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Monument View in the Heart of Florence - Lift - Balcony - Safe - Quiet - Chic

42 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Duomo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This Duomo view apartment is Florence’s most central and safest location!

We would like to welcome you in our family's apartment in the highly elegant and vibrant Via Roma. If you wish to walk to all sights of Florence in a few days and at the same time relax at home, enjoy shopping and good food, you have found the ideal place.

Literally next door to Baptistery and Cathedral, between the Palace of the Archbishop and Gilli Caffè and Hotel Savoy. Surrounded by boutiques like Gucci, Prada, Emporio Armani, in front of the most famous Italian fashion store, LuisaViaRoma. Right in the middle of all city celebrations and events (processions and flagwavers, parades and cart of the Easter celebration) which take place in Piazza Duomo or Piazza della Repubblica.

Step free elevator to accommodate luggage, groceries, and those needing help with stairs after long sightseeing. Completely on one level, this new apartment is on the 4th floor of a historic building, with a concierge and a building door open all day. Very quiet, it is located on the backside of the building where the only noise heard is the bell chime of Giotto's Bell Tower.

View of Brunelleschi’s Cupola, the world’s largest Dome, Cathedral and Bell Tower is simply stunning, especially at night. You can stand on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the beauty of Florence’s Renaissance.

This romantic flat is bright and old styled, with double height ceilings and high windows with double shutters. As in a hotel suite, you will find a larger than a queen bed in the master bedroom, two comfy twins that can be made up as a queen bed in the second bedroom. A perfectly supplied kitchen. Dishwasher and all staples. A new Washer and clothes Dryer on the larger balcony where clothes can be hung on the traditional line or machine dried. The bathroom has a large shower cabin with marble floor.

The TV airs the movies in the orginal language, mostly English, and there are Sat BBC news and many other foreign channels. Wi-Fi is unlimited. On the walls original etchings and paintings by known artists.

All major sights are around the corner: Baptistery, Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's bell tower are a few steps away, with the newly re-opened Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. David’s Galleria dell'Accademia, Medici Chapels and Library. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are just 5 minutes' walk. Continuing on Via Roma, you reach the Old Bridge/Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden. The sculpture museum Bargello, the pantheon of Santa Croce with Cappella dei Pazzi are just a few more minutes away. We provide local maps and guides, information on events, opening times and tips to make the most of a short holiday.

Historic cafes like Gilli, delicious bakeries and best gelaterie, restaurants and wine shops abound in the neighborhood. The enchanting food halls of the Mercato Centrale are approx 10 minutes away.

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The train and bus station is within a 10 minutes walking distance, 700 meters.

Day-trips to Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Chianti region with Siena are easy to organize.

Florence has captured the heart of our family, which moved to Florence around 1920 and opened a historic leather store in 1929. We are excited to be a part of this wonderful place . Everyday we are amazed with the beauty this city has to offer. We hope that our home will provide you with great times and memories to last a lifetime.

As real private owners we cannot accept credit cards, we do not have a commercial activity with a Vat number. We kindly ask those who would like to book with a credit card, to understand and do not insist

The final cleaning and laundry fee Euro 30 per guest to be be paid upon arrival

All utilities are included: air co and electricity, gas and hot water, concierge and wifi

The City requires all tourists above 12 years of age to pay a “Stay tax” of Euro 2,50 per guest/per night, for a maximum of 7 nights. The tax must be collected cash by the landlords who have to pay it in afterwards to the Municipality Treasury.

We organize tailored guided tours of Uffizi, Accademia and Palazzo Vecchio, as well as Cooking classes and Wine tours. If you need more apartments for a special group we can suggest the best solution with our friends' flats in the neighbourhood, which are all advertised on this website.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About The Owner

I grew up here and I'm now honoured to welcome guests in the apartment we renovated for our family abroad, and give travellers suggestions to enjoy Florence as real Florentines.

NB: we kindly ask you to carefully read all footnotes of the RATES section.

We treat our guests as if they were family guests. We expect that the exceptional help we can offer, may be appreciated. What we suggest is 100 per cent our opinion and cannot be compared to anything a concierge or a tour guide can tell tourists. Hotel staff and guides are mainly driven by their hotel managers instructions and by their own economic interest to let tourists reserve tours and restaurants where they can get a profit. We have always lived in the historic centre of Florence and know 99 per cent of who is who and why and what happens around via Roma.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1968

Why The Owner chose Historic Center

My father bought the entire floor to be our family home in 1969.. He had fallen in love with the view, light and quiet of such an unbeatable location with all comforts of elevator and concierge. Our family still lives in this property, in the larger apartment on the same landing, and in case of need, that gives you the benefit of a 24 hours assistance.

What makes this apartment unique

View, Elevator and Safe Ideal Location with Medical Service in the building.

Breathtaking view from both bedrooms and balcony , especially at night!

You can lie on the bed and enjoy the view!

Elevator: for luggage and groceries, older travellers and children, allows to come back and rest during the day

Location is ideal. Safe, between the Palace of the Archbishop and Hotel Savoy. Central, prestigious, very quiet, with all comforts and Elevator.

The Medical Service of Florence is one floor below. They accept all major, travel/medical insurance policies. http://www.medicalservice.firenze.it/

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't think of a better place to stay in Florenz /a better host.

The view from Bedroom and Balkon is magnificent. What a lovely town! Thank you so much for everything! K. und Alex, Pfalz, Germany
Aug 2013
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4.9
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Monument View in the Heart of Florence - Lift - Balcony - Safe - Quiet - Chic
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Definitely Duomo !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 boys walked quite easily from train station to the apartment . When greeted graciously late in the evening by Irene. She was a wonderful host with all the information you needed to make your stay an easy enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Amazing location with the sound of the Duomo chimes as an alarm clock. Wouldn't have it any other way . Something you have to experience. Walking through this quaint city just has a touch like no other. Thank you Irene , still trying to get the girls together. If not this year ,it will be next. The boys loved it

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great Location and Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This apartment could not be more centrally located. The view of the Duomo is as advertised. The shower/bathroom was very good and not small. The beds were comfortable. Irene was a fantastic host who had great recommendations for tour guides, restaurants and other sightseeing. Irene was always accessible. The Wifi worked great. There were many great books, maps and other travel resources in the apartment. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Wonderful Apartment, Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite rental to date! Irene was a fabulous host - she was kind and provided great food and itinerary suggestions. The parking garage she uses was easy to find and a very short walk to the apartment. The apartment was beautiful, clean to the highest of standards, and very comfortable for our family of 5. There were even some Legos and other small toys for our young children. The location was amazing, less than a block from the duomo (viewed from the balcony) and surrounded by an abundance of restaurants and shops. There is an excellent grocery store a block away if you intend to cook. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Florence!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a very comfortable place to call home while in Florence. Very active pedestrian and shopping street but at the same time quiet upstairs in the apartment. We're going to stay there again when we return to Florence.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Phenomenal Experience all around!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Irene and our stay in her apartment! The location was wonderful! The apartment was absolutely lovely! Super clean and meticulously maintained! The bed was very comfortable! The shower was terrific! The views are gorgeous! Extremely safe area! Easy access to so many fantastic sights!!

Irene gave us very helpful information that made our touring Florence much easier! She even told us which activities to do when, for best lighting, vantage points and queues - she was incredibly helpful and thorough!

Not only did Irene recommend a garage (to park our rental car in) for us, but she also called ahead, made a reservation, helped us find it, made sure we got a discount and translated the conversation for us! Talk about going above and beyond!

Her apartment wasn't available for our whole stay, so we had to switch mid-trip. Our next apartment was the same price, but it was in a bad area and it felt cheap and unsafe. The maid handed us our key and sent us on our way. It was a very different experience than staying at Irene's apartment. She immediately felt like a friend who cared about our experience in Florence.

We walked around the new neighborhood a little bit with her, and while walking we realized we had some work to attend to. Since the new apartment wasn't yet available, she took us back to her apartment, where we could access her wifi and get the work done. Then she brought us a plate of cheese and fruit!! Wow!!

Overall, Irene's level of engagement and desire to make our trip to Florence special was absolutely unprecedented! I've never stayed where someone has been so respectful, attentive, responsive, lovely, helpful and kind! She is a gem!!

We could easily have stayed there for a month! My husband and I agree that we will base our next trip to Florence on the availability of this apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Beautiful apartment, great location, views of the Duomo!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights here in October 2015. The apartment is very clean and very nicely decorated.

The location excellent: one block to the Duomo, four blocks to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, less than 15 minute walk to the main train station. Lots of restaurants are nearby.

Irene was extremely responsive and helpful in setting up our reservation. She was also very helpful in providing advice on things to do in and near Firenze.

We had a delightful stay in a delightful city.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Caffè Gilli
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

Tours of the Duomo, the Cupola and the Campanile are just steps away.

As you can see on the map, the entrance to the building is on a busy street, 60 meters from the Baptistery and 100 meters from the Cathedral.

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Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$146
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall and All Saints
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED: Electricity, AIR CONDIT, Heating, Water, Gas. ALSO: Toilet Paper, Soap, Detergents
FINAL CLEANING and LAUNDRY: Min. Euro 50 for 1 guest/ Euro 30.00 each guest (2 guests € 60, 3 guests €90, 4 Guests €120, 5 Guests €150)
CHECK IN: between 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. (If possible we are happy to allow guests to drop the luggage before 3 p.m.)
CHECK OUT: by 10:00 a.m. (If possible we are happy to allow guests to leave the luggage after 10 am)
CITY STAY TAX: Euro 2,50 per day per adult guest up to max 7 nights (no tax for children under 12)
RENTAL AGREEMENT: fully compliant with Italian laws will be signed upon arrival. On completion of reservation we send a formal confirmation including all details related to the conversation and the terms agreed upon
SAFETY DEPOSIT: Euro 400 (or equivalent in Pounds, Dollars, Swiss Francs) will be collected upon check-in and entirely refunded at check-out, if nothing will be broken or damaged. Broken glasses/cups are NOT considered damage.
PASSPORTS: Italian landlords must comply with police regulations by sending the details of all non city residents
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
If the cancellation is notified closer to the date of arrival, if we are able to re-rent the same period or part of it we refund as much as possible or we may consider the payment as deposit for a future stay.

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Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Very large shower cabin with marble floor and window with a view. Comfortable towel heater. Hairdryer and soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The master-bedroom has a 'larger than a queen' very comfortable italian bed, exact size 195 cm long x 165 cm wide. The twin beds are 190 cm long x 85 cm wide. Baby Crib is a large Chicco crib, size 124x64x79 suitable for babies till 11,5 Kg. Sleep Sofa. The double sized sofa-bed is a high quality Italian design with a comfortable mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
We give maps and information on current events and exhibitions, organize tailor made Tours of the city of Florence, of Uffizi Gallery and other museums, Cooking classes and Wine tours.

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