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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,453 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
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 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


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(48 traveler reviews)

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Florence Rooftop Terrace Apartment View of Cathedral Dome
average rating of 4.7291665 based on 48 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: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we hope see again, Angela & Sandro
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Great location. Great view. Charming old apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Walking distance to everything but still quiet at night. The view of the Duomo was spectacular and Angela And Marco were lovely hosts. It is an old building with old building charm and plumbing but this detracted so little from our overall wonderful experience I still give it 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View of Duomo

  • 3 of 5

Awesome view of Dumo from the rooftop terrace at this apartment Location was exceptional. View was an A+.

Apartment was spacious which was nice. Living and dining area was com portable and well furnished.

Beds were not very comfortable and pillows in the room with twin beds were worn out and looked like they were filled with tennis balls. Towels were clean but seemed old and worn. Nice blankets were a plus. Compared to other VRBO this apartment could use a little refreshing particularly in the bed and bath department.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 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: July 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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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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