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Luxury spacious and bright apartments in front of the Cathedral,stunning view - Santa Maria Apt

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Santa Maria Apt

Santa Maria is a luxury apartment in the heart of Florence. It's on the third floor of a historical building in via Roma, right on the corner of Piazza del Duomo in Florence. The building has a doorman and an elevator and in the apartment you find all the modern comforts you need for your holiday: fully air conditioned, a top speed WIFI,microwaves, Nespresso coffee machine. Very silent thanks to the double windows. A spacious living room furnished with a combination of modern and antique flair, comfortable sofas and a big table for your dinner. The master bedroom is known as the Ambassador room: it has stunning details as the ceiling intricately designed and has custom made mosaics throughout. The second bedroom is comfortable and charming. Two large bathrooms equipped with hair dryer . The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking your Italian dinner. From each windows you can enjoy a stunning view over the Giotto's Tower, the Baptistry and the Duomo. Enjoy the roof shared terrace.

About the property

Florence With a View apartment

Florence With a View runs three apartments: Santa Maria, San Giovanni and Studio with a View apartments. The windows open up to the Baptistry, Giotto's Tower, and the Duomo, offering stunning and unique views over the most important monuments in town. Whether on holiday in Florence or just passing through, or here for business or study, the visitor can choose to live in this historical and elegant building, with a concierge. It’s like having your own home for a few days in the Renaissance center of Florence, where you can study, paint, read, invite friends for dinner or even receive personal art lessons.

During the first years of the twentieth century the Santa Maria apartment was the Indian Embassy in Florence. The ceiling of the beautiful master bedroom is completely decorated and frescoed, with a frieze of unique and ancient Indian sacred art. A charming room of a thousand colours, romantic and unique of its kind not only in Florence but also in Italy.Santa Maria and San Giovanni apartments are on the third floor of a historical Florentine building, on the corner of Piazza Duomo, only a short walk from the Accademy Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. The shared roof terrace of the building overlooks the monumental centre of Florence, with views also over the surrounding hills, from San Miniato al Monte to Fiesole on the oldest 'Etruscan' hill, from Forte Belvedere to Piazzale Michelangelo.The San Giovanni and Santa Maria apartments offer you the chance to visit Florence in a different way, to discover new and hidden aspects of the city, a unique and unrepeatable experience. Studio With a View is an unforgettable experience,only for few selected guests: the Studio has a large room wit a large sofa bed. The most desired in Florence and in the world.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Available Rentals

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Metodi di pagamento:
A) con PayPal;
B) con carta di credito;
C) Bonifico bancario.
Al ricevimento della caparra del 25%, invieremo una mail con la conferma della prenotazione.
Saldo locazione + pulizie finali + tassa soggiorno al check-in con carte di credito.
Le tariffe sono a partire da 500€/notte - possono variare a seconda del periodo di prenotazione.
Imposta soggiorno (2,50 a persona a notte) si paga fino ad un massimo di sette pernottamenti, sotto i 12 anni non si paga.
Contratto di locazione turistica.
Possibilità parcheggio privato a pagamento giornaliero.
Spese per consumi comprese (acqua-luce-gas)
Il check-in è dalle 14:00 alle 18:00 (In caso di necessità si può chiedere di anticiparlo o posticiparlo corrispondendo € 20,00) mentre il Check-out dalle 09:00 alle 10:00 (anche in questo caso secondo disponibilità si può chiedere di anticiparlo o posticiparlo corrispondendo € 20,00). Nelle festività il check in-out ha un costo di 20,00€ indipendentemente dall'orario di arrivo/partenza.

The procedures for the payment are as follows:
A) with Paypal;
B) by credit card;
C) Bank transfer.
When we receive the 25% advanced payment we sent to you an email with the confirmation of your reservation.
Rental balance + final cleaning + tourist tax at check-in with credit cards.
Rates are from 500 €/night - May vary depending on the booking period.
Tourist tax Euro 2,50 per person per night with a maximum of 7 overnights, children under 12 do not pay.
Possibility private parking (daily payment).
Consumer spending included (water-electricity-gas)
Check in is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Check out is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (just in case of availability it can be postponed till 3 p.m.)
In case of request it is possible to do check in/out in another time charging a fee of Euro 20,00


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Hair dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom known as the Ambassador Room: the ceiling is intricately designed and carved with sacred Indian art and has custom made mosaics throughout. The floors were art works themselves and made the place feel warm and inviting. Comfortable and high quality mattresses as well as linen
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
A welcome basket with a bottle of Chianti wine, fresh fruit, Nespresso coffee capsules, and some snacks is provided for our guests at the arrival. You can also enjoy dipping into a wide selection of books of Italian art and culture. Fresh flowers and scented essences are provided as a detail of this special and luxury accommodation


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Santa Maria Apt
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Most Glorious View in the World

  • 5 of 5

What a lifetime memory staying at "Florence with a View"...Malvina was so welcoming and generous-providing us with a wonderful orientation to the city, recommendations for where to eat, cooking class, transportation and private tours. We celebrated my husband's milestone birthday with our sons; our memories of Florence were highlighted by our stay at the apartment. The location is ideal to soak in the wonders of beauty of Florence. It's spacious and beautiful, it has a charm and elegance we'd never seen before. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure for me to know that our customers appreciate the way I work and especially our fantastic location. The Hunter were exemplary customer, leaving our location in wonderful condition, very polite and above all friendly. I wish all of our customers! Thank you very much
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful apartment and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom apartment with optimal location. Modern kitchen and bathrooms. Owner is very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il signor King, e la sua famiglia, sono stati un ospiti molto graditi per la nostra struttura, in quanto hanno lasciato la nostra location in ottime condizioni. Ci sono venuti incontro, effettuando il check in anticipatamente rispetto all'orario indicato nelle nostre condizioni d'uso.
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Knoxville, TN

Beautiful apartment in amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The Santa Maria Apartment is exactly as it is in the pictures, only the pictures don't place you in the actual apartment! It's a fantastic location, right in the heart of Florence. It's such a lovely place, that you want to make sure you have enough time to actually stay in the apartment instead of exploring Florence!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The Santa Maria apartment was beautiful, looked better than the pictures, and the location was ideal. The check in/check out process was seamless There was also a wonderful gift of wine and goodies for our us when we checked in. Igor was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mill Valley

Amazing Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 8 nights in this 3rd floor, 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Duomo. The interior is richly appointed with carved wooden ceilings, beautiful inlay tile floor and has fantastic views of the Duomo, Baptistry and Bell Tower. The owners are very accommodating and the apartment has a kitchen, 2 bathrooms and internet. We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit. Ciao!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the size and location of this property. This was our first time in Italy for the Christmas season and it was spectacular.

The entrance to the apartment is next to the Prada store (off to a good start) and Doumo with pedestrian square can be seen from all windows. The view from the roof deck was equally amazing. I imagine having a glass of wine in the summer season would be great


We were greeted with a gift basket of wine and snacks along with a quick orientation of the property. The size of the apartment was perfect for 2 Adults and 3 teens. Rooms were very nice, especially the master bedroom with its hand carved ceiling. Bedding was also very comfortable. The washer/drier combo was helpful given we were in Italy for 2.5 weeks and packed lightly. I would like to say we made use of the kitchen, however we couldn't pass up all of the great Italian restaurants. It was a nice touch that espresso pods were in the cupboard

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Santa maria Novella
Car: not necessary

The Baptistery of San Giovanni, Piazza Duomo, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's bell tower. The historic and sacred heart of Florence, visited every year by millions of tourists. One of the most famous places in the world. And yet there are still many secrets and much hidden charm to be discovered here. Off the beaten track of mass tourism and well-known postcard views.


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