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Great 2-Room Flat 2 Blocks from the Duomo!

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The apartment, named 'Gea', has recently been renovated in high detail, is located in a small piazza in the very heart of the city, just a 5 minute walk east of the Duomo. It is also just minutes from Piazza San Marco and Piazza Santa Croce. It is 1 of 7 in a 17th century patrician building, with at ground level a large entry in the style of that period. Surrounded by shops of all types, it is also in close proximity to a large city supermarket, and the fruit and vegetable market of Sant’Ambrogio. The gamut of excellent restaurants and famous trattorias in the immediate vicinity are unlimited!

'Gea' is on the 3rd floor (without elevator), and measures 40 sq. meters / 430 sq. ft. It sleeps maximum 2, is fully furnished, airy, and has plenty of sunlight. One enters into the living room with two large windows facing south, onto the piazza. The small but all new kitchen corner is fully equipped: stone counter-top, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge with freezer. There is a table for 4/6, and a comfortable sitting area. To one side is a full bathroom, with all new fixtures including a great walk-in shower. To the other side, the double (twin or king size, your choice) bedroom, with one large window also on the piazza. There is a small laundry/utility room, with washing machine.

The apartment has newly laid hardwood “Doussier” floors and is furnished in a contemporary style. Thick walls and double-glazing ensure quiet, and thermal insulation. There is central heating, air conditioning, Wireless Internet access, TV, and DVD. Kitchenware and linen are supplied. Maid service is available on request.

An independent and fully equipped 3 bedroom apartment, also owned by us and named 'Achille', faces 'Gea' on the same 3rd floor landing, and can be rented together with it, to accommodate a larger group of 7 persons. Please see our website for details. Our Skype buddynames: 'florenceapts' and 'emylina'.

Keywords: apartment, flat, central, renovated, sunny, airy
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    No dangerous fires or windows!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Again, we must ensure other guest's comfort......moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but everything is either brand new or antique and valuable, also we must respect other guest's allergic issues....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • King size beds (1) It can be divided into two single beds when necessary., Twin or Single Beds (2) They can be (comfortably) connected into a king bed when necessary., Baby Cribs (1) Available on request without additional fees....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    A 19' LCD flat-screen, with Digital Italian TV, is installed, also transmitting international channels such as BBC-World and France 24....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Every room is equipped with an independent, high-efficient unit controllable through a remote....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    An independent high-speed ADSL connection is provided. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For stays of up to one month one set per person per week is provided. When weekly cleaning is requested (at €10 per hour) the maid will take care of changing linens....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For stays of up to one month one set per person per week is provided. When weekly cleaning is requested (at €10 per hour) the maid will take care of changing linens....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    A wireless access point is centrally positioned so that signal can reach efficiently every room. The password will be given at check-in....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


Write a review 4.9
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$599 $1,798
Low season
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$490 $1,471
High season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$599 $1,798
Low season
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
4 night min stay
$490 $1,471
High season
May 1 - Jul 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$599 $1,798
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$545 $1,689
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Final Cleaning $54.47
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $217.89



-- Stays of up to 30 days: All utilities included in price.

-- Monthly rate: All utilities calculated and charged at end of stay.

-- Tourist Tax: Euro 2,50/per guest (over 12yrs) /per day (max 7 days) paid at departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: When Emily Rosner took a semester off from her studies at New York University to travel around Europe, she had no idea that she'd end up meeting the man who would become her husband, Maurizio. In 1970 when she arrived, Florence had an exciting atmosphere with the numerous anti-war movements that students were organizing. It was far different from suburban Long Island, where Emily was from. She soon found herself a part of a group of 20 or more students that would meet every night and discuss politics over dinner. Among them was Maurizio. As do many expats who arrive in Florence without a plan, Emily went out looking for work, first finding a job at a disco, and then at a leather shop in Santa Croce.... ----- Article from 'The Florentine' - Oct 22nd, 2009 The rest is history! Maurizio and I got married and had two boys, Jacopo and Arturo. In the beginning, I taught English and developed audio/visual courses to teach English to children. We opened our bookshop in 1979, and it has become a watering hole for the entire Florentine expat community, a must-stop for English-speaking tourists, and an important textbook supplier for foreign study programs. After being in Florence for most of my adult life, I still find time to appreciate the city. I often stop while riding my bike across Ponte alla Carraia, taking a moment to enjoy one of the most splendid views of the river and the city. When I am walking around the city center, I make a concerted effort to look up and notice the details of the buildings. Florence never ceases to surprise me, in all of its beauty!

Why the Owner Chose Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy:
In 2007, we decided to move to a hill overlooking the city. This was our home for more than 16 years!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The area is extremely central and lively, restaurants, bars and shops! It is also located in an extremely central position, just minutes away from all major attractions...

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • Living/dining area

    Living/dining area

  • Bedroom with huge wardrobe

    Bedroom with huge wardrobe

  • Bathroom


  • Lovely kitchen corner

    Lovely kitchen corner

  • Bedroom - window side

    Bedroom - window side

VRBO #302215

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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