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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 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
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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 Florence

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,

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
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
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(98 traveler reviews)

The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo
average rating of 4.9489794 based on 98 reviews
5

Fabulous place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated 500-yr-old building. Has everything you could ask for including street musicians serenading down below. You're looking at the done of the Duomo out the window. Lots is stairs, but it was worth it to us.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Apartment with a veiw

  • 5 of 5

Luca was there to greet us when we arrived and spent some time showing us around and explaining how things work. Luca seems a very genuine nice guy who, if we were there longer, would have been nice to have spent some time enjoying a meal and a few glasses of wine with. The apartment is certainly in the right place for everything, and it was presented to us in spotless condition. There are a number of stairs to negotiate to the apartment, however my 80 year old Mother and 75 year old Aunt who accompanied my wife and I managed them. Florence is undoubtedly a wonderful City and the Flora apartment is a fine place to stay, thank you Luca. I recommend the Flora apartment and Florence to all. One last thing is that although the apartment is close to the train station I recommend taking a Taxi as the pavements are very narrow and extremely busy if you pulling luggage and should cost around Euro 10 -15.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, bright, cheery, great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. The apartment is centrally located. Luca is a great host and owner. There are a lot of stairs and a great excuse for exercise. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Florence was wonderful thanks to our host Luca and the Flora apartment! Luca was great to stay in contact with before arrival. He met us upon arrival with someone to carry our luggage up the steps. Very thoughtful. The apartment had a view directly next to the Duomo and it was nice to people watch from the window

The apartment had everything we needed for our stay. I must admit, we did not cook with all the great restaurants in the area. Luca suggested a restaurant that was away from the square (Antiqa Noe') but very authentic. Steak Florentine and fried eggplant were excellent. Great time and location.

By the way, the steps did not bother us(57 year old couple) The stay is well worth it for sure.

Thank You Luca!! We hope to return some day.

Jim and Connie

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in the center of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cozy apartment with fabulous views of the Duomo. Luca is an excellent host! He was helpful and communicative both ahead of time and during our stay...even going out of his way to arrange for a taxi back to the airport for us. The apartment had everything we needed - comfortable beds, enough room for 4 (2 adults & 2 kids), a washer and drying rack and a great location! Yes, there are a lot of stairs, but Luca arranged for someone to bring all our luggage up to the apartment upon arrival...which was an excellent touch that I was not expecting. I would definitely recommend staying in Luca's Flora apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence! Luca is very nice and helpful! He was always available if we needed any information or suggestions! The location is the best, near restaurants, museums, stores, coffee shops, supermarket and everything you might need! We loved our four nights stay and would definitely do it again! Great place with a great host!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.45 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

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Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
Special offer
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$131
 
 
High season
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
Special offer
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$131
$872
 
 
High season
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
Special offer
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$131
 
 
High season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$142
$926
$3,051
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
Low season
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$142
$926
$3,051
 
 
High season
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$153
$1,035
$3,268
 

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 kw (avarege price per week euros 15 in winter, 50 euros in summer)

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 90 days before arrival date.

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