FLORENCE ROOFTOP TERRACE APARTMENT VIEW OF CATHEDRAL DOME

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FLORENCE ROOFTOP TERRACE APARTMENT VIEW OF CATHEDRAL DOME

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This characteristic two bedroom apartment is located on the top floor (fourth) with an elevator of an old Florentine liberty style palazzo. It is located in the heart of Florence one half block from the cathedral square. This is a no traffic street.

The flat has the most spectacular view of the Cathedral Dome with its lovely rooftop terrace (unforgettable views). It is situated on two floors. The entry level houses the two bedrooms (one with two single beds and one with a double bed) and 2 bathroom with a shower stall.

On the next floor (reached by a small wooden stairway) there is the living/dining area and small (but functional) kitchen alcove. There is a lovely corner fireplace in the living area.

Up a few steps is the study area with a day bed (single) and its spectacular view of the Cathedral dome. From the study you enter the terrace. The terrace has outdoor furniture and a big sun umbrella. The furnishings are comfortable and reflect the owners many travels to the far east.

We are a family of three: my husband is a doctor, my 28 year old son and I am a math teacher. We are native Florentines and we live on the third floor of the building. Our English speaking skills are fairly basic so please be patient and excuse any mistakes when responding.....thank you.

P.S. From my precedent American guest.

' We stayed at a delightful place in Florence and want to let you know

about the place.

It is no problem communicating with Angela by e mail but she does

not speak English although her 28 year old son, Marco, speaks English.

The location is fantastic ! It is about a 10 minute walk from the train

station and smack in the middle of everything.

As a matter of fact, when you step out of the building you are in one

of the main thoroughfares and surrounded by about 4 restaurants and stores.

Amazing thing is that when you are in the flat you cannot hear the street

noise at all .. it is only when you are down on

the ground floor about to step through the door that you hear the street

noise.

So, you find number 11 .. press Angela's flat (she lives on the 2nd

floor and the flat is on the 3rd floor) and she meets you at the door. You

go through the old main door .. then an iron gate .. then up a short

stairs and you come to the 'elevator' which is amazing in itself. It is a

modern elevator but will hold only 2 people .. or one with bunch of luggage

.. and is accessed by a key that Angela gives you ..

The unit itself is on 3 levels .. as you enter there are 2 bedrooms

and 2 bath (shower) on the main floor. This can sleep a couple in the double

bed room .. and two singles (or 3 as there are also 1 extra bed!) or other couple in the other room.

The you walk up a short set of stairs and you arrive in the living room which has a fire

place .. dining table and comfortable chairs. Also a kitchen well equipped whit microwave , mini oven fridge/freezer dishwasher washing machine.

The you go up one more level to the 'study' which is

attached to a marvelous roof top deck with fantastic view of the Florence

sky line.

The study has a wonderful couch where one more person can sleep (sofa bed) .

Other than that .. what a find. The location is perfect .. I love all

the restaurants and shops around her place .. And we lit the fire in

the fireplace and it was marvelous .. to be able to make a cup of tea

in the kitchen .. on an on ..'

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.5
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p33401vb
Historic Center Florence
Santa Rosa, CA
5

HOLY COW--LOOK OUT THE WINDOW!

  • 5 of 5
I'm one that needs to have my bearings, and spent time with a map figuring out where everything was before we arrived. As we went up to the apartment, I'm wondering, "Where is the Duomo from here?" Then when Sandro showed us the terrace--wow, it's just right there!! The apartment is just as listed and depicted in the photos. We used the elevator for luggage and occasionally when we were just dog-tired, but otherwise took advantage of the steps. The place is well-maintained, clean, and well appointed. We were so pleased to have a nice place to start and end each day--and quiet, too. Angela and Marco kept in contact with us and Sandro introduced us to the apartment and provided advice on local sights. The kitchen was modern and the manual for the washer was right there (you read Italian, don't you?). There is a modern market a few doors down--not as charming as the little shops we were used to, but well stocked with everything you might need, including some pre-made dishes. Our taxi driver was a bit flustered when we gave him the address, because you can't drive down Via Borgo San Lorenzo--he apologized and dropped us at the piazza--a short walk to the apartment. The restaurant right next door is fantastic (Giannino in San Lorenzo)-we had dinner there two nights! The Duomo and associated sights are right there, the Ufizzi just a short walk towards the river across Piazza Vecchio. If you are scientifically inclined, visit the Galileo museum on the river by the Ufizzi. There's quite a view of the river and Ponte Vecchio there as well. Piazza Vecchio is full of statuary and lively, and the bars and restaurants command a hefty price for refreshment. Given the atmosphere, it's appropriate! The accademia is a few blocks away-you must see David. We recommend the Firenze Card. It costs a bit, but you get into these things quickly and if inclined can take tour buses around the city-worth the cost. We had a great time in Florence and at this apartment and will recommend to our family and friends. If we return to Florence, it will be our first choice!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p33401vb
Historic Center Florence
Portland, Oregon USA
5

MAGICAL VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone. Angela and her family are delightful, willing to help any way possible. It is a homey apartment, very relaxing and comfortable. The terrace and view are extraordinary being 1/2 block from the Duomo. One can walk to every historical site. San Lorenzo outdoor market is 1 block for great bargain clothes/gift shopping. Mercato Centrale is 3 blocks for the largest food market in Florence. Everything about the apartment and location description is accurate and great. But the best part is starting the day with breakfast on the terrace and ending it with a glass of wine watching the sunset glow on the Duomo and then the beautiful lights come on. We look forward to returning soon!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
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Historic Center Florence
mexico city
5

EL LUGAR PERFECTO EN FLORENCIA

  • 5 of 5
Magnifica vista de terraza, perfecta localizacion, espacio acogedor, limpio y bien cuidado y dueños amables y atentos, precio moderado, que mas se puede pedir? Perfecto para familias pequeñas, centralmente localizado en calle peatonal con todos los servicios a la mano, muy tranquilo y la terraza lo vale todo. Esperamos regresar pronto.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
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Historic Center Florence
5

CHARMIN PLACE IN PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 2 young adult children and I recently stayed 6 fabulous nights in this wonderful place! The owner, Angela, and her son were very helpful and accommodating, even welcomed us with a bottle of Tuscan wine, and made certain we knew where the market was, and recommended great reasonable nearby restaurants. The beds were very comfortable, and having 2 bathrooms with showers was fantastic, the small kitchen had all needed appliances, and was very clean. The air conditioning worked perfectly (especially as we visited in a heat wave). and managed to stay easily connected thru their Wifi .Each morning and evening we would spend quiet times up on the private roof top terrace over looking the Duomo..amazed us that although we were in a busy action-packed area with restaurants , great shopping and many tourists ( we walked easily to all Florence sights), it was very peaceful to sleep and relax once inside! Although there was a new modern elevator, we decided to take the 4 flights, unless carrying our bags, for solid exercise. The apartment is 2 1/2 stories, too, however we quickly got used to it, and felt it was so roomy, everyone could have private times as needed. We also recommend WalkAbout Florence Day trips, if you want to see the Tuscan countryside/ wineries and Cinque Terre Trek. The guides were excellent and knowledgeable, and we have many added memories from experiencing other places during our stay. We have already recommended this apartment to our friends who are going in the Fall, and would return there in a heart beat! Thank you again to Angela who responded so quickly to my many emails before arriving, and made us feel so welcoming!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
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Historic Center Florence
4

GOOD APARTMENT IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the Duomo Apartment a couple weeks back and had a great time. It's in a really easy to find location and the owners were very helpful in making sure we found the apartment and got settled in. The bedrooms are nice and bathrooms seem to be recently updated and worked well for the three of us staying there. There is an elevator if needed but we mostly just took the stairs.

Kitchen and dining are are okay but we ate most of our meals up on the rooftop terrace enjoying outdoors and the view. I'll miss sitting up there at sunrise with an espresso!

Location wise it's right at the Duomo so the area can be busy, but it's easy to get around. The Central Market is about 5 minutes or less walking distance, train station is maybe 10 minutes walk and there's hotels nearby that make it easy to find a cab if needed.

I would definitely stay at this property again, the weather in March was a little temperamental but I can only imagine how great the deck would be in the later spring or summertime.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
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Historic Center Florence
San Jose, Ca USA
4

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I just spent a week in this comfortable apartment. It is conveniently located in a pedestrian area with many sights of the city within a 5-10 minute walk. It was very quiet in spite of being in a busy area and the noise does not become apparent until you walk out the heavy front doors. There is a grocery market in less than a 5-minute walk and that is also where the famed Florence street market begins. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and although the kitchen is small, it met our needs nicely. The study looks out onto a two-level terrace and the magnificent dome of the Duomo is almost within reach. Turn 180 degrees to see the dome of the Church of San Lorenzo. The view is spectacular both day and night. The weather was very nice so we got could eat breakfast on the terrace and then use it again in the evening for our snacks/dinner. We would stay there again!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Notes:
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