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Perfect Sunny Terrace Above Florence In Central Piazza A/C Wifi Washer Dryer

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Miravista Apartment Terrace Palazzo Santa Croce 2 Bedrms 2 Baths A/C Wifi Washer

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Enjoy stunning views of architectural treasures and of the surrounding hills may be enjoyed from the large terrace and from every window. Very bright. This historic palace in Piazza Santa Croce contains totally up-to-date apartments in central Florence, Italy. Not only are the furnishings luxurious, the views over the piazza to the handsome medieval church are breathtaking. Each apartment features its own historic atmosphere with Renaissance murals, family heirloom antiques, and talented decorating. Many guests spend the season here, returning year after year.


Conveniently located in the heart of the historical center of Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce, the palazzo is a landmark Renaissance Palazzo, and one of the few left in the historic center of Florence with a dramatic frescoed facade.


Many people passing through Piazza Santa Croce notice Giovanni di Ser Giovanni`s 1620 frescoes on the overhanging facade this handsome building, but few realize they can actually stay here.


Fifth-floor (North American) penthouse, with elevator.

The living room has a casually elegant feel because it its high ceilings and architectural details. You have to love the terrace where you can enjoy the Tuscan sun and watch the activity in the Piazza Santa Croce.

Two bedrooms: master bedroom overlooks inner courtyard with queen size bed that can be divided to form two singles the second bedroom overlooks the piazza and has two singes that can be joined to form a queen. Bathrooms: one with tub/shower and one with shower.

The living/dining room with working fireplace retains the structure and the columns of the Palazzo`s Renaissance loggia. Fully equipped kitchen. Independent heating and air conditioners.


Dishwasher, washer/dryer machine, oven, microwave oven, toaster, American coffee maker. Satellite TV, stereo hi-fi, CD and DVD players, high speed wireless connection, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. Use of Palazzo private Gym.

More Details

Property Manager
Pat Byrne
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2018

About Pat Byrne

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

We offer only short term rentals that we carefully hand pick for their locations, furnishings, amenities, and that we can personally recommend and would want to stay in ourselves. We travel frequently to inspect, and usually stay in, the rentals we represent. We select vacation rentals that offer charm, good locations, cleanliness, quality furnishings and hospitable welcomes. We count the number of steps up to the property, check the size of the refrigerator, shower, listen for noise, inventory the kitchen equipment and even inspect the mattresses. This is our most important point of differentiation which sets us apart from many other vacation rental firms. Even with careful advance research and personal connections, we still choose to not represent more than 50% of the properties we visit. And, once we agree to represent a property we regularly re-inspect it to ensure our standards are being met.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce in Santa Croce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late check in after 8pm with advance arrangement and fee paid on site.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed can be divided into two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two singles can be joined to form queen
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Perfect Sunny Terrace Above Florence In Central Piazza A/C Wifi Washer Dryer
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apartment, just what we expected from Italy Perfect. The apartment was spacious and beautifully decorated, there was nothing we wanted for. The balcony was bliss, great for breakfast, and to chill out after a day of sightseeing, we had front row seats to watch a festival, all in costume, layout in the square. Location was perfect to take in all the beauty that is Florence. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, for price ranges. We would highly recommend this very special apartment, you would not be disappointed. And thanks to our greeter, Cecile, who was most helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Good apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was well equipped and very clean. Very busy location but central to all sites and the good windows kept out noise. Manager was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! The Italy Perfect Team
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Palazzo Santa Croce

  • 5 of 5

The central location of the Palazzo can't be beat! And the history surrounding the building and the frescoes is so interesting!

We originally booked Santa Croce Paradiso but, since my husband is a very light sleeper, found that the revelers in the Piazza were too boisterous for us to sleep well. We approached the managers - as well as copying Pat on our email - and they could NOT have been more lovely or helpful in providing us with an alternative. We moved to the Belvedere and were thrilled with it! It doesn't look over the Piazza, which was just fine with us, but it has a southerly facing terrace and was extremely quiet. Not to mention darling! Love the colors.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the apartment has everything one needs for a lovely holiday. It was clean and well appointed. And the appliances all worked well. It's clear the owners manage this building with great care.

The restaurant directly downstairs, Boccadama, is pretty good and the workers are extremely pleasant. One night we ordered pizza from them and they let us take the dishes up to our terrace so we could dine privately - we just had to return everything the next day!

Also, Boutique Nadine was a great little find. And Osteria dei Benci is fantastic at lunch.

I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect! Pat was a complete joy to work with!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jann. It was great to work with you! The Italy Perfect Team
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Austin TX

Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped. It was located in a historic palazzo turned into apartments on the Piazza Santa Croce. Our interests were in history, art, and architecture so the location was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere and even manage one of our party in a wheelchair. There is a "super" market a few blocks away for anything from staples to fine wine. We ate well everyday in a restaurant near our morning excursions, so all over the historic area. Food was great everywhere. Our travel companions are world-class consumers of gelato and give world-class honors to the small gelateria around the corner, facing the convent associated with Santa Croce. The folks at Italy Perfect were very helpful. And, yes, I would certainly seek them out again and recommend them to friends.

Carol, Central Oregon, USA

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week inBelvedere

  • 5 of 5

When we rented the apartment in Florence we had no idea just how much it would enhance our stay. Each day we returned to our HOME with appetizers in hand. Then we would sit on our private terrace, enjoying wonderful italian cheeses and wine while discussing our day. We were traveling with 2 twenty year olds and had we all returned to separate hotel rooms our experience would not have been shared or enjoyed nearly as much. We will travel this way from now on.

Mary, Texas

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [Thank you so much, Mary. Your appetizers on the terrace sound delicious. Nice to enjoy with your 20 year olds rather than be separated. Please come again! The Italy Perfect Team]
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Awesome Stay in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

On the advice of two friends who rented an apartment in Firenze through Italy Perfect in 2013 I did the same for October 2015. For four weeks I stayed in the Palazzo Santa Croce in Firenze in a beautiful apartment on the third floor with a charming sitting room, large southern exposed terrace, small but superb kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owners of the Palazzo had left nothing to chance; everything was perfect, nothing was missing. It was a joy to return to such lovely surroundings every day. Danish and Scottish friends came to stay, and whether we ate out or in, all was most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [It was a pleasure to work with you, Benedicte. The Italy Perfect Team]
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

The price includes, booking fee, transaction fee, credit card fee, key holder fee, greeting fee,WiFi/internet, final cleaning, linens and towels.

Not included is the security deposit, utilities, phone charges and considerable costs attributed to lost keys. Florence city hospitality tax deducted from security deposit. For stays of 30 or more days there is a 1% tax paid in cash at check in.

The security deposit is €400 for up to a 1 week stay, €600 for over 1 week stay and is paid with cash or travelers check only at check in. Security deposit less expenses will be returned at checkout either in cash or travelers checks. The security deposit for the loaner cell phone is €50 paid in cash only at check in.

The office is open for check in between 2-7pm Monday-Friday; weekend arrivals are by appointment. Early luggage drop off is available before 2pm. Arrivals after 7pm are by appointment only at an additional charge of €50 paid in cash at check in. No arrivals after 11pm.

Manager'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.