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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

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Minimum Stay
1 - 6 nights


Duomo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment with bedroom, living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, utility room and terrace

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.

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Details for The terrace of the lilies 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

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.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Maria Silvia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

The terrace of the lilies
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 54 reviews

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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Great location in Florence.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and romantic apartment in the heart of Florence. Definitely would recommend for people to stay here and Maria was very helpful and sweet!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love this house, I like to enrich it with pretty and useful things, fill the terrace with flowers and seasonal plants, because my guests can enjoy the fragrance of flowers in the cool summer nights. I like to give advice on walks, museums, hidden places and unusual in Florence; I like to receive your suggestions, to be able to recommend to future guests
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San Francisco, USA

Wonderful Apartment in a great area.

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I stayed in Maria Silvia's excellent apartment for 4 nights. The location is really great, convenient to all you would want to see in Florence. Although you have to climb 100 steps, what a relief it is to reach such a comfortable and well stocked nest. It would be a great place to cook a wonderful meal with local ingredients. It's so relaxing to sit out on the balcony and drink a glass of wine. I love to look out the bedroom window and see the different type of light around the dome of the duomo at different times of day. The wifi is great, I love the shower. My friend stayed on the couch in the living room and was very comfortable.

Everything was great. I highly recommend it but am afraid to praise it too much as it will be booked when I try to book again, oh well...Thank you Maria Silvia!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Florence is beautiful in all seasons of the year, and this apartment is comfortable, cozy and warm in winter; it is cool in the summer, when it is pleasant to dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking the city's rooftops. MIa dear guest, I hope to have available to you, when you want to go back ....
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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.

Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
tariffa 16
Nov 7 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
tariffa 17
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
primavera estate
Apr 19 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $107
Pet Fee $21
pulizie finali $43
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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