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

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Fortezza da Basso - A Suite in Florence

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, Cable TV, 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
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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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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15%Off - New Luxury Loft in Historical Medici's Palazzo / Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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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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Bella Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Usually when you are renting an apt. online , if you are lucky enough, it is what you see, is what you get.

Often this may work against you but, in my case ,what you saw online was not what you got! It was 10x better!!!!!!! The apt. from the moment I got there was so thoughtfully & professionally done. Every thing you could possibly want is at your finger tips. Paolo was the perfect hostess with food, fruit, drinks, sweets all personally chosen for me. It was better than staying in a 5* hotel. The apt. in itself is beautiful, clean, and so comfy!

I walked every where with no problem. If you had any questions or needed anything( I certainly did not!), Paolo was right there. He was very personable & Edy was so helpful with my bags etc.

My whole experience was unbelievable and then to top it off, I was invited to Paolo's parents house for drinks and canapés!!!!! Who does this ????? His parents were so charming & hospitable. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

I could go on & on but, it is suffice to say, if you are going to Florence for any length of time you have to stay in this new luxury loft.

I was there for over 3 weeks & was sorry to leave when I did!


Los Angeles, California

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My favorite!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Florence many times over the past decade. Never have I found accomadations so inviting and beautiful. Mario and his family were so accomadating and the apartment is absolutely beautiful, very classy and top of the line design. It's a quiet environment, so when you get back to your apartment after a long day, it's a peaceful and inviting place to retreat. There are amenities that you would find only in a high end 5 star resort. Fabulosity!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fortezza da Basso, Florence

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Renters Insurance £41
Cleaning Fee £82

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fortezza da Basso in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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