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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Elegant, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom , top of the line apt. Sleeps up to 6 people

Located right next to San Lorenzo Basilica, Duomo, and Medici Chapel.. Historic San Lorenzo Marketplace for great food,wine and coffee. Newly remodeled and filled with amazing authentic Italian restuarants and shops. Firenze and all it has to offer, Musuems, Churches, Piazza's and shopping are all literally right outside your door. The apt itself is absolutely beautiful with high quality furnishings and unique italian fabrics. Large Master bedroom with King size bed, wardrobe, desk and couch. 2 elegant Bathrooms and Carrara Marble Kitchen and Living area are all found on the main floor. Dark rich parquet floors , Upstairs 2nd bedroom and storage area...Apt offers ALL comforts such as wifi, air conditiong large t.v. and all small appliances. i.e. iron, hairdryer microwave etc.

Property Manager
Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983

Owned by Andrea Gallinelli but managed by Rachel Camarda

Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983 purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983 chose Florence

One of a kind, top of the line apt... Treat yourself to this special apt where the famous Sculpture and Architect, Bartolomeo Ammannati is said to have lived while in Firenze while doing the famous Fountain of Neptune in Piazza della Signoria!

What makes this apartment unique

Quite little Street but yet right in the city center.. Loads of bright Natural light, All services right outside your door..High , Italian quality furnishings and decor make for a special apt perfect for a visit to Bella Firenze


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! The interior of the apartment is so beautiful and very comfortable and spacious! We were two couples traveling together and enjoyed having our own private spaces and also areas to hang out together. Everything functioned perfectly--we did laundry, cooked in the kitchen, and we were able to have cool AC going when we needed it. The location is awesome and there is so much within walking distance! Rachel was so nice and easy to work with and beyond helpful to us during our stay! Thank you so much Rachel!!! We hope to return and highly recommend the apartment for your Florence trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Coleman! It was a pleasure meeting you all and I do hope to see you again some day. Thank you also for leaving the apt in perfect condition. My best regards, Rachel in Firenze
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A picture speaks a thousnabd words!

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing apartment clean, beautiful and as comfortable as the pictures show on VRBO! We were a family of 4 and the apartment is so conveniently located to everything...just walk down the short block from this apartment and you right in the heart of the square where you can walk to everything that Florence has to offer, even the train.

The apartment has 2 bathrooms and the water pressure is great plus a laundry room with a washer and dryer...making it unnecessary to bring all those clothes! The master is very spacious and we loved the high ceilings.

The reason I gave this apartment 4 stars was due to that the Air Conditioning is not the was wonderful in the master and in the living room we opened the wonderful huge windows that let in a nice breeze at night but I'm not sure how well it will do in the summer especially the bedroom's was very hot but we found a fan and it helped a little. Also when you have to leave the windows open you do hear the vendors at 6am getting ready for the market but after a few nights you don't seen to notice the noise from the city and after all you are staying in the city.

Rachael the property manage is wonderful she is easy to communicate with. We were late but she was waiting in the apartment for us, and very helpful in giving us information on the city and somethings we might need to know.

I would absolutely recommend this beautiful apartment but do stay early spring or in the fall if you like your place cool!

Linda & Tommy

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish Linda and her family would have contacted me right away concerning the a.c. in the upstairs bedroom. I certainly would have attended to the problem right away. It is a brand new system and should have been working perfectly.Most likely just needs to be reset.. I have always had the apt rented all summer so it hasn't been a problem previously... Yes, there is some noise in the morning due to vendors setting up fo the San Lorenzo market, but like my guest mentioned, all of Firenze is right outside your door and city noise is just part of the experience of living just 2 blocks from Michelangelo's David. We are however, getting brand new special windows put in the apt this winter to resolve that problem as best we oplogies for the problem with the a.c. It certainly will be resolved immediately..
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Perfect location, furnishings and appliances

  • 5 of 5

Rachel was always available to help

The location of the property was walking distance to all major attractions

The apartment was extremely comfortable all modern appliances and the furnishings were lovely

My kids and I definitely plan on renting this property again on our next trip to Florence

I have to repeat myself that Rachel was great, she was our favorite host in Italy.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. We are a family of four and the place was absolutely perfect for us. The apartment was clean, and comfortable. The living area is a good size with a sofa, and television. There is a dining table for four. All the kitchen necessities were provided: from dishes, utensils, serving dishes, strainers, pots/pans, toaster, cappuccino maker, stove, oven, regular size refrigerator and even the cooking basics: olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, and more. The master bedroom has cathedral ceiling, and quite spacious with a king size bed which was very comfortable and a sofa. There were plenty of closet/drawer spaces and a desk. The bedroom upstairs was suitable for 2 people. Our grown children had plenty of space. There is air condition in the master bedroom, upstairs 2nd bedroom and in the living area. The apartment was comfortable temperature-wise and at times, we were even cold (the AC works very well).

There are two full bathrooms, with large size sinks. There is a laundry room with a washer, dryer, ironing board, iron and laundry sink which was very helpful. I wish we didn't pack so many clothes. Rachel even left laundry detergent for us.

For daily cleaning and to tidy the apartment, brooms and dust pans, vacuum, cleansers and dish soap/dishwasher detergent were all available for our use - left there by Rachel.

Upon our arrival, Rachel was waiting for us at the side walk and greeted us as our taxi approached. She welcomed us with a bottle of wine and biscuits which were delicious!She toured us around the entire apartment, and showed us how to use the AC, stove, oven, kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. There was a hair dryer and hair straightener, and 3 outlet converters for our convenience. Rachel really made our stay in Florence and in the apartment wonderful. She checked on us, ensured we had the transportation set up for our daughter to go to Pisa Airport and scheduled the rest of our family's taxi ride to Florence Airport for us.

I can't say enough wonderful things about this place! The apartment was safe and quite. We traveled to other areas of Italy and felt safe to leave our belongings in the apartment. It was definitely our home away from home.

Thank you Rachel for making our stay in Firenze absolutely amazing!

James & Sheila

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oh dear

  • 2 of 5

There was so much good and so much bad about our stay here, September 2015. The apartment itself has been beautifully decorated and the location to different venues was great. The owner had enclosed the air conditioning units with a beautiful cover that did not allow the remote to operate unless you were right on top of the unit. Without the remote, the bedroom unit would not come on. I had to climb on top of the desk (per Rachel's instructions) to get the A/C working and I'm 68 years old. Across the street from the apartment is where all the vendors stored their wares and carts and the noise and conversations usually began at 6 AM. The shuttered windows were hard to operate anyway so maybe it was a blessing that we couldn't open them easily. The shower stall slowly backed up and then the sink backed up. When the plumber came he left a mess in both and I was told to clean it myself as their cleaning woman had conveniently taken a holiday. Rachel's attitude was less than hospitable but she was going through some medical issues at the time. I fault the owner for not providing her with backup. There are so many other VRBO offerings in Florence that I cannot in good conscience recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very surprised and disappointed to have received a "not so great" review 10 months after my guests left the apt. This lovely unique apt was completely restored with "top of the line" Italian furnishings, curtains and and charm. The A.C. units did have beautiful covers that have now been removed because we discovered that the remote's weren't capable of giving the comand as the beautiful painted cielings are very high. I'm quite sure I told my guests to stand under the Unit to give the command and am very sorry if you weren't able to turn it off from the bed. That has now been resolved as the cases have been removed. It's possible there was street noise as the apt is located right off Piazza San Lorenzo which allows for the great location in the heart of the city. As for the drains getting backed up, this must have slipped by the cleaning lady as she always does a perfect job. I called the plumber immediately and had the problem taken care of as soon as possible. My apologies for the problems but I really do my utmost to make sure all my apt's are in perfect shape. I have 4 listings and this is the very first negative review in the 8 years that I've been listing with ...Again my apologies for the inconviences. Best regards, Rachel
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to stay in this beautiful apartment for five weeks, sometimes on my own but mostly with other family members, ranging in age from early 30's to mid-70's. Everyone loved it. The apartment is located in a very old building (Ammannati lived there) but the unit itself has been beautifully renovated, retaining its charm while providing all the modern conveniences and comfort anyone could want. The location is perfect, tucked away on a short street with no shops and practically no traffic, but less than a five minute walk to the the Mercato Centrale, good restaurants and great shopping. Almost all of the major historical sites and museums are within easy walking distance. The train station is nearby. We used the apartment as our base to explore Tuscany, staying at several other nice places, but we were always glad to get back to our Firenze home. The property manager, Rachel Camarda, was great. She responded very quickly to all my questions both before we arrived and during our stay and helped to arrange taxis as family members departed for home. I stayed on for a few days and on the day I left she bicycled over to help me with my luggage. Thanks Rachel, you are the best.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Peretola Florence city center airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Ugolino- Chianti
Nearest Train
500 Metres
S.M.N. Train station in Firenze
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Al- Firenze - Roma
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio- Versilia
Car: not necessary

All services are located at your finger tips! The New San Lorenzo Marketplace allows for great food shopping. San Lorenzo Church and Medici Chapel , Duomo, and Michelangelo's David all 5 minute walk from Apt.


Rates & Availability

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final cleaning fee $75

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Minimum stay of 5 night... Maximum of 5 people

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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , white italian tiles in both bathrooms..
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Second Elegant white Italian tiled full bathroom
  • 2 elegant bathrooms both with large showers and thermostate regulated faucets. toilet and B-day Both bathrooms are done in Italian white tiles
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Large Glamoruos Master Bedroom with King size bed, Wardrobe - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs, 2 single beds or 1 queen size bed with wardrobe
  • Master bedroom, wardrobe, large desk and couch. 2nd upstairs bedroom - 2 singles Fold out double couch bed in living area
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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