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Apartment overlooking the Duomo of Florence and the old town –Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in the heart of Florence with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a/c and wifi

The apartment is situated in the centre of Florence, in the ZTL area, at walking distance from the Duomo and the main museums (Academy, Uffizi, San Marco, Archaeological Museum). The apartment is simple and functional, very bright and well furnished, equipped with every kind of modern comforts, like air conditioning with remote control and independent heating; the master bedroom is very fascinating and welcoming with a big double bed; the living room, well separated from the rest of the house, is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed for 2. The second bedroom is furnished with a bunk bed, perfect for your children.

From the balcony you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Giotto’s Bell Tower, very fascinating at night with all buildings lit.

The apartment is easily reachable from the railway station with a 10 minute walk and is an ideal starting point to visit the city on foot. From the apartment you can get to every part of the town and the suburbs (Piazzale Michelangelo, Fiesole), since the main bus stops are at walking distance.

The apartment is in the ZTL area (limited traffic area) and is reachable:

BY TRAIN: from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, just 600 m away, the apartment is easily reachable on foot (10 minutes) or by bus (1-14-23 bus lines).

From Station SMN to Piazza San Marco on foot:

or by 23, 14 or 1 bus lines

BY CAR: From the highway A1 take the exit Firenze Sud or Firenze Nord, then follow signs to the city centre; after driving through the bypass streets (about 20 minutes) you can leave your car in the nearby parking space of PARTERRE in Via Madonna della Tosse, 9. For further information:

From the parking space of PARTERRE you can get to the apartment in about 10 minutes on foot or by bus (C1 line). You can also leave your car in one of the garages of the ZTL area upon request.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Elisabetta

I’m a freelance.

Elisabetta purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Elisabetta chose San Lorenzo

This apartment has always been property of my family. I live in the same neighbourhood, few metres away. I know well this area full of bars and restaurants, so you can enjoy a pleasant stay.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is a typical old Florentine building, very essential and high-ceilinged: the roof windows make the house very bright and let you enjoy a wonderful view of the Duomo and the Giotto’s bell tower.


San Lorenzo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • One of the bathrooms is accessible from the master bedroom. The other bathroom is near the second bedroom with single beds. They are both equipped with walk-in shower. Every bathroom has hair dryer and a small set of soaps.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Sofa bed in the living room - Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk beds
    Master bedroom - 1 king , big Double sofa-bed
  • The master bedroom has its private bathroom with shower. The second bedroom features 2 large bunk beds. In the living room there is a big and comfortable sofa bed for 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
The kitchen is near the dining room and is equipped with all saucepans and kitchenware for 6 people. There is a kitchenette with 4 burners, electric oven and microwave oven, fridge with freezer. The apartment is equipped with washing machine, ironing board and electric iron, vacuum cleaner. The dining room, just next to the kitchen, has 6 chairs and a rectangular table. In the living room there is a comfortable sofa for 3 and and armchair, a FLAT SCREEN TV with dvd player and satellite channels. WIFI internet The apartment has air conditioning with remote control and independent heating with gas heater, which you can regulate through the temperature control.


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Apartment overlooking the Duomo of Florence and the old town –Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.744186 based on 96 reviews

Loved out time there!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and four children stayed in Elisabetta's apartment for two weeks and LOVED it! It is a perfect location, 7 min walk to the Duomo, bus lines right in the Piazza San Marco where we are located, and 15 min walk to the Ponte Vecchio. There were multliple markets within a block or two. The apartment was well-equipped in the kitchen, and bathroom, and extremely clean and comfortable. There was AC and it was very hot while we were there, so we enjoyed that! The apartment was very bright, had a balcony overlooking the Duomo, and it was very quiet!! I would stay there again in a heartbeat, and we highly recommend it to anyone! Thanks Elisabetta!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The best advantage of this appartment is its location. Is across the corner from the Accademia Museum and two blocks from the Duomo. Very well connected, close to restaurants and a small supermarket. I would just say it is located in a 4th storie and no elevator. We drove to Firenze, so has to leave the car in a publick parking which charges you €10 first 24 hours, €15 second and €20 the third day and from then on, €20. The ealk takes around 12 minutes, so you will need to tskebyour luggage from there. The apartment is on an area where you may not be able to enter with your car (depending on the restrictions).

Overall a good place, very clean and as depicted in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment is in the center of the city very next to the train station. Its location is perfect to visit the city but it has its drawbacks for who wants to reach it in car because it is in the inaccessible zone to the cars. In the center of firenze the buildings are very old and they hardly have the elevator.
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Disappointing experience

  • 3 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but this is different so I'd like people to know what to expect when they book this apartment. The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence. On a different note, the owner of this apartment is not one to work easily with. She doesn't respond to emails in a timely fashion and when responds she ignores what you wrote in the last email. The check-in is between 2 - 4 pm, and if you don't get there in that 2 hour time frame, she will charge you for that. Also she charged us a "tourist tax" for our son, which was a hidden tax, because nowhere was specified that. Comparing to other 2 apartments from Italy where we stayed this vacation, this experience was disappointing on every level because of the owner of the apartment. To save energy, she will give you a set of keys which contains the key that needs to be inserted inside the apartment so you will have air conditioning and the lights can be turned on, while you are in. So all the people from your party need to do everything together at all times, otherwise you won't have the lights on and air conditioning, or you need to go all the way down and open the front door for people from your party, when you actually want to sleep. Overall the impression was that this owner doesn't care if you feel welcome in her apartment or not.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Recensione sull'appartamento: " The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence. " Questo voglio mettere in evidenza. il resto non ha importanza ed è la conseguenza del mancato rispetto delle regole e condizioni indicate nell'annuncio ed accettate dall'ospite con la conferma della prenotazione. - L'ospite è arrivato dopo le ore 20 alla vigilia di Ferragosto perché in viaggio da Roma in auto si è fermato a visitare Siena, San Gimignano e Pisa, così allungando di molte ore il viaggio. La persona incaricata del Check in, alla quale io ho pagato un extra, ha atteso a lungo il loro arrivo. Ma l'ospite non ha pagato niente! - La tourist tax a Firenze è obbligatoria per tutte le persone maggiori di 12 anni: il figlio della Signora aveva 16 anni e quindi soggetto al pagamento della tassa. Posso concludere affermando che è stata un'esperienza molto negativa per me. * Review on the apartment: " The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence." This I want to underline, the rest it doesn't matter and it is the consequence of the missed respect of the rules and suitable conditions in the announcement and accepted by the guest with the confirmation of the booking. - The guest has reached the apartement after 8 pm the eve of Ferragosto because in trip from Rome in auto is stopped to visit Siena, St. Gimignano and Pisa, so lengthening of a lot of times the trip. The person entrusted of the Check in, to which I have paid an extra, has attended for a long time their arrival. But the guest has not paid anything! - The tourist tax in Florence is obligatory for all the 12 year-old oldest people: the child of the Mrs. is 16 years old and therefore subject to the payment of the tax. I can conclude affirming that he has been a very negative experience for me.
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Perfect apartment close to every spot you want to visit in Florence

  • 4 of 5

For European standards this apartment is big, and very comfortable. It has air conditioning, which in the summer months you appreciate very much.

The only thing I would have loved is for the kitchen to be better equipped. One of our reasons to stay in apartments instead of hotels is not to have to eat out every meal (because of costs and also because we get tired of eating in restaurants when traveling long), and I thought the kitchen needed some things that are very easily procured (a good knife (I had to chop onion and garlic with a bread knife...), some plates to put the cooked food at the table, plastic containers to store stuff in the fridge) and the basic oil-pepper-salt-napkins stuff.

Other than that we (husband and 3 teenagers) were perfectly situated and comfortable in a beautiful city.

Thank you Elisabetta!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the apartment. Great location. You can walk to all the main attractions of Florence with great shops along the way. A grocery store is just around the corner and some takeout shops also just outside your door. Great for families. It was clean, spacious and all that we were hoping for. I would recommend this apartment. I know a lot of reviews talk about the stairs to get to the apartment, but we did not mind that at all. It is actually helps to reduce the sounds of the street. Once upstairs, it is quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you
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Good apartment but bad communication with host

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is quite comfortable and has great air conditioning. When we requested the reservation several months before our stay, Elisabetta was quick to answer our questions. But some weeks before we were to arrive I sent her several messages which she didn't answer until I had to contact HomeAway Customer Service. Then a few days before we arrived she didn't answer again and it was a pain to get an answer from her on information for our arrival, so again we had to go to the hassle of contacting Customer Service while already in Italy. This was stressful, which we didn't need. She said she didn't speak English and that she wasn't in Florence, which for me isn't an excuse as checking Inbox/email can be done from anywhere in the world and in the listing for the apartment she states she speaks English. I even used an online Italian translator to send her messages. At the end, she did manage to answer and we were met by her son who was really nice and helpful all the time. I would recommend his contact information is given to renters from the start, as he does speak English. The apartment was clean and in a really good location, just around the corner from L'Accademia, with restaurants nearby. It is on the top floor of an old building, so there are a lot of stairs to climb. Something to consider especially with luggage.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mi dispiace che gli ospiti si siano lamentati per la difficoltà di comunicazione; io posso dire che questo non è del tutto vero perché soltanto nel periodo dal 30 Maggio al 13 giugno ho inviato non meno di 6 messaggi alla signora con i quali ho comunicato sia l'indirizzo esatto dell'appartamento, che il mio numero di telefono oltre che il percorso esatto e dettagliato per raggiungere l'appartamento dalla stazione a piedi o in autobus. Io credo di aver dato tutte le informazioni necessarie. Effettivamente io ho avuto difficoltà a comunicare nei giorni dal 9 al 10 giugno perché ero fuori Firenze in una zona non servita da internet ed ho mancato di rispondere immediatamente soltanto a due messaggi del 9 giugno della signora con i quali mi chiedeva soltanto conferma se avevo ricevuto i suoi messaggi precedenti. I am sorry that about the guests are complained for the difficulty of communication; I can say that this is not true entirely because only in the period from on May 30 to June 13 I have sent at least 6 messages to the lady with which I have communicated the exact address of the apartment, and my telephone number over that the exact run and detailed to reach the apartment from the station afoot or by bus. I believe to have given all the necessary information. Only I have had difficulty to have communicated in the days since 9 to June 10 because I was out Florence in a zone not served by internet and I have missed to answer only immediately to two messages of 9 June of the lady with which asked only me confirmation if I had received her messages.
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Florence – Peretola
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Gran Caffè San Marco
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Cub
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment overlooks a crowded square full of bars, restaurants and pastry shops in the heart of the cirty, few metres away from the Gallery of the Academy with the Michelangelo’s David, the San Marco Museum with the works of Beato Angelico and other attractions. The apartment is near all the main bus stops, so you can get anywhere in the city centre or on the outskirts of the town (Fiesole or the Piazzale Michelangelo). Few metres away from the apartment there is an excellent restaurant, L’Accademia, where you can enjoy the best dishes of the Italian cookery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Biancheria $12.27
Final cleaning $49.08
Stay tax $3.68 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

La prenotazione è confermata con il pagamento dell'acconto/caparra.
La disdetta della prenotazione non dà diritto alla restituzione della caparra
Consumi utenze acqua luce e gas compresi nel prezzo. Internet WI-FI compreso nel prezzo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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