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'The Terrace to the Cathedral', apartment in the center of Florence with a large terrace

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment next to the Cathedral with 4 seats, Wi-Fi, air cond. and large terrace

At fifty steps from the Duomo in one of the most prestigious and exclusive areas of the historical center of Florence, the elegant Renaissance palace of the family de 'Biffi completely renovated on the first floor with lift, rent apartment with a large terrace on the courtyard bright and well maintained and ceilings with original wooden beams, bedroom, kitchen and dining area, living room with sofa bed and equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, television LCD / LED, safe, bathroom with bathtub, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and all other amenities that will make your comfortable stay in Florence.

Alessandro Fornaciari
Member since: 2011
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is fully tiled and has a bath can also be used as a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Soggiorno - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom is a large room with high ceilings and old beams restored. It is equipped with air conditioning and safe. The cabinet, designed by the Iranian architect Yield Ansari, is very large and can contain all that is necessary. The mattress is covered with an anti-mite mattress for guests with allergies. The view is over the green terrace for exclusive use of the apartment and the bathroom is reached by a dressing that separates the living area from the sleeping area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This is an apartment well maintained and equipped with every comfort because my habitual residence until a short time ago.


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'The Terrace to the Cathedral', apartment in the center of Florence with a large terrace
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 90 reviews
Delray Beach, FL, USA

Amazing location, great apartment, terrific terrace!

  • 5 of 5

Our host, Alessandro, was waiting for us and gave us a thorough explanation of everything and many suggestions—gracious and accommodating. Lovely apartment, nicely furnished with everything we needed and the Terrace was a bonus, although it was a bit warm during the week we were in Florence. Still cool enough for morning coffee and evening 🍷! So close to Duomo, literally steps away, but quiet on our side street. Highly recommend, and we stay in apts. all over the world. This ranks up there with some of the best! The Clovers

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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San Diego, CA

Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment, literally 15 meters from the square and cathedral. Wife and I Stayed 5 nights and it was very convenient to all sights in the city. Within an easy 10 minute walk to everything you would want to visit. About 5 minute walk to bus pickup area, almost all the bus routes stop there. 10 minutes to the train station, marketplace and the river. Comfortable bed with plenty of closet space and separate air conditioning. Bathroom and shower are small compared to US, but quite adequate for the time spent. Had friend join us for 3 nights, used the sofa bed in living room. He was very impressed how comfortable it was. Nice dining area with small but very adequate full kitchen. The dish washer and washing machine were a bonus. Overall it was well worth the money.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Lovely, tranquil spot in the middle of Florence

  • 5 of 5

Alessandro has a lovely spot and wants his guests to enjoy their stay. The pictures on the web show the lovely antiques and appointments, and the location is superb. The king sized bed and quality linens let you know your experience is important. The Building is on a busy street, but there is absolutely no street noise in this peaceful home. You will also enjoy the tranquil outdoor space offered by the secluded deck. We would highly recommend "The Terrace to the Cathedral" apartment for your stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Boston MA

Gracious owner. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Alessandro is well organized and hospitable. The home is well kept up and has all the supplies necessary to feel at home

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your days here will never be enough

  • 5 of 5

It is said that Italians make the best hosts. We have certainly found this to be true. But none are finer than one Allesandro Fornaciari of Florence, who is the personification of Italian hospitality and graciousness. In "Le Terrazza al Duomo" Alessandro has prepared the perfect little HIDE AWAY from which you can GO SEEK all of the treasures Florence has in store for you. This spacious apartment, which is literally steps away from Il Duomo, is lovingly appointed with charming antiques, fun art pieces and tall windows that draw ample Tuscan sunlight. And speaking of sunlight, drinks or reading on the sweet little terrace could easily become one of your favorite habits. Alessandro has thought of everything in equipping this delightful apartment so you don't have to think of anything. For those who are visiting Florence for the first time, you will be pleased to know that Alessandro will meet you at the apartment with an orientation to all things mechanical in the apartment and many things important about the town. He has excellent suggestions for nearby restaurants and how to get from hither to yon. Though it took me a day or two to become aware of it, one of the more luxurious amenities of this apartment is its quiet nature. Just outside the building's front door are the sounds of Florence - pedestrians talking, shouting, laughing; moterscooters, delivery trucks, sirens - but inside, blessed quiet. This apartment is PERFECT in every way. We loved our stay. We will return. Thank you Alessandro! Terry and David

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment in the perfect location. Just a few yards behind the duomo, but quiet. It's a short walk to most areas of Central Florence and not too far to walk to Oltrarno. The apartment is roomy, clean, and very well supplied. The kitchen is well equipped. It even has an electric drip coffee pot! Alessandro is the perfect host! His attention to detail is over the top, with a notebook of necessary operational items along with restaurant, etc. suggestions. The apartment has easy access with a ground floor entrance and a lift to the first floor apartment. There's also a small terrace. We're already thinking about when we'll return to Florence and this apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Firenze 12Km - Pisa 80Km
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Firenze nord
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Versilia, Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

'The Terrace to the Cathedral' is located in the historical center of Florence in Via de 'Servi that connects the Duomo to Piazza SS Annunziata. The Accademia museum, where you can admire Michelangelo's David, is around the corner and the Uffizi, Palazzo della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio are just a short walk along Via Calzaioli or via Tornabuoni, famous for their beautiful shops and shopping. The Church of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce district are in the area as well as the San Lorenzo Market, typical for handmade products, the Central Market and the Market of Sant'Ambrogio for those foods. Many typical restaurants and trendy restaurants are scattered everywhere, as well as famous ice cream shops or pubs with live music. 'The Terrace to the Cathedral', within walking distance from Central Station, offers a strategic location to enjoy Florence without the need of the machine and thus make your holiday unforgettable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $3.43 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Prezzi per due persone -/- Prices for two people
Persona supplementare 10€/giorno -/- Extra person 10 €/day
Riscaldamento e aria condizionata inclusa -/- No extra charge for heater and air conditioning
Cauzione 200€ -/- Deposit 200€ return at check out after checking the apt
I prezzi delle vacanze natalizie possono variare se per brevi periodi-/-Christmas holiday price can be different for short period
Tassa di soggiorno 2,50 euro al giorno per persona, massimo 7 giorni, sopra i 12 anni / tourist tax of 2,50 euro/day over 12 years old maximum 7 days

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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