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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome

Bedrooms 2
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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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews

Loved this place. Would definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent five days in this wonderful, classy and spacious apartment and I would definitely recommend it. Bedrooms and bathrooms on one level (and in the back of the building, so no street noise), living room and kitchen on another, and that amazing terrace at the top, big enough for a table of six! Sandro and Angela could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and generous with their recommendations. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge to start off our time in Florence right! And as for the location - wow! At one end of the street is the Piazza del Duomo, and the other is the Basilica di San Lorenzo. A supermarket is conveniently located on the same street.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille , we hope see you again. Angela & Sandro
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Beautiful spacious apartment just around the corner from the Baptistery in Florence

  • 4 of 5

We are 2 couples who spent a lovely week in June at Angela's apartment, just around the corner from the Baptistery and the Duomo in Florence. The weather was very hot and the apartment was air conditioned heaven. The rooftop terrace is more beautiful than the photos show with an outstanding close up view of the Dome, the tower and the hills surrounding Florence. Evenings spent watching the moon rise over the Duomo while drinking Limoncello were magic and unforgettable. Terrace also a great clothes dryer during the day.

Angela and Sandro are gracious hosts. They made us feel welcomed and at home. They live in an apartment below and so are very available if you need assistance. I was concerned sending the deposit directly to them but there was no problems whatsoever.

There is a tiny but efficient elevator which takes you up most of the stairs to the third floor apartment but there are two sets of wooden stairs in the apartment and some concrete steps on the two level terrace, which could be problematic if you have mobility issues. The kitchen is tiny but well equipped. The 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor of the apartment so you don't have to drag your suitcases any further.

With four people touring Florence in 30 degree heat, we made heavy demands on the hot water which sometimes resulted in a tepid shower for the last in line. Wasn't really much of a problem, given the amazing location. It was wonderful to be able to escape the crowds, the noise and the heat by just stepping inside the door. The apartment is located at the back of the building and is therefore very quiet and peaceful.

There is a great supermarket a couple of doors down and the central market is a short walk away and should not be missed.

Grazie mille, Angela and Sandro, for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped and close to great restaurants and sites. The mattresses need to be replaced with new but we were able to sleep comfortably.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. It is in the heart of Florence within walking distance to everything.The terrace was absolutely spectacular! What an amazing view to accompany our afternoon refreshments and evening wine. The owners were very responsive and Marco made checking in and getting settled in a breeze.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, thanks for your review , you are very nice. We hope to see you again soon. Have a nice days Angela, Sandro & Marco
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Amazing--a true Florence Gem.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the apartment give you a glimpse of what living here will be like. You are in the heart of Florence, walking distance to almost everything on your 'must see' list and more. The added bonus is that you are in a neighborhood, a grocery store and, happily, a wine shop are at your feet.

The apartment is spacious and clean.

A word of caution if you have any mobility issues. There are stairs and they are steep. The elevator brings you to your apartment door but there are steps to get to that landing.

We loved our stay and would it highly.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dear Maureen
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Everything just out the front door!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at this apartment! The owners, Angela and Sando, along with their son Marco were so welcoming. They even greeted us with a bottle of wine to enjoy on the beautiful terrace. We enjoyed the arrangement that has bedrooms on the first level and living spaces above so that our girls could sleep in and we were able to be up and about without bothering them. The terrace is simply fabulous! From morning coffee to evening wine and apperitivo, it has the most amazing views of the Duomo. While the apartment is peaceful and quiet, literally just steps from the door are restaurants,shops and a grocery store.....and did I mention, the Duomo, one of Florence's most iconic sites! Be advised that there are 77 stairs from the front door up to the apartment (and a small lift if stairs are too difficult for you). We all decided to take the stairs and not feel guilty about a daily gelato! So glad to have found this lovely apartment and will certainly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, thanks, you are very kindly and I'm glad you were fine. We hope to see you again. Angela & Sandro
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Tax Rate 20.0%

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