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Ginori Apartment - Luxury property in the heart of Florence

83 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights


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2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

This charming apartment is located on Via dei Ginori, in the historic centre of Florence, in a 15th century building which belonged to the Ginori family, a noble Florentine dynasty. 

If you wish to live in a historical and classic Florentine house with all modern amenities, this is an unique opportunity: wooden ceiling beams, Florentine “cotto” (terracotta) floors, “pietra serena” stone doorposts, a 15th century frescoed frieze in the master bedroom and a noble stone emblem in the living room where there is also a wonderful fireplace. 

This apartment is located on the 2nd and top floor (without a lift) and is composed of a living room (with two sofas that can be set up as two single beds), a kitchenette, a bedroom with a King bed (180 x 200 cm, it can be split and set up as two single beds) and an en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, a bedroom with two single beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower, and an half bath off the living room. Finally there is also a small terrace with plants and flowers.

The property overlooks large and sunny courtyards.

The size of the apartment is about 120 square meters (1300 square feet).

The apartment includes air-conditioning and heating system, fully equipped kitchenette, free WiFi Internet connection, 3 satellite TVs, telephone (local and incoming calls only), CD and DVD player, a washing machine, a clothes dryer, iron and board, 2 hairdryers and a safe.

You will be able to enjoy a little music and video library and to consult many art and guide books about Florence and Tuscany during your stay.

The property is provided with top quality features like Frette linens and towels, Simmons mattresses, DaunenStep duvets (in winter), a just renovated silent Teuco whirlpool tub, Dr Vranjes home fragrances, Nespresso coffee machine.

We’re proud to have been reviewed by “The Times”, on November 26th 2011, as one of the 20 best apartments in Europe.

'Twenty best winter apartments in Europe'

“For a glimpse of traditional Florentine life and decor, book a stay in the Ginori apartment, which has retained its wooden beams, “cotto” (terracotta) floors and a 15th-century frescoed frieze in the bedroom. Centrally located, with all the big draws just a short walk away, the apartment also has a small terrace for post-sightseeing apéritifs and a luxury whirlpool bath to soothe aching feet.”

Minimum stay: 4 to 6 nights depending on the season.

The rates include: all the utilities consumptions (water, gas and electricity), WiFi Internet connection, linens, towels, final cleaning and all taxes including Florence Tourist Tax.

Only one set of keys is provided.

Account is required to confirm your reservation.

Balance must be paid by credit card 30 days prior to check-in.

Cancellations will not receive a refund.

Security deposit of 300 € is required. This amount will be refunded in full upon check-out if there’re no damages.

The photocopies of yours passports are required at check-in.

Check-in and check-out time: unless otherwise stated, the earliest check-in time is 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) and the latest check-out time is 10:00 a.m. However, if possible, you may check in and check out at the time which is more convenient to you, just ask us.

To check in after 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) or check out before 07:30 a.m., you will be asked to pay 30 € extra.

Website: For conditions, detailed prices and more informations, please, visit our website below!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was the perfect final stop during our trip to Italy. It was finished with beautiful artwork, and lovely amenities were everywhere! Our group of 4 women found it very comfortable and the absolute perfect location for all the must-sees in Florence. It was truly a delightful surprise. Maria and Rita were the best to work with. Thank you for making our visit in Florence even more special. We would love to return!
Oct 2015
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Ginori Apartment - Luxury property in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.927711 based on 84 reviews
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Florence at its Best

  • 5 of 5

We are well traveled and luxury hotels are the norm for us. Even with that background, this apartment impressed me more than even the best hotels in New York. A combination of great space, perfect location, and a luxurious décor is just the beginning. There was an element of professionalism that exceeded even my high expectations. Every detail was considered by these owners, yet it is oddly very affordable at the same time. If you double your prices, I’ll still be back. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. I have never had a better experience….anywhere. Brenda, North Carolina, USA

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review gratifies me so much because, beside my care in the things that can simplify the stay in Florence, I put my personal passion in the décor hoping to exite an emotion in the guest. Thank you very very much for your wonderful feedback, I really hope that you will come back soon!
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Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

Fabulous accommodation - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Rita was great to deal with. The apartment was wonderful. Furnished beautifully. Every comfort and spotlessly clean. Perfect location. Only a few minutes walk from the Duomo. Restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Short walk to Ponte Vecchio and train station. The perfect area to stay in. Would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.. First class.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment in the beautiful city of Florence was our home for a week in October. The pictures accurately depict the property. It is very large and comfortable with tasteful decor and furnishings. No detail has been overlooked. The lovely terrace is an added bonus as a place to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. The apartment is centrally located within about a 15 min. walk to the train station and all of Florence's many attractions. The area abounds with shops, cafes and restaurants. The owner, Rita, is easy to deal with and happy to help with any need. One word of caution though.. It is an old building, which adds to the charm, but there is no elevator and a bit of a hike up four sets of stairs. This could be a problem for an older person with a heavy bag! However, totally worth it when you get there. Oh, it is also very quiet, so nice after a long day of sightseeing. I would definitely recommend this property and hope to return there again my self. Kathy B. Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Luxury apartment close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fabulous. The location is 2 minute walk to duomo. Kitchen is extremely small so don't plan to cook there. Be advised that they only offer 1 set of keys to the guests! This was an issue for us since we were 4 adult friends with different plans throughout the day. When I explained they offered 1 additional set to use so be sure to ask in advance unless you are doing everything together. Also be advised that the apartment is up 5 flights of stairs with no lift!!! If you have much luggage this is not a good option as no one was there to help carry bags on arrival. Also they buzzed us in but no one came down to show us where the apartment was so arrival was not a great experience. Not a warm fuzzy host but the place is really good. I also recommend being able to speak some Italian as the host who greeted us at the apartment had very limited English.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan for your review. The kitchenette is fully equipped and many guest who attend cooking classes enjoy cooking their meals here; anyway the pictures are available to anyone to evaluate. Only one set of keys is provided, as clearly stated by the rental agreement to be accepted before booking. Also is good to notice that the apartment is located on the second floor and top floor without a lift, as written on the description! In fact there are about 45 steps from the street level. Unfortunately this make my apartment not suitable for those with mobility issues and in case of special need with luggage a good advise is to ask for help before arrival in order to have someone able to help. The person who checked you in had a wrist surgery so it wasn't the right person. Luckily your private driver helped you to carry luggage on arrival and we provided another person to help on departure. You should also have known where to find exactly the apartment because this and many more instructions are given after reservation. The person who was there to welcome you, 3 hours before the earliest check-in time, had a limited English that had never prevent no one to check in smoothly and for sure no one never needed to speak a word in Italian, neither you. Of course I'm always at disposal by email or phone during the stay, I indeed responded to your requests.
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Scottsdale, AZ

Charming historic villa in the heart of Firenze.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a taste of life in Firenze for a week, without the typical crammed hotel room. This beautiful villa sits in the historic district and is easy walking to the main sights. Just a five minute walk to train. We enjoyed our breakfasts on the flowered patio and loved our time there. Comforts of home yet totally Italian. Only bad part was having to leave. Ciao Firenze!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canton Ohio

Outstanding !

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the perfect location in Florence. And everything about it is just lovely. We spent an entire week here and I can say for certain if we come back to Florence I wouldn't hesitate to book this apartment again.

If I had to put any cons down it would be the water pressure in the building. Although I didn't mind walking up the steps one bit- if you have any physical limitations this could really be a large con to the apartment since there isn't an elevator.

Overall I just loved this place. We had a terrific time and take away lovely memories. Thank you Rita!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Florence (FLR)
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the heart of Florence: just next to Palazzo Medici Riccardi, at the corner San Lorenzo Church complex. 

This is an area with a lot of shops, restaurants and grocery stores including the Central Market (Mercato Centrale).

It takes less than 5 minutes by walk to the Duomo, the Mercato Centrale and the Accademia Gallery, less than 10 minutes to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Finally, it takes about 10 minutes by foot to reach the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the central and most important in Florence.

This excellent location will allow you to discover by walk our beautiful city and its historic centre, Unesco World Heritage since 1982, which is mostly a quiet pedestrian area.


Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jan 15 2017 - Mar 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Mar 12 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $327

Rates for 14 days or more: 20 € per night lower than 7 nights or more rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bathroom: jacuzzi tub Second bathroom: shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The green and the violet sofas can be set up as beds
  • Master bedroom: King bed, can be split and set up as 2 single beds. Second bedroom: 2 single beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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