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New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms in historic center sleeps up to 9 full Air Condit

This important brand new 3 bedroom apartment is Located in the 'piano nobile' of count Franchini Stappo's Palace. Built in the 'Firenze capitale' architectural style (neo rinascimento fiorentino), this property is very sunny bright and spacious, and, quite an unique feature for an historic building, it has a modern and functional elevator. The apartment (153 yards,140 square meters with 14,7 feet high ceilings) is fully air conditioned and high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy) and located in the center of Florence a short walk from the Duomo at the noble floor of a 1850 aristocratic building. A crystal Elevator has just been installed and it is ready to use. It is very rare to find an historic building in the center of Florence which has an elevator. This apartment has very luxury features such as top end bathrooms (Devon & Devon equipment), top quality beds and mattresses, quarter-sawn white oak floors in a herringbone pattern throughout, high end kitchen with marble top, very high ceilings (14,7 feet! 4,50 metres!), Washing machine and a new DRYER, beautiful rich stuccos and many antique paintings and furnitures ect. NO cheap quality furnitures. As a matter of fact, this apartment was until very recently the private home of a count of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The very large windows of the big drawing room and of 2 of the bedrooms look into a nice large historic street with some trees and classic buildings. This very bright sunny and spacious three large bedrooms property is articulated on one level only which is suitable for people with reduced mobility, it is fully air conditioned (every room can choose its temperature) and has a top speed WIFI. The third bedroom is separate by a corridor which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a group of friends or a large family with children. The house is in the most beautiful safe and sought after residential area in the historical centre of Florence. It is very close to Four Seasons hotel, next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue and the main museums and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio. One of the best ice cream maker is just on block away and the wonderful freshfood farmer market of Sant'Ambrogio just 2 bloks away. There is also an organic food shop and restaurant 50 metres away. It is a very Florentine part of the town, where real Florentines still live. It is possible to rent a private parking for 25€/day in the historic garden downstairs.

An important factor to consider in order to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Guido

Former European Union official at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1860

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built around 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

It is a great opportunity to live in an autentic historic palace of local aristocracy in a very florentine area known as Piazza d'Azeglio. Unique Bighteness, huges windows and very high ceilings (4,50 Metres!). The property is PERSONALLY and carefully managed by the owner and this guarantee an unique and fast responsiveness to the guests questions and needs. Full appliances dish washer, washing machine abs dryer.


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , very large shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , luxury devon and devon bath (aurora model)
  • The shower in the second bathroom is very large. You can check out on google the luxury tub of the first bathroom. It is the Aurora model of devon and devon (just google Aurora devon and devon)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , foldable single bed in the drawing room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , crib on demand child bed on demand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 child bed , 140 cm width each. child bed on demand
  • The queen beds of the second bedroom are 140 cm wide. There is a foldable single bed which can be placed in the master bedroom suitable for a teenager child. (width 75 centimetres). There is the possibility of having an extra crib on demand or a child bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Renters must be over 25 years old unless accompained by adults. Stricly non smokers no pets


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo
average rating of 4.9041095 based on 73 reviews

Spacious Quiet Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to major attractions. The entrance is very secure. Our party of 7 adults had plenty of room to move around. We cooked several nights, and found the kitchen well-equipped. The beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of hot water. All amenities worked well (washing machine, AC, stove, bathrooms.) We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall in Love with Florence in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 (including 1 teenager and 2 Tweens) and just spent the last 6 days in Florence staying here. It is in a great location to see so many wonderful things and places - you can walk to so much and it's easier than cabbing it anyway. The apartment was beautifully appointed. So luxurious. So beautiful. The kids loved their rooms and the "family room" became their hangout. The beds and pillows are fantastic and we had this notion we would cook in the gorgeous kitchen (ha!). We ate out all the time. We used the kitchen more like a bar to be honest and sampled a lot of local wine! There is a small store not far away - close to the National Synagogue (which we passed for days until we figured it out! - you see it from the side behind another building). There is a cute cafe right around the corner and we had chocolate croissants and americanos every morning. They are very generous with the chocolate! The trattoria just below (and just around the corner) was amazing. We had a great dinner there and the guys who work there shouted Caio to us every day! We took 2 day trips (Rome and Venice) on the high speed Italo train out of Santa Maria Novella Station and walked there easily. They were great cities but honestly we could not wait to get "home" to our wonderful apartment in Florence. You will not be disappointed and through Guido amd Ruth's instructions - we learned how to call for a cab, find groceries, use the washing machine, and roam around the town. The elevator is a great feature especially when you have tired kids and one twisted ankle when you arrive home! I know that everyone runs to and lines up at the Duomo which is amazing and beautiful. However Santa Croce Basilica was our true cultural highlight - we saved it until our last full day not realizing that we would stand there in awe and realize that Florence and its remarkable inhabitants - Michaelanglo etc from long ago - changed our world. The story of Santa Croce and the 1966 flood which destroyed so many artworks only to be saved by people who came from all over the world to help - epitomizes Florence and how it will change you. We went back and bought 2 guide books the next day to learn more. We love the apartment and we love how it allowed us to feel so at home so we had the freedom to explore, experience and learn. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Robin, many many sincere thanks fir this awesome review. you really made my day!! best regards
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very nice, roomy and quiet

  • 4 of 5

the apartment was spacious, clean and perfect for our family of 8

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the apartment! Great location. Perfect space. Will stay here again, for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, plenty of space, comfortable. We cooked dome meals at home and relaxed. Location was fabulous. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline, many thanks for this very nice review. best regards
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Great choice, strongly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as depicted on the website. It is airy and comfortable, and provides a group plenty of room to congregate and still retreat to their own space. We enjoyed that it is located in a residential neighborhood, but was convenient to all the major tourist attractions. I am a "princess and the pea" kind of sleeper, and found the beds to be very comfortable and the linens of high quality. My back felt great every day (I find that rentals are often too soft). Would stay again, and would recommend to friends as a great accommodation when visiting Florence. Guido and his staff were very helpful with information on practicalities and sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, many sincere thanks for taking the time to write this very good review. best regards
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Live like a Florentine!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, close but not too close.

Beautiful building, apartment felt spaciuous and like the pictures. Enjoyed

The great beds! Needed them from all the walking. Great neighborhood , very safe and friendly. I woul recommend for family for a comfortable stay! Guido also had great restaurant recommendations. Chiao!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Yong, many thanks for this very nice review. best regards
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
1926 Via Giovan Battista Niccolini
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to beatiful Piazza d'Azeglio and a short walk from the Duomo, (0,6 mile) in a very lively and though very quite neigbouroughs, one of the few areas very close to a children playground in the green. Plenty of restaurants, bars, bakeries, fresh food market, supermarkets, traditional ice cream makers. walking distance from all the museums and historic attractions.

Two blocks from the best fresh food market (S. Ambrogio).


Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
thanks giving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
thanks giving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
low 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $139.99

After sending the advance you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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