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A refined and elegant apartment in the center of Florence - The terrace of the lilies

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome



The terrace of the lilies

Bright and quiet apartment consists of entrance hall, living room with marble fireplace peperino, sofa bed and dining area, bedroom with views Duono, two bathrooms, one with shower, kitchen, utility room and terrace.

About the property

The terrace of the lilies

Bright and comfortable apartment, renovated, preserving the characteristics of an old historic building. Cotto-bricked floors. rooms with exposed beams, living room with marble fireplace peperino, sofa bed and a large dining area, two bathrooms, one with a shower, room with a view of the Duomo, internet access, air-conditioning; kitchen equipped with freezer, stove and dishwasher, coffee lounge, blender, bathroom with shower and second bathroom with sink and another toilet, linen provided,

The apartment is very quiet and fairly aired, because it is situated near the Arno; in each case it is equipped with air conditioning, individually adjustable in each room.

The apartment, recently renovated and refreshed, is located on the third floor of a historic house, built in 1550, called House Acciaioli, with the collaboration of the architect Giorgio Vasari, who had to draw up the stairs.

It has a perfect location for those who want to spend an unforgettable stay in the heart of Florence: from Borgo Santi Apostoli, where it is located, the Via Tornabuoni, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi, the Cathedral are within walking distance in a few dozen meters.

If you wish, you can provide a booking service for museums and exhibitions.

In the area you will find many typical restaurants where you can indulge in the typical Tuscan cuisine, and some Wine bars and wine shops, where you can taste the best wines of the area.

E 'planned for guests staying at least a week, a welcome dinner in a typical restaurant located in front of the building where the apartment is located.

More Details

Maria Silvia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Maria Silvia

Born and bred in Florence, where she still lives with a passion for art and culture of the city. She has a degree in Law, a practicing lawyer and, in his spare time, manages this apartment with passion

Maria Silvia purchased this apartment in 1996

What makes this apartment unique

This home is bright and quiet, has a beautiful south-facing terrace where it is possible, even in winter, sunbathe and enjoy the scents of the flowers that bloom throughout the year.

Available Rentals

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Prenotazioni a partire da periodi di due giorni.
Acconto caparra del 30% alla prenotazione e saldo all'arrivo.
Deposito cauzionale 100 euro per due persone, di 150 per tre o quattro persone.
La casa è accessoriata di biancheria, per la camera e per il bagno.
A richiesta letto aggiuntivo per bambini sotto 4 anni ( gratuito)
Consumi utenze e Internet ADSL compresi nel prezzo.
Pulizie finali non comprese nel prezzo.
Ceck in dopo le 2 p.m.; ceck out entro le 11 a.m.
Per ceck in dopo le 9 p.m. supplemento di € 30 da pagare all'arrivo


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet
  • A bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. A bathroom with sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
  • On request, additional bed for baby
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 1 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Possibility parking in private garage (2 minutes walk from the house). Possibility bicycle parking in a private garage (2 minutes walk from the house) Possibility babysitting For stays of a week, welcome dinner in a typical Tuscan trattoria situated in front of the palace. Unlimited Internet access. Conditioned air


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

The terrace of the lilies
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 57 reviews

Lovely rooftop views in an outstanding central location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely roomy one bedroom apartment very centrally located near the Ponte Vecchio. Rooftop views are seen from every window and there is a lovely rooftop patio for outdoor dining. One note: it is 97 steps up to the front door, so please consider this if you have mobility issues. The host is super friendly and responsive. I hope to be back! Thank you Maria!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live like a local in the heart of Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Most cozy apartment with large patio the heart of Florence. Maria Silvia's advice helped us to live like locals for a week - enjoying romantic walks, landmarks and lesser known markets. The apartment is filled with many books, ideas for day trips, brilliant tips for great food in remote corners of Florence (My Sugar, La Carraia and Ara come to mind) and a basket of local treats. Fast wi-fi and lots of natural sunlight made for a pleasant stay.

We were close to Mercato Cantrale, Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito and the Odeon Theatre - you will learn to love the 96 stone steps leading up to the apartment designed by architect Giorgio Vasari in the 1500s and the unique sound of the local carts making their way to the Mercato across the cobblestone roads.

We enjoyed our stay at the Terrace of the Lillies and recommend it. Maria Silvia is a most gracious and stylish host.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central to everything

  • 5 of 5

This apartment used to be Maria's home and she loves it as well as her city of Florence. Maria was very responsive to our inquiries. She met us in front of the apartment right at the appointed time and we found her a kind and very helpful person.

The apartment is very spacious for two and had everything we needed. The balcony was very pleasant. It overlooks the neighboring rooftops but you cannot see the street. Our favorite part was the bedroom window looking out on the dome of the cathedral. It is amazing to think that people have been looking out of that window and seeing that dome for over four and a half centuries. As others have noted, there are nearly 100 steps up to apartment located on the 5th level.

The location is wonderful. For four days we walked to everything we wanted to see, and we were never more that 30 minutes away, and the Ponta Vecchio, the Duomo, the Uffizi and dozens of restaurants are all within a 10 minute walk.

Florence is an amazing city and we could not recommend the city and the Maria's apartment more.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is located in a historic residence of 1500 and the stairs, wide and monumental, were designed by the architect Giorgio Vasari. The dome of the cathedral dominates the city skyline and remember the greatness of Florence's history: the visit of its interior is an unforgettable experience.
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great location

  • 4 of 5

Right in the heart of Florence - and you have a small terrace to enjoy your coffee or wine. The only downside is the 97 steps to the flat. If you're ok with that, the flat is a true find and Marie Sylvia is so very helpful. it's close to all the attractions and great neighborhood restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment had everything we wanted and was in a fabulous location! Wonderful deck!

  • 5 of 5

Maria Silvia was a wonderful host, providing us with not only a map and suggestions of places to eat and visit, but also a bottle of wine and some pasta that we were able to enjoy after a love day out sight seeing. This location was perfect, near the water and Ponto Vecchio. There is a restaurant right across the front door entrance if you are too tired from exploring during the day to go far. Maria Silvia is wonderful. The apartment was perfect! Plenty of room to relax with a beautiful deck/patio to enjoy the outdoors. The kitchen has all of the essentials. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The tips of my guests help me to accessorize this house with everything that can serve for a pleasant stay in the apartment. I thank them all: those who want to return will surely find a new book, a DVD, an idea for a good restaurant or a trip in some unknown corner of Florence.
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Maria's apartment in Florence had multiple special touches to make it very comfortable!~

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Maria's apartment and it was a great location with easy access to everything. The terrace was great and I sat out most mornings drinking coffee. The 97 steps were bit much with luggage but Maria was quite willing to help and once we got settled we got use to it. There were many nice touches in the apartment to make it comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked.

Beds were comfortable and all in all it was a lovely place to stay.

Thank you Maria!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good opinion. I'llwait you in Florence, when you like .
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Due ponti
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Il Boccale
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

In the historical center of Florence, just 50 meters from the Ponte Vecchio, 100 from the elegant Via Tornabuoni, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi museum, 200 meters from Piazza Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, less than 400 meters from the station Central; the apartment is ideally placed for those wishing to explore on foot the center of Florence, is fully equipped, quiet and comfortable: From the window of the bedroom you can see the dome of the Duomo.


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