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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

Giovanni Paxia

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Giovanni Paxia

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo

The apartment, (55 square meter) is situated in the historical centre of Florence. It is located at the 4th floor (without elevator). From the balcony and the roof terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and its monuments. From the living room five stairs take you on the lovely roof terrace with the view of Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, San Lorenzo church (Medici Chapel) and the hills around Florence. The apartment has a living/dining room, a bedroom, a fully equiped kitchen, large enough for you to self-cater (seats 4) and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment has parquet floors, air conditioning and heating. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and the views are spectacular. Even the shower has a window with a view! Most of the major attractions are easily reachable within walking distance (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia). The stairs (73) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanni Paxia (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Giovanni Paxia

I have been dealing with management activities for many years in companies operating in consulting and design services for cultural and educational Private and Public Companies.

I worked with several companies and organizations for the design and delivery of classroom modules in organizational behavior

Giovanni Paxia purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Giovanni Paxia chose Historic Center

First time I saw this property, I realized it was the perfect place for everybody wants to spend some days in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

It's quite unique to find in Florence an apartment with a balcony and a terrace where you can enjoy a view of Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore, the bell tower of Giotto and the Baptystery and the church of San Lorenzo.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 74 traveler reviews

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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews
5

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is the perfect place to stay in Firenze,

it is very very close to the center and fully equiped with everything you need. The owner provided us with very helpful information (restaurants, supermarket, where to go, even a mobile phone). The apartement is large and beautiful, the two balconys allows you a perfect sight around the city... it is a wonderul place!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Austin, Texas
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and location were ideal. Easy walk to everything I wanted to see. Fantastic views from the terraces.

The apartment itself was very comfortable and had everything I needed. Giovanni was a wonderful host, and had suggestions for restaurants and shopping. He met me on my arrival, and arranged a taxi for my departure.

My stay in Florence was everything I could have hoped! Thank you Giovanni.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Comfortable apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment is perfect, and the top highlight are 2 roof terraces overlooking the Duomo , bell tower and S.Lorenzo church. Views from them are breathtaking, and we can’t imagine better start of the day then coffee in the sun on this terrace.

For us climbing stairs to apartment wasn’t a challenge, after reading Giovanni’s and guests opinions we were kindly surprised 

The listing description and pictures are accurate. The apartment is very comfortable and cozy, has EVERYTHING you need. In October/November heating worked perfectly!

We were warmly greeted by Giovanni , he provided us with lots of information about Florence and all appliances in the apartment, and last but not least a bottle of red wine .

We also had 2 sets of keys for 2 of us. We liked the little extras such as tea, coffee (perfect coffee machine with different tastes of coffee) , olive oil etc. An extra was Giovanni’s flexibility regarding check-in and check-out times as there was no changeover of guests.

Our memories from Florence are wonderful - great weather, good food and not very crowded so late in the season (all main attractions, including Uffizi Gallery without queue).

Giovanni is the perfect host and I hope to get back soon! If you want the best apartment in the heart of the Florence, this is the apartment for you! I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely delightful, comfortable and unique!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely perfect for both of us. It was clean and fresh. The attention to details such as the welcoming bottle of Chianti, the staples in the kitchen, the clear information provided and the owner's recommandations of authentic restaurants were very appreciated. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

We used all of the amenities of the apartment including, the stove to cook meals from the local market products, the clothe washing machine, the dishwasher and the espresso coffee maker. The bed was very confortable. The amazing view from the shower window is a unique feature!

The climb up the stair was no problem at all. It was like climbing to a little sheltered nest up in the heavens with a spectacular view on the Duomo and San Lorenzo. We enjoyed sitting on one of the two terraces sipping a glass of wine or proseco and admiring the historic surrounding in both daylight and nightlight.

We felt at home in this apartment and for sure if we return to Florence we will go there again. We will also tell our friends about our great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

What a great apartment in the heart of historic Florence! You can find everything you need. Giovanni (the owner) was very helpful. I highly recomend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

A view to die for!

  • 4 of 5

We are a retired couple in our early 60's. We stayed 8 days and loved it. The upper terrace (there are two) was our favorite place for dining alfresco. It has a magnificent panoramic view of the duomo, campanile and Medici chapel. Listening to the bells was sublime. The location is perfect, with a large grocery store a few steps down the street. The apt. is just a half block to the duomo piazza in one direction and San Lorenzo market in the other.

We are in good physical shape, so the several flights of steep stairs were not an issue for us. You definitely don't want a large suitcase, as they are also quite narrow. We appreciated the AC units in both the bedroom and living room, so we could close up the windows at night and block out street noise. The bed was extremely comfortable, firm the way we like it with large down pillows. The shower had a wonderful view of the chapel, and unlimited hot water.

The furnishings (especially the towels) are older, and the grout in the shower mildewed. The kitchen is a bit cramped, but equipped with all you need, including a Nespresso cappuccino machine which my husband loved. We used the dishwasher, washing machine and drying rack with no problems. Giovanni left us a bottle of wine, and previous guests have donated a nice array of guide books and novels.

We will definitely come back the next time we are in Florence.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The floor of the shower is made by tiles. The lines among them are likely to become black and this can give the feeling to be moldy. We clean them very accurately and, even if their look is not perfect, they are not  actually mildewed. After your useful note, we found a way to solve the problem in a better way. Thank you, we know that your reviews are very useful to try to give everybody the best service.

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Via de' Ginori
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sergio Gozzi
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

If you like cooking, you will find everything you need in Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo (central market), the main market for food, 100 mt from home. The market was built in the second half of the XIX century, at the time when Florence was capital of the nation. The market offers meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese of the best qualities at cheap prices. It is the traditional market used by people living in the town. It is open only in the morning till two pm. If you prefer to do the shopping in a self-service minimarket, there are two great supermarkets right near by.

Close to the front door (to the left leaving the building) there is one of the most equipped cd-DVD shops in town (Alberti). And a TIM shop (mobile phone service).

Many restaurants and pizzerias are available nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From €90 Per night

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
 
Winter season
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
€1,800
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
€1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€115
€770
€2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Even the shower (large and comfortable) has a window with a view!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The shades in the bedroom do a great job of keeping it dark when you want it to be.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Notes:
A mobile telephone is available in the apartment. Booklet with instruction for using the house equipment

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