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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

This characteristic two bedroom apartment is located on the top floor (fourth) with an elevator of an old Florentine liberty style palazzo. It is located in the heart of Florence one half block from the cathedral square. This is a no traffic street.

The flat has the most spectacular view of the Cathedral Dome with its lovely rooftop terrace (unforgettable views). It is situated on two floors. The entry level houses the two bedrooms (one with two single beds and one with a double bed) and 2 bathroom with a shower stall.

On the next floor (reached by a small wooden stairway) there is the living/dining area and small (but functional) kitchen alcove. There is a lovely corner fireplace in the living area.

Up a few steps is the study area with a day bed (single) and its spectacular view of the Cathedral dome. From the study you enter the terrace. The terrace has outdoor furniture and a big sun umbrella. The furnishings are comfortable and reflect the owners many travels to the far east.

We are a family of three: my husband is a doctor, my 30 year old son and I am a math teacher. We are native Florentines and we live on the third floor of the building. Our English speaking skills are fairly basic so please be patient and excuse any mistakes when responding.....thank you.

P.S. From my precedent American guest.

We stayed at a delightful place in Florence and want to let you know

about the place.

It is no problem communicating with Angela by e mail but she does

not speak English although her 30 year old son, Marco, speaks English.

The location is fantastic ! It is about a 10 minute walk from the train

station and smack in the middle of everything.

As a matter of fact, when you step out of the building you are in one

of the main thoroughfares and surrounded by about 4 restaurants and stores.

Amazing thing is that when you are in the flat you cannot hear the street

noise at all .. it is only when you are down on

the ground floor about to step through the door that you hear the street


So, you find number 11 .. press Angela's flat (she lives on the 2nd

floor and the flat is on the 3rd floor) and she meets you at the door. You

go through the old main door .. then an iron gate .. then up a short

stairs and you come to the elevator; which is amazing in itself. It is a

modern elevator but will hold only 2 people .. or one with bunch of luggage.

The unit itself is on 3 levels .. as you enter there are 2 bedrooms

and 2 bath (shower) on the main floor. This can sleep a couple in the double

bed room .. and two singles (or 3 as there are also 1 extra bed!) or other couple in the other room.

The you walk up a short set of stairs and you arrive in the living room which has a fire place .. dining table and comfortable chairs. Also a kitchen well equipped whit microwave , mini oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher washing machine.

The you go up one more level to the study; which is attached to a marvelous roof top deck with fantastic view of the Florence

sky line.

The study has a wonderful couch where one more person can sleep (sofa bed) .

Other than that .. what a find. The location is perfect .. I love all

the restaurants and shops around her place .. And we lit the fire in

the fireplace and it was marvelous .. to be able to make a cup of tea

in the kitchen .. on an on ..

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 46 reviews
Carol Stream Illinois

Florence Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our friends had a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment in the center of Florence. We had an awesome view of the Dome and church from our rooftop terrace. Our apartment was spacious, clean and so convenient to the train station, the market place and airport. We couldn't have asked for nicer accommodations. On arrival we were greeted by the owners who had waiting for us a very nice bottle of white wine. It was great way to start our vacation. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we hope see again, Angela & Sandro
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  • 5 of 5

Angela and her husband were warm, friendly and very generous- leaving wine and a snack for us. The apartment is beautiful, very comfortable, centrally located and perfect for a stay in Florence. We enjoyed the view from the terrace, the apartment was well furnished and the beds were comfortable. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, kindly, we hope to see you again. Angela & Sandro
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Absolutely amazing Florence rental.

  • 5 of 5

The view of the Duomo from our private terrace was mind blowing.We relaxed here every night which was great after a busy day sightseeing. The elevator made going up and down with luggage easy.We tried to use the stairs most of the time to work off all the gelato we were consuming. This is practically next door to the Medici Chapels so do not miss going there.There was a Conad 2 or 3 houses away which was very convenient. We were very comfortable with ample room for our family of 5.Having 2 bathrooms was a luxury we relished .We walked everywhere and also highly recommend the Da Vinci museum which the kids enjoyed. Angela was away on vacation but her son Marco met us and showed us around the apartment. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning to your place in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christian, we are very sorry that we haven't met you and hopefully we can do it in the future. We thank you for your beautiful words and we are glad that everything has gone well. Ciao, Angela, Sandro & Marco
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York, PA, USA

Amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this apartment in Florence, which is around the corner from the Duomo. You walk up less than 13 steps and enter into an elevator. The apartment is set up on 3 levels. The entry level has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms along with an entry area. The second level is up a small set of steps and consists of a Kitchen and large open living room. The third level has a table to sit on and doors, which exit, onto a fantastic terrace. From this terrace, the Duomo’s dome, front façade, and Giotto’s Tower appear so close you feel you can touch it. We spent every evening on this terrace mesmerized by the street noises, smells, and the sight of the Duomo. The kitchen is small, but fit all of our needs, the washing machine worked perfectly and the terrace provided us the opportunity to dry clothes quickly. There is a grocery store out the front door and 4 doors down which was open till 21:00. The only issue was the hot water in the showers was not hot. However, reading a review from the same time it appears the hot water tank needed to be replaced. We would stay and are planning on staying at this beautiful apartment, beautiful view, and perfect location.

Ellen, USA

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen and Robert , thanks for your review and,,,see you next year. Angela, Sandro e Marco
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Most Amazing, spectacular apartment...

  • 5 of 5

God must have made this apartment just for the view of the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo AND the Basilica di San Lorenzo. I can stop there and it should be enough for anyone to have this high on their list for Firenze rental. The picture doesn't do it justice. I can kick a soccer ball and hit it.

The landlord is top notch and very professional. Bottle of wine waiting for us.

The apartment itself is on the top floor. The 4 stories of steps were not hard at all. There is an elevator. You step out onto one of the best streets for shops and around the corner is EVERYTHING. we would walk around and tour and then we could go to the apartment for a toilet break or grab a cold bottle of water. There is a supermarket 10 feet away.

We went in the heat of the summer. Miserably hot at 95 degrees. The apartment was cool and we didn't need to run all of the AC units full blast. The bathrooms were modern and clean. Water pressure was doable and the hot water heater took 5 minutes to heat up. I believe the hot water heater was going bad and the landlord said it was going to be replaced.


  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thanks and sorry again .
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Loved Florence. Loved This Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I wish that we could rate this apartment higher than 5 stars. We were in Italy for two weeks and this was, by far, our most pleasant experience!

The apartment is just outstanding and fit our needs perfectly. The apartment itself is 3 floors. On the first floor, there were two bedrooms and they were plenty big for us and our two teenage children. The air conditioning in the bedrooms worked really, really well - which was great after walking all around Florence during the summer. On the second level, there was a small kitchen and a nice den/living room area with wood stove that probably would have been nice in the winter. This led up to a a set of stairs and out to the terrace. What can I say about the terrace! It was spectacular. We spent each evening on the terrace playing games with our children, enjoying the wonderful view of the Duomo and listening to classical music being played on the streets below at the restaurants on via San Lorenzo.

As mentioned, the apartment is 3 levels and has a lot of stairs to climb. The entry to the apartment itself is up 3 flights of stairs...but there is a small elevator. Just be aware of this fact if you have trouble with stairs

The area of the apartment is absolutely perfect. It is just steps from the Duomo and is on a lively street with many restaurants and shops. It's also very close to the outdoor market, which we enjoyed greatly. Through all our walking around Florence, we never felt we were far away from our apartment and stopped back frequently to rest during the heat of summer.

Lastly, Angela and Sandro were just wonderful. As others have said, when we arrived they had a bottle of Chianti waiting for us (which we certainly enjoyed on the terrace). They also had a bag of potato chips for our kids (which was like gold to them). During the planning stages of our trip, we had several questions for Angela and she was always very prompt with her responses via email. In fact, she even walked over to the train station a few months before our trip to ask a specific question for us! When we arrived, both Angela and Sandro greeted us. Sandro speaks very good english so he was the primary communicator. Before we left, Angela and Sandros stopped by and gave our two children each a small gift. It was so nice and thoughtful. Just wonderful, warm people.

Thank you for making our stay in Florence great, Sandro and Angela! We loved Florence and would certainly stay here again when we return

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason family, thanks for your wonderful words, we hope to meet you again. Angela & Sandro
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