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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 5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 )


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 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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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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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was well equipped and ideally situated for exploring Florence on foot. Fabrizio was very helpful and offered to collect us from the rail station on arrival.

There are plenty of lovely places to eat just a few minutes walk away.

The only thing I would say is that due to the height of the old palaces around, there is not much light coming in, and if you have small children I would be very wary of the balcony, which has wide spaces between the rails and I think could be very risky. We have very strict regulations in the UK about this, and I think it ought to be attended to, to prevent any accidents.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old world charm

  • 5 of 5

Don't even know where to start! Fabrizio was such a pleasure during the entire process. He went above what you expect when staying at a rental. We were celebrating a birthday during our staying and being unfamiliar with the area, I asked for his assistance. He not only ordered the cake but delivered it to us as well. Making the occasion that much more enjoyable. Picking us up at the train station, giving us a little tour around his beautiful city and his recommendations were truly wonderful. The apartment is charming, stocked with everything you would need during your stay. The location is perfect for whatever you want to do while in Florence. So much better than staying in a hotel, you feel part of this great city. Only wish we could've stayed longer. Can't wait to return and when we do, this is the place where we will be staying! Thank you Fabrizio for your hospitality and assistance. We are eternally grateful, Theresa, Chris and Jenny

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: 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

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
November Special
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Deep Winter
Jan 9 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Heating,A/C,utilities $38.13
Pet Fee $32.68
Final Cleaning $70.82
Refundable damage deposit $87.16
WiFi internet $16.34

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

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