SPECTACULAR TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE DUOMO

Ron Blitch

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

Ron Blitch

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SPECTACULAR TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE DUOMO

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

Overview

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ron Blitch (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Ron Blitch

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

Why Ron Blitch chose Historic Center

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just thought we would drop you a line and thank you for such a wonderful place to stay. I travel the world (a lot for business, but also a lot for pleasure) and have to say this is one of the finest places we have stayed. My wife is a decorator and usually I hear what she would do different when we stay at rental homes. Not this time, she LOVES what you have done to the place.



Paolo has been wonderful. He introduced us to a new artist by the name of Elena Faccini and we bought some art from her. Not sure if you know of her but judging by the art we see here you might want to take a look. Up and coming artist we believe.



We also visited Gabriele Mossa whom we found through your information and art. WOW, wish he still did the masks you have in your place here. UNBELIEVABLE! We did purchase three items from him though, he is a wonderful talent and thanks for the information. I have included a photo with Gabriele and my wife with one of the items we purchased.



Again, thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay. We look forward to staying here many more times in the future. We love Florence and we LOVE your place.
Mar 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 46 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
average rating of 5.0 based on 85 reviews
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
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Historic Center Florence
5

Experience Florence at its fullest!

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the best places to stay if you want to experience Florence at its fullest. Located right in the heart of historical Florence, you'll have a wonderful time exploring this part of the city. The view from the balcony where we enjoyed breakfast each morning was just absolutely stunning. You really don't have to worry about not getting any peace and quiet because although it's located on a busy pedestrian, you won't hear that much noise from your 5th floor apartment. Have some pasta cravings? There are a lot of restaurants down the street. I have loved staying in this apartment and had a really great time, even climbing the stairs, after all I had to exercise after eating all the sumptuous meals in those restaurants.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your kind review - breakfast on the terrace is indescribable! I hope you can return soon - Ron
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
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Historic Center Florence
5

A Jewel in Florence!

  • 5 of 5
This was my second time staying in this lovely apartment. The view from the terrace is hard to describe as it truly takes your breath away. Wine and cheese were awaiting us on arrival, thanks to his manager Paolo (who is available to help with all your needs), which we enjoyed on the terrace. What a way to say hello to Florence!

We took a walking tour of Florence and I have to say it was one of our highlights! She is a doctor of art history. She knew facts that informed us, intrigued us, and kept us very interested throughout the entire 5 hours (you decide length). She even took us to her favorite cafes to grab an espresso along the way. Here is her info: Dr. Paola Barubiani - walksinsideflorence dot com. (VRBO won't accept hyperlinks)

My favorite restaurant was "La Giostra". Hands down the best meal I had in Florence.

If you want leather go to the Leather School "Scuola del Cuoio".

We had a fabulous time exploring the city and hanging in the apartment. Don't let the 88 steps to reach this jewel scare you. Paolo will arrange (for a small fee) to have your bags brought up to and back down from the apartment. And the 88 steps are no big deal if you are in good health. And I almost forgot the most important thing...This apartment has enough air conditioning to cool an apartment twice its size. It was such a wonderful feeling after a long day exploring to be greeted with a gush of cold air when you opened the door. A big plus!!

Can't wait to return a third time!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect location and extraordinary views

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is a jewel. The location on the Piazza del Duomo is central to everything. The view from the kitchen is breathtaking with the Duomo towering just over the balcony. Paolo, the local manager is extremely affable and is available to assist with many different aspects of a stay. For americans this also may be the only properly air conditioned space in Florence. The apartment was a great respite to cool off in and enjoy after a day of walking and enjoying the city.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review - there is no description in words that can prepare you for your encounter with the Duomo from the terrace, hope you can return soon! Ron
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
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Historic Center Florence
5

Beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5
Sunny and bright, beautifully renovated apartment just a few meters
away from the Duomo. A view of the old and beautiful buildings of Florence from the terrace. Less than 2 miles from the apartment were other
historical highlights - Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery
and Piazza della Signoria. Boutiques, antique shops
and restaurants were also just around the corner.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review- I hope you can return soon! Ron
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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

Second amazing stay

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time I've stayed at the Belvedere Duomo, and it was so wonderful to be back in this lovely apartment. This time I brought my fifteen year old daughter, and my sister, so that they could experience the terrace next to Brunelleschi's dome. What can I say -- it is a magical place. If you are coming to Florence, this is such a great part of experiencing this beautiful city. Paulo, who manages the apartment, again did a great job of arranging cooking lessons and a tour to Siena and the Cappanelle winery (great wine and an equally great meal). Paulo is exceedingly helpful and he really helped make our trip even more amazing. If there were a ten star rating, I'd give it.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that your second stay at Belvedrere Duomo was memorable for you. I look forward to your next stay! Thanks - Ron
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Spectacular Terrace Overlooking the Duomo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267152vb
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Historic Center Florence
5

Best location in Florence

  • 5 of 5
Wow, what an experience... My family's first trip to Europe and this was the kick off to a wonderful trip. The accommodations exceeded our expectations! The pictures do not do the apartment justice, you must see it to believe it. Perfect location, center of city all major attractions are within walking distance. Local manager, Palolo was very hospitable and a great help. If you are looking for the view of a life time, this terrace is it! We will most definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much- I am glad your stay was memorable and that Paolo took good care of you - the pictures really can't do justice to the power of the Duomo 80 feet away! Hurry back to Florence - we will be waiting for you! Ron
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Map

Map

Il Duomo of Florence
"The fourth largest Cathedral in the world, the Duomo is only 27 meters from the apartment. ..."
Ponte Vecchio
"The Ponte Vecchip is Florence's historic bridge of gold and jewelry shops across the Arno, i..."
Uffizi Gallery
"The Uffizi is the Medici's original office complex and now one of the top museums in the wor..."
Piazza della Signoria
"Built above the Roman ruins of" Fiorenza" - this is the cultural heart of Florence. Rivoire..."
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

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$315
$2,050
$8,950
 
 
Hoilday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$447
$3,000
$11,250
 
 
low season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
$2,050
$8,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$381
$2,500
$10,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $138
Notes 100 euro cleaning fee is collected at check-in. An electricity fee based on consumption is collected at check-out.
For children under 10 years old and additional damage protection fee of 100 euros per child / per stay is collected, and for infants requiring a crib, an additional cleaning fee of 100 euros is collected at check-in.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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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