Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Top roof Palazzo del Marchese

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 Historic Center

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
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Top roof Palazzo del Marchese
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

A very central location. Everything's at a stones' throw.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and no need for any car. The major train station Firenze SMN, is at a walking distance. All the Major attractions are around_ the Duomo, Academia museum, Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio , Pitti Palace , Boboli Gardens , Piazza Michael Angelo, and Midici Ricardi museum and palace are all walking distance. Would hardly imagine a place so ideal for any tourist.

The property itself has a classic 17th century touch. The apartment is tidy and cosy.

Landi and Gianni, lend a personal touch and are a superb hosts. Wishing them all the best.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing location , Great rate , Lovely space

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location , Great rate , Lovely space , it was perfect !

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Conveniently located and pleasant apartment

  • 4 of 5

Overall the stay was very comfortable and pleasant. Location is very convenient to many tourist spots and especially worthwhile for anyone considering taking the train. Surprisingly you can hear late night time noises from outside. There is one quirkiness about this building...after getting off the elevator, there is another 20 +/- steps to the top floor where the apartment is actually be ready to haul your luggages (^^)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests , sorry to hear about your difficulties climbing 20 steps after elevator , it is clearly specified in the description and showed in photos . Regarding the noise we are located in a restricted traffic area on a thirth floor but In the very heart of the city .......... Thank you for sharing your opinion
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for 7 Adults traveling together!

  • 5 of 5

Palazzo De Marchese is a wonderful memory for our family when we visited Florence in May. The space is designed to give everyone privacy and comfort. The location is perfect in an upscale neighborhood close to the grocery store, great restaurants and shopping. The garage next door offered wonderful service and dealt with our 9 passenger vehicle having it ready for us when we took day trips to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Chianti and Fiesole. The doorman added a feel of security! Da Garibardi at Piazza del Mercato Central was delicious and served in a creative manner. (Pear Ravioli) Acqua al 2 was another find. Their blueberry steak unique & melt in your mouth. They do not have an English menu but have a a restaurant in Washington DC. (The only one that didn't have translation in 3 weeks in Europe) La Reggia in Fiesole is an experience everyone should have. Going for lunch at 1:30 worked well for our family of 7. If you don't have a car definitely take the bus. The view of Florence is breathtaking and the food with service is over the top but the prices weren't. Take time to see the Roman ruins at Musei di Fiesole nearby. Our trip to Ruffino winery just outside of Florence was an elegant one. The estate is jaw dropping and Silvia took us around and lead a wonderful wine tasting class. The Marini museum just around the corner is worth a visit especially since we have a piece of his in Toledo, Ohio. Forte Belvedere offers panoramic views of Florence and is worth the climb. The Duomo and Campanile di Giotto are for those who do not have a claustrophobia issue. I rubbed the bronze pig and put a coin in his mouth at Mercato Nuovo so I should one day be visiting Florence again. So much to do here!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a conference/vacation in Mar 2016. The location is stellar and is, of course, within walking distance to everything in Florence. Also, very close to the train station, if planning a day trip, and to the conference centre which is only a 10-15 minute walk. The apartment itself is big and spacious, (even by North American standards) and is clean and well maintained. It has a fully functional kitchen and arriving to a bottle of red wine is always nice.

I think it is important to note a couple of things however. First - none of the washrooms are en-suite, except for maybe the one in the loft (which only has a bedroom anyway). So if complete privacy is important, this could be an issue. Second the shower in the master bathroom has very slow drainage. So much so that it's basically unusable. I know it's an old building with old plumbing and maybe it can't be fixed, but really the apartment is functionally without that 3rd shower (sorry, but it's true). Otherwise, great place. Would definitely recommend it without hesitation and would love to go back one day. Thanks Dona!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed in Florence for three nights and this apartment could not have been more perfect.

We were able to enjoy breakfast together in the morning before heading out to see the city and it was easy to stop back "home" any time during the day to regroup or recoup. Evenings were also easy since there are many nice restaurants within an easy stroll and one night we cooked dinner in. The train station is very close as is a secure parking structure if you arrive by car. The apartment is very quiet and the beds very comfortable so we got a good nights sleep. Hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



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 .


Rates & Availability

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

short terms rates under request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties