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The Flora Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The apartment 'Flora' is situated in Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Florence’s historical centre, on the 4th level ( no lift ) of a prestigious XVI century palace that once belonged to the Ghiberti family, one of Florence’s most important historical families, with easy steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival

From October 25 2009, Piazza del Duomo is a pedestrian area with all the advantages that an area like that can offer

Spending time in my apartment is to be accompanied by the shadow of the magnificent dome of Brunelleschi, the grandeur of Giotto’s belltower and the splendour of Vasari’s frescos, in an unforgettable dream that Florence will dream with you and bring you great joy and an even greater desire to return.

Flora directly faces the Duomo, giving you the sensation that you could reach out and touch its magnificent green and white marble facade.

The apartment has been completely restored in Florentine style, but with all modern comforts. Flora is a charming and elegant apartment comprising: a living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a modern and fully-equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom with a double bed (140x200), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds ( 85x200) that can be transformed into a double bed. 1 modern bathroom with shower, complete the description of the apartment. The apartment also boasts a splendid skylight with electronic controls that offers you a bird’s eye view of the famous Brunelleschi dome.

All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV,Dvd, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, safe, WiFi and cable internet dsl, security door and intercom.

CLEANING FEE: Euros 50 upon arrival ( check-in ).


The city of Florence has decided to extend the “Stay tax” (introduced in 2011) also to private rentals (on top of Hotels, B&B and so on..)

The tax is 3,00 EURO PER NIGHT/EACH GUEST for a max of 7 nights ( see my rental agreement for more info ).

If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group (max 7 people), please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 88148 / Homeaway 88148vb

Keywords: Apartment, great view, new, elegant,one level, panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,5 star

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Luca

My name is Luca and I was born in this magnificent palace in front of the Duomo and now with pleasure I propose my apartment for those who are attracted by the beauty of Florence and its history.

Luca purchased this apartment in 1810

Why Luca chose Duomo

The entire top floor of the building belonged to my family for over 200 years and whether you're a newcomer to Florence or a regular visitor, I'm always on hand to give advice on everything you’ll need to get the most out of your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

The best location in the Florence’s historical centre.


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed.You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) or two single beds on request, Double Beds (1) cm 140, Twin or Single Beds (1) or one king bed on request, Baby Cribs on request (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Window in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, safe, security door and intercom


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The Flora Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo
average rating of 4.942623 based on 122 reviews

nice property, stunning view of the dome

  • 4 of 5

it was like living in the Duomo. Only the number of stairs was a challenge, but it was worth

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5


* This place is right in the middle of everything and about 12 minute walk to the train station and less that to Uffizi and to Accdemia.

* Felt very secure in the building (locks, access, etc).

* Two bedrooms are both reasonably sized and had windows.

* had pull down shades over the windows and electron shades over the skylights. If you are tired you can sleep till noon because your room will be pitch black.

* Luca was great to deal with us. Met us at the door and gave us a full walk through of everything we need to know and had someone there to help us with our luggage.


* It is four flights of stairs. Totally fine if your are in reasonable shape, but if you have issues with stairs may not be the place for you.

* Had a washer, but no dryer. Had to hang everything dry. There was an iron to get rid of the wrinkles.

Overall a great stay in a great location. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitehouse, NJ

Loved this apartment next to Duomo!❤️

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (mom, dad, two twenty year old sons) LOVED the apartment. Close to everything, and very cool to be right next to the Duomo. Enjoyed hearing the bells, and the soft street music. Very quiet at night. Late evenings and mornings when the tourists were not there, especially wonderful. Even in the day that side of the Duomo seemed quiet.

Can't tell you how many times we just gazed out the open window, looking at the magnificence of the building.

Luca, the owner was great! Very flexible, even allowing us a late check out, as no one was coming in that day. Very friendly, great at communication. Drew a helpful map with recommendations for us.

Apartment clean, and cozy. Beds were terrific, nice clean linens. Stairs were not an issue, they were cool!

We would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Luca!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in the Flora Apartment last week and loved every minute of our time there! The apartment is exactly as described -- beautiful, clean, and with INCREDIBLE views of the Duomo from both bedrooms and from the skylight in the living room. The location right next to the Duomo can't be beat! In addition to being amazed each time we walked out the front door, it's also a great base for exploring all of Florence -- just minutes away from the Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Accademia and so many wonderful restaurants (we especially enjoyed Il Caminetto Ristorante just on the other side of the Duomo). We also really enjoyed the Galileo Museum and the Leonardo Da Vinci museum, both within a few minutes' walk. Luca is a great host -- very helpful with questions before our arrival, with arranging to have someone there to help carry our luggage up the steps when we arrived, and even with helping print tickets that we purchased last minute for the Fiorentina match on the day of our arrival. Thanks so much Luca, we really appreciate everything! Five stars!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment and location were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Luca was great to deal with. So nice and attentive to every question and thorough with details about the apartment and surrounding location. Luca is the best!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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We will never stay anywhere else in Florence

  • 5 of 5

The nicest apartment, best location, finest host we have ever encountered on vbro. Treat yourselves to Luca's Duomo apartment. Mind the stairs. In fact, with the proper mindset you can ENJOY the stairs. You get help with your luggage. So walk yourselves up to the best view in Florence's center. And walk off that extra Florentine food. This apartment is incredible.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Il Duomo of Florence
"One of the most beautiful cathedral around the world - Santa Maria del Fiore - Few steps fro..."
Ponte Vecchio
"Amazing Ponte Vecchio "
Uffizi Gallery
"What else?"
Piazza della Signoria
"This unique square with the Palazzo vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi"
Palazzo Vecchio
"Palazzo Vecchio located in Piazza della Signoria, with its magnificent Salone del 500 decora..."
Loggia dei Lanzi
"The Loggia dei Lanzi is located in Piazza della Signoria. The statues inside are so beautifu..."
St. John's Baptistery
"Don't miss the Gates of Paradise made by Lorenzo Ghiberti"
Bargello Museum
"It was the first government building in Florence"
Basilica di San Lorenzo
"Full of works of art inside"
Basilica of Santa Croce
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Accademia Gallery
"The David of Michelangelo. "
Boboli Gardens
"The Medici's garden...."
Nearest Airport
6.45 Miles
Aeroporto di Firenze Galileo Galilei
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Stazione SMN
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Firenze Sud
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Flat - Flora
Nearest Point of Interest
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Gates of Paradise
Nearest Point of Interest
Giotto's Bell
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo del Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia Museum
Car: not necessary

Nearby Facilities, Flora apartment is situated in the historical heart of Florence and all the museums, art galleries and monuments are few minutes on foot. Tours of the Cupola, the Roof, and the Campanile of the Duomo are within 50 meters of the apartment. There are also banks, post offices, an hospital, chemistries, supermarkets, shops, live theater and cinemas


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rental price per property and up to 4 pax.

Please take note that the rates do not include electricity and final cleaning.

Electricity Euros 0,40 x KiloWatt hour from June 1st to September 30th ( I will take charge of 2.00 euros per day )

Winter season: Heating included in the rental price.

Final cleaning Euros 50 upon arrival

Stay Tax: 2.50 euros per person per night for a max of 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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