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The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

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

STAY TAX

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 2.50 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 88148ha

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

More Details

Owner
Luca
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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

What makes this apartment unique

The best location in the Florence’s historical centre.

Map

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
Livorno
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
Abetone
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Versilia
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

Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed.You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Window in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, safe, security door and intercom

Reviews

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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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Perfect!

  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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We absolutely love The Flora Apt and Luca!

  • 5 of 5

One of the very best apartments we've ever stayed in. The joyful experience of living for a time adjacent to the Duomo, cannot be over emphasized. You're in the center of the best of Florence. The apt itself is beautifully appointed. It's updated and modern while retaining the classic period architecture, the bath/shower is luxurious, living area is finely furnished. Luca's welcoming manner added another fine dimension to our visit to Florence. He welcomes each traveler personally, provides help to carry your bags up the four flights, answers all your sightseeing and logistics questions and upon your departure, he arranges your taxi to airport or train and even stays with you until the taxi arrives. Luca is a warm and accomodating host. We look forward to returning to his "Flora Apt.".

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Views of the Duomo

  • 5 of 5

The views out of your window can't be beat! It is a busy area, but the experience of looking out and seeing the Duomo every morning is worth it. Luca is very professional, and the apartment is clean and beautiful! Would recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

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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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