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Breathtaking View Roof Top Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)


Located in the hearth of Florence, surrounded by the Santa Croce church e Signoria Square, an elegant top roof apartment will give you the chance to have an overview of this magnificent city. The flat is inside a historical building, which was the house of the embassy of the Duch of Milan in the 15th century. It is situated on the 4th floor and you would need to reach it through 86 steps (without elevator), but this would only be an insignificant sacrifice compared with the 360°view on Florence that you will be able to admire.

The property develops on two levels, on the first floor you can find the double bedroom with bathroom and the master bedroom with his bathroom en suite, this two rooms are very bright and have all the facilities you need. A charming staircase leads you to the second floor, a unique and fascinating area that consist of a lounge, a dining area and a full equipped kitchen. Nine windows, that are spread all around the walls, illuminate the whole room and offer a breath taking view with two panoramic terraces, furnished for outdoors meals. All the materials used for the construction are unique and ancient: the pavements are made of Florentine terracotta and the ceilings of wooden beams. The apartment is exceptionally convenient for anyone looking to see most of Florence's sights in a short while; easily , without car, bus or taxi , you can enjoy this wonderful city , all is within max 10 minutes by walk . This is a prime location for sightseeing and entertaining, the area is vibrant but very safe and has plenty of shops , restaurants and theatres all very close. The apartment is absolutely quite, up here there are only birds singing and tower bells noises. It’s a magical place!!

The apartment is also located two blocks far from one of the best italian restaurant: the famous Enoteca Pinchiorri.

We have other properties in the same area , all very close , we can host up to 8 people in two flats in the same block , see also listings 268721 just behind the corner . .

More Details

Donatella landi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Donatella landi

My name is Donatella and I was born here in Tuscany. I’m really enthusiastic of my properties in this magnificent historical and cultural heritage such as the city of Florence. We have owned flats in this area since 1997 and we are firmly convinced that everything around has maintained its traditional Florentine style.

I speak English fluently therefore I’m available for any information and advice, in order to give you the best service for your holydays.

We hope that you'll enjoy your stay and come here again.

Donatella landi purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Donatella landi chose Florence

Santa Croce's area is certainly one of the most charming parts of Florence and with the view of the apartment you can admire a unique landscape of this magnificent city

What makes this apartment unique

360° view on all the city of Florence, all museums and historical buildings are only few minutes walking. Real Florentine lifestyle down the typical streets with nice shops, restaurants and wineries.


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking View Roof Top Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I wrote my first review of this wonderful apartment in 2014 and everything I raved about then, holds true today.

It is the perfect apartment in the historic centre of Florence. Incredible views from every window, 2 perfect for breakfast, the other perfect for drinks and al fresco dining. Best of all, they are private, with nothing overlooking them...not easy to find in a bustling city like Florence!

The apartment is beautifully furnished and has every amenity you could possibly need.

Everything in the city is within easy walking distance.

Donatella and Gianni are the most amenable and generous of hosts, Mariano the property manager is the most genial of fellows, and Neti the cleaner is most pleasant and hardworking.

The stairs at first seem daunting, but that is all soon forgotten when you step into the airy sun filled upper room with huge windows on all sides. You get used to the stairs very quickly, so they are a non starter unless you have severe mobility issues.

We cannot imagine being in Florence and not staying in this magical apartment. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to do so, and recommend it without reservation.

As I write this, the church bells are ringing and the sun is pouring in through the terrace doors. What more could you ask for? Perfection!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at this condo for 4 nights over a weekend which held a festival in Florence. The apartment was very nice with two beds, two bathrooms. The AC worked really well which was a relief as the temperature in Florence reached the mid 90's. The steps up are a work out but worth it once you reach the top floor and the two terraces. The location is central and easy to walk to all of historic Florence. Our host Donatella went out of her way to secure tickets for a local sporting event. Thank you for all your efforts!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this wonderful apartment while in Florence visiting the city. The views are amazing and the ringing of the bells is magical! We felt very much at home here,and enjoyed our stay immensely. If given the chance we would do it again. The steps are really no problem if you are a walker. The location in the city is perfect, close to everything yet private and so comfortable. A small super market is around the corner.

We will always remember our stay here, very special and fond memories:)

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Put it this way, I welled up and just about cried when Mariano took us to the top floor; the 360 degree view of Florence is breathtaking! It was everything and more than I could've imagined. Top the bottom this is a fabulous apartment. From our initial dealings with Donatella to our final goodbye with Mariano, it was absolute perfection!

I will never stay anywhere else, and I will plan my next trip to Florence around availability of this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Apartment is beautiful and so close to all the attractions. All amenities are provided for you. Mariano who welcomes you is wonderful and so very helpful. 100 steps up to the apartment can be a challenge if you aren't prepared for it, but after 463 up to the Duomo, it's nothing! Apartment is on the 4th and 5th Floor. When you come into the door, you have two bedrooms (one with a Queen and the other with two twins) and 2 full bathrooms (one bathroom is in the room with the queen bed) with a washer. Up a few more stairs to the main living area with the terraces and the living/kitchen/dining area. It's beautiful. Everything was so close to the property and everything is walkable. Donatella and her husband were wonderful since we have a little bit of a struggle getting there on time and they were so accomodating. Will definitely return and recommend to friends. Also highly recommend checking into the Vespa rental on the next block over from Walkabout Tours. Ask for Angel, he was fantastic. We booked through Viator, but I am sure walk ins are ok as well as long as there is room.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spectacular apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 fabulous nights at this perfect apartment in the middle of our trip to Italy. We were two couples, and found the apartment breathtaking. Words can not describe the WOW effect you experience when you climb the stairs and enter the living space of this apartment. The views are amazing, and the space is bright, and beautifully decorated. The two balconies are such a treat and the one that literally sits on the rooftop was the best. We sat our there every evening enjoying our wine and listening to the beautiful church bells of Florence. Really a magical experience. Mariano who met us and settled us in was a true pleasure. He made us feel so welcome and touched base with us throughout our stay, assuring all was going well. He even booked our taxi for us on the very sad morning that we had to leave this gem. We booked apartments everywhere we stayed for our 12 day trip, but all agree we hit the jackpot with this one. A true shining 5 star!!!!! We hope to be back someday... and will definitely stay here. Thank you again for making our experience so memorable

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

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high season
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay

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