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The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The apartment 'Flora' is situated in Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Florence’s historical centre, on the 4th level ( no lift ) of a prestigious XVI century palace that once belonged to the Ghiberti family, one of Florence’s most important historical families, with easy steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival

From October 25 2009, Piazza del Duomo is a pedestrian area with all the advantages that an area like that can offer

Spending time in my apartment is to be accompanied by the shadow of the magnificent dome of Brunelleschi, the grandeur of Giotto’s belltower and the splendour of Vasari’s frescos, in an unforgettable dream that Florence will dream with you and bring you great joy and an even greater desire to return.

Flora directly faces the Duomo, giving you the sensation that you could reach out and touch its magnificent green and white marble facade.

The apartment has been completely restored in Florentine style, but with all modern comforts. Flora is a charming and elegant apartment comprising: a living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a modern and fully-equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom with a double bed (140x200), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds ( 85x200) that can be transformed into a double bed. 1 modern bathroom with shower, complete the description of the apartment. The apartment also boasts a splendid skylight with electronic controls that offers you a bird’s eye view of the famous Brunelleschi dome.

All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV,Dvd, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, safe, WiFi and cable internet dsl, security door and intercom.

FINAL CLEANING: Euros 50 upon arrival ( check-in ).

STAY TAX

The city of Florence has decided to extend the “Stay tax” (introduced in 2011) also to private rentals (on top of Hotels, B&B and so on..)

The tax is 2.50 EURO PER NIGHT/EACH GUEST for a max of 7 nights ( see my rental agreement for more info ).

If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group (max 7 people), please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 88148 / Homeaway 88148ha

Keywords: Apartment, great view, new, elegant,one level, panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,5 star

More Details

Owner
Luca
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Luca

My name is Luca and I was born in this magnificent palace in front of the Duomo and now with pleasure I propose my apartment for those who are attracted by the beauty of Florence and its history.

Luca purchased this apartment in 1810

Why Luca chose Florence Historic Centre

The entire top floor of the building belonged to my family for over 200 years

What makes this apartment unique

The best location in the Florence’s historical centre,

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Duomo in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed.You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) or two single beds on request, Double Beds (1) cm 140, Twin or Single Beds (1) or one king bed on request, Baby Cribs on request (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Window in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, safe, security door and intercom

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(91 traveller reviews)

The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo
average rating of 4.945055 based on 91 reviews
New Brighton, MN
5

Amazing! Highly recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was what we expected and more. The fact that you can open the windows in one of the bedrooms, see the duomo right in front of you, and hear the street musicians playing the violin was unforgettable. The apartment has all of the amenities, washer, hair dryer/straightening iron, dishwasher and more. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. Luca was extremely welcoming and a very informative host. He and a porter even met us at the door to help carry our bags up to the apartment. Thanks Luca!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver, BC
5

Great stay in Florence.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this apartment! The location was very convenient and we did not find the stairs a problem. Staying in such an historic building was a terrific experience for our family of four. We stayed three nights and had a great time. The apartment is very well maintained and clean. You will certainly hear noise from the area around the doumo at night and early in the morning but the curtains keep the room very dark and we slept well. There was one night where someone in the building had a loud party until early in the morning but Luca really isn't in control of that. If we return to Florence we would certainly stay here again. Luca was wonderful to deal with and our stay was very memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location. Cozy apartment

  • 5 of 5

Located just next to the Duomo, the apartment (historic bldg) is a 10 min walk from the train station. Most other key attractions are also within walking distance. Apt has all the basic necessities needed ( electric stove, microwave, fridge, washing machine and Wi-fi). Luca was a good host and explained everything. Skylights provide a nice view! Will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean apartment with amazing view of Duomo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from our trip to Florence, Italy. We chose to stay at Luca's apartment based on reviews from others who had stayed there. The place exceeded our expectations. It's clean and very comfortable. There is a small kitchen that has all the necessities you would need while there. We didn't cook but there is a stove and microwave if we wanted to. There is a small refrigerator as well. Luca met us there the first day and helped us carry our bags. He was very accommodating and prompt in his responses when I inquired about the property and again before we arrived to answer our questions. The apartment is in a great location - not only is the area gorgeous - but it's convenient. There are many restaurants and caffe's right outside the door, a supermarket is only a few blocks away. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed Florence and Luca's beautiful apartment as well as his hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment, great accommodation and a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We love to travel far and wide and take advantage of the life experience in far away places. When doing so in Florence our apartment provided by Luca was fantastic. The location, the view from the master bedroom, the immediate access to the treasures of Florence was the best we could hope for. Luca, the owners rep. Was most helpful in establishing our temporary home base that provided security, comfort and visual excitement. Great apartment, great accommodation and a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great central location, wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the apartment. It is the best possible central location in Florence (next to the Duomo) and the apartment itself was great. Luca was very responsive in communicating ahead of time and so kind when we met him to check-in. We didn't need his help after check in but he was available if needed. The apartment is clean and spacious enough. The stairs mentioned in other reviews were not a problem and a window there even offers another view of the Duomo. It's a wonderful apartment that we highly recommend. Our college age kids commented that they enjoyed staying there as it felt like we lived in Florence verses visiting when staying in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
11 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£337
for 3 nights
From
£112
£735
£2,422
 
 
High season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£130
£865
£2,768
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£337
for 3 nights
From
£112
£735
£2,422
 
 
High season
20 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£130
£865
£2,768
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£130
£865
£2,768
 

Additional pricing information

Rental price per property and up to 4 pax.

Please take note that the rates do not include electricity and final cleaning.

Electricity Euros 0,40 x kw (avarege price per week euros 15 in winter, 30 euros in summer)

Winter season: Heating included in the rental price.

Final cleaning Euros 50 upon arrival

Stay Tax: 2.50 euros per person per night for a max of 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Location

Il Duomo of Florence
"One of the most beautiful cathedral around the world - Santa Maria del Fiore - Few steps fro..."
Ponte Vecchio
"Amazing Ponte Vecchio "
Uffizi Gallery
"What else?"
Piazza della Signoria
"This unique square with the Palazzo vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi"
Palazzo Vecchio
"Palazzo Vecchio located in Piazza della Signoria, with its magnificent Salone del 500 decora..."
Loggia dei Lanzi
"The Loggia dei Lanzi is located in Piazza della Signoria. The statues inside are so beautifu..."
St. John's Baptistery
"Don't miss the Gates of Paradise made by Lorenzo Ghiberti"
Bargello Museum
"It was the first government building in Florence"
Basilica di San Lorenzo
"Full of works of art inside"
Basilica of Santa Croce
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Accademia Gallery
"The David of Michelangelo. "
Boboli Gardens
"The Medici's garden...."
Nearest Airport
7.45 Miles
Aeroporto di Firenze Galileo Galilei
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Stazione SMN
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Firenze Sud
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Versilia
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Flat - Flora
Nearest Point of Interest
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Gates of Paradise
Nearest Point of Interest
Giotto's Bell
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo del Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia Museum
Car: not necessary

Nearby Facilities, Flora apartment is situated in the historical heart of Florence and all the museums, art galleries and monuments are few minutes on foot. Tours of the Cupola, the Roof, and the Campanile of the Duomo are within 50 meters of the apartment. There are also banks, post offices, an hospital, chemistries, supermarkets, shops, live theater and cinemas

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