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New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo

Bedrooms 3
Space 140 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms in historic center sleeps up to 9 full Air Condit

This important brand new 3 bedroom apartment is Located in the 'piano nobile' of count Franchini Stappo's Palace. Built in the 'Firenze capitale' architectural style (neo rinascimento fiorentino), this property is very sunny bright and spacious, and, quite an unique feature for an historic building, it has a modern and functional elevator. The apartment (153 yards,140 square meters with 14,7 feet high ceilings) is fully air conditioned and high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy) and located in the center of Florence a short walk from the Duomo at the noble floor of a 1850 aristocratic building. A crystal Elevator has just been installed and it is ready to use. It is very rare to find an historic building in the center of Florence which has an elevator. This apartment has very luxury features such as top end bathrooms (Devon & Devon equipment), top quality beds and mattresses, quarter-sawn white oak floors in a herringbone pattern throughout, high end kitchen with marble top, very high ceilings (14,7 feet! 4,50 metres!), Washing machine and a new DRYER, beautiful rich stuccos and many antique paintings and furnitures ect. NO cheap quality furnitures. As a matter of fact, this apartment was until very recently the private home of a count of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The very large windows of the big drawing room and of 2 of the bedrooms look into a nice large historic street with some trees and classic buildings. This very bright sunny and spacious three large bedrooms property is articulated on one level only which is suitable for people with reduced mobility, it is fully air conditioned (every room can choose its temperature) and has a top speed WIFI. The third bedroom is separate by a corridor which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a group of friends or a large family with children. The house is in the most beautiful safe and sought after residential area in the historical centre of Florence. It is very close to Four Seasons hotel, next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue and the main museums and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio. One of the best ice cream maker is just on block away and the wonderful freshfood farmer market of Sant'Ambrogio just 2 bloks away. There is also an organic food shop and restaurant 50 metres away. It is a very Florentine part of the town, where real Florentines still live. It is possible to rent a private parking for 25€/day in the historic garden downstairs.

An important factor to consider in order to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status

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Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Guido

Former European Union official at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1860

Why Guido chose Sant' Ambrogio

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built around 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

It is a great opportunity to live in an autentic historic palace of local aristocracy in a very florentine area known as Piazza d'Azeglio. Unique Bighteness, huges windows and very high ceilings (4,50 Metres!). The property is PERSONALLY and carefully managed by the owner and this guarantee an unique and fast responsiveness to the guests questions and needs. Full appliances dish washer, washing machine abs dryer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Sant' Ambrogio, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , very large shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , luxury devon and devon bath (aurora model)
  • The shower in the second bathroom is very large. You can check out on google the luxury tub of the first bathroom. It is the Aurora model of devon and devon (just google Aurora devon and devon)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , foldable single bed in the drawing room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , crib on demand child bed on demand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 1 child bed , 140 cm width each. child bed on demand
  • The queen beds of the second bedroom are 140 cm wide. There is a foldable single bed which can be placed in the master bedroom suitable for a teenager child. (width 75 centimetres). There is the possibility of having an extra crib on demand or a child bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Renters must be over 25 years old unless accompained by adults. Stricly non smokers no pets


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average rating of 4.892857 based on 84 reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Most Chic Apartment I've Ever Rented

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our glorious week in Florence. One of the highlights was undoubtedly staying in this apartment. The ceilings were just so...grand. One of my only regrets was not preparing a meal in the fully-equipped chef's kitchen. Staying here makes you feel as though you're not staying in a random HomeAway rental - but instead, in your chic uncle's apartment. Guido, the consummate host, has incredible taste and every inch of the unit is well done. One block away was Caesarino, which may have been the best meal we had while in town (don't miss the gnocchi with black truffles). A 15 minute walk to the Duomo, there are amazing markets, gelato shops, bakeries and cafes 2 minutes away. If ANYONE I know has plans to return to Florence, I'll recommend this apartment. Truly can't say enough good things.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Kate, i just red your review and... WOW!!! you really did my day! many, many sincere thanks for taking the time to write one of the nicest review i have ever had. best wishes
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Impressive apartment in great location in Florentine neighborhood with easy access to sights.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family holiday spent exploring Florence and surrounding areas. The apartment is bright and spacious and the location is perfect. We enjoyed time there relaxing after walking the city for a full day before enjoying a delicious dinner at one of the many lovely restaurants and trattorias nearby. In the morning it was a few minutes in any direction to reach coffee shops, the organic food store, a local Tuscan food market, the 6 day a week fresh food market or the Coop supermarket, you are spoiled for choice to buy breakfast! We enjoy staying in local neighborhoods to get a real feel of the city and shop where the local residents go. It is also a very easy and safe walk to all the main sights of the city, Florence is best explored on foot. Guido met us and explained everything about the apartment and made us feel very welcome. Our only comment on something to improve would be to check the bathroom doors as they were stiff to close. A great time was had by us all and we have come home with wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large comfortable place

  • 4 of 5

Guido, the host, is super responsive which makes one feel at ease. Place is very large and comfortable beds. Has two baths but one is more of a tub with handheld but still very clean and useful. Stayed with my family of 4 and my sister's family of 4 and it was large enough for all of us. Pretty good location but still about 10+ minute walk to main attractions. There is a nearby supermarket that we walked to which is nice.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Willard, thanks for your review. I am pleased you found the place large, comfortable and very clean. Please allow me just to point out, for future guests, that the second bathroom is full: large tub, WC, sink. it has antic marble floor and its irregular proportions (as shown in the photos) reflect the spirit of the 19th century houses. The location, as you correctly say and as specified in the listing, is a 10/15 minutes from the Duomo, the Uffizi and other attraction. To be even more precise it is 0,7 miles walking distance from the piazza del Duomo. I hope next time you will rate it 5 stars as the grand majority of my guests. thanks and kind regards
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Gorgeous accommodations, just as advertised, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment, well located and very well appointed. Guido was super helpful throughout the process. Travel is so much nicer when you feel like you're part of the neighborhood and that's exactly how this felt--- letting yourself in off the street with your key fob and then a few steps to your home in Florence. Easy walk to everywhere and some real jewels right in the neighborhood (independently recommended to us by several Florentines). Best morning coffee and pastries at Serafini Caffe Pastricceria, best gelato in the city (!) Gelateria de Medici and a great restaurant literally just around the corner (Trattoria Cesarino). Also a special shoutout (because these were so helpful to me when I was planning my trip) to Freya's Florence for guided tours of all types (Taste of Tuscany with Toni was over the top delicious!) and to a small paper/stationary shop, Il Papiro, where we purchased many gifts and enjoyed a demonstration by the owner on making one of a kind marbled paper for book covers, book marks, ornaments, etc). I've stayed in VRBO's in many cities around the world and I can assure you that you're be very happy with this choice!

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean, many thanks for your nice review!
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Beautiful and Modern Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Large spacious apartment comfortably furnished. Within walking distance to area attractions that can be reached within 15-30 minutes. Safe and secure. Would certainly stay here again. Guido was always quick to respond and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Scott, many thanks for you nice review. Just allow me to clarify once again, for future guests, that the Duomo square and Accademia ( where the David is) are at O,7 mile (1km), which means no more than a pleasant 15 minute walk in a nice area with traffic restrictions. Only the area on the other side of the arno will need around 25 minutes walking. there are however many busses very close that will leave you just in oltrarno
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Brussels, Belgium

An elegant place inspiring Florentine nobility!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this elegant apartment with my wife and kids in the Autumn break 2017. It has been an unforgettable experience. The three-bedroom apartment is on the first floor of a renovated classical Florentine palazzo that belongs to a noble family with roots in 16th century Verona. The owner, a charming sartorial Count of local aristocracy who lives on the upper floors, has an immensely fine taste in art, music (he is an accomplished classical and jazz pianist and saxophonist), good food and, obviously, interior design! The building is located in an upmarket neighbourhood in the historical centre of Florence. A 10-minute walk from the Duomo, the area does not suffocate by the omnipresent hordes of tourists, but remains classy and discretely quiet. There are a few nice restaurants and cafés in the surrounding streets and a beautiful 19-century park with children attractions at a 3-minutes walk. Living there gives you a full immersion into stylish Florentine everyday living. It was a distinctive experience to walk across the street in the morning into the local bakery or the street market and mingle with relaxed morning local shoppers from this elegant neighborhood. The interior of the flat is outstanding. Fine art decoration is everywhere, on the walls, on the side tables, on the dressers. The ceilings are 4-meter high. The large red-wall living-room is bathed by the sunlight in the morning and becomes a cosy place to read a book or watch TV in the evening – when you decide to call it a day. The high-speed wi-fi connection is excellent and the satellite TV provides coverage of all major international channels. The three bedrooms are equipped with king-size beds and fine bedding linen. A walk-in dressing closet with full-body mirrors allows you to store your clothes and to get dressed in style, thus keeping the apartment neat from suitcases lying on the floor. The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, while a dining room adorned with a large round table sitting eight guests is where you will share culinary quality time with your family and friends - trust the local street market for extra-quality local fresh produce. The two master bedrooms are separately located on either sides of the apartment, which ensures privacy when two families are holidaying together. In a few words, if you want to live your myth in Florence with style and elegance, this is the place I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Dimitri, a very very big thanks for this outstanding review which is with no doubt the best review i had out of my 80 something reviews. Thanks also for taking the time to write such a long and precise description of the area and of the apartment. Nevertheless, please allow me to clarify for future guests that the satellite tv will no longer be available from the next week. I hope your trip back home was good and to see you back here one day kindest regards
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
1926 Via Giovan Battista Niccolini
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to beatiful Piazza d'Azeglio and a short walk from the Duomo, (0,6 mile) in a very lively and though very quite neigbouroughs, one of the few areas very close to a children playground in the green. Plenty of restaurants, bars, bakeries, fresh food market, supermarkets, traditional ice cream makers. walking distance from all the museums and historic attractions.

Two blocks from the best fresh food market (S. Ambrogio).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$186.55

After sending the advance you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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