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Luxury apartments newly renovated in the heart of Florence with exquisite decorations

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella - Character and modern comforts

Palace located in a main street between the Arno River and Duomo square

The apartment is located in the third and last floor, equipped with a private lift, can accommodate up to 6 people and it develops on more floors: The first floor consist of a living area with chimney of over 60 sq. m and a fully equipped kitchen, the beautiful mezzanine houses one double sofa-bed. While at the last floor there are two finely furnished bedrooms, one double and the other with two single beds, each one with its own bathroom. The finishing is looked after with extreme care and suggests an ancient atmosphere of an antique Florentine dwelling: The living room has a welcoming and refined atmosphere thanks to its antique terracotta floor, a beautiful stone chimney, and a sought after ancient Italian furnishings. The second level is decorated with a vintage wooden floor, a ceiling with wooden beams and stylish paintings.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gaia Vitolo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Gaia Vitolo

We are a family with two children. My job is tailoring and my partner is a painter. After an experience in New York we decided to return to our home town, Bologna, even if the trip and the discovery of new land have never left us.

Gaia Vitolo purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Gaia Vitolo chose Florence Historic Centre

The house was bought by my family because we are in love with the beauties and history of our country and the location of this accommodation are truly irresistible, in the heart of the vibrant city.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment keeps the typical characteristics of a Florentine dwelling, it is extremely quiet and it allows you to rest peacefully after long and intense walks and tours during the day.


based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury apartments newly renovated in the heart of Florence with exquisite decorations
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

Perfect - Even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

4 nights in Florence. We had 6 adults and this place was perfect. 3 bathrooms really made a HUGE difference, with 5 women and 1 man getting ready all at once. Also the location couldn't have been more perfect. We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Oh and since it was a 2 week trip having a washer was very important and this place had one right in the kitchen. In case I didn't already say it enough, PERFECT. You will not regret this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the convenient location...easy walk to all of the major historic sights without being on a loud tourist street.

The apartment was authentic Florence & really added to our Tuscany experience. We felt like we were staying at a favorite Italian Aunt's home.

It should be noted that there are ALOT of stairs. The building has a tiny lift that will fit suitcases or 2 people-- which was the only thing that made staying on the top floor manageable for our older group. Within the apartment: the bedrooms are up narrow stairs with open sides. Of the 4 travelers in our family, we could only maneuver the 2 smallest suitcases up to the bedrooms. Otherwise, the larger ones remained in the living room & we trotted items up to the rooms.

After traveling for a couple weeks, it was wonderful having the clothes washer, drying rack & iron.

Be sure to ask the person giving you the keys how the appliances all work. They are different from the USA & took a lot of fumbling to figure them out.

The Internet was lightning fast.

The beds & furniture was all comfortable & in superior condition.

The cleaning deposit of 150€ was returned quickly afterwards.

We appreciated our stay in this special home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trish,Thank You so much for your beautiful and accurate feedback,it was fantastic to host you and your family,it would be a pleasure to host you again All The best Gaia
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Spacious and comfortable gem in center of town

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an amazing central location and everything worked well and was comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stefan,it was lovely to host you and your beautiful family,glad to hear that you've enjoyed your stay! looking forward to host you again,maybe at Poderi Vignalunga next summer as we've discussed
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Fantastic payment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is fantastic and I loved our stay here. It is beautufully decorated and inviting and the massive windows were a plus. The apartment is 3 levels with steep steps so be mindful of this with children or older people.

We had nil issues checking in or during our time there and everyone was very helpful!

I would recommend this place to stay as it is lovely, clean and in a fantastic spot as it is only a five to ten minute walk to all the major places in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Loren!I am very greatful for your wonderful feedback,Sfefano was impressed as well by you and your family,it is a pleasure to host people like you. All the best! Gaia
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Quaint apartment in ideal central location

  • 4 of 5

Everywhere is only a short walk away. Very convenient.

The apartment is at the top of a traditional Florentine residential building.

Owner easy to deal with, responsive and attentive.

NB there are two bedrooms and a "landing" for 5th and 6th person.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Comfortable, great location and lovely furnishings!

  • 4 of 5

My three daughters and I stayed here the last week of April. We loved the location and felt welcomed by Stefano, who immediately gave us a great recommendations on where to get lunch. There is a lot of shopping right around the place and very close to all the iconic sites.

We were very comfortable in the apartment except for the second day when we discovered that Florence has a small invasion of red spider mites for a few weeks end of April/beginning of May.. They are harmless, but did get in the bedding and smeared the sheets. Gaia was responsive and had our sheets changed and they didn't bite so no problem. But if you are squeamish around insects, make sure to book at another time of year. I believe these little guys are around for about 3 weeks?

Overall, this was a great stay and the apartment was very clean and functional.

We would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah, You were a very nice guest,and I am sorry for this inconvenient,unfortunately we couldn't tell you any advice because it never happened us before,now we know what to do,in the beginning of the spring time we'll definetely call a professionist to free the outside roof area from this little guys who try to enter the apartment at the beginning of the spring time,we did our best,I am sure it won't happen again. Have a nice one Gaia
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Florence, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Vigna Nuova Street
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
800 Metres
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Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Del Sole motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Vigna Nuova Street
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Vigna Nuova street, one of the main streets of the centre Florence, located in a rich and attractive neighbourhood. This street is really interesting, since it houses various renowned and exclusive boutique brands. In the same street you can find amazing examples of architecture like Palazzo Rucellai designed by the multi-faceted Renaissance figure, Leon Battista Alberti. The same palace that houses the apartments, a beautiful example of noble architecture of the seventeenth century.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella, Florence Historic Centre

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Nov 2016 - 10 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Nov 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
12 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £133
pulizie finali £80

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Studio - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cot available for children
    - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The station Santa Maria Novella is located 12 minutes by foot and two steps away from the main bus stops. The apartment is in ZTL zone, the closest private garage is"garage inferno"

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