APARTMENT IN CENTRE OF FLORENCE, BALCONY AND TERRACE WITH AMAZING VIEW

Giovanni Paxia

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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APARTMENT IN CENTRE OF FLORENCE, BALCONY AND TERRACE WITH AMAZING VIEW

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:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Giovanni Paxia (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 69 traveler reviews

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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 69 reviews
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
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
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
5

very charming appartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in Giovannis app every minute. We enjoyed having breakfast and a last glass of wine in the evening on one of the two charming terraces with a wonderful view to to the Dome. The app was well maintainied and equipped with all what was necessary, inicluding lots of information about Florence, even in English - a big advantage, for we often missed English explanations in the Florence museums and churches! We highly recommend to rent bicycles for the stay - although there are not so big distances bikes have been useful for us to have more time for the sightseeings, for getting to S. Miniato al Monte and to one of the most beautiful restaurants (we think): La teraza del principe (both on the other side of the Arno). Only problem: to keep the bikes overnight at a safe place. Thank you, Giovanni, for this wonderful time and for you and your wife's many helpful ideas where to find the best ice-cream and the best shops! We definitely would like to come back for another visit and we'll recommend your appartment to our friends! Ulli and Lisa
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
A perfect end to our three weeks in Italy. The apartment was everything that we wished for and the views were wonderful ( even from the shower!). As it was so central, exploring Florence was really easy, we could come back for a rest midday and then go out again. When we first arrived we thought it might be a bit noisy as it is on a bustling street but it was perfectly quiet upstairs.
We struggled a bit with our luggage up all the stairs but we never travel light!
The help and information given by Giovanni was very useful and saved us time and effort when shopping or looking for places to eat.
The actual apartment was clean, comfortable and contained everything necessary, the bonuses being the two balconies with amazing views.
We would be happy to fully recommend this to other visitors, we certainly hope to return in the not too distant future.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
5

Beautiful rooftop apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5
A stunning apartment in the heart of Florence. Ideal for us, 2 adults and 2 children (13yrs & 12yrs). Sofa bed is very large. Rooftop terrace and balcony are an absolute joy with wonderful views of the Duomo and the balcony overlooking Fiorenze street life.
Giovanni was delightful, meeting us at the apartment to show us around and providing us with all the information we needed.
Apartment was v clean and v well equipped.
Be prepared for the 70 or so steps with no lift!
Thank you Giovanni!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
5

Beautiful Central Location

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is located right off the Duomo plaza. It's very spacious with a good size bedroom overlooking the street with a little terrace, a living room with a roof deck, kitchen with seating area, laundry area and nice size bathroom. Everything is in walking distance and there is a gourmet grocery store just a few shops from the door of the the apartment. The apartment is very clean and the kitchen is well appointed with the staples. The owner's wife showed us around the apartment and was extremely helpful and pleasant. We had a lovey stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p462238
+39 055218283
Historic Center Florence
Newport News, Virginia
5

A true gem!

  • 5 of 5
I loved *everything* about staying here -- the apartment, location and owners.

The apartment is delightful: spacious and light-filled, well-stocked and inviting. Its air conditioning is a must in the summer, though if the days are cool, you will enjoy the breezes crossing the apartment, as you open the many windows and patio doors. The layout of the apartment provided super diversity for a lengthy stay -- there are 6 different sitting/working areas, so you never feel cramped! Indeed, it was the perfect home for my 5 weeks in Florence, Summer 2014 while studying Italian at a local language institute. In the evenings, I would sit on one of the two terraces, listening to street music from below, and then wake to views of the Duomo and Campanile in the morning.

The owners, Giovanni and Francesca are very friendly, welcoming and kind. They have thought of everything, are fluent in English and very quickly responsive to email questions. I liked them both enormously.

Location couldn't be better -- you're in the center of the center. The apartment is just 2 blocks from the Mercato Centrale and half a block from Piazza del Duomo. And there's an excellent grocery store -- Sapori Dintorni (Conad) just a few doors down toward the Duomo.

I was completely happy here, was really sad to leave, and plan to return for my next extended Florence stay. This apartment is a true gem!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Via de' Ginori
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sergio Gozzi
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
€2,100
 
 
Winter season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
€2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€115
€770
€2,460
 

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

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:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
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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