GREAT LOCATION NEAR DUOMO-SUNNY-CHEERFUL-STYLISH-CHARMING-WELCOME GOODY BASKET

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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GREAT LOCATION NEAR DUOMO-SUNNY-CHEERFUL-STYLISH-CHARMING-WELCOME GOODY BASKET

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Italy Perfect Winner Trip Advisor-FlipKey’s Award of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Top Florence Specialist 2012 & 2013. Travel + Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star 2013, 2014, BBB A+

NOTE: We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is kept up to date. 4-person discount is available on the italyperfect website or please contact us for quote. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

Freshly remodeled, sunny apartment in the historic center provides walkability to the sites. The top floor position yields lots of light, making it a cheerful, pleasant apartment.

Location

Located near Piazza San Lorenzo it's an easy walk to the Duomo, the train station, the Church of San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels. The Mercato Centrale nearby offers vast varieties of Italian food specialities, cheeses, hand made pasta, artisan olive oils and fresh fruits and vegetables.

This is a very central location so you can be back 'home' within a matter of minutes from most of the historic center sites. The neighborhood has many convenient shops, there is a small supermarket within 2 blocks, a mom-and-pop grocer, a pizzeria, several restaurants, a pharmacy and a bakery within one block.

Exterior

The building is small with only two apartments per floor. The Solare apartment has an enviable top-floor position, commanding all three windows across the top floor of the building.

Interior

The building dates back to the 15th century so the building's stairwell shows some wear, with old stone steps that have been well used for centuries. It's not an impressive entrance, there are no architectural details or adornments since this was, and still is, a working class neighborhood. The apartment is on the 3rd floor Italian/4th floor US designation. There are 66 steps and no elevator. The greeter will help you carry your luggage up on arrival.

As you reach the top floor a skylight over the stairwell admits light. On each floor the residents have put personal, neighborly touches on their front door or a little flower pot next to their door, so it feels homey and welcoming compared to a large, bustling impersonal apartment building.

A special feature that delights are the nice views from the windows in the living room and bedroom. Gaze out at timeless views of the distant hills that surround Florence. It's a bright, pleasant apartment.

The living room, bedroom and hallway have parquet wood floors, easy on the feet. The living room is cozy, with wood bookshelves, flat screen TV, IPod dock, multistandard DVD player with a small selection of English language DVDs. A comfy sofa and two arm chairs provide comfortable seating for four people. There is a pull-down double size Murphy bed in the living room. During the day it folds up flat behind the sofa. Since it is double size it's best suited for one adult or two young children. The living room door can be closed off, if you use the pull-down bed, a feature we appreciate so that guests in the bedroom can get up and move about the apartment without waking up other members of their travel party sleeping in the living room.

The bedroom has a queen size bed with a comfortable, good quality mattress. A large, handsome armoire provides good clothing storage space. Here too you can enjoy views across rooftops towards the hills. Night stands with small reading lamps are on either side of the bed.

The bathroom has a fully enclosed shower with adjustable sprayer and also a fixed rain style shower head. The shower stall is standard Italian size, but a bit small by U.S. standards. Plenty of natural light too from the window as well as good lighting over the medicine cabinet mirror.

The newly remodeled kitchen is delightful. It has a window facing the light well with a flower box, a nice touch. Full size refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, all amenities and thoughtfully appointed with pots, pans, utensils. The dining table is positioned in front of the kitchen window and can seat four people. It's a pleasant spot for eating and the table also provides good work surface for catching up on emails since apartment has free WiFi.

WE ADHERE TO A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM BOOKING PERIOD.

Pricing: We have done our very best to fit our pricing into the 'Book It' and ‘Detailed Price’ rate system provided by this advertisement, but the results aren’t precise. For example, their system doesn’t count children as guests and we do. Their currency conversion calculation is usually wrong. Consequently, we apologize that we have to say that the price provided by this advertisement is just an estimate. Please contact us for an exact price quote and you can find our prices on the ItalyPerfect website linked into this ad in the Links for More Information. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, check, wires. Email reservations@italyperfect.com or call 888.308.6123 for a quote.

Keywords: Florence Vacation Rental Apartment, Florence Holiday Flat, Florence Italy Apartment

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
The Solare apartment was the most comfortable place we stayed during our three week visit to Italy. Our greeter was so friendly, accommodating and helpful that it made our first visit to Florence relaxing and stress free. We certainly got our daily exercise climbing the three flights of stairs! The location was convenient with the Galleria dell'Accademia just two blocks away. If you see nothing else in Florence, you must see Michelangelo's David. Also, visit the house where Michelangelo once lived which is now Museo di Casa Buonarroti. If you go left from the apartment headed towards Mercado Centrale, the neighborhood a little dicey. However, Trattoria ZaZa is nearby in that area which is a good place for lunch, light snack or dinner. If you go left from the apartment, the neighborhood is definitely more upscale, especially Via Cavour going south towards the Duomo. For the best view and food in Florence, located next to the Arno River, overlooking Ponte Vecchio go to The Golden View. They have a variety of restaurants: formal dining, seafood, bar with jazz and a casual space for light breakfast and snacks. Italy Perfect is terrific!
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This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love Italy as much as we do. We offer online booking and a variety of payment options: VISA, MasterCard, check, wire or cash. We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian. Please call our toll free number 1-888-308-6123, or email us for additional information or if you are ready to reserve. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

We like the excellent location, proximity to the historic sites and restaurants. It is a sunny and cheerful apartment, very comfortable.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LOVELY HOME IN LOVELY FLORENCE

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I spent four beautiful days in the Solare apartment in Florence. We were met, as arranged, by the owner who was gracious, helpful and left us a generous welcome gift of Italian treats. The apartment is very well appointed and clean. It is well located, close to the centre of Florence. There are guide books and a lovely collection of art books. It is a welcome refuge after a day of sight seeing! The stairs are a bit daunting, but you only climb them once with your luggage
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest, we hope you return soon. Lisa & the Italy Perfect Team.
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San Diego
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PERFECT FOR US!

  • 5 of 5
We totally enjoyed our stay at Solare and can't think of one negative thing to say about the property. First, we loved the location. We drove into Florence and were able to park our car in a garage just around the corner, very convenient. The central market was a highlight of Florence for us and it too is only a two block walk away. Being able to stop by there and pick up the most beautiful vegetables, fresh pasta and meats or fish was such a treat. Plus if you are not a cook there are great restaurants literally a stone's throw away. The owner must be a designer because the her home was charming, spotless, very well appointed and extremely comfortable. I felt like I was staying in a close friend's home. She had provided us with enough groceries to fix a meal the first night there. Don't be concerned about the stairs unless you normally never take stairs. I am in my 60's and didn't have a problem at all. On our next trip to Florence, we will definitely stay here. Thanks to the owner for such a lovely stay.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Center Florence
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PERFECT APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we selected this apartment all went perfectly! Emails answered immediately and an easy and smooth booking process Apartment was picture perfect, clean, well maintained, charmingly decorated and well equipped! What more could you ask for! Welcome basket upon arrival was such a nice touch. Everything was top notch! Thank you to Lori and Chiara, you guys are awesome!
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Memphis, TN
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SPLENDID FLORENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Florence was marvelous. Solare apartment was nice, clean. Greeter was very accommodating and polite. Location was central and easy to walk everywhere. Apartment is just as pictured in the photos. We were delighted with our entire experience working with Italy Perfect. We also rented their Rome Novello apartment listing 328406. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your stays in both Florence and Rome. We sincerely enjoyed working with you and hope you will come back again soon! Lisa and the Italy Perfect Team
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WONDERFUL SPOT

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived the owner was there to personally greet us. Very gracious and bent over backwards to show us the unit and how it all worked. Her unit is very clean. You can tell she has put alot of thought into refurbishing the apartment and making it very comfortable. The location is perfect, just a block or so to the Central Market and not much further to the Duomo and Accadamia.We are VRBO members and are very aware of presentation,cleanliness etc.This unit is great and we would recommend it to anyone 100%. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Solare is the perfect choice if you want a sunny, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean, comfortable, well equipped accommodation within walking distance of just about everything you want to see and do in Florence. The owner is a wonderfully warm, thorough and extremely helpful woman whose primary concern is that of the comfort of her guests. She welcomed me with a generous gift basket of Tuscan "goodies" which was unexpected and sincerely appreciated. I felt very safe here and loved the sense of being part of the neighborhood - especially visiting the little cafe next door in the morning for cappucino. Yes, the apartment is on the top floor and making it up 4 flights of stairs at the end of a long day can be daunting but the reward at the top is worth the effort! I would recommend Solare to anyone looking for an economical (not to mention spacious and comfortable) alternative to an expensive hotel room. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with me, Chiara. It was, by far, one of the best vacations I've ever had.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm remarks, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Solare apartment!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
San Lorenzo Church & Mercato Centrale
Nearest Point of Interest
Medici Chapels
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Uffizi Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia - The David
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Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 16 2014
4 night minimum stay
€115
€740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€125
€810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

4 nite supplement note* €80.00
Service Cost €100.00
Notes *4 nite stay supplement, remove for longer stays. The prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the official rates on our website: http://www.italyperfect.com/florence-duomo-apartment/solare.html
Do not trust the currency conversion calculation of Homeaway. The only valid price is the Euro price displayed on our Italyperfect website. Children count as as guests, not free.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully enclosed shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Crib and high chair upon request, Murphy Beds (1) Double size pull down Murphy Bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
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