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Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo

The apartment, (55 square meter - 592 square feet ) is situated in the historical centre of Florence. It is located at the 4th floor (without elevator). From the balcony and the roof terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and its monuments. From the living room five stairs take you on the lovely roof terrace with the view of Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, San Lorenzo church (Medici Chapel) and the hills around Florence. The apartment has a living/dining room, a bedroom, a fully equiped kitchen, large enough for you to self-cater (seats 4) and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment has parquet floors, air conditioning and heating, wi fi internet access, coffee, espresso, tea. There are many travel guides in the unit for easy reference. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and the views are spectacular. Even the shower has a window with a view! Most of the major attractions are easily reachable within walking distance (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia). The stairs (73) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...


Owner
Giovanni Paxia
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Giovanni Paxia

I have been dealing with management activities for many years in companies operating in consulting and design services for cultural and educational Private and Public Companies.

I worked with several companies and organizations for the design and delivery of classroom modules in organizational behavior

Giovanni Paxia purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Giovanni Paxia chose Historic Center

First time I saw this property, I realized it was the perfect place for everybody wants to spend some days in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

It's quite unique to find in Florence an apartment with a balcony and a terrace where you can enjoy a view of Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore, the bell tower of Giotto and the Baptystery and the church of San Lorenzo.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Duomo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Even the shower (large and comfortable) has a window with a view!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • The shades in the bedroom do a great job of keeping it dark when you want it to be.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Notes:
A mobile telephone is available in the apartment. Booklet with instruction for using the house equipment

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(125 traveller reviews)

Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view
average rating of 4.936 based on 125 reviews
5

Superb apartment in ideal location, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

1 bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a balcony, living room with pullout couch, full kitchen, laundry access, large bathroom and a rooftop terrace with 360 view of San Lorenzo and the Duomo. The host/owner Giovanni is a delightful gentleman who welcomed us with a tour of the apartment, a bottle of chianti and a cellphone to make local calls. He'll ask for your passport info in advance as is standard practice. Yes, it really is 70+ steps up to the apartment and no elevator. So, pack wisely and know that you'll be walking those steps a few times a day. We could not have asked for more, this apartment is a perfect home base for all the sites and a lovely place to relax and rest. Thank you Giovanni for sharing your apartment, we'll miss it!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This charming apartment was in the perfect location for exploring Florence. The 2 terraces offered wonderful views and we sat out each evening enjoying the warm weather. There were so many extras provided in every room that it was one of the best-equipped places that we have ever stayed. The stairs were daunting when we arrived but Giovanni - a warm and welcoming host - helped with our luggage. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutly loved this apartment. The location was wonderful, it was quiet, the two terraces were lovely. One had a table for eating and the views of the Duomo and Campanile were breath taking. The bed was comfortable.The apt was well stocked so getting started was easy. Giovani who greeted us was warm and even provided a phone to get a hold of him if needed. The many steps were not a barrier for us seniors, instead they were a path to our own little quiet place in the center of the city. Grazie mille.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment in excellent location. Giovanni great host. Nice roof terrace with good views of the duomo and bell tower. Highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location. Loved the rooftop balcony!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four had a great stay at this lovely apartment. Great location and clean. Good communication with the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Flawless Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful apartment and again we could not have asked for more. We had arranged for nine nights but ended up spending eleven because of Air France - but Giovanni was so responsive and helpful in arranging/rearranging the taxi and allowing us to extend our stay in his apartment. It was wonderful, can't think anywhere I would rather stay in Florence. Right on one of the main streets off the Duomo but only foot traffic. Surrounded by great restaurants, gelato shops, grocery store, you could literally never leave your street and have a wonderful Italian vacation. We will be longing to return not only to Italy but to this perfect apartment in Florence. Thank you Giovanni for helping make such a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Via de' Ginori
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sergio Gozzi
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

If you like cooking, you will find everything you need in Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo (central market), the main market for food, 100 mt from home. The market was built in the second half of the XIX century, at the time when Florence was capital of the nation. The market offers meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese of the best qualities at cheap prices. It is the traditional market used by people living in the town. It is open only in the morning till two pm. If you prefer to do the shopping in a self-service minimarket, there are two great supermarkets right near by.

Close to the front door (to the left leaving the building) there is one of the most equipped cd-DVD shops in town (Alberti). And a TIM shop (mobile phone service).

Many restaurants and pizzerias are available nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Duomo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$131
A$802
A$2,623
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$131
A$802
A$2,186
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$168
A$1,122
A$3,206
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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