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The Flora Apartment give you the feeling to touch the Duomo

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 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.

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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

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5

Great location, but quiet for sleeping / comfortable beds/pillows.

  • 5 of 5

Luca is an extremely considerate host, even had someone available to carry our luggage up for us! Very thorough instructions for apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

well designed, equipped plus LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in self service apartments in Berlin, Paris and Budapest. Luca's Flora is better designed and equipped than all of them:

- 2 bedrooms, accommodates 4, with skylights (makes the rooms dark) and a.c. in each.

- satellite TV and good wifi, tour books

- all of the kitchen equipment needed to make meals and a supermarket around the corner. Includes a dishwasher and an espresso coffee maker!

Being beside the Duomo was a major advantage. We were first in line and last to leave. Flora is also close to the Mercato Centrale (for dinner) and the Ponte Vecchio.

87 steps is not a long way to go for a view of the Duomo and one of the best locations in Firenze. Luca was accommodating, communicates well in English and a good guide on what to do in Florence. I recommend his unit highly and hope to see him again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We really enjoyed our stay at Luca's beautiful apartment. The location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. You could not have asked for a more perfect location and more amicable host. The apartment was clean and although in the center of all the action, completely quiet. Thank you, Luca for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved The Flora!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at The Flora which is right across from Duomo, the Cathedral church. Luca the owner is prompt in communication. He is very nice and he answered all my inquiries even before I made the reservations. He met us when we arrived and helped us with our heavy luggage. Luca explained all the details regarding the apartment which is beautiful, clean and well equipped. He even came to the apartment to fix a minor problem. We felt safe walking around Florence.

We would definitely return to this place next time we visit Florence but will remember to bring a light luggage or a backpack since the apartment does not have a lift. It has 87 steps but the apartment is worth the climb.

Thanks Luca and hope to see you and stay at The Flora again someday. Ciao!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

In the shadow of the Duomo!

  • 5 of 5

The Flora apartment was everything we expected. The solid walls and heavy duty windows kept the city noise out from down below. The rooms were comfortable, the kitchen and restroom were updated and practical. The drawback of the four floors of steps was diminished by the closeness and the beautiful views of the Duomo. Luca was very helpful and made our check in/out process extremely easy. Thank you Luca.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN USA
5

Location, Location, Luca

  • 5 of 5

Luca's apartment was spectacular! The location is unsurpassed. You had the option of keeping windows open and listenting to remarkable street music or closing them for complete silence. The view was incomparable and it was easy to get everywhere from the great panini place down the street to gelato a few feet away. Every day we were near where we wanted to be. The apartment is so centrally located and if we were ever lost we just looked up and followed the Duomo. Luca was incredibly helpul, gracious and charming. The apartment was clean, comfortable and provided everything we needed. I found out about this apartment from a friend across the country and then found my BFF also stayed there. No question! Book it and do it early.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • 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
 
High season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£841
£2,656
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£752
£2,479
 
 
High season
20 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£841
£2,656
 
 
Low season
11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£752
£2,479
 
 
High season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£841
£2,656
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£752
£2,479
 
 
High season
20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£841
£2,656
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£372
for 3 nights
From
£124
£841
£2,656
 

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 KiloWatt hour (avarege price per week euros 15 in winter, 50 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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