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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
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

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 Florence Historic Centre

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
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
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 4.9323306 based on 133 reviews
5

Clean, convenient home with a view

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so easy. Giovanni was out of town so Helen met us at the apartment. Helen, an expat, explained where everything was and gave us the “how to” booklet.

Internet was fast and the house had everything you needed including feather pillows!

The apartment is at the top of the building but there are plenty of landings to rest and it does get easier.....but what a view! The roof deck is the perfect place for an afternoon rest with a Campari and a book and we had breakfast on the balcony every morning. I liked hearing Firenze coming to life.

The house is perfectly located. There are lots of restaurants nearby, we ate a lot in at the restaurant right outside the front door, their pizzas were great. There is a Conad supermarket 4 doors down on the way to the Doumo and the market is around the corner on the left.

Loved the house, the host and the little touches like the mobile phone for local calls, washing machine with powder etc.

All in all a great stay that I will be repeating.

Thank you for everything.

Deryn

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Simply a wonderful place to stay, and Giovanni is very helpful. We hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to experience the best of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We left Florence two days ago after a 5 night stay. The Duomo was just 2 blocks away and we had gorgeous views of the dome and tower (especially at night) from the balcony and rooftop deck. Our host Giovani was clearly committed to enhancing our stay. This was reflected in emails, texts, and in-person contact. He cares. In addition he provided extraordinary support after our disaster in the train station (stolen passports).

The apartment is updated with full supplied kitchen, large bathroom with walk- in tile shower, abundant hot water, comfortable bed and furniture. Safety locks ++++. The VRBO pics and descriptions reflect this apartment accurately. There were no surprises.

Location makes all the difference. Within 4-8 blocks: Duomo Cathedral, Duomo Museum, Baptistry, Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo Market, two grocery stores (including an Eataly), pharmacy, multiple eat-in and eat-out restaurants, three major plazas, Academia Museum (David), Uffizi, and more. A gelato shop is right at the street.

Special times with wine and cheese on the balcony in the evening atop the activities below made Florence "come alive".

While being high in Florence is +++++, we did have to climb stairs to get there!. In Europe terms the apartment is 4th floor. By US definitions it is 5 1/2. Giovanni is straight about the steps- all 73. We got added bonus of improved leg strength and "wind".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace above Florence

  • 5 of 5

Giovanni was extremely prompt at answering questions during the booking process and during our stay. This was much appreciated since we had to delay our stay by 1 year.

We frequently rent flats and this was the most well stocked with foodstuffs such as olive oil, coffee, tea, spices and sundries for kitchen and bath.

The flat was tastefully decorated and very functional with two outdoor spaces. We ate our dinners outside on a couple of evenings outside and would have more if the weather wasn't so hot. The air conditioner in the bedroom and lounge was more that adequate. The pedestrianized street below was crowded with tourists, but it was quiet in the unit.

Thank You Giovanni! We will return; just not in the summer more because of the crowds that the heat. I would not recommend the flat to persons with mobility problems as it is on the 4th floor( 5th American) and each flight has about 20 steps.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rooftop patio the highlight of our Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a really good location. Everything was as advertised. The kitchen was well stocked and everything worked. Giovanni was a great host, he provided lots of info and even a cell phone to use while in Florence. But what put the apartment over the top for us was the rooftop terrace with a view of the Duomo dome and bell tower. Four of our 5 evenings in Florence we were up there with a bottle of wine and two of the nights we made our own dinner and sat up there. We will come back here our next trip to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Lovely Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a perfect location in the heart of Florence. The apartment has everything supplied to make your stay very pleasant indeed. The views from the terrace and balcony especially at night are stunning. There are a lot of stairs to climb but we didn't find this a problem and it meant that you were above all the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below. We look forward to returning - enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£241
for 3 nights
From
£80
£491
£1,608
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£241
for 3 nights
From
£80
£491
£1,340
 
 
Tariffa per notte
18 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£308
for 3 nights
From
£103
£688
£1,965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£308
for 3 nights
From
£103
£688
£1,965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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