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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
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Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

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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
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Santa Maria Apt
average rating of 4.909091 based on 35 reviews

Best view in Florence!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing and unforgettable experience!!! We had wonderful hospitality during our stay. We were warmly greeted, shown around the apartment, welcomed with a bottle of wine, water, snacks, coffee and a very well organized binder explaining how to work the washer dryer, or any pertinent information such as emergency numbers etc. Truly detailed oriented and very much appreciated the security and safety of this building.

The location was unbeatable with spectacular views of the Duomo and piazza from our windows!!! The apartment is spacious, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, small kitchen, and dining and den area. The décor was lovely with books, flowers, and very comfortable furniture.

Our 11 y/o son was very happy in this wonderful apartment. A truly unique bedroom had a superb hand crafted ceiling of artwork from India. It was amazing to look up and be surrounded by beautiful hand painted art of Hindu deities.

The apartment is on the third floor with elevator access. The terrace is a shared space on the fifth floor with even more wonderful views of Florence!! We loved going to the terrace every night, keeping in mind to be respectful of the other guests whose apartments were on the terrace. Not loud or noisy!!

What a wonderful and amazing experience!!!

Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anu We are very happy to meet you and your family in our apartment and that you appreciated everything, and your beautiful words around the "magic Indian bedroom "
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We were disappointed in our accommodations in Florence.

  • 3 of 5

Florence is magical but the apartment was not. The apartments bones are beautiful and the location is perfect. However, the living and dining furniture are cheap and uncomfortable which made us not want to spend anytime in the apartment. The apartment is sold as a luxury property with a rooftop terrace overlooking the Duomo, however, there are no chairs or tables on the rooftop and so we could not dine or have a leisurely drink enjoying the rooftop terrace. We found the terrace completely useless. The bathrooms are utilitarian but not beautiful or elegant. The apartment did not have a full length mirror, (which meant you could only see yourself in the bathroom mirror from the neck up), bathroom storage, toilet paper or enough toiletries. We have stayed in luxury properties in France and they have exceeded our expectations. In addition, the French property management checked in during our stay to see if there was anything we needed or what they could do to make our experience more enjoyable. We were never contacted during our stay in Florence and when I was forced to contact the property management for more toilet paoer or to lower the AC setting ( which was set at a number that made the apartment very hot), it did not feel warm and hospitable but rather cold and annoyed.

Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the apartment and would not recommend it or stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the heart of Florence and literally above Prada. You will be looking at the Duomo from your window and wake each morning with the bells tolling! I can not say enough about the apartment or Malvinia, the owner/manager. Our family was so blessed to have found this magnificent apartment. We can not wait to return.........It will take your breath away!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location and views!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly an elegant apartment in the heart of Florence. We were within a 10 - 15 minute walk of every major attraction and just steps from the Duomo. The rooftop deck was magical for both sunrise and sunset. Malvina was an excellent host and provided great amenities. We actually felt like we were staying in a Florentine Noble's palace. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

It´s a large apartment in a great location

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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