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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo

The apartment, (55 square meter - 592 square feet ) is situated in the historical centre of Florence. It is located at the 4th floor (without elevator). From the balcony and the roof terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and its monuments. From the living room five stairs take you on the lovely roof terrace with the view of Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, San Lorenzo church (Medici Chapel) and the hills around Florence. The apartment has a living/dining room, a bedroom, a fully equiped kitchen, large enough for you to self-cater (seats 4) and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment has parquet floors, air conditioning and heating, wi fi internet access, coffee, espresso, tea. There are many travel guides in the unit for easy reference. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and the views are spectacular. Even the shower has a window with a view! Most of the major attractions are easily reachable within walking distance (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia). The stairs (73) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Even the shower (large and comfortable) has a window with a view!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The shades in the bedroom do a great job of keeping it dark when you want it to be.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
A mobile telephone is available in the apartment. Booklet with instruction for using the house equipment


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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 135 reviews

Location perfect, so central for all sights

  • 4 of 5

Florence truly is an amazing place, so much incredible architecture & art, loved it & would have enjoyed a longer stay

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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The apartment is in a great central location, close to everything Florence has to offer

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very authentic and very suitable for a long term stay with amazing views from the rooftop terrace. Giovanni is an excellent host and very accommodating.

We would return anytime.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient home with a view

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so easy. Giovanni was out of town so Helen met us at the apartment. Helen, an expat, explained where everything was and gave us the “how to” booklet.

Internet was fast and the house had everything you needed including feather pillows!

The apartment is at the top of the building but there are plenty of landings to rest and it does get easier.....but what a view! The roof deck is the perfect place for an afternoon rest with a Campari and a book and we had breakfast on the balcony every morning. I liked hearing Firenze coming to life.

The house is perfectly located. There are lots of restaurants nearby, we ate a lot in at the restaurant right outside the front door, their pizzas were great. There is a Conad supermarket 4 doors down on the way to the Doumo and the market is around the corner on the left.

Loved the house, the host and the little touches like the mobile phone for local calls, washing machine with powder etc.

All in all a great stay that I will be repeating.

Thank you for everything.


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Simply a wonderful place to stay, and Giovanni is very helpful. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to experience the best of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We left Florence two days ago after a 5 night stay. The Duomo was just 2 blocks away and we had gorgeous views of the dome and tower (especially at night) from the balcony and rooftop deck. Our host Giovani was clearly committed to enhancing our stay. This was reflected in emails, texts, and in-person contact. He cares. In addition he provided extraordinary support after our disaster in the train station (stolen passports).

The apartment is updated with full supplied kitchen, large bathroom with walk- in tile shower, abundant hot water, comfortable bed and furniture. Safety locks ++++. The VRBO pics and descriptions reflect this apartment accurately. There were no surprises.

Location makes all the difference. Within 4-8 blocks: Duomo Cathedral, Duomo Museum, Baptistry, Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo Market, two grocery stores (including an Eataly), pharmacy, multiple eat-in and eat-out restaurants, three major plazas, Academia Museum (David), Uffizi, and more. A gelato shop is right at the street.

Special times with wine and cheese on the balcony in the evening atop the activities below made Florence "come alive".

While being high in Florence is +++++, we did have to climb stairs to get there!. In Europe terms the apartment is 4th floor. By US definitions it is 5 1/2. Giovanni is straight about the steps- all 73. We got added bonus of improved leg strength and "wind".

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace above Florence

  • 5 of 5

Giovanni was extremely prompt at answering questions during the booking process and during our stay. This was much appreciated since we had to delay our stay by 1 year.

We frequently rent flats and this was the most well stocked with foodstuffs such as olive oil, coffee, tea, spices and sundries for kitchen and bath.

The flat was tastefully decorated and very functional with two outdoor spaces. We ate our dinners outside on a couple of evenings outside and would have more if the weather wasn't so hot. The air conditioner in the bedroom and lounge was more that adequate. The pedestrianized street below was crowded with tourists, but it was quiet in the unit.

Thank You Giovanni! We will return; just not in the summer more because of the crowds that the heat. I would not recommend the flat to persons with mobility problems as it is on the 4th floor( 5th American) and each flight has about 20 steps.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Giovanni Paxia
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Giovanni Paxia

I have been dealing with management activities for many years in companies operating in consulting and design services for cultural and educational Private and Public Companies.

I worked with several companies and organizations for the design and delivery of classroom modules in organizational behavior

Giovanni Paxia purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Giovanni Paxia chose Duomo

First time I saw this property, I realized it was the perfect place for everybody wants to spend some days in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

It's quite unique to find in Florence an apartment with a balcony and a terrace where you can enjoy a view of Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore, the bell tower of Giotto and the Baptystery and the church of San Lorenzo.


Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Via de' Ginori
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sergio Gozzi
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

If you like cooking, you will find everything you need in Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo (central market), the main market for food, 100 mt from home. The market was built in the second half of the XIX century, at the time when Florence was capital of the nation. The market offers meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese of the best qualities at cheap prices. It is the traditional market used by people living in the town. It is open only in the morning till two pm. If you prefer to do the shopping in a self-service minimarket, there are two great supermarkets right near by.

Close to the front door (to the left leaving the building) there is one of the most equipped cd-DVD shops in town (Alberti). And a TIM shop (mobile phone service).

Many restaurants and pizzerias are available nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental rate includes TAXES (see below), electricity, gas, heating and air conditioning, final cleaning,internet access).

FLORENCE CITY TAX: 3 Euro per person per night up to a maximum of 7 nights (after that, no tax).
Children under 12 are exempt.
We collect it and pay it to the City Government every month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.