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

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


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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • There is a washing machine ,also
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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 )


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Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews

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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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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Nice little place in the heart of old Florence

  • 4 of 5

Walking distance to everything right in the heart of Florence. Fabrizio was great. We have small kids, and while it worked. I wouldn't stay here again with our kids. I was constantly worried they'd break one of the nice collected decorations in the home or fall from the upstairs loft railings. There wasn't an area or space they could hang out in other than wooden stadium style chairs. But you don't go to Florence to hang out in a room all day. Other than that no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Host, Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fabrizio was the best host ever! We missed our train and were unable to contact him due to phone issues. When we finally arrived in Florence, he was waiting for us at the train station with a luxury van that was big enough to fit our large party and all our luggage.

The apartment is wonderful. It's full of old world charm. The beds were comfortable with quality linens on them and the kitchen was well appointed.

Fabrizio offers tours also. He offered to take our party on a day trip to Cinque Terre. This was before we met him and I was nervous using him for this with no background information. Instead, we booked a tour through a big company. Boy, do I wish we had used Fabrizio! Instead of being crammed on a bus and shuffled through tourist trap locations, we could have ridden in comfort with a knowledgeable guide who's priority was our enjoyment, not a timetable.

The apartment is in a wonderful location. The nearby Piazza had a friendly, community vibe with people strolling around and live music playing. There's a fabulous restaurant literally in the same building on the ground floor and absolutely everything is within walking distance. If we are ever in Florence again, this would be my number one choice for accommodations.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kris , it was really a pleasure to meet you and your friends and family . Big hug ! Fabrizio
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Unique, interesting apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment served well for our party of three adults. It's an interesting combination of old and new, eclectically decorated with a wide variety of flea market treasures, setting off the centuries-old architecture, yet equipped with the modern necessities. The central location near the Santa Croce Cathedral and Piazza was perfect, enabling us to comfortably walk to sites and restaurants at any time of day or night.

Beds were comfortable (although renters should be aware that the upstairs loft space is subject to noise from below, with no walls as a barrier, and stairs are steep getting up there); bathroom was serviceable; kitchen was barely used by us, with so many eating opportunities all around the neighborhood; and the dining area served well for end-of-the-evening gathering. It should be noted that the living room space is equipped with a partial row of old wooden theater seats, which is a fun decorative touch, but not really comfortable as a family hang-out space.

Several thoughtful and generous touches were included with this apartment - loaner electrical adapters for non-European visitors, books and sources of information tucked here and there, umbrellas at the ready, etc. These are the things that really make a vacation richer.

Fabrizio was easy to communicate with electronically and Rashi was there to welcome us right on time and walk us through the apartment.

We would heartily recommend this apartment to Florence visitors who want to be in the heart of history!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Firenze (Peretola)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino (Firenze)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Autostrada A 1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $76.55
Additional Guest Fee $17.67 per person per night
Pet Fee $35.33
Damage Deposit $94.22

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.

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