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Luxury spacious and bright apartments in front of the Cathedral,stunning view - San Giovanni Apt

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,593 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights



San Giovanni Apt

San Giovanni is a spacious and charming family apartment in the heart of Florence. It is situated on the third floor of a historical building in via Roma, right on the corner of Piazza del Duomo. Doorman during the day and a lift are the unique characteristics of our apt. as well as modern comfort: fully air conditioned, high speed WIFI, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine . A spacious living room with comfortable sofa and armchairs where you can relax and enjoy your dinner. The main bedroom with a king size bed and the other with two singles beds . Very silent thanks to the double windows glass. A very well equipped kitchen. From the roof terrace you can enjoy a stunning panorama and learn to recognize the hills surrounding Florence - the 'white' San Miniato al Monte, the old Etruscan hill where Fiesole stands proudly, the dominant Forte di Belvedere and Piazzale Michelangelo.Living here, you are just ten steps away from the Baptistery and twenty metres from the door of the Duomo

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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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 (3,00 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.

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 3,00 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.
If check-in is in a holiday


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , king size bed
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single , two single beds
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double bed large sofa
  • San Giovanni apt has two bedrooms: one with double bed and the other with twin beds; moreover in the sitting room, which has its own privacy by closing the door, there is a very comfortable sofabed and there is also the chance to have a roll bed that you can place in one room or in the other.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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San Giovanni Apt
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in an amazing location and the building was historic and beautiful. Plenty of room for the four of us. The restaurant recommendation were terrific, and we hired a car to take us to Sienna (another great recommendation from the owner). We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply a wonderful property and the best location possible!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is enormous with 12 foot ceiling heights. Everything is first class with great air-conditioning and very good appliances. It is furnished beautifully. The location is next door the duomo and just a short walk to the PonteVecchio. Impossible to have a better location. The owners are attentive and so nice. Their apartment and they themselves are 6 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4/5 stars sums it up

  • 4 of 5

I gave have this space 4/5 stars and not a full five for a few things. One, had no hot water. If you're someone who likes to shower regularly like me you'll be annoyed that you'll have to take a cold shower since the hot water worked only sometimes .

Fridge is the size of a large laptop so if you're planning on cooking...... sorry.

1 tv in the apartment and it has no cable

The owners give you a key ring with like 12 keys on it and every time you enter from outside you need a key from the hall you need a key from the front door you need a different key. They don't label the keys so every time you need to sit there and try all 12 keys to see which is which.

Check out is 10:00am which is waaaaaaay too early.

Those were the cons.

The apartment is huge for this area. It was mostly quiet outside. It was great for kids. Great location and owners were cool.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank this family for the beautiful review of our location. Everything with them took place in a wonderful way, the only thing missing was the delivery of the deposit that was to be cash upon arrival and not by credit card, as it is not possible to carry out this type of transaction. That's why we ask all of our customers to arrive with the cash sum. We hope to be able to host this wonderful family again.!
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Seattle, Washington, USA

Wonderful location, great rooms and kitchen, and worked well for our group of 5! Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location right by the Duomo, great kitchen allowing us to eat (and drink) as we wished, great communication with rental folks, etc. Simply put, I would stay here again without hesitation. Only issue was a lack of hot water for group of 5. Otherwise, a homey and wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have a guest , respectful people like you. The house conditions at your check out were great, and no damages or other issues were detected
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San Francisco

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The views from the balcony are worth the price. Check in and check out with Igor was easy. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is most wonderful. It is placed on the best location- in the heart of Florence. It is comfortable and spacious. For those who love cooking, this apartment has the greatest kitchen one could dream for. The beds are more comfortable than a cloud. The view from the balcony is magnificent. I recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf dell'Ugolino Firenze
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Santa maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze sud
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.