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...
1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 12, 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.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely Apartment-Perfect Host
Our three weeks in Florence were a wonderful experience thanks to Giovanni, who is a perfect host. He was an excellent communicator before we arrived, which made planning easier. He greeted us when we arrived and even carried my rollaboard suitcase case and smaller bag up the 72 steps!! That's commitment! Giovanni had all the basics covered: coffee, paper products, and wine, of course. He made himself available should we need anything. The apartment felt like home immediately. Comfortable bed and pillows, new bath towels and fully equipped kitchen, excellent shower and well lit bathroom. There are great terraces and views.
What Giovanni can and does control is fantastic! The stairs would be an hard for anyone with knee or hip issues. Giovanni cannot control who rents the apartment two floors down, or the street noise, or the roasted meat odors that arise from the two restaurants below. Nor can he control the unrelenting tourist traffic. Wherever one would rent an apartment in Florence, there would inevitably be issues. The calm and lovely apartment itself is a pleasure. There is an excellent supermarket just a few doors down that has everything anyone would want or need. We really enjoyed Giovanni's hospitality and kindness. A better host would be hard to find. Thank you, Giovanni!!
Oasis in Florence
We stayed for 3 nights in this beautifully appointed and perfectly located apartment. The lovely owner Giovanni met us and carefully explained how everything worked. He kindly left us with maps, restaurant recommendations, coffee and food for breakfast and also a bottle of wine. We loved and used both of the outside spaces to enjoy some sunshine away from the crowds. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who has a basic level of fitness and can manage the stairs. It was like a home from home, but with better views!
Perfect stay in beautiful Firenze.
This apartment had everything we wanted and more - clean, comfortable, functional, secure, well-managed, extremely good amenities, located within walking distance of the train station and all the major visitor sites, very convenient to an excellent grocery store, close to restaurants and shops and with outstanding views from the TWO terraces and, yes, from the shower window too! The ambience inside the apartment is homey and helps the visitor feel a little bit more like a participant and a little less like a mere observer in Florence. The owner and manager, Giovanni, was excellent in every way. He welcomed us to the apartment in a friendly and most helpful manner, showing us all the amenities and how things work. Our communications with him were top notch from beginning to end. I recommend Giovanni and this apartment highly. If we are fortunate enough to visit Firenze a second time we will certainly stay here. Three specific examples illustrate what I mean: (1) The apartment was provided with its own cell phone so we could make calls in Italy without having to get an Italian SIM card for our own phone, (2) We had a small problem with a kitchen appliance on the second day of our stay, and I informed Giovanni by email. He called to offer assistance within 10 minutes of my email, and, after he asked and was granted our permission, came over within 15 minutes and personally inspected the problem, consulted with us and arrived at a good solution, (3) On our arrival there was a lovely bottle of Tuscan wine welcoming us. And that's not to mention Giovanni's cheerful assistance with my 45-pound suitcase. Which brings me to the one qualification I want to include - there are 73 steps in a rather narrow stairway and they must be traversed each time the visitor enters and leaves the apartment. We enjoyed it, but I do not think it will suit everyone. Bravo Giovanni!
Loads of character.
The property is so central, and spacious, and the street below is buzzing with shops and restaurants. We couldn't have picked a better location for 2 old ladies. Everything around us we needed and within walking distance of most of the important sights.
The apartment was very well equipped with every cooking aid, if needed. Great bathroom. The owner even left us bread, milk, water, marmalade and a bottle of wine.
We would have breakfast every morning on the balcony and gaze at the Duomo just 100 yards away over the rooftops. We were thankful for the air conditioning as it was 32 degrees every day. So hot for September. I would thoroughly recommend this apartment.
Great place to stay
A very comfortable place with all basic needs provided for. Spacious and air conditioned. Excellent location.
There are 72 stairs to climb up in a very narrow stairwell which is important to be aware of when carrying luggage up or down, as well as going back to the apartment for any reason in the day.
There is no elevator.
Very Good, excellent location.. Giovanni is a great host!!
I would review this apartment to everyone.
The 73 stairs are a challenge but the location is worth it.
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.
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. THIS AMOUNT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE. We collect it and pay it to the City Government every month.