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Perfect Cheerful Top Floor Apartment Near Duomo-Sunny-Charm-Welcome Basket-WiFi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

Call us 1.888.308.6123 (North America). We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day.

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FLORENCE ITALY PERFECT SOLARE APARTMENT

Freshly remodeled, sunny apartment in the historic center provides walkability to the sites. The top floor position yields lots of light, making it a cheerful, pleasant apartment.

Apartment is on the 4th floor (5th Floor North American designation). No elevator, 66 steps.

Location

Located near Piazza San Lorenzo it's an easy walk to the Duomo, the train station, the Church of San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels. The Mercato Centrale nearby offers vast varieties of Italian food specialities, cheeses, hand made pasta, artisan olive oils and fresh fruits and vegetables.

This is a very central location so you can be back 'home' within a matter of minutes from most of the historic center sites. The neighborhood has many convenient shops, there is a small supermarket within 2 blocks, a mom-and-pop grocer, a pizzeria, several restaurants, a pharmacy and a bakery within one block.

Exterior

The building is small with only two apartments per floor. The Solare apartment has an enviable top-floor position, commanding all three windows across the top floor of the building.

Interior

The building dates back to the 15th century so the building's stairwell shows some wear, with old stone steps that have been well used for centuries. It's not an impressive entrance, there are no architectural details or adornments since this was, and still is, a working class neighborhood.

The apartment is on the 3rd floor Italian/4th floor North America designation. There are 66 steps and no elevator. The greeter will help you carry your luggage upstairs on arrival.

As you reach the top floor a skylight over the stairwell admits light. On each floor the residents have put personal, neighborly touches on their front door or a little flower pot next to their door, so it feels homey and welcoming compared to a large, bustling impersonal apartment building.

A special feature that delights are the nice views from the windows in the living room and bedroom. Gaze out at timeless views of the distant hills that surround Florence. It's a bright, pleasant apartment.

The living room, bedroom and hallway have parquet wood floors, easy on the feet. The living room is cozy, with wood bookshelves, flat screen TV, IPod dock, multistandard DVD player with a small selection of English language DVDs. A comfy sofa and two arm chairs provide comfortable seating for four people. There is a pull-down double size Murphy bed in the living room. During the day it folds up flat behind the sofa. Since it is double size it's best suited for one adult or two young children. The living room door can be closed off, if you use the pull-down bed, a feature we appreciate so that guests in the bedroom can get up and move about the apartment without waking up other members of their travel party sleeping in the living room.

The bedroom has a queen size bed with a comfortable, good quality mattress. A large, handsome armoire provides good clothing storage space. Here too you can enjoy views across rooftops towards the hills. Night stands with small reading lamps are on either side of the bed.

The bathroom has a fully enclosed shower with adjustable sprayer and also a fixed rain style shower head. The shower stall is standard Italian size, but a bit small by U.S. standards. Plenty of natural light too from the window as well as good lighting over the medicine cabinet mirror.

The newly remodeled kitchen is delightful. It has a window facing the light well with a flower box, a nice touch. Full size refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, all amenities and thoughtfully appointed with pots, pans, utensils. The dining table is positioned in front of the kitchen window and can seat four people. It's a pleasant spot for eating and the table also provides good work surface for catching up on emails since apartment has free WiFi.

Keywords: Florence Vacation Rental Apartment, Florence Holiday Flat, Florence Italy Apartment

More Details

Property Manager
Property manager/Owner
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Property manager/Owner

This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love Italy as much as we do. We offer online booking and a variety of payment options: VISA, MasterCard, check, wire or cash. We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Property manager/Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Property manager/Owner chose Historic Center

We like the excellent location, proximity to the historic sites and restaurants. It is a sunny and cheerful apartment, very comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Solare apartment was the most comfortable place we stayed during our three week visit to Italy. Our greeter was so friendly, accommodating and helpful that it made our first visit to Florence relaxing and stress free. We certainly got our daily exercise climbing the three flights of stairs! The location was convenient with the Galleria dell'Accademia just two blocks away. If you see nothing else in Florence, you must see Michelangelo's David. Also, visit the house where Michelangelo once lived which is now Museo di Casa Buonarroti. If you go left from the apartment headed towards Mercado Centrale, the neighborhood a little dicey. However, Trattoria ZaZa is nearby in that area which is a good place for lunch, light snack or dinner. If you go left from the apartment, the neighborhood is definitely more upscale, especially Via Cavour going south towards the Duomo. For the best view and food in Florence, located next to the Arno River, overlooking Ponte Vecchio go to The Golden View. They have a variety of restaurants: formal dining, seafood, bar with jazz and a casual space for light breakfast and snacks. Italy Perfect is terrific!
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Fully enclosed shower, sink, toilet, bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Crib and high chair upon request, Murphy Beds (1) Double size pull down Murphy Bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Perfect Cheerful Top Floor Apartment Near Duomo-Sunny-Charm-Welcome Basket-WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Chiara's apartment was perfect for our stay in Firenze. We were a few blocks from everything but the street is just outside the noisy areas. The apartment had everything we needed to cook, wash clothes, and relax. I walked to the Central Market around the block every morning for fresh bread and we ate a few time at the little trattoria next door. A ten minute walk took us to watch the sunset every night at the Arno River. Chiapas was a wonderful host and I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessie! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Perfect location! Charming apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights in this apartment in May and could not have been happier. It's ideally located within easy walking distance of all the major sights and train station. There are lots of good restaurants, bars, coffee shops and gift shops in the surrounding few blocks. The large and comfortable bed with plenty of pillows was nice to come home to at night. Kitchen was well stocked and the owner, Chiara, even left wine, pasta, sauce, cheese and cookies for us! She greeted us warmly and showed us how everything worked in addition to giving us a book which she had compiled which would answer many questions we might have during the visit, as well as suggesting sights, activities and restaurants. She arranged for the cab the night before our departure and it was at our door promptly at 7AM the next morning. We had a wonderful time at in every respect and would definitely stay here again if we return. Thanks for everything, Chiara!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Central location perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay an ideal location central to all the must see tourist sites! Lori was the sweetest host! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leah! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Complete package

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want (except a lift). Great location, just a few blocks from the Cathedral and the two main museums. Nice kitchen with good sized fridge. View out of sitting room over the roofs and into the hills. Had a little trouble with Italy Perfect, the booking firm. Kept asking for info that should have been requested before we left the States.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review! We are so happy you enjoyed the great location, views and roomy kitchen. We’re sorry you were frustrated about the coordination of your check in appointment. We contacted you twice before you left on your trip to request your arrival details and, receiving no reply, we had to track you down urgently while you were traveling. When we emailed you urgently the day before your arrival to ask what time you would arrive, you replied “coming by train and don’t know detail”. Perhaps being new to apartment rentals you didn’t realize how important it is to set up a check in appointment in advance; unlike a hotel, there isn’t staff available to be on-site to wait for you all day. In the end, we’re glad it all worked out and that you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Lovely pied-a-terre in a magical city

  • 5 of 5

I loved my time at this apartment. Solare is very close to the Accademia, the Duomo, and the Mercato Centrale. The 66 stairs were not a problem. The building has lots of character and the apartment is well-furnished. My greeter/owner was especially nice and explained everything to me very well. I found the bed comfortable and the living areas relaxing. The kitchen is very nice and has most everything to cook with. I appreciated the basket of goodies! Since Florence is a walking city, I found the location ideal to walk anywhere--even out to the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens. I always stay at Italy Perfect apartments where possible. They have been consistently wonderful for many trips!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Diane, we look forward to welcoming you back! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Charming Florence Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Even considering the 66 steps up (with no elevator), this was a perfect apartment for us during our Florence visit. Chiara thought of everything and she even provided a green folder with all the info you would ever need about appliances, the apartment and outside info like doctors/medical facilities, etc. She even gives a gift basket with goodies you can actually USE! We enjoyed the exercise a few times a day going up and down those stairs - really - we were in great shape at the end of 4 days. The apartment is situated close / walking distance to the train station, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and other sites. Perfect little comfortable apartment for a wonderful stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Peggy! The Italy Perfect Team
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
San Lorenzo Church & Mercato Centrale
Nearest Point of Interest
Medici Chapels
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Uffizi Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia - The David

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Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$114
$801
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$877
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $326.84
Short stay supplement* $87.16
Final Cleaning Fee $54.47

*Short stay supplement applies stay of less than 1 week. Remove for longer stays. Florence Hospitality tax paid on site. The prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the official rates on our website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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