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Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC

68 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Metropolitan City of Florence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Panoramic terrace. Jacuzzi. Sleeps 4/5

Really beautiful top-floors apartment with elevator. Rooftop Terrace with amazing 360° panoramic views of all Florence. Prestigious historic building in the city center. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C, Wi-Fi and ethernet points in every room; satellite TV, DVD; new fully-equipped kitchen with separate washer and dryer, dishwasher. Jacuzzi. From your bedrooms, you can see the Duomo and look out over some of the famous private gardens in Florence. It is so quiet it is like being in the country but you are in the middle of Florence, within walking distance of all the sights. Ideal for 4 persons (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Enjoy a thoroughly Florentine stylish experience!

Centrally located in one of the most charming parts of the historic center of Florence, in the Borgo Pinti area, within 15 minutes walk of most major sights (but there are also buses if you prefer). And the best shopping streets! It is in a delightful city-centre small 'neighborhood' with its own good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the Piazza dei Ciompi antiques area in Santa Croce. Spa, swimming pool and fitness center are up the street. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities (including central heating or A/C), Wi-Fi, very high-quality linen and towels, final cleaning, taxes. NO extra charges. Discounts: 2 weeks or more. The apartment is in mint condition. Perfect for honeymoons or special occasions.

The apartment is on 2 levels (floors 4 and 5, the top floor): the dining/living, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ktichen are all on floor 4, the same level as the elevator. Upstairs, floor 5, there is the open-space living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a little 'writer's corner' and stairs to the terrace. Because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy and space to spread out. The apartment has a really spacious feel - over 100 sq. metres/1100 sq. ft. The apartment could comforably take 6 people but we have a maximum occupancy of 4 persons to enhance your experience. Exceptionally we will take 5 guests depending on the make-up of the group.

• Dining/living room

• Very fully-equipped new kitchen with dishwasher, separate washer and dryer and all electrical appliances including microwave and American and Italian coffee-makers.

• 2 very comfortable bedrooms with beamed ceilings. One bedroom has a large double bed with en-suite bathroom. The other bedroom can either be a large double or a twin (2 single beds), and has its own private bathroom literally 2 paces away. Both bedrooms have views of the Duomo and overlook private gardens.

• Floor 5: Open-space living area with a double sofa bed which has a genuinely comfortable mattress. Adjoining bathroom with Jacuzzi with stunnning view of Florence! If a guest does not want to share a bedroom, this area can be used at night as a sleeping area with complete privacy. There is also a 'writer's corner' on this level.

• Panoramic small rooftop terrace with amazing 360 degree views of every monument in Florence: perfect for a drink or snack at the end of the day. Seating for 4, and a canopy for shade.

• A/C in every room.

• Wi-Fi and fixed ethernet connections throughout.

• Beamed ceilings, marble bathrooms, beautifully decorated.

The apartment is in a beautiful and impressive building, dating back to the 15th centrury. The apartment has been fully restructured and restored with immense care, using the the finest Tuscan materials, with tiles, beamed ceilings and fine features in wood and wrought iron by master craftsmen. It is beautifully decorated and furnished in an understated way: everything is of the highest quality, with top-class Italian linen, towels etc. It is airy and bright.

When you leave the apartment, all of Florence is at your doorstep!

Check-in: between 4-8 PM (16.00-20.00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best.

Check-out: by 10 AM (10.00) at the latest.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is less than 1 minute walk from the apartment. Special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to park or bring your car into the historic center. Contact us for details.

We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence unique and enjoyable:

• Make museum and restaurant bookings;

• Give information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence.

• Book visits to Tuscan wineries in Chianti, Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Montepulciano etc

• Organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti or Brunello wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. Or visit the famous fashion outlet malls outside Florence.

• Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz evening, or find the best place for salsa dancing in Florence - just ask us!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

About Owner

I completely restructured this property. It is in a beautiful historic building (15th century, with 18th century makeover!) and doing the restructuring took a lot of time organizing the best Florentine craftsmen and artisans for furnishings and drapes (nearly everything was custom made for the apartment). It was a long process, but I hope you will think it was worth it.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Owner chose Metropolitan City of Florence

The historic building is beautiful, and the small panoramic terrace has extraordinary 360 degree views of Florence. The bedrooms overlook private gardens and you can see the Duomo from each bedroom. The peace and quiet in the apartment is amazing.

What makes this apartment unique

This area is my favorite in Florence. It is central - so you can walk everywhere - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are near the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. Piazza Santa Croce and its vibrant area is nearby (but not too near!). I provide an information sheet with recommendations for local restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Cesare for renting to us your wonderful apartment and most of all your wonderful support and help!!! You are the best!
Jun 2014
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Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 69 reviews
5

Fantastic Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Cesare's apartment in Florence and can only echo what other people have already written. Cesare has thought of everything. The apartment does not seem like a typical rental as it features high-end amenities throughout. Lots and lots of room with the ability to spread out from the main floor that has a kitchen (including washer and dryer), a dining area with quality dishes and glasses, one bedroom with bathroom, and a second bedroom across from a hall bathroom. The bedrooms are both large and have more than ample storage. The Duomo is visible from both bedrooms. The second level includes a living room, bathroom, and nook with a desk. There are stairs that lead to the terrace above. The terrace offers room for 4 and a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Beautiful by both day and night. Great air-conditioners. Perhaps the greatest feature of the apartment is Cesare himself. There is a hotline phone in the apartment you can use to reach him with questions about anything Florence. You need tickets to a museum? Cesare can set you up. You need a recommendation for a restaurant? Cesare is the man. Need a taxi to the airport or train station? Cesare always gets you one you can count on. The apartment, located on Borgo Pinti, is just a 10-minute walk to the Florence action center. The Tom Hanks movie Inferno was being filmed during our entire stay in Florence, and they were actually filming on Borgo Pinti one day. All in all, if you are searching for a wonderful apartment for your stay in Florence, you can stop your search now.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the incredible review! As I told you, it was a real pleasure having you and your party stay, and much fun. I am glad that you liked the apartment so well. I think you got the best out of Florence. Thank you for everything. GRAZIE!
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Perfect apartment for a great stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cesare's spacious and very comfortable apartment. It was in a great location, just a block from a bus stop that made it so easy to connect with the train stations and other tourist sites - but most of the time we walked everywhere, and it was really nice returning to our home away from home. Cesare was incredibly helpful both before and during our stay when we had questions - while we enjoyed stumbling around with our little bit of Italian, the fact that he spoke English fluently was a real plus. We had very comfortable beds, a well-equipped kitchen, an elevator that worked (not always the case in Italy's old buildins!), a rooftop deck - and a view of the Duomo from both bedrooms. Our experience renting this apartment from Cesare could not have been improved - and when we return to this amazing city again we'll want to stay there. I would encourage anyone heading to Florence to do the same. Thank you Cesare!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at this lovely apartment. We would never stay anywhere else. The owner is just wonderfully helpful and kind. The apartment is fully equipped and extremely convenient to all Florence sights. We will be back again. The terrace overlooks the whole city!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Owner and a Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo all the great comments Cesare and his apartment has received. As soon as we booked our stay, I knew it was going to be a great arrangement. Cesare was very quick to reply to any of our questions and even helped our friends get train tickets from Venice and to Rome. He sent detailed instructions how to get to the apartment (including taxi costs from the airport and train station) and great recommendations. He also made our Uffizi reservations for us.

When we arrived at the apartment, it was exactly as it looked in the pictures. For 2 couples traveling together there was ample space, air conditioning which led to great nights of sleep and the location was outstanding (everything was within walking distance). There were plenty of travel books and brochures to help us plan our days. Cesare was just a phone call away to make our taxi reservations for us. It was like having our own concierge! The clothes dryer and elevator were a great bonus one usually doesn't get this close to the city center.

We would most definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Florence.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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more very happy guests!

  • 5 of 5

There is simply nothing to add! Cesare is a fabulous host and has thought of everything. I cannot say one single thing I would change or need.

Thank you so much for the delightful accommodations and your endless attention to details and hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Try to find something wrong with this property!

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering a property in Firenze (Florence) you cannot go wrong with this property or the owner! I started looking for properties quite awhile ago, I wanted to have the greatest selection of properties. While many of my options were closer to the city center, my experience told me to look a little further away from the noise and action..this is going to be the place you recharge after all. The pictures with this property don't do it justice. Those pics are NOT telephoto shots!

My family of four, wife and two adult children arrived Monday evening after a night in Venice. A quick taxi ride to the address about 10 minutes. 14 euro with bags. Cesare's assistant met us at the door. We rode the elevator to the 3rd floor where the the show started! anybody that rents through home away has a little bit of wondering if they are really going to get what they expect. I do not say this lightly. Our expect ions we exceeded. The master bedroom is spacious and the ensuite bathroom is bright and clean. Open the window and stick your head out the window and you will se the duomo dome. About a 10-15 minute walk. The extra bedroom shares a wall but it is thick enough to drowned out any sounds between the two.. No complaints from my kids on my snoring! The upstairs living room was nice and exposed beams give it a lot of character. I took a little nap on the couch to get rid of some jet lag. The last but certainly not last is the terrace. Absolutely stunning!

The views are really what sold us.

As for Cesare, he was helpful on every aspect of the rental from answering questions before signing, to arranging our taxi at 5am on departure day. He will get you tours, reservations eat. He is the best owner, manager I have ever dealt with renting on HomeAway.

If you are considering this property don't let it slip away!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Florence - Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Reduced cost for our guests. Contact us for details.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
AUG 23 - SEPT 2 2016
Aug 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$132
$844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPT 3 - OCT 14 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$143
$921
 
 
MID-YEAR 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$132
$844
$2,961
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2016-2017
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$143
$921
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$132
$844
$2,961
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Oct 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$143
$921
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$132
$844
$2,961
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2017-2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$143
$921
$3,290
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$143
$921
$3,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C, central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot), taxes. Final cleaning is included. NO HIDDEN CHARGES.
Maid service available: costs extra. Monthly rates=30 nights.

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a booking as we offer excellent DISCOUNTS on stays of MORE than 1 week and for certain periods of the year. This site cannot calculate the discounts. The discounts are not available after a booking has been made. So do not miss out! Send us an inquiry by clicking on the "send an e-mail" button (VRBO site) or click on "send a message" (Homeaway site.

HIGH SEASON DISCOUNTS

2 PERSONS: 1 week: 120 Euro/night. 2 weeks: 110 Euro/night. 3 weeks: €105/night. 4 weeks: 100/night.
3 AND 4 PERSONS: PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICE QUOTE

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS:

2 PERSONS: 1 week: 110 Euro/night. 2 weeks: 100 Euro/night. 3 weeks: 95 Euro/night. 4 weeks: 90 Euro/night.
3 AND 4 PERSONS: PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICE QUOTE

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Amenities

Metropolitan City of Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 steps away from Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , bidet , Jacuzzi with wonderful view of Florence!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathrooms are high-quality Italian design, marble and porcelain. They are very well-lighted. One bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with beautiful views of Florence! All bathrooms have highest quality towels one of the top Italian luxury brands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King double bed (71 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed: mattress 56 in./140 cm. Baby Crib.
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm) with orthopedic mattress. En-suite bathroom. There is space for a baby crib/cot. Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 2 can either be a King double bed (171 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds); orthopaedic mattresses It has its own private bathroom (not en suite but 2 steps away (literally!). Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 3 is the red double sofa bed (56 in./140 cm) in the open-space living area. If desired, a baby crib/cot could also be set up here. There is a bathroom with Jacuzzi a few steps away. Because of the way there apartment is laid, this area has complete privacy if used as a bedroom. A/C with remote control. All bedrooms have highest quality linens by one of the top Italian luxury brands and have individual A/C units with remote control.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has Wi-F, Ethernet access points in all rooms, DVD; CD, TV Top-quality Italian linens and towels. And little things like basics on arrival, umbrellas, maps, guide-books, shopping bags and shopping trolley. Bus service to the train station. Parking garage nearby (1 min.) with special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to bring cars into the historic center. We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence special and enjoyable. • We can make museum and restaurant bookings for you. • We can give you information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence. • We can organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca. • Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz - just ask us

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