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15% Off Luxury Suite with Private Terrace in Historical Medici Palazzo

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 2)

Newly renovated luxury suite in Historical Medici's House with a very large terrace with luxury outdoor furnishing and Olive trees. 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.

We completed the renovation in mid September 2012. Located on the first floor of the building. Elevator available, security door. The apartment is around 1800 squared feet, has 1 Bedroom with a large walk-in closet, 2 luxury bathrooms (1 with TV above the tub) with bathtub and shower, plus a 600 squared feet private furnished terrace and a separate kitchen.

Apartment amenities:

Luxury finishes, bright and comfortable, Queen size Bed and Sofa. The apartment has 3 LED screen TVs (42', 27' and 22'), Complimentary Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Blue Ray Player, CD Player. A full kitchen is available together with all tools, microwave, oven. Nespresso Lattissima Coffee Machine, Washing machine, dishwasher, dyer, independent heating and air conditioning are also available and all is 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.

To ensure the proper maintenance and cleaning of each apartment, an additional €100.00 final cleaning fee is applied to each bookin. All utilities are included. Please be aware that the 15% discount applies to stays of 7 nights or more and is already built in the pricing when selecting 7 nights or more.

We look forward welcoming you.


More Details

Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode


I'm a 36 years old, Italian man. I'm Hotel Manager 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 San Lorenzo

Perfect location, Luxury Finishes like no other apartments, amenities of a 5* Hotel

What makes this apartment unique

15% discount for stays of 7 nights or more


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
500 squared foot terrace overlooking old church (no bells) and internal court, walk-in Closet


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(7 traveller reviews)

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15% Off Luxury Suite with Private Terrace in Historical Medici Palazzo
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Property - Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything that you see in the pictures and more. Beautifully decorated, centrally located and, excellent service from the owners!

We will stay here again and have recommended to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was exactly as advertised. Certainly no disappointment.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 9 days in the center of Florence where you experience living in an area more than 800 years old. The apartment is centrally located with a Carrie Fore market a block away and is only three blocks from Academia, four blocks from Mercado Centrale, and a 10 minute walk to Pointe Vechio. The apartment is clearly 5 star. You have all the amenities of home while while enjoying evenings with a glass of wine on the terrace at the end of each day in the heart of Florence. Wonderful way to to wind down from busy days visiting museums, the Chianti wine country, selecting restaurants, trying new foods and a side trip to Sienna (1.5 hours away by bus). The owners greeted us on arrival, provided suggestions for outings, and telephone numbers to call for arrangements. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This was among the best rental I have had with VRBO both stateside and in Europe- the owners have a beautiful apartment, well appointed and were very easy to work with. There is a market and reSturant nearby. The terrace was very relaxing. This is a five star stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A jewel in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible apartment for 10 nights in early May this year, and to say it exceeded expectations would fail to do the residence, and its hosts, justice. We were warmly welcomed by Paolo, and introduced to its amenities. Our fully equipped kitchen was well-stocked with goodies (wine, fruit, bread, cheese, olive oil, and more, including an incredible dessert bread my husband ate all of!). As others have indicatetd, everything in the apartment from its furnishings and linens, to the books on the shelves, reflects family pride and a refined Italian sensibility, yet we felt entirely comfortable claiming the space as our own. The terrace was perhaps its finest feature. I spent hours there, reading, sipping coffee or wine, listening to the birds chittering away, and delighted by the sprinkles of Italian conversation I could overhear. It became my new happy place and I sent "wish you were here" selfies to everyone I know!

But enough romanticism... here's what you need to know: the apartment is in a quiet, combination studio/residential/university neighbourhood, within 15-20 minutes' walk of the City Centre, and all its museums, galleries, and shopping. There are food and wine shops, along with countless restaurants, within equally easy access. We felt perfectly comfortable at night, though the square at San Marco can be populated with dodgy characters.

Everything you need is in the apartment, even such things as Q-tips and face soap! I suspect some of these items are "leftovers", as I left over the toiletries I did not want to pack, but it is nonetheless a thoughtful gesture to leave them in place. Hairdryers are in each bathroom, but do not count on using your own (North American) "dual voltage" appliances, because Paolo says it might fry the (apartment) circuits.

The bed was very comfortable, the pillows less so; the water pressure & temperature were excellent; and the towels were fluffy & plentiful. We slept with the windows open most nights, but bring or buy bug spray. The mosquitos were vicious. And if you are sensitive to perfumes, you might want to ask Paolo to remove the scent diffusers before your arrival. I found the fragrances quite powerful.

Summing up... brilliant. Were it not for the charms of Florence, we would never have left the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this bright and airy apartment for 5 nights in early August 2014. Every detail in this well appointed accommodation exudes quality and reflects the fine taste, passion, and compassion of the owners- the furniture inside and outside on the beautiful terrace, the fine bed linen and towels, the immaculate cleanliness, the fruits, the Nespresso machine, the sundries,.....

The owner of this apartment is a lovely Italian family whom we had the fortunate pleasure of meeting and having dinner with. Paolo, the son, went out of his way to help us and make our stay a most enjoyable one.

In many years of staying in holiday rentals, this was probably our best stay!

Do yourself a favor and stay in this apartment when visiting Florence. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at VRBO properties for years, almost all excellent. But this one is the best. It is beautifully decorated, everything is first class, the design of the apartment is well thought out and the owners are caring people who want to ensure everything is as it should be. They provided 2 beautiful plates of fruit, wine, milk and coffee modules for the Nespresso machine, cake, biscuits and all the cleaning amenities for the washing machine and dishwasher. The outdoor terrace is a wonderful place to relax after a hectic day of sightseeing. Having two beautifully equipped bathrooms is a nice luxury. Everything works well with excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water. The massive walk in closet makes it easy to put your things away. This is a smart decision for a stay in Florence and well worth the money.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31

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. Smoking allowed on the terrace.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.