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The Florentine Renaissance (Duomo)

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

15th Century Apartment Close to the Duomo And Ponte Vecchio

The apartment is located in the best area of Florence for visiting Museums, Churches, Monuments and shops, and it is surrounded by good eateries. Just steps away from the Duomo, Michelangelo's Medici Chapels, and the charming Ponte Vecchio. Everything is within easy walking distance, making a car and public transport unnecessary. Built between the 1300s and the 1500s, the apartment has terracotta floors and ancient oak-beamed ceilings, has a large bedroom with a double and a single bed, and a large entrance room with an additional double sofabed which can be seen in the photos.

The bathroom is small and basic with toilet, shower and sink. The kitchen is well equipped with everything necessary for self catering in comfort, including a coffee maker, kettle, microwave oven and washing machine. This area also comprises a dining area with a large table and comfortable chairs. The apartment offers high-speed internet access, heating and air conditioning.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Fabrizio

I am passionate about music from the 1960s and 70s, and play in a band when time permits. I love animals, sports, good cinema, travel, and I love the arts. I love meeting new people, and I am passionate about my Florence and Tuscany.

Fabrizio purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Fabrizio chose Duomo

This is the original centre of Renaissance Florence. Just steps from

the appartment is the Medici-Riccardi Palace, home of the powerful

Medici family, who ruled Florence, and brought it to the world stage during the renaissance. This area is a mix of small craftsmens' workshops and monumental florentine grandeur, and this mix makes it a very special and unusual part of my city. I love the idea that the Medici, and artists like Michelangelo once walked these streets.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is right in the centre of the historical centre, with easy access to all of Florence's monuments, galleries and amenities, yet it offers pretty views, plenty of light, and it is on a quiet street. This is an extraordinary combination for historical Florence. Its colours and proportions make it welcoming, warm and restful, so it's perfect after a day on your feet.


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , This bathroom is small and basic, but everything is there!
  • The bathroom is small but has everything that is needed: a shower, a WC, a bidet and a wash basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • RAFFAELLO Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    VASARI Sittingroom/bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This sitting room/ bedroom is a separate room by a door
  • The Raffaello bedroom, with its two large windows facing onto the Ginori garden, can accommodate 3 guests in a double bed plus a single bed. The large entrance room can accommodate two additional guests on a sofabed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
During your stay, I will be on hand for all of your needs, and to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as it can be. I offer TOURS AND WINE TASTING ALL AROUND TUSCANY and shopping outlets and am very happy to arrange for your airport and city-to-city transfers. ( THE MALL & PRADA OUTLET ( Private Tour ) (special prices)


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The Florentine Renaissance (Duomo)
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
Oldham, Kentucky

Firenze è un sogno

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this apartment on the Via della Stufa was great from start to finish. Fabrizio is the consumate italian host: Charming, erudite, warm and easily accessible.

Fabrizio was there to greet us at the Santa Maria Novella train station when we arrived from Milan. The apartment is a short walk away and you begin to get the lay of the land on the way. When we arrived at the apartment Fabrizio loaded our bags into a lift and sent them up to the second floor where the apartment is. 54 steps await your climb to the front door of your abode. Each one well worth it! Fabrizio explains the things you need to know, shows you the keys and leaves you to it. It is well stocked with everything you need to cook every night or not. There are two large and airy rooms and a small bathroom. The eclectic décor adds to the charm. Windows open to let a cooling breeze in when needed. Everything we used worked just fine. Microwave, cooktop, hair dryer, iron all provided for an enjoyable stay.

Florence is easily done by foot. With the majority of the most interesting attractions just blocks away. If cooking for yourselves head out to the Central Market and buy a large variety of food stuffs from individual vendors. Butchers, bakers, spices, green grocers are all open between 0700-1500. There is an ATM on the first floor where the merchants are. On the second floor is a huge variety of ready to eat and cooked to order foods being made right in front of your eyes. Making mozzarella cheese, roasting chickens, baking. Something for everyone. Eat there or take it away. To get there just walk out the apartment door onto the street and turn left. At the next street turn left and then at the next street turn left again. You can't miss it.

Please take the chance to try some of the local restaurants right in your neighborhood. We enjoyed meals at “Da Garibardi”, “Trattoria Vechio Mercato” “TrattoriaZa Za” and “Florens Pizzeria”.

Head in any direction from your apartment and you will run into the most beautiful churches, museums, palaces, gardens and piazzas. Bring sturdy footwear that is broken in and head out the door! Everything is just a short walk away.

We also took advantage of one of the special tours Fabrizio runs for his guests. There are several options that include jaunts into the tuscan countryside for wine tasting, visits to walled cities and enough scenery to make your head spin. Thanks, Fabrizio, we will return!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Point Venture, Tx, USA

Outstanding visit to Florence!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable apartment in a great location. It made our visit to Florence so much better. And our host, Fabrizio, was a wonderful guide with excellent advice.

We highly recommend Fabrizio and the apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to see the sites!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights here on our honeymoon. The apartment is quite large and comfortable with lots of room to spread out so you don't feel cramped. The A/C works great.

The location is absolutely unbeatable! Truly, all of the sites are within walking distance. The Central Market is wonderful and literally right down the street. The Duomo is one block over.

We loved our stay here but would mention that the apartment is on the same street where the street vendors store their carts. The carts and garage where they are stored are very loud and those guys get to work really early in the morning. Bring earplugs and you'll be fine. The shower is also very small and separated from the toilet by a shower curtain. It works great though and is just part of the adventure!

Fabrizio is a wonderful host and very accommodating. He let us check in early and even had an English-speaking friend meet us at the train station to walk us over to the apartment. He was also very helpful with local recommendations!

Grazie Fabrizio!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location. You can walk everywhere.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is as in the pictures. The bathroom shower is a make shift arrangement which is very small. But the location is superb. Right on San Lorenzo square , one minute to the central market, about 10 minutes to the Uffici. Fabrizio was an excellent host. We took the tour to Siena with the wine tasting and it was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troutdale, Oregon

Perfect Florence location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at Fabrizio's cool apartment. On the 2nd floor, its easy access on broad steps and has an elevator that is snug for folks but ideal for getting luggage up and down. The aprtment is decoreated in what can only be described as funky oddball. I loved it. a wind up gramophone, typewriter, mannequins, - even a guitar. The bathroom is a bit snug and an adventure in creative plumbing - just don't bank on being able to go to the toilet when someone else is showering. Fabrizio is a delightful host who is organized and helpful and a delight to communicate with. The apartment is located on a very quiet street very close to the Duomo, Galleria dell'Accademia, Medici Chapel and easy walks to pretty much everything. Its just around the corner from Mercato Centrale and has a few restaurants in the neighborhood. The best of these being Osteria Pepo. If I return to Florence, I will be contacting Fabrizio. Oh yes, be sure to take him up on the offer of a day car tour to Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano. Its definitely worth the discounted price.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Amazing location and plenty of room for a family of five.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and much larger than we thought. It was centrally located and secure. We would definitely recommend this to our friends. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Owner's Response: Ciao Lisa !!! thank you so much !! Come again !! All the best for your family !! Fabrizio
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence Amerigo Vestucci International
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Livorno / Leghorn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf dell'Ugolino ( Florence)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Autostrada del Sole ' A 1 ' / A 11
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Trattoria ZAZA / Trattoria ' da Mario '
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Abetone ( Pistoia )
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Marina di Pisa / Viareggio / Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

A beautifully appointed apartment in a very quiet street in the middle of historical Florence. Just a stone's throw from the Medici Chapel, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence Duomo and Michelangelo's David, This is the original centre of Renaissance Florence. Just steps from the appartment is the Medici-Riccardi Palace, home of the powerful Medici family, who ruled Florence, and brought it to the world stage during the renaissance. This area is a mix of small craftsmens'

workshops and monumental florentine grandeur, and this mix makes it a very special and unusual part of my city. Full of great restaurants, trattorie and osterie, this area also offers some of the city's best places to eat, as well as easy on-foot access to the city's historical centre and its many museums, galleries and monuments.

For trips further afield, I can offer you private tours to Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca and the stunning Cinque Terre, or if you prefer a shopping trip, I can take you to the renowned Prada factory outlet, The Mall (Armani, Gucci, Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta and many others), or to the Barberino outlet to the north of the city, all for special daily or half-day rates. We are also in wine heaven here, with plenty of opportunities to discover some of the best red wines available, with wine tasting tours that take in some of the most beautiful vinyards in the Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities,WIFI,Heat,A/C $61.9
Pet Fee $37.14
Cleaning $80.48
Refundable damage deposit $99.05
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Prices shown are for 2 people. Prices on request for additional guests

Check-in: After 15.00
Check-out: before 12.00

Wherever possible I will be pleased to accommodate your special requirements

Additional fees:
Utilities: (WI-FI, Heating, air conditioning, water, electricity, gas) : €10,00 per day
Final cleaning: €60.00

Pickup service: included (depends on availability)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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