SPECTACULAR TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE DUOMO

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Ron Blitch

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SPECTACULAR TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE DUOMO

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Belvedere Duomo is Florence's most beautiful location for your Italian holiday. Located literally on the side of Brunelleschi's Duomo (only 27 meters or 80 feet away), the two level apartment has a large terrace for dining (for 8) and relaxing in the shadow of this great dome, the third largest Church in the world. After an extensive two year renovation, this property is 'new' in the shell of a 12th century structure. The amenities of the apartment are as you would find in a luxury hotel suite, with a gourmand's kitchen, computer hookups and wi-fi, washer/dryer, and an elegant all travertine bath.

The apartment is on the fourth level of the building, with 88 steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival.

Spend a once in a lifetime vacation at one of the most historic sites in all of Italy, with all of the comforts of a 5 star hotel. Belvedere Duomo comfortably sleeps 4 in comfortable beds with ample storage and unique original artwork and sculptures throughout the apartment.

One step onto the terrace of this magnificent unit, and you will understand the historic importance and splendor of Italy.

If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group,please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 356182 / Homeaway 959548 .

Keywords: terrace, great view, new, elegant,split level, panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,luxury, 5 star

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ron Blitch

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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I am an architect in New Orleans Louisiana USA - educated in Rome and Florence, and have always dreamed of the perfect getaway in Italy. 'Belvedere Duomo' - meaning 'beautiful view of the Duomo' is just that place, with a very convenient, luxurious and quiet apartment with the appointments of Florence's finest hotels.

Ron Blitch purchased this apartment in 2009

After searching for an apartment for over a year, I saw this completely renovated 12th century apartment with one of the greatest views in all of Italy - Brunelleschi's Cathedral, or the Duomo. The powerful presence of the Duomo from the upper living room and kitchen (unique around the entire Duomo) is breathtaking and hard to put into words. The Duomo becomes 'part' of your Florence experience, from a vantage point that only you can enjoy.

Located literally next to the Duomo, Belvedere Duomo is only a few minutes from the Uffizi, the Train Station, the Central Market and San Lorenzo (Medici Chapel), and the Galleria Accademia (David). The apartment is a 'new' property, completed restored and rebuilt after 2 years of intensive work, including wonderful appointments and conveniences only found in a luxury suite in a fine hotel.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
average rating of 5.0 based on 77 reviews
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
(504) 452-1738 (Louisiana, USA)
Historic Center Florence
5

Works for business too

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
I stayed in the property while on a business trip while attending a conference. The apartment is everything already described in other reviews. The positives from a business traveler perspective is that it's quiet, it's comfortable,there's space to work and the wifi is better than one would get in a hotel room. You won't have the laundry service of a hotel or a gym, but that's wat the 88 steps are for. Paolo was great, available anytime just a like the concierge on an exec hotel floor and he received a package for me, so you can get things delivered if you need. If you need to entertain business colleagues or clients, it would be a memorable event for them. For the business traveler, this would be a special opportunity to break out of the ordinary.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
(504) 452-1738 (Louisiana, USA)
Historic Center Florence
5

Stairway to Heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This is the second time that my wife and I have stayed in this amazing apartment. The pictures on the website can't really depict how fantastic this rental really is. The apartment is very luxurious and the view, well you have to be there to really be able to take it all in. There is no elevator, thus the "stairway to heaven". Ron, the owner is very responsive and easy to make arrangements with, making this our go to place whenever we visit Firenze. After staying here, you will never stay anyplace else in this magical city. Just book it!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and hope you can return soon! Ron
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
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(504) 452-1738 (Louisiana, USA)
Historic Center Florence
San Diego
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Everything we were hoping for and more! Beautiful view of the Duomo and Florence. The nicest rental apartment we have ever stayed in with all of the ammenties you could want. Great location in Florence. Paolo helped us at check in and throughout. WOW, what else can I say bu we cannot wait to return.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks for the great review! And great news - the elevator up to the apartment has just been approved by the Commune di Firenze!!! So hopefully our building owners group will authorize construction soon - stay tuned for updates - Ron
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
(504) 452-1738 (Louisiana, USA)
Historic Center Florence
5

THE Place to stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We stayed at this apartment last month and wished we had booked a longer stay. The view from the terrace was great and the way the apartment was laid out was perfect for our family of 5 (3 children under 6...).

The property manager, Paolo, is always available (email, phone, sms) if you need anything in Florence, he is from Florence and knows the city well. And it was very easy to deal with Ron, the owner, on the payment side of things also.

It was worth every euro that we paid for the place and more. This apartment will help make your vacation a memorable one.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: thanks for your review! Hope you can return soon!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
(504) 452-1738 (Louisiana, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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Thank you for a vacation will never forget.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had a fabulous week in your apartment overlooking the Duomo! We found ourselves cutting our sightseeing trips short to make it back to the apartment to enjoy the amazing views. Your manager Paolo was a great resource for us as well. We have promised ourselves to come back in the future. Thank you for a vacation will never forget.
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Il Duomo of Florence
"The fourth largest Cathedral in the world, the Duomo is only 27 meters from the apartment. ..."
Ponte Vecchio
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Uffizi Gallery
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Piazza della Signoria
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
florence vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Miles
florence santa maria novella
Nearest Point of Interest
Belvedere Duomo
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo
Nearest Point of Interest
Gates of Paradise
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo del Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore

Tours of the Cupola, the Roof, and the Campanile of the Duomo are within 50 meters of the apartment

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Availability & Rates

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 1 2015
$275
$1,855
$7,000
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$345
$2,345
$9,000
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $138.00
Notes 100 euro cleaning fee is collected at check-in. An electricity fee based on consumption is collected at check-out
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) The mattress has a pillow top and a foam topper and is very comfortable, far nicer than the typical hard-as-a-rock Italian hotel bed. Most guests comment that the bed is more comfortable than their own bed at home!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The queen sized sofa-bed is a high quality Italian design with a very comfortable mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Terrace overlooking the Duomo, Views of Santa Croce - Fiesole - San Lorenzo, Outdoor Dining for 8, Kitchen opens to Terrace, Terrace is 27 meters from the Duomo!
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