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15%Off - New Luxury Loft in Historical Medici's Palazzo / Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2+1)

Newly renovated luxury apartment in Historical Medici's Palazzo of the 1500's.

A Suite/Duplex of 800 squared feet. Adiacent to Piazza San Marco and Accademia Museum (where Michelangelo's David is kept). Just 8 min. walking from Duomo(0.4 miles), and 4 minutes walking from San Lorenzo's Market, great for typical food shopping and leather market.

We completed the renovation in September 2012. Located on the first floor of the building. Elevator available, security door. The apartment has 1 Bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, with bathtub and shower.

Apartment amenities:

Luxury finishes, bright and comfortable, Queen size Bed and large Sofa (where a child could sleep - no extra charge). The apartment has 2 LED screen TVs (50' and 22'), Complimentary Wireless Internet, Playstation 3 with Games and Movies, Blue Ray Player, iPhone/Ipod Dock with HiFi. A full kitchen is available together with all tools, microwave, oven. Nespresso Coffee Machine, Washing machine. Independent heating and air conditioning are included in the cost.

A large park is located 3 minutes walking from the house, perfect for jogging in historical Florence.

Parking is available just half a block away at your charge (around Euro 45 per day), bike and scooter rental just half a block away.

We would be happy to recommend you the best restaurants and attractions, as well as assist you with any question you might have during your stay.

We will provide linen and towels.

We look forward welcoming you.


More Details

Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode


I'm a 36 years old, Italian man. I am Hotel Manager for a Luxury Resort in Barbados called Sandy Lane and previously I worked and lived in Washington DC for 7 years where I managed the operations of a Luxury Relais & Chateaux Hotel (The Jefferson) located near the White House. My family and I have a passion for fine Hospitality.

We look forward welcoming you and assisting during your stay.

Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode chose Florence

Excellent location, walking distance to everything, amenities of 5* Hotel

What makes this apartment unique

Complimentary WiFi

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mario's family,

A wonderful host you and your family were for us!

The apartment far exceeded our expectations and was so much better than a Hotel. Your assistance with restaurants and the bike were unbelievable to us.

Thank you for making this the bet beginning of our Italian dream vacation.


J. and R. N.
Apr 2012
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella - Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Lorenzo in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(15 traveller reviews)

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15%Off - New Luxury Loft in Historical Medici's Palazzo / Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
United States

Wonderful loft in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My husband, young daughter, and I wanted to make Florence our home base, as we planned to enjoy it for the bulk of our two week trip. The location was ideal: Within walking distance of the Uffizi, Duomo, the Accademia, etc., yet despite its central location, the loft was surprisingly quiet and peaceful.

The kitchen was perfect for the few meals that we prepared. Paolo was incredibly responsive, even when I had minor questions. His brother, Mario made wonderful suggestions to visit before we arrived, and we are so glad that we followed his advice!

Also, I realized that we had left something at the apartment, after we returned to states. I was surprised at how quickly Paolo responded and was so helpful in arranging to ship it back to me. While this was remarkable, I found that the hosts consistently went above and beyond our expectations from the moment I reserved the spot on VRBO. (BTW: This is our best experience yet with VRBO.)

Our little girl started calling it "home" by the second day. We heartily recommend this well appointed loft for anyone who wants to feel like they are steps away from everything in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was magnificent

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property exceeded our expectations. Upon our arrival we were greeted warmly by the owner. The apartment was stocked with food and wine. It is very nicely decorated and very comfortable. We felt totally safe and secure at all times. The location was within walking distance of almost anywhere you might wish to go in Florence. We would not hesitate to go back to this apartment. Ciao

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious apt in Florence

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this place. Top notch quality in terms of design, cleanliness, amenities such as bathroom linens and food and wine upon arrival. Paulo was very welcoming and was there at the door when we arrived. Location is on a quiet street 5 mins from the central market square and easily walkable to all the sights. Top notch and I would recommend to my friends and anyone going to Florence. Also has air conditioning which is key during the hot summer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantatstic place in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

This place is way better than the pictures can show. The location also works really well if you're spending time in the centre of Florence and your're only 10 minutes walk from almost all the key sites. Paulo made us incredibly welcome and provided a set of recommendations for eating/visiting which all lived up to expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Luxury Loft

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous apartment in Florence, we enjoyed every moment! Beautifully appointed and within walking distance to everything! We spent 7 days here and plan to return. We will highly recommend this jewel to our friends. The owners are very gracious, Paolo greeted us upon arrival and explained how to use everything. The basket of fruit and wine were a lovely touch and much appreciated after a long journey. A very quiet street and easy to settle into Firenze life here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Modern Loft

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this large (800 sq. ft.) elegant, and spotless designer apartment. Heated floors, stylish bathroom with bidet and a very comfortable bed with excellent linens. The kitchen is along one wall so both of us could be cooking at the same time without bumping into each other. We spent 8 days here and enjoyed coming home to it every day. The street is very quite so you don't have to worry about all night party noise. Very thoughtful welcome gifts which included wine, strawberries, pasta, red sauce, salami, cheese, tangerines, biscotti, and more. You don't have to shop for food for the first couple of days which was very helpful. The apartment is elegant and is designed to host you. Paola, whose family owns the building, is very charming and helpful. When we wanted to make reservations or needed any information he was able to accommodate us immediately. We will return and recommend to our friends. You will enjoy this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Lorenzo, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.08
Additional Guest Fee £25.93 per person per night
Damage Insurance £43.71

30 day cancellation notice is required for refund, a 20% fee would be applied to any cancellation made after reservation. This is a non-smoking residence.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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