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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Duomo - Florence Convivio Apartment

Gorgeous Apartment 800 years old with all mod-cons: WiFi Aircon Dishwasher

Location. Location. Location. CONVIVIO APARTMENT is your our home in Florence, surrounded by the most famous art treasures of the world, right at the door. Live in a 12th century building, in the historic heart of the city. The apartment is charmingly furnished, with every modern convenience: WiFi,reverse cycle air-conditioning, cook's kitchen with dishwasher & double sink.

Free local phone, maps, TV, books, music & DVDs. It is 2 minutes from the Uffizzi Gallery, the famous Duomo, the Pitti Palace, the famous Straw Market, the Gold Market on the Ponte Vecchio. The little street gives onto Piazza della Signoria, but is closed to traffic & therefore is calm & quiet.

You are surrounded by every service -- cafes, bars, restaurants, cinema, food shops and more. We also have someone to meet you on arrival and explain all about the apartment -- keys, heating etc. and to be available for any other queries you may have.

Live like a Florentine: Amenities: 18 ft paneled and vaulted ceilings. Large sitting-room with sofabed with innerspring mattress, a large three-seater sofa & two arm-chairs. Huge master bedroom with comfortable King bed which can be made up as two singles, 2nd bedroom/study with comfortable sofabed, dining room seats 6, furnished with an elegant blend of modern and traditional, and with beautiful crockery, glassware etc. kitchen with marble bench tops, dishwasher, double sink etc. White tiled bathroom with new fixtures and washing-machine. Serviced before and after each guest or weekly for longer stays.

Tariff is all-inclusive, with no seasonal variations and no extras of any kind. Rates can be as low as Euro 100 per night, depending on the length of stay.


Personal service:

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janine Dickinson
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Janine Dickinson

Jan Dickinson: I live in Sydney Australia. I have lived between Australia & Italy for twenty five years & I am delighted to share my knowledge of Italy in helping you with trip-planning & all aspects of your holidays, to make your trip special. This is part of our service at no extra charge.

Janine Dickinson purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Janine Dickinson chose Florence Historic Centre

My dear friend Josie & I bought this apartment in 2000 because we fell in love with Florence over many years & finally realised our dream to live a Florentine life. Over this time we have been thrilled to share the feeling of being a Florentine with our guests, who come back time & again. Some of our guests come every year & many truly feel it is theirs too.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the things I love most about the apartment are: the sense of belonging - when the tourists go home at night the city is yours. I love being able to put my head out the bedroom window, look to the right & see Cosimo de Medici on his great charger, in Piazza della Signoria. I love Daniela's glorious fruit shop right at our door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan,

We are back home after spending two wonderful weeks in your apartment. We had a great time in Florence. Thank you for all the useful information you provided to make our holiday so memorable.

We did so much in those two weeks. We went to the markets at Scandicci and met an Irish girl who owned the bottle shop. Had an interesting cooking class with Francesca that started at 9 am at the markets and finished at 5 pm.....very full and satisfied with the delicious meal we cooked and shared with her. Lots of eating in wonderful restaurants and our daily coffee and breakfast/lunch at ChiaroScuro in the Corso.

All in all a wonderful trip.

Thank you for providing our accommodation it was just what we wanted.

Hope to stay there again if ever we return to Florence.
Sep 2014
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Live in the medieval heart of Florence. WiFi. No traffic.
average rating of 4.925 based on 48 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Steps from everything you want to see in Florence. Jan was a great host and answered many of our questions prior to our stay. She also gave us a tourist information package that was very helpful. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to having you stay again - you were lovely guests and it was a pleasure. Cheers Jan
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Virginia, USA

Excellent location, amenities, hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 day Florence visit was enhanced by staying in Jan's beautiful apartment. A few minute's walk to many attractions, food, and gelato. Jan and Rosemary were most helpful about answering questions and giving tips. We walked all over Florence and I can't think of a better location for an apartment. The groceries 5 steps from the front door was an unexpected bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write the nice review and it was great to have you - I hope there will be more trips to Florence and to Convivio apartment. All the best Jan
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Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego California

Spacious and beautiful apartment in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated my birthday in Florence and stayed at the Convivio Apartment. Not only is it centrally located, close to restaurants, the Duomo, & Uffizi Gallery but the apartment is well equipped, very spacious and nicely furnished. We loved that there was a fresh fruit stand just steps from the front door. Janine gave pearls on what to see and how best to use our time. Everything was provided so one could essentially pack clothes then purchase a few items from the local shop if necessary. We ate out most days because we were constantly on the go. We plan on staying at Convivo when we return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to have you and I am very grateful for the review - I hadn't even got to send a request for it! Thanks also for the lovely email of thanks you sent me. I will look forward to having you back again before too long. Stay in touch with my Face Book page to keep in touch with what's happening in Florence. All the very best Jan
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Great location, spacious , well appointed ,

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was superb. The location was great metres from Piazza della Signoria and 5 minutes' walk to the Duomo. Spacious , very comfortable with everything we required. We will definitely return. Grazie !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! that was quick. Thanks so much for writing that for me. It was lovely to have you and I hope your next trip won't be so long.
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Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Janine's Convivio apartment for 4 nights and it was perfect. A lovely, spacious apartment in the centre of Florence...with the most comfy bed we've slept in the past month of travelling...what more could you want?! Rosemary was at the end of the phone locally anytime we needed anything which was very helpful. We loved Florence and loved the apartment. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely guests and it was a pleasure to work with you throught out the booking process and to have you in the apartment. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I really do hope you will be back to Florence one day. All the best Jan
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Great location in the heart of it all

  • 5 of 5

Travelling as family of 4, with an 11 and 16 year old. Easy to find, 15 min walk from train. Great location to walk to everything. Jan's friend Rosemary met us and gave us many bits of info on arrival. Jan also provided lots of her own recommendations via email. Safe, can be a bit noisy at night, but not an issue. Beautiful home that is very comfortable. Kitchen fully equiped for cooking, with a fruit/veg stand and grocery store right at your door. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you and I hope that all of you, but particularly the children, will have lots of loveqly memories of your time together in Florence. Warmest thoughtsf Jan
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Gorgeous medieval surroundings. The Uffizi is only 50m away. Gallleries, museums, cafes, restaurants & bars. No traffic.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Duomo, Florence Historic Centre

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

From Euro 900 weekly / Euro 130-160
Ask about special rates
Minimum stay, 3 nights.
Refundable security deposit of Euro 150 payable in cash on arrival may be required.
Rates are all-inclusive and do not vary throughout the year.
There are NO extras of any kind.
Please contact owner for availability
May pay in Australian dollars
Weekly from Euro 730 Nightly from E 120-160.
At certain times we can offer 4 nights for the price of 3; and 8 nights
A 40% Non-Refundable deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable one month before booking date.
For cancellations up to 60 days prior t the booking, a fee 10% fee of the balance is required. For cancellation less than 60 days, full payment is required.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Duomo in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Quality towles & soaps etc supplied
  • Washing-machine Hair-dryer Towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a King bed which can also be made up as two singles. The sitting room has a 3 seater sofa + two armchairs as well as a double sofabed with innerspring mattress. The study has a sofabed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
The is a telephone for local calls.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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