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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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 -
(107 traveler reviews)

The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo
average rating of 4.9439254 based on 107 reviews
Minneapolis, MN USA
5

Location, Location, Luca

  • 5 of 5

Luca's apartment was spectacular! The location is unsurpassed. You had the option of keeping windows open and listenting to remarkable street music or closing them for complete silence. The view was incomparable and it was easy to get everywhere from the great panini place down the street to gelato a few feet away. Every day we were near where we wanted to be. The apartment is so centrally located and if we were ever lost we just looked up and followed the Duomo. Luca was incredibly helpul, gracious and charming. The apartment was clean, comfortable and provided everything we needed. I found out about this apartment from a friend across the country and then found my BFF also stayed there. No question! Book it and do it early.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment, location and host!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from Firenze and had stayed at this wonderful apartment. Luca was a most charming and gracious host, carefully explaining all that we would need in the apartment. It was located right on the Piazza and we could almost touch the Duomo! It was very convenient to all of the sights and many restaurants in the area. We were there with our two teen daughters and it was a comfortable space for the 4 of us. The apartment had a small kitchen with a dishwasher and small washing machine in the bathroom. Luca also went out of his way to accommodate us by storing our luggage post checkout time as we were taking a train to our next destination early afternoon. We highly recommend this apartment. It was our pleasure to stay there and to meet Luca!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, centrally located, charming, two bedrooms with kitchen & air conditioning

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment!! We recently stayed at his apartment for about 5 days. Luca (owner) is very helpful and accommodating. We had an issue with our airline transfer and had to take the train into Florence vs a flight. We emailed Luca and asked if we could check in early. Not an issue and we had a taxi drop us off at the door where Luca met us.

This is an amazing property, right behind The Duomo. In the evenings, I would leave the window open and you could hear the beautiful street music being played from the street below. Once you closed the windows, it is very quite and there are also remote control ceiling blinds (helpful for the sun). The apartment is well maintained, has A/C in each room, in addition to a small kitchen with a refrigerator. There is also a clothes washing machine in the bathroom. Came in handy since we were on a three week European vacation.

Since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, Luca made a dinner reservation for us at an amazing local restaurant (Antico Noe Address: Volta di San Piero, 6r, 50100, Florence, Italy ) located about a 5 minute walk from the apartment) we had dinner there 3 nights during our stay.

There is so much to see and do: great restaurant's, gelato shops and many shops to see/visit as soon as you walk out of the building. We felt very safe walking the streets/alley's after our dinners (sometimes close to 12:00am).

If we have the opportunity to travel to Florence again, we will be staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment with a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

There is no more central location in Florence than this! The apartment is well-appointed, very clean and comfortable. Luca is a super-friendly and gracious host. We would love the chance to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous apartment with stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location! It was absolutely perfect. The place is spotless and has great wifi, not to mention the charming rooms.Thank you Luca for being such a gracious host! We found our Florence home.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Luca

Restaurant recommendations were excellent and the apartment was fantastic

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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
 
Special offer
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
High season
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
Special offer
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$933
 
 
High season
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
Special offer
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
High season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$152
$992
$3,266
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
Low season
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$152
$992
$3,266
 
 
High season
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$152
$992
$3,266
 
 
High season
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 10 2019
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$163
$1,108
$3,500
 

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 (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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