About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Two bedrooms with view on Dome. Living room and kitchen separate
The flat has been my family home since 1969. It is located in the heart of Florence on the 3rd floor (US 4th) of a historical palace of the 19th Century which was built during the transformations when Florence was capital of Italy (1865-70).
The location is unbeatable, in the middle of all sights and action and and at the same time a very quiet flat. The street door is on vibrant via Roma, but the flat is on the backside of the building. The step free Elevator is there for luggage, groceries, and those needing help after long sightseeing. Completely on one level, from the balcony you will admire the beauty of Renaissance while sipping a glass of Chianti.
All major sights are around the corner: Baptistery, Duomo and Cupola, the newly re-opened Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Michelangelo's masterpieces in Galleria dell'Accademia and Medici Chapels are 5 minutes away. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are a 3 minutes' walk. Continuing on Via Roma towards the river, the Old Bridge, Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden. The fabulous Santa Croce and Cappella dei Pazzi are 15 minutes away.
Next door to the historic Caffè Gilli and the 5-star Hotel Savoy. Surrounded by boutiques like Gucci, Prada, Emporio Armani. Right at the heart of all city celebrations, processions, flagwavers, parades, best Christmas decorations and the oxen cart on Easter Sunday.
The flat is bright, with double height ceilings, large windows and wooden shutters. AIR CONDITIONED. 2 separate bedrooms. A larger than a queen bed in the master bedroom, two comfy twins that can be made up as a queen bed in the second bedroom. Spacious living room with a pullout sofa. The bathroom is comfortable with a large shower cabin with marble floor and a small window for fresh air.
WIFI is the best network in Italy.
The small kitchen is separate from the living room and is fully equipped with dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee machines and is stocked with salt and pepper, sugar, tea and organic olive oil
WASHER and DRYER is on the larger balcony, where clothes can be hung on the traditional line or machine dried. Washing detergent is supplied.
We are equipped with a crib and a baby chair for babies. Baby sitting service on request.
Late check in is possible without any additional charge.
LUGGAGE STORAGE available for early check-in and late check-out.
We assist our guests in booking taxis, parking cars, and arranging pick ups at the airport.
We help organize tailored guided tours in Florence museums, tours to Siena and San Gimignano with Wine tastings and Day-trips to Pisa and Lucca or Cinque Terre
Train station SMN is 10 minutes walking distance, 700 meters. We supply the directions to come on foot.
Included in the rent are water and gas, hot water and heating, electricity, concierge and wifi.
PLEASE take note that the rates do not include final cleaning.
FINAL CLEANING and laundry: Euro 60 due cash upon arrival. Euro 30 per guest (when more than 2 guests)
For stays longer than 3 nights, Electricity is not included and is charged according to consumption: Euro 0,40 x kw (average price per week Euro 15 in winter, Euro 30 in summer)
For stays longer than 3 nights, Safety Deposit Euro 400 due cash upon check in. The amount will be entirely refunded upon departure if no serious damage will be reported. Broken glasses or cups are not considered a damage
The City Tax is Euro 3.00 per night per guest above 12 years, for a maximum of 7 nights. The tax must be collected cash by the landlords who will then pay it to the City Treasury.
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- english, french, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
I am a real Florentine. My father fell in love with the view from the bedrooms and the location of this property, with elevator and all amenities. We moved in almost 50 years ago. My mother still lives on the same floor. In case of emergency our guests can buzz at her door and she is there to help. We are at your disposal 24/24hours
Irene purchased this Apartment in 1968
Why Irene chose San Giovanni
This lovely apartment, which was part of the larger family home, was renovated for our family who live abroad and now we are happy to welcome travellers and show them our city and help them appreciate the culture and lifestyle of Florence as real Florentines
What makes this Apartment unique
Stunning Brunelleschi’s Cupola, the world’s largest Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower will be your first view in the morning and the chiming of the Bell tower will become familiar to you. Whether you're a newcomer to Florence or a regular visitor, our family are always on hand to give advice on everything you’ll need to get the most out of your stay. From pointing out the best bars and ice cream places, restaurants and wine shops, to recommending tailored tours, street markets and theatre productions, we’re here to make sure your next trip to Florence and Tuscany is a fabulous one. You just need to arm yourself with a Firenze card and get out there! Plus, elevator + location allow to come back for a break and start out again to enjoy the second part of the day, without being discouraged by the stair climbing to go back home. The International Medical Service is one floor below. Late check-in is possible with no extra charge. Luggage storage allowed when possible for early check-in and late check-out
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect stay in Florence
As part of an Italian getaway with two of my longtime girlfriends, our stay in Florence could not have been more comfortable and authentic. Beautifully appointed with an incredible view, our location was steps away from everything yet a quiet retreat. Can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here😊�. Thank you Irene!
El mejor departamento en Florencia!
Nuestro viaje no hubiera sido el mismo de no habernos quedado en el departamento de Irene. Todo está cerca, súper conveniente para todos los museos, tiendas, restaurantes y la central del tren. Además de que Irene es muy linda. Nos ayudo a programar un viaje saliendo de Florencia y a darnos muchos tips durante nuestra visita en Florencia (la cual fue de 4 días). El departamento es muy cómodo y espacioso. Cuenta con todo lo necesario para un desayuno rápido por la mañana y lo básico para lavar la ropa y trastes en caso de que se use la cocina. Estaremos de regreso en un futuro!
The apartment was wonderfully located, extremely clean and very comfortable and well appointed. Irene speaks perfect English and was extremely kind and helpful. Her recommendations for everything from sightseeing and local restaurants to her family’s favorite bakery, gelateria and grocery store were spot on. An extra bonus is the lift since the apartment is on the 3rd floor of the building and the views of the duomo from both bedrooms were breathtaking. Our sincere thanks to Irene and her family for providing a very comfortable home away from home. Grazie mille!!
Great apartment. Great location. Irene will give you any advice you need on the area. I plan on staying here on my next trip if it's available.
Amazing location, great for families, helpful host
Irene was there to meet us and spent considerable time helping me plan out our stay and making suggestions which were super helpful, for touring, eating, visiting, shopping...all of it. The apartment was well equipped although the kitchen is small, but you are steps from restaurants and stores with prepped food so that was fine. You are so close to the Duomo the bells are loud in the morning, which we loved, but be warned you aren't sleeping in late! Washing machine and elevator very helpful, and there were many touring books available for our use. I would highly recommend this apartment.
We had a wonderful stay. The owners have thought of everything, right down to the umbrella which we were so glad to have. The location could not have been better with a view of the Duomo. The apartment was very clean as well. Great stay!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please take note that rates do not include final cleaning. Final cleaning and laundry: Euro 60 for 2 guests, upon arrival. Euro 30 per guest (when more than 2) Winter season: Heating included in the rental price. For stays longer than 3 nights Electricity is not included Euro 0,50 x kw (average price per week Euro 15 in winter, Euro 30 in summer) For stays longer than 3 nights, Safety Deposit Euro 400 due cash upon check in. The amount will be entirely refunded upon departure if no serious damage will be reported. Broken glasses or cups are not considered a damage City Stay Tax: due cash upon arrival, Euro 3 per guest (above 12 years of age) per night for a max of 7 nights