About the property
- Apartment1453 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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
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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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location. Great view. Charming old apartment
This was a great place to stay. Walking distance to everything but still quiet at night. The view of the Duomo was spectacular and Angela And Marco were lovely hosts. It is an old building with old building charm and plumbing but this detracted so little from our overall wonderful experience I still give it 5 stars!
View of Duomo
Awesome view of Dumo from the rooftop terrace at this apartment Location was exceptional. View was an A+.
Apartment was spacious which was nice. Living and dining area was com portable and well furnished.
Beds were not very comfortable and pillows in the room with twin beds were worn out and looked like they were filled with tennis balls. Towels were clean but seemed old and worn. Nice blankets were a plus. Compared to other VRBO this apartment could use a little refreshing particularly in the bed and bath department.
My husband and our friends had a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment in the center of Florence. We had an awesome view of the Dome and church from our rooftop terrace. Our apartment was spacious, clean and so convenient to the train station, the market place and airport. We couldn't have asked for nicer accommodations. On arrival we were greeted by the owners who had waiting for us a very nice bottle of white wine. It was great way to start our vacation. We would definitely go back!
Thanks, we hope see again, Angela & Sandro
Angela and her husband were warm, friendly and very generous- leaving wine and a snack for us. The apartment is beautiful, very comfortable, centrally located and perfect for a stay in Florence. We enjoyed the view from the terrace, the apartment was well furnished and the beds were comfortable. Just perfect.
Thanks, kindly, we hope to see you again.
Angela & Sandro
Absolutely amazing Florence rental.
The view of the Duomo from our private terrace was mind blowing.We relaxed here every night which was great after a busy day sightseeing. The elevator made going up and down with luggage easy.We tried to use the stairs most of the time to work off all the gelato we were consuming. This is practically next door to the Medici Chapels so do not miss going there.There was a Conad 2 or 3 houses away which was very convenient. We were very comfortable with ample room for our family of 5.Having 2 bathrooms was a luxury we relished .We walked everywhere and also highly recommend the Da Vinci museum which the kids enjoyed. Angela was away on vacation but her son Marco met us and showed us around the apartment. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning to your place in the future.
we are very sorry that we haven't met you and hopefully we can do it in the future.
We thank you for your beautiful words and we are glad that everything has gone well.
Ciao, Angela, Sandro & Marco
Most Amazing, spectacular apartment...
God must have made this apartment just for the view of the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo AND the Basilica di San Lorenzo. I can stop there and it should be enough for anyone to have this high on their list for Firenze rental. The picture doesn't do it justice. I can kick a soccer ball and hit it.
The landlord is top notch and very professional. Bottle of wine waiting for us.
The apartment itself is on the top floor. The 4 stories of steps were not hard at all. There is an elevator. You step out onto one of the best streets for shops and around the corner is EVERYTHING. we would walk around and tour and then we could go to the apartment for a toilet break or grab a cold bottle of water. There is a supermarket 10 feet away.
We went in the heat of the summer. Miserably hot at 95 degrees. The apartment was cool and we didn't need to run all of the AC units full blast. The bathrooms were modern and clean. Water pressure was doable and the hot water heater took 5 minutes to heat up. I believe the hot water heater was going bad and the landlord said it was going to be replaced.
THIS PLACE WAS AWESOME!!!!
Dear Michael, thanks and sorry again .
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