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Perfect Heart of Florence-Super Upscale Location-Roomy-Washer-Lift-Free Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Call us 1.888.308.6123 (North America). We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day.


The Prisco apartment is located half a block off fashionable Via Tornabuoni near Palazzo Strozzi. It is on the third floor of a building with an elevator. Restaurants, shops abound in this neighborhood. The apartment is extremely spacious, 85 square meters/900 square feet.

The morning sun illuminates the living room and kitchen area. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of an open plan living room and kitchen area. The kitchen table seats up to six people.

Throw open the large living room, bedroom & kitchen windows and enjoy the lively scene below. The apartment features many original Italian antiques, yet the living room maintains a casual feel with a modern Italian sofa that opens to become queen size bed.

In the morning zip down to the bakery that is next door to the apartment building and pick out your morning bread and pastries. At night, enjoy a glass of wine and relax a bit before you head out to one of the many excellent neighborhood restaurants.

The kitchen has a gas range with grill, a large oven, lots of cabinet and countertop space, dishwasher, and a large refrigerator with freezer, pots, pans, dishes.

The spacious master bedroom has high ceilings and a romantic draped queen size bed. A new chaise longue-style single bed in the corner of the bedroom provides an extra sleeping space for a child or small adult since it is slightly smaller than a standard single bed. The bedroom alone is over 40 square meters, or 430 square feet...larger then many Florence apartments! We like to advise guests that since this apartment is in the popular historic center, there can be street noise at night from pedestrians (not cars) down below who are strolling by after a meal at one of the many nearby restaurants. The bedroom & living room windows are double glazed.

Within the same building are our Strozzi VRBO #156858 and Michaela VRBO #58566 vacation rental apartments.

No check in after 7:00 pm. So sorry, no exceptions.

Italy Perfect offers personally inspected quality vacation rental apartments and villas and the best local experiences to create your dream vacation. We can offer select tours, courses, events and concierge services to augment your stay at one of our vacation rentals . Our list of resources is extensive and our team is here to help you.

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

Keywords: Florence Vacation Rental, Florence Apartment, Duomo Vacation Rental

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Byrne
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Lisa Byrne

This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Byrne purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Lisa Byrne chose Santa Maria Novella

Excellent location just off Via Tornabuoni in Florence's most upscale historic center are.

What makes this apartment unique

• Cafe La Giacosa across the street, great coffee, wonderful chocolates

• Excellent restaurants down the block

• Proximity to the major sites

• 8 minute walk to the train station

Guestbook comments from the manager

Franco, Miki and Marco are the most wonderful, kind people you will ever meet. Their hospitality has no end. I love these folks and they feel like family since this is our 3rd stay in the Prisco. They were kind enough to let me practice my Italian with them and I’m sure I gave them comic relief in the process. Absolutely lovely visiting with them.

What incredibly generous folks they are. I was humbled by their kindness.

You won’t want to stay anywhere else. Period. Spotless. This place is beautiful with so many wonderful exudes charm, fine taste, incredibly quiet. Yes, quiet! The plumbing is great, very roomy, multiple places to sit and relax, great functional kitchen supplied with everything you will need, down comforter and extra pillows, huge armoir to store everything you have and more, great view of the street when you fling open the shutters and enjoy the activity below. The bathroom is very nice size and lovely fluffy linens.

Near everything - it doesn’t get any better than this. Seriously. Pam market just a few minute walk to gather groceries, wine, etc. Piazzas very close with musical activity and artists, bakery 3 doors down, trattoria 4 doors down- great food! It is only a 10 min. walk from train station. My husband loved that you were just moments away from museums, stores, bakery, etc.

Endless choices. One example - don’t miss going to Verrazzano Cantinetta for lunch which is absolutely charming inside with wonderful breads, dolce, sandwiches, meats, pizzas and unusual salads. I practically drank a quart of olive oil each time with 1/2 loaf of bread, Bought their oive oil and also discover they ship the the U.S. Walk out their front door and go directly across to one of the best gellateria’s called “Perche No” - everything is fresh and made on the premises.

I have used their service 3 times and I want y’all to know that detail and perfection are what they are about. These gals take organization to a new level, all questions answered, important details revealed that are paramount, effective reminders, available almost instantly ALL THE TIME! They have a gift for problem solving in a crisis. Internationally, as we all know, things happen and they have an extraordinary gift handling any crisis that should arise and employ excellent time management in the process.

Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy their services. You will not be disappointed.
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Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment. No check in after 7pm, sorry no exceptions.
  • Florence hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Utilities: Up to €6 Euros/day included, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Tub with shower over, sink, toilet, bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bed that converts from a chaise lounge in master bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Hotel-style safe


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Turks and Caicos Islands

At Home in Florence

  • 5 of 5

First, the apartment is charming, comfortable and perfectly located. What makes this place our favorite from our trip ( and we stayed in 4 different VRBO’s) was the feeling that you were being hosted in your Italian ancestors home. My husband had the need to see a doctor during our stay. That was scary for us, not knowing where to go and not speaking Italian. Miki walked us to the doctor and translated our needs on our behalf. She is priceless and we couldn’t have appreciated her more.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Janelle! The Italy Perfect Team
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Charm and character

  • 4 of 5

The apartment has charm and character and is in a great central location. It's also just a few minutes from the train station for venturing further afield. The kitchen is very well equipped if you want to cook and the apartment comes with a comprehensive photo guide showing how everything works. The owners are warm and welcoming and happy to share local information. There is some street noise at night, particularly at weekends, but the double glazed window in the main bedroom blocks it out very effectively. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! The Italy Perfect Team
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Wonderful Italy experience!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location. Close to everything... City center, train station, duomo, shopping. My daughter was and still is studying abroad and I wanted something close to her. It was perfect with the beautiful big windows that let the day sun light in. Definitely worth checking it out for your next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula! The Italy Perfect Team
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Perfect Italy Location

  • 5 of 5

Prisco was the perfect Italian apartment for us. Very spacious and a fantastic location! Close to everything we needed. The train was a very close and easy walk for day trips. We were given clear instructions for how to use everything in the apartment and everything went perfectly. I read about noise, but we had no problem at all. The bedroom was very dark and quiet. I had never rented an apartment while away, but this was definitely the way to go. I highly recommend Italy Perfect and Prisco!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beverly, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Wonderful way to experience old Florence

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a 17th century gem, right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of old Florence. Mikki and Franco are excellent hosts, and made us very comfortable and welcome. The apartment is spacious, updated and comfortable. We'd definitely like to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We hope to welcome you back again. The Italy Perfect Team
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What a beautiful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The Prisco is a really beautiful apartment in a very old building off the Via de Tornabuoni, an elegant shopping street, and just up from the Arno. The living room was very large and comfortable, the bedroom was so elegant, and the kitchen and bathroom were perfect. The windows in the living room/kitchen and the bedroom were nearly floor to ceiling, making the apartment light-filled during the day and romantic at night. Our greeters, Miki and Franco, were kind and attentive and reliable. The apartment could not have been more centrally located. We walked everywhere, including to the Uffizi, the Piazza della Repubblica, the Accademia, the Pitti Palace, and the Duomo. It's about an 8 minute walk from the train station to the apartment.

We had reservations at the Uffizi and the Accademia, which we strongly recommend. The museum behind the Duomo is not to be missed, both for the doors of the Baptistry and for Michelangelo's last Pieta. St Mark's English Church, just across the Arno, ( hosts a really fine opera company in a small and lovely setting. We saw a memorable performance of Madame Butterfly there. We also recommend Walks of Italy (, which provides a number of different tours. We went on the day long Tuscany tour to Siena, to a winery with a multi-course lunch, and to San Gimignano, a really charming hill town. We spent a week in Florence and still did not see all the great Renaissance art that we wanted to see. There is history and art everywhere. An extraordinary place.

Tips and suggestions: The bakery three doors down from the apartment (Forno Top) has outstanding breads and pastries. We shopped at a couple of small delis on via del Spada for lunch and some dinners. The La Spada restaurant has take-out - ask Miki about that.

Hats off to ItalyPerfect! We read everything they sent, followed all their instructions, relied on them totally, and were never never disappointed. For example, we went to Frizzoni, the leather shop they recommended, and found a number of reasonably priced purses for our family members at home. ItalyPerfect is a great company. I've recommended them to all my friends, and wouldn't hesitate to rent one of their apartments/villas again. In fact, I'm planning on doing just that.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Please come again. The Italy Perfect team
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Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Repubblica
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
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Uffizi Gallery
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Mercato Centrale Food Stalls
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Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia - The David & Prisoners Statues
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Short stay supplement $55.33
Refundable damage deposit $368.87
Greeting & cleaning/week $116.81
Tax Rate 5.0%

*3-4 night short stay supplement, remove for longer stays. Not included in the price is utility usage over €6 Euros per day, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure. Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment. There is no check in after 7pm, no exceptions. Additional cleaning, linen and towel changes available for a supplemental fee. Florence hospitality tax paid on site.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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