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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo

The apartment, (55 square meter - 592 square feet ) is situated in the historical centre of Florence. It is located at the 4th floor (without elevator). From the balcony and the roof terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and its monuments. From the living room five stairs take you on the lovely roof terrace with the view of Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, San Lorenzo church (Medici Chapel) and the hills around Florence. The apartment has a living/dining room, a bedroom, a fully equiped kitchen, large enough for you to self-cater (seats 4) and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment has parquet floors, air conditioning and heating, wi fi internet access, coffee, espresso, tea. There are many travel guides in the unit for easy reference. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and the views are spectacular. Even the shower has a window with a view! Most of the major attractions are easily reachable within walking distance (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia). The stairs (73) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...


Owner
Giovanni Paxia
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Giovanni Paxia

I have been dealing with management activities for many years in companies operating in consulting and design services for cultural and educational Private and Public Companies.

I worked with several companies and organizations for the design and delivery of classroom modules in organizational behavior

Giovanni Paxia purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Giovanni Paxia chose Duomo

First time I saw this property, I realized it was the perfect place for everybody wants to spend some days in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

It's quite unique to find in Florence an apartment with a balcony and a terrace where you can enjoy a view of Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore, the bell tower of Giotto and the Baptystery and the church of San Lorenzo.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Even the shower (large and comfortable) has a window with a view!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The shades in the bedroom do a great job of keeping it dark when you want it to be.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Notes:
A mobile telephone is available in the apartment. Booklet with instruction for using the house equipment

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
average rating of 4.9246573 based on 146 reviews
4

Very Good, excellent location.. Giovanni is a great host!!

  • 4 of 5

I would review this apartment to everyone.

The 73 stairs are a challenge but the location is worth it.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham
5

All you will ever need.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Giovanni’s apartment, it is situated in the historic centre of Florence, the view from the balcony is of the Duomo, what more could you ask ..? The apartment is perfect for two people,perhaps with a child. It has everything you need. Washer , dishwasher ironing board ( table top ) hair dryer. The only downside is the 70plus steps up to Apartment, no issue if you’re relatively fit but no good if you’re infirm. Giovanni is a superb host We will be booking again...!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saginaw, Michigan
5

A wonderful apartment with a great host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for two weeks and were completely at home (if home had stunning views of Florence).

Giovanni graciously gave us homemade marmalade and a bottle of wine to enjoy. The kitchen has great amenities and a good pantry. I cooked several times during our stay.

The balcony table was a perfect place to dine, while the terrace provided comfortable seating and fantastic views to enjoy a glass of wine.

We found the rest of the apartment very comfortable and enjoyed the large shower. It is in a good location and Giovanni is a conscientious and gracious host. We hope to be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Desert Hot Springs
5

Amazing Apartment, Best Central Location

  • 5 of 5

Of all the apartments we rented during our three weeks in Italy, this was our favorite. As long as you can manage the stairs, the reward of this perfect apartment is so worth it. The bedroom is roomy and the bed very comfortable. The balcony off the bedroom is an added bonus. The kitchen was well stocked. The bathroom is large and the shower was the biggest of all the apartments we stayed in. The living area has a comfortable couch and access to a lovely upper deck with 360 views of the Florentine rooftops, including the Duomo. The location couldn’t be better: walking distance to SMN train station, and just minutes walking to Mercato Centrale, Ponte Vecchio, the Accademia and every other site you’ll want to visit. Our host Giovanni was very helpful and communicated consistently before our arrival and was available to us for anything while we were there. We give it 6 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing property in an amazing city!

  • 5 of 5

If you can physically handle climbing 70+ steps, you need search no further. This property is ideally located with two terraces that offer beautiful views of the Duomo and the Campanile. Giovanni met us at the apartment and showed us everything we needed to know. Exceptionally well equipped kitchen and large tile shower with plenty of hot water. Easy walk to train station. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, California
5

Worth the climb!

  • 5 of 5

This small apartment punches above its weight, feeling more like a thousand square feet than nearly 600. You have everything you need, though new close hangers and glassware would be a plus.

Air conditioning in each room is easy to use and a must for the warm days (even in April). The house really shines at night where you can people watch from the lower deck or view the magic of the Florentine rooftops from the top deck!

We found it easy enough but remember there are two sets of numbers, one for business and one for residential. In this case 15 is next the Smallzi gelatoria.

Giovanni was very easy to reach and very responsive. He will share recommendations about the local area. He also provided a local cell phone that you can use for local calling.

Believe everything they say about the steps! Narrow, numerous and steep, but a hidden gem awaits at the top...don't let the steps keep you away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Via de' Ginori
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sergio Gozzi
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

If you like cooking, you will find everything you need in Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo (central market), the main market for food, 100 mt from home. The market was built in the second half of the XIX century, at the time when Florence was capital of the nation. The market offers meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese of the best qualities at cheap prices. It is the traditional market used by people living in the town. It is open only in the morning till two pm. If you prefer to do the shopping in a self-service minimarket, there are two great supermarkets right near by.

Close to the front door (to the left leaving the building) there is one of the most equipped cd-DVD shops in town (Alberti). And a TIM shop (mobile phone service).

Many restaurants and pizzerias are available nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Duomo, Florence

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£537
£1,432
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£537
£1,432
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£107
£716
£2,147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental rate includes TAXES (see below), electricity, gas, heating and air conditioning, final cleaning,internet access).

FLORENCE CITY TAX: 3 Euro per person per night up to a maximum of 7 nights (after that, no tax).
Children under 12 are exempt.
THIS AMOUNT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE.
We collect it and pay it to the City Government every month.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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