of the Duomo and surprisingly little noise can be heard from the busy piazza. We felt very lucky to have stayed here and can't recommend it highly enough!

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                              • We'll be back!!

                                We'll be back!!

                                • Guest LD (Rochester, NY)
                                • Date of stay 11/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/22/13
                                We stayed at The Flora for one week with 4 adults. Clean, modern, ideal location - we can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this apartment. It's wonderful that it is in the pedestrian area, so much nicer than being at a hotel in the city and traffic. (Also, our cab drivers had no problem getting the required permission to drive in there to drop us off.) Yes, there are four flights of stairs, but, that added to the charm of the whole experience. We all thought the beds were VERY comfortable, which was a welcomed surprise.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                              • Great Apartment with all the amenities in central Florence

                                Great Apartment with all the amenities in central Florence

                                • Guest Raul (Alhambra, CA, USA)
                                • Date of stay 09/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/11/13
                                After reading the previous reviews, I was convinced this was the place for me and my wife and my best friend and his wife (4 of us). And, after spending 3 nights in Luca Gradassi's beautiful apartment, we would not hesitate to tell folks about this place because all the reviews were very accurate It is in a perfect location adjacent to all the activities in central Florence. It is roomy and very clean. And Luca as mentioned, is a very proud owner who takes pains to explain in 30 minutes how everything works in the apartment. But, the climbing to the 4th floor is a killer if you have heavy suitcases like us. Nonetheless, when you see the apartment, we realized the climb was well worth it. We highly recommend the Flora Apartment...much more cozy and intimate than a cold, sterile,and many cases cheaper than a hotel room. You will not be disappointed!

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

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                              • Beautiful Apartment/Most Professional Owner

                                Beautiful Apartment/Most Professional Owner

                                • Guest Eric F.
                                • Date of stay 08/19/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                                I traveled with my wife and two sons throughout Europe for 18 days. We rented five apartments along the way. Our favorite apartment was by far our stay in Florence. Luca met us promptly upon our arrival. He was very thorough in explaining everything about the apartment from the windows, air conditioning, washer, TV, door locks, and lights in the hallway . He makes sure that his guests understand how to work things properly. He even helped us up with our bags. It is very apparent that he takes great pride in owning this apartment that has been in his family for 200+ years. The apartment is very well decorated and kept very clean. It is compact but very comfortable. The view of the duomo from one of the bedrooms was magnificent. The only drawback was no elevator - so, if you have problems climbing stairs, then this is not the place for you. Outside of that, we could not have been happier in renting Luca's apartment for our stay in Florence. Upon check out, Luca was very prompt again. We settled on our charges, and he helped us back down the stairs with our bags and helped us to the taxi on our way to the train station. If we ever go back to Florence, we will certainly seek out one of Luca's apartments for our stay. He was one of the most thorough and the nicest of owners that we had the pleasure of dealing with on our trip. Thank you very much!

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                              • Outstanding!

                                Outstanding!

                                • Guest Michelle (Northern California)
                                • Date of stay 07/02/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                                My husband and I were so pleased with Luca's apartment, it definitely made our visit to Florence that much better. It is exactly as described, clean and well-equipped, so close to everything we wanted to see, and with the amazing view of the Duomo right out the windows. Luca met us in front of the apartment, explained how everything worked and patiently answered our questions about restaurants and such, even though all of that information was already collected in a notebook there for us, we later noticed! There are four flights of stairs, so those who need an elevator should not stay here, but we didn't find the stairs a problem. We would stay here again, no question!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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                              • Old world charmer!

                                Old world charmer!

                                • Guest Carmen J. (Miami)
                                • Date of stay 06/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                                Great location, clean, comfortable beds and fully stocked apartment. Luca has paid attention to every detail. He is very organized and helpful. This was our first time ever renting apartments and all I have to say is THANK GOODNESS it was a great experience! Please do not hesitate in dealing with Luca and his beautiful apartment.

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                              • An amazing & perfectly located apartment!

                                An amazing & perfectly located apartment!

                                • Guest Sharon (United States)
                                • Date of stay 05/31/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                                We stayed in Luca's apartment for three nights. It is quite evident that he takes great pride in his rental. We are a family of four adults and we were completely comfortable there. It was immaculate and well stocked for all of our needs. There was hand soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener and all the necessary cleaners for the kitchen. Luca has even created a binder filled with all the information you could ever need (including restaurant recommendations and area attractions). The location could not be beat. The view from the bedroom window was breathtaking. We walked everywhere (including the train station). None of us minded the 88 steps up. It was worth the climb! Thanks Luca for being so attentive and allowing us to stay in your beautiful apartment! We will recommend it to all our friends travelling to Florence.

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                              • Fabulous Flat in the heart of Florence!!

                                Fabulous Flat in the heart of Florence!!

                                • Guest Adrianna (Raleigh, North Carolina)
                                • Date of stay 12/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/08/13
                                We spent 5 nights over Christmas in the Flora and we loved every moment we had. The apartment has a fantastic location in the historical center - it's close to everything and has a wonderful view of the beautiful Duomo. The Flora was pristinely clean and is very comfortable with everything we needed including washer, dishwasher, space to put away our things and two great bedrooms to rest after long days of sightseeing. Luca, the owner, was so helpful and attentive! He showed us everything we needed to know and even contacted the owner of the restaurant we wanted to go to for Christmas Eve dinner to make sure they would be open. We hope to go back to the Flora very soon! Thank you Luca!!!!

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

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                              • Florence Duomo Piazza #6

                                Florence Duomo Piazza #6

                                • Guest Dev (Cleveland, OH)
                                • Date of stay 11/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 11/29/12
                                This location simply couldn't be beat for sightseeing and visiting Florence. The apartment was decorated nicely with many modern touches thanks to the recent renovation. The bedrooms and bathrooms were neat, clean, practical and more than sufficient from a space and clothes storage perspective. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to stay in the middle of Florence- with the Duomo being a two minute walk down the stairs- and enjoy what this lovely city and surrounding area has to offer.

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                              • Fantastic place!

                                Fantastic place!

                                • Guest KR (Cleveland, OH USA)
                                • Date of stay 11/14/12
                                • Review Submitted 11/27/12
                                This was a really amazing place--beautiful accommodations, literally right across the street from the Duomo, and a fantastic local host to show us around and recommend places to see. We wouldn't have changed a thing.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €150
                              €1,000 €3,200
                              Low season
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €130
                              €850 €2,800
                              High season
                              Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €150
                              €1,000 €3,200
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning fee upon arrival €50
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Rental price per property and up to 4 pax.

                              Please take note that the rates do not include electricity and final cleaning.

                              Electricity Euros 0,40 x kw (avarege price per week euros 15 in winter, 30 euros in summer)

                              Winter season: Heating included in the rental price.

                              Final cleaning Euros 50 upon arrival

                              Please contact me for all the informations about the Reservation Policy

                              High season two weeks Euro 1800 - 3 weeks Euro 2600 - 4 weeks Euro 3200

                              Low season two weeks Euro 1500 - 3 weeks Euro 2200 - 4 weeks Euro 2800

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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Aeroporto di Firenze Galileo Galilei at 8 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Train: Stazione SMN at 1 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Motorway: Firenze Sud at 5 Kilometres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1810

                              About the owner: My name is Luca and I was born in this magnificent palace in front of the Duomo and now with pleasure I propose my apartment for those who are attracted by the beauty of Florence and its history.

                              Why the Owner Chose Duomo:
                              The entire top floor of the building belonged to my family for over 200 years

                              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                              The best location in the Florence’s historical centre,


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • The Flora: The splendid skylight that offers you a bird’s eye view of the

                                The Flora: The splendid skylight that offers you a bird’s eye view of the

                              • The Flora: Dining-living room

                                The Flora: Dining-living room

                              • The Flora: Dining-living room

                                The Flora: Dining-living room

                              • The Flora: Main bedroom with the Duomo view.

                                The Flora: Main bedroom with the Duomo view.

                              • The Flora: Main bedroom

                                The Flora: Main bedroom

                              • The Flora: View from window

                                The Flora: View from window

                              • The Flora: Second bedroom

                                The Flora: Second bedroom

                              • The Flora: Bathroom

                                The Flora: Bathroom

                              • The Duomo

                                The Duomo

                              • The palace on the right corner and the Cathedral

                                The palace on the right corner and the Cathedral

                              • The Flora: Dining-living room

                                The Flora: Dining-living room

                              • The Flora: Dining-living room

                                The Flora: Dining-living room

                              • The Flora: Main bedroom with a king bed

                                The Flora: Main bedroom with a king bed

                              • The Flora: Main bedroom with two single beds

                                The Flora: Main bedroom with two single beds

                              • The Flora: Main bedroom with the Duomo view.

                                The Flora: Main bedroom with the Duomo view.

                              • The Flora: Second bedroom

                                The Flora: Second bedroom

                              • The Flora: Second bedroom

                                The Flora: Second bedroom

                              • The Flora: Bathroom

                                The Flora: Bathroom

                              • The Flora apartment

                                The Flora apartment

                              • The palace on the right corner and the Cathedral

                                The palace on the right corner and the Cathedral

                              • Florence view

                                Florence view

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

                              €130 - €150 per night (EUR)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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