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Monument View in the Heart of Florence - Lift - Balcony - Safe - Quiet - Chic

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View of apartment balcony and bedroom from the Dome

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our Duomo view apartment is Florence most central and safest location!
Florence captured the heart of our family when my father's uncle moved here around 1920 and then opened a historic leather store in 1929. We are excited to be a part of this wonderful place . Everyday we are amazed with the beauty this city has to offer. We hope that our home will provide you with great times and memories to last a lifetime.
We would like to welcome you in our family's apartment in the highly elegant and vibrant Via Roma. The ideal location to easily walk all over Florence in a few minutes and at the same time relax at home, enjoy shopping and good food.
Literally next door to Baptistery and Cathedral (Duomo), between the Palace of the Archbishop and Gilli Caffè and Hotel Savoy. Surrounded by boutiques like Gucci, Prada, Emporio Armani, in front of the most famous Italian fashion store, LuisaViaRoma. Right at the heart of all city celebrations, processions, flagwavers, parades and the Easter cart, which take place in Piazza Duomo or Piazza Repubblica.
Step free elevator to accommodate luggage, groceries, and those needing help with stairs after long sightseeing. Completely on one level, on the 4th floor of a historic building, with a concierge and a street building door open all day. Very quiet, it is located on the backside of the building where the only noise heard is the chiming of Giotto's Bell Tower.
From all beds you can enjoy the stunning view of Brunelleschi’s Cupola, the world’s largest Dome, and Bell Tower, at night it is especially stunning. On the balcony o fhte master-bedroom two persons can stand with a glass of wine and enjoy the beauty of Florence’s Renaissance.

This romantic flat is bright and old styled, with double height ceilings and high windows with double shutters. As in a hotel suite, you will find a larger than a queen bed in the master bedroom, two comfy twins that can be made up as a queen bed in the second bedroom. Kitchen is perfectly supplied with Dishwasher and all staples. Washer and clothes Dryer is on the larger balcony, where clothes can be hung on the traditional line or machine dried. In the bathroom the shower cabin has a real marble floor.
The TV airs old US movies in the original language, mostly English, and there are Sat BBC news and foreign channels. Wi-Fi is the fastest network in Italy. On the walls Florence prints, original etchings and art paintings.

All major sights are around the corner: Baptistery, Duomo and Cupola, Giotto's bell tower just a few steps away, with the newly re-opened Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, that you cannot miss! Galleria dell'Accademia, Medici Chapels and Library, Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are just 5 minutes' walk. Continuing on Via Roma towards the river, you find the Old Bridge, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden. The sculpture museum Bargello, the pantheon of Santa Croce with Cappella dei Pazzi are 15 minutes away. No worry to bring maps, we provide local maps and guides, information on all events, opening times and tips to make you enjoy the best Florence offers to its visitors.
Historic cafes like Gilli and Donnini, delicious bakeries and best gelaterie, restaurants and wine shops abound in the neighborhood. The enchanting food halls and court of the Mercato Centrale are approx 10 minutes away.
Train station SMN is 10 minutes walking distance, 700 meters. Day-trips to Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti region and Siena are easy to organize.
NB: As real private owners we cannot accept credit cards, we do not have a commercial activity with a Vat number. We kindly ask those who would like to book with a credit card, to understand and do not insist.
Final cleaning and laundry fee is Euro 30 per guest to be be paid upon arrival.
All utilities are included: air co and electricity, gas for cooking, hot water, heating, concierge and wifi
The City requires all tourists above 12 years of age to pay a “Stay tax” of Euro 2,50 per guest/per night, for a maximum of 7 nights. The tax must be collected cash by the landlords who will pay it in afterwards to the City Treasury.
We help organise tailored guided tours of Uffizi, Accademia and Palazzo Vecchio, as well as Cooking classes and Wine tours. If you need more apartments for a special occasion we can suggest our friends' flats in the neighbourhood, which are all advertised on this website.

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 75 m²
  • Elevator : absolutely no steps to reach the elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children of all ages are welcome. Lego bricks and special baby flatware and dishes ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The elevator doors are rather small, suited for a stroller, but not for the wheelchair of an adult. The disabled should stand in the elevator with the chair folded....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Well educated smokers can be accepted it they respect the rule not to smoke inside the apartment, and use the 2 balconies....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Den

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  • The master-bedroom has a 'larger than a queen' very comfortable italian bed, exact size 195 cm long x 165 cm wide. The twin beds are 190 cm long x 85 cm wide. Baby Crib is a large Chicco crib, size 124x64x79 suitable for babies till 11,5 Kg. Sleep Sofa. The double sized sofa-bed is a high quality Italian design with a comfortable mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Very large shower cabin with marble floor and window with a view. Comfortable towel heater. Hairdryer and soap....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We give maps and information on current events and exhibitions, organize tailor made Tours of the city of Florence, of Uffizi Gallery and other museums, Cooking classes and Wine tours. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on the history of art of Florence and Tuscany and Italy in general...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD and CD player with italian opera on request ...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards. Chessboard on request...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV to keep updated on sports and international news (BBC, Antenne 2, ARD and other channels)...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell tower rise from the balcony of the master bedroom together with the top floor of the Church Orsammichele. it is very private and quiet...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table opens up on both sides to seat up to 6 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom has a powerful A/C unit with remote control. Very quiet, the cool air expands to the sitting room and the rest of the apart, which is not hit by direct sunlight...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless Broadband: WIFI is available 24 hours throughout the apartment ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The new dryer allows to get all clothes perfectly dry, without bothering to hang them on the line. ...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Printer: we are ready to print your tickets or boarding passes. No computer is available in the apartment. There are adapters to switch on yours....moreless

  • Elevator:

    absolutely no steps to reach the elevator...moreless

  • Garage:

    Agreement with the closest parking garage in the pedestrian area, which makes a discount to our guests, allowing to enter and exit the pedestrian area....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Independent heating system, each room has its own radiator. ....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Italian linens and towels provided. A fresh set of sheets and towels each week....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    We suggest that you have your own cell phone enabled for Italian use before departure for Florence by contacting your provider before you leave for Italy...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    A new Washer- Dryer on the balcony. Besides typical italian outside clothesline, 2 drying racks are provided for the covered yard balcony. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    American coffee machine with filters. Italian espresso machine, moka with sugar. We will teach you how to use and you will love it! ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All modern cooking utensils are provided, including kettle and parmesan grater...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, pots and wine glasses of all sizes ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A quiet in-built dish washer is provided together with dish washer tablets....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The modern in-built kitchen has Italian designer cabinets and a tiny window to keep air fresh....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A compact microwave oven for heating up or melting butter, with the grill function for a slice of pizza...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Table salt and pepper, rock salt, sugar, napkins and kitchen paper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Compact refrigerator with a tiny deep frozen compartment...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner cooker...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 balconies, one with a spectacular view off the masterbedroom. A smaller one outside of the living room, overlooking the inner yard of the building where bikes are stored....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 21 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$149

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$267

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Mar 21 - Apr 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$213

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

Easter and High Season
Apr 10 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$267

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$171

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED: Electricity, Heating, Water, Gas + Toilet Paper, Soap, dish washer and washing machine detergents

FINAL CLEANING and LAUNDRY: Min. Euro 50 for 1 guest/ Euro 30.00 each guest (2 guests € 60, 3 guests €90, 4 Guests €120, 5 Guests €150)

CHECK IN: between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. (If possible we are happy to allow guests to drop the luggage before 3 p.m.)

CHECK OUT: by 10:00 a.m. (If possible we store the luggage after 10 a.m. and collect it by 1 p.m.)

CITY STAY TAX: Euro 2,50 per day per adult guest up to max 7 nights (no tax for children under 12)

RENTAL AGREEMENT: fully compliant with Italian and EU laws will be signed upon arrival. On completion of reservation you will receive a booking confirmation with all details of the conversation and the terms agreed upon

SAFETY DEPOSIT: Euro 400 (or equivalent in Pounds, Dollars, Swiss Francs) will be collected upon check-in and entirely refunded at check-out, if nothing will be broken or damaged. Broken glasses/cups are NOT considered damage.

PASSPORTS: Italian landlords must comply with police regulations by sending the details of all non city residents

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.

If the cancellation is notified closer to the date of arrival, if we are able to re-rent the same period or part of it we refund as much as possible or we may consider the payment as deposit for a future stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

70 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Caffè Gilli
700 Metres
Nearest Train
Santa Maria Novella train station
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Viareggio

Car: Not Necessary

Tours of the Duomo, the Cupola and the Campanile are just steps away.

As you can see on the map, the entrance to the building is on a busy street, 60 meters from the Baptistery and 100 meters from the Cathedral.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1968

About the owner: I grew up here and I'm now honoured to welcome guests in the apartment we renovated for our family abroad, and give travellers suggestions to enjoy Florence as real Florentines. NB: we kindly ask you to carefully read all footnotes of the RATES section. We treat our guests as if they were family guests. We expect that the exceptional help we can offer, may be appreciated. What we suggest is 100 per cent our opinion and cannot be compared to anything a concierge or a tour guide can tell tourists. Hotel staff and guides are mainly driven by their hotel managers instructions and by their own economic interest to let tourists reserve tours and restaurants where they can get a profit. We have always lived in the historic centre of Florence and know 99 per cent of who is who and why and what happens around via Roma.

Why the Owner Chose Duomo, Florence, Italy:
My father bought the entire floor to be our family home in 1969. He had fallen in love with the view, light and quiet of such an unbeatable location with all comforts of elevator and concierge. Our family still lives in this property, in the larger apartment on the same landing, and in case of need, that gives you the benefit of a 24 hours assistance.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
View, Elevator and Safe Ideal Location with Medical Service in the building. Breathtaking view from both bedrooms and balcony , especially at night! You can lie on the bed and enjoy the view! Elevator: for luggage and groceries, older travellers and children, allows to come back and rest during the day Location is ideal. Safe, between the Palace of the Archbishop and Hotel Savoy. Central, prestigious, very quiet, with all comforts and Elevator. The Medical Service of Florence is one floor below. They accept all major, travel/medical insurance policies. http://www.medicalservice.firenze.it/


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • View of apartment balcony and bedroom from the Dome

    View of apartment balcony and bedroom from the Dome

  • Table enlarges and there is room for toys and high chair

    Table enlarges and there is room for toys and high chair

  • Well organized kitchenette

    Well organized kitchenette

  • Master bedroom with balcony

    Master bedroom with balcony

  • View of Dome and Bell Tower from the beds

    View of Dome and Bell Tower from the beds

  • Bathroom with Marble shower floor

    Bathroom with Marble shower floor

  • Floorplan showing the 2 balconies and windows

    Floorplan showing the 2 balconies and windows

  • Elegant and chic via Roma

    Elegant and chic via Roma

  • Hall of the building with concierge lodge

    Hall of the building with concierge lodge

  • Flagwavers in front of Hotel Savoy in Piazza Repubblica

    Flagwavers in front of Hotel Savoy in Piazza Repubblica

  • Dome and Bell Tower

    Dome and Bell Tower

  • Living room with crystal table

    Living room with crystal table

  • Dining area with balcony

    Dining area with balcony

  • Entrance with view of kitchen

    Entrance with view of kitchen

  • Twin bedroom can be made up as a double

    Twin bedroom can be made up as a double

  • Bathroom in between the 2 bedrooms

    Bathroom in between the 2 bedrooms

  • Heated towel rail and bidet

    Heated towel rail and bidet

  • Duomo, Bell tower and Dome from Master bedroom balcony

    Duomo, Bell tower and Dome from Master bedroom balcony

  • Street door of the historic building

    Street door of the historic building

  • Comfortable step free elevator with room to park a stroller

    Comfortable step free elevator with room to park a stroller

  • Monument view from balcony

    Monument view from balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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