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The Florian Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 480 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The apartment 'Florian' 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.

Florian 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.

Florian is a romantic and welcoming apartment comprising: a cosy living room with a comfortable sofa bed (120 by 195), a small and fully-equipped kitchen with a balcony that offers a charming view of Florence, a bedroom with two single beds (85 by 200) that can be transformed into a double bed. A small entrance hall with a splendid view of the Duomo and one modern bathroom with shower complete the description of the apartment.

All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, american coffee, WiFI internet dsl no cable, air conditioning, safe, security door and intercom.

CLEANING FEE: 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 3.00 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 68449 / Homeaway 68449ha

Keywords: Apartment, , great view, new, elegant,one level,

panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,4 star

More Details

Owner
Luca
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 San Giovanni

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location! Easy to reach everywhere. Apartment is cute and clean. Although it was first time to visit frolence, I was so comfortable. Because of Luca who was owner of this apartment. He was so nice and friendy. I will stay Luca's apartment when I visit there again. Luca, sorry for taking a time to leave the comment. I love your apartment!!
Jun 2008
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is well designed with a window .You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed (1) or two single beds on request, Baby Cribs (1), A sofa bed (1) with a high quality Italian design, Baby Cribs on request (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • 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:
Windows in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, american coffee machine, Safe, Security door and intercom

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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The Florian Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 141 reviews
Amherst, NH, USA
5

Florian Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with in walking distance to all classic Florentine venues. Quiet building with easy access to buses to anywhere. Many breakfast outlets and restaurants closeby. The Duomo bells are silent at night. Nightlife at outdoor cafe on next block goes until late, ear plugs a good option if light sleeper. Remember that ground is floor 1! So a 4th floor walk up is really the fifth floor. Stairs are easy, well lit. Worth the climb! Friendly and helpful owner who speaks English. We will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2007
  • Date of Stay: March 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, thank you for your comment. I try to do my best. I hope to meet you again in Florence next future. Ciao Luca
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Right where you want to be!

  • 4 of 5

Location is everything in this walkable history and art filled city and this apartment delivers! The landlord was very easy to work with and made you feel right at home from the moment you arrived. We have rented over a dozen times through VRBO and Homeaway and I can tell you this is the place you want to rent in Florence. Don’t be thrown off by the 4 out of 5 star rating, I’m a tough grader. No issues, no surprises just a great experience all around. Ciao!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Right in the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

This is a romantic little place where you can open the windows during the day and see the Duomo, and watch the hustle and bustle of the street below, complete with street artists and fantastic live music. It is very close to all of the sights you want to see. Yet at night, when you want to sleep, you can close the wooden shutters, which completely block out all noise and light. It is at the top of an "old world" building with stone steps. Linens are high quality, bed is comfortable, everything is clean and in good repair. Luca explained everything to us very thoroughly upon arrival and was prompt. He even supplied a porter to take our bags up. This would not be a good apartment for someone who is mobility-challenged, as there is no elevator.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding rental!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment surpassed my high expectations. It is superbly located, very secure, clean & comfortable. Beds are comfortable, water pressure is good, the washing machine worked well and a fresh breeze blew through the apartment when we opened the windows and balcony door. The pictures don't do it justice. Luca is indeed a super host: from the time we booked until the day we left he was always very responsive and full of useful information. If you're going to Florence to see the sights, there is no better place to stay than here, on the Duomo piazza. Yes, there are plenty of stairs but unless you have a medical condition that precludes much exertion, that's no reason to pass up this gem. You will encounter similar--or much more imposing--stairs in the wonderful museums and monuments of Florence. Stairs and hills are part of the Florentine experience.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we met Luca and he showed us around the apartment we new this apartment was the perfect home base for us during our time in Florence. Luca was great. The apartment is located in a very central location with an amazing view of the Duomo! If you don't mind the 4 flights of stairs, which we got used to very quickly this is the perfect central location in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI, USA
5

Awesome property, location and host

  • 5 of 5

The 500 year old apartment is very charming (exposed brick, huge beams in the ceiling), and is centrally located right next to the Duomo. Lucas is a wonderful host, and conveniently for us, speaks english well. Could not recommend more strongly. One disclaimer: We didn't mind the walk at all, but if you have health issues, you should know that the apartment is on the 4th floor and you need to walk up the stairs to the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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...
Pitti Palace
Pitti Palace was the residence of the Medici family. Inside there are museums and the magnif...
Loggia dei Lanzi
The Loggia dei Lanzi is located in Piazza della Signoria. The statues inside are so beautifu...
Bargello Museum
It was the first government building in Florence
St. John's Baptistery
Don't miss the Gates of Paradise made by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Basilica di San Lorenzo
Full of works of art inside
Sant'Ambrogio
The best place with the Mercato Centrale for fruits and vegetables is the Mercato di Sant'Am...
Chiesa di Santa Croce
Accademia Gallery
The David of Michelangelo.
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 - Florian
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, Florian 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni, Florence Area

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 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£329
for 3 nights
From
£110
£702
£2,192
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£101
£614
£1,929
 
 
High season
20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£329
for 3 nights
From
£110
£702
£2,192
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
From
£105
£702
£2,192
 

Additional pricing information

Rental price per property and up to 3 pax.

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

Electricity Euros 0,40 x KiloWatt hour from June 1st to September 30th ( I will take charge of 2.00 euros per day )

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 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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