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Dante's Tower - Air conditioned - 5 min walking from Dome

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

80 sqm flat in a historic building of 1200 dC: the Donati's Tower that belonged to Gemma Donati, wife of the famous poet Dante Alighieri.

Situated on a third floor, totally renovated.

Very cozy atmosphere with tipical Tuscan terra-cotta flooring and a beautiful stone arch between the living room and dining room.

One big master bedroom and a comfy sofa bed can accomodate 4 people.

Very lively neighbourhood, plenty of delicious restaurants, located in the Santa Croce district on the eastern edge of Florence’s historic city centre.

Walking distance from the most famous museums and churches.

Kitchen is fully equipped with oven, microwave oven, american coffee maker, electric kettle and toaster.

There is a washing machine, an iron and an iron table.

Full AC, free WI FI and satellite TV.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Valentina


My name' s Valentina and I take care of guests! My cousin Grazia is the actual owner: we will be glad to welcome you to our beloved Florence !

Why Valentina chose Basilica of Santa Croce

Important historic building

What makes this apartment unique

Lovely view overlooking the piazza!

Full AC/free WI FI/washer


Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bathroom with window, big shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • spacious double bedroom with air condition
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
The apartment is located on a 3rd floor with NO elevator (STAIRCASE: 58 steps)


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Dante's Tower - Air conditioned - 5 min walking from Dome
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful stay, great location

  • 5 of 5

Valentina was incredibly responsive and friendly. She was already at the apartment to greet us when we arrived and showed us around. The apartment was very clean and spacious for 4 people. 2 of us stayed on the sofa bed, however, it felt like a separate bedroom. The apartment is very close to all of the attractions, but seemed like a quiet street compared to near the river. It was very close to the Duomo and the river, as well as restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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washington state

Perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect apartment to enjoy my month in Florence. Absolutely close to everything and the apartment was roomy and very well equipped. Loved everything about it.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

A nice small, verry proper, but pleasant appartement with everything you want during a stay of a couple of days in Florence. A cosy corner so sit down and rest your feel after a long day walk through town. The bed is good, the hot-water supply could be better. The kitchen is well equipepped, but try the restaurant just across the road - and the many more in the direct neighborhood

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for a finer apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Nicely decorated. Kitchen was nicely supplied and has everything one would need for self catering. Comfortable sitting area with satellite tv. Separate dining room with a great view of the lively courtyard below. Quiet spacious bedroom with comfortable bed. Bathroom is smaller but fine. Water temperature in the shower tempermental. Excellent check in. Greeted at the door and given a full orientation to the amenities. Location is amazing. All this and at a reasonable price. We highly recommend Dante's Tower. We felt special staying in such an historic building

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Dante's Tower - Valentina's apartment - we were a few minutes late but she was smiling and waiting for us with a warm Italian welcome. There was a fresh rose in the living room and a bottle of wine in the kitchen! The apartment is just as advertised, clean, comfortable, and within walking distance of everything. The shower floor is indeed very slippery, we took out the wood platform, a non-skid stick on would be welcome. Would not hesitate to return - thanks for a marvelous time. My brother in law loved people watching in the courtyard below.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Russell, ON K4R 1B7 Canada

Dante's tower is wonderful.

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay. Valentia is a great host, she met us on our arrival, helped us with our luggage, up stairs (there are 59 steps), showed around the apartment, explained about the hot water situation, more on that later, and had a package of information about the ins and outs of the apartment along with maps, info guides and restaurant suggestions. She also told us about her favourite restaurants. where to shop for groceries ets...

The apartment is exactly as photographed and described. It is in an amazing location, within walking distance to everything, we never took a taxi other than from the airport. There are some nice restaurants directly downstairs in the Piazza and to many to count close by. There are tons of shops (leather specifically) everywhere but a must is to visit the open air markets. The San Lorenzo market is a must.

Back to the apartment, do not let the 59 steps intimidate you the climb up the stairs is clearly worth it when you open the door to the apartment, all of the comforts needed are there. The hot water situations is this; there is ample hot water in the kitchen and bathroom sinks, for some strange reason, beyond me, the hot water is erratic or non existant in the shower. Its weird but, it makes for a quick shower and more time for more important things. Take it with a grain of salt, everything else is perfect. Enjoy you vacation/stay. We would definately return to this apartment and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Peretola airport
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella train station

The apartment is located in a lovely little square near Piazza Santa Croce.

This very lively area offers many excellent restaurants and some open-air nice spots where you can enjoy a glass of wine reading a book.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $61.9

City/tourist tax: 2.5 € per person each night until 7 days. Cash at check in time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.