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Donati TOWER in the heart of Florence -Three Gems Inside a Jewel! - 3 Apt w/Lift - 1. Donati Tower's TERRACE Apt - located on the 5th floor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

Description

1. Donati Tower's TERRACE Apt - located on the 5th floor

1 - “THE DONATI TOWER’S TERRACE Apartment" is quiet and tranquil, featuring an amazing and spacious private terrace overlooking the city centre with a 270° spectacular view of the Florence skyline, rooftops and surrounding hills including: the famous Cupola by Brunelleschi of the Duomo, the “campanile di Giotto”, the Bargello tower, Palazzo Vecchio, Forte Belvedere, the sloping garden of villa Bardini, the church of San Miniato, Piazzale Michelangelo, and Santa Croce. Located on the fifth floor of one of the few remaining and impeccably renovated Medieval Towers and surrounding Renaissance Palace. Ideal for 4 people with living room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with walk-in shower, wi-fi, AC, elevator.


About the property

DONATI TOWER

This 13th century tower belonged to the very powerful Donati family. By the second half of the sixteenth century, the Donati family’s fortune had faded and the tower was incorporated into the mansion of the Albizi, a Florentine family of merchants and bankers who were long-standing rivals of the Medici. In the eighteenth century the mansion passed to the Tassinari family, and finally in 1929 to the family of the current owners.

The 4 apartments in the Palazzo and Donati Tower:

1 - "THE DONATI TOWER'S TERRACE Apartment" for 4 people, 5th floor w/Lift access, AC, wi-fi

2 - "THE DONATI TOWER'S LOGGIA" Apartment" for 3 people, 5th floor w/Lift access, AC, wi-fi

3 - "THE SPHINX OF THE SECRET GARDEN Studio" for 2 people on the ground floor, AC, wi-fi

4 - “THE LITTLE HOLE OF THE WINE Studio" on the ground floor; for 2 people, bedroom on the loft, 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, wi-fi

The 4 apartments, as well as the entire Palace and the Tower, are of great historical interest and bound by the Superintendent of artistic and architectural of the Ministry of Culture. It is therefore the ideal place to immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the golden age of Florence

In a central and ancient street, the Donati Tower Apartments are located in an ideal position to reach on foot the most important sights and museums of Florence: among others, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello Museum, the Duomo with Giotto's Bell Tower, the Medici Chapels in San Lorenzo, the Accademia Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, as well as Palazzo Pitti, the church of Santo Spirito and the Boboli Gardens across the River Arno.

Being the owner a librarian by profession, he is of course obliged to suggest a visit or two to the nearby municipal library of the Oblate, in via dell'Oriolo, achieved in a spectacular architectural environment, with a large terrace and bar practically under the Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Duomo, internet, reading rooms, international magazines, children's room.

Bakery, greengrocer, butcher, newsagent, supermarket and pharmacy are a short step from the apartment, as well as the typical market of Sant'Ambrogio where to find all the Tuscan food specialties, and taverns and restaurants, with great traditional Tuscan cuisine.

And eventually shopping in the boutiques of the most famous Italian and foreign designers on the nearby via Calzaiuoli, via Roma, via Tornabuoni, via della Vigna Nuova.

More Details

Owner
Antonella
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Antonella

We are a family with a teenage daughter. We love Florence and Tuscany, but also the world! :)

Why Antonella chose Historic Center

I wanted to share this beautiful apartment and its stunning views with visitors to this magical city.

What makes this apartment unique

In a historic building of the 13th-16th centuries, protected by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, two apartments of different beauty, one spectacular, 'The Terrace of the Donati Tower', and one functional, 'The little hole of the wine', two different ways to live a unique experience in Florence.

Available Rentals

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Notes

The following conditions of rental are written in the site:  

FEW SMALL RULES The RENTAL rate includes linen, towels, all utilities, air-conditioning and wi-fi RESERVATION: The dates can be held with a € 200 deposit via PayPal (My PayPal Payment Request sent to your email address) or via HomeAway/VRBO online payment (€ 200+8%-9% cost of service charged on the guest by HomeAway/VRBO). Once received the payment, we’ll send a confirmation email with all details RESERVATION POLICY: Cancellation prior to 30 days will be refunded less expenses if applicable (VRBO/HomeAway online payment fee or PayPal fee), after that period the deposit is lost. Anyway, prior to 30 days and depending on availability of the apartment, you can change your dates and your down payment will be valuable for the new reservation BALANCE: in cash upon arrival (Consider that close to the apartment there are many ATM) SECURITY DEPOSIT: € 200 in cash upon arrival (check-in). The deposit will be refunded in full upon check-out, if no damage was done to the apartment FINAL CLEANING: € 70 upon arrival (check-in) CHECK-IN (4:00pm - 6:00pm) is on appointment, usually in the afternoon, but it can reasonably be arranged depending on your time of arrival to Florence CHECK-OUT is at 10.00am,because the apartments need to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. As for check-in and depending on availability, we can arrange a different time of check-out ASK US ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW: personalized quotes, informations about the city, … WELCOME!


Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with spectacular views of Santa Croce, San Miniato, Piazzale Michelangelo, Forte Belvedere ...
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms with spectacular views of Santa Croce, San Miniato, Piazzale Michelangelo, Forte Belvedere ...
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • 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:
  • golf
Notes:
- Monuments View Located on the fifth floor of one of the few remaining and impeccably renovated Medieval Tower and surrounding Renaissance Palace. - Located on the fifth floor, atop an impressive 125-step marble staircase, it also offers the (rare) convenience of an elevator. - Terrace with a fantastic view of the Cathedral's dome, Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio, the roofs of the center and the majestic hills surrounding Florence. - managed by the owners and not by Property Manager

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

1. Donati Tower's TERRACE Apt - located on the 5th floor
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews
5

Florence Heavens

  • 5 of 5

We so hope to return to this very beautiful, comfortable, and rarest of Florentine properties, where my husband, 15-year-old-daughter and I stayed for five enchanting days. As has been repeatedly and justly written, Antonella and Stefano are wonderfully responsive, giving, and cultured hosts. Their directions to the property were so helpful (I came from the airport and my husband/daughter from train station, all of us converging at the same time), and check-in couldn't have been easier. We rented the two-bedroom property but also were shown the smaller one bedroom, also exquisite. The decoration is lovely: authentic, creative, and exactly the right amount. Linens, toiletries, welcoming chocolates, fruit, coffee, etc., were so generous, of fine quality, and deeply appreciated. The air throughout is clean and bright. Whether waking to sunlight or ending full touring days to sunset views in every direction, we felt so privileged. As has also been written, the apt is perfectly positioned for all of the sights but well above the fray, and on a pedestrian street that eases you into the Florentine bustle. My husband who is a widely-experienced traveler and generally prefers to stay in hotels, heartily agreed that we that Antonella and Stefano's tower could not have been a happier or more perfect Florence haven for us. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy, & Bill & Mabel, using some of your wonderful words: our privilege, our enchantment, our happiness, for having met people like you. We’re glad for having been at the level of your praises, and we hope, of course, to see you again, here or in the States. Thank you Antonella & Stefano
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5

Spectacular views in the heart of Florence!

  • 5 of 5

The quiet apartment in the heart of Florence was the perfect place to relax after the fun of the day. The views from the deck are 270 of sights in all directions as the view is over all the rooftops. Antonella & Stefano were quick to deal with anything we needed & left us fresh strawberries & biscotti. The rooms are all very spacious & clean with beautiful views from both bedrooms & the deck. Even the bathroom has a nice view. The bathroom was up to date with lots of towels, standup shower & wonderful smelling soaps! We could not have been happier.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful Apartment in the Heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

Located in the heart of Florence, but in an area that felt "local" and not touristy Donati Tower was a wonderful place to stay while exploring Florence in early February. The apartment was beautiful and spacious with comfortable beds and linens, the kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom immaculately clean. The views from all the rooms and especially the terrace were spectacular! The terrace was a great place to either start the day with coffee or have a relaxing dinner and glass of wine after a full day of exploring. All the best of what Florence has to offer only steps away - museums, churches, fantastic restaurants, shopping and the basics such as groceries. What really set it apart is the kindness and warmth of Antonella and family and their graciousness in sharing their knowledge and passion for Florence! The bag of delicious biscotti and bottle of wine awaiting my arrival was fantastic as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a rooftop party with a view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in not one but two of Antonella's units and there were both terrific. The rooms were clean, comfortable and the views simply amazing. We hosted our daughter and her friends for a rooftop dinner and they all said it was one of the most memorable nights of their studying abroad experience. The location was ideal for shopping, dining out and seeing the sights. We hope to return to Florence again and would not consider staying anywhere else!

Sheila and Scott Butler

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

6 stars

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent property & owner. Antonella was extremely accomodating & informative. The property was well located & beautiful. Bedrooms were spacious & comfortable. Living area was large with comfortable furniture. Kitchen had everything you could need. Bathroom was clean & well appointed. The best was the terrace. Wonderful views, great location, easy access into the apartment, nice neighborhood with everything you could need. Walking distance to all of Florence's sites.

We could not have had a better experience. This place is amazing & so is Antonella.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely perfect! The building is a historical, beautiful one, in the center of it all. The terrace was incredible. The views, the charm of the apartment, all were perfect. The owners were so welcoming and thought of every detail to make our stay unforgettable! When we go back to Florence, we will make sure to stay there again! Antonella and Stefano - thank you so very much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci airport (Florence airport)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Loggia degli Albizi
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella railway station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze Sud (A1) o Firenze (A11)
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Natalino
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

The apartments in Palazzo Albizi Tassinari and Donati Tower are a fifteen minute walk from the railway station of Santa Maria Novella, where is the bus terminal to and from the airports of Florence and Pisa. A service of electric buses from the Central Station of Santa Maria Novella (bus 36, 22, C2) lead to 50 meters from the apartment. The apartments are located in the pedestrian zone, the car is not recommended, but you can park in private garages in the vicinity of the cost by € 25 to € 35 about a day, or for more information on other parking consult the Site www.firenzeparcheggi.it

The apartments of the Palazzo Albizi Tassinari and Donati Tower is an ideal location to reach by feet the most important monuments and museums of Florence: among others, the Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello Museum, the Duomo with Giotto's Bell Tower, the Medici Chapels in San Lorenzo, the Accademia Gallery, the Church of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and, beyond the river Arno, the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.

Bakery, greengrocer, butcher, newsagent, supermarket and pharmacy are within very short walking distance from the apartment, as well as the typical market of Sant'Ambrogio where to find all the tasty Tuscan dishes, and taverns and restaurants, as Cibreo, the Cibreino, the Teatro del Sale with great traditional Tuscan cuisine. And shopping in the boutiques of the most famous Italian and foreign designers in Via Calzaiuoli, Via Roma, Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna.

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