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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This characteristic two bedroom apartment is located on the top floor (fourth) with an elevator of an old Florentine liberty style palazzo. It is located in the heart of Florence one half block from the cathedral square. This is a no traffic street.

The flat has the most spectacular view of the Cathedral Dome with its lovely rooftop terrace (unforgettable views). It is situated on two floors. The entry level houses the two bedrooms (one with two single beds and one with a double bed) and 2 bathroom with a shower stall.

On the next floor (reached by a small wooden stairway) there is the living/dining area and small (but functional) kitchen alcove. There is a lovely corner fireplace in the living area.

Up a few steps is the study area with a day bed (single) and its spectacular view of the Cathedral dome. From the study you enter the terrace. The terrace has outdoor furniture and a big sun umbrella. The furnishings are comfortable and reflect the owners many travels to the far east.

We are a family of three: my husband is a doctor, my 30 year old son and I am a math teacher. We are native Florentines and we live on the third floor of the building. Our English speaking skills are fairly basic so please be patient and excuse any mistakes when responding.....thank you.

P.S. From my precedent American guest.

We stayed at a delightful place in Florence and want to let you know

about the place.

It is no problem communicating with Angela by e mail but she does

not speak English although her 30 year old son, Marco, speaks English.

The location is fantastic ! It is about a 10 minute walk from the train

station and smack in the middle of everything.

As a matter of fact, when you step out of the building you are in one

of the main thoroughfares and surrounded by about 4 restaurants and stores.

Amazing thing is that when you are in the flat you cannot hear the street

noise at all .. it is only when you are down on

the ground floor about to step through the door that you hear the street


So, you find number 11 .. press Angela's flat (she lives on the 2nd

floor and the flat is on the 3rd floor) and she meets you at the door. You

go through the old main door .. then an iron gate .. then up a short

stairs and you come to the elevator; which is amazing in itself. It is a

modern elevator but will hold only 2 people .. or one with bunch of luggage.

The unit itself is on 3 levels .. as you enter there are 2 bedrooms

and 2 bath (shower) on the main floor. This can sleep a couple in the double

bed room .. and two singles (or 3 as there are also 1 extra bed!) or other couple in the other room.

The you walk up a short set of stairs and you arrive in the living room which has a fire place .. dining table and comfortable chairs. Also a kitchen well equipped whit microwave , mini oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher washing machine.

The you go up one more level to the study; which is attached to a marvelous roof top deck with fantastic view of the Florence

sky line.

The study has a wonderful couch where one more person can sleep (sofa bed) .

Other than that .. what a find. The location is perfect .. I love all

the restaurants and shops around her place .. And we lit the fire in

the fireplace and it was marvelous .. to be able to make a cup of tea

in the kitchen .. on an on ..

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews

Amazing--a true Florence Gem.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the apartment give you a glimpse of what living here will be like. You are in the heart of Florence, walking distance to almost everything on your 'must see' list and more. The added bonus is that you are in a neighborhood, a grocery store and, happily, a wine shop are at your feet.

The apartment is spacious and clean.

A word of caution if you have any mobility issues. There are stairs and they are steep. The elevator brings you to your apartment door but there are steps to get to that landing.

We loved our stay and would it highly.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dear Maureen
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped and close to great restaurants and sites. The mattresses need to be replaced with new but we were able to sleep comfortably.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. It is in the heart of Florence within walking distance to everything.The terrace was absolutely spectacular! What an amazing view to accompany our afternoon refreshments and evening wine. The owners were very responsive and Marco made checking in and getting settled in a breeze.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, thanks for your review , you are very nice. We hope to see you again soon. Have a nice days Angela, Sandro & Marco
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Everything just out the front door!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at this apartment! The owners, Angela and Sando, along with their son Marco were so welcoming. They even greeted us with a bottle of wine to enjoy on the beautiful terrace. We enjoyed the arrangement that has bedrooms on the first level and living spaces above so that our girls could sleep in and we were able to be up and about without bothering them. The terrace is simply fabulous! From morning coffee to evening wine and apperitivo, it has the most amazing views of the Duomo. While the apartment is peaceful and quiet, literally just steps from the door are restaurants,shops and a grocery store.....and did I mention, the Duomo, one of Florence's most iconic sites! Be advised that there are 77 stairs from the front door up to the apartment (and a small lift if stairs are too difficult for you). We all decided to take the stairs and not feel guilty about a daily gelato! So glad to have found this lovely apartment and will certainly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, thanks, you are very kindly and I'm glad you were fine. We hope to see you again. Angela & Sandro
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Convenient Location and Comfortable Accommodations with a Stunning View

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Angela’s apartment during the week of Christmas, with 3 other adults (two over the age of 70). We completely enjoyed our time in Florence, and it would be fair to say our stay at this property added to our experience. Even after reading reviews and seeing pictures and the location on the map here, the view in person from the terrazza looking toward the Duomo was more stunning than I had envisioned. Also, facing the other direction are the Medici chapels and Laurentine Library. It is located on a very busy street with shops and restaurants below; yet, this noise does not reach the inside of the apartment. There is a grocery store just a few doors down. Two or three short blocks away is the San Lorenzo leather street market, as well as inside produce market, with a food court type area above. It is about a 15-minute walk from the train station, when orienting yourself the first time, and even with lots of luggage. Once familiar with it, though, it is a quick, direct walk to the station, which makes it easy to catch trains for day trips. As noted, there is one flight of stairs outside the apartment before getting to the elevator. (They helped us with bags when we arrived.) The apartment is on 3 levels, but the rooms are on the first floor when you enter from the elevator, which is very convenient. The bathrooms have larger showers than one typically finds in Italy. Another plus about this apartment was the living room. It could comfortably seat all of us at once. There is so much to do and see in Florence that we weren’t in the apartment very much. The times we were, however, we appreciated this option. The table out on the balcony was a good size as well, and the views out there, of course, are the highlight of this apartment. (When you climbed the Duomo, you could see and wave to those back on your balcony.) The kitchen is not only stocked with place settings, but also basic ingredients for a few meals you may cook. This makes using the kitchen more practical than if you had to purchase all the ingredients from scratch. Angela was easy to work and communicate with from the day I first inquired about the apartment, and she was just as warm and friendly in person, a wonderful introduction to the Italian people and culture. I have stayed in hotels and another Homeaway property in Florence before, and even though all were good accommodations, I would still check availability for Angela’s apartment before looking anywhere else, upon a future visit!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks
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Truly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I brought both of our mothers to Florence for the Christmas holiday and stayed in this lovely apartment. It was a wonderful experience - truly amazing. The pictures do not do it justice. All the rooms were comfortable, the bathrooms were just fine, and the kitchen adequate. There is a washing machine, which was very helpful, and the views from the rooftop terrace were absolutely stunning. I wanted to stay there forever. Sitting up there even in winter was an unforgettable experience, looking at the Duomo, listening to the bells from Giotto's Tower, and breathing in the beauty. The elevator worked well, and everything was neat and clean. The owners were so gracious and brought us cookies on Christmas Day! I accidentally left a package at the apartment and they so generously mailed it back to me in California. I could not recommend this apartment highly enough. only hope it is available next time I go to Florence.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April, thanks,you are verte nice
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