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New charming and private apartment at Florence Duomo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 530 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2 to 4, very centrally located, private, quite and safe.

Divina is a brand new apartment.

The building is in Via del Proconsolo n. 9 and is one of the oldest in town; the unit is right on the 1st floor, very easy to get to. It overlooks a small courtyard, so it's also very private and secure. It can accommodate up to 3/4 people, thanks to a double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Both beds are queen sized.

Furniture is elegant and high quality; colours are very comfortable, going from dove-grey to ivory and pearl. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances; tableware is Richard-Ginori Italian china, one of the most precious brand in the world. You will find computer hookups, wi-fi, washing machine and separate clothes dryer.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower suitable for two and has color therapy to revitalize body and mind. Hair-dryer and hair-straightener are of course provided.

The apartment hosts amazing paintings by an emerging artist from Florence and represent mythological and classical images edited in a gorgeous modern twist.

Assistance is daily provided by the manager -Paolo- and his crew. All of them speak fluent English and can offer you several additional services to make your visit even more special.

Thanx to its strategic location, Divina will allow you to experience the historic splendor of Italy and the pleasure to get back home in a cozy and charming unit with no time constraint at all.

This is a non-smoking residence.

More Details

Property Manager
Paolo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Paolo

I was born and raised in Florence, proud of my heritage. By the way: my last name is exactly... "Fiorentini" !

I have been working as a manager for many years and in many fields; since 2003 I also manage my lightware store ( located right close to Divina) together with my wife Sonia.

We have two lovely children, Allegra and Cosimo and we enjoy life in Florence!

I lived abroad - especially in US - for long time and had the lucky opportunity to deal with people of all nationalities; I have countless friends all around the world actually...so I pride myself in easily relating to anyone and being very empathic.

But my real home is Tuscany and I am focusing on creating unique and cozily accomodations and planning tailor-made Italian experiences.

I am fluent in American English and, as a proud Florentine, I love to be hospitable and take care of travelers in order to make their holidays to Italy as much magical as possible! I look forward to meeting YOU!!! :-)

Paolo purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Paolo chose Florence

The downtown location at Duomo represents for me the REAL Italian culture. I always feel surrounded by art: Giotto, Brunelleschi, Dante and Leonardo are still alive here! Can't find another place like this.

What makes this apartment unique

Within walking distance (so no car!!) my guests can find all the major sites and piazzas: the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, the Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza Santa Croce, our renovated San Lorenzo Market. You can also visit great stores: i.e.: the Richard Ginori shop, the Florentine China brand renowned all over the world, is just two steps from Divina.

You will walk along the very same streets where the most important Renaissance artists used to: Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo.

Don’t miss a visit to the church of San Miniato al Monte and the breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo! You can begin your “climb” at Piazza Ferrucci

Nearby Divina you can find plenty of food stores, gelaterias, bakeries, pizzerias where you can buy all the delicacies you need for a delicious dinner at home. Or, if you prefer, you can take a stroll to one of the many typical Tuscan or international restaurants. I know many I can recommend!

Few steps from Divina you can also reach many terrace bars with a view where you can spend a wonderful aperitive-time before dinner... you will love them all and I'll be happy to show them to you on the map at check in.

Aren't these unique benefits?

Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed. It has a walk-in shower, which is very confortable and... suitable for two people; you can also enjoy color therapy to revitalize body and mind. Just a note for people who may need more space in the bathroom: the dimensions are 3 ft large (1 mt) and 19 ft long (6 mt). There is a vacuum system of new generation that very well replaces windows. Soft bath towels are provided, as well as hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed. Soft matress and ergonomic wooden slat frame. 100% cotton linens are provided. The unit offers a cozy queen-sized sofa-bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
CHECK-IN time is at 3 pm - CHECK-OUT time is at 10 am ELECTRICITY COST: starting Sep. 1st 2015, we apply a flat "electricity" fee of € 10,00 per night-stay, which covers consumption of A/C, gas, hot water (+ toilet paper, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher) DAMAGES: we chose not to add any refundable damage deposit. If any major damage happens, we will discuss it together on site. We would appreciate if our guests would kindly leave the apartment as they found it. The manager is in charge of assisting guests with several EXTRA SERVICES upon request, such as: - welcome basket at arrival (wine, cheese selection, seasonal fruit) - grocery stocking - personal driver - private transfer service from/to airport - fully licensed tourist guide (high level) - Tuscany tours in the Chiantiside (Siena, Montalcino etc) - private cooking classes (Florentine cuisine, finger food classes) - wine&cheese tasting sessions - in-apartment Chef (menu gourmet) - baby-sitting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

New charming and private apartment at Florence Duomo
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
Monterey Bay area, California
5

Lovely updated property ideally located close to the Duomo

  • 5 of 5

You want to stay here. Paolo was a very accommodating host and assisted us with other aspects of our stay also. Appropriately sized apartment ideally located near the Duomo, Academia and Uffizi. Cared for it lovingly as it is in pristine condition, would move in if I could.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for the lovely review. It is pleasure to host guests like you at Divina, as you have been treating the property as your home. Thank again.
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5

Beautiful apartment with perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect for two! Comfortable and modern furnishings, high-end features in both the kitchen and bathroom. Paolo is the best, take any recommendation he offers!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for honouring Divina apartment with this gorgeous review. The apartment is perfect for two but very suitable for four adults as well, especially since we renovated the pullout couch: it has a super comfortable 18 cm high bed mattress, generous volumes and sustained seating, it's perfect for relaxing every day, both as a sofa and as a bed. So....we'll be waiting to host you again at Divina with your family and assist you to get the best out of your stay. Thanx again.
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5

Very clean and Convenient Location!

  • 5 of 5

Paolo was very friendly and offered great resteraunt suggestions. Very easy to see everything from that location. Super clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your good review is much appreciated. The "super clean" feature is something I pay close attention to and I expect my clients to feel neat and tidy as they are their own home. Thanx a lot. Hope to host again soon at Florence Divina!
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5

For couples it's simply perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Other than the narrow bathroom(if you are over 6'2" you may have issues with it) this place is perfect and the owner Paulo is the ultimate host. He has great dinner recommendations such as Osteria delle Brache and more. He takes care off all of your needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so kind to me. I love Divina and my job. Your feedback makes sense: the bathroom is well designed with a big and confortable shower but... it could be considered narrow for people who physically need more space in it. Here are the dimensions: 3 ft large (1 mt) and 19 ft long (6 mt). Thanx, this helps me a lot to improve on the property details for my future guests. Hope to welcome you back soon at Florence Divina, then! Warm regards, Paolo
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5

Paolo is a great host. The apartment is very comfortable, modern and clean. Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Florence(Firenze) is a fabulous city. Art and architecture..Wow!!! Paolo's apartment was perfect for our visit. Comfortable, clean and modern. Thanks Paolo for letting us share your Firenze apartment at the "doorstep" of the Duomo.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad whenever I realise that Divina answers guests expectations and needs! Thanx for your nice words, hope to host you back again very soon.
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Holley, New York, USA
5

DIVINA was absolutely divine!!!

  • 5 of 5

DIVINA was the perfect place to spend our time in Firenze. The owner, Paolo, warmly welcomed us and gave us all of the pertinent information regarding the apartment and the location. The apartment was spotless and just as pictured. The kitchen was equipped with great appliances, a very nice set of pots and pans, nice matching dishes and all of the utensils needed to cook. Not that I cooked because there are so many fantastic restaurants in Florence! The location is perfect. When you exit the apartment onto Via del Proconsolo, turn left and you'll arrive at the Duomo in less than 3 minutes; turn right and you will head towards the river. Every place was so walkable and easy to navigate! The Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10 minute walk from the apartment. We traveled to Italy to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary which was the Sunday we were in Florence. Paolo was so sweet and made our dinner reservation at a fabulous restaurant, Giostra, which also happens to be his wife's favorite. You can't go wrong with DIVINA!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is so much sweet and polite that I cannot stop reading it again and again. Thank you very much indeed. I appreciate your kind words. Hope to host you again for your next anniversary and even before! Divina will make you enjoy the space and amenities only a lovely home can offer. Thanx again and take care!
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci airport)
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Versilia Riviera
Car: not necessary

Divina apartment is Florence's perfect location to experience all historical attractions within walking distance.

Exact adress is via del Proconsolo n. 9: it will be a big plus to have the Duomo a few steps down the street and get to Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce in a while ! Restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, leather goods stores, market and supermarket are nearby. Divina should be on everyone's bucket list!

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Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Mar 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
Low Season 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
High Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
Low Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
High Season 2017-2018
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
Low Season 2018
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
High Season 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
Low Season 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$163
 
 
High Season 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
Low Season 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$163
 
 
High Season 2018-2019
Dec 1 2018 - Jan 10 2019
3 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Flat cleaning fee $93.17

CHECK-IN time is at 3 pm - CHECK-OUT time is at 10 am

ELECTRICITY COST: starting Sep. 1st 2015, we apply a flat "electricity" fee of € 10,00 per night-stay, which covers consumption of A/C, gas, hot water (+ toilet paper, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher)

FLORENCE CITY TAX: at check in we collect the city tax which is € 2,50 euros per day, per guest. This is a new requirement for all hotels and rentals and should be paid in euros. (example: 4 guests for 3 night is 10 euros (,2,5 x4) x 3 nights = 30 euros). This must be calculated only for the for the first seven consecutive days, excluding children under 12 years.

DAMAGES: we chose not to add any refundable damage deposit. If any major damage happens, we will discuss it together on site. If the apartment is left with excess trash, the manager will collect an additional cleaning fee at check out. We would therefore appreciate if our guests would kindly leave the apartment as they found it and help us to keep it in top condition. Thanx in advance for understanding.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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