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Your romantic terrace overlooking the cathedral dome.

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Elegant apartment, with two double bedrooms, finely restored in 2015.

Elegant four rooms in the historic center of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo. In the district you can still know the true traditions of the ancient Florence, thanks to the many local shops, the craft shops and the many restaurants with Tuscan cuisine. All the centers of major tourist and cultural attractions are within walking distance from the house.

On the third floor of a tower-house in the Via Santa Elisabetta 2 (76 steps, no elevator, on request electric luggage trolley) in the heart of the Roman and medieval Florence, this elegant apartment of 65 square meters it is on two levels. Downstairs we have the entrance, the living room, a bedroom, a bathroom with shower and terrace, overlooking the dome of the Duomo. Upstairs, the kitchen-dining room and a second bedroom.

Completely renovated in 2015, is air-conditioned (natural gas boiler + heat pump), has satellite TV, DVD player, PC with printer, scanner and photocopier, washer, dryer, dishwasher, multifunction oven, refrigerator-freezer, mocha and coffee maker, phone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, toaster, vacuum cleaner, board games, books and tourist-guides in several languages.

To also meet the highest safety standards is equipped with a detection system and alarm for smoke, methane, carbon monoxide, and with security lighting, fire extinguisher and a Fire Stop blanket.

Included in the price: utilities (water, electricity, gas), blankets, bedding, towels, some consumer products (coffee, tea, salt, pepper, spices, sugar, oil and vinegar, detergent, garbage bags, toilet paper, napkins paper, shampoo-shower), the DSL connection - either Wi-Fi or wired - and national telephone calls. Excluded from the price: final cleaning 50,00 €. Security deposit: € 150.00, which will be refunded within seven days after departure.

More Details

Silvia Palagi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Silvia Palagi

Hello everyone, my name is Silvia and I live in Viareggio, where I deal with tourism.

For professional reasons, therefore, I know the problems linked to hospitality.

So, together with my husband Guido, we decided to rent our apartments in Florence, providing them with all the comforts that we like to find in a house when we go on holiday and I can say that our guests are always been very satisfied. We look forward to welcoming you and we remain at your disposal for any information you might need!

Silvia Palagi purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Silvia Palagi chose Duomo

It is the home of our dreams! Quiet, bright, cozy and comfortable, in the heart of the city, where "things happen"; we have restored and decorated with love and we spend all the time available, consistent with my work - which for a few years - I will keep in Viareggio. When we are not there, we want our guests and friends to live our own magic ....

What makes this apartment unique

The light, the silence, the beautiful view, comfort, make our nest a special place in which to relax, study, receive friends; or simply re-energize after a day of visits to the many attractions of Florence!


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large bathroom with sink, bidet and toilet suspended, comfortable shower with thermostatic control, washing machine, dryer, hair dryer with international plug for razors, two windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The large bedroom on the lower level includes a desk with PC/TV and printer, and access to the terrace. Available - on request and included in the price - a baby bed with sides and linen. The second, intimate, bright and romantic room upstairs has a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
You will find also a Asus All-In-One PC, with operating system Windows 10 and a multifunction printer HP.


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Your romantic terrace overlooking the cathedral dome.
average rating of 4.9903846 based on 104 reviews

An excellent apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for the entire month of Nov 2017 and could not have been happier. The apartment is well appointed and you cannot beat the location. There are lots of stairs so be prepared but remember this is Europe and elevators are few and far between. We had visitors at various times and the apartment can handle four people comfortably. Thanks Silvia for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location! Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

First let me begin this review by stating how sincerely genuine and kind Silvia and Guido are. From their communication before hand, during, and after leaving the apartment, it was all top notch. I believe service makes a huge difference in the overall experience and they delivered. When we arrived we found a bottle of wine with congratulations of our 5 year wedding anniversary!

The apartment is in an amazing location. Just steps away from the Duomo and close to all of the shops and restaurant. Even though it is close, the apartment is silent at night, which makes it easier to fall asleep after a long day of sightseeing. As others have mentioned there are a few stairs to climb but we found it enjoyable as we ate 3-5 servings of gelato every single day and needed something to help burn it off.

The amenities in this place are perfect. We used the washer/dryer and all the toiletries provided. Even though it is on the top floor, the water pressure was excellent. There is a full kitchen upstairs that we did not use but had everything someone would need to cook a full meal. The apartment was clean and linens fresh. There is a computer with a lengthy document detailing all the services you could ever want or need. All of the planning basically has been laid out for you and you can choose what you wish to do in the area.

We loved this place so much, we actually just booked another week in April of next year. Come and stay at this place, it is a fraction of the cost and a much better experience than any hotel you will find in the area in my opinion!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so beautiful and comfortable, the pictures don't do it justice. Silvia and Guido were wonderful hosts, before, during and after our stay. The view of the Duomo is amazing and never got old. The location is perfect. We had one of our favorite meals during our two weeks in Italy at Coquinarius right down the street. I was somewhat worried about the stairs as I do have slight mobility issues but I did fine with them and the location allowed us to walk everywhere, including the train station. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, even knowing how many stairs there are. Thank you to Silvia and Guido for the perfect stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great place to unwind after seeing the sights. Absolutely lovely apartment with a view of the Duomo from the terrace. Be warned that the apartment is five flights up.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts and apartment was amazing - I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Florence. The apartment is on the top floor so with no elevator a lot of stairs but with that said the view from the balcony is amazing. Very central with great restaurants, wine bars and all tourist attractions close by. The apartment has everything you need, and was perfect especially for a longer stay

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Don't look anywhere else! Couldn't have found a better place to stay in Florence, just steps from the Duomo.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola)
Nearest Barpub
86 Metres
Bar Coronas
Nearest Ferry
91 Kilometres
Port of Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
11.7 Kilometres
A1 - highway exit Florence south
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Restaurant "Da Lino"
Nearest Ski
87 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
98 Kilometres
Marine of Vecchiano
Car: not necessary

We are in the heart of Roman Florence, along what was once the "decumanus maximus", corresponding to the current Corso, Via degli Speziali, Via Strozzi, a few steps from the Forum. Here - in the current Piazza Santa Elisabetta - there was a thermal bath building over which was built, later, the so called "Torre della Pagliazza". These baths probably occupied the current square till under to the very foundations of our house-tower, as can be inferred from the remains of a wall in "opus quadratum" that surfaces in the basement. Leave home and - from anywhere you turn - you will be immersed in the magic of Florence!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pulizia finale $58.87
Refundable damage deposit $176.6
Stay tax $2.94 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.