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Top roof Palazzo del Marchese

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property


Located in the hearth of Florence on the top roof of a wonderful and sophisticated aristocratic building, belonged to the family Niccolini-Bourbon during the 17th century, this property has conserved a rare and fascinating entrance with a magnificent staircase. The elevator goes up to the second floor than there are 20 more steps to reach the flat. This apartment is quite and tastefully furnished with modern and researched decorations all in the  tones of beige, light grey and black. Within its elegant and metropolitan look, this space is very spacious in order to accommodate big families or group of friends, travelling together. The flat is all spread in one floor where you’ll find two living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table next to it, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Through 13 steps of stairs, on an upper level, can be reached another bedroom, with two single beds and a bathroom en suite , in total  privacy.  This apartment can host up to 6 people in the three main bedrooms, but one living room can become the 4th double bedroom  thanks to a door, in total privacy. There is also available another single convertible bed in the 2nd living room. This will lead to 9 people occupancy in total. 

A doorman is available at day time and in the building you can find two others facilities: a private garage, on request, prices depending on the period and the model of the car and a just renovated fitness centre. 

Wi fi is complimentary . The apartment is exceptionally convenient  for anyone looking to see most of Florence's sights in a short while; easily , without car, bus or taxi , you can enjoy this wonderful city , all is within max 10 minutes walking . This is a prime location for sightseeing and entertaining, the area is vibrant but very safe and has plenty of shops , restaurants and theatres all very close. 



More Details

Donatella landi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Donatella landi

My name is Donatella and I was born here in Tuscany. I’m really enthusiastic of my properties in this magnificent historical and cultural heritage such as the city of Florence. We have owned flats in this area since 1997 and we are firmly convinced that everything around has maintained its traditional Florentine style.

I speak English fluently therefore I’m available for any information and advice, in order to give you the best service for your holydays.

We hope that you'll enjoy your stay and come here again.

Donatella landi purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Donatella landi chose Santa Maria Novella

we have chosen this property in order to give you a calm and elegant place where you can rest, however just very close to the main historical sites

What makes this apartment unique

The location is very central , you can enjoy a real high level stay in one of the best area of Florence


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Top roof Palazzo del Marchese
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews

Cannot count on the elevator!

  • 2 of 5

thus apartment is straight out of the IKEA catalogue. Not toddler friendly was my daughters comment. When we arrived for out five night stay, the elevator was not working. Our family of six had to carry out suitcases up four flights of stairs to the top floor. No advanced notice was given as the manager stated she was not informed of the problem. This was not fixed until after the third day. In addition, the lift bathroom has no water pressure for showering. The second bathroom had a horrible sewage smell after showering. So all of us used the

Master bathroom shower which also had problems regulating the shower temperature and had a broken handle with no working lock. In the plus side, the bedrooms are comfortable and a portable crib with bedding and a toy teddy bear were provided for our grandson of 20 months! Kitchen is well appointed, refrigerator, stove, washing machine and drying rack were appreciated. The wifi, although present, was not working well and had to be rebooted constantly. There is no safe for documents, however the door is very secure. The top floor also has a locked gate to separate it from the hotel. Exellent location from the train station, just plan your walking route prior to visiting if pulling luggages. Easily accessible to many tourist attractions, shopping, and excellent food!! Grocery store, taxi stand, gelato and restaurants nearby.

Personally, I would not consider using this apartment in the future due to our need, for health reasons, of a working elevator. I would recommend that the owner have alternate plans in the event this happens again. In addition, easy repairs and maintenance of the shower drains and water pressure should be easily accomplished.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest , Re elevator , as explained it stopped working half an hour before your arrival so no possible for us to advise , as you know it tooks so long due to two issues found which requested substitution of mechanical parts not available immediately . Fully aware of discomfort you and the whole building had to soffer , I followed personally this issue constantly , but it has been very long despite the elevator is new , only two years old ! Sorry but difficult to have alternative plans in this conditions ... Regarding the water pressure is what is supplied to the whole city . I will make sure to check the other calls out . I hope that you would reconsider your opinion on the property . DOnatella
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Fantastic Rental in Central Florence

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, well maintained, easily accommodated 3 couples ... wonderful central location to explore Florence. Donatella and Gianni were great to correspond with and answer questions; Ilda was helpful when we arrived. We all loved the property ... and Florence.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. The location was great - 10 minute walk from the main train station, 5 blocks from the Duomo, 2 minutes from the river and just steps from a grocery store. Despite being on the top floor in an ancient building during blazing hot weather, the climate control was great! The air conditioning worked well even in 90+ degree weather. The only complaint was the wifi. The signal was weak and often didn't work. With two teenage boys, this was not ideal!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

The most important thing about this apartment is the location. It was an easy walk to all of the places of interest. The interior is spacious clean and well-kept.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly great place!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is great and the owners were so accommodating. Perfect location for day trips out to the hill towns since the train station is a five minute walk. I would absolutely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific apartment - centrally located in historic building

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of 4 for a total of 8 people. Apartment was terrific and we would definitely stay again. Great location . Owners were great - very pleased

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really heart of Florence , few minutes from S. maria Novella station , Duomo and Piazza della Signoria , one of the most elegant area of Florence!

many restaurants within the same block , one also very famous in the same building . Wonderfull shops , everything that you could possibly need for daily existance is just around the corner .


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