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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms apartment sleeps 4+1 in Central Florence, near Duomo, Santa Croce

Unusual, romantic apartment full of atmosphere in one of Florence's oldest areas - that once occupied by the Roman amphitheatre. Indeed, the street takes its name from one of the principal entrances into the arena. Just 50m from the church of Santa Croce Church, 200m from Piazza Signoria, 100m from Piazza del Duomo, 200m from the Uffizzi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, and 10m from Vivoli, Florence's best known ice cream parlour!! The apartment offers 2 double bedrooms (one with a French bed - 140x200 cm ), a fully appointed kitchen, a marble dining table for 6. It is tastefully furnished with the owner's personal belongings and is equipped with a TV, DVD and CD player, stereo, WI-FI, dishwasher, washing-machine, air cond

Just walking through the central courtyard of this beautiful Palazzo is a journey to the heart of historic Florence. Centrally located, it is perfect for sight seeing, shopping and food markets, discovering cosy trattorie and bars, as well as artists' and artisans atelier

More Details

Owner
Fabrizio
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Fabrizio

I was born in Florence "many" years ago . I love my Tuscany , that's why my job is to drive my clients and my guests , all around Tuscany and Cinqueterre with my licensed Mercedes car . I love cinema , music , horse - riding . I travelled a lot during my previous job , in various glass industries .

My mission is to make your stay in Florence absolutely fantastic !!!

Fabrizio purchased this apartment in 2009

Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • There is a washing machine ,also
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French bed 140x200cm
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Mezzanine wooden floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single bed in the sitting room
  • The window of the second bedroom faces the sitting room. For using the cot or sofa/bed an extra charge of € 10,00 per night is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
PRIVATE TUSCANY TOURS AVAILABLE : Siena & San Gimignano , Chianti Wine Tastings in Chianti Lucca & Pisa Cinqueterre ASK FOR AN OFFER !!!!!!! € 300,00 ( lunch & wine tasting incl) , Pisa, Lucca € 250,00 Cinqueterre € 400,00 ,Montepulciano,Montalcino,Pienza € 380,00 I can book for you, on request : Galleria degli Uffizzi and Galleria dell'Accademia ( David ) Cost of the ticket € 15,00 each p/person p/museum . Horse - trekking in Chianti and light meal ( + wine testing ) € 75,00 each ( 4 hours )

Reviews

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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 66 reviews
5

Great location and host!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 loved this home. Fabrizio was a fantastic host - picked us up at the train station, gave us a tour of the apartment and left us a bottle of wine. The apartment was clean, well appointed and convenient to everything. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Florence and would love to return. Thank you Fabrizio!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your lovely words !!!! For me too was really nice to meet you. I hope to see you again !! All the best for your life ! Big hug Fab
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Beautiful Apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful apartment, very gracious host, and perfect location.

The only change I would make is that while visually pleasing, the stadium furniture in the living room is not a very comfy place to relax with a glass of wine....

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Authentic and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. Close to everything, and well suited for 4 girlfriends!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

A superb apartment moments away from wonderful restaurants but set on a quiet street. Fabrizio could not have been more helpful from start to finish. A wonderful base for our stay in Florence

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2017

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment. Everything is clean and good working condition. Centrally located. No blankets, but we didn't really need them.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5

Fabrizio's apartment is a perfect location - one block from Piazza Santa Croce, located on a quiet street, and all of the Florence museums and cathedrals are within a few minutes' walk. I appreciated being a couple of blocks from the main tourist streets that can be packed with people. The best wood fired pizza I ever had is right around the corner at Pizzeria Caffe Italiano, and the Vivoli Gelateria a few steps away has the best gelato I ate in Florence! We bought coffee and some food from the tiny grocery store across the street from Vivoli.

The apartment was very clean. It has ececltic decor, comfortable but firm beds and pillows, and a spacious bathroom with a big shower and space for toiletries. The stairs to the loft bedroom are steep. The washer is very convenient! When it was extremely hot, we changed clothes a couple of times a day and were able to wash them every couple of days. The apartment had great internet access. We used the Italian expresso pot every day and cooked a couple of simple meals there.

Fabrizio was a very gracious host. He picked us up at the airport after a long trip and helped us get oriented a little. We stayed at his apartment at the beginning and end of our trip to Italy, and Fabrizio even stored some of our luggage when we were touring other parts of Italy by train - a HUGE favor for us! He also arranged for a taxi to the airport at 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. He was very easy to communicate with and speaks excellent English. He immediately responded to all of my texts.

We stayed in Florence in the summer when it was very hot. The windows of the apartment do not have mosquito screens, so we kept the windows closed. The air conditioner is in the dining room, and with the layout of the apartment, the cool air doesn't easily reach the bedrooms, so even with fans it was pretty warm some nights.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Firenze (Peretola)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Vivoli
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autostrada A 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
Pallottino
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone (Pistoia )
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio,Marina di Pisa
Car: not necessary

The property is perfectly located for visitors who want to discover the essence of Florence. Situated between Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santa Croce, it is in the heart of Florence's historical centre. This area is full of local colour and is lively, even though the apartment is on a small quiet road. There are plenty of boutiques, bars and small, intimate restaurants in the area, as well as some of Florence's most noteworthy attractions

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $94.78
Heating,A/C,utilities $59.23
Pet Fee $35.54
Final Cleaning $77.01
WiFi internet $11.85
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Tax Rate 10.0%

Heating/Air Conditioning(utilities) : € 10,00 per day.

A caution/deposit is required for booking and it is not refundable if you cancel your trip , but you can use
for a different period .

Final cleaning : € 65,00

Pick up service from railway station or airport (Florence), if available
Tuscany Tours Available at special prices .
Cooking Classes available , to book in advance.

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.