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Centre - Duomo Square (150 Feet) Great Location - Free Wifi!

Bedrooms 1
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

fully equipped, central location, sleeps 4 guests (max); Free Wi-FI


It can't be denied: the apartment benefits from a unique location (indeed it was selected among half a score prestigious locations by a famous TV production)

It is just 50 meters (150 feet) far from the Duomo square: the magnificent Cathedral with its Giotto bell tower that appears from the corner of the street (via Dei Vecchietti).

Via Dei Vecchietti is one of the most well-known street of the centre of Florence: spacious, clean and luminous.

It runs parallel to via Tornabuoni, known throughout the world for its high fashion boutiques.

You get to the apartment by entering the noble palace belonged to the 'Medici Tornaquinci' family:over the front door a beautiful wide entrance hall with elevator and staircase that leads to the upper floors.

The apartment consists of a 68 m² floor area and can accommodate a maximum of 2+2 guests.

It is on 2 floors: the main floor where are located the spacious living room with fully equipped kitchen, and a separate bright and romantic bedroom; a lower floor, which is accessed by a staircase, providing a private large and luminous bathroom.The bathroom is equipped with shower, bathtub and washing machine.

All rooms are tastefully furnished with cotto floor and beamed ceilings. THE APARTMENT IS PROVIDED WITH: AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, High Speed WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION, TV, DVD PLAYER.

Bed linen and towels are provided upon arrival.

Don't miss the opportunity of a memorable vacation in the heart of FLORENCE!


** animals are not allowed, sorry.

** Unfortunately, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Chiara

You are welcome to ask any additional information about the apartment. Hope to meet you in Florence soon.

Chiara purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Chiara chose Historic Center

Because Florence is magnificent, and in our apartment you will experience every beauty of this city in total comfort and relaxation.

In addition, the chance of living in one of the most historical palace in the centre of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, historical value, cleanliness and safety of the Noble Palace and the surrounding streets.


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Very spacious bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King Bed (1), Child Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (sleeping 2 guests)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • skiing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Centre - Duomo Square (150 Feet) Great Location - Free Wifi!
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 reviews

Lovely central apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It could not have been more convenient for seeing Florence. The apartment was well equipped and the bed was comfortable. We have been to Florence several times and this was definitely our best visit. Chiara was very helpful and prompt in replying to our emails. When we return to Florence we will be very happy to stay again.

Thank you Chiara

.Tom and Julie

United Kingdom

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely unique apartment in the heart of the city!

  • 5 of 5

Ciao Chiara!

I had to write this review and say Thank You! Your apartment was delightful for my 3 daughters and myself for the 4 nights we stayed. The location is perfect walking distance to everything and around the corner of the Duomo. Close to the train station, no taxi needed.

The inside of the apartment is exactly as the pictures portray. The downstairs bathroom is quite large and my girls loved using it as their dressing room ( two slept on the living room sleeper sofa) it has a large tub, a separate shower, washing machine which we used with drying racks and heater to dry your clothes, worked out perfectly. Only thing I would add to bathroom is a full length mirror, my girls were fighting for the one in the bedroom... Those girls can take hours to get ready in the morning! Kitchen has all amenities we! Has a French coffee press which I learned to use. The apartment is a mix of wonderful bygone days and modern mixed......loved...loved....loved it! Unfortunately we never got to meet Chiara because we were so busy everyday with our itinerary! She emailed me ahead of our arrival with pictures of exactly how to enter the apartment building. No problems at all. She never asked us for the remaining money we owed so I told her we would leave it on the table to pick up at her convenience. When we returned to the apartment after a busy day touring she left us a little surprise.....delicious honey!

Next time we come to Firenze we are staying here!!!!!!

Grazie for everything and making our stay at your apartment & Firenze memorable! We visited Rome and Venice also, but our favorite is Firenze!😀


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Deborah , thank you ! ... I enjoyed your comment so much ! Even as I write I'm laughing imagining your sisters quarreling in front of the bedroom mirror ... luckily I was not living with you: otherwise we would have been 4 girls fighting over it ^__^ You gave me a great tip Deborah, and I am going to immediately search for a nice full length mirror to add in the bathroom. I am extremely glad to learn you had beautiful days here in Florence and I will be happy to welcome you in the future when you should get another chance to return. Thank you for your good manners, courtesy and cleanliness .. and especially for all the joy you gave me by reading your review. A huge embrace to each of you, GRAZIE MILLE. Chiara
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United Kingdom

Excellent location, apartment and host !

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, apartment and host ! Extremely clean apartment in a fascinating and quiet Palace in the heart of Florence. Proximity to shopping and museums is simply superb and Chiara was so friendly and keen to help make our visit to Florence a success. Free and full signal Wi-Fi was also an add on for us ... couldn't have asked for more, my wife and I have lived here like at home and wish we had stayed longer.

We would love to come back in the next years !

Gracie Chiara

Paul & Carmen

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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USA, California

worse place, worse experience

  • 1 of 5

My sister and I stayed here for four days from June 26 to June 30, 2016. The owner asked us to do self check-in. Three days later, Chiara (the owner) called me around 5:00 PM, asking if she could come to pick up her money. She showed up on our door without checking with us, she was rude and very impolite, did not even ask, how we were doing or if we needed anything, after all, she never gave us a tour of the apartment. The apartment was in a good location and that is all. The pictures are very deceiving. Also there were 15 sharp steps going to the bathroom. I usually wake up 2-3 times a night to go to bathroom and on many occasions, I was almost falling off those steps. I will not recommend this place to anyone and if we had a choice, we would have moved out of this apartment after one night. We had our worst experience, WORSE PLACE EVER.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disgusted by your paltry review less than I was by your personality. Your review differs in a negative way just as much as your trash personality and you were very bad representatives of the Israeli people. But your rudeness and misery do not deserve a second more of my attention. My wonderful job, in my wonderful city continues with the same passion and a plenty of lovely tourists and guests ... and my calendar is full. Chiara
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Marietta, GA

Super Cute and Charming Apartment in the Best Location Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for four days during a 3 week trip to Italy. We adored this apartment. The pictures don't do it justice- it's full of character and so unique. The bed was quite comfortable. It was nice to have such a huge bathroom too. The washer was also a bonus.

The location couldn't be better. Florence is such a walkable city and the apartment is so close to many attractions- the Duomo, the Bargello, the Uffizi, Santa Croce, the Accademia, and Ponte Vecchio, just to name a few. There is no shortage of fine restaraunts nearby either. It's also a short walk to the train station.

Chiara was very easy to work with. She responded promptly to all my inquiries and provided detailed directions for finding and getting into the apartment.

I highly recommend this apartment and would stay here again if I ever find myself in Firenze again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Randi, Firstly I want to thank you for such kind words you have spent about me, and for taking the time to describe the apartment and your experience. Your comment and opinion are precious to me. I am glad about your satisfaction and I greatly appreciated your tip about the photos ! Thank you for your politeness. Of course It will be my great pleasure to host you again when you should have a future occasion to return to Florence. Meanwhile... I wish your husband and you all the best. Grazie mille, Chiara
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Parker, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

The old rule of Real Estate certainly applies here "Location, Location, Location" and it simply could not be better. It s only a few steps to the Duomo and there are plenty of small super markets nearby as well as the Mercado. The apartment is comfortably furnished and is fully air-conditioned. The kitchen is very adequate with a very large refrigerator and all the necessary appliances. The big bathroom is wonderful with a bath tub, shower, washing machine, and iron and board if needed. We would certainly stay in this apartment again should our travels bring us back to Florence. Chiara was very nice and helped us find the services we needed and gave us very helpful advice.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Bill & Rose ! Thank you so much for your appreciation and for having been my guests. I am so glad to know I have helped to make your holiday in Florence a nice experience. I will be extremely happy to host you and to meet again when you should have a future occasion to come back. So, thank you once more for your friendliness and for taking care of the apartment during your permanence. Warm greetings and .... grazie mille ! Chiara
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci 'FIRENZE-PERETOLA'
Nearest Golf
18 Metres
Golf Ugolino ( Florence )
Nearest Train
300 Metres
'Santa Maria Novella' main train Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1 - Firenze Sud entrance/exit
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in a charming historical palace belonged to the most famous noble Florentine family 'Medici'. It is only 50 meters from the Duomo ! The magnificent Cathedral of Florence, exactly in the centre of the city. The main train station of Florence 'Santa Maria Novella' is just 300 meters far. A first taxi station is 50 meters far and the first bus stop is located in front of the Palace. All monuments and historical squares, the several streets of art and history and the finest shops and restaurants are within walking distance from this apartment.


Rates & Availability

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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High Season
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

* LONG PERIOD RENTAL is possible by specific quote
* THE STANDARD RATE IS INDICATIVE and typically applied to two guests. A specific quotation will always be informed and detailed for any inquiry. Rate may vary according to number of guests, length of stay, period.
* Payments upon arrival is requested BY CASH. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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