About the property
- Apartment480 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
The apartment 'Florian' 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.
Florian 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.
Florian is a romantic and welcoming apartment comprising: a cosy living room with a comfortable sofa bed (120 by 195), a small and fully-equipped kitchen with a balcony that offers a charming view of Florence, a bedroom with two single beds (85 by 200) that can be transformed into a double bed. A small entrance hall with a splendid view of the Duomo and one modern bathroom with shower complete the description of the apartment.
All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, american coffee, WiFI internet dsl no cable, air conditioning, safe, security door and intercom.
CLEANING FEE: Euros 50 upon arrival ( check-in ).
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 3.00 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 68449 / Homeaway 68449ha
Keywords: Apartment, , great view, new, elegant,one level,
panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,4 star
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 San Giovanni
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
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Right where you want to be!
Location is everything in this walkable history and art filled city and this apartment delivers! The landlord was very easy to work with and made you feel right at home from the moment you arrived. We have rented over a dozen times through VRBO and Homeaway and I can tell you this is the place you want to rent in Florence. Don’t be thrown off by the 4 out of 5 star rating, I’m a tough grader. No issues, no surprises just a great experience all around. Ciao!
Right in the middle of everything
This is a romantic little place where you can open the windows during the day and see the Duomo, and watch the hustle and bustle of the street below, complete with street artists and fantastic live music. It is very close to all of the sights you want to see. Yet at night, when you want to sleep, you can close the wooden shutters, which completely block out all noise and light. It is at the top of an "old world" building with stone steps. Linens are high quality, bed is comfortable, everything is clean and in good repair. Luca explained everything to us very thoroughly upon arrival and was prompt. He even supplied a porter to take our bags up. This would not be a good apartment for someone who is mobility-challenged, as there is no elevator.
This apartment surpassed my high expectations. It is superbly located, very secure, clean & comfortable. Beds are comfortable, water pressure is good, the washing machine worked well and a fresh breeze blew through the apartment when we opened the windows and balcony door. The pictures don't do it justice. Luca is indeed a super host: from the time we booked until the day we left he was always very responsive and full of useful information. If you're going to Florence to see the sights, there is no better place to stay than here, on the Duomo piazza. Yes, there are plenty of stairs but unless you have a medical condition that precludes much exertion, that's no reason to pass up this gem. You will encounter similar--or much more imposing--stairs in the wonderful museums and monuments of Florence. Stairs and hills are part of the Florentine experience.
From the moment we met Luca and he showed us around the apartment we new this apartment was the perfect home base for us during our time in Florence. Luca was great. The apartment is located in a very central location with an amazing view of the Duomo! If you don't mind the 4 flights of stairs, which we got used to very quickly this is the perfect central location in Florence.
Had a wonderful experience in Florence. Luca met us at the apartment and gave us the tour. He went above and beyond as we added a last minute guest. He made the accommodations and we were all comfortable. The view is amazing as you can tell. It is a bit of a climb but my mom is closing in on 70 and she could handle it. Luca recommended places to eat and one we went to twice. He gives you all the info you need and is prompt in getting back to you with questions during your stay. Highly recommend this place, it will enhance your stay in this beautiful city.
Awesome property, location and host
The 500 year old apartment is very charming (exposed brick, huge beams in the ceiling), and is centrally located right next to the Duomo. Lucas is a wonderful host, and conveniently for us, speaks english well. Could not recommend more strongly. One disclaimer: We didn't mind the walk at all, but if you have health issues, you should know that the apartment is on the 4th floor and you need to walk up the stairs to the apartment.
Nearby Facilities, Florian 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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental price per property and up to 3 pax. Please take note that the rates do not include electricity and final cleaning. Electricity Euros 0,40 x KiloWatt hour from June 1st to September 30th ( I will take charge of 2.00 euros per day ) 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