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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews

Loved this place. Would definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent five days in this wonderful, classy and spacious apartment and I would definitely recommend it. Bedrooms and bathrooms on one level (and in the back of the building, so no street noise), living room and kitchen on another, and that amazing terrace at the top, big enough for a table of six! Sandro and Angela could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and generous with their recommendations. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge to start off our time in Florence right! And as for the location - wow! At one end of the street is the Piazza del Duomo, and the other is the Basilica di San Lorenzo. A supermarket is conveniently located on the same street.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille , we hope see you again. Angela & Sandro
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Loved Florence. Loved This Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I wish that we could rate this apartment higher than 5 stars. We were in Italy for two weeks and this was, by far, our most pleasant experience!

The apartment is just outstanding and fit our needs perfectly. The apartment itself is 3 floors. On the first floor, there were two bedrooms and they were plenty big for us and our two teenage children. The air conditioning in the bedrooms worked really, really well - which was great after walking all around Florence during the summer. On the second level, there was a small kitchen and a nice den/living room area with wood stove that probably would have been nice in the winter. This led up to a a set of stairs and out to the terrace. What can I say about the terrace! It was spectacular. We spent each evening on the terrace playing games with our children, enjoying the wonderful view of the Duomo and listening to classical music being played on the streets below at the restaurants on via San Lorenzo.

As mentioned, the apartment is 3 levels and has a lot of stairs to climb. The entry to the apartment itself is up 3 flights of stairs...but there is a small elevator. Just be aware of this fact if you have trouble with stairs

The area of the apartment is absolutely perfect. It is just steps from the Duomo and is on a lively street with many restaurants and shops. It's also very close to the outdoor market, which we enjoyed greatly. Through all our walking around Florence, we never felt we were far away from our apartment and stopped back frequently to rest during the heat of summer.

Lastly, Angela and Sandro were just wonderful. As others have said, when we arrived they had a bottle of Chianti waiting for us (which we certainly enjoyed on the terrace). They also had a bag of potato chips for our kids (which was like gold to them). During the planning stages of our trip, we had several questions for Angela and she was always very prompt with her responses via email. In fact, she even walked over to the train station a few months before our trip to ask a specific question for us! When we arrived, both Angela and Sandro greeted us. Sandro speaks very good english so he was the primary communicator. Before we left, Angela and Sandros stopped by and gave our two children each a small gift. It was so nice and thoughtful. Just wonderful, warm people.

Thank you for making our stay in Florence great, Sandro and Angela! We loved Florence and would certainly stay here again when we return

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason family, thanks for your wonderful words, we hope to meet you again. Angela & Sandro
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Amazing apartment with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this apartment. The view of Florence and the Duomo is amazing. We loved eating breakfast and drinking wine in the evening from the rooftop deck. The apartment has everything you need and was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks dear Lisa. Angela Sandro & Marco
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Absolutely loved it! Don't stay anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

Just ended a 4-day stay in Angela and Sandro's lovely Florence apt. It was amazing! The photos do not do it justice and the deck....!!! We enjoyed coffee each morning and ended the evening with a glass of wine with the Duomo in sight, listening to the church bells. So beautiful! Everything is within walking distance - location is perfect. The apt. is extremely clean, as are sheets, towels etc (I get a bit fanatical about cleanliness!). But what we loved most was Angela and Sandro - such lovely and warm people. They greeted us with a bottle of wine (so nice!) and as it was our wedding anniversary the next day, they stopped us on the stairs with a bottle of prosecco which was so thoughtful.

Thank you so much Angela and Sandro - it was a pleasure meeting you both and we will be back! Best regards, the Lee family

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What do we say, you're too kind. We are happy to meet you. Thank you, we are happy to meet you and we hope so much to meet you again. Thank you, thank you, for us it is very important that our guests are fine. Kisses, Angela & Sandro
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Great location with a nice terrace

  • 5 of 5

We originally rented thinking only four of our family would be traveling. All five of us ended up traveling and we fit just fine since there are three single beds in one of the bedrooms. There is a nice sitting area with a TV, a dining table up a few steps and a beautiful terrace. The location is simply spectacular. My oldest son kept opening the window to hear the bells from the Duomo. The terrace has a great view of the Duomo and the apartment is in walking distance of everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks dear Thomas
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Beautiful spacious apartment just around the corner from the Baptistery in Florence

  • 4 of 5

We are 2 couples who spent a lovely week in June at Angela's apartment, just around the corner from the Baptistery and the Duomo in Florence. The weather was very hot and the apartment was air conditioned heaven. The rooftop terrace is more beautiful than the photos show with an outstanding close up view of the Dome, the tower and the hills surrounding Florence. Evenings spent watching the moon rise over the Duomo while drinking Limoncello were magic and unforgettable. Terrace also a great clothes dryer during the day.

Angela and Sandro are gracious hosts. They made us feel welcomed and at home. They live in an apartment below and so are very available if you need assistance. I was concerned sending the deposit directly to them but there was no problems whatsoever.

There is a tiny but efficient elevator which takes you up most of the stairs to the third floor apartment but there are two sets of wooden stairs in the apartment and some concrete steps on the two level terrace, which could be problematic if you have mobility issues. The kitchen is tiny but well equipped. The 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor of the apartment so you don't have to drag your suitcases any further.

With four people touring Florence in 30 degree heat, we made heavy demands on the hot water which sometimes resulted in a tepid shower for the last in line. Wasn't really much of a problem, given the amazing location. It was wonderful to be able to escape the crowds, the noise and the heat by just stepping inside the door. The apartment is located at the back of the building and is therefore very quiet and peaceful.

There is a great supermarket a couple of doors down and the central market is a short walk away and should not be missed.

Grazie mille, Angela and Sandro, for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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