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

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Apartment in a 13th Century palace in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews

Very Cool Place

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite of five VRBO apartments while on our 16 day trip. We not only loved the apartment we loved Florence. Go and stay in this 13th Century Castle in the heart of Florence. Fabrizio is an eccentric guy with an eclectic flare. He was very nice and extremely helpful. Despite having to clean an extremely dirty fan to get it to work - all was good. You must stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & cozy in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, three youngs boys, & I spent four days in this lovely apartment. It was very clean, cozy, & had everything we might need during our stay. Fabrizio was a wonderful host! The location is also perfect! It is within walking distance to ALL the major attractions. My 5- & 7-yr-olds were able to walk to & from everything, not once did we take a taxi (except when toting our luggage to & from Santa Maria Novella Station, but even that is a fairly easy walk). We will be staying here again in the future! It was perfect :)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: BIG HUG TO ALL OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! Fab
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Great Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from May 23-26 two adults and one teenager and found the location fabulous. Fabrizio met us at the train station and took us to the apartment while giving us a little history of Florence. His English was very good. The apartment is in an old 13th Century building yet has all the features who need and want for today. The beds were comfy, bathroom was beautiful and we were able to grab a lovely pastry and cappucino every morning right at the corner. There was also at the corner a little market where you could purchase meat, homemade pastas, fruit, bread etc., to take to the apartment. Florence was gorgeous and if you required tickets into events etc., Fabrizio was more than willing to hook you up. I would definitely stay here again.

Kat, Kelly & Ethan from Canada

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

As the other reviews state, the apartment is really in a fantastic location. It is only a few minutes walk to the Uffizi and Santa Croce (fabulous church - better than the Duomo) and several excellent restaurants. The apartment itself is well equipped, though we only ate breakfast there. Wifi was perfect and the three locked doors give you a very safe feeling! As stated before, the one downside is that there isn't a sofa in the living room - only wooden theatre chairs. The apartment is only one floor up, but the stairs are steep and a bit uneven so it could be an issue if you have knee problems. We had a rental car which we could park in a garage about a 10 minute walk from the apartment for €25/day.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, eclectic decor, and very responsive manager

  • 4 of 5

Fabrizio was a prompt communicator, both for the reservation and when we ran into a little trouble during our stay. He went out of his way to pick us up at the train station, and when construction workers in the apartment above caused a leak in our kitchen and bathroom he responded very quickly. There are quite a few interesting items & decorations from around the world in the apartment, so we had to lay down the law quickly for our inquisitive kids (8 and 9 years old). The kids enjoyed sleeping in the loft. The apartment is a short walk to the Ufizzi, Ponte Vecchio and Duomo, and about 20 minutes to Santa Maria Novella station. The hike up to Piazale Michelangelo was fairly easy too - about 30 minutes one way. The only reason we wouldn't give five stars is that, besides the kitchen table, there was no real place to unwind downstairs except for some wooden theater-style folding chairs in the living room. Perhaps no issue if there are only two travelers and the upstairs bed becomes a sofa.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was clean, wonderful and in a great location. The apartment successfully combines a blend of modern conveniences and old world charm. It was neat to lay in bed, look at the centuries old wood work in the ceiling and think about all the history of the palace that you are sleeping in. Fabrizio also runs a tour company and we took advantage of going on a wine tasting tour in Chianti that included visits to some wonderful Italian villages and great views of the region's beautiful, rolling landscape.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
November Special
Nov 2 2016 - Dec 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 6 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
winter special
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
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
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33
Refundable damage deposit $87
Heating,A/C,utilities $33
Final Cleaning $65
WiFi internet $11

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 : € 50,00

Pick up service from railway station or airport (Florence), if available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private Driver service, Limo service and private Tour in Tuscany, Cinqueterre, Roma, Venezia FULL DAY TOURS : Wine tasting Tour ( Chianti ) Siena , San Gimignano, Monteriggioni € 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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