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Rdp, 4 Bedroom Impressive and Charming Apartment In Florence Historic Centre

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Historic newly Refurbished 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Apt in the Heart of Florence

RdP is an impressive just refurbished four bedroom apartment located within the most traditional and picturesque district of Florence's historic centre, Santa Croce, a stone's throw from the Duomo (a mere 400 meters away), ten minute walk from the main shopping streets, where the fashion boutiques are located.

The apartment occupies the 'piano nobile' (1st floor) of a historically protected building, dating back to the 16th Century, and features all modern comforts such as air conditioning throughout, Wi-Fi internet connection, new and fully equipped kitchen.

While refurbishing the apartment, in 2013, we maintained its original architectural characteristics, very spacious rooms with high ceilings, large windows, frescoes, parquet.

The impressive living area, facing the internal courtyard and overlooking the back of the historic opera house in Florence, Teatro la Pergola, preserves its original fescoes, some rooms have frescoed ceilings, others have panelled ones.

The apartment features 2 entrances, one from the ground floor, opening into a majestic marble staircase, one more from the first floor, served by elevator.

The four large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, are all located on the first floor.

The first one is served by a spacious shower room.

The 2nd bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower, bath tub and double wash-basin with marble counter.

The 40 and more square meters large master bedroom, with its amazing decorated floor and fire-place with sitting corner, enjoys a large and comfortable en-suite shower-room with double wash-basin with marble counter.

Accessed through the oval shaped studio, the 4th bedroom enjoys a beautiful marble fire-place, decorated with 'maioliche' and dominated by a high mirror and a stylish cast iron tub, to compensate the small shower room serving the bedroom.

The apartment also features a parking for one car inside the internal courtyard (guests should pay attention to the fact that the access to the open air courtyard is through a narrow gallery, which access is not indicated with large cars and/or vans).

This luxury 4 bedroom apartment located in Florence's historic centre is ideal to enjoy all beuties of this enchanting city without the use of a car, simply walking around the centre, just like Florentines do.

Guests spending their holiday in Florence at RdP can also combine their stay in the city with a relaxing period spent in the countryside, an hour drive from Florence towards the coast, here's the link to the country house:

The combination will grant the perfect Tuscan holiday, a mixture of art and nature, fun and relax.

More Details

Federica Di Paola
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Federica Di Paola

I first enjoyed learning about interior design while refurbishing the country house, in 2005, then this apartment in Florence followed. Not an easy task as I wished to lighten the structure of this historic apartment, merging the artistic elements with a modern comfort. I have been working for a travel agency in the past and I enjoy providing a sort of 'concierge service' to my guests, when requested, providing useful tips about unusual places to visit, good restaurants and other suggestion for a unique holiday in Florence.

Federica Di Paola purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Federica Di Paola chose Florence

Feeling in Florence also means to live within a historic apartment, elegantly furnished and with all modern comforts (air conditioning throughout, large screen TV, I-phone speakers, Wi-Fi internet connection)

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is located on the piano nobile (1st floor) of a historically protected building and it features frescoes, stuccos and other decorated elements.

It lies just behind Teatro della Pergola and close to Teatro Verdi.

The neighborhood is typical, not commercial, everything is nearby, the perfect starting point for daily trips around Florence's city center, the cradle of the Renaissance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A quintessential Florence experience in a grand apartment which was in itself a highlight of our visit. Beautiful antique decorations sit alongside the modern comforts required for a relaxing break. Location is as good as it gets. Santa Croce is home to many wonderful restaurants - we only wish we had discovered it earlier. Federica is a gorgeous host and provided us with some excellent recommendations and support during our stay. Highly recommended.
Oct 2015
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SS. Annunziata Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master's shower room - toilet , shower , bidet , With double washbasin in green marble and large shower
    Violet's bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , With double washbasin in Carrara marble
    Pink's bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Yellow's 'small' shower room - toilet , shower , bidet , Small but complete
  • Two bathrooms are en-suite, very large and comfortable, the other two are located near each other bedrooms's door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Convertible into twin bedroom
    Violet bedroom - 1 double , convertible into twin bedroom upon request
    Pink bedroom - 1 double , Convertible into twin bedroom upon request
    Yellow bedroom - 1 double , Convertible into twin bedroom upon request
  • All 4 bedrooms, each served by a bathroom, are extremely large and all featuring decorated elements and 5 meters high ceilings. Carefully furnished, two have en-suite bathrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Ask me for any additional request and I will be happy to assist.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Rdp, 4 Bedroom Impressive and Charming Apartment In Florence Historic Centre
average rating of 4.8 based on 18 reviews
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Opulence and History in the Middle of Florence

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful privilege to stay in this opulent and historic home located in the center of Florence. It is a stunning property, complete with Renaissance period frescoes on the walls of the huge living room/dining room, as well as one of the bedroom ceilings. The property was just perfect for our party of 8 (3 adults / 5 teenage kids). It mixes elegance and comfort brilliantly. The beds and linens were deluxe, and the bathrooms sumptuous. The kitchen was large and well-appointed with all modern appliances. We were thrilled to be able to shop at the Sant Ambrogio and San Lorenzo (Mercato Centrale) markets and provision fabulous meals around the commodious dining table. The kids enjoyed the 'green room' for playing board games in the evening and posting photos using the wifi (not very reliable outside of this area, but just as well from a parent perspective). The location is central and all major sites can be reached on foot (this is a walking town) in 10 - 20 minutes. The laundry room down a flight of stairs is another nice amenity; while there is no dryer, there are plenty of hanging racks.

All-in-all a great experience ! Thank you Federica and Lidia.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review, Robert. I feel sorry I could not meet you and your family personally, though I know how welcoming and helpful Lidia is when I cannot manage to be in Florence. It was not an easy task to refurbish the apartment and find furnishings that could go with it without making it too heavy or serious and I feel proud of the job I've done whenever I receive such comments from my guests (though the apartment art beauties made the best part). I am happy that you enjoyed it with your family!
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Perfect for a group

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was exactly what we needed for our group of eight. The pictures show how elegant and spacious the apartment really is. We loved the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom with a stand-up shower. The living rooms were very comfortable for gathering in the evenings for a glass of wine or two. We didn't cook, but the kitchen was nice for preparing snacks and breakfast. The location is great. You're in the city, so it can be noisy at night on the weekends. Federica is wonderful to work with and responded quickly to all my questions. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely unbelievable apartment!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was more than I could have expected. The apartment has all the 16 and 17th century history that the pictures show. The kitchen and bathrooms are all modern and very comfortable!! But the walls, ceilings, floors, stairwells, gallery, doors are a step back in time!! I'm not sure of the actual square footage but it just went on and on and the family loved every bit of it. Of out Rome, Amalfi, Florence and Paris VRBO apartments this was my favorite without question. Easy to navigate the area and the owner is awesome!!!! Don't pass up an opportunity to stay here!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Florence!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely a highlight of our trip to Italy!!! Federica was helpful and informative during the planning process, and her staff was wonderful both when we arrived at the apartment and when we departed after several days there. The AC worked beautifully and the kitchen was stocked with every cooking utensil necessary to make a great meal. The location is absolutely stellar, just a very short walk from the Duomo, in a superb neighborhood, with a grocery store nearby. All of these things are very important, but this apartment was so incredibly magnificent that these other necessities pale in comparison. The flat is absolutely as pictured, and perhaps even better in person!! This was the perfect place for our family of eight to stay. The ambiance is unparalleled, the beds sublime, and the bathrooms large enough to accommodate a small army. We cannot wait to stay there again, and in fact, would return to Florence gladly for the simple pleasure of staying in this historic apartment one more time. As beautiful as Florence is, this apartment literally will make your trip to the city (if not the entire country) complete!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florentine elegance !

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe this absolutely beautiful and charming Florentine apartment a short walk to everywhere ! My family of 8 stayed here for 3 nights and were saddened to leave so soon. The rooms are spacious, clean, perfectly appointed, and maintain the integrity of a time long gone. We enjoyed cooking dinners in the perfectly-equipped modern kitchen, eating together in the spacious dining room under the beautiful frescoes, then relaxing in one of the 2 living rooms with delicious vino and a game of cards. We also loved being serenaded by Boccelli songs from the rear courtyard- this made up for the street sounds from the late partiers on some evenings. But after all, Florence is a city. This magical place must have a history and story- I'd love to know more about it. Thank you Lidia & Frederica !!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above average experience at this great apartment!

  • 4 of 5

We had a party of 9 people, 4 adults and 5 children. The apartment is as you see it in the pictures, beautiful and well maintained. Federica was a fabulous hostess and also acted as our chef the first night of our stay, making us an amazing 4 course meal. The apartment is within walking distance of everything and fit our families perfectly. Groceries are nearby and amenities are great. One word of caution, it is located on a busy street with a late night bar located directly across the street. The commotion from the bar in the early morning hours was disruptive and loud in the front bedrooms for a good night sleep. Other than that, our stay was amazing and we would recommend the property highly and hope to return someday.

Thank you Federica for your hospitality and service!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.6 Kilometres
Florence Peretola, Amerigo Vespucci's Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Nearest Ferry
92 Kilometres
Livorno (Leghorn)
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Antico Noé
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located right in the heart of Florence, within the most characteristic district of Santa Croce, behind the Cathedral, close to many good and cosy restaurants.

The historic city centre is all visitable from home with pleasant walks.


Rates & Availability

SS. Annunziata Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $328.24
Utility consumptions $218.83
Stay tax $4.92 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

The rental price applies for a party of 8 guests, a 9th guest can be accommodated at extra cost, in case of interest, please contact me and I will provide all information.
Florence's Municipality charged (and recovers through property owners) a tourist tax of Euro 2.5 per person per day (for up to 7 days, not applicable to kids under 12 and documented Florence's University students)

Confirmatory 30% advance payment, balance 70% due 1 month before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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