Il Battistero Apartment
Casa dè Biffi - Second Floor
- english, italian
About Eleonora Massa
I was born and grew up in Tuscany, where I lived and worked mostly. Now, after having lived in this property for many years together with my husband, we live in a small town very close to Florence, at a few kilometers from the city.
Eleonora Massa purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Eleonora Massa chose Duomo
I ever wanted to own a beautiful house in Florence very close to the Cathedral and the Dome. In 1990, my husband and I have had the possibility to buy the two apartments which are part of this property; we lived there until 2008. In 2012, we have chosen to offer also to people coming from outside Florence, even if only for short periods, the possibility to share the special experience to live in the monumental core of Florence, at very few steps from the Cathedral and the Dome.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property location is very exclusive. Moreover, the rooms and the space overall are comfortable and wide. A recent faithful building renovation allows anyone to live here with all the modern comfort and functionalities, concurrently with the ancient time fascination which this place keeps. All furniture and decoration in both the apartments derive from the personal family holdings, so our guests may live for a period in an authentic italian house.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location and owner was very helpful.
This was our first experience with vrbo and
We were very pleased!
Thank you! Hoping to host you again in the future. Eleonora.
September 2019 in Florence
For us and our purposes it was amazing. The property met our 3 C's for traveling. Comfortable, Conventient and Clean. We truly enjoyed how close we were to many things. We also enjoyed the comfort of preparing meals at the apartment if we were just to tired to go out after a busy day of sightseeing in Florence or elsewhere. Eleonora was a delight and made sure everything for us was perfect. We would truly recommend this apartment for a weeks stay or longer if you truly want to be close to where everything is. For us it was convenient that a super market was only a 3 minute walk away and we could be like true Florinians and go every other day or so and get what we needed. If we ever return to Florence we will look into staying with Eleonora once again. Ciao!
Thank you so much for your so high appreciation in a so long stay; happy to meet your 3C's criteria. It would be my pleasure have you again as my guests in Florence in the future. Eleonora.
Wonderful location. Wonderful apartment.
Good intro by owner to her clean & well equipt apartment. Lots of tour books available, coffee maker, washing machine & good air conditioning. Thank you!
Thanks to you. Happy having host you in Florence hoping to host you again if you'll wish. Eleonora.
FLORENCE...LIKE NEVER BEFORE !!
From the first time I saw this apartment on searching accomodations in Florence...I fell in love with it ! On sending Eleonora ,(the owner of this perfect little gem) ,a message, I was more than thrilled that she got back to me immediately and answered all my questions. On meeting with Eleonora,we felt as if we were family visiting instead of paying guests. She was so warm and welcoming,explained everything to us to make our stay pleasant,and had a lovely bottle of wine for us as a welcome gift.
The apartment is a beautifully maintained little gem. A mixture of old with the modern conveniences...so charming!! It was super clean, beautifully furnished, and so comfortable to come home to each day. The location could not be better! Stepping outside the most charming little street and seeing the gorgeous cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore right there..well it was just breathtaking . The apartment is central and beautifully located within walking distance to cafès,restaurants,shops,bars and gelaterias!!! a nice walk to the museums and Ponte Vecchio,Piazza della Republica,Piazza della Signoria.
We can't wait to return to Florence, and there is not doubt in our minds as to where we will stay. Eleonora and her beautiful "il Battistero " is the reason we enjoyed our stay in...FLORENCE...LIKE NEVER BEFORE"
Thanks so much for this so detailed and positive Review; Thanks also for your so high appreciation, very gratifying for me! Really hope to meet and host you soon again in Florence! My Best. Eleonora.
Perfect location for a short visit in Florence
The apartment is practically near the Duomo, within minutes access to museums, shops and restaurants.
It’s stylish and very clean, with fully equiped kitchen, perfect for a family if three.
The owner was extremely kind and recommended us a couple of authentic Italian restaurants. Also, she made parking arrangements for us at one of the very few paid parking places within the restricted traffic zone (ZTL).
Thank you for a so detailed Review and for your high appreciation. You'll be my welcome guests if you'll wish to come back to Florence in the future. Eleonora.
Perfect location with all the amenities
The property owner, Eleonara, was wonderful to work with. She met us upon arrival and was so helpful! Last but not least was her lovely apartment. The furnishings were lovely and felt very welcoming. Additionally she had all the conveniences - washer/dryer, TV, air conditioning and a nice size refrigerator with freezer.
Thanks a lot for your so high appreciation. Happy to host you again in the future, whenever you'll wish to come back to Florence. Eleonora.
The property is within the core historical city of Florence, just a few meters from the Cathedral Dome. Are therefore at walking distance all major points of interest of the town including: the Accademia where it is exposed Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi, Palazzo della Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Ponte Vecchio, the Opificio delle PIetre Dure and much more. Very recently has been renovated and opened to the public the spectacular Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which contains many of the original works of art created for the Cathedral (Duomo), it is located in Piazza Duomo just at very few steps from the property. Bars, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, bank teller and other useful services are all in close proximity. A few steps from the apartment are also the main fashion streets, like Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova.